BA Business and Management
100% of UWTSD students at the Carmarthen Business School agreed that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work – NSS 2017 and 94% of UWTSD students at the Carmarthen Business School were satisfied with their course – NSS 2017.
The BA Business and Management programme provides the skills and understanding for graduates to help shape the changing nature of business.
Students study traditional business areas from a new perspective which takes account of the challenges of global change, and also examine wider global contexts.
In recent years words like ethics, sustainability and responsibility have transitioned from theoretical debate to very practical considerations within both small and big business. We are reaching a point where sustainable business practice is becoming a key strategic priority, and organisations have begun to realise that not only do future practices and economic models need to transform in line with the dynamics of social and environmental change, but that actually sustainable thinking makes a business more competitive – as noted in The Economist, “ Companies with their eye on their 'triple-bottom-line' outperform their less fastidious peers on the stock market".
Our BA Business and Management programme has sustainable thinking at its core and as a learner you will challenge existing paradigms, interrogate new paradigms and debate business solutions which will prepare you for employment in the rapidly changing twenty –first century environment. We hope that our graduates will be a part of shaping business thinking in the world.
As a student of the programme you will experience a flexible, transformational learning approach which aims to increase your employability not just today, but for the rapidly evolving workplace of the future. A report by the World Economic Forum notes that by 2020 35% of the skills that are considered important for today’s employment will have changed; according to the report, the top three skills required by the workforce will be complex problem solving, critical thinking and creativity. By studying BA Business and Management with us you will gain the skills and abilities to creatively solve the problems of the future by engaging in problem based learning which aims to transforms your thinking about business and management, makes you question the accepted and immerses you in collaboration.
- Global Business Challenges
- Distinctiveness and Regeneration
- Contemporary Business Approaches
- Financial Management
- Learning and Collaboration for Global Citizenship
- Generating Business Data and Analysis
- Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
- The Inter-cultural Workplace
- Business Inquiry and Research
- Technological Change and Innovation
- Internships and Volunteerism
- Social and Ethical Marketing
- Project Management for Sustainability
- Managing Digital Identities
- Globally Responsible Business
- Strategies for Resilience and Prosperity
- Sustainable Business Project
- Internships and Volunteerism
- Economics of Sustainability
- Digital Business
If you want to be ready for the future of business and be able to respond to both global and local challenges and opportunities then this innovative programme, built on ethical and sustainable principles is the choice for you.
As a BA Business and Management student at UWTSD’s Carmarthen Business School you will be part of a supportive learning community with enthusiastic, research active staff who endeavor to help you maximize your time at UWTSD. We have a progressive and transformational approach to learning that builds independence and self-determination in our learners.
“Studying Business Management at UWTSD was a total life-changing experience for me. With the professional support and mentoring of my professors I further developed as a person and acquired new skills and qualifications. My professors taught me how to question my thoughts, speak carefully, think critically, and act courageously. They were a constant source of motivation and with their professional guidance they helped me to surpass myself and achieve to receive a scholarship as the best student of my Faculty.” Odhise Myftari, 2016 Graduate
As part of your studies you will have the opportunity to undertake an internship, engage in fieldwork and benefit from a range of guest lectures from entrepreneurs and business leaders. We have links with a wide range of organisations, many of whom offer the opportunity for our students to engage in live project work as part of their studies. Our students also have the opportunity to take an International study abroad semester, offered in universities in the USA and Canada.
Outside of your course, UWTSD’s Carmarthen Campus provides a stimulating and supportive learning environment where first class learning spaces and high quality resources combine with green lawns, landscaped areas and flexible social spaces.
The BA Business and Management programme is assessed by a combination of innovative and more traditional methods which are designed to develop students’ understanding, problem solving and creative thinking during their three years of study.
88 UCAS points.
Other equivalent qualifications are accepted and the admissions panel will consider each application on an individual basis. Please note also that our offers are not based solely on your academic achievements; we take into account your full range of skills, experience and attainments when considering your application.
The degree welcomes applicants who have previously studied business for a natural progression. Those who have studied other subject areas will transfer well. Those with work experience, but few formal qualifications, may also join the programme. A-Level and Edexcel awards, as well as a range of other certificates at this level from UK, EU and International bodies are respected.
Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.
The programme boasts a high employability rate for graduating students who are in work within six months of completing the degree. A significant number of graduates also progress to postgraduate studies at this and other universities.
The friendly approach of the University allows early identification of learning needs and support for skill enhancement. This includes respect for specialist needs. There is a learning support team who run regular workshops and tutorials in basic and advanced skill development. The close working relationships between tutors and students and students and their classmates nurtures a positive, active learning environment.