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Business Studies (Year 3, Direct Entry), BA Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • Top-up your foundation degree, HND or two years of higher education in business to an honours degree.
  • Develop a systematic, analytical and integrated understanding of key aspects of business.
  • We're one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.

Overview

Overview

Course structure

This degree enables students who have previously completed a foundation degree, an HND or two years of higher education in business or management to 'top up' to an honours degree. 

If you have a specific interest in business management, operations and/or planning theory and want to enhance your problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills then this course is for you.

You will learn about organisations, business and management and the changing external environment in which organisations operate. You will also gain an understanding of strategic management and small business development and have the opportunity to undertake a consultancy project. 

Ranking

Greenwich is one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.

We have also been named as one of the "most international" universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.

Outcomes

The aims of this degree are:

  • To prepare you for careers in business and management by developing your systematic, broad, analytical and integrated understanding of key aspects of business
  • To study organisations, business and management and the changing external environment in which organisations operate
  • To equip you with both practical skills that enhance their employability in business, and with broader cognitive, problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills which provide the foundation for lifelong learning.

Degree re-structure

This degree was recently restructured in collaboration with employers, professional bodies and student feedback. This ensures we develop degrees that are aligned with latest industry trends. (This is standard UK practice across institutions).

What you'll study

Entry requirements

You should have a minimum of 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5 with an average overall score of 55%, with no failed or referred courses.

Applicants must be competent in English. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a Secure English Language Test. Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

Please contact us for more information on entry requirements.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through 

  • Coursework
  • Examinations
  • Presentations
  • Simulations 
  • Tests.

Careers

Graduates may go on to set up their own businesses or pursue roles in human resource management, operations and logistics, advertising and marketing, finance or general management.

Employability

You will connect with employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Team who focus on developing your employment skills. They also provide you with CV support and will invite you to employment fairs to network with employers and recruiters from industries.

Extracurricular activities

Our Greenwich Employability Passport scheme recognises and rewards your participation in additional activities such as part-time work, volunteering, student societies or industry guest lectures.

Business start-up

You will be encouraged to enter the university's Enterprise Challenge which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners received a prize of £5,000 for their idea of developing an enterprise and study hub.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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