University College Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business Management

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Course summary

OVERVIEW In the immensely competitive business environment, corporations are constantly seeking recruits with the knowledge and skills to solve complex problems and help achieve strategic success. Our Business Management foundation degree will equip you with all the essentials to put you in prime position for meeting this industry demand, paving your way to an accomplished career in business. This course has been developed in close partnership with industry experts and professional bodies including the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Business Graduates Association (BGA), ensuring your learning is up-to-date and optimised for employment in the sector. You will be armed with core business management skills and an understanding of the international business environment, as well as a sound grounding in digital marketing, change and transformation, business analytics, finance and supply chain. As part of our business course, you will learn through a combination of real-world simulations and workshops, supported by cutting-edge practical training facilities including our Financial Trading Suite. You’ll also have the chance to gain extensive industry experience on a paid 48-week placement, while you will gain an additional CMI qualification on completion of the course. What’s more, if you have entrepreneurial ambitions, we offer a wealth of support for student start-ups to get you up and running. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • Industry approved – Complete our CMI-accredited business management course and get a Level 5 award in Leadership, with membership of the CMI and BGA throughout your foundation degree and access to a wealth of additional learning resources
  • Work placement – Boost your work-ready skills and industry experience on an optional 48-week paid placement, with no tuition fees during your placement year
  • Practical application – Develop a variety of practical skills working and studying in our Financial Trading Suite and Digital Creative Studio on campus
  • Enrichment – Learn from experts through real-world simulations, workshops and guest lectures
FACILITIES Our business courses offer students opportunities to develop practical skills in our cutting-edge Financial Trading Suite. One of the largest among all UK universities and the first in the country to be powered by Infront Professional Terminal, the suite features 21 workstations, large wall screens and a scrolling ticker providing real-time global market information. You will also have the chance to develop new skills in our Digital Creative Studio, featuring state-of-the-art video and audio production facilities including a video production studio with 4K cameras and green screen technology, audio podcasting, vision mixing and editing facilities, as well as high-spec computers with Adobe Creative Cloud software and graphics tablets. If you want to set up your own business, our Enterprise Hive provides a wide range of start-up support, including incubation space, tailored mentoring from industry experts and networking opportunities. ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS This course is dual-accredited by the Chartered Management Institute. Our course has been developed in close partnership with the Business Graduates Association, offering you student membership and access to a range of learning resources. PLACEMENTS Our course offers you the option of a 48-week paid work placement, during which you will not incur any tuition fees. CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
  • Business owner
  • Business manager
  • Management consultant
  • Sales executive
  • Business graduate
  • Graduate assistant
Upon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of our full BA (Hons) degree.
  • Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1

  • The People Perspective
  • Business Agility in Context
  • Essentials of Marketing
  • Finance for Managers
  • Business Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Developing Your Personal Brand
YEAR 2
  • Digital Marketing and Campaign Planning
  • Value-Based Leadership
  • Big Data for Business Insights
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Developing Collaborative Relationships
Plus one option from:
  • Brand and Media Management
  • E-Commerce and Customer Experience Design
  • Social Enterprise
  • Project Management
  • Sales Management
YEAR 3 Work Placement (Optional)

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk TEACHING Example of a typical teaching week (up to 14 contact hours):

  • Large group teaching – 5 hours
  • Smaller group teaching – 7 hours
  • Tutorials – 2 hours
  • Graduate Advantage – 1 hour
  • Subject related workshops – 1 hour
You will also need to commit around 20 hours per week for individual study time. ASSESSMENT Estimated breakdown of assessment for this degree course:
  • Coursework – 78%
  • Practical assessment – 22%
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N200
Institution code:
B35
Campus name:
University College Birmingham
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

All non-EU international students can apply directly via our online application forms: https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/direct-application/intro Undergraduate applicants can also apply via UCAS, if they wish to apply to more than one university. The International Admissions team aim to respond to any new application made directly via the online application form within 5 working days of receipt. However, this can vary during peak application periods (particularly January-March) or if the team require additional information to process your application. Applicants who apply to transfer to University College Birmingham on to a second year or final year of a course will have their previous course matched for entry. Each application is considered individually and careful consideration is given to all information on your application form. We may also need to contact you regarding your immigration status or previous studies in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Non-tariff: Non-UCAS Tariff based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry please contact [email protected] to check your eligibility. Work-based: We also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to UCB. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your line manager supporting your entry to higher education. For further details please contact Admissions. Students who are studying a mixture of qualifications will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill
IELTS (Academic)BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component
Institution's Own TestBA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component

To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.

UCB English Language Requirements

http://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/english-language-requirements/english-language-requirements-table.aspx


Unistats information

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69%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12500 Year 1
International £12500 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

UK: If you are a UK student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham in 2021/22, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. A half year tuition fee is £4625. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s permitted rise). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. UCB does not charge for 24 or 48 week placements. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/undergraduate-fees/ EU and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.aspx
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