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BA Hons

Business and Management

Business & Management

Key Facts

Level:
Level 6
Location:
Wakefield College
Start Date:
September, 2023
Duration:
3 Years
Mode of Study:
Full-time
Awarding Body:
UCAS code:
NN21
Institution Code:
W08

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Overview

This honours degree allows you to shape your studies towards your career ambitions and build the knowledge, skills and experience needed to be a successful business manager in a wide range of industries.

This honours degree allows you to shape your studies towards your career ambitions and build the knowledge, skills and experience needed to be a successful business manager in a wide range of industries.

This course prepares you for the working world by covering a range of topics that are common to business and management in an increasingly diverse market.

The course is mainly assignment-based and covers a variety of topics commonly encountered by the business professional. Small class sizes and a high level of tutor support help ease you through this degree course. Students perform brilliantly on the course with 100% graduating to date – please delete this sentence.

If you have completed a relevant foundation degree or HND there is an option to enter the third year top-up route to gain a BA hons.

Course Features

Course Structure

Modules studied at level 4:

  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Management Accounts
  • Study Skills
  • Business Law
  • Leadership and Management
  • Business Economics 

Modules studied at level 5:

  • Research Methods
  • Business Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Enterprise
  • International Business
  • Business Performance
  • Ethics, CSR and Sustainability
  • Research Methods

Modules studied at level 6:

  • Dissertations
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic HRM
  • Innovation and Change
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Contemporary Global Issues
  • Strategic Information Management

Entry Requirements

Full time: Level 3 qualification in a business-related area, with a good profile of attainment and reference.

OR Those with previous significant previous experience in a business or management role or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our APL process for accreditation towards this course.

All applicants must complete a satisfactory interview and must have satisfactory levels of English and Maths, and must be aspiring to working in a business environment, and maybe required to produce a written piece of work to support their application.

You may be required to produce a written piece of work to support your entry onto the course.

Students will need an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy to enable them to meet the requirements of independent study at this level. In the absence of formal qualifications students must be able to demonstrate appropriate levels of numeracy and literacy through our screening process.

Students without formal qualifications will be able to complete an APL application where they have relevant experience.

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If you’re applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

Fees & Funding

These fees relate to 2022/23 - Full-time Fee: £6750 per year. 

All eligible full-time Home and EU undergraduate students are entitled to apply for affordable Student Loans and Grants towards their tuition fees. 

For more information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

Course Costs Included in the fees

Course Costs Not Included in the Fees

Additional costs might include travel to and from business events and other visits linked to course modules. Examples include visits to Kirklees Business Conference and Leeds Business Week. Travel costs vary but are normally around £5-£10 per visit.

Although pc’s are available for use during college/library open hours, students may find it beneficial to invest in their own laptop / tablet / chromebook etc to work on assignments at home and make notes.

The following costs should be used as a guide only. Arrangements apply to 2023 entry.

Printing and photocopying costs:There is no charge for course hand-outs, handbooks etc. Students will receive a printing credit of £10 per annum from the University Centre, after which students will have to pay for extra credits. 

Library overdue charges: Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p per day per book. There is no charge for e-books rentals.

Graduation Ceremony: When you graduate, we will invite you to your graduation ceremony. It is free for you to attend, however, to take part you will need to pay to hire an academic robe to wear during the ceremony. Details can be found here: www.edeandravenscroft.com/graduation-services.

The everyday costs of studying at University Centre at Wakefield College that apply to all students include:

  • Travel: costs associated with travelling to and from campus. This could be bus or train fares, costs associated with running a car including car parking charges.
  • Consumables: folders, pads, pens.
  • Printing/photocopying: most written assignments are submitted via Turnitin but there are occasions where you may be required to submit work in a printed format e.g. dissertation. There are on campus printing/photocopy facilities across college and binding and additional services in the college library.
  • Subsistence: the campus has food outlets where students can purchase meals, drinks and snacks. Water dispensers are available around the campus for students to refill reusable bottles at no cost.
Bursaries and scholarships

We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email: hebursaryfund@wakefield.ac.uk.

Other Financial Support

The government provides financial assistance to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs. To find out more, visit the website at: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance.

We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email: hebursaryfund@wakefield.ac.uk.

For more information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the Financial Support Team. Get in touch on 01924 789283 or email: student.finance@wakefield.ac.uk.

Careers

The skills you gain on a business and management studies degree will allow you to start contributing to your employer's organisation quickly and effectively

Job options

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don’t restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.

This course can be used as a platform for further study at level 7 Masters at other local and national universities.

Studying my degree with the University Centre at Wakefield College allows me the flexibility I need as a mature student. The study hours fit well with my childcare needs.

The modules I have studied have given me the knowledge and skills needed to set up my own business and the tutor support has been invaluable.

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Zoe York
BA Hons Business and Management