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Bath Spa University

Business and Management

UCAS Code: NN12
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

95%

Subjects
  • Business studies
  • Management studies
Student score
75% MED
Not Available
% employed or in further study
94% MED
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
£19.1k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

A level grades CCC with Grade C in Business or related subject preferred. Applicants without business studies A level can apply but will need to demonstrate a strong interest in Business in their personal statement. Business Studies at grade C.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
26

A minimum score of 26 points with evidence of an interest in Business preferred.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available 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

95%

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

Not available

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

The School of Society, Enterprise and Environment has state of the art facilities, and links with courses and universities all over the world.

Modules

Year 1: Understanding the business environment and study skills; introduction to the management and functions of an organisation; numbers in the context of business; economics in business. Year 2: Presenting, understanding and managing financial information; planning and decision making in relation to human resources and the deployment of people in organisations; professional and academic development; the marketing business; impact of legal and other regulatory frameworks on organisations; social and psychological behaviour in organisations; managing processes and quality. Year 3: Modules fall into 3 areas: specialist knowledge: marketing, finance, human resources, economics, law, information technology; specialist skills: management skills in different sectors and internationally, management tools and techniques, e-business; integrating: work experience (resulting in a 4th year), a business simulation, project review or dissertation, developing operational strategies; enterprise and business plan.

Bath Spa University

The campus in the summer

Students here enjoy the best of many worlds a unique cultural heritage, inspiring and beautiful campuses and the buzz of Bath, a UK top 10 creative city. There's a real community feel and countless opportunities to unleash your potential. Bath Spa Students' Union was awarded a Gold Green Impact award from the NUS. We might be small but the Union's RAG group raised over 10,000 for charity.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
73%

Year 1

23%
77%

Year 2

17%
83%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
32%
56%
12%

Year 1

27%
63%
10%

Year 2

5%
68%
27%

Year 3

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 84%
Student score 75% MED
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

77%

Library resources are satisfactory

68%

Feedback on work has been helpful

72%

Feedback on work has been prompt

80%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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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
37% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
41% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
274 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
48% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are customer service occupations

10%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

27%

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
93% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
56% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
0
2:1 or above
N/A
Drop-out rate
0% 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 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £19.1k MED
Graduates who are customer service occupations

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

25%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

10%

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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