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Bournemouth University

Business Studies

UCAS Code: N100

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

Entry requirements


112-118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades

120-128 tariff points including a minimum of 2 Principal Subjects

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A-levels or equivalent

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English and Mathematics grade C (or grade 4 in the reformed GCSE grading) or equivalent qualifications

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31-32

31 - 32 overall including grade H5 from 2 Higher Level subjects

Accepted as part of the overall tariff

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM

128 tariff points

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

120 - 128 tariff points from Scottish Highers

UCAS Tariff

112-120

112-120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

91%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Business studies

Educating business students for over 35 years, this CMI and AACSB accredited course is taught by highly qualified lecturers and industry-savvy practitioners, boast numerous networking opportunities and compelling talks from guest speakers in a variety of different business disciplines. This course also offers the opportunity to remain on this broader-focused pathway or select a specialist field of business and graduate with a more specific degree title: Economics; Enterprise; Finance; Human Resource Management; Marketing, Operations & Project Management; International Business Studies. Alongside the study pathways, in the second and final year of the course, you will have the opportunity to choose option units to further tailor your studies to your career aspirations. You can also choose to study abroad in year two, at one of our international partner institutions, and every student will enjoy 30-weeks in industry to build your CV, place your theory and skills into practice, and harvest a network of professional contacts. Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), this course carries a dual award, so youll graduate with a Business Studies degree and a CMI qualification; a Diploma in Management and Leadership.In addition, depending on which specialist pathway you follow, your studies will be recognised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM), the Association of Project Management (APM) or the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Modules

You will study a range of subject areas including management competencies, accounting & quantitative analysis; organisational behaviour & ethics, marketing, principles of business law, economics for business studies, understanding organisations & HRM, finance & business analysis, strategic management and organisational leadership. In your final year you can choose to specialise in a certain area of business on one of our pathways.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bournemouth University

Department:

Department of Leadership, Strategy and Organisations

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.

78%
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

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

90%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
83%
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?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Other administrative occupations
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.

£22k

£22k

£27k

£27k

£32k

£32k

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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