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Business and Management Studies

BSc (Hons)
Entry 2017: Call us now – 0800 073 1225
Entry 2018: ABB / 128 UCAS points
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
UCAS code: N100
Placement: Placement year not available
Suitable for international students
Faculty of Management & Law
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Overview

Develop the skills you need for a managerial career in any sector, both in the UK and internationally.

You’ll build a broad foundation of knowledge on all aspects of business and management, ensuring you graduate as a well-rounded professional with excellent commercial awareness.

The programme covers core business concepts in the first year of study, including:

  • accounting
  • marketing
  • business economics
  • operations and information systems management

You can then tailor your studies to emerging areas of interest or career aspirations through a wide range of specialist modules.

There is a strong emphasis on teaching that is informed by the latest research and commercial best practice, as well as a focus on employability, sustainable development and global corporate responsibility.

We also offer a four-year version of the programme, which includes a professional sandwich placement year.

Professional Accreditation/Recognition

We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools (less than 1% in the world) to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown".

A number of professional accountancy bodies give exemptions for examinations taken at different stages of their professional qualification, including ICAEW, ACCA, AIA and CIMA, and CPA Australia. Depending on specific accounting modules taken, this programme may entitle students to be eligible for exemptions.

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accredit this programme. This means that, by successfully completing your degree, you are eligible for exemptions from some ACCA fundamental level examinations.

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"Studying subjects such as Operations Management, Strategic Management and Human Resource Management have all lent themselves to my work experience when managing both people and different types of operation as well as looking for improvements. My degree gave me the chance to put good solid learning into practice once I was working full time."

BSc (Hons) Business and Management Studies, 2014

Why Bradford?

This is a flexible programme of study, providing you with the scope to develop the wide-ranging business and management knowledge which employers value and demand.

Our undergraduate programmes in Business and Management Studies, Marketing, Accounting and Finance, and International Business and Management share a common first year, so you may transfer to another degree at the end of your first year if you’d like to specialise in a certain area of business.

We offer excellent facilities, a highly experienced teaching faculty, and comprehensive support services.

You will be taught by staff who are pushing the boundaries of subject knowledge and application through research and professional innovation.

This means that the teaching you receive reflects the latest thinking in the subject. Our programmes are shaped by our strong business links, and focus strongly on relating academic study to the real world of employment.

They are continually updated on the basis of our discussions with leading employers locally and nationally, and our visiting lecturers include directors from well-known companies who provide first-hand experience of management decision-making at a strategic level.

Business and Management at Bradford was given 93% overall satisfaction by students in the National Student Survey 2016.

Entry requirements

Call us now: 0800 073 1225

A levels:

There are no specific subject requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma:

There are no specific subject requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes:

There are no specific subject requirements.

Plus minimum of:

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

Additional entry requirements:

If you do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Foundation Year in Social Sciences and Management or our International Certificate of Foundation Studies.

English language requirements:

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.

Typical offer: ABB / 128 UCAS points

A levels:

There are no specific subject requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma:

DDM — there are no specific subject requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes:

Meet UCAS Tariff of 128 — there are no specific subject requirements.

Plus minimum of:

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

Additional entry requirements:

If you do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Foundation Year in Social Sciences and Management or our International Certificate of Foundation Studies.

English language requirements:

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.

 

Modules

Find more information on our module descriptors page.

Module name Type
Year 1
Business Economicscore
Foundations of Marketingcore
Introduction to Accountingcore
Operations and Information Systems Managementcore
People, Work and Organisationscore
Quantitative Methods in Information Managementcore
Student Self-Developmentcore
Year 2
Business Lawcore
Employability and Enterprise Skillscore
Business Information Systems option
Capital Markets, Investment and Finance option
Company Law and Administration option
Consumer Behaviouroption
Econometrics and Business Forecastingoption
Economics of Industryoption
Employee Relations option
Financial Accounting option
Financial Managementoption
Fundamentals of Decision Supportoption
Integrated Marketing Communicationsoption
Management Accountingoption
Management of Service Operationsoption
Marketing Management and Strategyoption
Marketing Research option
Organisational Analysisoption
Organisational Design option
Principles of Personal Financeoption
Resource Planning for Operationsoption
The Transformation of Work option
Year 3
Applied Strategic Management option
Auditingoption
Brand Managementoption
Contemporary Issues in Accounting option
Corporate Marketing option
Corporate Reporting option
Creativity and Innovation option
Creativity in Marketingoption
Decision Support Aoption
Decision Support Boption
Electronic Commerceoption
Enterprise and Innovation in Practiceoption
Ethics in Business and Societyoption
Final Year Project (Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme)option
Global Business Environment option
Human Resource Developmentoption
Human Resource Managementoption
International Accounting option
International and Comparative Employment Relationsoption
International Business Strategyoption
International Financeoption
International Marketing option
Managing Business in Europeoption
Marketing and Entrepreneurship option
Organisational Changeoption
Personal Financial Planningoption
Portfolio Investment Management option
Retail Marketingoption
Services Marketingoption
Strategic Information Systems option
Sustainable Operations Management option
Taxationoption
The Financial Services Sector and its Environmentoption
Understanding Strategic Management option
World Class Operations option

