BA (Hons) Business Management and Strategy (UCAS code J2G5)

Course Overview:

The BA (Hons) Business Management and Strategy is a programme that seeks to consolidate and to build upon students prior learning of business and management theories and concepts. Students will learn about building and sustaining strategy which includes completing own investigative study.

The programme also aims to further develop management skills and to enable students to apply knowledge and skills to their current and future business environments and career goals. The programme encourages the development of professional skills, such as human resources, marketing, finance, leadership and managing people.

The design of the programme balances intellectual and practical skills and requires students to learn through lectures, group work, reflective practice and presenting. A copy of the rules and regulations governing this course are available here: CLICK HERE

Entry Requirements:

Programme/Award: BA (Hons) Business Management and Strategy
Entry requirements 2018-19: A popular route to course entry is to have studied for YCUC’s Foundation Degree in Business and Management. Students from other business or finance HNDs will be considered, based on merit/distinction profile. Alternatively, students from other appropriate courses offering 240 CATS will be considered.
Mature Applicants We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over as at 1st September in the academic year of admission) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. Applicants will be invited to attend an admission interview and will be advised of the criteria in advance. To find out more, please email university.centre@yeovil.ac.uk.
International applicants If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking), or an equivalent English Language qualification.
Additional requirements:
    A face-to-face interview may be required before an offer is made.
Credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning or experience If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at level 5 or 6. For further information please contact the Programme Leader. Other qualifications and relevant work experience may also count for academic credit.  

Module Information:

This module map provides a list of modules that make up your course.

Each module is worth a specified number of credits

Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. You can always find the most up-to-date information about your modules and who is teaching them in our module guides.

The course modules are as follows:
Module Code / Module Title Credits
Building and Sustaining Strategy 30
Managing Operations Globally 15
Managing Change 15
Cultural Issues in Management 15
Corporate Financial Management 15
Strategies for Globally Responsible Leadership 15
Investigative Study 15

The Learning Resource Centre staff provide:

  • A comprehensive research and information literacy package
  • Support with accessing both online and physical resources for the course modules
  • Advice with finding resources for individual research projects and dissertations
  • Comprehensive reading lists specific to the course
  • Support and guidance with referencing


  • Our Disability Advice and Support Service helps students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

    Teaching staff

    You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes lecturers and professional practitioners with industry experience.

    Feedback:

    You will receive feedback on all practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.

    Duration:

    1 Year (Part-time)

    Assessment:

    An Assessment Schedule for the complete year will be issued to you at the start of each academic year. Additionally a Module/Unit Guide, providing the details of the module/unit and its assessment forms, contact and study hours will be provided to you at the start of each module/unit of your programme.

    This will include clear guidelines on the criteria that will be used for marking your work.

    All assessed written coursework needs to be submitted in electronic copy via URKUND; alternative instructions will be provided by the Programme Leader for any forms of coursework that cannot be submitted via URKUND. You must include an Originality Report with your assignment submission, be this physical or online, otherwise your submission will be considered incomplete and a ‘non-submission’ against academic requirements.

    Methods to submit your work will be outlined by the Programme Team and Module/Unit Leader – particularly where online submissions are to be used (through the College’s Virtual Learning Environment).

    Throughout this programme different methods of assessment will be applied which is a reflection of the demands of the subject.

    Feedback will be provided to you, in writing, along with information reflecting your performance, and recommendations for improvement.

    Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

    The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows:
    Building and Sustaining Strategy 100% coursework
    Managing Operations Globally 100% coursework
    Managing Change 100% coursework
    Cultural Issues in Management’ 100% coursework
    Corporate Financial Management 100% coursework
    Strategies for Globally Responsible Leadership 100% coursework
    Investigative Study 100% coursework

    Teaching and Learning

    Learning will be achieved through a combination of class-based activity, group-based activity and independent study. The classroom sessions are designed to actively support the development of independent learning strategies by the students. The sessions combine tutor input with a wide range of participative activities including case studies, individual and group-problem solving activities, student led discussions of existing research and article reviews. Students will be encouraged to study directed readings and to critique research articles.

    Students will be required to work independently and to take responsibility for their learning but also interdependently through being prepared to contribute to the learning of others. Students learning activities and progress will be facilitated and coached by workshop tutors, whose role is to encourage the independence of students whilst still offering the appropriate level of support.

    During the programme of study, students will develop and attain a number of skills and attributes which include the following:

    • The understanding and application of theoretical perspectives
    • The ability to critical analyse, synthesise and communicate complex material in addition to applying theoretical concepts to complex situations
    • Develop creative solutions to issues
    • Reflect on experiences in an informed manner

    Independent Learning

    When not attending lectures and seminars or other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library and the learning resource centre.


    Overall workload

    Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning, and assessment activity. While your actual contact hours may be dependent on specific modules, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.

    Level 6: 28% of your time is spend in timetabled teaching and learning activity
    Teaching, learning and assessment 264 hours
    Independent learning 936 hours
    Course Fee (2018/19):

    £6,125 per year (Full-time);

    £4,625 per year (Part-Time)


    Please see Fees & Funding for further information relating to fees.

    If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be found on the www.gov.uk/studentfinance

    How do I apply:

    To study full-time, please apply please apply direct to the University of Gloucestershire through UCAS (Institute code: G50, Course code : J2G5).

    For the part-time route, please apply direct to the Yeovil College University Centre by calling 01935 845454 or emailing university.centre@yeovil.ac.uk