This course develops creativity, enterprise, problem solving and decision making abilities through a range of skills and knowledge relevant to modern business. It is designed to meet employers' needs and to create graduates who have a sound grasp of business and good transferable skills. The course allows students to pursue specialist interests to some extent and relate these specialisms to professional requirements.
The course enables students to appreciate the importance of the social, political, ethical, technological environmental and global contexts in which business operates. It also provides students with a range of opportunities to develop the attitudes, skills and abilities necessary to work in an international business environment and to develop an awareness and appreciation of different cultural values.
Students' work is assessed through a mixture of written assignments, case study reports, presentations and examinations.
Upon graduation students can progress to employment in a professional area. This degree also helps those individuals already working in the business sector to gain promotion and become more confident with the decisions they make in the work place. Many also enter programmes of further study for advanced professional qualifications or postgraduate courses such as the Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at UCS.
Content and Modules
Students normally study up to six modules in each year. Almost two thirds of these modules will be compulsory, providing a solid core of business and management subjects.
The students on the Business Management courses have management classes with the students on our FdA Hospitality and Event Management and FdA Salon Management courses.
The remaining modules are chosen from a range of options.
First year modules include: Personal Development, Economic Environment, Business Law, and Principles of Management.
Second year modules include: Marketing Management, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, Research Methods, and International Business
Third year modules include: A Dissertation, Employment Law, Ethics, Strategic Management, and International Marketing.
Read the full Programme Specification for this course here:
Core knowledge and understanding is mainly acquired via lectures and seminars and directed independent study. The latter will normally make specific use of an individually accessed Key Text for that module as well as lecturer-designed course materials (booklet and/or web). Use will also be made of a range of accessible (e.g. library held) supplementary texts, articles, reports and other designated sources.
Hands on’ experience in computer-based workshops plays an important part in developing knowledge and understanding for a range of business and managerial functions. Similar active learning opportunities are also provided within a broad range of non-computer based seminars and workshops.
Team teaching in core modules will be used to support the multi-disciplinary delivery of the programme, wherever appropriate.
By the end of the course you should be able to:
Appreciate the relevance of a multi-disciplinary and multicultural approach to business and management at local, national and international levels.
Work effectively, both independently and within a team environment, making use of a range of interpersonal skills.
Communicate theories, findings and conclusions effectively in written, oral and visual form.
Apply appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques to the solution of business and management problems identified.
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What is included in your tuition fees
At UCS your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.
Read full details of the included and additional costs for Business Management.
Please note, UCS reserves the right to change this information as and when required.