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Swansea University

Business Management (Finance) with a Year Abroad

UCAS Code: N14J

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

Excluding General Studies.

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:9

From a Business related Access Course.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33-32

A minimum of 5 in Standard Level English or 4 in Higher Level English.

Minimum of 360 UCAS Points overall from higher level subjects.

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

DDD-DDM

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

This qualification can be used in conjunction with 2 A levels or A level equivalent qualifications.

UCAS Tariff

120-128

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

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time with time abroad | 2018

Subject

Business studies

Designed for students who are interested in finance or a finance career but who do not wish to take a full Accounting and Finance degree, this programme covers the core areas of business and management, whilst also giving you the opportunity to pursue advanced finance topics.Business at Swansea University is currently recognised as one of the best departments in the UK for producing the highest degree results in comparison to entry requirements we are ranked 4th in the UK for Value Added (Guardian University Guide 2018).As a student of our Business department within the School of Management at Swansea University, you can expect to receive excellent teaching, driven by our world-class academic team of staff and state-of-the-art Bay Campus facilities. Our Business Management degrees are accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), whilst marketing specific content has been developed in-line with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) providing you with industry-focused teaching and a wealth of professional skills to enhance your employability on graduation. Our Final Year Projects also enhance your career potential, by working in partnership with real companies on real business-related issues.

Modules

For the full programme structure and module breakdown, please visit the School's web pages at http://www.swansea.ac.uk/som/. Year 1 will include compulsory modules which will give you a grounding in core busines principles including: marketing, accounting, operations and finance. In addition, we provide a range of modules that cover the basics for all areas of business, including maths and statistics as well as professional skills. Year 2 will include a combination of advanced compulsory content (specific to the pathway) and optional module choices. Year 3 involves studying abroad at a partner institution - see the Global Opportunties web pages for more information http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/opportunities/. Year 4 includes a combination of advanced compulsory content (specific to the pathway), optional module choices and the Final Year Project.

Assessment methods

For details on each module’s assessment criteria, please consult the Module Catalogue within the School's web pages at http://www.swansea.ac.uk/som/. Typically, each module includes a written examination after the taught elements have been completed (so a 15 credit module taken in the first semester will be examined in January) and coursework or continuous assessment consisting of a number of assignments. Assignments may be individual assignments, group assignments, presentations, and business reports. Students thus have every opportunity to develop key-skills in the use of Information Technology to gather, coordinate and present information, and also their confidence in presentation. Typically continuous assessment might count for approximately 30% of the total mark, with examinations weighted at 70% but the proportion can vary considerably between modules.

The Uni


Course location:

Bay Campus

Department:

Business and Management

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.

80%
high
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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
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

82%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
7%
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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
25%
Business, research and administrative professionals
10%
Business, finance and related 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.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

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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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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