Course outline Our BSc (Hons) Business Management and Social Policy course gives you a comprehensive understanding of business and management alongside an in-depth knowledge of social policy. As a business student at Aston, you’ll study the theories, principles and underlying concepts of the main functions of management and develop a strong understanding of business models and processes. You’ll examine how strategic decision-making within organisations takes place, and develop the ability to recognise and analyse the economic, technical, financial, social and organisational parameters within which modern managers make decisions. On the Social policy strand of the course, you will investigate the economic, social and political forces which influence government decision-making, and which give rise to conflicts between the achievement of economic, environmental and social objectives. The course examines why governments take particular decisions in key policy areas (such as the economy, health, and the environment) and develop a detailed understanding of processes of policy making at global, national and local level of government. You will also study the nature of policy delivery and management by various organisations, such as healthcare organisations, local government, schools and businesses. Key benefits
- As part of your degree you’ll undertake a professional placement year, gaining valuable practical experience that employers demand. Aston University’s Careers and Placements team was recognised as the ‘Best University Placement Service’ at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards 2022.
- Aston Business School is part of an elite group of business schools who hold the gold standard ‘triple crown’ accreditation from AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AMBA (Association of MBA's) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System).
- Employed Aston University business graduates earn £9,300 (33 per cent) more than the UK average, five years after graduation (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2021).
- Social Policy at Aston University was ranked second in the UK for ‘value added’ (Guardian, 2022).
- Social Policy at Aston University was ranked 7th in the UK for ‘graduate prospects’ (Complete University Guide, 2021).
For more information on this course and a full list of modules, visit the course page: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/business-management-and-social-policy-bsc/september-2022
For more information on the methods of assessment on this course, visit the course page: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/business-management-and-social-policy-bsc/september-2022
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed carefully, including previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades that fall below these entry requirements if the application is of a high standard. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated above. Entry onto our Foundation Year maybe offered as an alternative to the degree course if lower entry grades are achieved. Aston University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. If your qualifications are not listed here and you wish to check whether they meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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