Business and Management

BSc (Hons)



Entry 2018

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I believe a placement year is a learning experience, it gave me the opportunity to develop graduate skills and apply what I have learnt at university in the workplace. Nicole D'Souza, BSc (Hons) Business and Management Studies

Entry requirements

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 122 — there are no specific subject requirements.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

120 UCAS tariff points to include at least 80 points from 2 HL subjects.

Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B.

Plus minimum of

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

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 »

CIFS entry requirement

If you are an International student and do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Certificate of International Foundation Studies (CIFS)

80 UCAS points or equivalent (see individual country pages for details) plus a Maths qualification equivalent to GCSE Grade C. UKVI approved IELTS of 5.0 overall with no sub-test less than 5.0.

CIFS modules to be taken

Students study the four core modules plus:

  • Global Business Environment

And ONE additional module from the following:

  • Foundation in Chemistry
  • Introduction to the Social Sciences
  • Foundation in Human Biology
  • Foundation Mathematics 2

Progression requirements for degree programme

An overall average of at least 60%

Sandwich year

This 4-year programme offers you the opportunity to take up a placement year working in business in your third year.

Placements are real, paid jobs in a wide variety of organisations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and offer you an invaluable opportunity to experience first-hand how business and management concepts are applied in practice, and to give you direct exposure to real issues in the workplace. It can also be done abroad.

The placement year is a vital part of your learning and will add significantly to your personal development, self-confidence, planning, communication and business acumen skills. Evidence suggests that students participating in work placements attain higher degree classifications and improved graduate employment prospects. You will be responsible in finding a placement opportunity; you will be fully supported by our dedicated work placements team who will advertise potential work placements, help you with applications, CV writing, interview techniques and in preparing for your time at work

In a competitive graduate market, valuable experience and employability skills gained from a year’s work placement will differentiate you from the thousands of other graduates seeking work.

We find that students return from their placement year with their confidence and personal skills enhanced and ready to implement their focused plan for the future.

The School of Management has an excellent network of organisations that offer placements including:

  • IBM
  • Vauxhall
  • NHS
  • GE Money
  • Arris (formerly PACE)
  • Enterprise Rent A Car
  • Cummins
  • Peugeot

Together we ensure your placement is appropriately challenging and that you can make a real and positive impact on the business.

Learning 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.

Facilities

As an undergraduate student at the School of Management, you can enjoy the benefits of being part of a vibrant city university and studying at our self-contained parkland campus with excellent links to everything West Yorkshire has to offer – including the Yorkshire Dales and Leeds city centre.

At our Bradford campus and across our global campus, we create a collaborative, supportive learning environment in which students, staff, alumni and businesses and organisations can share knowledge and ideas.

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.

Study tours

Students have an opportunity to broaden their international experience by taking part in study tours embedded alongside our programmes throughout the year. These tours are provided by the Faculty where all expenses are covered. Previous tours have included trips to Bahrain (Ahlia University) and Qatar (Qatar University).

These tours help our students to gain knowledge about international business and entrepreneurship, as well as providing opportunities to practice and develop communication and interpersonal skills. Students are given a hands-on opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained in class, all whilst becoming more aware of diverse cultures and strengthening international relationships.

Students take part in a dynamic mix of both theory and practice-related activities including: interactive problem-solving workshops, company visits, talks by guest speakers (from the public and private sector), cultural visits, and social activities.

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.

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.