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Aston University

Business and Management

UCAS Code: NN12
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

128-136

% applicants receiving offers

69%

Subjects
  • Business studies
  • Management studies
Student score
82% HIGH
Not Available
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Not Available
Average graduate salary
£25k HIGH
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Scottish Highers
AAAAB-AAAAA

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAB-AAA

BTEC Diploma
DDD

BTEC Certificate
DD

BTEC Award
D

International Baccalaureate
35

Three subjects required at higher level with minimum scores 6,6,5. Standard level English Language and Mathematics required score 5.

UCAS tariff points
128-136

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

69%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Our business degrees are designed to also give you a range of transferable and practical skills to succeed within your chosen career. We make extensive use of group working and presentations to prepare you for the reality of working life. Such work develops your team working and negotiating skills. Aston consults a panel of graduate employers regularly to ensure our teaching is relevant in the business world today. These employers are consistently impressed with the business knowledge and personal skills that our graduates offer. Our placement year gives you the genuine practical work experience that is invaluable in developing an appreciation of issues such as office politics which cannot be replicated in the lecture room. We have a Learning and Skills Development Centre on campus to aid with academic development, and a number of initiatives, such as the Peer Mentoring Scheme, allow students to volunteer their time to develop personally. Aston Students' Union offers opportunities to become involved in various activities, and students are actively encouraged to enrich their time at Aston through extra-curricular involvement.

Modules

Year 1: Financial accounting; introduction to management accounting; international perspectives in organisations; law for business; introduction to marketing management; principles of operations management; business analytics; information technology for business; micro/macro economics. Year 2: Core modules: Business policy; business game; business, government and society; strategic finance. Optional modules within: Accounting and finance; business analytics; business and government; business psychology; business economics; information systems; law; marketing; operations management. Year 3: Placement year. Final year: Core module: Strategic management. Optional modules within: Accounting and finance; business analytics; business and government; business psychology; business economics; information systems; law; marketing; operations management.

Aston University

Lakeside residences

At Aston we are dedicated to developing people and ideas that will shape the businesses and communities of tomorrow. Aston is ranked as the top UK University outside London for graduate employability, and is in the top 10 UK universities for producing millionaires. The Aston Student Village is transforming accommodation and the redeveloped Woodcock Sports Centre offers top sports facilities.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

34%
66%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
79%
18%
3%

Year 1

57%
39%
4%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

62%
38%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 82% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
30% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
43% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
13% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
365 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £25k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

22%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

15%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Over 13,500 degrees in business studies were awarded in 2012, and for a long time this was the most popular degree subject of all - one in 23 grads study a business studies degree. Numbers are still growing, but it dropped down to number three in the table this year. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. They are most likely to go into jobs in finance, management or marketing, so the stats have been hit slightly because the finance industry hasn’t been in the best of health in the economic downturn. But thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are very slightly above the average for all subjects. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
42% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
39% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
29% of students are part-time

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Management degrees are a popular choice, with more than 6,000 graduates in 2012. It's not a surprise to hear that a lot of graduates from the subject went into management, and remember that, for this degree, a lot of the jobs are in London. But management graduates tried their hands at all sorts of different jobs last year – not just those within the finance industry, but also community work, IT, marketing and PR and even surveying. This is a flexible degree that can fit graduates for all sorts of work.
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