BSc (Hons) Business Management

Employers look for business graduates with knowledge and awareness of current issues. This course will teach you about globalisation, sustainability and social change, allowing you to fully understand the factors affecting businesses.

When you graduate, you will have a sound appreciation of management practice, including human resources, marketing, accounting and finance, and information management. You will also have the skills to analyse strategic commercial behaviour.

The aim of this course is to equip you with a solid foundation in business and management theory so that you can operate effectively within the global economy. You will also have the opportunity to develop a range of practical skills and analytical techniques currently used within a number of business areas.

The wide range of course modules allows you to focus on areas of particular interest or to prepare for specific professional requirements. Close ties with international industry and business ensure that course content is aligned with contemporary business practice.

This course will prepare you for the world of business, which means not just giving you the skills that are in use today, but developing you intellectually so that you can continue to learn and grow after you graduate, and keep up with the fast-changing commercial environment.

The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.

  • Gain understanding of contemporary issues such as globalisation, sustainability and social change.
  • We have an excellent employability record with graduates achieving jobs in their chosen career.
  • Develop employability skills such as communication, presentation, influencing and negotiation to improve careers prospects.
  • In 2015/16, 80% of Business Management students achieved a first class or 2:1 degree.

2017 National Student Survey (NSS) results

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78.57%    Overall satisfaction
83.93%    The teaching on my course
69.64%    Assessment and Feedback
80.95%    Academic support

72 UCAS points:

  • A-levels
  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma
  • Cambridge Technical Level 3
  • IB Diploma
  • Access to HE

Students who do not qualify by any of these qualifications should call 01733 214466 or email admissions@ucp.ac.uk to discuss equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

You must have GCSEs English and Mathematics at grade C or above.

We accept A-level General Studies and AS-levels when combined with other full qualifications.

If English is not your first language you will require IELTS score of 6.0 (with 5.5 minimum in each skill) or an equivalent English Language  qualification.

ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR CERTIFICATED LEARNING (APCL) FOR ENTRY

APCL relates to learning completed through an earlier course of study. If you have previously completed a course which is relevant to your proposed course you should make this clear when you apply. For this to be eligible for consideration you must be able to provide certification, which shows your success in a final assessment for that course. Learning must be completed in the last five years or further evidence of updating will be required. Simple participation in a course or an attendance certificate is not sufficient.

EXEMPTIONS BASED ON ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR LEARNING (APL)

UCP offers students flexibility in their studies, by recognising learning they may have completed elsewhere before they apply. The Accreditation of Prior Learning processes ensure that we can take this into account when determining the modules you must study. It is important that you should identify any relevant prior learning when you apply.  If your previous study specifically relates to modules on the course you wish to undertake we may approve a reduced programme of study, thus shortening the time it takes to obtain your award. Where this relates to learning completed through an earlier course of study, this is called Prior Certificated Learning, and where learning has been achieved through relevant work or experience, this is referred to as Prior Experiential Learning. Claims must be approved before you commence a course.

EXEMPTIONS BASED ON ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR EXPERIENTIAL CERTIFICATED LEARNING (APEL)

It is important to understand that the APEL process does not award academic credit for experience alone, but for learning which can be shown to have been achieved through that experience. Students are required to prepare an individual case for the credit arising from their learning experiences. This normally means that a student receives support in the preparation of a portfolio, in which their claim is justified in detail and is supported by relevant evidence. This portfolio of evidence is then submitted for assessment and the possible award of academic credit. Alternative methods of assessment of evidence may be available but needs to be discussed with the Admissions team or Course Leader.

If you have any questions about entry requirements contact the Admissions Office on 01733 214466 or email admissions@ucp.ac.uk.

You must take modules worth 120 credits at each level of the course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits.

Year one for full-time students (Level 4)
  • Academic Skills (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance (15 credits)
  • Principles of Marketing (15 credits)
  • Economics For Managers (15 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in Work and Society (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Organisations and Management (15 credits)
  • Global Business Environment (30 credits)
Year two for full-time students (Level 5)
  • Project Management (15 credits)
  • Responsible Business (15 credits)
  • Managing HR and Improving Organisational Performance (30 credits)
  • Business Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Strategic Management (15 credits)
  • International Trade (15 credits)
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management (15 credits)
Final year for full-time students (Level 6)
  • Undergraduate Major Project (30 credits)
  • Career Management and Employability (15 credits)
  • Business and Employment Law (15 credits)
  • Advanced Strategic Management (15 credits)
  • Sustainable Transformation and Environmental Practice (15 credits)
  • Retail and Shopper Marketing (15 credits)
  • Leadership in Contemporary Organisations (15 credits)

Click here for more information about each of the core modules.

A typical 15 credit module is 150 hours includes 36 hours of tutor led delivery and 114 hours of recommended independent study.  A typical 30 credit module is 300 hours includes 72 hours of tutor led delivery and 228 hours of recommended independent study.  A full-time student should expect to undertake 38 additional hours per week during term-time.

When studying this course at University Centre Peterborough, we will timetable your lectures as two full days a week over two semesters per year (part-time will be one full day a week over two semesters per year).

Each semester is up to 15 weeks which includes 12 teaching weeks and 3 assessment weeks. If studying full-time you will be in classes, seminars and tutorials for approximately 15 hours per week and will spend the rest of your time in independent study and extra-curricular activities.

