The Royal Agricultural University has a strong reputation for developing highly-skilled, sought-after, employable graduates from a diverse range of backgrounds. This top up course is designed for students who have a foundation degree, HND or equivalent level qualification in a business-related subject. The course seeks to provide an academic experience with a strong emphasis on development of business knowledge, skills and capabilities appropriate to the rapidly changing global, cultural and technological business environment and aims to develop an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to ideas and issues, enabling successful graduates to contribute proactively to the world of private business, public or ‘third’ sector organisations; the main business-related professions; self-employment and the wider society within which businesses operate. The course offers students a programme of business and management studies that is attractive, stimulating and designed to meet their evolving needs and aspirations, academically and vocationally. Graduates are equipped with the broad business management background and the analytical and conceptual skills, knowledge and understanding of business administration and management processes required by professional managers to respond and address the problems of complex, fast-changing organisations. Students develop transferable intellectual, vocational and interpersonal skills appropriate to such careers, including self-awareness and critical but constructive attitudes towards sustainability, innovation and change and also develop the capacity and the desire to engage in lifelong learning in whatever direction their careers may subsequently develop. The focus is on business management which will provide students with the knowledge and skills they need for a career in business and draws on current academic theories and concepts across the portfolio of modules to deliver a student centric curriculum. There is a programme-wide developmental approach to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and UN Global Compact and provides opportunities to engage with a range of practising managers, organisations, employers and entrepreneurs and take part in work related experiences and internships. A programme of guest speakers will enhance students’ learning and links with the business community and use of ‘real life’ projects in assessments gives practical application of the theory.
Core Modules - Strategic Management; Managing Innovation; Changing Consumer Behaviour; Entrepreneurship; Dissertation. Elective Modules - Contemporary Challenges in Managing, Leading and Organising; Corporate Finance; Inspiring Change in Policy and Practice; Negotiation Skills and Tactics; Managing Change and Crisis in Organisations; International Marketing; International Business Issues.
A variety of methods of assessment is used to assess progress on the programme. The methods most commonly used are untimed coursework assessments, and timed, unseen examinations. Other forms of assessment such as oral presentations, practical skills tests, timed coursework assessments, “seen" examinations, case study and “open book” examinations may also be used.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Chartered Management Institute
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
HND or Foundation Degree in a cognate subject required
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
May be required
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||none of the four elements below 5.5|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|