BA (Hons) Business studies – 2 years

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(UNIVERSITY OF WALES)

Why take this course?

1. A two year programme is both cost and time effective.

By taking a twoyear degree programme rather than the normal 3 year degree courses students obtain 2 main benefits:

· Firstly Financial.Students both save money byreducing their living costs by a year andalso gain an extra year of work and so salary.The total value of these benefits will differ but must be at least a minimum of £20000 and probably much more!

· Secondly Career. The intensive 2 year degree programme gives an experience far more similar to the work environment with tight deadlines and results orientation. The extra yearof work experiencehelps accelerate promotion and career…

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(UNIVERSITY OF WALES)

Why take this course?

1. A two year programme is both cost and time effective.

By taking a twoyear degree programme rather than the normal 3 year degree courses students obtain 2 main benefits:

· Firstly Financial.Students both save money byreducing their living costs by a year andalso gain an extra year of work and so salary.The total value of these benefits will differ but must be at least a minimum of £20000 and probably much more!

· Secondly Career. The intensive 2 year degree programme gives an experience far more similar to the work environment with tight deadlines and results orientation. The extra yearof work experiencehelps accelerate promotion and career prospects.

2. It provides an excellent broad-based grounding in all aspects of business. The modules on the University of Wales degree are specially designed for tomorrow's Business professionals with a focus on:

· Firstly Knowledge.Students within the degree will learn about all the main management functions including Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, IT and Production.

· Secondly Skills.As importantly students will acquire the practical skills needed in the work place today including leadership, group working, project management and presentations.

3. Case studies and real company examples provided on the Course will encourage students to hone their knowledge and apply the theory to practice so ensuring whatis learnt is always relevant.

4. Wide choice of Financially rewarding career opportunities.

  • The broad coverage of the Business Degree will prepare students to either work in General management and so eventually hopefully reach the top highly paid position in a firm of Managing director
  • Specialise in one area of management after graduation in which role the general knowledge of other aspects of Management will be extremely useful.
  • In either circumstances the graduate will be in a challenging and financially rewarding position.

5. To run one's own business.

· To run their own business successfully the owner will need to know about all aspects of Management.

· Firstly at the start of the Business he/she will have to perform a variety of different management roles asspecialist managerscould not be afforded.

· As the Business grows it is essential the owner also understands all that goes on in order to have proper controls in place for every part of the business.

6. It provides a strong foundation for further study.

· A University of Wales BA degree will give students the opportunity to progress to an MBA Course at KCB or another UK university.

· Alternatively students can decide to obtain a specialist professional qualification such as CIM or ICSA for which they will obtain significant exemptions.

COURSE CONTENT AND ASSESSMENT The course contains eighteen modules. The assessments are exams and coursework based as shown below. Students have to pass 18 modules to be awarded the BA Business Studies with Honours (BA Hons) but can be awarded an Ordinary degree (BA) if they pass 14 modules.

No Modules level 4

1 Business Communications

2 Business Management

3 Business Accounting

4 Business Economics

5 IT Management

6 Marketing

No Modules level 5

7 Company and Business Law

8 HR Management

9 Management Accounting

10 Financial Management

Plus 2 options (Modules 11 & 12) from the following:

Market Research

Marketing Communications

Systems Analysis and Design

E-Commerce

Financial Accounting

Taxation

No Modules level6

13 Corporate Strategy

14 Contemporary Issues in Management

Plus 4 options (Modules 15,16,17 & 18) from the following:

International Marketing

E-Marketing

Contemporary Issues in Marketing

IT Project Management

Strategic IT Management

Human Factors in Computing

Corporate Finance

Performance Management

Financial Reporting

Auditing

Each Module is marked out of 100 (%mark) with the pass mark being 40%. When a student passes 18 subjects the Honours degree classification will depend upon the Grade Point Average (GPA) of modules studied at levels 5 & 6.

Grade Point Average[GPA] Award

70-100 BA Honours First Class

60-69 BA Honours Upper second Class

50-59 BA Honours Lower second Class

40-49 BA Honours Third Class

The class of the Honours Degree is very important for the students' future career and/or further study.

CourseDuration and structure The course duration is 24 months of full-time study, with 3 possible start dates in January, April or October every year.

Entry Requirements Entry onto the "BA Business Studies" Course is the standard University of Wales matriculation requirements. Applicants must be able to prove that their secondary qualifications are of A-Level standard or that they possess a relevant Diploma or professional qualification. Those with full and partial professional qualifications e.g. ACCA, CIMA, CIM, ICSA can apply for exemptions and will be considered on a case by case basis.Mature students without these formal qualifications are also invited to apply.

Candidates must have a minimum English certification comparable to an IELTS level of 6.0.

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