BA (Hons) Business Management (2 Year Accelerated)

The accelerated BA (Hons) Business Management allows you to condense 3 years of study into 2 years, thereby accelerating your career development and potentially saving you money.

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 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.

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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:

2 years full-time, including
summer holiday periods

Campus:

Bloomsbury

Start Dates:

September

Awarding Body:

The University of Northampton

 

Fees

UK/EU 2017/18: £6,150 per year
Total course fee: £12,300

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

International 2017/18: £18,000 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: 112 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

Students complete 6 modules per year (which includes a summer term). Each module is 30 credits. Modules are listed below:

Year 1 Year 2
Business
Environment
(Level 4)
Managing
Information and
Technology
(Level 4)
Managerial
Finance
(Level 5)
Digital Marketing
(Level 5)
Organisations:
Leadership and
Management
(Level 4)

Marketing
Principles and
Practice
(Level 4)

Strategy,
Enterprise and
Innovation
(Level 6)
Business Research
Project
(Level 6)
Managing
Operations and
Projects
(Level 5)
Option
(Level 5)
Option
(Level 6)
Option
(Level 6)

Students complete one of the following Level 5 option modules in Year 1:

  • Ethics, Sustainability and Social Impact
  • Talent Management

    Note: Students will be transferred to the BA (Hons) Business Management (3 Year) if they fail any Year 1 modules.

Students complete two of the following Level 6 option modules in Year 2:

  • 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 Year 2, for the 30-credit, Business Research Project. The due date for the project will be teaching week 12 of Semester 2.

Featured Modules

Corporate Risk Management is an optional module available at Level 6 that introduces students to the main types of risk facing organisations in todays’ international business environment. It explores the various risk measurement and management tools available to organisations in order for them to incorporate risk planning, risk modelling and risk appraisals into their strategies and operations. Both qualitative and quantitative methodologies will be examined and students will also be required to adopt a critical approach when applying the frameworks.

Small Business Management is an optional module available at Level 6 that is aimed at introducing students to the world of enterprise and small business planning. Generally defined as an owner or manager of a business enterprise who attempts to make profits by starting and growing his or her business, an entrepreneur is confronted with numerous other challenges. This module seeks to critically analyse both the eclectic mix of individuals planning to develop and launch their own businesses as well as those with established small business ventures who would like to expand.


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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