We recommend that full-time students allow up to an additional 40 hours per week for additional study. The campus is open Monday to Friday throughout the whole year and open late until 9.00pm from Monday to Thursday during term time. You also have 24/7 access to online resources from Anglia Ruskin University.

Timetables are available at least one month before enrolment and you can refer to the academic calendar for examination weeks and resit periods. Note that the days of the week you study may change each year and in some circumstances one of the full days might have to be split into two half days, but we aim to keep these as full days where possible.

Throughout the duration of your course you will be assessed by the following methods:

  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Portfolio
  • Reflective logbook
  • Seminar
  • Presentation/oral assessment
  • Written assessment
  • Written examination
  • Multiple choice examination
  • Dissertation (final year)

We will provide, by the beginning of the first week of each semester, a current module guide with all the information you need for each module, including details of assessment tasks, the deadlines for these tasks, the required format and any relevant guidance.

A formative assessment workshop is written into all module plans and usually take place in weeks 9 or 10 of the semester.  Each course includes a summative feedback session where marked work is returned.

Your final degree classification is calculated as an average of your highest 60 credits at Level 5 and all credits at Level 6.

70%+         First
60-69%     2:1
50-59%     2:2
40-49%     Third

We have an excellent track record of graduates going on to a range of exciting careers such as financial services, marketing, consultancy or general business management. This includes graduate  management schemes
for leading companies that attract hundreds of applicants. Each module on the course features key employability skills such as communication, presentation, influencing and negotiation to ensure our graduates stand out.

I am the Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Business Management degree at University Centre Peterborough.  I started teaching at University Centre Peterborough in October 2014 on both the BA (Hons) Business Management and the Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management courses.

Over the last 30 years I have worked in central government as a Policy Advisor for the Department of Trade and Industry, in local government as an Economic Development Manager for Peterborough City Council, as a Fundraising Manager for leading charities such as Cancer Research UK, Save The Children and Alzheimer’s Research UK and as a Business Planning Manager for University of Cambridge International Examinations.

I am currently a postgraduate researcher in the field of education for sustainability with Anglia Ruskin University.  I am researching student perceptions of education for sustainability.  The findings will help to inform adaptive approaches to teaching sustainability in higher education and this research will lead to a Doctorate in Education award.  I love to see students grow in their learning, understanding and application of complex topics including economics, international trade and organisational behaviour.

I am an award winning poet and was Poet Laureate for Peterborough in 2006 and as an active Christian I have published four books.

Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Leeds
  • BA (Hons) Environmental Studies, Sheffield City Polytechnic
  • Diploma in Education and Training, Peterborough Regional College
  • Certificate in Enterprise Skills, University of Stirling

When you have chosen a course to study at University Centre Peterborough, your next step is to make an application.

All full-time applications for UK and EU students must be made to UCAS via a web-based tracker system – www.ucas.com (the institution code for University Centre Peterborough is P56).

All part-time and postgraduate applications can be directly to University Centre Peterborough. Contact the Admissions Office on 01733 214466 or email admissions@ucp.ac.uk to start your application.

If you only wish to apply to University Centre Peterborough and already have the entry requirements, you can also apply directly to us by downloading and completing the following form.

Before you apply, please check that you meet the entry requirement which is listed on the course information pages.

WHEN TO APPLY

For full-time undergraduate and HNC/D applications, we advise you to make an application for your chosen course as soon as possible to secure your place. We will process your application within 1 to 5 working days so you know if you have a successfully received an unconditional or conditional offer. We are available to help you through every step of the way.

Apply via UCAS
If you missed the first UCAS deadline on Monday 15th January 2018 and have not yet applied for university, you can still apply now for a full-time undergraduate degree at University Centre Peterborough via UCAS.  You do not need to wait until UCAS Extra starts on Sunday 25th February 2018.

UCAS Extra
UCAS Extra runs from Sunday 25th February to Wednesday 4th July 2018 and gives you the opportunity to add UCP as an additional choice if you have used all five choices and are not holding any offers.

Clearing
From Thursday 5th July 2018 you can apply via UCAS through Clearing.

This is open to those who have not yet applied or students who have waited until they have received their grades. However, you do not need to wait until you receive your grades before applying through Clearing.

If you have applied and been accepted at another university, you still have the opportunity to change to study at University Centre Peterborough.

WHAT IF I DON’T GET THE GRADES I EXPECTED?

Don’t panic. If you have done better or worse than you expected, contact University Centre Peterborough during Clearing and we will let you know very quickly. During this time of year we have additional staff so you can speak to admissions and academic staff who can advise if you can be accepted on a degree. We are used to helping hundreds of students at this time of year so you can feel assured that you receive the best advice and support.

If you have any questions about making an application contact the Admissions Office on 01733 214466 or email admissions@ucp.ac.uk.

Key Facts

UCAS Code
N290
Institution code
P56
Accredited by:
Anglia Ruskin University

Location
University Centre Peterborough

Duration and Delivery

3 years full-time 
(2 full days a week over two semesters per year)

6 years part-time 
(1 full day a week over two semesters per year)


Start Date
w/c 17th September 2018 or w/c 29th January 2019

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students starting in 2018/19 will be £8,000 per year, which is lower compared with many other universities.

Fees for part-time study are pro-rata depending on the number of credits you are studying (i.e. 60 credits per year will be 50% of the tuition fee).

There may be additional costs for this course which are not covered by the tuition fee.


Additional Notes

Click here for terms and conditions 2018/19 including our complaints policy.


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