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Course Details

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Location University Centre - Wakefield City Campus
Level Level 6
Start Date September
Duration Full-time: 3 years, Part time: 4 years 6 months
Mode of Study Part time, Full Time
Awarding Body University of Hull
Offering Code HGL6BAM
Institution Code W08
UCAS Code NN21
Programme Design and Overview

This honours degree allows you to shape your studies towards your career ambitions and build the knowledge, skills and experience needed to be a successful business manager in a wide range of industries.

This course prepares you for the working world by covering a range of topics that are common to business and management in an increasingly diverse market.

The course is mainly assignment-based and covers a variety of topics commonly encountered by the business professional. Small class sizes and a high level of tutor support help ease you through this degree course. Students perform brilliantly on the course with 100% graduating to date.

If you have completed a relevant foundation degree or HND there is an option to enter the third year top-up route to  gain a BA hons.

Indicative Content

Year 1
Modules studied at level 4:

• Marketing Fundamentals
• Management Accounts
• Study Skills
• Business Law
• Leadership and Management
• Business Economics

Year 2
Modules studied at level 5:

• Research Methods
• Business Planning
• Human Resource Management
• Business Enterprise
• International Business
• Business Performance
• Ethics, CSR and Sustainability
• Research Methods

Year 3
Modules studied at level 6:

• Dissertations
• Strategic Management
• Strategic HRM
• Innovation and Change
• Strategic Marketing
• Contemporary Global Issues
• Strategic Information Management

Delivery Methods

This is a taught course where you'll participate in a range of learning activities including lectures, classroom presentations, research tasks, group work, exhibitions, workshops, tutorials and self-directed activities.

Through these sessions, you'll develop the knowledge and skills to support your assignment work. You will normally have about 10 hours of taught classes per week and will be expected to complete another 10 hours per week self-directed study.

Nature of Assessments on the Programme Assessment is through written assignments and essays. These assignments will take various forms suitable to a business environment and may be linked to the workplace. Your major research project will involve undertaking a dissertation into a business topic of your own choosing.
Entry Requirements

Full time: 
Level 3 qualification in a business-related area, with a good profile of attainment and reference.
OR
Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our APL process for accreditation towards this course.

All applicants must complete a satisfactory interview and must have satisfactory levels of English and Maths, and must be aspiring to working in a business environment, and maybe required to produce a written piece of work to support their application.

Part time:
You must be working in a business environment and should have successfully completed a level 3 qualification in a Business related area, with a good profile of attainment and reference.

You may be required to produce a written piece of work to support your entry onto the course.

Students will need an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy to enable them to meet the requirements of independent study at this level. In the absence of formal qualifications students must be able to demonstrate appropriate levels of numeracy and literacy through our screening process.

Students without formal qualifications will be able to complete an APL application where they have relevant experience.

Attendance Expectations

Full time:
3 year, 2 days per week

Part time:
4 years, 6 months, 2 evenings per week

Excellent attendance is important to achieve and progress well on this course. All sessions must be attended unless previously agreed with the programme leader.

Fee Information

These fees relate to 2020/21

Full-time Fee: £6750 per year
Part-time Fee : £TBC per year

All eligible full-time Home and EU undergraduate students are entitled to apply for affordable Student Loans and Grants towards their tuition fees.

For more information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance.
 
Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

Additional Course Costs

Additional costs might include travel to and from business events and other visits linked to course modules. Examples include visits to Kirklees Business Conference and Leeds Business Week. Travel costs vary but are normally around £5-£10 per visit.

The following costs should be used as a guide only. Arrangements apply to 2019 entry.

Printing and photocopying costs:
There is no charge for course hand-outs, handbooks etc. Students will receive a printing credit of £10 per annum from the University Centre, after which students will have to pay for extra credits.

Library overdue charges:
Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p per day per book. There is no charge for e-books rentals.

Graduation Ceremony:
When you graduate, we will invite you to your graduation ceremony. It is free for you to attend, however, to take part you will need to pay to hire an academic robe to wear during the ceremony. Details can be found here: www.edeandravenscroft.com/graduation-services.

Bursaries and Scholarships We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email: hebursaryfund@wakefield.ac.uk.
Financial Support Information

The government provides financial assistance to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs. To find out more, visit the website at: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email: hebursaryfund@wakefield.ac.uk

For more information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the Financial Support Team. Get in touch on 01924 789283 or email: student.finance@wakefield.ac.uk

Further Study This course can be used as a platform for further study at level 7 Masters at other local and national universities.
Career Opportunities The skills you gain on a business and management studies degree will allow you to start contributing to your employer's organisation quickly and effectively.
How to Apply

Full time:

You will need to apply for this course through the UCAS system at: www.ucas.ac.uk

As a partner in the Higher Education Access Rewarding Transforming (HEART) partnership we have committed ourselves to a progression agreement for a range of Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) awards. When applying please state that you are seeking progression from a CMI or an ILM award, providing exact details of the award achieved or pending achievement.

Part time:

If you're interested in applying for this course, please complete a part-time HE/Professional application form and return it to the Freepost address on the form.

If you don't receive an application form with this course leaflet please contact Course Information on 01924 789111

Admissions Process

External candidates should apply through UCAS and will be interviewed and following the interview may be offered either a conditional or unconditional offer depending on their existing qualifications. Interviews normally take place between January and May, but can take place earlier or later if required.

For details on higher education admissions procedures, please see the 'Admissions Code of Practice' document on the Wakefield College website: http://www.wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education/he-policies

Group Size Group sizes are normally between 10 and 20 students.
Disability Support Information

We’re committed to a programme of support to ensure that the Equality and Diversity policy is fully effective. We recognise the importance of effective support mechanisms in enabling all students to achieve their potential and will continue to improve provision for students with a disability.

The Additional Support Service is responsible for supporting disabled learners and those with language support needs. The earlier you request support, the quicker it can be provided, so if you know you’ll need support or adjustments, contact us in good time before your course starts. Get in touch on 01924 789120 or email us at: Additionalsupportenquiries@wakefield.ac.uk

External Regulation This course has no links to external awarding bodies
Terms and Conditions This BA (Hons) will involve the completion of a dissertation which may include undertaking both primary and secondary research.
For Further Details

Please contact Course Information Team on 01924 789111. Alternatively,email: m.cuthbert@wakefield.ac.uk

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Information last amended: 18 May 2020 14:46
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