Why choose this course? Our BA Business & Management degree is designed to produce graduates with the skills to meets employers’ needs in the contemporary business world and who are ready to build a successful business career. Students will:
- Gain a broad insight into the world of business and management from academics and industry professionals with a wealth of experience.
- Acquire the knowledge and abilities not only to become an effective business manager but also the entrepreneurialism to develop their own business.
- Gain an understanding of management, business operations, corporate strategy, business law and human resources.
- Undertake a work placement to gain practical work experience.
- Upon graduating also achieve a Level 5 Diploma/Certificate in Leadership & Management from the Chartered Management Institute worth over £1,300 at no extra cost.
- Benefit from Wrexham Glyndŵr University being a Bronze Member of the Business Graduates Association with access to a range of benefits including consultative services and the BGA eLearning hub.
- The Business School has excellent links with professional bodies and business experts who enhance our teaching with guest lectures.
- Work placement opportunities are available to all of our students who demonstrate a good standard of engagement and professionalism during their studies.
- All students gain first-hand experience of applying their knowledge as they work with real businesses on a relevant projects.
- This degree is accredited by the CMI, all our graduating students will also receive a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management from the CMI worth over £1,300 at no additional expense.
What you will study YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR) MODULES Fundamentals of HRM: In the 21st century HRM is at the heart of every organisation’s activity, people management/development and process, regardless of whether the business operates in the private, public or third sector. Central to all HRM operations is the employee. This module will introduce students to the ever evolving world of HRM, and explore the tools and techniques HR Managers use to achieve their HR objectives. The Skills You Need: This module aims to ensure that students develop key academic, personal and professional skills required for successful study at higher education level. The module focusses on developing the necessary practical, intellectual and communication skills which ensure a successful transition to Level 4 and progression through Honours degree programmes and prepare students for subsequent employment and/or further study. Fundamentals of Business: The module explores the question ‘What is a business?’ through exploration of the internal and external departments, markets and stakeholders. In so doing, the module aims to provide opportunities for the student to acquire a basic but broad understanding of the nature of the modern business environment. Students will be expected to demonstrate a practical knowledge of how business ideas and concepts translate into real business decisions and will develop learning on some of the key organisations that are currently in operation. Introduction to Marketing: In the 21st century marketing is at the heart of every organisation’s activity, regardless of whether the business operates in the private, public or third sector. Central to all marketing operations is the customer. This module will introduce students to the exciting world of marketing, and explore the tools and techniques marketers use to achieve their marketing objectives. Contextual Studies: The module aims to introduce the students to a broad variety of contemporary issues to stimulate discussion, debate, and engagement. It will enable the students to engage with a variety of topic areas with follow-on research activity and reflective practice amongst subject groups. Fundamentals of Finance: The aim of this module is to introduce students to basic concepts in finance and to equip them for further studies in more advanced topics in accounting and finance. YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4) MODULES Introduction to Management & Business Introduction to Business Finance & Accounting Business Communication Skills Understanding Human Resource Management Marketing Essentials Business Analytics YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5) MODULES Managing Corporate Risk and Crime Digital Business Strategy Agile Leadership Entrepreneurship & Innovation International Business and Trade Professional Behaviours and Valuing People Optional Industry Placement YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6) MODULES Strategic Management Employment Law Strategic Marketing Managing People in an International Context Dissertation The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Teaching & Assessment Students are assessed in a variety of ways over the course of their undergraduate studies. The balance between the different forms of assessment is determined by the different aims and learning outcomes of the core and option modules. Assessment methods include academic essays, presentations, reports, simulation exercises and examinations. TEACHING AND LEARNING Teaching methods include workshop-based core skills modules, lectures by practitioners, student-led seminars and guided research. Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through the feedback given to students, which takes several forms including small group and one-to-one discussions. Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available. In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.
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