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Business and Management (BA, HND, CertHE)

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Examine contemporary business thinking and prepare to contribute to a more responsible business future, in which business starts to become the solution, rather than the problem, locally and globally. Study Business and Management with us and learn how responsible business can contribute to social, cultural and environmental, as well as economic, regeneration.

This programme aims to increase your understanding of organisations, their management, the economy, and the business environment within a changing global context. Your studies will help prepare you for a career in business and management by developing your professional and intellectual skills, including critical thinking, complex problem-solving, creativity and reflection.

The course nurtures a future-facing outlook, and you will learn to think about the consequences of actions, and how business and society can be adapted to contribute to sustainable futures. You will be equipped to think about issues of social justice, ethics, and well-being, and how these relate to business and management. Graduate as a global citizen who contributes to shaping a sustainable world through your personal and professional life.

We hope that our graduates will be part of shaping business thinking in the world.

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Business and Management (BA)
UCAS Code: 227W
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Business and Management (CertHE)
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Business and Management (HND)
UCAS Code: 231Y
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Our HND programme is two years full time. 

At the end of the two years, on successful completion of the HND, it is possible to apply to ‘top-up’ to Business and Management (BA).

Full-time applicants should apply through UCAS. Part-time applicants should apply through the University.

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Contact Email: j.shore@uwtsd.ac.uk
Contact Name: Jessica Jane Shore

Tuition Fees 2023/24:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year

Why choose this course?

  1. Be part of rethinking business for a changing world by joining an award-winning business school*
  2. Study business from a contemporary perspective with modules designed to give you the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for leading business in the future.
  3. Join a supportive environment where you will discuss topics in small groups in a learning community of staff and students
  4. Enhance your employability through strong established links with industry and the public and third sectors through live projects, internships, guest lectures and fieldwork.
  5. Benefit from excellent academic and pastoral support** 

*UWTSD Carmarthen Business School: Rethinking Business for a Changing World Winner of ‘Tomorrow’s Employees’ at the Green Gown Awards 2018

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

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What you will learn

Course Overview

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.

Module Topics

Year One – Level 4 (Cert HE, HND & BA)

  • Contemporary Management Approaches (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Distinctiveness and Regeneration (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Financial Management for Business Sustainability (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Global Business Challenges (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Learning and Collaboration for Global Citizenship (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Sustainable Enterprise (20 credits; compulsory).

Year Two – Level 5 (HND & BA)

  • Business Inquiry and Research (20 credits; compulsory)
  • International Independent Study Abroad (20 credits; optional)
  • Internship and Volunteerism (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Politics and Policy Analysis (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Responsible Marketing (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Technological Change and Innovation (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Working in an Inclusive World (20 credits; compulsory).

Year Three – Level 6 (BA)

  • Digital Business (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Globally Responsible Business (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Strategies for Resilience and Prosperity (20 credits; compulsory)
  • The Green Economy (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Sustainable Business Dissertation (40 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. 

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Key Information

Entry Criteria

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Additional Costs

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.

Student Quotes

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.


Please see our accommodation pages for more information.