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MBus

Business Management

This course is open for applications

Please note the first intake is January 2018.

About this course

Entry year:
2017/18
Course code:
N104
Applications:
UCAS
Level:
Undergraduate
Tariff points:
128
Department:
Bristol Business School
Campus:
Frenchay
Duration:
Four years full-time, Five years sandwich
Delivery:
Full-time
Programme leader:
Clayton Davies
Key fact:
Enhance employability and gain professional experience within one of the UK’s leading organisations.

Page last updated 12 June 2017

Introduction

Why study MBus Business Management?

This is an innovative and challenging course based in our Business and Law School: immersing you in the business community while you gain professional experience within one of the UK's leading organisations.

This course has been developed for students who are committed to a future in business and enterprise.

Its unique course structure with an integrated work programme builds on our regional strength at the heart of one of the UK's economic hotspots to give you unique access to work experience.

Why study our course?

This course offers direct progression to a Masters-level qualification, as well as significant, proven consultancy experience within a high-profile organisation.

It's the perfect opportunity to demonstrate to employers that you are committed to a career in business and enterprise, while gaining first-hand experience and developing your professional and critical acuity.

During the course, you will develop your knowledge of business management and work at consultancy level within one of our partner organisations. Selected students will have the opportunity to take a six to eight-week consultancy internship embedded within one of the UK's leading organisations, while others will be based at the Business and Law School at UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus.

Unique study facilities

The new Business and Law School building, which is due to open early 2017, is an exciting addition to the campus. It offers an authentic business environment and supports valuable networking opportunities.

Hosting some high-profile organisations, the new space is designed to support collaborative working and give students access to state-of-the-art learning tools.

Where it can take you

This course offers direct progression to a Masters-level qualification, as well as significant proven consultancy experience, enhancing your position as a candidate for graduate schemes, and employability.

It's the perfect opportunity to demonstrate to employers that you are committed to a career in business and enterprise, while gaining first-hand experience and developing your professional and critical acuity.

Watch: The learning and teaching experience

Structure

Content

Year one

You will study the following compulsory modules:

  • Introduction to Business and Management
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Understanding Business and Financial Information (Business, International and Management)
  • Understanding the Business and Economic Environment
  • Understanding Organisations and People (Business, International and Management)
  • Understanding the Principles of Marketing ((Business, International and Management)
  • Contemporary Business Issues
  • Business Decision Making for Management.

Year two

You will study the following compulsory modules:

  • Managing People
  • Management Skills (Business and Management)
  • Accounting Information for Business (Business, International and Management)
  • International Business
  • Research Methods for Business
  • Introductory Research Project
  • Managing Business Processes
  • Digital Business Management.

Year three

You will study the following compulsory modules:

  • Strategic Management (Business, International and Management)
  • Managing Organisational Change
  • Integrated Business Simulation
  • Global Marketing Management
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Critical Business Enquiry Project or Business Project.

In addition, you will study one of the following optional modules:

  • Virtual Business
  • International Business in the Emerging Markets
  • Business Innovation and Growth
  • Interactive and Digital Marketing
  • Project Management OR Placement Module credit.

Final year

You will study the following compulsory modules:

  • Leading and Managing Change
  • Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise
  • Meeting Customer Needs
  • Corporate Financial Strategy
  • Integrated Consultancy Project.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

Each module will involve a combination of lectures, seminars, group work, lectorials, and learning journals. There will also be a number of workshops and an internship embedded within one of our approved, high-profile partner organisations.

The Business and Law School is a natural centre of commercial activity and communication, so you are immersed in the business community from day one: building a strong network of professional contacts.

For more details see our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Assessment

We will use a variety of assessment tools appropriate to each module.

For more details see our full glossary of assessment terms.

Features

Placements

The 60 credit work integrated project module involves a compulsory six to eight-week consultancy internship. This will be an immersive experience where you will be expected to work on a real-world problem and offer practical and creative solutions by drawing on the academic and practical skills acquired through your studies. You will find yourself working within one of our partner organisations or in-house working from the Business and Law School at UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus.

Study facilities

The course will be based within the brand new Business and Law School on Frenchay Campus, due to be completed early 2017, which offers exciting facilities designed to emulate the business environment.

The new faculty building gives students access to state-of-the-art Technology Enhanced Assisted Learning (TEAL) facilities and supports collaboration, while offering valuable networking opportunities.

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE Bristol has to offer.

Careers

Careers / Further study

This course offers direct progression to a Masters-level qualification as well as significant, proven consultancy experience.

Students with this qualification are expected to progress onto this Masters element of this course, before progressing directly onto graduate schemes offered by major employers.

Award-winning careers service

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your graduate employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, graduate jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurs and access to employer events.

Creating employable students

UWE Bristol places strong emphasis on employability and skills development at every level. Through work placements, volunteering, study abroad and UWE Bristol initiatives which nurture talent and encourage innovation, students gain valuable real world experience and graduate with diverse career opportunities and a competitive place in the job market.

Visit our Employability pages to find out about careers, employers, real world experience and what our students are doing six months after graduating.

Fees

Indicative Additional Costs

FeesAmount (£)
Additional Course Costs - Full Time - Home/EU - Indicative Maximum Cost Per year300

Full time course

FeesAmount (£)
Home/EU-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee9250
Home/EU-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)1156
International-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee12500
International-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)1563
Offshore-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee9250
Offshore-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1156

Full time course with placement year

FeesAmount (£)
Home/EU-Sandwich-Annual (Per Year) Fee9250
Home/EU-Sandwich-Full Annual Fee Following Placement Year9250
Home/EU-Sandwich-Module Fee (15 Credit)1156
Home/EU-Sandwich-Placement Year Fee1156
Home/EU-Sandwich-Reduced Annual Fee Following Placement Year8094
International-Sandwich-Annual (Per Year) Fee12500
International-Sandwich-Full Annual Fee Following Placement Year12500
International-Sandwich-Module Fee (15 Credit)1563
International-Sandwich-Placement Year Fee1563
International-Sandwich-Reduced Annual Fee Following Placement Year10937
Offshore-Sandwich-Annual (Per Year) Fee9250
Offshore-Sandwich-Full Annual Fee Following Placement Year9250
Offshore-Sandwich-Module Fee (15 Credit)1156
Offshore-Sandwich-Placement Year Fee1156
Offshore-Sandwich-Reduced Annual Fee Following Placement Year8094

Supplementary fee information

The additional costs listed are those that students could reasonably expect to incur during their studies and are for items not covered by the standard tuition fee. These could be materials, text books, travel, clothing, software or printing.

For information about funding for undergraduate courses see our funding pages.

Entry

Typical offers

  • Tariff points: 128
  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C or above (or comparable numeric score under newly reformed GCSE grading) in English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.
  • Relevant subjects: Business, Management
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: No specific subjects required.
  • Access: Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; to include 30 level 3 credits at merit.
  • Baccalaureate IB: No specific subjects required.

Entry requirements

If you don't meet the entry requirements of this course, you may be eligible for the BA(Hons) Business and Management (with Foundation Year) from which you can top-up to the Master in Business.

Please read the general information about entry requirements.

UWE Bristol's International College
International students who do not meet the academic or English language requirements to study this course can qualify by completing preparatory study at our International College.

For further information

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