Our Business Studies course (with pathways) is unique in giving you the flexibility to keep your specialisation options open until your second year of study. This offers you the best of both worlds: broad-based first and second years and a specialised final year
The course includes a 40-week paid placement, working at some of the world’s most innovative and influential businesses, including Xerox, Barclays, British Airways, Hewlett-Packard, Vauxhall Motors, IBM, Wella and Nokia to name a few, which gives your career a head start
Our students perform extremely well during their placements; employers are always impressed with their abilities and many of our students return to their placement company upon graduation
BA (Hons) Business Studies is our longest running course. By equipping you with the knowledge and skills in areas of domestic and international economic analysis, this course will enable you to appreciate further the economic context of business.
The entry requirements for this course are 120 tariff points, with 80 from two A-Levels or equivalent, with remaining 40 points from other A/AS-Levels or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma:
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.
This course will give you access to the economic, qualitative and quantitative techniques and ideas used in the analysis and solution of business problems in a global marketplace. You will also develop a critical appreciation of alternative theories concerning the working of both the micro-economy and the macro-economy, alternative economic systems and alternative economic policy strategies.
You will ´hit the ground running´ from year one onwards, when you will begin to develop the versatility and personal qualities needed to manage a range of business activities in a global context, as well as an awareness of the wider impact of business decisions on organisational stakeholders and society. In addition, through tasks including simulated business projects, you will develop highly sought after skills including communication, presentation, team work and time management.
Developing Management Competencies
Accounting and Quantitative Analysis
Introduction to Organisational Behaviour and Ethics
Principles of Business Law
Economics for Business Studies
Research in Business and Management
Understanding Organisations and HRM
Finance & Business Analysis
Microeconomics for Business I
Macroeconomics for Business I
You will complete a 40-week placement which can be carried out anywhere in the world. The placement year offers a chance to gain experience and make contacts for the future.
Microeconomics for Business II
Macroeconomics for Business II
Some of our Business Graduates are now undertaking roles such as;
Business Development Assistant
Supply chain Buyer and Expediter
Some of the companies that our Business Graduates are now working for are;
Ernest and Young
Estee Lauder Companies
Toyota Financial Services
Universal Music UK (Island Records)
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