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University of Greenwich

Business Administration (Extended)

UCAS Code: N105

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

64

64 UCAS points from A-levels, BTEC (QFC) Diploma or equivalent qualifications. You will also need at least three GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, mathematics and a science. If you have a closely related HND or foundation degree, you may be able to enter the programme in Year 3. This is at the discretion of the programme leader in consultation with the admissions team.

93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

5 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Business studies

The Extended Business Administration degree is a four year programme. It is designed for students whose qualifications do not meet the standard entry requirements for BA Hons programmes. During this additional first year you will be introduced to a variety of business-related subjects and learning skills to enable you to take advantage of further study.Students who successfully complete the core and option courses can transfer to other BA Hons programmes within the university at the end of the foundation year. This must be agreed with your tutor and the relevant admissions tutor.The aims of the programme are:To ensure that you have the confidence and competence to operate in an academic environment, through extended competence with information technology and abilities to communicate ideas to othersTo develop your ability to analyse and conduct research into a variety of subject matters seeking insights and drawing supportable conclusionsTo develop knowledge in a given subject area, depending upon pathway choice, involving detail and breadth of study coupled with the ability to build and test hypotheses.

Modules

Year 0
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Introduction to Business Principles (30 credits)
IT Essentials (30 credits)
Foundation Year Project (30 credits)
Learning and Communication Skills (30 credits)
Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Introduction to Business and Management (30 credits)
Business Project 1 (30 credits)
Project Management (15 credits)
Information Technology (15 credits)
Systems Thinking 1 (15 credits)
Personal & Professional Development 1 (15 credits)
Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Process Simulation and Design (15 credits)
Exploiting Capital and Managing Risk (15 credits)
People and Organisations (30 credits)
Purchasing and Distribution (30 credits)
Business Project 2 (30 credits)
Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Developing Quality Products and Services (15 credits)
Leadership (15 credits)
Strategic Analysis and Strategic Management (30 credits)
PPD3 Thematic Dissertation Project (30 credits)
E-business Innovation and Evolution (30 credits)

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
£12,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Medway (University Campus)

Department:

Applied Engineering 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.

73%
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

64%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

85%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
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?

44%
UK students
56%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
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.

£20,800
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
62%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
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

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

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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