Wolverhampton Business School

Business Management

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

This exciting and innovative general business programme is designed for students who want to embark on an in-depth study of business and management.

This exciting and innovative general business programme is designed for students who want to embark on an in-depth study of business and management.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code N202
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location Podar World College, Mumbai, India, Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School
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Why choose this course?

This exciting and innovative general business programme is designed for students who want to embark on an in-depth study of business and management. The course will develop analysis and evaluation skills that can be applied to real-world situations.

Innovation and enterprise; sustainability; responsibility and professionalism; and digitalisation underpin this programme: You will explore the functional areas of business, such as management, marketing, human resources, finance and operations, through the lens of these four main themes which run throughout the programme.

Entrepreneurship is a key force for successful economic growth and entrepreneurial thinking is at the heart of this programme in which you will develop knowledge and understanding of a range of management and business practices and the ability to apply them effectively in an entrepreneurial and innovative manner.

Independent and transferable personal development skills are vital in business, and you will have the opportunity to develop them through interactive learning activities and self-reflection to enable you to develop the professional skills required in the workplace. You will acquire core business skills through case studies, online activities and live projects, through interactions with entrepreneurs and business speakers, and through reflecting on your own practice.

All students have the opportunity to take an optional placement year which provides valuable workplace experience and significantly improves your employability on graduation. 

The course aims to supply future managers and professionals to various business and management sectors as well as to provide key knowledge, skills and attributes that are vital to modern organisations.

Why Study Wolverhampton university’s BA Business and Management course with CMI accreditation?

 

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the Chartered Body for Management and Leadership disciplines. For 75 years the body has worked with business and education to equip people with the skills and confidence required to be successful managers and leaders (CMI, 2022) The BA Business and Management course at Wolverhampton University is accredited to this body. It is an internationally recognised organisation whose courses, membership and research are valued by a vast quantity of organisations (Ibid).

One of the main benefits of studying a CMI accredited qualification is that it enhances student employability; the body’s research suggests that 58% of graduates from a CMI Accredited degree were in professional roles within six months of degree completion (CMI, 2022). The key word to focus upon here is “professional.” Many graduates gain employment following degree completion but not necessarily at the level of the organisational hierarchy that they had envisaged (Radermacher et al, 2014). It is often stated that graduates aren’t recruited to managerial job roles due to a lack of practical experience (Ibid). Studying a degree accredited by the CMI helps to resolve this difficulty by enhancing student’s practical skills. Research conducted by the CMI (2022) suggested that 81% of students on CMI accredited courses recognised their ability to develop people and capabilities.

The BA Business management course is designed with the above principles in mind. A variety of teaching and assessment methods are utilised with an emphasis upon the development of workplace skills including: problem solving, team building and the development of emotional intelligence. These soft skills can be neglected when utilising a traditional exam based structure (Hora et al, 2018; Cotronei-Baird, 2020). The CMI also offer regular networking opportunities, which provide students with possible avenues to enhance their work place prospects (CMI, 2022). To summarise the BA Business management course provides a stimulating academic experience whilst still developing practical work based skills, desired by the modern employer.

The course offers you the option of specialising in your final year by opting for a bracketed award in human resources, enterprise, or marketing.

Our business courses are hosted in our new, purpose-built Business School, the Lord Swraj Paul Building which sits at the heart of the University's City Campus - Molineux, right next to Wolverhampton Wanderers' Molineux Stadium. The six storey centre is home to an executive education suite, innovative teaching and learning spaces, an IT suite, consulting rooms and a central social space and café. 

At the business school we have many esteemed alumni including, Adnan Ali Cassim who graduated in 2016 and is now a deputy chief sub editor, here what he has to say about his course experience here. 

What happens on the course?

The course offers you the option of specialising in your final year by opting for a bracketed award in human resources, enterprise, or marketing...

Enterprise

The course is designed for students who want to embark on an in-depth study of Business Management with the opportunity to specialise in the final year in Enterprise. The course provides students with the opportunity to study enterprise across wide and diverse disciplines; to learn enterprising skills and techniques; to enhance their employability potential and to aim for future success. Many people have entrepreneurial talent that is often hidden and remains unchallenged. This course enables you to identify, release and apply your enterprise talent in practical and beneficial ways that will inspire you towards achieving your personal ambitions and future career success. The course recognises that entrepreneurship is a key force for successful economic growth and thus the course emphasises the development of knowledge and understanding of a range of management and business practices and the ability to apply them effectively in an entrepreneurial and innovative manner.

The specialised Enterprise route is not a standalone course. This route is the final year of your overall BA (Hons) Business Management or BA (Hons) Business Management with Sandwich placement courses.

HR

The course is designed for students who want to embark on an in-depth study of Business Management with the opportunity to specialise in the final year in Human Resource Management.

The course provides an opportunity for students to examine the importance of the human resources profession in developing the structure and strategy of organisations with an aim to prepare students for a professional career in Human Resource management. The course recognises that people management is a key force for successful economic growth and thus emphasises the development of knowledge and understanding of advanced human resource management concepts and business practices and the ability to apply them effectively in an innovative manner.

The specialised Human Resources route is not a standalone course. This route is the final year of your overall BA (Hons) Business Management or BA (Hons) Business Management with Sandwich placement courses.

Marketing

The course is designed for students who want to embark on an in-depth study of Business Management with the opportunity to specialise in the final year in Marketing.

While students develop analysis and evaluation skills as part of their overall BA Business Management course, this course is an opportunity to learn advanced marketing concepts and build a strong foundation for a career in Marketing. The course emphasises on the development of knowledge and understanding for a range of advanced marketing concepts and business practices and the ability to apply them effectively in an innovative manner.

The specialised Marketing route is not a standalone course. This route is the final year of your overall BA (Hons) Business Management or BA (Hons) Business Management with Sandwich placement courses. 

Placements are offered within the BA (Hons) Business Management with Sandwich placement, however we also offer experiences with many local and national business firms throughout the course.

 

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Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Studying this course will allow you to:

  • develop and apply research, writing, numerical, digital and personal skills within a business context
  • 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
  • apply relevant transferable skills to a career in business and management (for example, managing projects, communication, working in teams, research and appropriate technologies and critically reflect on the effectiveness of your own skills and knowledge in such application
  • examine contemporary and strategic issues through the application of relevant analytical concepts, models and theories
  • evaluate and demonstrate an informed understanding of ethical responsibilities contributing to professional values and their role in organisations and society in the 21st century
  • develop skills of independent learning, analysis, synthesis and critical thinking through the application of business and management concepts and principles and the related underpinning theories appropriate to a wide range of business organisations and situations.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full time Distance Learning £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full time Distance Learning £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time Distance Learning £3100 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time Distance Learning £3120 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full time Distance Learning £9250 per year 2021-22
International Full time Distance Learning £9250 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Part-time Distance Learning £6475 per year 2021-22
International Part-time Distance Learning £6725 per year 2022-23
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22
International Part-time £6725 per year# 2022-23

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

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

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

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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.

 

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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