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Business Management BA Honours

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Duration: 3 years/ 4 years (with foundation year)

WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Through engaging, contemporary and industry relevant units that are academically rigorous, stimulating and challenging, you will build specialist transferable skills that facilitate your development as an independent learner, whilst gaining expertise in a range of business functions and topics.
On this programme you will systematically and critically review the established business management knowledge, theory and principles whilst investigating new and specialised knowledge. You will identify underlying business skills, practices, concepts and principles in work-based situations. In addition, you will develop the skillset of analysing information and data from a range of sources that will allow you to make reasoned judgements and responses to solve complex problems in a range of business contexts including work-related contexts.
Selected students are able to pursue additional qualifications during their studies. These include the PRINCE2 project management qualification, as well as industry-approved qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Communication Advertising Marketing Foundation (CAM). These qualifications can give jobseekers a real advantage, demonstrating to employers that the candidate is educated to a standard put in place by the industry itself.
This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, this means as part of your degree you will also receive a CMI Level 5 Professional Qualification in Management and Leadership, which is recognised by 75% of employers.
On this course you’ll develop skills that the CBI has identified as being what employers are looking for in business graduates. Through group work you’ll be build your teamwork and communications skills, while through technical exercises, projects and work placements you’ll develop strong business and customer awareness, problem-solving, numeracy, IT, project management and research skills.

TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT
You’ll be taught using a range of teaching methods that include lectures, seminars and workshops, totalling 9- 12 hours per week. You will also be expected to engage in independent study, around 38 hours per week.
You will have access to Solent’s virtual learning environment that provides quick online access to assignments, lecture notes, suggested reading and other course information.
Assessments are based on coursework, presentations, business simulation and exams.
This course is delivered as part of a partnership between QA Higher Education and Solent University. The programme is validated by the University and delivered by QA Higher Education.

WHAT YOU’LL STUDY

YEAR 1

  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Marketing Principles and Customer Communications
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Data and Analytics and IT Skills
  • Global Organisations and Resource Management
  • Business Economics

YEAR 2

  • Research and Analysis in Business
  • Operations Management
  • Global Business Environment
  • Consultancy Preparation
  • Entrepreneurship and Business
  • Managing People

YEAR 3

  • Final Major Business Project (40 credits)
  • Strategic Management
  • Project Management in Business
  • Advanced Personal Professional Development
  • Business Start-up