BA (Hons) Business Management and Strategy

Start Date:
Start Time: 09:00
End Time: 13:15
Day(s): Two days per week
Site: College Main Site

Course Overview

The BA (Hons) Business Management and Strategy is a top-up programme that seeks to consolidate and to build upon your prior learning of business and management theories and concepts. The programme also aims to further develop your management skills and to enable you to apply knowledge and skills to your current and future business environments and career goals. The programme encourages the development of professional skills such as human resources, finance, leadership and managing people. The design of the programme balances intellectual and practical skills and requires you to learn through lectures, group work, reflective practice and presenting.

The programme will be delivered by Yeovil College University Centre. The duration of the course is 1 academic year for the full-time method of study and 2 academic years for the part-time method of study. This course is designed to allow students who already hold a Level 5 Business qualification, such as a HND or FdA, to 'top-up' to BA (Hons) level.

If you're looking at studying Business at university level for the first time, you would need to look at studying another qualification first. At Yeovil College University Centre, we offer the HND Business course, which can be completed first, before then topping-up using the BA (Hons) Business Management and Strategy.

Work Experience & Industry Placements

Opportunities can be made available if you wish to gain a taster in a specialism that links to the modules of study.

Qualification Gained

BA (Hons) Business Management and Strategy with the University of Gloucestershire.

After The Course

Graduates from this course can progress to careers as
- Project Managers
- Logistic Managers
- Management Consultants
- Retail Managers
- Sales Managers

A number of our recent graduates from this programme are now working in some of the largest businesses in the local region.  Many of whom have aspirations to reach management positions within these businesses.  Completion of this programme also provides the opportunity for graduates to continue their studies in post graduate programmes.

What Will I Learn

This module map provides a list of modules that make up your course, each module is worth a specified number of credits.

Our teaching is informed by research and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the business environment.

The course modules are as follows:

Strategic Business and Management (15 credits) Strategic Management of People and Change (15 credits) Investigative Study (15 credits) Leadership and Management in Global Contexts (15 credits) Strategic Marketing (15 credits) Sustainability and Globally Responsible Leadership (15 credits) Managing Operations Globally (15 credits) Managing Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (15 credits)

Our Lecturers

You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes lecturers and professional practitioners with industry experience.

Teaching Learning and Assessment

Learning will be achieved through a combination of class based activity, group based activity and independent study.  These sessions are designed to actively support the development of independent learning strategies by the students. 

They will combine tutor input with a wide range of participative activities including case studies, individual and group problem solving activities, student led activities which will include discussions of existing research and article reviews.  You will be encouraged to study directed readings and to critique research articles.

You will be required to work independently and to take responsibility for your learning. The role of tutors is to encourage your independence whilst still offering the appropriate levels of support.

During the programme of study, you will develop and attain a number of skills and attributes which include the following:

- The understanding and application of theoretical perspectives
- The ability to critically analyse, synthesise, communicate and apply theoretical concepts
- Develop creative solutions to problems
- Reflect on experiences in an informed manner

When not attending lectures, seminars or other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study.  Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research and preparing assignments.

Course Expenses

The fees for the BA (Hons) Business Management and Strategy programme are set by the University of Gloucestershire. Students should therefore consult the University of Gloucestershire's fees information to confirm tuition fees for these courses.

How Will I Be Assessed

An assessment schedule for the complete year will be issued to you at the start of each academic year. Additionally, a module guide providing details of the module and its form of assessment, contact and study hours will be provided at the start of the programme.

Throughout this programme different methods of assessment will be applied which will reflect the demands of the subject.

Feedback will be provided to you in writing, along with information reflecting your performance and recommendations for improvement.

The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows:

Strategic Business and Management 100% Coursework Strategic Management of People and Change 100% Coursework Investigative Study 100% Coursework Leadership and Management in Global Contexts 100% Coursework Strategic Marketing 100% Coursework Sustainability and Globally Responsible Leadership 100% Coursework Managing Operations Globally 100% Coursework Managing Diversity, Equality and Inclusion 100% Coursework

Entry Requirements

A popular route to course entry is either a Foundation Degree in Business and Management or a HND in Business. Alternatively, students from other appropriate courses offering 240 CATS will be considered. We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 or over as of 1 September in the academic year of admission) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. Applicants will be invited to an admission interview and will be advised of the criteria in advance. For International students, if English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in each component (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) or an equivalent English language qualification. For all applicants, a face to face interview is required before an offer is made.

Required Experience

No required experience is necessary, however, passion and motivation to be part of the business world is a must!

How To Apply

To study full-time, please apply direct to the University of Gloucestershire through UCAS (Institute code: G50, Course code: J2G5).

For the part-time route, please apply direct to the Yeovil College University Centre by calling 01935 845454 or emailing university.centre@yeovil.ac.uk