Business BA Hons
Looking for a business studies course in Birmingham? Our BA (Hons) Business degree offers the opportunity to take a year-long professional placement in industry.
The course upholds the values of the principles for responsible management education (PRME) defined by the United Nation. It aims to educate future business leaders for a sustainable future.
On the course, you will be able to develop a wide range of cognitive and intellectual skills, together with competencies specific to business and enterprise. The course will provide you with the opportunity to develop specialist business expertise, while helping you learn key transferable skills, all of which will help you stand out when it comes to securing employment.
You will be working with academics with specialist knowledge and industry practitioners while studying with us. Our supportive and empowering learning environment will further facilitate your learning journey by providing additional support through personal tutors, through learning mentors and study buddies.

Your learning will embrace the development and operation of business markets, the management of key resources including human capital, financial management, strategic management and cultural awareness, since we believe business can’t be studied in isolation.
In addition, you’ll gain an insight into digital business, exploring how technology has remodelled the business world, and reflect on accompanying issues around social responsibility and ethical behaviour.
Your course will foster your intellectual and ethical development and encourage your personal commitment to the socially useful purpose of becoming a business professional. It will also develop your core behaviours through learning activities that enable you to practise, exhibit and develop confidence in enterprise and entrepreneurship.
After gaining a solid grounding in business functions, you will be able if you wish to specialise in our innovative Business pathway for your next two years. BA (Hons) Business with Marketing will equip you with the communicative, administrative and creative skills needed to make an impact in the marketing industry.
Alternatively, you can continue to pursue the BA (Hons) Business route. Each pathway will allow you to pursue a programme consistent with your career ambition.

WHY CHOOSE US?
  • On all of our courses you will gain a professional focus and real world experience of business, ensuring you are equipped to make an immediate impact in the business world. You have the opportunity to embark on a year-long professional placement as part of your degree course.
  • Recognising the global scope of business, all our courses have an international focus. This is embedded throughout the curriculum, giving you the opportunity to transform your experience with us into a global one. There are a variety of exciting possibilities open to you, including our many overseas study exchange programmes.
  • As a student on one of our undergraduate degrees, you will be able to benefit from our Graduate+ initiative. This three-year award course enables you to gain award levels for all the extra-curricular activities you undertake so that you can stand out from the crowd on graduation.
  • Our Business team have a range of experiences within industry and these will be enhanced by the unique contributions which colleagues in strategy, finance and enterprise can offer.
  • Our module offering is shaped to address perceived gaps in the business industry, meaning you will graduate with in-demand skills.
  • Throughout your degree, you will be working in collaboration with students from other courses, such as Marketing, Management and Accounting, giving you an insight into all aspects of modern day business.
  • You will study in our state-of-the-art City Centre Campus, ideally located for you to take advantage of our links to Birmingham’s business district, one of the largest in the UK. 
  • You will be able to work on exciting projects for real-life clients through our Business Advice Centre, giving you exposure to the challenges and issues faced by businesses as well as the chance to develop successful solutions. Opportunities are available with local, regional, national and even global businesses such as BMW.
  • The Centre also offers expert support for your own entrepreneurial ideas, so you can start planning your own start-up or take your existing business to the next level. Following graduation, you will have the opportunity to apply for STEAMhouse Business Incubator membership.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C/4 or above
  • IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all bands

Career Prospects

Enhancing employability skills
Throughout the programme, you will receive assistance for your own development through co-curriculum activities including dedicated Employability Challenge Weeks and extended induction and transition programmes.
The University has introduced the BCU Graduate+ programme, which is an extra-curricular awards framework that is designed to augment the suject based skills that you develop through your programme with broader employability skills and techniques that will enhance your employment options when you leave university.

OpportUNIty

OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.

It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

Course Details

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules

Year 1

Developing Your Personal Brand
Business Foundations
Principles of Marketing
Essential Analysis for Business
Business Environment
Understanding Organisation and Organisational Behaviour

Year 2

Business Analytics
Business Strategy
Dynamic Business issues and Solutions
Accounting for Business
Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age

Optional modules.
Creative Problem Solving
Supply Chain Management
Study Abroad

Final Year

Business Process and Systems
E-Business
International Business

Optional project routes
Business Advice Project
Business Research Project
Business Start-Up Project
Community Advice Project
Employability Project
Economics Research Project
Business Research Methodology and Practice + Business Research Project
Business Research Methodology and Practice + Business Start-Up Project
Business Research Methodology and Practice + Community Advice Project

Optional modules
One Planet Business
Selling and Sales Management

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