BA (Hons) Business and Management

Location: Online Qualification: BA (Hons) Mode of study: Part-time Indicative duration: 48 months Places available: October 2016 Tuition fee: See our fees page Funding available: Call 0800 0527 526 Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning

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BA (Hons) Business and Management

Location: Online Qualification: BA (Hons) Mode of study: Part-time Indicative duration: 48 months Places available: October 2016 Tuition fee: See our fees page Funding available: Call 0800 0527 526 Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning

Apply now

Student testimonials

Serina Jones
BA (Hons) Business and Management

I set out to earn a living instead of studying, but despite this choice I always wanted to fulfil my ... Read more

Matthew Jones
BA (Hons) Business and Management

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Melanie Adams
BA (Hons) Business and Management

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Tutor biographies

Paul Matthews BA Hons, MA, Dip MRS, FIAM
BA (Hons) Business and Management

Paul holds an MA in Marketing, BA Hons in Marketing, Diploma of the Market Research Society, Fellow ... Read more

Maxine Shaverin MBA, PGCE, BSc (Hons), MCMI
BA (Hons) Business and Management

Maxine achieved a range of professional and academic qualifications before launching her own ... Read more

Chris West BSc, MBCS, CITP, CEng
BA (Hons) Business and Management

Chris holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Exeter and is also a Member of the British ... Read more

Overview

Our Business and Management Bachelors degree online enables you to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of the strategic and international dimensions of business and management.

Studying BA (Hons) Business and Management prepares you for a wide range of careers as you develop knowledge of markets, customer behaviour, corporate strategy and project management. Opportunities exist with employers in the private, public and voluntary sectors, not to mention the possibility of running your own business. If you are already working in your chosen field and looking to develop your career, the course includes flexible options that allow you to specialise in an area of business studies, for example marketing communications or business finance.

Course structure

The Bachelors degree in Business and Management is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 360 credits.

Level 4 modules:

Level 5 modules:

Level 6 modules:

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

Learning and assessment

Introduction

Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

All of our online courses have an indicative study duration which is a guide to how long your course will take to complete. The actual duration may be longer or shorter depending on your speed of study, study options chosen and module availability. It’s possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times; however, minimum study durations do apply.

Teaching methods and style

As we are a 100% online university, we utilise a virtual learning environment instead of a traditional campus. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials.

This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet.

You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor.

Assessment

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Business and management assignments are based on real-life work experience and assessed by tutors on an ongoing basis.

You are always aware of your current provisional grade right from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve.

We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your course. We achieve this by:

  • showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform
  • the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date
  • assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for end of year exams
  • ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser
  • the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria

We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

On successful completion of your Bachelors degree in Business and Management, you will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.

Career prospects

We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferable to the workplace.

A business and management degree equips you with a wide range of skills making you highly prized by employers in a variety of industries and professions.

The in-depth understanding our graduates gain in their studies has led to careers in areas as such as consultancy, human resources management, operations management, marketing, finance and accounting, as well as general management.

Entry requirements

We have flexible entry requirements that look at both your academic and work-based experience. There are two entry routes onto our BA (Hons) Business and Management degree programme:

1. Academic Entry Route

In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for our BA (Hons) Business and Management degree programme you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • Two A-levels, or equivalent; plus
  • If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or equivalent.

You are required to pass your initial assignment set during the first 21 days of the course in order to continue with your studies

2. Open Entry Route

To apply for the BA (Hons) Business and Management degree via our Open Entry Route you must meet the following criteria:

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent;
  • Three years’ relevant work experience; plus
  • If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or equivalent.

You are required to pass your initial assignment set during the first 21 days of the course in order to continue with your studies.

21-day money back guarantee

We want to give you the opportunity to experience a University of Essex Online course for a 21-day trial period. That’s why we have introduced our money back guarantee. If you start the course and decide it’s not for you during the first three weeks, you will receive a full refund.