This dynamic and challenging course is for students who have already completed, or are completing, an HND, Foundation degree or equivalent Level 5 qualification, and offers you the chance to successfully achieve an Honours degree in Business & Management.
Foundation Degree with 60% or above in a required subject or HND with Merit or above in a required subject. We also accept a Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in a relevant subject area.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you´ll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Offers you the advantage of the opportunity to obtain Honours degree-level proficiency in just one year of study
An ideal choice if you are looking for a degree that builds on your previous study and offers the completion of an Honours degree
Forms a solid basis for successful career planning as well as providing a stepping stone to future postgraduate studies
Choose a Pathway and a Project that allow you to tailor your subject specialisation
Study at a university with over 35 years’ teaching experience in this area, excellent industry connections and an international reputation.
Research in Business & Management: The unit provides an overview of research methods available covering both qualitative and quantitative approaches, with a particular emphasis on the development and delivery of ethical and sustainable research.
Organisational Leadership: The aim of this unit is to critically explore leadership styles, theories and followership concepts in a range of organisational contexts.
Core units (choose one):
The Project choice(s) available will depend on the specialist pathway selected
Research Project: In this unit, you will put into practice a range of research methods, tools and techniques, to investigate and report on a business problem or opportunity of your choice, related to your final-year specialist pathway.
Reflective Practitioner Project: This unit aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of workplace and career-related challenges, as well as your critical thinking and writing skills, through a reflective project focusing on your placement year (please note that this Project choice is only available on certain pathways and requires you to have undertaken extensive, prior full-time work experience).
Consultancy Project: This unit gives you the opportunity, individually or as part of a team, to work on a real-life project brief, putting into practice your project management and CRM skills, to deliver a product, service or outcome for your client (please note that this Project choice is only available on certain pathways).
Entrepreneurship Project: Students who select the Entrepreneurship pathway have the opportunity to put into practice their entrepreneurial knowledge, understanding, tools and techniques to develop their own business idea.
Hacking for Sustainability Project: This is a team-based consultancy-style project, which gives you the opportunity to work on challenging sustainability problems being faced by large organisations, such as the MoD. This Project involves working in a team, as well as with stakeholders and a client, and includes a mix of ´real-life´ individual and group deliverables (please note that this Project choice is only available on certain pathways).
Option units (choose two):
Please note that the options you can take will depend on the subjects you have studied prior to joining the course and will be attached to a subject-specific specialist pathway.
International Economics: Providing you with a comprehensive and broad introduction to international trade, finance, and trade policy and trade institutions, you will gain a basic understanding of international trade economics and rules, as well as the politics and institutions that go behind the economics.
Investment Management: You´ll explore the current features of capital markets and savings products which will prepare you for business and personal investment.
Advanced Accounting Theory & Practice: This unit will develop your understanding of the theoretical aspects of financial reporting and teach you how to apply this to technical issues.
Entrepreneurship & Business Ventures: Learn how individuals and teams build on opportunities to create new businesses or transform existing ones by undertaking entrepreneurial activities.
Managing Innovation: You´ll begin to understand how managing different contexts of innovation is an important step to becoming an effective manager or entrepreneur in today’s business world.
Global Operations Strategy: This unit will educate you on how to deal with strategic global operations issues, developing an understanding on how global strategies can be devised and implemented.
Global Supply Chain Management: Supply chain management is the fastest growing area of business today, and this unit aims to develop a strategic understanding of global supply chain management through planning, sourcing, making, delivering and returning products and services.
Contemporary Issues in HRM: The main contemporary issues and themes within human resource management will be covered in this unit, providing you with an understanding of the role of an HR professional and the key aspects of ´adding value´ to an organisation through enhancing performance.
SHRM in Context: Looking at the strategic role of human resource management and key issues within the area, this unit will critically evaluate how HRM can be used within business strategies while covering global factors.
International Management: With a large focus on practical aspects of management, this unit will teach training and development in the contemporary global organisation, looking at global management policies, practices and processes.
Global Strategic Marketing: By helping you to develop the ability to think critically about real-world marketing scenarios and use market information to make informed decisions and recommendations, you´ll be provided with skills in strategically managing the key elements of global marketing.
Digital Marketing: The ever-evolving topic of digital marketing has become the dominant form of marketing in the majority of organisations and this unit will equip you with technical skills and the conceptual understanding of how to engage effectively to see results
Buying & Merchandising: By critically analysing industry data, you´ll understanding of the concepts, functions and processes of buying and merchandising, in theory and practice with a global context.
Fashion Business: This unit is particularly for students with a strong interest in embarking on a career that involved some element of fashion, equipping you with a broad awareness and appreciation of how the fashion industry is evident within all areas of the business.
Advanced Project Management: Providing an understanding of the role of project management, this unit focuses on the challenges, controversies, opportunities and debates around managing projects, within the organisational, social and environmental contexts in which they are located.
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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