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King’s College London Business Management

King’s College London Business Management

Business Management BSc

Overview

Business Management at King’s is a broad discipline encompassing a number of specialist fields including economics, psychology, sociology, accounting, finance, marketing, law and human resource management. With strong links to the business world surrounding our campus in the heart of London, our students have excellent networking opportunities and a wealth of entrepreneurial, business and economic societies to engage with and enhance their studies.

Key benefits

  • Offers a broad and balanced approach to management, providing strong foundations in the principal disciplines and the opportunity to specialise in areas of particular interest.
  • Our research-led curriculum encourages critical analysis and debate on a wide range of contemporary management issues.
  • With students from over 50 countries, we offer an international environment and a diverse range of perspectives contribute to the learning experience.
  • Taught in a central London location to provide you with close links and excellent opportunities to engage with the city’s business sectors.
  • Our graduates are highly employable, entering careers that include banking, consultancy, accountancy, marketing, advertising and management.

UCAS code N200

Duration Three years

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

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Course detail
Description

If you study Business Management BSc with us, you will cover a broad range of management disciplines and related skills. Recognised as one of the best places to study management and business in the UK (REF 2014), the School of  Management and Business will become the King’s Business School and the ninth faculty at King’s in September 2017. You are encouraged to engage with other departments, schools and students to discover and discuss the many complementary areas of social science. Our research-led syllabus will actively encourage your critical analysis skills and understanding of contemporary management issues.

Over the course of the programme you will earn a total of 120 credits for each year of study. In your first year, you will mainly study required modules to ensure a strong and broad foundation from which to pursue your later studies. There is also a choice of additional credit and optional modules, depending on your interests. You can see some of the modules on offer in the ‘ Course Structure’ box to the right. In the second and third years, there is a further mix of required and optional modules, providing you with the opportunity to explore specific areas or to continue with a broad base of study.

Teaching styleYou will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and independent study. A typical 15 credit module will include a 1 -2 hour lecture and a 1 hour tutorial each week. We encourage critical analysis and debate on contemporary management issues.

At King’s, we place great emphasis on independent study and research and encourage students to discuss their ideas and discoveries.  As a student of management you will use resources which include books, newspapers and magazines, the internet, social media, TV and radio and more to understand the discipline: how things were done and have developed; contemporary management issues and challenges; and what might be in the future.

AssessmentAssessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying, the primary methods of assessment used for this course are written examinations, presentations (both individual and group), in-class tests and coursework.

Most modules include a ‘Tutorial Assessment’ which carry a weighting of at least 10%, and your attendance and class participation will also be reflected in the mark awarded.

LocationThe school benefits from being situated right in the heart of London, one of the most exciting cities for business in the world. We are very close to the Square Mile – the hub of international commerce & finance, a short tube journey from Canary Wharf, and we are surrounded by the many famous attractions and cultural highlights that London has to offer, including the South Bank Centre, the West End, several museums and galleries and much more. Most teaching takes place on the Strand and Waterloo Campuses.

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Special notes

As part of the King’s exchange programme, single honours students on this programme have the opportunity to take the second year abroad at the Hong Kong University, Renmin University of China (Chinese language required), Tongji University (SEM), University of Toronto, University of Mannheim (Germany), Chinese University of Hong Kong, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Copenhagen Business School, or the University of Vienna (full year only).

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

King’s reviews its optional modules on a regular basis, in order to continue to offer innovative and exciting programmes and this list is therefore subject to change. Please check here for updates, or contact the school for further advice.

During the first year, students are required to take the modules listed below. Students also have the opportunity to take one additional 15 credit module. Additional credit modules are optional and do not count towards progression.

Options offered may vary from year to year.

Required Modules
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Sociology of Work
Optional Modules

Students can take one additional credit module from the following list:

  • a Foreign Language (15 credits)
  • Communication Skills (15 credits)
  • Mathematics for Economists (15 credits)
  • Statistics for Economists (15 credits)

Entry requirements

Required gradesA*AA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King’s as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

Required subjectsAt least one Humanities or Social Science subject.

Plus GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language at grade B (or equivalent).

