The BA Honours in Business Management is an exciting and flexible Business degree programme offering specialisation in one of eleven subject areas. These courses will provide you with a very thorough general business studies background which will enable you to pursue a career in the various sectors which make up the world of business.
Each of the years/levels has a theme and you will gain a good background in all the necessary skills and techniques needed to function in a business environment, study business in the context of the systems which support it, and pursue in depth one or more areas. At all stages of the course great emphasis is placed on students' acquisition of both transferable skills and academic knowledge. Skills such as report writing and oral presentation techniques are thoroughtly absorbed along with information technology and quantitative techniques.
The teaching staff are very supportive. You will take a number of core modules, and free module choices ensure that you have the opportunity to choose modules from the whole University. The programme is also designed to facilitate transfer to other business degrees within the Westminster Business School. As part of your degree, you may also study languages, most of which can be taken from beginner level. You may even wish to study abroad for a semester or a full year, in which case you will value the SOCRATES links that exist between this course and several other European Business Studies programmes.
Course Content Year 1 - Credit Level 4
Economics for Business Introduction to Accounting and Finance Introduction to ICT Essential Data Analysis Interpersonal Skills for Business Theory and Practice of Business
Plus two option modules
Year 2 - Credit Level 5
Operations Management Organisational Behaviour Business Decision Making Business Law Management Accounting Principles of Marketing
Plus two option modules
Year 3 - Credit Level 6
Business Strategy Managing Business Organisations plus six option modules Your choice of Credit Level 6 options will determine the final specialism of your degree.
At the end of the course you will be equipped to follow a variety of careers in the public and private sectors. Our graduates are employed successfully in accounting, the City, computing, insurance, local government, management consultancy, marketing, marketing communications, retailing, sales and small business management.
The course will help if you already have clear career plans, but many successful students find that their plan develops as they follow the course. You do not need to know at this stage exactly what your career is to be. Exemptions are available from some of the examinations of accounting and other professional bodies. You can thus combine this degree with professional access.
300 UCAS tariff points normally including either three six-unit awards or one twelve-unit and one six-unit award, plus a minimum of five passes at GCSE (grade C or above) including English and maths.
Contact Westminster Business School, London, University of Westminster to find course entry requirements.