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BA (Hons) Business Studies with Management* 2022 Entry

Subject Area
Business & Professional Studies
Start Date
September 2022
Study Mode
Full-time or part-time
3 Years full-time or 6 years part-time
£7,200 full-time/£3,600 part-time
Entry Requirements
32 UCAS Tariff points or relevant experience
Validating partner
The Open University *subject to validation

This degree will give you the knowledge, skills and attitudes that you will need if you want to progress in business and to take the next step to build your career in a range of sectors and industries. The programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop employability skills and expand your understanding of contemporary business issues.

You will learn to think strategically and will have an opportunity to develop an entrepreneurial mindset with a global outlook.

The BA (Hons) Business Studies with Management course embraces contemporary approaches to teaching and learning to deliver a flexible programme that can be undertaken on a full time or part time basis. The course delivery supports a range of learning styles and allows you to study in a way that is suitable for you. Embedded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) supports you with understanding of your personal career aspirations and recognition of achievement.

The course also includes the opportunity to gain an additional CMI “award” accredited qualification, which will be included in the BA (Hons) in Business Studies with Management course.

Full-time and part-time available - 3 years full-time/6 years part-time.

UCAS Code: B1M6

UCAS Institution Code: Y70

Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Research and Academic skills Development of Personal and Professional Skills Dissertation
Introduction to Contemporary Business and Management Theory Responsible and Ethical Business Practice Strategic Leadership and Management in Contemporary Organisations
Understanding Finance Leading Innovative Organisations Business Enterprise
The Market Environment Digital Marketing Business Consultancy
Operations and Events Management Managing the Customer Experience Professional Practice
Digital Workplace Financial Skills for Business Growth
Understanding Global Challenges

Additional information

The first year will provide you with a thorough basis in key business areas such as: management, finance, operations and events management giving you an understanding of global challenges and issues in the contemporary digital workplace. It is intended to give you a solid foundation in general business skills but with a focus on new technology and enterprise.

The second year of study will build upon the first year, providing you with the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of business and management and awareness of contemporary business issues. You will use the skills that you developed in year 1 to analyse business problems in a UK and global context.

In the final year of study, knowledge and understanding of business issues and management is consolidated through a much greater degree of personal study and research. Modules will encourage you to use your independent research skills to delve into contemporary issues, to allow you to pursue areas of study that interest you and benefit your future career plans. Upon successful completion of your final year, you will have developed a deep understanding and knowledge of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and how they are managed, with an emphasis on contemporary, ethical and global issues.

Method of delivery

The teaching, learning and assessment methods are designed to enable progress through the programme levels. Group and individual tasks, seminars, lectures and workshops will develop your understanding of academic writing and reflective practice at Levels 4, 5 and 6. This course will be taught face-to-face.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment for each module takes place using a mix of methods including; essays, reports, presentations, exams and research projects. There will be up to two assignments in each module and assessments will be spread over the year.

Skills you will learn

By completing the course you will gain high level academic skills such as critical thinking and writing. You will work as part of a team to complete certain assignments and will be expected to develop arguments and present your ideas. You will gain critical business skills that will allow you to start your own business and will be in a position to look at specific contemporary business case studies to offer advice on how they can best develop.

Entry requirements

32 UCAS tariff points. Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject or A Levels. Applicants with significant relevant prior learning and experience may be considered.

Additional costs

No additional costs are expected for this course, although students should have access to an internet enabled laptop or PC.

Your next steps

The progression opportunities are varied from the BA (Hons) course. Further study is possible at master’s level in similar areas. A common progression route is via the York College PGCE programme for prospective teachers.

Course leaders and tutors:
Lecturer: Chris Burley

MSc, BA, PGCE has been a Business lecturer for 10 years. He has 25 years of teaching experience in a variety of organisations such as secondary schools and sixth form colleges. He previously worked in shipping, accounting at a pharmaceuticals distribution company and in the fraud department of a major high street bank. His main academic interests are micro-economics, ethics and customer experience management. Chris also currently works as the Treasurer of a local co-operative public house in York. He is a member of the CMI.

Lecturer: Linda Laverick

MA in Professional Development, CIPD Post-Graduate Diploma in HRM, Cert Ed, has been a Business and Management lecturer for 30+ years. She has significant experience designing, implementing and delivering a wide range of HE programmes across a range of curriculum. Her experience in industry includes Employment Consultancy and Employment and Redundancy Liaison, involvement in local/regional partnership committees at strategic level, dealing with redundancy, employment issues and legislation in organisations across the region. Her main academic interests are Strategic Human Resource Management, Employment Legislation and Equality and Diversity.

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