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Business Administration BA (Hons)

Business Administration BA (Hons)

School of Business

UCAS Code

N710

Level

Under- graduate

Campus

Preston

Foundation Entry Route

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

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  • Duration:

    Full-time: three years

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • UCAS Code:

    N710; Short form: BA/BA

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    BA (Hons)

Why study this course?

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.

Entry Requirements 2016/17

280 points at A2 - General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*Distinction*
Pass Access To HE with 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction
International Baccalaureate: 28P
IELTS: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSE: Maths and English grade C or equivalent

Entry Requirements 2017/18

112 Points at A2; General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit 
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction*
Pass Access Course: 112 UCAS Points  
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 28P
IELTS: 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C including Maths & English or equivalent 

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information.

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Course at a Glance

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

Further Information

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 emphasis in Year 1 is on producing the basic framework for the programme and it has a broad range of topics. The first year covers economics, accounting, information systems, law, HRM, marketing, business decision modelling as well as developing the skills needed for success in University study.

Year 2 has compulsory topics in the global business environment and managing operations. At this stage 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

Course Specification and Handbook

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

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

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Applications are now welcome for September 2016 places.

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+44(0)1772 892400

cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2017/18

Full-time: £9,250 per year (UK/EU)

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Further information:

For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

Scholarships and bursaries

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 and Assessment

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.

NSS 2015 Results

Students who completed the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) and studied business related courses at UCLan were very satisfied with their experience, with academic support and access to learning resources scoring very highly.

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