Business Management - BA (Hons)

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
Business, Administration and Law
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Business Management - BA (Hons)
Code N1N4 N2N5 N2N3
Qualification Type Undergraduate Qualification
Qualification Level Level 6
Course type Full Time

Overview

Accomplish outstanding business superiority and excellent vocational objectives through the study of Business Management and Accountancy, Marketing or Organisational Behaviour. 

See the website for more information about these programmes - https://grimsby.ac.uk/higher-education-courses/?fwp_search_he_course=Business

Apply for Business Management with Accounting, Marketing or Organisational Behaviour on the UCAS website - https://digital.ucas.com/coursedisplay/results/providers?searchTerm=University%20Centre%20Grimsby&destination=Undergraduate

These degrees capture what is rich about life, encouraging students to engage and develop capacities in the ways of thinking and practising as entrepreneur, manager and leader. By understanding holistically the place of business and their own role within the business world, this encourages an aspirational mind-set towards an outcome of maximising student employability.

Business and Management is a diverse subject and therefore requires a wide range of teaching and assessment methods. The evolving nature of the digital world and the impact on the ever-changing business domain lends itself to a variety of contextualised assessments, teaching methods that incorporate practical scenarios and situational case studies which are strongly aligned to the demands of the workplace. Learners will benefit from smaller class sizes that will provide them with support and guidance in their studies often on a one to one basis. Students will further benefit from a range of guest lectures from industry experts, practical workshops and employability fairs to maximise the learning experience. The approach will vary between theoretical, analytical and academic pedagogies, and practical and experiential approaches. The use of self-directed learning, as learner’s progress through levels 4, 5 and 6, will allow students to develop their independent study skills and increase their evaluation and analytical skills. Across all modes of delivery traditional and digital, the following teaching methods will be deployed: Lectures, seminars, workshops, field work, employability related learning, employer based case studies, ‘live’ or ‘real’ world projects. Guided learning, study trips, simulations, practical’s, discussion groups, virtual forums, business mentoring, business start-ups.

Details

Business Management is a diverse subject area that covers a wide range of business topics in a local, national and international context.

Business Management with Marketing 

Students studying the more specialised area within BA Business Management with Marketing at levels 5 and 6 will further develop their understanding and engagement with marketing and sales

Year 1

Business Research and Study Skills, Enterprise Project. Organisational Behaviour. Customer Focus and Marketing. Financial Accounting. Business Environment.

Year 2

Managing the self. Marketing Principles. Career Planning and Progression. Research Methods. Marketing Communications. Operations and Strategic Management. Year 3 

Dissertation, Global Marketing, Digital Marketing, Business Analysis.  Optional modules: Choose one from Global Economics and Politics or Sustainability

Business Management with Accounting

Year 1

Business Environment · Business Research and Study Skills · Organisational Behaviour · Enterprise Project · Financial Accounting · Customer Focus and Marketing

Year 2

Managing the Self · Career Planning and Progression · Research Methods · Management Accounting · Operations and Strategic Management · Financial Accounting for Limited Companies

Year 3

Financial Performance and Ethics · Dissertation  or Small Business Plan · Global Economics and the Policy Environment or Business Analysis  · Sustainability for Business · Financial Auditing 

Business Management with Organisational Behaviour

Year 1

Business Research and Study Skills · Business Environment · Financial Accounting · Customer Focus and Marketing · Organisational Behaviour · Enterprise Project

Year 2

Managing the Self · Career Planning and Progression · Research Skills · People Management · Operations and Strategic Management · Employment Law and Company Law

Year 3

Coaching for Performance (compulsory) · Management Consultancy or Sustainability · Strategic Human Resource Management (compulsory) · Global Economics and the Policy Environment or Business Analysis · Dissertation or Small Business Plan

How will it be delivered?

The assessment approach is intended to ensure the student’s breadth and depth of knowledge is tested, aiding and enhancing understanding of the subject of Business and Management. The assessment methods combine traditional and innovative formats, practical in application and incorporating opportunities for formative assessment and feedback to ensure students are able to achieve module outcomes effectively.

Methods of learning and teaching are designed to support students in becoming active members of a learning community. Students will be expected to work together in an informal environment as well as in formal classes where a culture of dignity, courtesy and mutual respect with staff and their peers is essential. A variety of methods will be used such as:

Interactive Lectures

Lectures to enable content delivery of key techniques in communication, data gathering, research methods and data processing/analysis to enable the tutor to provide initial illustrative demonstration in these fields. Interactive for students to raise pertinent questions in real time –and for tutors to check learning on very particular elements through questioning in real time.

Seminar: Activities. 

For students to demonstrate and for tutors to check learning in the fields of communication technique development, intrinsic study skills, e.g. note-taking/summarising and analysis of given business data including qualitative/textual.

Seminar: Discussions:

For students to comparatively discuss and establish fit for purpose data collection methods in given research contexts. For students to develop both prepared and ad hoc verbal and non-verbal communications.

Workshops

For students to work on – and for tutors to review – developing academic and professional communication skills, and practice when appropriate data processing techniques (including quantitative) with the use of Information Technology Students benefit from small group sizes and high levels of support and access to staff.

Entry requirements

Standard entry requirement for the degree will be 80 UCAS points, with a minimum of grade ‘C’ or level 4 in both GCSE Maths & English.

In line with the widening participation brief and lifelong learning strategy, the University Centre Grimsby will also encourage applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. All such non-traditional applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience. Applicants may be admitted with credit for prior certificated learning (APcL) or work/life experience or other uncertificated learning (APeL). Students who have successfully completed another relevant programme of study at least at the equivalent level may be eligible to apply for APcL. Claim forms must be supported by the official transcript or certificate of the awarding body of the original qualification and any guidance explaining the allocation of credit and grading scheme used to enable module comparison. Students may also be eligible to apply for life or work experience or other uncertificated learning in which the acquisition of skills or knowledge at the equivalent level to the higher education programme has been gained.

Your next steps...

The focus on employability is driven both institutionally and at programme level. The University Centre Grimsby has designated employability officers, and an alumni association provides networking contacts for employment and internships. Employability is inherent within the programme with all modules having an employability theme, ensuring that students are learning relevant knowledge that can be applied to the work place. Business graduates are able to enter a range of professions after graduation. Graduate training schemes are encouraged and students are supported through applications; guest speakers and employers are invited in to provide information on opportunities that arise. Students are able to undertake administration roles, business analysts, finance, human resources, marketing, self-employment and consultancy roles.The ultimate aim of the programme is for students to enter the workplace fully equipped with the necessary skills to provide, most importantly, effective management and leadership within their chosen career environment. Graduates wish to continue in education may progress onto a Master's degree,  Teaching qualification or a Professional course such as CIPD, CMI, AAT