Business and Management

Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Course description Our four-year BSc Business & Management course, with an integrated placement year, will give you a comprehensive understanding of the various functions of management, whilst allowing you the opportunity to focus your studies within specific areas. You will develop the breadth and depth of knowledge required by managers in the 21st century. This degree provides you with the theoretical knowledge base and practical management skills to ensure that you are fully prepared for the demands of senior management. With its combination of broad-based and specialist knowledge alongside the placement year, this degree offers a route into general management as well as specialist areas such as accounting, marketing and market research, administration, banking and finance/economics, human resources and operations management. Our recent graduates have been successful in securing roles at well-known companies such as Samsung, Amazon, The Royal Bank of Scotland and Jaguar Land Rover in roles such as UK Corporate Marketing Grad Scheme, Ecommerce Graduate Programme, Risk, Restructuring & Conduct Graduate and Marketing sales and service graduate. Key course benefits • As part of your degree you’ll undertake a professional placement, gaining valuable practical experience in the field of your chosen subject area. • Five years after graduating, employed Aston business graduates earn an average of £35,900 (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO), 2018) • Tailor your degree by selecting subject areas to suit your own business interests Course details

  • Year 1 – You will study a wide range of management related subjects designed to ensure you have a broad foundation and knowledge of management. You’ll consider the economic, financial, human and legal issues managers deal with, and learn the tools and techniques they use to resolve them.
  • Year 2 - You will study a range of core modules including the Business Game, and the Professional Manager. The remaining modules are chosen from broad subject streams, including Accounting and Finance, Economics, Marketing, Law and Operations Management.
  • Year 3 - This is when you will undertake a professional placement or choose an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions. This year is compulsory for all UK and EU students.
  • Year 4 - In your final year you’ll study a core Strategic and Management module, with the remainder being chosen from broad subject streams. This allows you to continue with a deeper understanding of your existing specialisms or broaden your studies further.

Course details

Modules

This degree aims to provide you with the theoretical knowledge base and also the practical management skills to ensure that you are fully prepared for the demands of senior management. After a broad-based common first year you then choose four core modules in which you wish to concentrate your studies in your second and final years. You will spend your third year in a professional placement or you may choose to take up an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions.


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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeNN12
Institution code A80
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB - BCC BBB: Standard offer BBC: If the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B BCC: Contextual offer (Please see this webpage for more details - https ://www2aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextuaI­offer)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three full A2 Levels.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits P: 0 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points 5,5,5 in 3 Higher Level subjects.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. 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.


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
International £15600 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/EU students and £2,500 for International students. * Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2020 entry. 2021 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity ** International Students: Tuition fees for international students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.
Business and Management at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS