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Business Management & Leadership BA (Hons) 2018/19 entry

Course code:

N20L - Degree
20GN - HND
202N - HNC

Study options:

3 year - Degree
2 year - HND
1 year - HNC

Location:

CU Scarborough

Starting:

September 2018
November 2018
January 2019
February 2019
May 2019
June 2019

Fees:

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+44 (0)1723 336700


Overview

Whether you dream of running your own business or aspire to become the manager of a much-respected Public Limited Company (PLC), management roles are both challenging and rewarding.

At CU Scarborough, our Business Management & Leadership BA (Hons) programme is designed to help you establish key leadership skills, from managing people and resources to strategic planning. Our degree also focuses on contemporary management issues, giving you the opportunity to develop a wealth of general skills needed to aid progression from an operational level through to leadership.

Success in this field requires confidence, versatility and strategic thinking, coupled with elevated communication skills and a desire to succeed.

Alongside award winning teaching*, you get the chance to conduct critical research with our experienced staff, learn from highly-regarded guest visitors and take part in invaluable practical modules.

*Coventry University awarded Gold Rating in Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017.

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Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies.

Chartered Management Institute

This degree programme has been developed to allow modules to align to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualification. On completion of your degree you will achieve a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership, this means you graduate with two qualifications instead of one, an attractive prospect to employers. Students who undertake this course are awarded membership for the duration of the programme and one year after graduating for free. This valuable membership gives students access to resources, journals and professional insights, while putting students in the same arena as practising managers.

What Our Students Say

The structure of the course is really convenient and with the great opportunities available, I can take up more activities like the ambassadors’ scheme.

Hannah Stephenson – Business Management & Leadership Student

Course information

Many areas of management and leadership, such as the development of new concepts and modern project management, require graduates to have good theoretical and practical knowledge to control, implement and evaluate new developments.

This varied degree programme supplies you with the skills and knowledge needed for successful entry into management. This is an applied course and recognises the multidisciplinary approach that is needed in business leadership. Throughout your degree, you will study the details of operating markets, information technology and leadership practice, demonstrating a capability to maintain auditable records of your work.

Modules

Overview

This Higher National Certificate (HNC) programme is year one of the Business Management & Leadership BA (Hons) Degree. It focuses on the organisational environment and decision making processes at junior management level. You’ll cover a broad range of topics, from core concepts of current management and organisational behaviour, to the fundamentals of business policy and strategy. You will also develop the necessary skills and knowledge that will prepare you for study in years two and three. Students who complete year one are awarded a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Management & Leadership

Modules

  • The Business Environment

  • Principles of Sales and Marketing

  • Communications and Collaborative Working

  • Management and Leadership Perspectives

Thought about a different campus?

CU Scarborough, CU London and CU Coventry come together to form CU, part of the Coventry University Group. Students who study at CU will graduate with a degree awarded and accredited by Coventry University.

All CU students have the opportunity to move between each campus after completing an academic year. This means you can study in the vibrant city of Coventry, the UK’s capital, or on the stunning Yorkshire coast. Find out more about the CU offering.

Overview

As the course progresses, you’ll build on the knowledge gained in year one to cement a solid foundation of core principles. Now that you are working to a higher level after completing the HNC, you will begin to develop a comprehensive range of skills and insights needed by operational managers to deal with complex issues. The focus of year two falls upon specialised areas such as financial management, entrepreneurship and the development of business practices. Students who complete year two are awarded a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Management & Leadership.

Modules

  • Economic and Financial Management

  • Project Management

  • Entrepreneurship, Enterprise and Innovation

  • Resource Management

Thought about a different campus?

CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarborough come together to form CU, part of the Coventry University Group. Students who study at CU will graduate with a degree awarded and accredited by Coventry University.

All CU students have the opportunity to move between each campus after completing an academic year. This means you can study in the vibrant city of Coventry, the UK’s capital, or on the stunning Yorkshire coast. Find out more about the CU offering.

Overview

Sandwich and placement years give you the opportunity to gain further insight into the industry or career you are seeking to follow. This enables you to contextualise the theoretical models and concepts discussed in the classroom in the workplace. Furthermore, if you choose to take advantage of a placement or sandwich year, this version of the degree will help to increase your employment prospects by acquiring skills and gaining an understanding of what employers expect of graduates.

Overview

At this stage, you are dealing specifically with the challenges and opportunities faced by a strategic manager. The need to continuously assess and evaluate the business landscape is of paramount importance, along with the ability to work effectively and autonomously. This final year covers strategic leadership principles, organisational design and strategic marketing. You’ll also conduct a strategic business project on a management issue that brings together key themes from across the three years of study. Students who complete year three are awarded a BA (Hons) Degree in Business Management & Leadership.

Modules

  • International Business and Globalisation

  • Strategy and Change Management

  • Contemporary Issues in Business Management

  • Business Management and Leadership Project

Thought about a different campus?

CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarborough come together to form CU, part of the Coventry University Group. Students who study at CU will graduate with a degree awarded and accredited by Coventry University.

All CU students have the opportunity to move between each campus after completing an academic year. This means you can study in the vibrant city of Coventry, the UK’s capital, or on the stunning Yorkshire coast. Find out more about the CU offering.

In more detail...

  • Upon completion of this course, you will receive a qualification awarded by Coventry University, which is ranked 12th best University in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018. Coventry University were also awarded Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017.
  • You will receive support with applying for short and long-term placements, to gain the experience employers desire, with our in-house Careers & Employability department.
  • You will have the opportunity for multi-campus learning in Scarborough, Coventry and London.
  • We keep our fees low to make higher education more accessible to everyone. This means you benefit from an amazing modern university experience, at a competitive price.
  • Small tutorial group sessions of up to five people ensure that you receive the mentoring help and support you need.
  • We deliver one module at a time during each block. This means you can dedicate your time to specialise in each subject without the distraction of numerous modules and multiple deadlines.
  • Free student membership of The Chartered Management Institute for the duration of the course and one year after graduating.

Managing People: One of the fundamental concepts in leadership and management is the management of people. This includes getting the most from employees within the organisation in a supporting manner, leading, motivating and encouraging staff to willingly contribute to the growth and improved quality of the organisation.

Managing Operations: Responsible for establishing the how, where, when and why, you will understand the art of delivering the best outcomes and processes of operation. You will acknowledge the effectiveness of efficiency within an organisation and look at different work practices such as lean and agile operations and organisational methods required to achieve this.

Management Resources: This includes the control and operation of budgets and financial reserves and the infrastructure required to deliver necessary outputs in time and to sufficient quality. Avoiding resource waste and ensuring the maximum return on investment is paramount to successful managers.

Managing Information: Decision making is fundamental to the success of a manager. Faced with substantial amounts and a variety of information on a daily basis, it is important that managers are able to make effective decisions quickly. This can only be done if the manager has an effective way of managing and being able to assess accurately the information that they receive.

Managing Self: Personal management requires determination, effort, high quality personal organisation, skills essential for successful and competent managers to deliver results. Developing rigorous and effective self-organisation skills are qualities valued by all employers.

This course is available as a full-time three year or optional four-year sandwich course, the latter incorporating a work placement or study year in a related field. Alternatively, part-time study is also available and with our Saturday University programme, this course can be completed in as little as three years. Our teaching methods are varied, offering a number of teaching styles to suit the needs of all our students, so in addition to lectures, we also utilise a blended learning approach, including online aspects, workshops and group work.

We also operate an open-door policy, with additional availability via email and our online learning platform, Moodle.

Progression through the modules develops knowledge and skills, including communication (written and oral), study skills, research methods, project management, presentation and career development. We will also encourage you to consider your employability and/or entrepreneurial development.

Unlike traditional institutions, there are no end of year exams. Instead, learning is assessed through coursework and phase tests, which is more reflective of our learning model.

The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade.

Assessment methods vary and include, practical class and project performance, written practical reports, project thesis, oral presentations, tutorial tasks and assessments which take place at the end of each six-week block.

Course Breakdown (approximately):

  • 80% Coursework
  • 20% Interactive Assessments

On completion, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of the theoretical, analytical and practical aspects of management strategies and processes within a changing environment, to meet stakeholder interests.
  • Critically appraise theories related to the development of staff, including crucial factors in the development of people management, including ethics, culture and change.
  • Be proficient in developing international-level strategy, incorporating and considering currency, cultural and competitor risk.
  • Develop appropriate research and analysis techniques, alongside the ability to undertake reliable market research activities.
  • Operate, lead and collaborate in a team to solve problems of a practical (experimental) nature and to provide appropriate solutions.
  • Apply appropriate presentation and evaluation tools to establish the significance of research data produced. 

Full-time students receive 18 hours of teaching each week.
Classes are split into two categories:
Morning - 9am-1pm
Afternoon - 1:30pm-5:30pm

Part-time students receive 8 hours of teaching each week.
Classes are split into two categories, subject to numbers:
Saturday - 9am-6pm
Tuesday and Thursday - 6pm-10pm

We hold tutorials in groups no larger than 5 every week. These sessions are mandatory and ensure you receive detailed feedback about your work, go into depth on specific topics and have any of your burning questions answered.

Contact time with staff is high and group sizes are kept small. We don’t teach in huge lecture theatres filled with hundreds of students.

What Our Students Say

The structure of the course is really convenient and with the great opportunities available, I can take up more activities like the ambassadors’ scheme.

Hannah Stephenson – Business Management & Leadership Student

Entry Requirements

Management & Leadership Higher National Certificate (HNC)

64 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Management & Leadership Higher National Diploma (HND)

80 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Business Management & Leadership BA (Hons) Degree

104 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

All HNC/HND/Degree courses require at least two A2 level or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

What if I don’t meet the entry requirements?

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, we offer a number of programmes to help you secure a place. Successful completion of one of the below programmes guarantees you a place on a degree course with us, subject to meeting specified criteria.

Foundation Year

This degree programme has an integral stage 0 attached to it, so if you do not meet the entry requirements you may enter at the foundation level. Successful completion of our Business Foundation Year will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme, subject to meeting specific entry criteria.

Access to HE Course

Access to HE courses aim to bring your academic skills and topical knowledge up to optimal standard for higher education study. If you undertake an Access to HE course and then successfully complete a degree programme, the remaining balance of your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off.

Successful completion of our Business Access to HE course will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme, subject to meeting specific entry criteria.

Management & Leadership Higher National Certificate (HNC)

64 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Management & Leadership Higher National Diploma (HND)

80 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Business Management & Leadership BA (Hons) Degree

104 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

All HNC/HND/Degree courses require at least two A2 level or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

What if I don’t meet the entry requirements?

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, we offer a number of programmes to help you secure a place. Successful completion of one of the below programmes guarantees you a place on a degree course with us, subject to meeting specified criteria.

Foundation Year

This degree programme has an integral stage 0 attached to it, so if you do not meet the entry requirements you may enter at the foundation level. Successful completion of our Business Foundation Year will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme, subject to meeting specific entry criteria.

Access to HE Course

Access to HE courses aim to bring your academic skills and topical knowledge up to optimal standard for higher education study. If you undertake an Access to HE course and then successfully complete a degree programme, the remaining balance of your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off.

Successful completion of our Business Access to HE course will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme, subject to meeting specific entry criteria.

Management & Leadership Higher National Certificate (HNC)

64 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Management & Leadership Higher National Diploma (HND)

80 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Business Management & Leadership BA (Hons) Degree

104 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

All HNC/HND/Degree courses require at least two A2 level or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

CU Scarborough welcomes international students from all around the globe. If you are an international student and are interested in applying for a Foundation Year, HNC, HND or Degree course you can do so by completing our online application form.

Once your application form has been processed you will receive the outcome of your application via your given email address.
Please be aware you will need the following information in order to make your application:

  • All academic transcripts
  • Copies of degree/diploma certificates or work reference if employed
  • One academic reference
  • Be trained to English language proficiency level IELTS 6.0 (HNC - year 1/HND - year 2) or IELTS 6.5 (Degree/Top Up - year 3)
  • Your personal statement
  • Copy of your current passport

Unconditional offers

We want to recruit the best students to CU Scarborough. We assess an applicants' past, current and predicted performance and commitment to the course, and we may feel that it is appropriate to reward consistently high-achieving students with an unconditional offer to CU Scarborough. It is a commitment from us with regard to an applicants’ potential as an excellent undergraduate and we hope that this will encourage such applicants to join CU Scarborough.

