This course is delivered by the AACSB accredited Business School, an accreditation which places us within the top institutions globally for business degrees. Less than 5% of business schools worldwide have attained this hallmark of excellence which recognises a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching and student learning.
This dynamic and challenging course is for students who have already completed or are completing an HND or Foundation degree and offers you the opportunity to successfully achieve an Honours degree in Business and Management. It forms a solid basis for successful career planning and can also provide a stepping stone to future postgraduate studies.
The Business and Management programme is an ideal choice if you are looking for a degree that builds on your previous study and offers completion of an Honours degree. It offers you the advantage of the opportunity to obtain Honours degree-level proficiency in just one year of study.
You don’t need to have studied your Foundation degree at BU in order to apply for one of our Top-up degrees, and continuing your studies with BU will give you access to all of our outstanding facilities.
This course requires a Foundation Degree with 60% or above in a required subject or HND with Merit or above in a required subject.
GCSEs: This course requires GCSE English and Mathematics grade C (or grade 4 in the reformed GCSE grading) or equivalent qualifications.
Numeracy and literacy: We need to be sure that you can express yourself in written English and have basic numeracy skills. We look at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework, which includes GCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills Level 2. If you do not have formal qualifications to this level or have alternatives, we may still be able to consider your application.
International entry requirements
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.
Strategic Management: Develop intellectual and professional skills needed for performing strategic analysis, choosing strategies and executing these strategies with desired results.
International Marketing Management: This unit aims to offer a critical and systematic view of the major perspectives, theoretical approaches, principles and activities in international marketing management, review theoretical frameworks for analysing international marketing environments and developing marketing programmes in them, and to develop your analytical skills for exploring issues raised by international market situations so you can respond to them.
Organisational Leadership: You´ll consider leadership, leadership versus management, power, politics and conflict and traditional and contemporary perspectives of leadership. Contextual issues are discussed, such as the impact of the global business context, gender, ethics, diversity and international and cross-cultural aspects of leadership.
Option units (choose three)
Strategic Marketing Management: You´ll gain skills in managing key elements in marketing and the ability to think critically about marketing scenarios and use market and other information to make informed decisions.
Corporate Finance: This unit recognises the dynamic and changing environment the financial manager works in, and applies key principles to the areas of decision-making.
Entrepreneurship and Business Ventures: How individuals and teams can create new businesses and transform existing ones through innovative entrepreneurial activities. There´s a focus on the needs of the small enterprise and the small business owner.
Strategic Human Resource Management: An evaluation of the strategic role of human resource management in organisations. You´ll examine strategic HRM models, the relationship between HRM and organisational performance and consider a range of HRM practices.
International Management: Develop critical awareness of international management policy, practice and processes as used by multinational or transnational organisations in a dynamically globalised world. You´ll increase your international awareness and competence.
Managing Innovation: An opportunity to develop skills in managing innovation in the organisational environment. Innovation comes in four major contexts: operational innovation, product innovation, strategy innovation and management innovation. Understanding how to manage these is an important step in becoming an effective manager or entrepreneur in today’s business world.
People Management & Development: Gain an understanding of the main issues and themes in people resourcing and development. You´ll explore the relationship between resourcing and development and wider HR functions and the contribution this makes to organisation strategy and performance.
Research Study: Improve your independent learning, critical thinking and reflective skills. You´ll have an opportunity to effectively lead a research project and gain specialist knowledge.
If English isn´t your first language and you don´t have IELTS 7.0 or above, you´ll need to complete the unit below and one unit from the list of options above.
Advanced Academic English (AAE): Combine and refine your language and study skills. This includes accessing oral and written information, note-taking, participating in seminars, learning strategies for formal assessments and using reference materials.
This course will give you the chance to hone your business management skills after completing a Foundation degree or HND and will prepare you for work in a variety of corporate environments.
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