University of South Wales

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Business and Management (Including Foundation Year)

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Course summary

The business environment is changing all the time. While you can’t predict the future, you can certainly be prepared for it. Organisations need flexible employees with a range of skills, who understand the different areas of business and how they work together. The BA (Hons) Business Management will give you a well-rounded business education to make you a versatile and employable graduate. By studying Business Management you will get a full overview of how businesses perform, meaning you can adapt and succeed in a competitive jobs market. There are compulsory modules that cover essential topics such as marketing, how to manage people, purchasing and logistics. As you progress, you can choose specialist modules in areas that match your interests and career aims. There are also many opportunities to gain practical experience of the business world, including work placements, hands-on challenges, a year-long sandwich placement or an internship. The BA (Hons) Business Management is also available as a four year course including an integrated Foundation Year, and is designed for students who do not currently meet admissions criteria for direct entry onto the degree. You will start by completing a foundation year, which provides well structured support, allowing you to develop your skills and knowledge before continuing onto the three year degree programme. Please note: The integrated foundation year will be studied in Treforest.

Course details

Modules

Throughout your Business Management course you will study a mix of management, enterprise, economics, marketing, logistics and human resource management modules. You will develop the skills demanded by today’s employers. Year One In your first year, you will study the following specified modules: •Business Skills and Professional Development •Work and Organisational Behaviour •Economics, Law and Regulations •Foundations in Marketing •Accounting in a Business Context •Supply Chain Management Year Two In your second year you will choose one of two pathways to follow. The first pathway allows you to study six modules classroom-led for the full academic year. The second pathway allows you to study six modules from September to December class-room led and then an internship from January through to April. Modules available to study on both pathways are: •Business Planning, Implementation and Growth •Environmental Analysis •Quantitative Techniques in Business •Digital Context •Research Methods One module from the following options: •Managing Projects and Operations •Developing Talent for Success •Brands and Consumer Lifestyles •Bricks, Clicks and Omni Channel Retailing Year Three Going into your final year you will study the following modules: •Business Strategy •International Business •Leadership and Management Development •Professional Practice and Employability •Dissertation (double module) If you undertake the internship you will substitute the Professional Practice and Employability module for one of the following options: •Employee Engagement •Supply Chain Management Risk and Sustainability •Public Relations and Reputation Management •Local Global Interaction •Ethics and Sustainability: Theory and Practice •New Venture Management and Development The BA (Hons) Business Management is also available as a four year course including an integrated Foundation Year, and is designed for students who do not currently meet admissions criteria for direct entry onto the degree. You will start by completing a foundation year, which provides well structured support, allowing you to develop your skills and knowledge before continuing onto the three year degree programme. Please note: The integrated foundation year will be studied in Treforest.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N20F
Institution code:
W01
Campus name:
Pontypridd
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 3 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances.


Unistats information

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52%
Student satisfaction
64%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £12600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the University website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. Students from Wales and the EU may be eligible for a means-tested Welsh Government Learning Grant. Please visit the University website for full details.
Business and Management (Including Foundation Year) at University of South Wales - UCAS