Cardiff Metropolitan University Business Management

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Cardiff Metropolitan University Business Management

Cardiff Metropolitan University Business Management

Business and Management Studies (with specialist pathways) – BA (Hons) Degree

Course Overview

The BA (Hons) Business and Management Studies degree is a very popular and vibrant programme within Cardiff School of Management . The programme aims to provide a high quality and professionally relevant undergraduate programme, developing in students a critical appreciation of the role managers undertake in the modern business world. Graduates will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge for a multi-disciplinary approach to diverse business and management problems.

The degree offers the following specialist pathways of study:

  • BA (Hons) Business & Management Studies with Finance
  • BA (Hons) Business & Management Studies with Human Resource Management
  • BA (Hons) Business & Management Studies with Information Systems Management
  • BA (Hons) Business & Management Studies with International Business Management
  • BA (Hons) Business & Management Studies with Law
  • BA (Hons) Business & Management Studies with Marketing

Other exit awards are BA (Ordinary), Diploma in Higher Education, Certificate in Higher Education​​.

Course information on this page relates to September 2017​ entry.

Course Content​​

​Foundation Year (Year 0):​​​

This programme incorporates a foundation year, which is intended for students wishing to enrol onto the three-year honours degree, who fall into one of the following categories:

​​1. Students who have not achieved the required A-level points (or equivalent) score to enter the first year of the degree programme.
2. Mature students who ​have been out of the formal education system for some time.

Further information about the foundation year can be found by clicking here.

Degree:

The course structure develops from a compulsory first year, consisting of seven modules, to only two compulsory modules in the final year of study. This will enable you to direct your interests into a specialised pathway or specific set of option modules, whilst ensuring that you receive a sound understanding and appreciation of the central tenets required of all business and management students.

The programme also allows for considerable flexibility to ensure that you are academically guided in your ultimate choice as to whether to graduate with a BA (Hons) Business and Management Studies degree, or a BA (Hons) Business and Management Studies degree with one of the available named pathways.

You will undertake a compulsory work placement module in the second year as this is considered an essential requirement for all business and management students. For those who wish, there is the additional opportunity to take a sandwich year between years two and the final year.

All modules are taught in English although there is provision for the Welsh language equivalent in a few modules in Levels 4, 5 and 6.​

Year One (Level 4)

​All modules are compulsory and designed to give you sound grounding in business and management studies and your personal development.

Compulsory modules for all pathways:

  • Business in a Global context
  • Introduction to Marketing/Cyflwyniad i Farchnata*
  • Foundations of Law
  • Finance for Managers
  • Foundations of HRM*
  • Developing Academic Practice*
  • Business Research Skills​

International Business Management pathway:

Languages on the International Business Management pathway are optional. Entry is at ab-initio or post A-level. This enables students to continue with a language option at Levels 5 and 6 if they so wish. Students not undertaking a language option at Level 4 remain eligible for the International Business Management pathway at Level 5 via the non-language route.

Therefore, students will select either the ‘Foundations of Law’ module OR one of the following language modules:

  • Spanish in Professional Contexts
  • French in Professional Contexts
  • Mandarin Chinese in Professional Contexts
  • Applied Business Spanish 1
  • Applied Business French 1

*Can be studied through the medium of Welsh.​

​Year Two (Level 5)

​At Level 5, students taking the generic degree (BA Business and Management Studies) study 80 credits of compulsory modules and choose two 20 credit option modules. Students taking a pathway also take 80 credits of compulsory modules and 40 credits in their pathway specialism.

Compulsory modules for all pathways:

  • Contemporary Issues in Political Economy (20)
  • Business Operations and Improvement (20)
  • Business in Action (20)
  • Summer Experience of Work with Personal Development Planning (PDP) / Profiad Gwaith a Chynllunio Datblygu Personol/ Work Experience with PDP/ Employability Skills Project with PDP Research Methods for Business/ Dulliau Ymchwil ar gyfer Busnes *​(10)
  • Research Methods for Business/ Dulliau Ymchwil ar gyfer Busnes* (10)

Option modules for the generic Business & Management Studies degree (worth 20 credits each):

  • HRM in Context/ Rheoli Adnoddau Dynol mewn Cyd-destun*
  • Employment Relations
  • E- Business management
  • Business Intelligence
  • Consumer Law
  • Business Obligations
  • Consumer, Culture, Commerce
  • Integrated Marketing​ Communication
  • Communication/ Cyfath Rebu*
  • Investment Markets and Principles / Marchnata Integredig*
  • Money, Banking and Risk

Note: option modules are subject to sufficient demand and availability

Pathway specific modules (worth 20 credits each):

A minimum of 40 credits in the pathway subject are required.

