This course provides an in-depth knowledge directly relevant to the role of the manager in today’s business world and demonstrates ways in which to apply this knowledge with strong emphasis on developing your employability.
We employ a wide variety of teaching and learning methods across the various modules of this course, depending on the nature and priorities of each module. The principle methods are as follows and your learning will typically consist of a combination of these.
Our lectures have an emphasis on encouraging two-way communications. They actively incorporate a range of student/group activities to encourage participation and are structured to stimulate further studies and to relate to seminar situations. As the course progresses, the traditional teaching and learning mechanism is incrementally reduced in favour of more participative and student-led systems.
These aim to develop subject specific skills, reinforce and validate material exposed in lectures, simulate working environments, synthesise knowledge and provide opportunities for innovation. We are committed to providing realistic work experiences and various simulated exercises are included in practical sessions.
Seminars have an emphasis on student participation and initiation which enables each group to consolidate the knowledge gained through lectures and independent study, develop their problem solving and analytical skills and play a more active role in the teaching/learning effort.
As the course progresses, seminars encourage independent learning and help to develop abilities, attributes and competencies which will stand you in good stead in your managerial career. This includes the transferable skills of communication, leadership, negotiation, group dynamics and self-presentation. Seminars also feature case studies and role play.
These help to develop your powers of logical reasoning, creative thinking and problem solving, while also enhancing effective communication and interpersonal relations. Many of the increasing complex case studies you will encounter during your course have been developed by faculty staff who have based them on their real experiences in business and/or research.
Conducted as a small group or, more usually, on an individual basis, tutorials will help to keep your learning on track. You will be able to discuss and gain advice to prepare you for the honours dissertation, curriculum projects, assignments and other investigations.
These forums for open discussion enable you to research aspects of a given topic or case study, to discuss your findings with your peers, and to apply, test and evaluate certain theoretical perspectives.
Guest speakers are regularly invited to present on a range of issues within particular modules, exposing you to a wide spectrum of up-to-the-minute issues and giving you the opportunity to apply your studies in a broader context.
Each module is assessed by a combination of coursework and examination or by coursework only.
Upon graduation you should find your combination of knowledge and skills in demand with a wide range of potential employers.
Typical career opportunities include management level positions in finance, production, purchasing, personnel and marketing. Other graduates may choose to develop careers in the Civil Service, government agencies and other public sector organisations.
You might also proceed to postgraduate studies and pursue Diplomas, Masters degrees or PhDs in a variety of disciplines.
All modules are core.
Applicants require 240 UCAS points at A Level standard, or equivalent.
You can also check your country-specific entry requirements.
For those without formal entry qualifications, applications will be considered on the basis of experimental learning.
If you are unsure whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements, please contact us and one of our team will contact you to discuss your options.
Applicants must satisfy our general entry requirements as well as meeting specific requirements.
The general entry requirements are as follows:
This course is eligible for student finance through Student Finance England.
For self-funding students we also offer a range of academic scholarships and fee discounts.
To find out more about this course, we recommend that you complete our enquiry form and one of our team will contact you to discuss your options.
You can apply to study the BSc Hons Business Studies via the following methods.
If you apply through UCAS, you will need to include the relevant codes below in your application.
UCAS course code: N104
Institute code: U20
Many students choose to apply directly to study with us by following the below steps:
Our Apply page includes further information on how to apply and which documents to include with your application.
Ideally located near many popular cafes, the West End and markets, our London campus is a great place for you to study in the heart of London.
Our Birmingham campus can be found right in the heart of the city, close to key transport links, cafes, shopping centres and museums.
Find out all the information you need regarding application deadlines, course start dates and tuition fees here.
Check our entry requirements here, including equivalences for local country qualifications.