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Business Administration BA (Hons)

As the demand for qualified business professionals continues to grow, get to grips with the issues at the core of modern management practice, including entrepreneurship, innovation, marketing, finance, technology management, international business and human resources. Business Administration is closely related to economics, finance, accounting and marketing. The course content is dynamic, evolving as business issues change to ensure that graduates have the skills and awareness to succeed in the changing business world. The programme aims to develop a solid understanding of business and management, whilst building the key intellectual and vocational skills that will enable you to succeed in any business environment.   

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The course content is dynamic, evolving as business issues change to ensure that graduates have the skills and awareness to succeed in the changing business world. The programme aims to develop a solid understanding of business and management, whilst building the key intellectual and vocational skills that will enable you to succeed in any business environment.

The start of the course is focused on producing the basic framework for the programme and its broad range of topics. You will cover economics, accounting, information systems, law, HRM, marketing, business decision modelling as well as developing the skills needed for success in University study.

You will study compulsory topics in the global business environment and managing operations. You choose options to shape your own course of study and give the possibility of taking a pathway in the final year.

The final year covers modules in strategy and further personal and professional development work as well as examining contemporary issues in business from climate change to terrorism and globalisation to the growth of China as an economic power. The programme then allows three option choices from a wide list of options on the pathways and as free standing options. Pathways and options are continually changing to reflect the world of business.

By the end of the programme you will be an independent learner with the skills, knowledge and experience to make informed decisions about your future career. If you are looking for a programme in Business Administration which will prepare you for the changing world of the 21st century, choose UCLan.


Opportunities

We are renowned for developing graduates who are highly employable and have strong entrepreneurial skills. This course offers a 48-week work placement opportunity where you will have the chance to work in a real business and gain vital work experience that will assist you in gaining employment when you graduate. In addition, you will have further opportunities for real-world work experience through short internships, volunteering and much more. You will also have the opportunity to study abroad and take some of your modules at our Cyprus campus. We offer a unique travel bursary fund where you can apply for funding to pay for your international study experience


Pathways Available:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Enterprise

Key Information

  • Duration:

    Full-time: Three years. Four years with optional 48 week placement

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • Award Type:

    BA (Hons)

  • UCAS Code:

    N710

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Fees 2018/19

    Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU). Sandwich year out £1,000 (UK/EU)

  • View 2017/18 Fees

Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.

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Entry Requirements

Our typical offer is 112 UCAS Points.  We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit 
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction*
Pass Access Course: with 112 UCAS Points  
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent 

Not got the grades?

If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degree

Foundation Entry Route

Course Overview

Year 1

All Compulsory

  • Business Information and Communications
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Business Relationships (Law, HRM, Marketing)
  • Business Decision Modelling
  • Personal and Professional Development

Year 2

All Compulsory

  • Global Environment of Business
  • Managing Operations
  • Employability and PDP
  • Plus 3 options from pathways

Year 3

All Compulsory

  • Business Strategy
  • Contemporary Issues in Business
  • PDP3: Personal and Professional Development
  • Plus 3 options from pathways

Available pathways

  • HRM
  • Marketing
  • Business Decision Making
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Enterprise

Late Applications

Strong Industry Links

We have a strong business network between local and national businesses which you will benefit from, for example, there is an opportunity to attend guest speaker events, which are organised in conjunction with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Chartered Institute of Marketing (CiM). The companies we work with offer internships, placements, live projects and mentors to provide you with excellent practical experience. The School also offers a number of electives and options that provide students with an opportunity to gain an additional professional body qualification.


Learning environment

You will benefit from a variety of teaching and learning methods including: lectures, seminars, practical workshops, group activities, personal research and case studies. Personal study and independent research also form an integral part of the course. Some modules are part web-based with links to organisations such as professional bodies. You will also have the option to develop your skills in a variety of areas such as IT, web searching, social media, advanced excel and specialist Microsoft packages.

Assessment includes essays; reports; oral presentations; group assessments; investigating companies and tackling briefs from industry. In your final year you will have the opportunity to undertake an independent dissertation or company project. Exams account for no more than 50 per cent of the final mark (with exception of the accounting modules).

During your first year you will, on average, attend between 12 and 14 hours of formal study per week. In the second and final year attendance will vary depending on which options are chosen but typically between 10-12 hours per week. During the optional placement you follow the normal work pattern of your chosen company.

Important Information

Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2017 Entry | 2018 Entry

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

* Tuition Fees

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Entry Requirements

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.