BA (Hons) Business Management (2 Year Accelerated)
This degree is the first step on the ladder to building a firm foundation of business management knowledge. To progress, membership of a professional body is also useful and can assist with on-going learning, development, and networking. One such organisation is the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). LSBM are Higher Education Partners with the CMI, and our students enjoy access to over 100 hours of e-learning modules, 400 videos and over 700 ebooks as a result of our partnership.This course is designed for applicants wishing to pursue a career in business and management and covers all of the key aspects of business including marketing, human resource management, strategic management and financial management. You will focus on real-life business situations and issues.The accelerated BA (Hons) Business Management allows you to condense 3 years of study into 2 years, thereby accelerating your career development and potentially saving you money.
The course includes the use of case study analyses and business projects. It equips graduates with the knowledge and skills required for an entry-level position in a wide range of areas within the business world.
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This degree is a natural choice for applicants who want a wide-ranging qualification that gives them a good-grounding in business and management fundamentals. We aim to give students a solid understanding of the nature of entrepreneurial opportunity, so that they can become self-starters when it comes to developing businesses. But equally, we aim to equip them with the skills to be able to bring innovation, creativity and strategic thinking to organisations that they may choose to work for. The range of careers open to our business and management graduates is hence as wide as their own imaginations can take them.
In practice there are a wide range of career opportunities for BA (Hons) Business Management graduates, including both public and private sector employment opportunities in specific vocational areas such as marketing, IT, HRM planning, and accountancy and managerial trainee posts. Graduates can progress into becoming human resource managers, operations managers, brand managers and business development managers among many other career pathways.
We have October start dates for this course. There are two semesters each year. Students complete 2 x 30 credit modules each semester, enabling students to concentrate on fewer modules at a time. Modules are assessed in different ways, e.g. essays, problem questions, case studies, reports, presentations and examinations.
2 years full-time, including
summer holiday periods
The University of Northampton
UK/EU 2017/18: £6,150 per year
Total course fee: £12,300
EEA and Swiss nationals 2017/18*: £18,000 per year
Total course fee: £36,000
International 2017/18: £18,000 per year
Total course fee: £36,000
Please note that international students, who require a Tier 4 VISA will not be permitted to work during their studies.
* Scholarships are available
UK/EU - http://www.lsbm.ac.uk/scholarships
EEA - http://www.lsbm.ac.uk/eea-scholarships
If a candidate meets the UCAS points requirements (but does not have GCSE English Language at Grade C or above), then they will also be required to pass our own internal English Language test (test and interview) in order to meet our entry requirements. (This only applies to UK, EU and EEA applicants. International applicants WILL require GCSE English Language at Grade C or above, or equivalent).
Students complete 6 modules per year (which includes a summer term). Each module is 30 credits. Modules are listed below:
Students complete one of the following Level 5 option modules in Year 1:
Students complete two of the following Level 6 option modules in Year 2:
Corporate Risk Management is an optional module available at Level 6 that introduces students to the main types of risk facing organisations in todays’ international business environment. It explores the various risk measurement and management tools available to organisations in order for them to incorporate risk planning, risk modelling and risk appraisals into their strategies and operations. Both qualitative and quantitative methodologies will be examined and students will also be required to adopt a critical approach when applying the frameworks.
Small Business Management is an optional module available at Level 6 that is aimed at introducing students to the world of enterprise and small business planning. Generally defined as an owner or manager of a business enterprise who attempts to make profits by starting and growing his or her business, an entrepreneur is confronted with numerous other challenges. This module seeks to critically analyse both the eclectic mix of individuals planning to develop and launch their own businesses as well as those with established small business ventures who would like to expand.
Upon graduation your degree will be classified as follows:
1st Class Honours
Upper Second Class Honours (2.1)
Lower Second Class Honours (2.2)
Third Class Honours
In calculating your degree classification, modules at Levels 4 are ignored. Your degree classification is based upon your performance in modules at Levels 5 and 6.
University of Northampton Academic Regulations
The BA (Hons) Business Management is awarded by the University of Northampton, and is governed by the University's Academic Regulations. Most of the University’s degrees are made up of 20-credit modules and therefore some of the Regulations apply differently to the BA (Hons) Business Management because it consists of 30-credit modules:
1. Accumulated Failure (Regulation 3.7.2)
If, after exhausting all opportunities for reassessment, you fail modules to the value of 90 credits, you will be withdrawn from further study.
2. Condonement (Regulation 3.7.12)
You must pass every module in order to successfully complete your degree.
3. Maximum number of credits that can be studied in each academic year (Regulation 3.3.2)
If, after exhausting all opportunities for reassessment, you fail a module your studies will continue into an additional academic year.
You can find the University's Academic Regulations here.
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