Drive, ambition and determination are just some of the attributes needed to make a mark in the business world. Studying a Business Management degree is the ideal way to give yourself a foundation to confidently contribute to an organisation’s strategic success from day one. Our Business Management programme is also accredited by the leading professional body The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) At BNU you can choose to specialise in BA (Hons) Business Management or BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management. You will have the opportunity to study subject areas that include global business, sustainability, ethical research, financial decision making, international marketing, strategic agility and innovation. As well as being able to choose from a variety of specialisms at level 5 meaning that you can tailor your business management learning to a particular career of your choice. Why study this subject? With our Business Management course you will have the chance to blend both the latest industry insights with best practice whilst gaining experience of real client projects, enhancing your CV ready for graduate employability. Our academic staff have developed this degree with the latest industry insights and the opportunity to gain real-life business experience whilst you study. Become an innovative leader, team-player, articulate presenter, problem solver and career ready on this hands-on course. You will have the opportunity to learn how to apply practical and realistic solutions to complex business scenarios, through studying subject areas that include: financial decision making, contemporary business issues, international marketing, and strategic agility all of which will help you to develop and specialize in your areas of interest and set you on the way to becoming a graduate with real-life experience in the Business sector. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? BNU is a vibrant and diverse University that has student experience at its heart. Our high lecturer to student ratio ensures that you will receive continual and first-hand support throughout your degree, which will allow you to stretch and excel your abilities and graduate with a versatile and in-demand degree. Our BA (Hons) Business Management course is CMI accredited, CMI Accreditation is proven to boost employability by providing learners with the management and leadership skills needed to succeed. On completion of your degree, you will also walk away with a CMI qualification, developed in consultation with employers, which has been proven to improve employability upon graduation. Our industry-experienced academics will support you to develop not only the knowledge and understanding of contemporary best practice in strategic international management but also your personal skills to prepare you for your first roles in management, or for running your own business. We give you the opportunity to develop solutions for a wide range of businesses. This allows you to gain real-world, hands-on experience while businesses benefit from having dedicated consultants to carry out research and offer advice tailored to their needs. We’ve previously had students consulting major companies as well as helping start-ups to get their businesses on the move. Some of the large companies we have worked with include Dreams, Softcat, Enterprise-rent-a-car, Sacla, Dow Chemicals and the NHS. We have also worked with local businesses such as Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and KVA Digital. Our strong links with industry and knowledge of their requirements for graduates helped to shape this programme. We will also introduce key business speakers and live briefs as assessments throughout the course.
Business Management Pathway Year one Core modules Global Business and Sustainability People Management and Employment Skills Introduction to Data and Analytics Introduction to Financial Decision Making Principles of Marketing Opportunity Modules 2 x 10 credit Level 4 Opportunity modules Year two Core modules Consultancy in Practice Responsible Enterprise and Ethical Research Project Management and Sustainable Operations Strategic Marketing Optional Modules Consumer Behaviour Data Analytics for Business Decisions Opportunity Modules 2 x 10 credit Level 5 Opportunity modules Year three Core Modules Sustainable Strategic Agility and Innovation Field Immersion and Leadership for Career Development Macro and Diverse Business Issues Independent Professional Project Optional Modules International Marketing Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) Strategy and Planning Business and Human Resource Management Pathway Year one Core modules Global Business and Sustainability People Management and Employment Skills Introduction to Data and Analytics Introduction to Financial Decision Making Principles of Marketing Opportunity Modules 2 x 10 credit Level 4 Opportunity modules Year two Core modules Consultancy in Practice Responsible Enterprise and Ethical Research Managing and Engaging People Resourcing and Talent Planning International Human Resource Management Opportunity Modules 2 x 10 credit Level 5 Opportunity modules Year three Core modules Sustainable Strategic Agility and Innovation Field Immersion and Leadership for Career Development Macro and Diverse Business Issues Human Resource Strategy Independent Professional Project
Teaching is interactive and student focused where we blend lectures, workshops, independent study, case studies, live briefs and guest speakers to enhance the learning experience. Our approach is to put you in the shoes of a junior executive and ask ‘what would you do? We want you to have a blend of knowledge, skills and abilities that will allow you to be day one ready graduates who can seamlessly fit into any organisation you choose to join or start as an entrepreneur. Our assessments are heavily real world centric with live briefs and cases that challenge the student to produce a result and not simply demonstrate knowledge of a subject. We ask for management reports, business plans, people management strategies as well as marketing campaigns and digital advertising activities that are assessed through a mixture of presentations, short films, as well as management reports, memos and briefings. In your final year you will undertake an Independent Professional Project, where you will carry out a major piece of independent research focused on strategic business issues chosen by you. During this project you will be supported by an academic supervisor and with regular meetings throughout the academic year. We organise industry visits to see how the theory is applied in the real world and discuss with business professionals the challenges and solutions they use themselves. Our active alumni network provides guest speakers, live briefs, careers talks and job application advice across all three years of our degrees. Discuss with business professionals the challenges and solutions they use themselves. Our business management programme gives you the opportunity to choose your specialism for your future career after your experience of the core curriculum in year one. Rather than having to make your big career decision before you join us, we introduce you to various specialisms and offer you the flexibility to choose the pathway which leads to your chosen career.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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