Our Business and Management programmes at Carmarthen Business School are aimed at preparing our graduates for employment in the rapidly changing twenty-first-century environment.
In a changing world, we recognise that business has to adapt and become part of the solution, rather than the problem by taking responsibility for people and place. Our programmes have sustainable and ethical thinking at their core, and our learners challenge existing business models and debate business solutions for a more sustainable future.
Our Business and Management students are part of a community of students and staff where small group problem-based learning enables them to gain the skills required to creatively solve the business problems of the future.
We hope that our graduates will be a part of shaping business thinking in the world.
Speak Welsh? 40 credits of this course are available through the medium of Welsh.
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 these innovative programmes, built on ethical and sustainable principles are the choice for you.
As a 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 endeavour 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.
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.
Strategies for Resilience and Prosperity (20 credits; compulsory)
The Green Economy (20 credits; compulsory).
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.
Assessments are closely linked to learning activities, where students build understanding and skills in weekly sessions and are able to learn from formative assessment throughout the programme.
Graduate Attributes Framework
This Framework aims to develop your professional skills and competence alongside your academic subject knowledge. You’ll study up to 40 credits per level throughout your programme from the Graduate Attributes Framework.
The Graduate Attribute modules are designed to enable you to develop, and evidence, a range of career-focused skills related to your subject area. These skills include digital competency, research and project management, as well as such personal competencies as communication, creativity, self-reflection, resilience and problem-solving.
We are interested in applicants who want to contribute to the future of business and management. The previous study of business is not required and we welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds.
Our standard offer for the BA is 88 UCAS tariff points, and for the HND is 46 UCAS tariff points. A-Level and Edexcel awards, as well as a range of other certificates at this level from UK, EU and International bodies, are accepted.
A number of other equivalent qualifications are also accepted in contribution to your UCAS tariff points 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.
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 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 transform your thinking about business and management. Within the programme you will be working on live projects for a range of organisations and will also undertake a compulsory internship within the public, private or voluntary sector.
Our graduates progress to a range of areas within the public, private and voluntary sectors in areas such as sustainability leadership, financial management, marketing, human resources management, project management, community development and regeneration.
An emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation within the programme has also meant that a number of our recent graduates have left to successfully set up their own enterprises and Carmarthen Business School is proactive in signposting students to internal and external support for business development.
Several of our graduates also choose to progress to further study at Masters and Doctoral level either within UWTSD or at other universities. At Carmarthen Business School we offer a range of postgraduate programmes and have a number of active Doctoral students.
It is possible to complete this programme of study without any additional costs.
Students may wish to purchase materials for modules, such as a major project but this is not a requirement and will have no bearing on the final grade.
Students may also wish to attend optional overnight field visits in the UK or overseas at some point during their programme of study, with an estimate of £600-£1000. Again, attendance at additional overnight field visits are not compulsory and have no bearing on the final grade. Costs for field visits which are part of modules are included in course fees.
Fiona Bowskill “The teaching style in this course is more laid back and interactive with smaller groups, which increases the contact between staff and students which in turn helps to increase the confidence of students allowing them to grow and flourish. Having sustainability built into the course helps to Increase the chances of employability. Thank you, Louise, for encouraging me to sign up for this course, it has allowed me to grow so much in this short amount of time.”
Honi Sieczych “I like this course for the style of learning as I prefer one to one learning or in small groups compared with 200 people with one lecturer who doesn't know their students. The sustainable approach of learning in this course is also more attractive to me and there is a focus on students doing well and understanding the subject. The tutors are approachable and guide us at any time we need it. The course itself is a pioneer program for sustainability and lead us to change the ways we live, work and promote sustainability which is great!!! Much appreciated, thank you very much!”
Bursary / Scholarship Information
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships section.
Study Abroad Opportunities
BA Business and Management students have the opportunity to apply for our study abroad programme. If accepted, students will study overseas in one of our US or Canadian partner institutions for the second semester of level 5.