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Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business Management (with a foundation year)

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Our Business Management degree prepares you for an exciting career in a fast-paced world, whether your ambitions lie in working for a multinational company or for yourself. You can choose to study for a career in International Business, Accounting or Marketing in all variations of the course, by selecting the relevant pathway option in your second year of study or follow the BA (Hons) Business Management pathway, the choice is yours. We work with employers to constantly update our degree to make sure you leave with the right skills for a successful career. All of our tutors have vast experience of working in a variety of industries and bring all of their knowledge into the classroom. We've introduced new topics to make sure you leave with skills like a creative approach to problem solving; powerful decision making; persuasive written and oral communication; ability to interpret and use financial data; self-reliance, initiative, teamworking skills and the ability to manage time, projects and resources. This course is designed to give you the latest up-to-date knowledge of how businesses operate in the real world. Furthermore, to enhance your employability, there is a key focus for developing you as a business professional. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Business Management, If you have chosen to take specific pathways, then you could be awarded BSc (Hons) Business Management (International) or BA (Hons) Business Management (Accounting) or BA (Hons) Business Management (Marketing).

Course details

Modules

Level 3: Business Simulation Project, Communication Skills for Professionals, Management in Practice, Maths for Managers and Preparing to Manage. Level 4: Business Agility, Economics for Managers, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Human Capital Management, Law For Managers, Management Accounting, The Professional Toolkit. Pathway Modules If you choose to study one of the pathways (International, Accounting or Marketing) then some of the options modules will be replaced with subject specific modules. International Pathway: Level 5: Digital Marketing Strategy and Planning (15 credits) is studied in Semester 1, Information Systems in Organisations (15 credits) and Managing Across Cultures are studied in Semester 2 Level 6: International Business Strategy (30 credits) is studied across Semester 1 and 2, Using Data for Financial Decision (15 credits) is studied in Semester 2. Accounting Pathway: Level 5: Advanced Management Accounting (30 credits) is studied across semester 1 and 2 Level 6: Financial Strategy (30 credits) is studied across semester 1 and 2 Marketing Pathway: Level 5: Digital Marketing Strategy and Planning (15cr) is studied in Semester 1 and Social Media and Content Planning (15cr) is studied in Semester 2 Level 6: Corporate Brand and Reputation (15 credits) is studied in Semester 1 and Digital Acquisition, Conversion and Retention (15 credits) is studied in Semester 2

Assessment method

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeN100
Institution code S72
Campus nameStaffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level AE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma with 48 UCAS points
AS AE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* - PP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P
Extended Project A* - E
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H5, H6, H6, H6, H6
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma PPP
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* - PP
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma D*D*, PP
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma D*D*, PP
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D* - P
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D* - P
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate D* - P

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/
Business Management (with a foundation year) at Staffordshire University - UCAS