The BA (Hons) Business Administration (BBA) course will develop students’ intellectual and practical skills and will promote the development of students’ ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate business principles in a wide range of appropriate contexts.
The main aim of the BBA course is to provide a contemporary and dynamic programme of study which gives students knowledge and understanding of fundamental subjects and prepares them for a wide range of careers in business. A central feature of this course is the development of students’ lifelong learning skills including self-evaluation and reflection with the aim of placing students in the best position to make informed decisions about their future professional career.
The course will provide an integrated business curriculum to enable students to explore and examine key concepts and principles and link the multi-disciplinary subjects of business coherently and in the context of the real business world. By doing this, it is specifically intended to engage the students fully in their studies, increase their motivation and raise their aspirations to be successful throughout their course and in the future. A feature of the BBA course at Level 6 is to offer three distinct pathways - Marketing, International Business and Finance in order to appeal to the widest possible market and allow for suitable progression from various Level 4 and 5 equivalent qualifications, for example, the Edexcel or ATHE Higher National Diploma in Business.
- International Business Pathway
- Finance Pathway
- Marketing Pathway
- Level 4 aims to provide a firm foundation to support the more advanced studies; this first level introduces knowledge in approaches and principles found across the disciplines of Business Administration, and it starts to develop in students skills of critical analysis and self- reflection.
- Level 5 aims to deepen the student’s specialist knowledge in each of the main subjects including Marketing, Finance and International Business. At this level, students will learn about the decision making process of business organisations and the social, cultural and ethical environment in which they operate. The aim is to develop in students intellectual skills such as understanding, problem solving and to promote the students’ ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate critically those business decisions from a wide context.
- Level 6 aims to challenge students intellectually and promote independent learning through an individual research project. Students will be given an opportunity to explore wider and more advanced and specialist subjects through specific pathways ı namely International Business pathway, Marketing pathway, and Finance pathway. The aim is to allow students to develop a wider perspective of the BBA subjects and to enhance the student’s ability to view the wider employability prospects and opportunities of the degree.
Normally three passes in GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above including English Language and where required Maths; and,
- Two GCE A level or Vocational A level passes; or,
- Three GCE A level or Vocational A level passes; or,
- Five passes in the Scottish Certificate of Education, of which two are at Higher grade or passes in four subjects all of which are at Higher grade; or,
- A pass in an Access course recognised by QAA and designed to provide a preparation for higher education; or,
- A pass in a Foundation course in art and design validated by Edexcel; or,
- The award of the Diploma of the International Baccalaureate; or,
- A pass of 70% in the European Baccalaureate; or,
- The Irish Leaving Certificate with passes at grade C or above in five subjects; or,
- The award of an Edexcel National Diploma or Certificate, or,
- The successful completion of the 14-19 Diploma with 80 or more UCAS points OR.
- An International equivalent as confirmed by the NARIC register / London Metropolitan University’s entry requirements for applicants from a specific country.These could be Indian Class 12 examinations, Pkistani Class 12 examinations etc
In addition, students are also required to demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving satisfactory scores on internationally recognized English language tests like the IELTS / TOEFL
Students with prior academic or work-based qualifications may be exempt from part of the course but will be considered on the basis of authenticated and certificated documentary evidence. Applicants who have successfully completed 2 years of study at a University will be considered for direct entry with advanced standing into level 6.
Students with Level 5 qualifications (for example Higher National Diploma) from approved awarding bodies will be considered for transfer to the final stage of the BA and earn their degree in one year. Decisions for admissions will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements equivalent to level 3 qualifications for Year 1. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course.
A central aim of the course is to prepare students for a career in business (involving managerial level work) and to enhance life-long learning skills. The course will develop knowledge, skills and competences for individuals to develop their careers in the modern business world, or to engage with further study in the area of business and management.
In particular, students will get the opportunity to engage with employers through a variety of mechanisms in core modules at levels 4, 5 and 6, including curricular and co-curricular activities taking place throughout the course. Most modules contain explicit statements concerning the practice and assessment of students reflective skills both individually and in groups. A wide range of the course modules also assess the student reflective practice through learning journals or logs contributing to personal development planning and career management. In this way, students will be encouraged to develop specific skills increasing their employability prospects by the end of the course.
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