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Business Management (Extended), BA Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • This four year programme is identical to the three year course, but has a foundation year with lower entry requirements.
  • Want to become a leader of the future? Want to enhance your lifelong learning skills and personal development?
  • Opportunity to complete a three month internship as part of your studies

Overview

Overview

If you have the ability but not the qualifications, an extended degree is the first step to graduation. This four-year programme is identical to the three-year BA Hons Business Management degree, but includes a foundation year, and has a lower entry tariff.

This degree will develop your professional and practical skills and enable you to become an effective manager of individuals and teams.

You will study leadership and management skills, as well as business planning, ethics, cross-cultural management and the context and regulatory frameworks of business. You will be introduced to project management software and the power of digital marketing.

Foundation year

The foundation year is designed to give you:

  • A thorough introduction to business
  • Essential computing skills
  • Improved communication
  • Academic writing skills
  • An understanding of enterprise, leadership and ethics
  • The ability to manage your studies independently.

Ranking

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

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are:

  • To study organisations, particularly the management of people within changing contexts
  • To enhance lifelong learning skills and personal development allowing you to contribute to society at large.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:


Applicants would normally apply with the equivalent of 64 UCAS points (or above), plus GCSE English and maths grade C (or above). This might include:

  • Applications from those with an A‐level background if the applicant has two D grades and one E grade (or above) in relevant subjects
  • Applications from those with 64 UCAS points including points from at least two AS-Levels in relevant subjects
  • Applications from those with an AS‐level background if the applicant has studied three/four AS subjects and achieved at least three C grades (or above) in relevant subjects
  • Applications from those with an International Baccalaureate (Certificate or Diploma) background if the applicant has at least 20 points arising from at least three relevant subjects
  • Other qualifications, which will be considered on application.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non‐UK educational background:

International applicants will need to show qualifications equivalent to those required for UK student entry requirements. Further to this, applicants should have:

  • Successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education
  • The ability to demonstrate competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C)
  • A desire to study in the UK university system is expected, but some applicants may need a year to adapt to the UK higher education system
  • Applicants who have the minimum English language requirement of an overall IELTS of 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in each skill will substitute 30 credits of the programme with English for Academic Purposes 1 and English for Academic Purposes 2 and study 120 credits
  • Applicants who have an overall IELTS of 6 with no less than 5.5 in each skill will not be required to study the English for Academic Purposes modules and will study 120 credits.

These courses are run by the Department of Literature, Language and Theatre in the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities at the Avery Hill Campus.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.

In addition

  • Applicants would normally be a minimum of 17 years of age, but entry at younger age is a
    possibility for the highest quality applicants
  • We welcome applications from mature students
  • Applicants who have significant work experience relevant to their preferred study path, but who do not have the minimum expected formal entry qualifications, are welcome to apply by citing their relevant work experience to demonstrate their potential capability. Applicants following this method may be asked to complete additional application processes.

What people say

"The University of Greenwich run a business planning competition, it offers students the opportunity to be coached and mentored, to take their ideas and have it turned into a reality."

Yvonne Platt
BA Hons Business Management Graduate

"I'd tell other students to definitely apply for internships. You don't want to miss out on the opportunity to gain that experience and it's a perfect way for you to get a little taster about whether you like that industry."

Jake Nunn     
BA Hons Business Management Graduate

"I chose business management because it gives me the practical managerial skills to help run my own business. When I graduate, I would like to be my own boss and run my own music company and I feel that this programme will help me to fulfil my dreams."

Sarah-Jayne Flowers
Business Management, BA Hons

"The reason that I would recommend business management, I think it is one of those programmes that take you basically everywhere. You can walk into anywhere with my degree. It gives you skills that you need for the workplace. It gives you the theory and the practical if you choose to do work placements."

Damallie Christine Lwanga
Business Management, BA Hons

Extra information

Assessment

Weekly/fortnightly lectures will provide you with an understanding of business discipline and professional practice and the ability to question its principles, practices and boundaries. Case study analysis will allow you to think independently, analytically and creatively, and engage imaginatively with new areas of investigation.

In tutorials/seminars/workshops you will be expected to be intellectually curious, responsive to challenges and to demonstrate initiative and resilience. Library work and reading will further develop your intellectual curiosity, responsiveness to challenges, your initiative and resilience. Online research, online support and directed independent study will allow you to appreciate disciplines and forms of professional practice beyond your own, and draw connections between them.

Formative and summative assessment will cover:

  • Written papers (essays, reports, etc)
  • Presentations (including group work and individual components)
  • Examinations (seen questions, unseen questions, pre‐sighted case study etc)
  • Portfolio presentations
  • Online assessment
  • Peer group assessment
  • Time limited examinations
  • Time constrained assignments
  • Case study analysis
  • Group work exercises.

Careers

Career options include management roles in the private, public or voluntary sectors of industry, including positions in general management, functional management (finance, marketing, operations or personnel), management consultancy or small business initiatives.

Work placement

You can gain the insight and practical skills that employers seek in graduates. Our Employability Office will assist you in securing a placement before the sandwich year. Working with over 200 companies our team also offer a range of mentoring schemes and networking opportunities.

The sandwich year (work placement) will appear as a 30 credit course on your Diploma if completed successfully.

Internship

In addition to a placement, you can also do internships during your summer breaks. These will appear on your graduate diploma, showcasing your experience to employers.

Experience abroad

You can participate in the Erasmus+ international exchange programme. This will help improve your language skills and give you experience of living and working in another country. The Erasmus+ Scheme provides a grant towards the cost of studying abroad for a year. 

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.

How to apply 

Full-time, UK and EU students

Full time, home and EU students must apply through UCAS. Please carefully consider the programmes available and apply as early as possible. For further information and UCAS deadlines, please visit www.ucas.ac.uk.

Part-time and international students

Part-time and international students must apply online at gre.ac.uk/apply.
For further information, international students can e-mail international@gre.ac.uk.

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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