BA Hons Business Management

BA Business Management Level -6

BA Hons Business Management

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Course Overview

Mont Rose College of the Management & Sciences offers this BA Hons Business Management course in partnership with Buckinghamshire New University.

Awarding   Body  Buckinghamshire New University
Level of Course BA Business Management Level -6. Bachelors business degree with honours.
Number of Credit Hours Upon successful completion of the course the student will have completed at least 360 credits.
Mode and Length of Study 3 years Full Time.
Attendance Full-time students are required to attend 21 hours per week in term time.
Workload A full time student will study 120 credits in an academic year, which is therefore equated to 1200 notional hours.
Exemptions No exemptions are allowed for this programme.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Intended Learning Outcomes:

BA (Hons) Business Management Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key business foundation disciplines, such as business environment, accounting and finance, operations, marketing, BA business mangament courses information systems and people and organisation behaviour;
  • Evaluate and critique the range of activities within the key business functional areas and their interrelationship and interconnectedness;
  • Analyse theories and concepts of strategic management, leadership and innovation within a changing environment.

Intellectual/Cognitive Skills
On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Create, evaluate and assess options to enable effective problem solving and decision-making, using appropriate qualitative, quantitative and ICT techniques and skills;
  • Deal critically with organisational issues and be able to produce solutions and action plans.

Practical Skills
On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Actively engage in business and marketing briefs and activities that encourage enterprise and entrepreneurial capability.

Key/Transferable Skills
On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Research information about complex business situations and apply qualitative and quantitative techniques to it, in a project context, using ICT as appropriate.
  • Critically evaluate information, arguments and concepts.
  • Display a range of personal and interpersonal skills, including the capacity for continuous learning, taking initiatives, performing to deadlines, communicating effectively and persuasively, skills which are necessary to enter a career in BA Business Management or undertake further study.
COURSE CONTENTS

Course Contents/Description

Programme Structure:

Level – 4:

  • MG406 – Marketing
  • MG405 – People & Organisations
  • BM413 – Business Environment
  • BM414 – Financial Decision Making
  • MG408 – Graduate Challenge
  • MG410 – Career Viewpoint

Level – 5:

  • BM520 – Operations and Project Management
  • BM518 – Enterprise Projects
  • BM525 – Business Analytics
  • BM526 – Economic Analysis
  • MG516 – Resourcing and Rewards
  • MG513 – B2B and Service Marketing

Level – 6:

  • BM621 – Enterprise and New Business
  • BM622 – Strategic Decision Making
  • BM625 – Business Information Systems
  • BM624 – Managing Innovation in Business
  • MG614 – International Marketing Management
  • MG622 – Strategic Human Resource Management

TEACHING & LEARNING

Teaching & Learning:

The objective of the award is to develop knowledge, skills and analytical ability of students to enable them to enter a successful mba career in business organisations. The general approach to the learning process involves:

  • Combination of lecture inputs
  • Workshops
  • Self study and directed research and investigation

The assessment strategy is designed to ensure the learning outcome are achieved and that there is a progressive development of knowledge and skill.

Assessment:

The assessment strategy is designed to ensure that learning outcomes are achieved and there is a progressive development of knowledge and skills. At level 4, students are expected to describe, explain and review concepts, theories and models; at level 5 students apply, analyse and evaluate; and at level 6 independent learning is more embedded and students develop depth of understanding via critical analysis and evaluation. At level 4, all students are provided with a foundation across all business areas, whilst at levels 5 and 6 the assessment strategies within the specialist modules provide more challenging opportunities for developing critical analysis and evaluation through problem solving, case studies and the dissertation.
Formative assessment is a key feature of the programme enabling early feedback to be given on progress and to help students improve performance. Assessment at all levels is by coursework, practical tasks and examination, with some modules being assessed by 100% coursework. The bba course is designed to give students opportunities to undertake work based learning and enterprise activities which can form part of the learning and assessment of the programme.

At Level Six, students may choose to undertake one of the following research-based options (Normally students at partner colleges will not study these options.)(alongside other optional modules):

  • Dissertation
  • Consultancy Project
  • Negotiated Work Based Learning

The dissertation is a research project which is based around a topic to be investigated and the outcome is likely to be answers to a set of research questions. The dissertation is expected to be submitted in the form of a thesis. Formative feedback is provided by regular discussions with the dissertation supervisor and through comments received on draught chapters.

The consultancy project is based around a business problem to be solved or an opportunity to be explored. The outcome of a consultancy project is likely to be solution(s) identified and/or implemented by the student. The final outcome is submitted in the form of a consultancy report. This report will explain and justify the steps taken throughout the project and the outcomes achieved. On-going formative feedback will be provided throughout by the organisational contact/sponsor as well as by the university tutor.

The Negotiated Work Based project is a means to address a learning and development issue rather than solving a problem or exploring a research question. The outcome will primarily be learning gained and practices improved. The final report is likely to revolve around a reflective learning process, explaining, justifying and analysing learning projects. For example, it could follow an experiential learning cycle several times to critique and evaluate learning gained from various experiences. Formative feedback will be gained from organisational contacts as well as university tutors – with the emphasis throughout being learning achieved rather than tasks achieved.

Subject Benchmark Statement:

BA Hons Business Management General Business and Management

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry Requirements

BA Hons Business Management degree Students will be expected to have passes in at least 5 GCSE/GCE subjects, of which two must be Advanced Level or equivalent (BTEC National, GNVQ Level 3 at Merit, International Baccalaureate, Abitur etc.), GCSE passes in Mathematics and English Language, or equivalent, at grade C or above. All applicants will be expected to have a UCAS Tariff score of 200-240. International students will be expected to have an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 scores in all areas.
Mature students without formal qualifications, but with appropriate experience, may be admitted to the course. This is in-line with the university’s admission statement regarding mature students.

For students progressing by entry with advanced standing to Level 6 an overall Merit profile in an HND, a Foundation Degree or a recognised overseas equivalent is required. In other cases, applications for advanced entry with specific credits towards the degree will be dealt with under CATS/APEL regulations and procedures.

English Language

For students from non-English speaking countries as defined by the regulators IELTS 6.0 or CEFR (The Common European Framework of Reference) B2 level and above in reading, writing, listening and speaking is required.

Restrictions on Learner Entry

The Pearson Edexcel BTEC Higher National qualifications are accredited on the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) for learners aged 18 years and over.

Start Date

New intake each: January / April/ September .

Total Course Duration

3 years

BUCKS QUALIFICATIONS

Progression Route on completion

On completion of the programme, students will be able to progress to a range of opportunities and careers in general management or developing their own business. The programme provides a broad background in the area of business management, which offers the opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest for post-graduate study, either full time or part time whilst working, should the graduate wish to follow this route. Overall, this is a flexible business studies programme allowing students to prepare themselves for a professional role that suits their skills and interests.

TUITION FEE

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee is £6000 per annum. Students on this management courses may be fully funded by the Student Loan Company.This facility is only available to UK and other European Union students. For more information, please contact the admissions team at admissions@mrcollege.ac.uk or T: +44 20 8556 5009

HOW TO APPLY

How to Apply

Please apply through UCAS and for assistance, contact via email, our Admissions Department, admissions@mrcollege.ac.uk or, by post to,

Mont Rose College
267 Cranbrook Road
Ilford, Greater London
IG1 4TG.
Location: Mont Rose College London Campus

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