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Business Management University of Southampton Degree level: Undergraduate

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Designed to create innovative thinkers who can take forward change and drive initiatives within organisations, this degree will encourage you to think differently about business and management. As well as covering contemporary concepts and practices, modules in year one offer an interdisciplinary perspective on business and management that you won’t find on similar courses elsewhere. Drawing from economics, history and the social sciences, these modules will give you a more integrative view of today’s business world and enable you to put your learning into a wider context. In the second and third years you can design your own course by choosing modules that interest you. The wide range of options includes areas such as accounting and finance, strategy, entrepreneurship, marketing and project management. Whichever modules you choose, you’ll be taught by research-active academics who are leaders in their field, as well as benefiting from the Business School’s close links with industry.

Course details

Modules

Typical core modules include: Ideas that shaped the Business World: Government and Society; Introduction to Management; Foundations of Business Analytics; Management Analysis; Financial Accounting; Management Accounting; Ideas that shaped the Business World: Markets and Consumers; Technologies that shaped the Business World: Digital Age; Key Skills for Business; Management and Organisation Theory; Business Research; Strategic Management; Project Management; Dissertation.
Typical optional modules include: Human Resource Management; Principles and Practice of Management Science; Management Ethics; Entrepreneurial Management; Business Analytics Programming; Operations Management; European Business Environment; Innovation, Technology and the Environment; Philosophy of Management and Organisations; Making Successful Decisions; Knowledge Management; Business Analytics Programming; Digital Marketing: Engaging with the Customer; Risk Management; Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Business.

Assessment method

You’ll learn through a mix of lectures, seminars and private study. At the start of the course you’ll be introduced to self-managed learning, an approach that encourages you to take ownership of your studies and think independently.
Our academics ensure that the course is interactive and engaging, for example through the use of simulations, problem-solving exercises, group assignments and discussion of case studies. In addition, you’ll benefit from guest lectures from industry leaders, a field trip opportunity in year one and innovative activities developed by the staff and students.
The different teaching and learning methods are designed to give you a thorough understanding of the subject matter, but also to enhance your employability by developing essential skills such as team working, planning and communication.
We use a range of different assessment methods; these include exams, individual assignments and group coursework. The dissertation is also an important part of your final 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

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

Course code N202
Institution code S27
Campus name Main Site - Highfield Campus
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB Typical offer: AAB

If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: ABB to include grade A in the EPQ

Contextual offer: ABB

We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience.


Offers typically exclude General Studies

The below subjects are considered as restricted. This means that we can accept one subject from the following list if combined with other academic subjects:

Applied subjects
Art: including Design, Fine Art, Photography, Textiles
Communication Studies
Communication and Culture
Creative Media
Creative Writing
Critical Thinking
Dance
Drama
Film Studies
Health & Social Care
Home Economics
Hospitality and Supervision
ICT/IT
Leisure Studies
Media Studies
Music Technology
Outdoor Education
PE
Performing Arts
Public Services
Sports Studies/Science
Theatre Studies
Travel & Tourism
World Development
Please note: Computing, Computer Studies, Product Design and Applied Business (single and double awards) are not considered to be restricted subjects
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD DDD in the Business BTEC National Extended Diploma
Access to HE Diploma D: 39 credits
M: 6 credits
P: 0 credits
60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, of which 39 must be at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit

Offers typically exclude Social Care/Healthcare pathways
Scottish Higher Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements.

Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Where A levels requirements are specified in specific subjects, applicants would be expected to offer these at Advanced Higher Level (or in some case Higher Level).

GCSE – Grade C/ Grade 4
Standard Grade – Grade 3
National 5 – Grade C
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh) Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2 D3, D3, M2 in three Principal subjects

Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A Levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer
Extended Project A The University of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification. Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A Levels may also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 6/B)
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points Typical offer: Pass, with 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level

International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP):
Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements.

Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2 All applicants would be required to have achieved a grade of O4 in Mathematics and English, the equivalent of GCSE Grade C/ Grade 4.
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in Business is accepted if combined with one suitable A level with grade A. If your OCR is not in Business, we strongly suggest you contact us before applying.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDD If you are studying an OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Business then this is accepted and we strongly suggest you contact us before applying if you are studying a different subject.
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma DD OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma in Business is accepted if combined with one suitable A level with grade A. If you are studying another subject in the OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma then we strongly suggest you contact us before applying to see if this is subject is accepted.
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma DDD Disctinction from an OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma combined with grade A's at A levels: D + AA or DD + A or DDD but care must be taken with subjects and restricted subjects which are Art & Design/Media/Performing Arts/Health & Social Care/IT/Sport/Digital Media/Laboratory Skills. As per our A level restricted subjects, we can only accept one restricted subject.
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma DD DD plus one A level grade A OR if studying two Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diplomas you will need DD in both of the Diplomas

OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma in Business is accepted when combined with a suitable A level. If you are studying another subject in the OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma then we strongly suggest you contact us to see if this subject is accepted.
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD DD in the Business BTEC Diploma plus A grade from one A-level
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) DDD DDD in the Business BTEC Extended Diploma
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD DD in the Business BTEC National Diploma plus A from one A-level
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus AA from two A levels
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D Accepted with Distinction if combined with two A levels with grades of AB. If the BTEC National Foundation Diploma is in Business, this is accepted but we strongly advise you to contact us directly before applying if you are studying another subject.
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) D D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AA from two A levels
Scottish Advanced Higher Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) B Typical offer: AA from two A levels and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

We welcome applicants with other qualifications eg. European Baccalaureate, Foundation Programmes. You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard to the A level applicant.

English Language proficiency for international students: All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. For more information on the University of Southampton’s English Language entry requirements, please see the English Language Proficiency webpage at http://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/language.page.

For more details on the suitability of your qualifications or foundation programme please contact the Faculty of Social Sciences ugapply.FBL@soton.ac.uk

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/business-school/undergraduate/courses/n202-bsc-business-management.page

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £17,560 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

Please note that the Fees shown are those charged for entry in September 2020. Fees for entry in September 2021 will be available at the end of August 2020. Please see our website for further details and updates : www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/fees-funding.page

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