Business and Management Aston University, Birmingham

Undergraduate

Course description

Our four-year BSc Business & Management course, with an integrated placement year, will give you a comprehensive understanding of the various functions of management, whilst allowing you the opportunity to focus your studies within specific areas. You will develop the breadth and depth of knowledge required by managers in the 21st century.
This degree provides you with the theoretical knowledge base and practical management skills to ensure that you are fully prepared for the demands of senior management.
With its combination of broad-based and specialist knowledge alongside the placement year, this degree offers a route into general management as well as specialist areas such as accounting, marketing and market research, administration, banking and finance/economics, human resources and operations management.

Our recent graduates have been successful in securing roles at well-known companies such as Samsung, Amazon, The Royal Bank of Scotland and Jaguar Land Rover in roles such as UK Corporate Marketing Grad Scheme, Ecommerce Graduate Programme, Risk, Restructuring & Conduct Graduate and Marketing sales and service graduate.

Key course benefits

• As part of your degree you’ll undertake a professional placement, gaining valuable practical experience in the field of your chosen subject area.
• Aston Business School graduates earn £9,300 (35%) more than the UK average, five years after graduating (source: The Longitudinal Education Outcomes data set, 2017).
• Business and Management studies ranked in the top 10 for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2019).

Course details

  • Year 1 – You will study a wide range of management related subjects designed to ensure you have a broad foundation and knowledge of management. You’ll consider the economic, financial, human and legal issues managers deal with, and learn the tools and techniques they use to resolve them.

  • Year 2 - You will study a range of core modules including the Business Game, and the Professional Manager. The remaining modules are chosen from broad subject streams, including Accounting and Finance, Economics, Marketing, Law and Operations Management.

  • Year 3 - This is when you will undertake a professional placement or choose an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions. This year is compulsory for all UK and EU students.

  • Year 4 - In your final year you’ll study a core Strategic and Management module, with the remainder being chosen from broad subject streams. This allows you to continue with a deeper understanding of your existing specialisms or broaden your studies further.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    14 September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


Course details

Modules

This degree aims to provide you with the theoretical knowledge base and also the practical management skills to ensure that you are fully prepared for the demands of senior management. After a broad-based common first year you then choose four core modules in which you wish to concentrate your studies in your second and final years. You will spend your third year in a professional placement or you may choose to take up an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions.


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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code NN12
Institution code A80
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A B B - B B B 5 GCSE grades A*- C to include:
GCSE Maths – grade C/4
GCSE English – grade C/4
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD 5 GCSE grades A*- C to include:
GCSE Maths – grade C/4
GCSE English – grade C/4
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
5 GCSE grades A*- C to include:
GCSE Maths – grade C/4
GCSE English – grade C/4
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points 6,5,5 at Higher Level


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/EU students and £2,500 for International students.