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Brunel University London

Business and Management with Placement Year

UCAS Code: N221

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

in Business or Business-related subject. Applicants must also have 2 years of work experience.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M2

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

in Business and an A level at grade B

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

in Business with A levels grade BB

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

in Business

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

DD

in Business and an A level at grade B

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

D

in Business with A levels grade BB

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

DDD

in Business

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

120-144

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

77%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

Business studies

Management studies

Brunel Business School is an award-winning School offering a range of degrees, many with professional accreditation.An undergraduate degree from Brunel Business School will prepare you for a wide variety of roles and industry sectors. It will equip you with a broad knowledge and appreciation of business and management. Along the way you'll develop the analytical, technical and interpersonal skills to understand, analyse and address the problems that companies face today. We offer one of the best final-year project teaching and learning processes to help create high-quality project work, often from your work placement experiences. You'll also benefit from our Business Life professional development programme. This provides you with opportunities to attend talks by corporate speakers and to develop your technical and soft skills in preparation for the world of work. Degree programmes in Brunel Business School:Business and Management BSc (Hons)Business and Management (Accounting) BSc (Hons)Business and Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) BSc (Hons)Business and Management (Marketing) HonsInternational Business BSc (Hons)Why study Business and Management at Brunel?You will gain a thorough grounding in the theoretical and practical characteristics of organisations, including their structures, cultures and administrative processes. You'll also study the theories related to managerial tasks and roles within an organisation's major fundamental areas. The courses all share a common first year of study. In years 2 and 3 you can choose to specialise in Accounting, Marketing or International Business; or you can continue with the general Business and Management BSc.Business and Management BSc (Hons): The Business and Management general pathway will cover all the fundamental elements of Business and Management. The core components of this degree will offer you the widest range of skills in business and management including: fundamentals of market economies; theoretical and practical characteristics of organisations; various business models and frameworks, and the challenges of coping with future uncertainty, and managing change. Getting ready for work: We have extensive links with employers and industry and you'll benefit from our networks as well as having the opportunity to learn from a wide variety of guest speakers. All our business degrees offer an optional work placement year and we'll encourage you to take this up. This experience in the workplace is highly valued by employers and will give you the edge when you apply for jobs. Our inspiring professional and personal development programme Business Life will also help you to prepare for the world of work with its range of optional sessions including training and practice in a range of skills like customer service, team working, presenting and project management.Business and Management is ranked 8th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2019).

Modules

Level 1
Compulsory:
Introduction to Management Enquiry;
Managing Information with Technology;
Organisational Behaviour and Analysis;
Introduction to Accounting;
International Business Environment;
Principles and Practice of Marketing.
Level 2
Compulsory:
Marketing Communications;
Critical Perspectives in Management;
Managing Change and Creativity in Organisations;
Project Management;
Human Resource Management and its International Dimensions;
Operations Management.
Level 3
Compulsory:
Strategic Management;
Business Ethics, Environmental Sustainability and Governance;
Issues and Controversies in Management Project;
Optional:
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Ventures;
Gender and Organisations;
International Marketing;
Innovation and Knowledge Management.

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
£16,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Brunel 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.

72%
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

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

80%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

58%
UK students
42%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Business and management

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

17%
UK students
83%
International students
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
97%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

Management 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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
4%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
19%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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

£26k

£26k

£30k

£30k

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.

Management 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

£26k

£26k

£30k

£30k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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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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