Finance Pathway:

  • Investment Markets and Principles
  • Money, Banking and Risk

Marketing pathway:

  • Integrated Marketing Communication/ Cyfath Rebu Marchnata Integredig*​
  • Consumer, Culture, Commerce

HRM pathway:

  • Employment Relations
  • HRM in Context/ Rheoli Adnoddau Dynol mewn Cyd-destun*

Law pathway:
Choose any two:

  • Consumer Law
  • Business Obligations
  • International Economic Law

Information Systems pathway:

  • E- Business Management​
  • Business Intelligence

International Business Management p​athway:
Choose any two of the modules but please note: language modules have a prerequisite at Level 4.

  • International Economic Law
  • E- Business Management
  • Spanish in Professional Contexts/French in Professional Contexts/Mandarin Chinese in Professional Contexts/Applied Business Spanish 2/Applied Business French 2

*Can be studied through the medium of Welsh

​Year Three (Level 6)

​At Level 6, students studying the generic degree (BA Business and Management Studies) study 40 credits of compulsory modules and choose 80 credits of option modules. Students studying a pathway at Level 6, take 40 credits of compulsory modules, 40 credits in their subject specialism and 40 credits of option modules.

Compulsory modules for all pathways:

  • Strategic Management
  • Leadership and Change Management

Option modules for the generic Business & Management Studies degree (worth 20 credits each):

  • International and Comparative HRM
  • Contemporary and International Issues in Business Ethics
  • Investment Management
  • Financial Management for Managers
  • European Business Law
  • Business Structures and Regulations
  • Legal Framework of Employment
  • Contemporary Business Communication
  • Strategic Brand Management and Effective Advertising
  • International and Global Marketing
  • Industrial Work Experience
  • Visioning Sustainability for Change
  • Information Systems Project Management
  • Strategic Management of Information Systems
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Launching an Enterprise/Sefydlu Menter (worth 40 credits)*
  • Dissertation/Traethawdh Hir (worth 40 credits and an option for all pathways below)*

Note: option modules are subject to sufficient demand and availability​

Pathway specific modules (worth 20 credits each):

A minimum of 40 credits in the pathway subject are required.

Finance pathway:

  • Financial Management for Managers
  • Investment Management

Marketing pathway:

  • Strategic Brand Management and Effective Advertising
  • International and Global Marketing

HRM pathway:
Choose any two:

  • HR Strategy and Professional Practice
  • People Resourcing and Development

Law pathway:
Choose any two:

  • Legal Framework of Employment
  • Business Structures and Regulations
  • European Business Law

Information Systems pathway:

  • Strategic Management of Information Systems
  • Information Systems Project Management​

International Business Management pathway:
Choose any two pathway modules:
Note: language modules have prerequisite at Level 5

  • International and Comparative HRM
  • International and Global Marketing
  • Spanish in Professional Contexts/French in Professional Contexts/Mandarin Chinese in Professional Contexts/French Business Communication and Contemporary Globa​l Issues/Spanish Business Communication and Contemporary Global Issues

*Can be studied through the medium of Welsh

Entry Requirements​ & How to Apply

Please note: The following entry requirements relate to September 2017 entry and use the new UCAS tariff.  Please refer to our Entry Requirements for further information on the new tariff, or contact Admissions if you have any questions.

Foundation route:

Applicants must have a minimum of five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics* at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England)​ and 32 UCAS Tariff Points from at least 1 A level (or equivalent).

Degree:

Five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics* at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England)​, plus 112 points from at least 3 A levels (or equivalent) Typical offers may include:​

 

  • 112 points from at least 3 A levels to include grades CC; Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate considered as the third subject
  • QCF BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit
  • 112 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include 3 x H2 grades. Higher level subjects only considered with a minimum grade H4
  • 112 points from Scottish Advanced Highers to include grades DD
  • 112 points from the Access to Higher Education Diploma

*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics – Numeracy.

If you are studying combinations of the above, or if your qualification isn’t listed, please either contact Admissions or refer to the UCAS Course Search​ for entry requirements​. Further information on our entry requirements, including qualifications from the EU can be found by clicking here.

Candidates who do not possess normal minimum entry qualification are interviewed and considered individually by members of the course team on the basis of their prior learning or working background. For applicants who are only undertaking 2 A levels or equivalent, this will be considered along with the rest of the academic profile and we may issue a graded offer in lieu of an offer using the UCAS Tariff.
 

International Students:
Students whose first language is other than English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent.

Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international​.

Selection Procedure:
Selection is usually on the basis of a completed UCAS application and where relevant an interview.

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made online to UCAS at www.ucas.com. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply​.

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact Admissions on 029 2041 6010 or email askadmissions@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme leader, Styliani Diamantidi:
Email: sdiamantidi@cardiffmet.ac.uk​
Tel: 029 2020 5670​