Full course description
Semesters 1 and 2 are designed to provide students with a broad grounding in the subjects of Business and Management and include the history of management, management practice, organisational behaviour, decision-making for business, change and business innovation. Analytical techniques that underpin business activity and management are also introduced. Modules will also be undertaken by students from Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing and Retail Marketing.
Year 2 entry is available for suitably qualified candidates who can expect a seamless transition into Semester 3.
Semesters 3 and 4 focus on the fundamentals of Business and Management including the organisation of business, business economics and accounting and finance for business.
Year 3 entry is available for suitably qualified applicants who can expect a seamless transition into Semester 5.
From Semesters 5-8 the Business Studies Degree is structured to ensure that students follow a programme of interlinked core modules which include International Business, Entrepreneurship, Business and Ethics, Strategic Management and Business Research Methods, so providing an excellent grounding in the subject of Business. These are studied alongside a selection of elective modules which may include HRM, Project Management, Marketing, Retail Studies, Operations Management, and Public Sector Management.
You will have numerous opportunities to develop appropriate work-related skills at every stage of your studies, culminating in the Professional Development and Practice module in Semester 8 which helps you prepare for entering the workplace.
Teaching and assessment
Teaching is by lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops. In the advanced modules, great emphasis is placed on the acquisition of skills as well as knowledge. You will deliver presentations in varying formats and formality, helping you to acquire the skills to present yourself as a competent and accomplished individual. Essays and reports help you develop effective written communication skills and the ability to argue a point of view effectively. A variety of seminar formats and projects also allow you to perfect your ability to work in teams.
Finally, the dissertation in the final year lets you conduct research in a business or public sector organisation and apply your academic knowledge to a problem encountered there.
(For a Combined Honours degree the higher entrance requirements of the subjects usually apply.)