COURSE OVERVIEW

Are you fascinated by the corporate world?

Do you want to pursue a career in business leadership?

By taking part in client briefs and industry accreditation schemes, this exciting business management programme will help you to learn industry-relevant skills and be well prepared for a range of roles after graduation.

The BA (Hons) Business Management aims to fuse academic business, enhancing your employability and career prospects. You will explore specialist theory and knowledge in a systematic and critical way in order to develop your understanding of contemporary international business and enterprise sector issues.

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Key facts
  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Fees: £9,250 (per annum)
  • Entry requirements: 96-112 UCAS points
  • English language requirements: GCSE English at Grade 4 (previously grade C) or above, or IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5 in each band, or equivalent
  • Location: London, Birmingham, Manchester
  • Start dates: September, January and May
Key dates
  • Start dates: September, January and May
  • Next application deadline: 23 January 2020
  • Key facts
  • Key dates
  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Fees: £9,250 (per annum)
  • Entry requirements: 96-112 UCAS points
  • English language requirements: GCSE English at Grade 4 (previously grade C) or above, or IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5 in each band, or equivalent
  • Location: London, Birmingham, Manchester
  • Start dates: September, January and May
  • Start dates: September, January and May
  • Next application deadline: 23 January 2020
ABOUT THE COURSE

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Through engaging, contemporary and industry-relevant units that are academically rigorous, stimulating and challenging, you will build specialist transferable skills that facilitate your development as an independent learner, whilst gaining expertise in a range of business functions and topics.

On this programme, you will systematically and critically review the established business management knowledge, theory and principles whilst investigating new and specialised knowledge. You will identify underlying business skills, practices, concepts and principles in work-based situations. In addition, you will develop the skillset of analysing information and data from a range of sources that will allow you to make reasoned judgements and responses to solve complex problems in a range of business contexts including work-related contexts.

Selected students are able to pursue additional qualifications during their studies. These include the PRINCE2 project management qualification, as well as industry-approved qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Communication Advertising Marketing Foundation (CAM). These qualifications can give jobseekers a real advantage, demonstrating to employers that the candidate is educated to a standard put in place by the industry itself.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, this means as part of your degree you will also receive a CMI Level 5 Professional Qualification in Management and Leadership, which is recognised by 75% of employers.

BUSINESS SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Teamwork
  • Communications skills through technical exercises
  • Projects
  • Strong business and customer awareness
  • Problem-solving
  • Numeracy
  • IT
  • Project management
  • Research skills

This course is delivered as part of a partnership between QA Higher Education and Solent University. The programme is validated by the University and delivered by QA Higher Education.

You’ll be taught using a range of teaching methods that include lectures, seminars, and workshops, totalling 9- 12 hours per week. You will also be expected to engage in independent study, around 38 hours per week.

You will have access to Solent’s virtual learning environment that provides quick online access to assignments, lecture notes, suggested reading and other course information.

Assessments are based on coursework, presentations, business simulation and exams.

 

EVENING AND WEEKEND STUDY

One of our study options available for UK and EU nationals includes evenings and weekends.

This study option offers exactly the same levels of student support and the ability to balance your full-time studies with your personal life.

To study this programme, you will need to meet the following entry requirements:

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • 96-112 UCAS points
  • BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM or BTEC Diploma at DD, or equivalent
  • GCSE Mathematics at Grade 4 or above (previously Grade C). Alternatively, applicants can sit the QA Higher Education Maths test.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

  • GCSE English at Grade 4 or above (previously Grade C).
  • IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5 in each band, or equivalent. Alternatively, applicants can sit the QA Higher Education English test.

All units are core and are worth 20 credits, unless specified.

YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Marketing Principles and Customer Communications
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Data and Analytics and IT Skills
  • Global Organisations and Resource Management
  • Business Economics
  • Research and Analysis in Business
  • Operations Management
  • Global Business Environment
  • Consultancy Preparation
  • Entrepreneurship and Business
  • Managing People
  • Final Major Business Project (40 credits)
  • Strategic Management
  • Project Management in Business
  • Advanced Personal Professional Development
  • Business Start-up

The course information displayed on this page is correct for the academic year 2019/20. We aim to run the course as advertised however, changes may be necessary due to updates to the curriculum (due to academic or industry developments), student demand or UK compliance reasons.

TUITION FEES 2019/20

  • £9,250 per annum

Your tuition fees cover the cost of teaching, access to resources at our Centres, registration costs, and Student Support Services. They do not include the cost of course books, stationery and photocopying/printing costs, accommodation, living costs, travel, hobbies, sports or other leisure activities.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

In addition to the tuition fees, you should be prepared to buy some of the course texts which are around £30 each. This would average around £200 per annum.

This course provides the academic skills and professional qualifications you’ll need to pursue a career in a wide range of areas. Recent graduates have gone on to recruitment consultant, operations manager, omni-channel analyst and TV research executive roles at companies including Stearn Electric, Proco Global, Kingfisher and Grahame Robb Associates.

Suitable roles for graduates include:

  • Marketing
  • Account Management
  • Buying and purchasing
  • Production
  • Works and maintenance management
  • Personnel and recruitment consultancy
  • Retail management

Birmingham Centre

5th Floor Centre City
5-7 Hill Street
Birmingham
B5 4UA

London Centre**

St James’ House
10 Rosebery Avenue
London
EC1R 4TF

Manchester Centre

Saint James Buildings
61 – 95 Oxford St
Manchester
M1 6FQ

**For students studying in London, your classes will be taught at our centre on Rosebery Avenue in Central London.

Please note: classes and teaching for this programme may be delivered from an alternative QA Higher Education centre in Central London. A full list of Central London locations is available on our website at qahighereducation.com/locations. All teaching locations are easily accessible via tube, rail and bus networks. Our team will contact you with any changes to teaching locations at the earliest possible opportunity.

READY TO APPLY?

If you are ready to apply, please complete our online application form in the links below and provide any required supporting documents. We will assess your application and provide you with a response. If you experience any issues, please contact home.admissions@qa.com

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If you have any questions regarding this programme, entry requirements, or studying with us, contact us using the form below.