University of Hertfordshire Business Studies

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University of Hertfordshire Business Studies

University of Hertfordshire Business Studies

BA (Hons) Business Studies with Optional Sandwich Placement/ Study Abroad

About the course

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At Hertfordshire Business School, we’ve designed our BA Business Studies to help you begin a bright future in business. It’s a rewarding, highly respected degree which gives you an in-depth understanding of today’s business world and its trends, challenges and opportunities.

Every element of this flexible course helps you develop sought-after skills and open up a huge range of career possibilities in organisations all over the world. You’ll have the chance to explore diverse business disciplines, carve out your own career path, spend an optional year on a work placement or studying abroad, and even graduate with a new language under your belt.

We’ve been offering this course at Hertfordshire for more than 50 years, continually evolving our curriculum to make sure our graduates are highly employable and exceptionally well-equipped for the modern business world. What hasn’t changed is our creative mix of academic study, skills development and practical training – the key strength of this prestigious business studies degree.

The First Year of this degree is designed to give you a strong, broad business foundation, developing sought-after skills and a real appreciation of the challenges facing organisations today. In the Second and Final Years, you can tailor your degree to your own interests, studying options in accounting and finance, human resource management, information technology, management science or marketing. You’ll also have the option of studying one of five languages.

You’ll be taught by Hertfordshire Business School’s respected academic team, who’ve built excellent contacts with a huge variety of innovative organisations. Together, their insights have shaped a degree curriculum that gives you exactly the skills today’s employers are looking for.

These strong relationships with industry have also created exciting placement opportunities and many Hertfordshire students choose to take a year-long work placement between their Second and Final Years, gaining valuable practical experience. Our industry partners also give guest lectures and sponsor student competitions and prizes.

This is a very flexible business studies degree with a wide range of optional modules covering many different business disciplines. You’ll have the opportunity to explore everything from strategic leadership and performance management to ethics, enterprise and creative problem solving. Many modules have a strong global outlook, while others examine trends in technology.

Languages are always a valuable asset and you can choose to study French, German, Spanish, Mandarin or Japanese, as well spend an optional year studying at one of Hertfordshire’s partner universities in Europe, North America or Asia.

Why choose this course?

  • Study at a leading business-facing university.
  • Get a powerful understanding of how businesses operate today.
  • Tailor your studies around the areas that interest you most or follow a generalist business route.
  • Gain valuable experience by studying abroad for a year or taking a practical work placement.
  • Combine business studies with one of five languages, adding a stand-out skill to your CV.

Entry requirements…

96-112 UCAS points from qualifications which include a minimum of two 4 unit qualifications (e.g. A Levels), one 8 unit qualification (e.g. Pearson BTEC Diploma) or one 12 unit qualification (e.g. Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma).

GCSE Maths and English at Grade C (Grade 4 if completed from 2017 onwards).

‘All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English and International Foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.

For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page.’

For more details on the University of Hertfordshire’s entry requirements, please visit our Undergraduate Entry Requirements page.

If you are planning to take a language as part of your degree, please refer to the Business School languages page to check your eligibility.

N.B. We have expressed our entry requirements within a tariff range. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (if applicable) together with your applications as a whole, including work experience and personal statement, and may make an offer at any point within the stated tariff range.

Key staff

Ms Kerry McKay
Deputy Programme Leader

Ms Wendy Yellowley
Programme Leader

Professional Accreditations

We’ve developed our BA Business Studies in close collaboration with several leading professional bodies, making sure our modules meet their rigorous requirements.

These include the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Depending which modules you choose, you can apply for exemptions from these organisations’ professional exams.