in the UK (Business Management)
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What you will study
You will study a selection of core and optional modules. Each module is worth a number of credits and is delivered differently depending on its content and focus of study.
During your studies your main focus will be your research dissertation. During your dissertation you will research articles about a particular topic and issue, carry out primary research to investigate further, then analyse your data and come up with some recommendations and conclusions. You will also have the opportunity to specialise further and select modules that most interest you and prepare for your career.
If you feel that you would like to gain more work experience specific to your career pathway, you could select the short work placement option in the final semester and carry out your research dissertation whilst on placement for the organisation into an area you are working on and will most benefit them.
You have three routes on the top-up degree to allow you flexibility in exploring topics that interest you most.
This module list is indicative and subject to change.
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Management ProjectThe module is an opportunity for you to research a specific area that interests you within an appropriate business, public sector or third sector context. Your project will make a major contribution to your professional and intellectual development. Many students choose to undertake a project for a client organisation and work with the organisation for ten weeks during their final semester. Your findings must be generalisable and capable of broad application.
Business StrategyThis module encourages you to critically consider business strategy. The module is designed for students who may have little or no personal experience of strategic management, and who may not go directly into roles that require strategic management skills. You will design business strategies based on specific tools and models to analyse strategic context. You will consider the effectiveness of corporate vision, the application of strategic tools, models and concepts, processes of strategy, and critical success factors in delivering competitive advantage and customer value. You will be assessed through a case study and an assignment presentation.
Corporate FinanceThis module will give you an insight into the practical impacts of key areas of corporate finance. You will cover an overview of the core concepts of corporate finance before focusing on specific related areas such as corporate valuation and merger and acquisition activity. You will be introduced to more complex aspects of finance theory including Portfolio Theory, the Capital Asset Pricing Model and Capital Structure Theory. You are encouraged to examine 'corporate finance in action' and to link your theoretical studies with practice. This is an ACCA accredited module. You will be assessed through an essay and an online exam.
Strategic Human Resource ManagementYou will consider practical and conceptual frameworks in a series of workshops. These interactive sessions will use learning methods including case studies, directed reading, presentations with feedback, self-reflection, guest speakers, workshop exercises and mini-discussion groups. You will take part in simulations and activities to reflect typical business scenarios as you analyse, problem solve and generate a justified solution to a problem. You will be assessed through an open book assessment, an individual report, a coaching session and an e-portfolio review.
Global BrandingYou will develop your understanding of global marketing alongside your problem solving and decision-making skills. You will be able to critically evaluate key issues associated with global marketing within the context of a dynamic cultural environment. You will appraise global marketing opportunities and threats and make decisions relating to an organisation’s ability to successfully enter and compete in international markets. The module uses a practical and analytical marketing perspective. You will be assessed through creating a brochure.
Entrepreneurial (Business Set-Up)The module adopts a very practical focus. It concentrates upon the planning that needs to be undertaken prior to the start-up of a small business. From your perspective, the primary output of the module is to produce a persuasive business proposal. The main intention of the module is to allow you to draw on the toolkit of understanding that you have developed within your studies to date.
Business Ethics and Social ResponsibilityIn this module you will learn to raise awareness of the ethical considerations relevant to many business practices and issues, and raise awareness of corporate social responsibility. You will be introduced to the concepts, theories and techniques used to address ethical considerations as you develop your critical analysis and argument skills and critically discuss current business and government policies relating to corporate social responsibility. You will reflect on your own moral values, attitudes and behaviour and be assessed through an interview and a portfolio.
Global Business TodayThis module introduces you to current global issues that we are hearing about in the news today that are vital for organisations to react to in order to successfully compete and grow. Organisations are operating in an increasingly competitive international business environment and this module broadens your understanding of the challenges and opportunities they face in areas such as international trade during Brexit and political unrest, differences in national cultures, global inequality, operating sustainably and global consumer behaviour. You will be assessed through creating a conference paper and presentation.
Work Placement (Short)Many of our students take this double module as it is an opportunity to gain valuable management experience of working in an organisation for 10-12 weeks during semester two. Typically, you would carry out your Research Dissertation during this placement and focus on the project areas you are working on and a research topic that the organisation will benefit from the most. This module allows you to gain work experience in an area of business and management that you are most interested in working in after graduating and enhance your employability skills. We are not aware of any other university that offers this opportunity, which we know is very attractive to employers. You will be assessed through a learning log submission and an individual presentation.
You have three routes on the top-up degree to allow you flexibility in exploring topics of most interest.
You will study two core modules during your degree; Management Project and Business Strategy.
In semester one you will also study two optional modules from Corporate Finance, Strategic Human Resource Management and Global Branding.
In semester two you will choose one of the following options:
- Complete a Work Placement (Short)
- Study two of: Entrepreneurship, Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, Global Business Today, and Entrepreneurship in Action
- Complete an Entrepreneurship Placement
If you choose to study both Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship in Action these modules will form an Entrepreneurship Placement where you spend the semester developing a business idea and working on implementing it with mentoring from the Business Hot House and Module Co-ordinator.
Excellent professional level graduate employment results
This multi-disciplinary BA (Hons) Business Management degree gives you the skills needed to succeed across a range of business industries and job roles. Employers will value the breadth of your knowledge gained through the degree.
After graduating you could become a:
- Account Manager
- Business Advisor
- Business Development Manager
- Chartered Management Accountant
- Corporate Investment Banker
- Data Analyst
- Fundraising Officer
- Graduate Trainee
- Insurance Underwriter
- Management Consultant
- Project Manager
- Risk Manager
- Sales Executive
- Supply Chain Manager
You may decide to continue your studies to postgraduate level.
The Business School has a diverse range of postgraduate courses including:
- MSc International Business
- MSc Digital Marketing
- PhD Research
University of Chichester alumni receive a discount on postgraduate fees.
Typical offers (individual offers may vary):
Access to HE Diploma
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This course starts in September 2022.