BSc Business and Management (N200)

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Course summary

This degree will help you to think critically and creatively about business and management. You will gain an understanding of how organisations and managers operate in a global environment and you will develop analytical, problem-solving and people skills that are sought by all employers. This course includes real industry case studies to help you apply theory to practice.

You will learn about management practice in the global business environment, as well as finance and marketing. Our wide range of optional units allows you to customise your degree to your interests and career ambitions. Options include areas such as strategy, business law, and human resource management.

This course will equip you for a career in any industry. For more information on the flexible study options our BSc Business and Management course offers, watch our video.

Course structure

In your first year, you will study international business, accounting, finance, marketing, mathematics and statistics. This will give you a solid foundation to build on, whichever aspect of business or management you choose to focus on later.

During your second year, we will help you to develop an understanding of research design, data collection and data analysis. This includes analysis of survey data, interviews, and observation in organisations and will prepare you for your final year dissertation, where you can focus on a topic of your choosing.

During your second and final years, you will take other core and optional units to suit your interests. By tailoring your options, you can choose to graduate with a specialist pathway, helping to demonstrate your knowledge in specific areas. You do not apply for a pathway at the start of the course but can decide in the second year of study, giving you time to discover your passion. Pathways are:

  • BSc Business and Management (Decision Science)
  • BSc Business and Management (Financial Management)
  • BSc Business and Management (Management Consulting)
  • BSc Business and Management (Governance)
  • BSc Business and Management (Digital Business)
  • BSc Business and Management (Human Resource Management and Work Futures)

If you do not opt for pathway specialism, you can graduate with a generalist BSc Business and Management degree.

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

DDD in any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma

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36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level

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85% overall
Advanced Higher: AA, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Access to HE Diploma in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology, Law or History (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above.

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Requirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/M2 is B, and M3 is C.
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