BA (Hons) Business Management and Strategy

Course Overview:

The BA (Hons) Business Management and Strategy is a programme that seeks to consolidate and to build upon students prior learning of business and management theories and concepts. Students will learn about building and sustaining strategy which includes completing own investigative study.

The programme also aims to further develop management skills and to enable students to apply knowledge and skills to their current and future business environments and career goals. The programme encourages the development of professional skills, such as human resources, marketing, finance, leadership and managing people.

The design of the programme balances intellectual and practical skills and requires students to learn through lectures, group work, reflective practice and presenting.


Entry Requirements:

Programme/Award: BA (Hons) Business Management and Strategy
Entry requirements 2017-18: A popular route to course entry is to have studied for YCUC’s Foundation Degree in Business and Management.  Students from other business or finance HNDs will be considered, based on merit/distinction profile.  Alternatively, students from other appropriate courses offering 240 CATS will be considered.
International applicants If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking), or an equivalent English Language qualification.
Additional requirements:
  • A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service report
  • A satisfactory Occupational Health Clearance
  • A face-to-face interview may be required before an offer is made.
Credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning or experience If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at level 5 or 6.  For further information please contact the Programme Leader.  Other qualifications and relevant work experience may also count for academic credit. 

Module Information

This module map provides a list of modules that make up your course.

Each module is worth a specified number of credits

Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. You can always find the most up-to-date information about your modules and who is teaching them in our module guides.

The course modules are as follows:

 

Credits

Business and Sustaining Strategy

30

Managing Operations Globally

15

Managing Change

15

New Business Enterprise

15

Corporate Financial Management

15

Strategies for Globally Responsible Leadership

15

Investigative Study

15

Academic support

Our Academic Support Team provides help in the following areas:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
  • Written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills (in conjunction with the library)
  • Critical thinking and understanding arguments
  • Revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management)
Our Disability Advice and Support Service helps students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.


Teaching staff

You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course.  The team includes lecturers and professional practitioners with industry experience.

Duration:

1 Year (Part-time)

Assessment:

An Assessment Schedule for the complete year will be issued to you at the start of each academic year. Additionally a Module/Unit Guide, providing the details of the module/unit and its assessment forms, contact and study hours will be provided to you at the start of each module/unit of your programme.

This will include clear guidelines on the criteria that will be used for marking your work.

All assessed written coursework needs to be submitted in electronic copy via Turnitin; alternative instructions will be provided by the Programme Leader for any forms of coursework that cannot be submitted via Turnitin. You must include an Originality Report with your assignment submission, be this physical or online, otherwise your submission will be considered incomplete and a ‘non-submission’ against academic requirements.

Methods to submit your work will be outlined by the Programme Team and Module/Unit Leader – particularly where online submissions are to be used (through the College’s Virtual Learning Environment).

Throughout this programme different methods of assessment will be applied which is a reflection of the demands of the subject.

Feedback will be provided to you, in writing, along with information reflecting your performance, and recommendations for improvement.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows:

Business and Sustaining Strategy 100% coursework  
Managing Operations Globally 100% coursework  
Managing Change 100% coursework  
New Business Enterprise 100% coursework  
Corporate Financial Management 100% coursework  
Strategies for Globally Responsible Leadership 100% coursework  
Investigative Study 100% coursework  

Feedback:

You will receive feedback on all practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.

Teaching and Learning

Learning will be achieved through a combination of class-based activity, group-based activity and independent study.  The classroom sessions are designed to actively support the development of independent learning strategies by the students.  The sessions combine tutor input with a wide range of participative activities including case studies, individual and group-problem solving activities, student led discussions of existing research and article reviews.  Students will be encouraged to study directed readings and to critique research articles.

Students will be required to work independently and to take responsibility for their learning but also interdependently through being prepared to contribute to the learning of others.  Students learning activities and progress will be facilitated and coached by workshop tutors, whose role is to encourage the independence of students whilst still offering the appropriate level of support.

During the programme of study, students will develop and attain a number of skills and attributes which include the following:

  • The understanding and application of theoretical perspectives
  • The ability to critical analyse,  synthesise and communicate complex material in addition to applying theoretical concepts to complex situations
  • Develop creative solutions to issues
  • Reflect on experiences in an informed manner

Independent Learning

When not attending lectures and seminars or other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study.  Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations.  Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library and the learning resource centre.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning, and assessment activity.  While your actual contact hours may be dependent on specific modules, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.

Level 6:  28% of your time is spend in timetabled teaching and learning activity

Teaching, learning and assessment

264 hours

Independent learning

936 hours

Course Fee (2017/18):

Yeovil College - £6,000

If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be found on the https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan/eligibility

How do I apply:

For further information, advice and to enrol, please call our Student and Customer Service Team on 01935 423921 or email enrol@yeovil.ac.uk