Business Management

BA (Hons) - UCA Epsom - 2019


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Come and study your BA (Hons) Business Management degree in the innovative and dynamic environment of our Business School for the Creative Industries. Based on techniques that have produced world-leading creative professionals in a sector that is undergoing substantial growth, our Business Management course will prepare you for a range of career opportunities in the creative sector. 

We have designed our Business Management programme to be practice-based in order to prepare you to work as a creative business professional.The course will equip you with the practical skills, enterprising and entrepreneurial attributes and creative attitude required to make an immediate impact on business organisations across the globe.

BA (Hons) Business Management teaches you the fundamentals of business enterprise and allows you to develop an understanding of how organisations evolve and flourish. You will also practice management competencies for physical and online business, and will learn a range of cognitive and intellectual skills for business and enterprise.

Our Business Management degree gives you the opportunity to pursue your chosen career in the creative industries based on the professional practice placement you choose as part of your course. Whether you’re looking to start up your own business or forge your way as a leader in a small or large organisation in the creative industries, you’ll study a broad range of practical and essential business management skills that are internationally transferrable.

Length of study:

Three years full-time

Campus:

UCA Epsom

Start month:

September

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Entry year(s):

2019

Entry requirements:

112 UCAS tariff points

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UCAS code:

N200

UCAS institution code:

C93

UCAS campus code:

E

Next event

28 Nov 2018 UCA Open Day

Pre-degree & Undergraduate

Course details

  • Year 1

    In the first year, you'll be introduced to the University and the workshops and facilities available to you. On the course you’ll learn skills that will give you a solid foundation from which to explore your areas of specialist activity.

    Marketing Fundamentals
    The unit introduces you to the concepts, theories and models utilised in marketing, providing the basis for further study within the course. Specifically, the unit introduces you to the objectives and theory of marketing as a business function. It explores the role of marketing within organisations and how marketing can be used in the achievement of an organisation's goals and objectives.

    Introduction to Finance and Accounting
    In this unit you will learn basic understanding of accounting terms and concepts, and we will provide you with knowledge and skills in understanding the recording, processing and reporting of business transactions and events. It is structured to familiarise you with the accounting process as an information system of business, and enhance you to apply the principles and processes to the preparation and presentation of accounting information.

    Project and Operations Management
    This unit introduces you to project and operations management. You will investigate the intricacies of managing operation processes and projects and its impact on shaping the competitive strategy of an organisation. Moreover, the unit introduces you to the tasks and challenges fundamental to project management, the vital function of managing complex projects across multiple functions. You will be able to learn the skills and tools of project management with a practical, hands-on approach.

    Management and Organisation Behaviour
    This unit introduces you to the concepts, theories and models utilised in management and organisation studies, providing the basis for further study within the course. Specifically, the unit is designed to offer you the opportunity to develop and gain management skills and knowledge about yourself, about others and about organisations.

    Enterprise Project
    In this unit you will learn the process of launching and building a new venture and research the relationships between this and entrepreneurship. You will be expected to explore a range of case studies, and identify and evaluate to what extent success of entrepreneurs could be based on their traits, styles and behaviours. With this knowledge you will apply business innovation as well as how to create value in firms, through new product or services, technologies, business concepts, transaction mechanisms, distribution channels, etc.

  • Year 2

    The second year focus is on finding your own specialist way of working and you’ll be encouraged and supported to start working more independently. During this year you may also have the opportunity to complete a professional work placement.

    E-Business and E-marketing (Digital Business and Marketing)
    Throughout this unit you will have the opportunity to develop conceptual knowledge needed to develop your understanding of eBusiness and eMarketing strategies. The unit explores a diverse range of activities that comprise digital business and digital marketing strategy management to enable you to appreciate the major differences between traditional and digital business and marketing activities at a strategic level.

    Law for the Creative Industries
    With the challenges of changing media trends and the digital environment that most businesses within the creative industries are facing, it is more important than ever that you are equipped with the knowledge and understanding of contract law in relation to business and those in the creative industries in particular. Emphasis in this unit is placed on introducing managerial knowledge and skills required to understand legal requirements for effective business management for projects, products and services. 

