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 across areas including 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.

This course is available on both a full-time and part-time basis and is taught in-person at our Yeovil College campus. The full-time course is studied over 1 academic year, and students are typically timetabled for two days per week. The part-time course is studied over 2 academic years, and students are typically timetabled for 1 day per week.

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; successfully completing this would allow you to then apply to ‘top-up’ to a full BA (Hons) qualification.

Qualification Gained

BA (Hons) Business Management and Strategy, awarded by the University of Gloucestershire, and regulated by the Office for Students.

After The Course

This course would prepare students well to work in careers such as:

Project Managers Logistic Managers Management Consultants Retail Managers Sales Managers

Previous students have gone on to work in a variety of roles, and a number of recent graduates from this programme are now working in some of the largest businesses in the local region.
Upon successful completion, students would also be eligible to apply for further study, for example, a Master’s Degree programme in Business or a related discipline.

What Will I Learn

You will study a range of units that will develop your specialist knowledge and skills. Modules currently offered include:

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)

Alongside developing a range of subject-specific skills, this course also gives you the opportunity to develop important transferable skills such as the understanding and application of theoretical perspectives, the ability to critically analyse, synthesise, communicate, and apply theoretical concepts, the ability to develop creative solutions to problems, and the skills to reflect on experiences in an informed manner.

Please be aware that modules studied may change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline; in response to student or stakeholder feedback, or as a result of regulatory body requirements. However, no significant changes to modules would be implemented without student consultation and feedback. Enrolled students can always find the most up-to-date information about their modules and who is teaching them in their course handbook.

Our Lecturers

The course is taught by well qualified lecturers who are dedicated to ensuring student success through effective curriculum delivery and high-quality pastoral support.?The team includes staff with relevant academic qualifications and sector expertise.

Teaching Learning and Assessment

Learning will be achieved through a combination of class based activity, group based activity and independent study. Your learning sessions will be designed to actively support the development of independent learning strategies and will combine tutor input with a range of participative activities, such as case studies, individual and group problem solving activities, and student led activities which may include discussions of existing research and article reviews.

A typical week for a full-time student has around 8 hours of contact time in taught sessions, plus additional 1:1 support available by student request.

As with all higher education programmes, students are required to take ownership of their learning and development, and should therefore expect to spend time studying with independence outside of lectures. Time spent studying independently may include reading journal articles and relevant books, undertaking research, and completing assignments by set deadlines.

As a rough guide, between timetabled sessions and independent work a student should expect to spend around 10 hours studying for each credit they undertake. A full-time student will typically undertake 120 credits per academic year. Part-time students should expect to spend a proportionately reduced amount of time in taught sessions and undertaking independent work, in line with their intensity of study.

Course Expenses

Tuition Fees: 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.

Additional Costs: There are no required additional costs for the programme. Whilst some students may choose to buy their own copies of certain key texts this isn't essential as relevant resources are available through the College's Learning Resources Centre.

How Will I Be Assessed

An assessment schedule, outlining all assessments and deadlines, 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. You will be assessed using a range of methods which will reflect the requirements of the subject, including essays and reports. 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

Entry Requirements: Typical entry requirements are successful completion of a HND or Foundation Degree in Business. Students who have achieved 240 CATS points from other appropriate courses will also be considered.

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over as of 1st September in the academic year of admission) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. Mature students requesting contextual admission are required to provide details of their relevant prior work or study experience, and to also undertake a pre-entry admissions assessment to ensure there is suitable grounds to suggest they are academically ready to begin the programme and there is a reasonable expectation that they will succeed in their studies. Please email university.centre@yeovil.ac.uk to find out more.

International Applicants: International applicants will be required to evidence English language skills - this could be an IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component, a grade 4 in GCSE English (or equivalent), or having recently completed a Level 3 qualification taught and assessed in the English language. For more information, please get in touch via 01935 845454 or emailing university.centre@yeovil.ac.uk

Interviews: As part of the admissions process, applicants who meet the entry criteria for the course will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of staff from the course they are applying to. More information about the interview process can be found on the How to apply page.

How To Apply

Full-time: To apply for this course on a full-time basis, you will need to apply via the University of Gloucestershire on UCAS (Institute code: G50, Course code: J2G5). For more information on UCAS and how the application process works, see our How to apply page.

Part-time: To apply for this course on a part-time basis, you will need to submit an application form directly to the University Centre. You can find out more about this process and download a copy of the application form by visiting our How to apply page, or you can request a copy of the application form directly from the Yeovil College University Centre team via 01935 845454 or emailing university.centre@yeovil.ac.uk

If you have any questions, or want to know more about this course, please get in touch! You can contact us via 01935 845454 or emailing university.centre@yeovil.ac.uk, or you can fill out our contact form.