BA (Hons) Business Management (3 Year)

This course is designed for applicants wishing to pursue a career in business and management and covers all of the key aspects of business including marketing, human resource management, strategic management and financial management. You will focus on real-life business situations and issues.

The course includes the use of case study analyses, guest speakers and business projects. It equips graduates with the knowledge and skills required for an entry-level position in a wide range of areas within the business world.

In addition, students can opt to take an additional Internship Placement module in year 2. A certificate of recognition on completion of the degree will be issued separately.

Upon graduation you will be awarded a BA (Hons) Business Management which will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed for an entry-level position in a wide range of areas within the business world.

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Employment

This degree is a natural choice for applicants who want a wide-ranging qualification that gives them a good-grounding in business and management fundamentals. We aim to give students a solid understanding of the nature of entrepreneurial opportunity, so that they can become self-starters when it comes to developing businesses. But equally, we aim to equip them with the skills to be able to bring innovation, creativity and strategic thinking to organisations that they may choose to work for. The range of careers open to our business and management graduates is hence as wide as their own imaginations can take them.

In practice there are a wide range of career opportunities for BA (Hons) Business Management graduates, including both public and private sector employment opportunities in specific vocational areas such as marketing, IT, HRM planning, and accountancy and managerial trainee posts. Graduates can progress into becoming human resource managers, operations managers, brand managers and business development managers among many other career pathways.


Key Information

We have September start dates for this course. There are two semesters each year. Students complete 2 x 30 credit modules each semester, enabling students to concentrate on fewer modules at a time. Modules are assessed in different ways, e.g. essays, problem questions, case studies, reports, presentations and examinations.
 

Duration:

3 years full-time

Campus:

Bloomsbury

Start Dates:

September

Awarding Body:

The University of Northampton

Fees

UK/EU 2017/18*: £6,150 per year
Total course fee: £18,450

EEA and Swiss nationals 2017/18*: £12,000 per year
Total course fee: £36,000

International 2017/18: £12,000 per year
Total course fee: £36,000

Please note that international students, who require a Tier 4 VISA will not be permitted to work during their studies.

* Scholarships are available

UK/EU - http://www.lsbm.ac.uk/scholarships
EEA - http://www.lsbm.ac.uk/eea-scholarships

 

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants normally require UCAS tariff points as below:
     
    Entry in Sep 2017: 104 UCAS tariff points
     
  • Please note, the UCAS Tariff Points system has changed for 16-17. For more info about the new system, click here.
  • Applicants also require a GCSE Grade C or above in English Language (or equivalent).

    If a candidate meets the UCAS points requirements (but does not have GCSE English Language at Grade C or above), then they will also be required to pass our own internal English Language test (test and interview) in order to meet our entry requirements. (This only applies to UK, EU and EEA applicants. International applicants WILL require GCSE English Language at Grade C or above, or equivalent).

    Note: From 2017, English and Maths GCSEs will be graded from 9 to 1, rather than A* to G. All other GCSE subjects will follow with the new grading system in 2019. A current grade 'C' in the new system will be considered to be a '4'. Click here for a quick explanation of the new GCSE grading system from our blog.
  • Applicants must have completed Year 11 (Key Stage 4) Secondary School, or equivalent, at least 2 years prior to the start of the course.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language require IELTS at 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each category).


Modules
 

Level/Year Semester 1 Semester 2
Level 4
Year 1
Business
Environment
(30 credits)
Managing
Information and
Technology
(30 credits)
Organisations:
Leadership and
Management
(30 credits)
Marketing
Principles and
Practice
(30 credits)
Level 5
Year 2
Managerial
Finance
(30 credits)
Digital Marketing
(30 credits)
Managing
Operations and
Projects
(30 credits)
Option
(30 credits)
Level 6
Year 3
Strategy,
Enterprise and
Innovation
(30 credits)
Option
(30 credits)
Business Research
Project
(30 credits)
Option
(30 credits)

Students complete one of the following Level 5 option modules:

  • Ethics, Sustainability and Social Impact
  • Talent Management

    In addition, students can opt to take an additional 20-credit Level 5 Internship Placement module.

Students complete two of the following Level 6 option modules:

  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Small Business Management
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Critical Issues in Business Management

    Students will also be required to submit a research proposal in teaching week 8 of Semester 1 in the final year, for the 30-credit, Business Research Project. The due date for the project will be teaching week 12 of Semester 2.

Featured Modules

Ethics, Sustainability and Social Impact is an optional module available at Level 5 that introduces students to the academic theory concerned with business ethics, the sustainability of organisations and the impact of organisations on society. It also critically examines the various initiatives and frameworks employed by organisations to enhance ethicality, sustainability and social impact.

Talent Management is an optional module available at Level 5 that explores the contribution that HRM makes towards effectiveness in organisations. This is especially reflected in the knowledge economy within which organisations exist today, and is a recognition of the importance to organisational performance of the ways in which employees are strategically managed and individual talents developed. This module explores the main drivers, enablers and barriers involved in the successful development and implementation of talent management within organisations.

 

Degree classification

Upon graduation your degree will be classified as follows:

1st Class Honours
Upper Second Class Honours (2.1)
Lower Second Class Honours (2.2)
Third Class Honours

In calculating your degree classification, modules at Levels 4 are ignored. Your degree classification is based upon your performance in modules at Levels 5 and 6.


University of Northampton Academic Regulations

The BA (Hons) Business Management is awarded by the University of Northampton, and is governed by the University's Academic Regulations. Most of the University’s degrees are made up of 20-credit modules and therefore some of the Regulations apply differently to the BA (Hons) Business Management because it consists of 30-credit modules:

1. Accumulated Failure (Regulation 3.7.2)

If, after exhausting all opportunities for reassessment, you fail modules to the value of 90 credits, you will be withdrawn from further study.

2. Condonement (Regulation 3.7.12)

You must pass every module in order to successfully complete your degree.

3. Maximum number of credits that can be studied in each academic year (Regulation 3.3.2)

If, after exhausting all opportunities for reassessment, you fail a module your studies will continue into an additional academic year.

You can find the University's Academic Regulations here. The University's Student Handbook provides an explanation of the Regulations.


Teaching Weeks

September 2016

 

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