OU BA (Hons) Business and Management

Start date(s):
7 Sep 2020
Duration:
3 years
Level:
Level 6
Course Code:
1039477
Study Mode:
Full Time
Attendance Type:
Campus
Attendance Pattern:
Daytime
Location:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
£9000 per year
(previous year's fees)
Funding
Validation:
This programme is validated by Open University

Overview

This programme aims to meet the complex and organic needs of the business sector by providing you with a knowledge and understanding of business organisations, from a variety of sectors, to allow you to work across various functions of a business.
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Aims

This programme aims to meet the complex and organic needs of the business sector by providing appropriately trained, qualified and certified staff at with the requisite knowledge and understanding of business organisation from a variety of sectors. It aims to develop your skills to ensure you are able to work across various functions of a business.

Upon completion, you will be able to demonstrate innovative thinking coupled with cognitive and intellectual competencies specific to business management and ethical practice.

You will be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the business environment in which they operate and their management.

The overall objectives of the programme are to:
  • Enable you to acquire and develop a range of higher level skills appropriate to the work of managers at middle level positions in private, public or voluntary sector organisations.
  • Facilitate you to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of management and demonstrate the ability to apply such principles.
  • Enable you to analyse and evaluate their own learning, and undertake independent self-development.
  • Provide a stimulating, rigorous and challenging academic experience that fosters a commitment to lifelong learning.

Modules

Year 1 Core Modules (Part-Time learners):
  • Personal and Professional Development 1
  • Innovation and Enterprise
  • Business Environment
  • Leading People
  • Managing People
  • Sales and Marketing.


Year 2 Core Modules (Part-Time):
  • Personal and Professional Development 2
  • Work Related Learning
  • Developing Collaborative Relationships
  • Business Finance
  • International Trade
  • Digital Technologies.


Year 3 Core Modules (Part-Time):
  • Managing Organisational Performance
  • Strategy and Change
  • Contemporary Issues in Management
  • Project Management
  • Dissertation.


Year 1 Core Modules (Full-Time)
  • Personal and Professional Development 1
  • Innovation and Enterprise
  • Business Environment
  • Managing People.


Year 1 Option Modules (Full-Time)
  • Leading People
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Events Management.


Year 2 Core Modules (Full-Time)
  • Personal and Professional Development 2
  • Work Related Learning
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management.


Year 2 Option Modules (Full-Time)
  • Developing Collaborative Relationships
  • International Trade
  • Digital Technologies
  • Business Finance.


Year 3 Core Modules (Full-Time)
  • Managing Organisational Performance
  • Strategy and Change
  • Contemporary Issues in Management
  • Dissertation.


Year 3 Option Modules (Full-Time)
  • Project Management
  • International Business.

Delivery

Day and time of study will be confirmed before the start of your course.

Teaching & assessment

A wide range of student centred teaching and learning approaches are used. These include:
  • Lectures
  • Academic workshops
  • IT based and VLE integrated activities
  • Case studies
  • Group work
  • Skills simulation
  • Enquiry-based learning
  • Student-led study and directed study.


You will be provided with opportunities to engage with topics by listening, reading, observing and discussing information. You will be given opportunities to share and question knowledge in small groups, with peers and with teaching staff and be challenged to engage in academic discourse. Critical incident analysis and reflection on practice are used to facilitate links between theory and practice. Group work is used to provide different perspectives on learning.

A variety of assessment methods are used to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate the acquisition of comprehensive and detailed knowledge and which emphasise the application of theory to practice throughout the programme. These include:
  • Assignments
  • Reports
  • Portfolios
  • Presentations
  • Professional discussions
  • Examinations -which include a range of questioning styles.


After completing this three year course, you could progress to employment or study a Masters degree (or equivalent).

Funding

Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

Interview Instructions

Once your application has been received it is recorded and acknowledged by the College Admissions team.

The application is then viewed by the Course Admissions Tutor. The following outlines the admissions process for this course:
  • You will attend an interview/Skype interview (for International students).
  • Applicants will be offered information, advice and guidance on the programme and the other options available to them.
  • This will lead to a recommendation and offer for the most appropriate pathway.

Entry Criteria

To gain entry to the programme a student must satisfy the standard or non-standard entry requirements of the course.
Standard Entry criteria:
  • Minimum 3 GCSE passes at Grade C or above, normally including Maths and English or appropriate Functional Skills at Level 2
  • Minimum of 32 UCAS Tariff Points (80 UCAS) (accumulated via business-related A Levels and their equivalent)
  • A Level 3 Accredited Business Qualification
  • A Level 3 Extended/ Diploma in Business
  • An Access to Higher Education course (which includes a business related programme).
  • Students studying the part time provision must be in suitable relevant full time employment.
  • IELTS score of 5.5.


Non-standard entry criteria:
  • Students with non-standard qualifications are welcome to apply. This includes students with qualifications in non-business management-related areas at Level 3 and those students without Level 3 qualifications but with employer references that can support an application with any relevant working experience.
  • Relevant work experience and attainment of skills, which demonstrate an ability to study at this level.
  • Students will be asked to attend an interview with a representative of the course team to determine suitability for the programme.


Given the wide experience of potential applicants to this course, applications for Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Experiential Learning (RPEL) are welcomed in accordance with the College Academic Regulations for the awards of Foundation Degree.

However these must be discussed as part of the admissions process as once a student is registered to a programme RPL/RPEL may not be considered for approval.