Business and Management Studies (with specialist pathways) - BA (Hons)
The BA (Hons) Business and Management Studies degree (with or without pathways) is a highly popular and vibrant programme within Cardiff School of Management. The most recent figures for the National Student Survey (2011) showed a satisfaction rate of over 80% .
The content of the programme is continually updated to ensure as far as possible, the currency and relevance of the modules studied.
Most of our students enter the business world after graduation. This means developing the employability skills needed to help you into employment which the programme seeks to achieve in a variety of ways. From the moment of induction to completion of your final year, employability is an important aspect of your degree programme. We hold Careers Fairs and social networking events with employers and as you will see below, a compulsory module in year two is work experience, which we can arrange for you. Alternatively, if you are intending to become a young Entrepreneur and start your own business you would likely join the BEE Club which aids you in business practice and developing your business while you are a university student.
We are also able to offer postgraduate studies such as the MSc in Management and other professional qualifications.
The course structure develops from a compulsory first year, consisting of six modules, to only two compulsory modules in the final year of study. This will enable you to direct your interests into a specialised pathway or specific set of option modules, whilst ensuring that you receive a sound understanding and appreciation of the central tenants required of all business and management students. The programme also allows for considerable flexibility to ensure that you are academically guided in your ultimate choice as to whether to graduate with a BA (Hons) Business and Management Studies degree, or a BA (Hons) Business and Management Studies degree with one of the available named pathways.
You will undertake a compulsory work placement module in the second year as this is considered an essential requirement for all business and management students. For those who wish, there is the additional opportunity to take a sandwich year between year two and the final year
All modules are compulsory and designed to give you sound grounding in business and management studies and your personal development.
- Personal Development Planning
- Legal Foundation for Business
- Business in Context
- Managing Markets
- Finance for Managers
- Management Theory and Practice
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship
- Business Application
- Contemporary Issues in International Political Economy
- Financial Planning for Business
- Work placement
- Research for Business
- Human Resource Management in Context
A wide range of Option Modules include:
- Business Intelligence
- Business Obligations
- Foundations of Marketing
- People, Resourcing and Development
- Money, Banking and Risk
- Intercultural Awareness for Business
- Strategic Management
- Leadership and Change Management
- A wide range of Option Modules include:
- Contemporary Business Communication in Globalized World
- Strategic Brand Management
- European Business Law
- International HRM and Ethical and Moral Leadership
- Investment Management
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- International and Global Marketing
- Strategic Management of Information Systems
The course aims to develop graduates who have both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to make an immediate and valuable contribution to organisations operating in a dynamic business environment.
Our graduates work in a wide range of organisations in both the public and private sector. One of the advantages of this course is the ability to either specialise in a particular area through our wide choice of pathways or to undertake the broad-based business and management course. There are opportunities for students to continue their study at postgraduate level at courses with Cardiff School of Management such as the MSc Management, LLM International Business and the MBA. In addition graduates will be well prepared to undertake professional qualifications or courses.
Applicants should have a minimum of five GCSE passes grade A-C including English Language and Mathematics or equivalent, plus one of the following:
- 280 points from at least 2 A Levels / Scottish Advanced Higher passes to include grades CC, at least one to be in a relevant subject
- QCF BTEC Diploma / Extended Diploma 280 points within a relevant subject
- 280 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include a relevant subject (C2 minimum grade considered)
- Pass Access with 45 credits at Level 3 within a relevant subject
- 280 points from the Welsh Baccalaureate to include grades CC at A level or equivalent, Core counted as third subject
If your qualification isn't listed above, please refer to the UCAS website.
Candidates who do not possess normal minimum entry qualification are interviewed and considered individually by members of the course team on the basis of their prior learning or working background.
BA (Hons) Business & Management Studies: NN12 (3 years full-time)
BA (Hons) Business & Management Studies: NNC2 (4 years - Sandwich)
BA (Hons) Business & Management Studies with Finance: N1N3
BA (Hons) Business & Management Studies with Human Resource Management: N1NP
BA (Hons) Business & Management Studies with Information Systems Management: N1GM
BA (Hons) Business & Management Studies with International Business Management: N191
BA (Hons) Business & Management Studies with Law: N1M1
BA (Hons) Business & Management Studies with Marketing: N1NM
School: Cardiff School of Management
Degree: Three years full-time/Four years (Sandwich)
The assessment strategy covers a wide spectrum of approaches. In addition to formal examinations, students are assessed during the course through written assignments, and individual and group presentations.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made online to UCAS at http://www.ucas.com/
For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply
Selection is normally based on the receipt of a completed UCAS application.
Tuition Fees and Additional Costs:
For up to date information on tuition fees and additional costs relating to this programme please refer to www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees and www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/additionalcosts.
For general enquiries please contact the Student Recruitment Team on 029 2041 6044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you an international student?
Please contact the programme leader for any programme specific enquiries. Students whose first language is other than English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6 standard or equivalent.
International students must apply via the International Office.
The International Office
Cardiff Metropolitan University
PO Box 377
Cardiff CF5 2SG
Tel: +44 (0) 29 2041 6045
Fax: +44 (0) 29 2041 6928
For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme leader, Dr Elizabeth Eustace:
Tel: 029 2041 7156
Cardiff School of Management Website