University for the Creative Arts

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business and Management

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Course summary

Make an impact on global business organisations with the practical skills, industry experience and entrepreneurial spirit you'll gain on our BA/BSc Business and Management degree course. Our course, taught at the Business School for the Creative Industries, aims to make you a world-leading creative professional in a sector that is undergoing substantial growth. Each unit of the course will prepare you for a range of career opportunities in the creative business sector, and you'll have the opportunity to specialise in one of five industry areas - Fashion, Games, Music, Cosmetics and Beauty or Lifestyle. In Year 1, you’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of marketing, finance and accounting, and learn about project and operations management. You’ll also understand the importance of management and organisation behaviours, and learn about launching your own enterprise. As well as developing knowledge and skills in e-commerce, you’ll gain an understanding of law within the creative industries in your second year, as well as international business practice. You’ll develop your own business management style and ideally undertake a work placement. In your final year, you will learn about business strategy, conduct thorough research and gain a deep understanding of sustainability and business ethics. You’ll complete your studies with your final project, which will either evolve from your experience working for an organisation or can be delivered as a business plan or consultancy project.

Course details

Modules

In Year 1, you'll be introduced to the University and the workshops and facilities available to you. On the course you’ll learn skills that will give you a solid foundation from which to explore your areas of specialist activity, including marketing fundamentals, an introduction to finance and accounting, and project and operations management. In Year 2, the focus is on finding your own specialist way of working and you’ll be encouraged and supported to start working more independently. You’ll cover areas such as E-business and E-marketing, Law for the creative industries, professional practice and business placement. During this year you may also have the opportunity to complete a professional work placement. Year 3 will see you achieve a greater level of independence with self-managed research, study and practice, resulting in a final business project. You’ll cover areas such as business strategy, business research, Enterprise sustainability and business ethics.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5

We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: https://www.uca.ac.uk/international-study/equivalent-qualifications/ If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).

For more information on English Language Requirements, please visit our website:

https://www.uca.ac.uk/International-study/language-requirements-support/


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
85%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £16250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note the International Fee will reduce to £15,600 if paid in one instalment prior to enrolment.
Business and Management at University for the Creative Arts - UCAS