University of Buckingham

Business and Management (with integrated Foundation) University of Buckingham Degree level: Undergraduate

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The University of Buckingham is:
o Home of the 2-year degree – less cost and more focus
o Top for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide)
o Top for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey and Complete University Guide)
o Small group teaching focused – student:staff ratio of 11:1
o Flexible – start your course in September or January

The BSc Business and Management (with integrated Foundation) 3 year programme will benefit those individuals who wish to study an undergraduate degree but have non-standard academic qualifications.

Year one will follow the Foundation Pathway programme, and introduce students to key concepts and study skills. In years two and three students will build on these skills and enhance their knowledge, understanding and practice in core subjects. Throughout the three years a student will be equipped with the skills to reach their potential in academic studies.
The BSc in Business and Management aims to equip graduates with analytical and decision-making skills relevant to career development in the wider business context.

Business organisations do not exist in isolation and much of the early part of the programme is focused on understanding the various external driving forces for change and the internal responses necessary for business to survive and prosper. The programme provides a blend of theoretical and practical study, never losing sight of employers’ requirements and students’ career aspirations. At no point in recent history has there been such an exciting time to study the dynamics of business and its role in the global environment.

The programme is designed to develop skills in solving business problems that are transferable organisationally and internationally across business environments. Business and Management is a broad based programme that relies to some extent on conventional methods of teaching and learning. However, it is also a live subject, and so practical and real-life projects are introduced to enhance the learning experience and to produce graduates equipped to meet the needs of commerce and industry. This approach is often highly participatory and may involve visits to selected companies to complement classroom activities.

Course details

Modules

Advanced Academic Skills,
Critical Thinking,
Decision Making for Business
English and Study Skills,
English for Academic Studies,
Essential Mathematics,
International Studies,
Introduction to Business,
Introduction to Financial Studies,
Introduction to Office Software,
Life and Institutions,
Quantitative Methods 1,
Research Skills,
BIS 1: Information Technology and Data Management,
BIS 2: Business Applications and IT Management,
Business Ethics,
Business Operations,
Business Psychology,
Business Simulation,
Consumer Behaviour,
Corporate Strategy and Strategic Management,
Cross-Cultural Management,
E-Business,
Entrepreneurship,
Financial Accounting,
Financial Management,
Financial Risk Management,
Human Resource Management,
International Business,
International Finance,
International Marketing,
Introduction to Financial Accounting,
Introduction to Management,
Introduction to Management Accounting,
Law for Business,
Marketing 1 & 2,
Marketing Communications,
Operations Strategy,,
Organisational Behaviour,
Practical Leadership and Group Effectiveness,
Quantitative Methods 2,
Service Management,
Statistics for Business and Economics,
Supply Chain Management,
The Economic Environment of Business,
French or Spanish,
Understanding the World of Business.

Assessment method

Teaching is carried out through a combination of lectures supported by seminars and tutorials. A key feature of the Buckingham teaching method is the use of small tutorial groups which provide the most effective means of ensuring that the students benefit from the academic expertise at their disposal. It is also the philosophy of Buckingham’s faculty to be available to students outside the scheduled tutorial times and to encourage good working relationships between staff and students.

The assessment of individual modules within each course varies according to the subject. Assessment is usually by examination, assessed coursework, or a combination of the two.


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 NN13
Institution code B90
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

With staff and students from over 90 countries around the world, the University enjoys a wonderful and culturally diverse atmosphere. Voted top for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey since 2006, we provide support for students from outside the UK including: assistance with visa application and renewal; guaranteed accommodation in halls of residence; and a personal tutor to support your academic studies. Academic staff are available to help and advise, and operate an open-door policy. We have the best staff to student ratio of any university in the UK. Our students have formed a number of overseas clubs, and there is a sports and social programme each term to ensure you enjoy your time with us. Our idyllic setting between Oxford and Milton Keynes offers access to a range of cultural and social activities and Bicester Village, the renowned shopping outlet is a short bus ride away. English Language requirements: it is very important that your English level is of a good standard for you to be successful in your studies. All applicants must achieve specific requirements in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). Please check our website for more details of the undergraduate or postgraduate language requirements for your course. https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level Entry requirements vary. Please contact our Admissions Team.

Applicants should have satisfactory completion of grade 12 plus GCSE English and Maths at Grade C / Grade 4, or above, plus evidence of genuine intellectual capacity. If your first language is not English, you will also need an IELTS score of 6.0.

Please note that the first nine months of this programme constitute the Foundation stage. Students are expected to pass in all the Foundation modules with marks of 60% or more, in order to progress to the second year stage of the course.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0

https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/

https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £34,650 Whole course
EU £34,650 Whole course
International £44,250 Whole course
England £34,650 Whole course
Northern Ireland £34,650 Whole course
Scotland £34,650 Whole course
Wales £34,650 Whole course

Additional fee information

Home Students: The University of Buckingham is an alternative provider because we do not receive annual funding through the UK funding councils. Buckingham students are eligible for support from Student Finance England towards their studies: (1) An annual repayable Tuition Fee Loan of £7,400 (for accelerated programmes - September 2019) or £6,165 (for non accelerated programmes - September 2019) paid direct to the University. Students are responsible for paying the remaining balance to the University for each term’s fees. (2) An annual repayable Maintenance Loan to help with living costs (the amount awarded is dependent on household income). This is paid directly to you after registration. The undergraduate fees can be found on our website at: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/fees/

Sponsorship information

The University would like to encourage students – both undergraduates and postgraduates – to come to Buckingham regardless of their financial circumstances. The bursaries and scholarships we offer are awarded on merit and/or on financial need. You may only accept one University award. All awards are subject to your meeting the University’s academic entry requirements and abiding by the University’s rules and regulations. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you will need to have been offered a place to study at Buckingham. For details of our current range of scholarships and bursaries please see our website: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships

Provider information

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University of Buckingham
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Buckingham
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