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University of Bradford

Business and Management

UCAS Code: N100

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

80 points from 2 full A levels

As UCAS tariff

120 UCAS tariff points to include at least 80 points from 2 Higher Level subjects Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B. (Language A: Literature, Literature and Performance and Language ab initio are not accepted).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

As UCAS tariff

UCAS Tariff

120

120 UCAS tariff points, plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

87%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Business studies

This degree is suited to students who would like to gain a broad understanding of business and management, rather than specialising in a particular area of business at this stage. It is a flexible programme of study offering you a balanced approach to management, and providing a foundation of knowledge across a range of business and management principles. This course aims to help set you apart in the competitive job marketplace, developing students into modern managers working across a variety of business environments including private, public, not-for-profit and small to medium-sized enterprise sectors. Your broad range of business knowledge will equip you with the skills to allow you to progress up the management ladder and help you to build confidence in your abilities to work across different industries and businesses.

Many of our Accountancy and Finance modules attract accreditation from the professional bodies, such as Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Association of International Accountants (AIA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Our Business and Management course develops students’ fundamental business skills as well as offering the flexibility to choose subjects that interest them, and help direct their career path. Our degrees in Business and Management Studies, Human Resource Management, International Business and Management, and Marketing all share the same modules in first year. This means students gain a foundation of essential business knowledge from a leading business school. It also allows students to transfer to one of the four in the second year if they discover a new passion.

This course will help you develop transferable skills that are applicable to any business environment. Employers highly value and demand graduates who can combine a clear understanding of core business and management functions with good problem solving and decision-making skills; and this degree aims to do just that. We will develop your expertise in the fundamentals of business, equipping you with a unique bundle of contemporary business skills and knowledge that you can transfer directly into the workplace, applying the theory you’ve learned. You will be taught by leading academics who have worked professionally in a variety of sectors throughout the world of business and management, learning from their experience and expertise. They will provide you with examples that can be applied to a range of business contexts.

Modules

Year one (all core modules) - Business Economics, Foundations of Marketing, Introduction to Accounting, Operations and Information Systems Management, People, Work and Organisations, Quantitative Methods in Information Management, Student Self-Development.

Year two - Two core modules, Business Law and Employability and Enterprise Skills. The remaining are options, Business Information Systems, Capital Markets, Investment and Finance, Company Law and Administration, Consumer Behaviour, Econometrics and Business Forecasting, Economics of Industry, Employee Relations, Financial Accounting, Financial Management, Fundamentals of Decision Support, Integrated Marketing Communications, Management Accounting, Management of Service Operations, Marketing Management and Strategy, Marketing Research, Organisational Analysis, Organisational Design, Principles of Personal Finance, Resource Planning for Operations, The Transformation of Work.

Year three – Students are required to choose from the following: Applied Strategic Management, Auditing, Brand Management, Contemporary Issues in Accounting, Corporate Marketing, Corporate Reporting, Creativity and Innovation, Creativity in Marketing, Decision Support, Electronic Commerce, Enterprise and Innovation in Practice, Ethics in Business and Society, Global Business Environment, Human Resource Development, Human Resource Management, International Accounting, International and Comparative Employment Relations, International Business Strategy, International Finance, International Marketing, Managing Business in Europe, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Organisational Change, Personal Financial Planning, Portfolio Investment Management, Retail Marketing, Services Marketing, Strategic Information Systems, Sustainable Operations Management, Taxation, The Financial Services Sector and its Environment, Understanding Strategic Management, World Class Operations. Please note that not all options will be available every year as they depend on student demand and staff availability. Students will be given the opportunity to state their preferences and the School of Management will do its best to accommodate these.

Assessment methods

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, tutorials and seminars. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners.

Assessments involve a combination of coursework assessments and formal examinations held at the end of each semester, the first-year assessments aim to measure your progress and the assessments that count towards the classification of your degree are held in the second and final years.

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
£14,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bradford

Department:

School of 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.

75%
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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

77%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D
324

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
91%
low
Employed or in further education
60%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

9%
Public services and other associate professionals
8%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Business, research and administrative 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 and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

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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This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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