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Aston University, Birmingham

Business and Management

UCAS Code: NN12

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

5 GCSE grades A*- C to include: GCSE Maths – grade C/4 GCSE English – grade C/4

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

5 GCSE grades A*- C to include: GCSE Maths – grade C/4 GCSE English – grade C/4

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

6,5,5 at Higher Level

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

5 GCSE grades A*- C to include: GCSE Maths – grade C/4 GCSE English – grade C/4

UCAS Tariff

120-128

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

85%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Business studies

**Course description**

Our four-year BSc Business & Management course, with an integrated placement year, will give you a comprehensive understanding of the various functions of management, whilst allowing you the opportunity to focus your studies within specific areas. You will develop the breadth and depth of knowledge required by managers in the 21st century.
This degree provides you with the theoretical knowledge base and practical management skills to ensure that you are fully prepared for the demands of senior management.
With its combination of broad-based and specialist knowledge alongside the placement year, this degree offers a route into general management as well as specialist areas such as accounting, marketing and market research, administration, banking and finance/economics, human resources and operations management.

Our recent graduates have been successful in securing roles at well-known companies such as Samsung, Amazon, The Royal Bank of Scotland and Jaguar Land Rover in roles such as UK Corporate Marketing Grad Scheme, Ecommerce Graduate Programme, Risk, Restructuring & Conduct Graduate and Marketing sales and service graduate.

**Key course benefits**

• As part of your degree you’ll undertake a professional placement, gaining valuable practical experience in the field of your chosen subject area.
• Five years after graduating, employed Aston business graduates earn an average of £35,900 (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO), 2018)
• Tailor your degree by selecting subject areas to suit your own business interests

**Course details**

- Year 1 – You will study a wide range of management related subjects designed to ensure you have a broad foundation and knowledge of management. You’ll consider the economic, financial, human and legal issues managers deal with, and learn the tools and techniques they use to resolve them.

- Year 2 - You will study a range of core modules including the Business Game, and the Professional Manager. The remaining modules are chosen from broad subject streams, including Accounting and Finance, Economics, Marketing, Law and Operations Management.

- Year 3 - This is when you will undertake a professional placement or choose an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions. This year is compulsory for all UK and EU students.

- Year 4 - In your final year you’ll study a core Strategic and Management module, with the remainder being chosen from broad subject streams. This allows you to continue with a deeper understanding of your existing specialisms or broaden your studies further.

Modules

This degree aims to provide you with the theoretical knowledge base and also the practical management skills to ensure that you are fully prepared for the demands of senior management. After a broad-based common first year you then choose four core modules in which you wish to concentrate your studies in your second and final years. You will spend your third year in a professional placement or you may choose to take up an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Aston University, Birmingham

Department:

Aston Business School

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Business studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
14%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. 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. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. 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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£31k

£31k

£38k

£38k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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