Personal statements and references will also be taken into account and, for some degree courses, an interview will form part of the assessment. Requirements for specific courses differ and not all degree courses will be taking part in the scheme. The unconditional offer will be confirmed once a selected applicant has made CU Scarborough their firm choice.

CU Scarborough has assessed that you can achieve the required grades and we have demonstrated this belief by making you an offer. This is our commitment to you so then we ask that you reciprocate this commitment by selecting us as your ‘firm’ choice and activating your offer.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer if you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: The International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So, if you don’t meet your predictions then your place is still guaranteed. However, we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in the year for which they applied.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, we have a number of programmes which upon completion, automatically qualifies you onto a place on this degree course, such as Foundation Years or Access to Higher Education Diplomas.

What Our Students Say

The structure of the course is really convenient and with the great opportunities available, I can take up more activities like the ambassadors’ scheme.

Hannah Stephenson – Business Management & Leadership Student

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£6,200 (per year)


November 2018

£6,200 (per year)


January 2019

£6,200 (per year)


February 2019

£6,200 (per year)


May 2019

£6,200 (per year)


June 2019

£6,200 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2018

£6,200 (per year)


November 2018

£6,200 (per year)


January 2019

£6,200 (per year)


February 2019

£6,200 (per year)


May 2019

£6,200 (per year)


June 2019

£6,200 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2018

£9,000 (per year)


November 2018

£9,000 (per year)


January 2019

£9,000 (per year)


February 2019

£9,000 (per year)


May 2019

£9,000 (per year)


June 2019

£9,000 (per year)


Fees & Funding

Full-time (UK/EU)

For the academic year 2018/19, each six-week block will cost £1,550. A full academic year is made up of four of these blocks, so this means that a normal full-time year is £6,200. This covers some of your learning materials, access to the CU Scarborough Library & Learning Services, all your classes and online tutorials. 

Part-time (UK/EU)                                                                  

The part-time course fee is dependent on how many modules you choose to study in an academic year.

Each stage of the qualification (HNC/HND/Degree) will require you to complete four academic blocks. You can study up to four blocks in one academic year or study at a slower pace (usually three academic blocks per year). Please note if you do study at a slower pace you will need to re-enrol to complete your studies in the next academic year.

For the academic year 2018/19, each block for part-time students will cost £1,550. Therefore, the total fee per stage of your qualification if completed in the academic year 2018/19 is: £6,200.

Funding

As a full-time student or part-time student resident in the UK or EU, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees at CU Scarborough from Student Finance England.

International

For the academic year 2018/19, each six-week block will cost £2,250. A full academic year is made up of four of these blocks, so this means that a normal full-time year is £9,000. This covers some of your learning materials, access to the CU Scarborough Library & Learning Services, all your classes and online tutorials. 

The tuition fees stated on the course webpage, prospectus and your offer letter will apply for the duration of your course, subject only to changes to the law or government requirement.

What Our Students Say

The structure of the course is really convenient and with the great opportunities available, I can take up more activities like the ambassadors’ scheme.

Hannah Stephenson – Business Management & Leadership Student

Career prospects

This Business Management & Leadership Degree is an applied course; it recognises the multidisciplinary approach that is needed in business management. This means you can apply this degree to any industry and into a number of positions, including but not restricted to Retail Manager, Project Management and Business Officers.

97%

percent of Coventry University graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduating. DLHE 2015/16.

CU Scarborough is part of the Coventry University Group.


Where our graduates work

We focus on producing global graduates here at CU Scarborough, which means our graduates can go on to work in small and large companies around the world. CU graduates from this subject area have gone to work in several industries, such as Recruitment, Finance and Retail, in companies such as The Immigration Service, Tesco and Transport for London.

Other CU graduates have also progressed onto further education to study a master’s in subjects such as International Business Management, International Marketing, Business and Organisation Psychology and Human Resources.

What Our Students Say

The structure of the course is really convenient and with the great opportunities available, I can take up more activities like the ambassadors’ scheme.

Hannah Stephenson – Business Management & Leadership Student