    Professional Practice and Business Placement
    The aim of this unit is to provide you with business management acumen and practical skills in becoming a business and management professional. Ideally, you will have the opportunity to conduct an internship in a business organisation, or you will be participating in a set project which will enable you to achieve your learning objectives and outcomes.

    International Business
    This unit will help you develop knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles and concepts relating to doing business in the international environment. You will be exposed to the understanding of issues and challenges of contemporised international business.

  • Year 3

    The third year will see you achieve a greater level of independence with self-managed research, study and practice, resulting in a final business project.

    Business Strategy
    You will learn, in this unit, to develop knowledge and understanding of the terminology of strategy and its relevance to strategic decision making in organisations. You will learn the fundamental decisions made in the field of strategy covering three strategic dimensions i.e. strategy process, strategy content and strategy context.

    Business Research
    This unit aims to develop your skills of independent enquiry and critical analysis by undertaking a sustained research investigation of direct relevance to the course you’re studying and your professional development. You will be expected to addresses the elements that make up formal research including research proposal, research methodologies, action planning, carrying out research itself and presenting both primary and secondary findings.

    Enterprise Sustainability and Business Ethics
    Ethical behaviour and corporate social responsibility can bring significant benefits to a business and as sustainability now forms part of the everyday consciousness of the consumer its presence will be permanent. We will present you with the concept of business ethics and develop your abilities to examine its relevance when considering business objectives and responsibilities.

    Final Business Management Project
    Your Final Business Management Project allows you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding developed from previous business management marketing units, and apply academic and practical knowledge at a strategic level, often valued by business and management consultancy organisations and employers. This is a negotiated project, which can either evolve from your experience working for an organisation, or can be delivered as a business plan or a business management consultancy project.

  • Fees

    Find out all about the fees for studying with us, as well as the grants, loans and other financial support you may be entitled to:

Business School

The first of its kind in the UK, our new Business School for the Creative Industries builds on our long tradition of collaborating with employers to cultivate leadership, entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills.

Facilities

Business facilities include: dedicated studios and study areas. Campus digital media suites equipped with Macs and PCs, programmed with specialist software such as Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver and After Effects. Modern library with a wealth of books, journals, special collections and online resources.

Course leader

Course connections

On this course, you'll be exposed to a world of opportunities

  • Careers

    Our BA Business Management will enable you to pursue a range of careers including:

    • Graduate Schemes
    • Entrepreneur
    • Product Buyer
    • Junior Manager
    • Production Team Lead
    • Postgraduate Study.
  • Further study

    Your training on this course will prepare you for a wide range of postgraduate courses. We offer postgraduate opportunities in our Business School and we will help you find the correct course for you and support you in your application should further study be for you.

    Find out more about UCA's Business School

How to apply - 2019 entry

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When to apply:

If applying via UCAS the application deadline is the 15 January. If applying directly to us, you can apply throughout the year but we recommend you apply as early as possible so you have time to arrange accommodation and visas.

More information:

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Entry requirements

UK entry requirements

The standard entry requirements* for this course are:

One of the following:

  • 112 new UCAS tariff points, see accepted qualifications
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • Distinction, Merit, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Merit at UAL Extended Diploma
  • 112 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in appropriate subject
  • 27-30 total points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma with at least 15 IB points at Higher level, see more information about IB entry requirements.

And four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).

Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 UK and international qualifications are considered on an individual basis, and we encourage students from diverse educational backgrounds to apply.

*We occasionally make offers which are lower than the standard entry criteria, to students who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results.

International entry requirements

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Non-UK equivalent qualifications

English language requirements


Your portfolio

This course doesn’t require a portfolio. We may invite you for an Applicant Day and interview so you can visit us, meet the course team and other applicants, and take a tour of all our facilities. Students from diverse educational backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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