Business Administration, BA Hons

Business Administration, BA Hons

This programme aims to prepare students for careers in business and management areas. It develops a systematic, broad, analytical and integrated understanding of, and capability in, key aspects of business. The programme specifically studies organisations, business management and administration as well as the changing external environment in which organisations operate. The programme aims to prepare students for careers in business, consultancy or general management within corporations by equipping them with both practical skills that enhance their employability in business, with broader cognitive, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills which provide the foundation for lifelong learning. There are two specialisms that focus the degree, which are:

  • BA Business Administration (Accountancy and Finance)
  • BA Business Administration (Marketing)

The aims of the programme are:

  • To ensure that students have the confidence and competence to make business judgements based upon knowledge and understanding of the business environment
  • To develop students' ability to analyse and conduct research into organisations, business management and administration. In particular, students explore the changing external environment in which organisations operate, with particular reference to the knowledge economy and the nature of commerce in the region
  • To develop students' ability to analyse and research subject matter both familiar and unfamiliar to them and make balanced, critical and constructive judgements of the views and opinions expressed by others
  • To ensure students have a sound capability with IT and understand its potential for commercial exploitation in e-commerce of all varieties.

UCAS code

N106 M BA/BAM

Department

Applied Engineering & Management

Location

Medway Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 year sandwich
4-6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

280 UCAS points or above

PLUS at least three GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and mathematics) or equivalent qualifications.

* Where relevant you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or an equivalent rating in another Secure English Language Test.

* Applications from mature students are welcome.

* Students with considerable success in a closely related HND or foundation degree may transfer into Year 3 at the discretion of the programme leader in consultation with the admissions team.

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations, coursework, assignments, case studies, presentations, and projects.

Professional recognition

The programme is accredited and supported by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Career options

Graduates may pursue opportunities in a range of areas depending on the specialisms taken, e.g. personnel and human resource management, operations and logistics, advertising and marketing, small business ownership, management and finance.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 5

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 6

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Work Placement Course - ENG

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

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