International Business Administration - BA (Hons) (Top-Up)
This is a popular fast-track ‘top up’ programme that offers students the opportunity to obtain an honours degree in one academic year through full-time attendance.
The programme aims to ensure that the learners receive a broad vocationally focussed management education through encouragement and support in developing a range of management skills and core competencies relevant to any career in management
The programme consists of two core modules: Strategic Management and International Business & Cultural Diversity. A range of option modules in the fields of accounting and finance, marketing, human resource management, information systems, retail and law are available to cater for individual learner’s interests and career aspirations.
While the range of modules develop knowledge and understanding across a range of key management areas, students are encouraged and supported to develop higher level problem solving, conceptual analysis and key skills through directed reading and research that consolidate their learning achieved through formal lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops.
Students are required to undertake 120 credits of taught modules within one academic year.
Students may be permitted to undertake a dissertation or a business project in place of the two 20 credit option modules depending on their previous schemes of study.
Successful graduates have found positions at supervisory and management level not only within the traditional business and commerce sectors but also small and medium enterprises, public sector and the voluntary sectors.
A number of graduates have started their own businesses capitalising on the skills and knowledge gained within a dynamic Management School environment. The degree may lead to exemption from some of the assessments for other professional bodies.
Other graduates have continued their studies and have moved on to Masters level programmes such as the MSc Management and MBA at the Cardiff School of Management.
Candidates should have a Higher National Diploma (or equivalent) in a Business, Management and/or Finance area or in the alternative an appropriate Foundation degree or an equivalent (NARIC) qualification.
For those whose first language is not English, academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 or TOEFL equivalent is required. Applicants with less than the required language competency will need to attend and successfully complete the 8 weeks intensive CSM International Summer Programme which runs between July and September before the start of first term.
The summer programme aims to promote disciplinarity in business and management studies through academic study of substantive knowledge base of the business and management syllabus and through development of academic and professional skills so that candidates holding offers to pursue the degree course have the requisite foundation to successfully pursue and complete their studies.
Hence, one of the main objectives is to orient candidates to enable them to acquire business and management English language competency and academic skills within the context of business and management fields.
UCAS Code(s): N120
School: Cardiff School of Management
Course Length: One year full-time (September – June); CSM International Summer Programme (July – September)
Each module has its own aims, objectives, learning outcomes and methods of delivery and assessment. Assessments may therefore take the form of assessed written papers/essays/reports, oral presentations, group and individual research projects, reflective papers, case studies as well as open/closed book examinations.
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
International applicants should submit their applications directly to the International Office. For information please refer to www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international
Selection is normally based on receipt of a completed UCAS application and interview.
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.