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

Learning activities and assessment

For all taught modules your learning will be directed, supported and reinforced through a combination of lectures, tutorials, small group seminars, virtual learning environment activities and guided private studies.

The School of Management is committed to demonstrating the relevance of taught material to real business problems, and you can expect to see guest industry lectures and the use of real industry sponsored business problems for assessment purposes.

Generally, for each module, you will attend one lecture and one tutorial each week, during which you will be in direct contact with teaching staff.

Your learning will be supplemented by private and group study (as appropriate) following the direction of module teaching staff. All teaching will be supported by information and activities provided through the University’s virtual learning environment.

In addition, the School offers an Effective Learning Service, which helps with the development of study skills both in group sessions and through individual coaching. Methods of assessment vary according to the learning outcomes of particular modules and the stage of study.

Accordingly, a mixture of closed and open book examinations, essays, portfolios, computer assisted assessment, group work and presentations and other methods will form your assessments.

Throughout the programme your learning will be supported using various methods of formative assessment and feedback. This is to help you progress your studies and support your continuing development.

Study Abroad

As a student at University of Bradford School of Management you'll have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions around the world.

This gives you international experience, exposure to a different culture and opportunities to network with students and academics at other leading business schools.

Career support and prospects

During your time studying at the Faculty of Management and Law you will have the opportunity to take part in our distinctive career booster programme throughout the duration of your course. The programme is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and graduate attributes to be job-ready when seeking employment with leading innovative organisations. The Career Booster Programme offers you the opportunity to gain certificates in:

  • The European Computer Driving License (EDCL) - the benchmark for digital literacy
  • Sage 50 Accounting and Sage 50 Payroll - training that will allow you to develop leading accounting and payroll software skills
  • Project Manager Professional certificates - giving you the edge when seeking to become a Certified Project Manager
  • Big Data analysis and reporting skills - using Software and Services (SAS) that will lead to certification.

In addition, the programme will also include activities to promote teamwork, confidence, communication and many other skills sought by employers.

Developing a portfolio of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificates will demonstrate to employers that you are not only ambitious but also take responsibility for your own professional development.

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Employment statistics

87% of our 2015 Business and Management Studies graduates found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.

Career prospects

People who can combine a clear understanding of core business and management functions, and good problem-solving and decision-making skills are in demand throughout the economy. Our expert academics will equip you with these important transferable skills to help set you apart in the competitive job marketplace. Graduates of the programme have successfully secured employment opportunities with major employers from across the range of private, public, not-for-profit and small to medium-sized enterprise sectors.

Salary expectations

The average starting salary for our 2015 Business and Management Studies graduates was £21,256.

Study Support

You'll be allocated a Personal Academic Tutor, who will provide you with personal guidance and support. Module leaders and tutors are accessible, providing office hours and appointments in order to support your learning beyond class contact.

The use of a virtual learning environment as part of the programme further enhances the accessibility of your teaching team, enabling you to interact when you are off-campus. The Effective Learning Service (ELS) is a dedicated facility within the Faculty of Management and Law, established to support our students to maximise their academic learning (e.g assignments and examinations) as well as help overseas students adapt quickly to UK academic requirements.

The ELS provides a huge range of services, including various workshops run during term time, 1-1 consultations and vast printed and online resources to cater for every possible development area These are in addition to the wide range of students support that are offered by the University of Bradford at the City Campus.

Research

There is a strong emphasis in delivering teaching that is informed by current research. Academics draw on their own research experiences and activities in informing teaching during lectures, focusing on the link between theory and practice.

Facilities

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees

2017/18:

  • Home/EU: £9,250*
  • International: £14,250

* Home/EU fees will be subject to an annual increase, set in line with government policy. A percentage of any additional higher fee income will be used to support student opportunity through increased expenditure on access, student success and progression activities.

See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

Financial support

See our Fees and Financial Support website.

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This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.