BA Applied Business (Marketing)

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UWTSD ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in teaching quality in Business Studies – The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

The online BA (Hons) Applied Business (Marketing) provides students with a broad foundation of the skills required to thrive as a marketing executive in the modern business world.

The programme is delivered through the Wales-Ducere Office utilising the expertise and industry relevance of the Ducere Global Leaders Faculty. To find out more about Ducere, please visit Ducere Global Business School.

Key Facts

Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
Full-time (online; 3 years). Accelerated (online; 2 years).
Start Date: three intakes per year - September, January and May.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Faculty of Business and Management
Contact Name:
Chris Thomas
Contact Email:

In addition to the key concepts of marketing, students will be introduced to the changes that have taken place in recent years and will develop the skills and knowledge required to generate and deliver exceptional modern marketing campaigns.

Students will be given the opportunity to develop and implement marketing strategies into existing real organisations, providing them with unique graduate experience to leapfrog their careers.

As students work their way through a unique learning experience that includes tailored learning activities and exclusive video content standing on the shoulders of hundreds of the world’s most successful and inspiring leaders, from Presidents and Prime Ministers to Nobel Prize winners and leading academics, students will be supported in the development of their business acumen.

Level 4

Students will study the six compulsory modules:

  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Managing Money and Finances
  • Business Model Development.

Level 5

Students will study the compulsory modules below:

  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Design Thinking
  • Digital Business and Disruption
  • Digital Marketing
  • Integrated Marketing Communications

And one of the following options:

  • Managing Employee Relations
  • Managerial Communication
  • Social Enterprise

Level 6

Students will study the compulsory modules below:

  • Big Data
  • Competitive Market Positioning
  • The Global Economy
  • Management Strategy
  • Marketing Strategy and Planning

And one of the following options:

  • Capital Raising
  • Managing Diverse Workplaces
  • Organisational Chnage
  • A degree tailored to your passions, goals, and ambitions
  • Develop an industry-relevant project portfolio as part of your degree
  • Learn from dynamic insights from over 250 Ducere Global Leaders, including former Presidents, Prime Ministers, Nobel Prize Winners, Global Leaders, CEOs and Business Innovators
  • Develop the skills employers need
  • Enjoy personalised student support
  • Study when it suits you with HD videos, unmatched academic support and no exams.
  • Anthony Grace
  • Kathy Lang
  • Ming Chow
  • Rob Weston

Assessment methods vary from module to module but you can expect a range of assessments including, reports, presentations and analyses. Assessments combine academic rigour with authentic “real-world” tasks that demonstrate a student’s ability to meaningfully apply their knowledge and skills.

88 UCAS points plus 2 UK GCSE/GCE O level passes at Grade A–C in Maths and English; or significant work experience* plus 2 UK GCSE/GCE O level passes at Grade A–C in Maths and English.

*Work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Graduates will develop capabilities including:

Fusing the best modern technologies to design marketing strategies that are effective in the digital economy Designing powerful customer engagement strategies utilising social media and other digital tools Developing strategies to rapidly build effective brands Understanding how to work with teams of diverse backgrounds Designing culturally sensitive global growth strategies Understanding the impact and opportunity global trends can have on local business, With career opportunities including: 

  • Account Executive
  • Brand Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Digital Marketer.

£9,000 per year.

There are no additional costs to this course.

  • Design effective strategies for the digital marketplace
  • Utilise social media to drive meaningful customer engagement
  • Develop compelling brands and rapid rebranding strategies
  • Identify growth opportunities in relevant markets
  • Create empowering and inclusive content.