University of Hertfordshire - BA (Hons) Business Administration with placement

University of Hertfordshire

BA (Hons) Business Administration with placement

Available as a full honours degree or as top up programme. See below for details about entry requirements for both programmes.

This course is ideal if you want a degree that can lead to a wide range of business careers. It offers a creative mix of academic study, skills development and practical training, giving you the best possible platform for your career. You’ll learn principles of accounting, economics and marketing, and choose from a variety of other subject options. Strong partnerships with industry ensure our curriculum is up to date and meets business needs. Add a language and take the opportunity to study abroad. This course is aligned to several professional bodies for students to work towards achieving professional recognition.

Entry Requirements

UCAS pointsA LevelBTEC
104 - 112BCC - BBCMMM - DMM

GCSE: Grade 4/C in English Language and Mathematics

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

Career Prospects

We’re pleased to say that 91% of graduates from the BA Business Administration here at Hertfordshire are in work or further study within six months of graduating

They go into a whole range of business roles, including finance officer, HR manager, key account administrator, management consultant, marketing executive, purchasing officer, project manager, quality consultant, recruitment consultant and trainee accountant. 

Our graduates launch careers with organisations of all sorts and sizes, including leading names like British Airways, Citibank, Ernst and Young, GlaxoSmithKline, KPMG, IBM, PWC, Rolls-Royce, Royal Bank of Scotland, Siemens, Tesco and Xerox. 

Our graduates have gone on to employment in roles such as finance officer, HR manager, key account administrator, management consultant, marketing executive, purchasing officer, project manager, quality consultant, recruitment consultant and trainee accountant. They have found employment with major companies including Argos, Boots, Halifax, KPMG, Marks and Spencer, Marriott Hotels, and Procter and Gamble.

Course Details

You will be studying four 15 credit modules in each semester (this may vary between double modules) and your contact time varies between modules, but usually you will have two sessions per week for each module, a one-hour lecture following by a one-hour seminar/tutorial. Typically, a new topic or theory will be introduced in each lecture and will be followed up with class discussion and feedback in the subsequent seminar. In addition, as part of your study time, you will be collaborating with your peers on tasks and group assignments. Module leaders also offer weekly drop in and feedback sessions, usually 2 x 1 hours per module as well as revision sessions.

The University’s ‘online learning environment’ means you can access all your course resources, literature and timetables from anywhere in the world.

Usually, assessment is split between coursework and examinations. The style of coursework can vary from presentations to business reports, essays depending on the taught topics. 

Year 1

Principles of marketing
Economics for business
Quantitative methods for business (UJH)
Accounting for managers
People and organisations
The business professional

Optional modules
The global business environment
Business technology trends

Year 2

Managing people
Exploring business ethics

Optional modules
Project planning and control
Principles of operations management
Marketing planning
Management accounting for business decisions
Cross-cultural management
Mobile business technologies
Enhancing employability
Financial management
Analysing financial statements
Understanding customers
Professional development for business
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Year 3

Business and commercial awareness
Leadership and organisations
Business strategy

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Industrial placement sem b only
Industrial placement Year
Electronic commerce a
Placement study abroad (south east Asia)
Placement study abroad (north America)
Placement study abroad (Australia)
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industrial placement (semester a)
issues in global economy
international human resource management
global marketing ethics and culture
forecasting methods for managers
international financial management
creative problem solving for managers
social networking and enterprise
small business management
marketing communications
management science in business
contemporary issues in business and management
integrated marketing communications
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