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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Business

UCAS Code: 8BR6

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Mathematics and English at Grade C or equivalent.

112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

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

DMM

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

112

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Business studies

Our BA Business is designed to produce graduates with the skills to meets employers’ needs in the contemporary business world and who are ready to build a successful business career.

Students will:
• gain a broad insight into the world of business and management from academics and industry professionals with a wealth of experience
• acquire the knowledge and abilities not only to become an effective business manager but also the entrepreneurialism to develop their own business
• gain an understanding of management, business operations, corporate strategy, business law and human resources
• undertake a work placement to gain practical work experience
• All our graduating students will also achieve a level 5 Diploma/Certificate in Leadership & Management from the Chartered Management Institute worth over £1,300 at no extra cost.

Key Course Features:
• The Business School has excellent links with professional bodies and business experts who enhance our teaching with guest lectures.
• Work placement opportunities are available to all of our students who demonstrate a good standard of engagement and professionalism during their studies.
• All students gain first-hand experience of applying their knowledge as they work with real businesses on relevant projects.
• This degree is accredited by the CMI, all our graduating students will also receive a level 5 Diploma/Certificate in Leadership & Management from the CMI worth over £1,300 at no additional expense.

You can also choose to study this course with a foundation year BA (Hons) Business (four years including foundation year) UCAS Code: W3L7.

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide and exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners. Glyndwr University has joined forces with CIM to give students the opportunity to gain professional qualifications through the CIM Graduate Gateway. CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers, and their content is reflected in our own degrees which ensures we are equipping students with the best opportunities for a successful marketing career.

Modules

Our Business degree provides significant flexibility, allowing you to tailor your modules to your individual needs. You can select from a wide range of modules across our other Business School degrees. In the first year you will take introductory modules in marketing, economics and big data, in addition to learning about the history and future of business.

As you move into years two and three, you will be able to select your own areas of specialism. We will teach you the advanced tools of business but we will do so in a fun and interactive way, looking at areas such as strategic thinking, leading and engaging people, consumer psychology and business law.

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

MODULES

Business Environment
Business Communication Skills for Marketing
Economics
Marketing Essentials
Data Analytics and Understanding ‘Big Data’
Creating Events

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

MODULES

Core

Business Law
Managing Corporate Risk and Crime

Optional

Customer Service Excellence
Engaging and Leading People
HRM for Business
Competitive Intelligence Research
Work placement 2
Work-based project

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

MODULES

Strategic Thinking
Employment Law
International Human Resource Management
Strategic Marketing
Dissertation

Each module should require around 36 hours of direct learning through a combination of lectures and tutorials. An estimated further commitment of 160 independent study hours will be required for each module, although this can vary from student to student.

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed in a variety of ways over the course of their undergraduate studies. The balance between the different forms of assessment is determined by the different aims and learning outcomes of the core and option modules. Assessment methods include academic essays, presentations, reports, simulation exercises and examinations.


Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

Teaching methods include workshop-based core skills modules, lectures by practitioners, student-led seminars and guided research.

Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through the feedback given to students, which takes several forms including small group and one-to-one discussions.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

North Wales Business School

TEF rating:

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What students say


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 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?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
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.

£17,400
low
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
7%
Other elementary services 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.

£15k

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£20k

£20k

£20k

£20k

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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