University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Business Management University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University


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Course summary

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Enhance your understanding of the world of business with our popular degree. This course provides you with a sound background in all areas of the world of business, providing students with an understanding of organisations, their structure management and culture within the changing environment in which they operate. Students will develop an understanding of business functions, their relationship to each other and how these functions contribute to the success of the organisation.

Course details


During the first year you will cover the following:
•Elements of Business Finance
•Introduction to the Legal Environment
•The Organisational Environment
•Marketing Practice
•Managing Customer Relations
•The External Environment
•Professional Practice and the Workplace
In the second year, the following modules are covered:
•Managing Business Strategy
•Introduction to Macro-Economics
•Managing Human Resources
•Managing Training and Development
•Financial Planning and Managing Accounting
•Project Management
•Developing Marketing Practice
•Management and the Law - optional unit
In the final year, the following modules are covered:
•Financial Management
•Strategic Marketing
•Strategic Management and Leadership
•Management of Change
•Human Resource Management
•Management Project

Assessment method

We place particular emphasis on research and analysis through project work with external organisations. In addition, a ‘learning contract’ module enables you to develop an area of research of your choice, and produce a dissertation. You will also have opportunities to develop your skills in information management, prioritising, and interpersonal relationships. The course is assessed by means of 80% coursework and 20% tests or exams. continuous assessment processes mean that individual and group assignments count towards your final grade, as do projects and formal written exams

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 3KF2
Institution code B70
Campus name Taunton Campus
Campus code T

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points
A level 80 UCAS Points (minimum 32 at A2 level)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma 80 UCAS points

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7,800 Year 1
England £7,800 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,800 Year 1
Scotland £7,800 Year 1
Wales £7,800 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College
Bath Road

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01278 441234