Wolverhampton Business School

Business Management

BA (Hons) Part-time 6 years, Full-time 3 years, Part-time Distance Learning 6 years, Full time Distance Learning 3 years

This course is designed for students wishing to embark on a professional career in business and management.

This course is designed for students wishing to embark on a professional career in business and management.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code N202
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020, 20 January 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time, Part-time Distance Learning, Full time Distance Learning
  • Course Length Part-time (6 years), Full-time (3 years), Part-time Distance Learning (6 years), Full time Distance Learning (3 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus, Distance Learning
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

This course is designed for students wishing to embark on a professional career in business and management. It will help you develop analysis and evaluation skills which can be applied to real-world situations. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the various functional areas of business, including management, marketing, human resources, finance and operations management within a global context. You will also be equipped with the skills required to be successful in business, such as entrepreneurship, digital literacy, collaborative working and communication skills.

Having completed this course, you will be able to effectively apply a range of management and business theories and practices in an entrepreneurial and innovative manner.

All students have the opportunity to take an optional placement year which provides valuable workplace experience and significantly improves your employability on graduation. In addition, during your studies you will have the opportunity to meet with business practitioners through guest lectures and other special events.

The course offers you the option of specialising in your final year by opting for a bracketed award in one of the following areas:  Economics; Enterprise, Finance; Human Resources and Marketing.

This degree can also be used as the basis for postgraduate study in more specialist areas. For example, the Business School has a MA in Human Resource Management which builds on the Human Resource elements within the award.

You may also study Business as part of the following joint awards: 

  

What happens on the course?

Semester 1 Starters:

UNDERGRADUATE

Year 1

4BU006 Learning for Business Success (20 Credits)

4HR002 Introduction to People at Work (20 Credits)

4HR018 Organisational Structures for Effective Management (20 Credits)

4IB004 Business in a Global Context (20 Credits)

4AC012 Finance and Accounting for Managers (20 Credits)

4MK002 Marketing Principles (20 Credits)

Year 2

5BE001 Entrepreneurial Creativity and Innovation (20 Credits)

5HR002 Leading and Managing in Organisations (20 Credits)

5BU010 Digital Business & Innovation (20 Credits)

5MK006 Marketing Planning (20 Credits)

5IB004 Economics of Managerial Decision-making (20 Credits)

5BU012 Operations and Supply Management (20 Credits)

Year 3

6BU011 Business Research Methods (20 Credits)

6HR005 Social Responsibility (20 Credits)

6BU013 Independent Project (20 Credits)

6BE003 Strategic Management (20 Credits)

6FC001 Corporate and Behavioural Finance or 6BU009 Social Enterprise in Context or 6MK005 Business to Business Marketing and Key Account Management or 6HR002 Psychology and Organisational Behaviour or 6BU019 Project Management & Digital Transformation or 6IB003 Dynamics of Multinational Companies (20 Credits)

6EC005 The Economics of Sustainable Development or 6IB006 Debating Globalisation or 6MK007 Managing Corporate Reputation or 6BU006 Managing Your Career or 6LI012 Managing Digital Events and Venues (20 Credits)

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Enhancing your employment and career prospects

Studying with the Business School gives you a head start in your career through offering the following:
 
Internships - You can choose to gain valuable work experience through taking an internship (sandwich placement) as part of your programme of study.  Full support in preparing and securing internships is provided through our dedicated support team.  
 
Study abroadYou can choose to undertake one semester or a full year study abroad at one of our EU partners, as part of your programme of study.  
 
Working with real managers - We find many opportunities for you to work with practising managers, from company projects, guest lectures and site visits through to short internships or full year long sandwich placements. 
 
Developing real business skills - Studying at Wolverhampton will allow you to develop the skills businesses demand including IT, project management, team working and leadership.
 
Careers support and guidance - You will be able to gain an Employability Award.  Having developed your CV and enhanced your interview skills you will be able to undertake a short internship to prepare yourself to gain employment on graduation.
 
Volunteering - You can gain valuable employability skills through volunteering.  Opportunities exist for you to work with voluntary organisations.
 
Starting your own business - Not only will you develop the business acumen necessary to start and manage your own business but on-going support is available both during your studies and on graduation to help you make a success of your business start-up.
 
Management mentors - You will have the opportunity to be mentored by a senior manager from the region through our Institute of Directors mentoring scheme or alumni.

A supportive professional study environment

Your learning experience at the Business School will be enhanced by:
 
Tutors who know about business - The tutors on this programme have  experience as practicing managers, worked with business in an advisory capacity or will be researching business and management in order that what you learn is current, leading edge thinking which has real relevance to the world of business.
 
A friendly and supportive environment - We are known for the support we provide to our students.  Whether pastoral or study advice your personal tutor and course leader are there to give you the support you need, when you need it.
 
Blended learning - The School has developed a blended learning approach where lecture and tutorial activities are supported by online learning to become a seamless learning experience both in and outside of the classroom.
 
Flexibility - The programme offered gives you flexibility over your study options as you progress and develop, whether this is choosing to study abroad or take an internship or being able to move between the courses we offer.
 
Professional body informed programmes - The school has strong professional body links and these are used to inform the curriculum to ensure they reflect the latest professional thinking and standards and to maximise the exemptions and accreditation you will gain alongside studying your programme.
 
Internationalisation - Our international student and staff body and a curriculum underpinned by internationalisation will enable you to learn how to operate in a global business environment.

At the end of this course, you, will be able to: 

 

  1. Develop and apply research, writing, numerical, digital and peronal skills within a business context.

  2. Develop skills of independent learning, analysis, synthesis and critical thinking through the application of business and management concepts, principles and the related underpinning theories appropriate to a wide range of business organisations and situations.

  3. Apply relevant transferable skills to a career in business and management, for example, managing projects, communication, working in teams, research and being able to critically reflect on the effectiveness of your own skills and knowledge.

  4. Examine contemporary and strategic issues through the application of relevant concepts, models and theories.

  5. Evaluate and demonstrate an informed understanding of the ethical responsibilities contributing to your professional values and  role in an organisation and wider society - in the 21st century.

  6. Critically appraise relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and management theory when assessing and solving problems in different business scenarios.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2020 Entry         

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

 

 

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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