BA (Hons) Business Management
Intakes: October and February
Duration: 3 years full-time
Awarding Body: University of Bolton
UCAS code: 6101
The BA (Hons) Business Management programme aims to equip students with a solid education in business and management theory as an excellent foundation to pursue their professional aspirations. The course allows students to develop a range of practical skills and analytical techniques across several business areas.
The programme covers a variety of business fields including marketing, finance, human resource and leadership and management. The course aims to prepare students for the world of business and all modules are aligned with contemporary business practices.
104 UCAS tariff points.
GCSE English and mathematics at Grade C/4.
We welcome applications from international students and from those with non-traditional educational or professional qualifications, who shall be considered on their own merits.
International applicants whose first language is not English require an Academic IELTS score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each unit.
Learning and Assesment
These figures give an indication of how students learn and are assessed across the whole course. The weighting may vary from module to module.
+ Academic and professional studies
The module aims to support students in developing cognitive, metacognitive, interpersonal, professional and academic skills to enable them to successfully engage with their study at undergraduate level. It is designed to assist students in adapting to the environment by developing appropriate study skills and linguistic competence in a subject specific context.
+ Economics for business
The module provides an insight into the economic theory and methodology of corporate business and facilitates the application of economic reasoning in analyzing contemporary businesses.
The module enforces the importance of continuously analyzing the economic environment, develops student’s ability to describe and explain contemporary economic issues and consider the potential impact of changes in the economic environment on individuals and organisations.
+ Introduction to business
The module introduces key principles and concepts on which business, management and finance practice are based. It also covers the role of corporate governance in organisations and the ethical issues faced by organisations and the individuals in them.
+ Introduction to finance
The aim of this module is to introduce students to fundamental concepts in finance, financial markets and financial accounting. The module explores the key areas of financial markets and financial decision making. It also promotes the understanding of how financial statements are constructed and ensures students have an appreciation of the usefulness and weaknesses of accounting information.
+ Legal aspects of business
This module aims to develop understanding of the general legal framework, and of specific legal areas relating to business. The module will cover knowledge related to some aspects of Business Law, for example: Employment Law, Law of Agency, Company Law and Intellectual Property Law.
+ Marketing principles
This module is designed to introduce the key concepts of marketing in organisations across the private, public and voluntary sectors. This module seeks to equip the students with the knowledge and understanding of the factors affecting the marketing environment and the role of marketing in any sector.
+ Business Research
To provide the students with the ability to identify and apply appropriate research strategies and techniques for individual research on a project-based investigation that is relevant to professional development and practice
+ Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The module aims to introduce students to the multi-disciplinary nature of innovation and entrepreneurship and their applications and provide students with an understanding of the entrepreneurship in a context of contemporary business. The module will examine entrepreneurship and innovation in a variety of contexts. It will enable students to compare entrepreneurship and innovation in different organizations such as family businesses, small businesses, social enterprises and the informal economy.
+ Finance and Accountancy
The module aims to develop an understanding of the purpose and production of a wide range of financial reports through studying the fundamentals of financial accounting and management accounting. It introduces economic management and sources of finance, thereby laying foundations for further study in the area.
+ Human Resource Management
The module aims to develop a critical appreciation of the relationship between organisational systems, processes and structures and the people who must manage in an organisational context. It helps students to understand how human resource management systems and policies enable managers to work effectively and efficiently in a range of different business environments. The module enables students to acquire knowledge needed to managing people and appreciate the importance of human resources to achieve organisational goals.
+ Management and Leadership
This module seeks to develop knowledge and understanding of the principle areas of leadership and management practices stemming from business research and development. This will highlight contemporary changes and challenges as well as the major debates around theory and practice in the specific fields of leadership and change management.
+ Marketing Research
Modern day businesses depend upon good marketing research to inform decision making in many areas from product design and innovation to customer attitudes and satisfaction levels. This module will examine the principles of good marketing research looking at the disciplines necessary to construct and carry out detailed research that will tackle complex business and social issues. The module will present, describe, and critically evaluate research processes relevant for modern day businesses. The module will demonstrate the use of several qualitative and quantitative research methods popularly used by marketing research professionals.
+ Operations Management
Conceptual frameworks and practical examples of how operations can be analysed in different environments. This module is designed to enhance student involvement in the learning process using active learning techniques including group work, case studies and individual reflective journals.
+ Business analysis project
The Business Analysis module gives students the opportunity to combine investigation into an authentic business challenge with a more in-depth research report. The module integrates business knowledge accumulated during the course and gives an understanding of the application of business.
+ Business simulation
The module shows how knowledge and skills from different subject areas/specialisms need to be used in combination for businesses to function effectively. The module aim to (a) facilitate the integration of knowledge and skills acquired in previous two years to formulate and manage a complex business simulation; (b)expose students to a multifaceted business simulation within a sector focused industry through the preparation, delivery and evaluation of a management development plan;(c) develop the student capacity to analyse, prioritise and critically evaluate information, concepts and processes and justify management approaches, operations and possible solutions within the simulation;(d) develop the students ability to identify objectives and own responsibilities in working with others and to use and evaluate strategies to meet them
+ Cross-cultural management
The module provides students with a critical awareness of the complexity of the management of cultural diversity in the international business environment.
Students will develop an understanding of how culture impacts work-based relationships and organizational performance and will compare diverse cultural behavior and belief systems
+ Financial management and reporting
The module provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in relation to the accounting standards settings and accounting policy choice made by companies.
+ Managing projects
This module considers the strategic nature of business projects from organizational and managerial perspectives. It equips students with the contemporary theory related to the practice of managing projects; the tools and processes used to evaluate and select projects and highlight successful approaches used by senior managers to deliver value and impact.
+ Strategic management
The module provides students with an understanding of the strategic management. It enables students to gain an appreciation of the internal and external environments which impact on organizations. operate, to identify resources and competences in the organisations and to evaluate different levels of strategic and managerial options.
+ Strategic marketing planning
This module examines recent developments in marketing theory and market strategy development. The course will explore how to develop marketing capabilities and strategies, as well as marketing configurations, to maximize long-run customer and shareholder value.
The main objectives of the module are to introduce students to a systematic way of thinking about developing marketing strategies, highlight the current advances practices in marketing strategy; and help to develop their analytical and problem-solving skills in marketing.
+ Major project
The module provides an opportunity for an in-depth study at Level 6 of a topic within an area appropriate to the student. Overall the programme will culminate in the submission of a final written report which adheres to the normal academic conventions for dissertations.
For further information, please contact the Admission Office.