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University of Cumbria

Global Business Management (top-up)

UCAS Code: N321

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Business studies

**Programme Features**

As a graduate of the Global Business Management (Top-Up) programme, you will be enterprising and entrepreneurial in spirit. You will develop a global view of the challenges and opportunities in the world of global business. On completion of this programme, you will be able to cohesively integrate your knowledge of global business management and leadership in small, medium or large organisations. You will develop the knowledge, skills and aptitude to work across local, regional, national and international (especially cross-cultural) boundaries.

In this award, consideration is given to the functions of management, strategy, human resources management, entrepreneurship and marketing subject areas. You are encouraged to critically evaluate creative and sustainable solutions to contemporary global business issues. These are researched in association with work based projects that consider cultural, legal, ethical and professional practice across a range of international contexts. The use of sophisticated and authentic scenarios and employer led projects will enable you to refine your graduate employability skills and confidence. Finally, we approach the delivery of learning using examples from public, private and third stream organisational perspectives. Therefore, this programme of study equips you for careers in diverse international organisations.

This award provides an internationalisation of the curriculum including cross-cultural awareness and engagement, creating a rich setting for the interchange of ideas and academic concepts, and applying them to multinational and global settings.

The BA (Hons) Global Business Management (Top-Up) also addresses the University's portfolio themes of Physical and mental health and well-being, Innovation and entrepreneurship, Environment and sustainability. This programme has also incorporated curriculum focus areas such as Creativity and leadership skills, Employability and graduate attributes, Partnerships with industry and community. The programme has been designed in consultation with industry professionals and employer's participation. During the delivery of the programme, there will also be opportunity to include guest lectures from these specialists in their field.

You will work both individually and in groups. Working with a diverse range of team members provides authentic scenarios and challenges that you will face in your future career. Critically reflecting on how to work in such situations provides consolidation of learning and develops skills which will stay with you throughout your professional career.

Learning, teaching and assessment of this programme is designed to provide highly engaging means of enhancing the cohesion of your year group, drawing together the themes that emerge from the modules that make up the programme, and considerably augments your graduate-level employability. The emphasis is on building on your existing competencies to achieve graduate level skills and attributes.

**Course Overview**

- A holistic view of business needs and solutions encompassing a broad range of functional specialisms

- Module delivery by a range of industry professionals and research active academics

- Opportunities in engagement of work related learning

- Industry and Employer participation

Modules

As a graduate of BA (Hons) Global Business Management (Top-Up), you will be enterprising and entrepreneurial in spirit. You will develop a global view of the challenges and opportunities in the world of global business. On completion of this programme, you will be able to cohesively integrate your knowledge of global business management and leadership in small, medium or large organisations. You will develop the knowledge, skills and aptitude to work across local, regional, national and international (especially cross-cultural) boundaries. In this award, consideration is given to the functions of management across strategy, human resources and marketing activities. You are encouraged to critically evaluate creative and sustainable solutions to contemporary global business issues. There may be opportunities for the use of sophisticated and authentic scenarios and employer led projects will enable you to refine your graduate employability skills and confidence. Finally, we approach the delivery of learning using examples from public, private and third stream organisational perspectives. Therefore, this programme of study equips you for careers in diverse international organisations This award provides an internationalisation of the syllabus including cross-cultural awareness and engagement creates a ‘fertile ground’ for the interchange of ideas and develops stakeholder theory as applied to multinational and global settings.

Assessment methods

You will work both individually and in groups. Working with a diverse range of team members provides authentic scenarios and challenges that you will face in your future career. Critically reflecting on how to work in such situations provides consolidation of learning and develops skills which will stay with you throughout your professional career. Learning, teaching and assessment of this programme is designed to provide highly engaging means of enhancing the cohesion of your year group, drawing together the themes that emerge from the modules that make up the programme, and considerably augments your graduate-level employability. The emphasis is on building on your existing competencies to achieve graduate level skills and attributes. Key Features of this award are: • A holistic view of business needs and solutions encompassing a broad range of functional specialisms • Module delivery by a range of industry professionals and research active academics • Opportunities for engagement in work related learning • Industry and Employer participation

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

London - Tower Hamlets

Department:

Business, Law, Policing and Social Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
med
Business studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

61%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
68%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
50%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
40%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

96%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
21%
Other administrative occupations
9%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£21k

£21k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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