Business Management (BA, HND, HNC)
The BA (Hons) Business Management is an innovative programme where teaching is based around live business projects, case studies, internships and work experience.
The programme has been designed in consultation with industry experts, providing students with access to the latest leading academic knowledge and practical industry skills.
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Speak Welsh? 40 credits of this course are available through the medium of Welsh.
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PATHWAY OPTIONS AND HOW TO APPLY
Tuition Fees 2021/22:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year
N.B. the fees for international students stated here are for the BA Business Management only; we cannot accept international applications for HND or HNC in Business Management.
Why choose this course?
- The involvement of industry experienced and research informed staff in teaching.
- The opportunity to study abroad.
- The opportunity to undertake at least two internships during the three-year programme.
- Employability skills embedded across all modules.
- The variety of modules and authentic assessments.
- Opportunity to study some modules through the medium of Welsh.
What you will learn
This course is for students wishing to excel in a career in Business and Management. The programme shares a common first year, during which you take a range of compulsory modules covering a number of business disciplines, providing a broad understanding of business and management. This allows you, as the student, to gain a good understanding of the principles across a range of subject areas whilst also providing the opportunity to specialise in a particular discipline (such as marketing, human resources, finance and accounting) if desired.
The programme has been developed in conjunction with employers to ensure the relevant employability skills are developed alongside the academic rigor of a degree programme.
The Business School has long established relationships with local and regional businesses to deliver a programme of integrated extracurricular activities. This provides our students with a range of contacts, opportunities and experiences that form part of the learning experience, but also allows students to develop their knowledge, skills and practical capabilities necessary for the transition into employment.
Year One – Level 4 (HNC, HND & BA)
- Contemporary Challenges: Making a Difference (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module)
- Entrepreneurial Innovation (20 credits; compulsory)
- Finance for Business (20 credits; compulsory)
- Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module)
- Marketing Fundamentals (20 credits; compulsory)
- People and Organisations (20 credits; compulsory).
Year Two – Level 5 (HND & BA)
- Changemakers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module)
- Changemakers: Creativity and Value Creation (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module)
- Contract Law (20 credits; compulsory)
- Digital Intelligence & Analytics (20 credits; compulsory)
- Financial Performance Management (20 credits; compulsory)
- International Independent Study Abroad (60 credits; optional)
- Marketing in Practice (20 credits; compulsory).
Year Three – Level 6 (BA)
- Contemporary Issues in Management (20 credits; compulsory)
- Global Ethics (20 credits; compulsory)
- Independent Project (40 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module)
- Leading and Developing People (20 credits; compulsory)
- Strategic Management and Sustainability (20 credits; compulsory).
Assessment methods vary from module to module but you can expect a range of assessments including, coursework, practical work and exams. Assessments combine academic rigor with authentic “real-world” tasks that demonstrate a students ability to meaningfully apply their knowledge and skills.
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.
Swansea Business Campus
- BA — 88 UCAS Points
- HND — 48 UCAS points
- HNC — 48 UCAS points
The course is suitable for those who have studied other subject areas prior to entry as well as those applicants who have studied this subject in the past. In particular, applicants with work experience, but few formal qualifications, may also join the programme following assessment of aptitude. The programme welcomes applicants who have A-level and Edexcel awards as well as a range of other certificates at this level from UK, EU and International bodies.
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.
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.
Our business degrees provide students with a broad range of skills that are sought after by a range of employers. Due to the flexible and broad nature of the programme graduates will be equipped to enter a range of industries and sectors including not of profit, public and private sectors. In 2015/16, ninety-eight percent of graduates from the Business School were in employment and/or further study after six months.
The Business School offers students dedicate placement support with industry-specific advice being offered by discipline experts. Students will have the opportunity to undertake placements/internships as part of their degree programme and/or in addition to the taught modules. Opportunities to join the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programmes of the associated industry bodies is also possible.
Extra costs to be borne by the student
As an institution, we seek to continually enhance the student experience and as a result, additional costs may be incurred by the student on activities that will add value to their education. Where possible these costs will be kept to a minimum with additional activities being optional.
Field trips and placement costs
Field trips will be available for students, which are optional. Costs for the UK and International trips will be provided at the beginning of the academic year.
Students undertaking placements abroad will incur travel, living and possibly accommodation costs. The amount will depend upon location and the current state of the UK pound. For students undertaking placements in the USA, additional visa costs will apply.
Students will be expected to pay four weeks prior to field trips taking place. Travel and visa costs for overseas placements, three months before departure.
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 Scholarships and Bursaries section.