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Business and Management (Including Foundation Year)

Entry requirements


A level

E,E

Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact [email protected]

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Pass Diploma with 60 credits overall to include 45 level 3 credits all Passes. The remaining 15 credits will be level 2 or ungraded. Combinations of credits amounting to the same tariff points are acceptable – if you have any questions please contact [email protected]

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact [email protected]

UCAS Tariff

32

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Business and management

The business environment is changing all the time. While you can’t predict the future, you can certainly be prepared for it. Organisations need flexible employees with a range of skills, who understand the different areas of business and how they work together. The BA (Hons) Business Management will give you a well-rounded business education to make you a versatile and employable graduate.

By studying Business Management you will get a full overview of how businesses perform, meaning you can adapt and succeed in a competitive jobs market. There are compulsory modules that cover essential topics such as marketing, how to manage people, purchasing and logistics. As you progress, you can choose specialist modules in areas that match your interests and career aims. There are also many opportunities to gain practical experience of the business world, including work placements, hands-on challenges, a year-long sandwich placement or an internship.

The BA (Hons) Business Management is also available as a four year course including an integrated Foundation Year, and is designed for students who do not currently meet admissions criteria for direct entry onto the degree.

You will start by completing a foundation year, which provides well structured support, allowing you to develop your skills and knowledge before continuing onto the three year degree programme.

Please note: The integrated foundation year will be studied in Treforest.

Modules

Throughout your Business Management course you will study a mix of management, enterprise, economics, marketing, logistics and human resource management modules. You will develop the skills demanded by today’s employers.

Year One

In your first year, you will study the following specified modules:
•Business Skills and Professional Development
•Work and Organisational Behaviour
•Economics, Law and Regulations
•Foundations in Marketing
•Accounting in a Business Context
•Supply Chain Management

Year Two

In your second year you will choose one of two pathways to follow. The first pathway allows you to study six modules classroom-led for the full academic year. The second pathway allows you to study six modules from September to December class-room led and then an internship from January through to April.

Modules available to study on both pathways are:
•Business Planning, Implementation and Growth
•Environmental Analysis
•Quantitative Techniques in Business
•Digital Context
•Research Methods

One module from the following options:
•Managing Projects and Operations
•Developing Talent for Success
•Brands and Consumer Lifestyles
•Bricks, Clicks and Omni Channel Retailing

Year Three

Going into your final year you will study the following modules:
•Business Strategy
•International Business
•Leadership and Management Development
•Professional Practice and Employability
•Dissertation (double module)

If you undertake the internship you will substitute the Professional Practice and Employability module for one of the following options:
•Employee Engagement
•Supply Chain Management Risk and Sustainability
•Public Relations and Reputation Management
•Local Global Interaction
•Ethics and Sustainability: Theory and Practice
•New Venture Management and Development

The BA (Hons) Business Management is also available as a four year course including an integrated Foundation Year, and is designed for students who do not currently meet admissions criteria for direct entry onto the degree.

You will start by completing a foundation year, which provides well structured support, allowing you to develop your skills and knowledge before continuing onto the three year degree programme.

Please note: The integrated foundation year will be studied in Treforest.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£12,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Pontypridd

Department:

Business School

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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.

70%
med
Business and management

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 and management (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

69%
Library resources
69%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

61%
UK students
39%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Business and management

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

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£22k

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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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