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Learn about strategy, marketing, entrepreneurship and the internal aspects of a firm in this degree run by our Henley Business School. You will explore the significant and emerging themes and challenges faced by business in a global setting, as well as the fundamental strategies behind managing an organisation. The different elements of a business, including human resources, organisational behaviour and culture, operations, finance and accounting, ethics and management are also studied, equipping you with a strong knowledge base to draw on. Modules in the second year look at the areas of finance, marketing management and business strategy with some modules involving experts from industry to share their expertise and experience. In you final year we offer you a range of optional modules to choose from; this enables you to sculpt the degree so that it reflects your own interests. A variety of teaching methods are used throughout the degree including lectures, group projects and interactive classroom lessons. You will have opportunities to discuss and apply your subject knowledge with your lecturers and fellow students, learning, sharing and testing ideas together. This varied learning will help prepare you for professional roles within your field. The School’s Centre for Entrepreneurship offers modules in enterprise and entrepreneurship giving you the chance to take part in business planning exercises and a competition to develop and potentially even launch your own small business. Careers This degree is designed to prepare graduates for professional roles in both the public and private sectors. Graduates have gone on to careers in the areas of banking and finance, consultancy, management, the civil service, marketing and HR. The Henley Business School has a dedicated careers team to provide its students with expert advice and guidance – from running workshops on CV's, application forms and interview training to help choosing the right industry placement.
Sample modules may include:
- Markets, marketing and strategy
- People and organisations
- Introduction to management accounting
- Business ethics
- Business statistics
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits M: 15 credits|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma is only accepted when taken alongside one other acceptable level 3 qualification such as an A level or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate can also be accepted when taken alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications e.g. two A levels or a BTEC National Diploma.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||A - B||The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the grade achieved.|
|Extended Project||B||In recognition of the excellent preparation that the Extended Project Qualification provides to students for University study, we now include achievement in the EPQ as part of a formal offer. Eligible applicants would receive two offers, our usual offer plus an alternative offer of a B in the EPQ and one grade lower in their A level subjects|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H3, H3, H3, H3|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, M2, M2|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Maths B (or 5), English Language or English Literature B (or 5). GCSE Physics or IT B (5) is acceptable in lieu of GCSE Maths.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DDD|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||DD||The Cambridge Technical Diploma is only accepted when taken alongside one other acceptable level 3 qualification such as an A level or Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||DDD||The Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma can also be accepted when taken alongside two other acceptable level 3 qualifications e.g. two A levels or a Cambridge Technical Diploma.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate||DDD||The Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate can also be accepted when taken alongside two other acceptable level 3 qualifications e.g. two A levels or a Cambridge Technical Diploma.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate||Not accepted|
Contextual offers for this programme are typically two grades beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. BBC.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88||We require a minimum score of 88 overall with no less than 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||B||We require a grade B or 193 overall.|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C||We require a grade C or 200 overall.|
|PTE Academic||64||We require a minimum score of 64 overall with at least 51 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).|
|Institution's Own Test||Test of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).|
|Trinity ISE||Merit||We require a Merit in each element from ISE II. If you take ISE III or ISE IV, we require a Pass in each element.|
Full list of acceptable English Language Tests
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|