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Bath Spa University

Business and Management (Fashion)

UCAS Code: HH10

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

An A Level 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.

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

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

MMM

Business or related subject.

UCAS Tariff

96

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

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Business studies

The course is ideal for you if you're looking for a degree that will provide you with a firm foundation to build a successful career in the fashion business.

We'll empower you to pursue your individual interests, giving you the opportunity to tailor-make your own fashion business degree by choosing the modules that best fit your career aspirations. You'll also be able to undertake additional professional accreditation through our respected industry partners.

A range of flexible work placement options, plus creative collaboration with businesses on live projects, will help develop your professional skillset. The Business and Management Fashion pathway provides a flexible, stimulating and supportive learning environment that fosters creativity, digital literacy, and a strong understanding of sustainability and global business.

Modules

Year one
Gain a broad understanding of today’s business environment, from the context that organisations operate in, through to trends in economic thinking and the importance of managing data in business.

Year two
You'll develop and expand your knowledge of global consumerism, fashion marketing strategy, and digital platforms, including etail and B2C. Module topics include fashion marketing and management, fashion in practice, marketing, and international business.

At the end of the year, you can choose to embark on a ten-month business placement or a ten-week summer placement – applying what you’ve learned so far in the real world.

Year three
You'll develop and explore your business learning, focusing on fashion marketing and visualisation. You'll also undertake an in-depth business research project in fashion, and have a chance to set up a business on your own or with fellow students.

Other topics that you can explore include: managing sustainability, successful freelancing, entrepreneurship, organisational strategy, leadership and management, and new trends in management.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed in a wide range of ways that will test your knowledge of the fashion business and your management skills. These could include presentations, work-related projects, group-work, computer-based simulations, podcasts, examinations, essays, videos, and business reports.

We offer variety in the way we teach: sometimes we'll set you problems so you can find the answers for yourself; sometimes we'll lecture. Most modules use a mix of lectures and small group seminars. There is a good blend of online activities using our Virtual Learning Environment, Minerva. We invite business leaders in to talk about their experience and we arrange visits to local businesses. All of our teaching methods facilitate your development as a self-directed learner.

You’ll also be given personal support in your studies – we're a friendly team of academics, committed to helping you achieve your goals.

Tuition fees

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

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

The Uni


Course location:

Bath Spa University

Department:

College of Liberal Arts

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.

74%
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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
79%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
94%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

34%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
18%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Public services and other associate 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.

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£27k

£27k

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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