The course combines the study of management practices with supportive teaching and exposure to real life experiences in professional settings. It is a programme in which theoretical and practical learning is enriched by input from successful industry professionals. This focus on industry practices within a Higher Education setting gives students the opportunity to sample, and prepare for, the work environment while completing their degree.
Whether you envisage your future as a project/commercial/marketing manager, or a business owner, it is a course which can contribute to you achieving such goals.
You are ambitious, driven and have set your sights on the top. Your goal is to revolutionise the workplace and turn an exceptional profit in the process. You are inspired by innovation and are ready to set the marketplace ablaze.
Your passion may be film, design or sport, but whatever your skillset and interests, there’s a business side to the equation. Businesses are at the heart of every industry. They don’t just fuel the economy, they are the economy, making businesses the most powerful entity on earth. If you can conquer business, you can conquer the world. A degree in Business and Management will help you develop a broader knowledge of business operations. On the right course, you can develop a high level of understanding in a diverse range of business fields, such as customer service, communications, marketing, finance, operations, strategy, personnel, policy and IT. As an expert in business, you will have the ability to start your own company, or become eligible to enter an existing organisation at a higher level.
As a BA (Hons) Business and Management student, you have the power to shape your studies towards your own career ambitions; ensuring you develop the personal and professional skills to guarantee success in your future career. The course will improve your understanding of the role of innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship in business. You will learn how to launch a new business venture and study pioneering ways of solving problems within existing organisations. You will be taught by industry professionals who are experts in their chosen field and benefit from their valuable connections within industry, at companies including Ford Motor Company, Barclays Bank and Colchester Borough Homes, to name a few. Your course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and, upon graduating, you can receive an industry-standard Management and Leadership qualification alongside your degree.
Whether in a management position or in charge of your own unique business venture, you will graduate ready to quickly and effectively contribute to an organisation’s success. On graduating, you will join an illustrious list of University Centre Colchester alumni who have gone on to have prosperous careers in global business management, marketing, business analysis, project management and finance.
Undergraduate courses operate on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Each module is worth a specified number of credits, with most modules counting for 30/40 or 15/20 academic credits (depending on the programme), with each credit taken equating to a total amount of study time which includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity.
Most full-time students will take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. A total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits are needed for an honours degree as a whole. Overall grades for the course and degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.
Our teaching is informed by research, professional practice and industry engagement and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline.
Although designed as a three year full-time degree programme, there are two named routes into the qualification. The Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) allows for study of the first year of the programme, and the BA (Hons) route allows students to study the full qualification.
The CertHE can be used as a stepping stone towards an Honours Degree with progression allowed following successful completion of this stage.
In addition the BA(Hons) Business and Management can also be studied as part of the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship. For more details on this Apprenticeship please click here.
80 UCAS points* plus GCSE maths and English (grades A*-C) or equivalent or Access to Higher Education Certificate. Mature applicants without the above criteria will be interviewed to assess academic suitability.
32 UCAS points* plus GCSE maths and English (grades A*-C/9-4) or equivalent or Access to Higher Education Certificate. Mature applicants without the above criteria, but have significant experience or are employed within industry, will be interviewed to assess academic suitability.
*UCAS Tariff points where shown, are for entry on to higher education programmes starting from September 2023.
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking), or an equivalent English Language qualification.
Additional requirements for International Students:
UCC University Centre Colchester School of Business and Management graduates are equipped to start management careers in a wide variety of industry and public sector settings. The combination of a University of Essex validated degree and a professional qualification from the Chartered Management Institute that you will receive on graduation will help you stand out from other graduates.
You will also be equipped to start a new business venture and, thanks to our close links with industry, will have started to build the ‘social capital’ of a network of business contacts. Other graduates move into specialist fields such as personnel, marketing or events management and career pathways in the banking and financial industry and global business management.
Credits gained for the successful completion of modules on the degree may be considered as part of the entry qualifications for a range of professional courses.
Timetables: Timetables are normally available one month before registration. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week.
Teaching and Learning: You are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practicals. Seminars enable smaller group discussions to develop understanding of topics covered in lectures.
When not attending lectures, seminars and practicals or other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-directed study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, learning zone or technical learning resources, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations
Assessment: The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally contains at least one piece of practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark.
There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.
Feedback: You will receive feedback on all practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.
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