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Whether you're looking to start up your own business, or forge your way as a leader in a small or large organisation in the creative industries, the Business Management course will equip you with the practical skills, entrepreneurial attributes and creativity required to make an immediate impact on global business organisations.
Based on techniques that have produced world-leading creative professionals in a sector that is undergoing substantial growth, each unit of the course will prepare you for a range of career opportunities in the creative business sector.
Our close connections with a diverse range of businesses within the creative sector will provide opportunities for exciting and challenging live briefs, offering you the chance to showcase your talents and ensure your learning is tuned to the needs of the commercial world.
You'll study your BA (Hons) Business Management degree in the innovative and dynamic environment of our Business School for the Creative Industries. Based on techniques that have produced world-leading creative professionals in a sector that is undergoing substantial growth, our Business Management course will prepare you for a range of career opportunities in the creative sector.
We have designed our Business Management programme to be practice-based in order to prepare you to work as a creative business professional.The course will equip you with the practical skills, enterprising and entrepreneurial attributes and creative attitude required to make an immediate impact on business organisations across the globe.
The course gives you the opportunity to pursue your chosen career in the creative industries based on the professional practice placement you choose as part of your course. Whether you’re looking to start up your own business or forge your way as a leader in a small or large organisation in the creative industries, you’ll study a broad range of practical and essential business management skills that are internationally transferable.
In Year 1, you'll be introduced to the University and the workshops and facilities available to you. On the course you’ll learn skills that will give you a solid foundation from which to explore your areas of specialist activity, including marketing fundamentals, an introduction to finance and accounting, and project and operations management.
In Year 2, the focus is on finding your own specialist way of working and you’ll be encouraged and supported to start working more independently. You’ll cover areas such as E-business and E-marketing, Law for the creative industries, professional practice and business placement. During this year you may also have the opportunity to complete a professional work placement.
Year 3 will see you achieve a greater level of independence with self-managed research, study and practice, resulting in a final business project. You’ll cover areas such as business strategy, business research, Enterprise sustainability and business ethics.
How to apply
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!
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The majority of our courses require a portfolio and we consider the strength of our applicants’ portfolios, as well as their grades.
This means that whilst we have a standard entry criteria of 112 UCAS tariff points (64 UCAS points for 4 year courses) and a minimum of four GCSE passes (or equivalent) at grade A*-C and/or 4-9 including English, this should be used as a guide to what we accept.
The average tariff that our students achieve is significantly higher than this standard entry criteria but we also occasionally make offers which are lower to students with a strong portfolio, and those who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results.
We welcome applicants who are currently studying or have completed A-Levels, Extended Diplomas (BTEC and UAL), Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Access to Higher Education, Scottish Highers, and IB Diploma. We will consider other Level 3 qualifications on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of Level 3 qualifications.
You can also check how many tariff points you have achieved using the UCAS Tariff calculator: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.uca.ac.uk
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5|
We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: https://www.uca.ac.uk/international-study/equivalent-qualifications/ If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).
For more information on English Language Requirements, please visit our website:
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|