Preferred subjects

None

Further information and other requirementsVisit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

A Level subjects – University policy: Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King’s as one of your A levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A Levels: A*AA, including at least one humanities or social science subject. Also required: GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language at grade B (or equivalent).

Access to HE Diploma: Access to Social Sciences/Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 39 must be from units awarded at Distinction (including significant study of a humanities/social science subject), with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Also required: GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language at grade B (or equivalent).

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D2 D3 D3 including at least one humanities or social science subject. Also required: GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language at grade B (or equivalent). Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades A*A or D*DD with fourteen Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. Also required: GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language at grade B (or equivalent).

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades A*A or D*D with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA. Also required: GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language at grade B (or equivalent).

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades A*A in required subjects or D* with five modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA in required subjects. Also required: GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language at grade B (or equivalent).

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAA at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including one humanities or social science subject at Advanced Higher (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). Also required: Mathematics and English language at Standard Credit Grade 1 or 2/ Intermediate 2/National 5 (if not offered at Higher/Advanced Higher).

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 766. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. In addition, Standard Level English and Maths / Maths Studies if not taken at GCSE.

Other International Qualifications: Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements.

Non academic requirementsScholastic activities (Very Desirable): We look for applicants with an enthusiasm for scholastic activities in general such as reading, debating, theological interests etc. Participation will be valued but achievement in these areas of interest will also be recognised. We are looking for enthusiasm for the discipline in general but, in particular, we wish to recruit applicants who are attracted to the interdisciplinary nature of the King’s Business Management programme which offers a wide-ranging education covering many aspects of the business environment and related skills.

Community activities (Very Desirable): We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school, college or community life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also those who have demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment.

General (Very Desirable): We look for applicants who have varied extra-curricular interests and enjoy active participation in areas such as sport, music and the arts in general. Participation will be valued but any achievement in extra-curricular activities will also be recognised. King’s aspires to recruit applicants who will continue with their personal interests and contribute to the vitality of the College community.

Paid or voluntary work (Desirable): Although we do not require applicants to have been in paid or voluntary employment, we welcome applications from those with any experience of work within a business setting. We will also take into account experience gained by students who have part time employment whilst studying.

Interviewing

Are interviews offered? Yes

Are all applicants interviewed? No, in very exceptional cases candidates deemed to be borderline may be called for interview.

Are all those made an offer interviewed? No. All admissions decisions are made on basis of information provided on UCAS application form.

What form does it take? 20 minute interview with Admissions Tutor and one other member of staff.

What is considered at interview? Communication skills particularly in analysis and debate. Enthusiasm for an interdisciplinary programme. Exploring aspects of interviewee’s UCAS application form, particularly the Personal Statement.

Selection procedureApplication deadline: 15 January 2018.

Help and support

If you don’t have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn’t your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year is £9,250 per annum.

Please note that the UK tuition fee may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

 

Full time tuition fees EU:

Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.

The UK tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year is £9,250 per annum.

Please note that the UK tuition fee may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

 

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year is £17,050 per annum.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

 

Additional costs/expenses

The following table gives you an indication of additional costs associated with your course.  These costs are not included in your tuition fees.

Item Description
Professional Body Registration Accounting Lab Registration fee of £29.99 for the Accounting & Financial Management module in year 1. Registration is not compulsory, and the cost is subject to change.
Study Abroad If you study abroad as part of your course, King’s will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities.

King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King’s tuition fees.  At present these are as follows:

  • Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,000 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • Overseas students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for one third of the King’s tuition fees for the year.

You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.

 

In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Gradutation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

 

Financial help and supportVisit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King’s.

Career prospects

King’s Business School graduates are highly employable, going into a range of careers including banking, consultancy, accountancy, marketing, advertising, human resource management and general management.

Career destinationsRecent graduates have found employment as:

  • Analyst (consultancy), Accenture
  • Audit trainee, BDO LLP
  • Business studies teacher, Norfolk County Council
  • Company director, Khalis Group of Industries
  • Corporate finance trainee, Deloitte
  • Legal assistant, a legal company
  • Performance manager, a digital media company