University of Highlands and Islands Business School

University of Highlands and Islands Business School

Business and Management BA (Hons)

This programme is a high quality, broad-based qualification which provides the fundamental knowledge and skills required for the contemporary business environment.

In this ambiguous global economy this programme will enable students to not only consider business holistically, but also undertake complex problem solving – comprehending the interconnectedness of decision making; and effectively communicating those decisions to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

In years one and two, a programme of core modules is followed to ensure that a solid foundation is laid down. In years three and four you can choose to study for a generic degree in business and management or you can focus on one particular aspect such as human resource management, finance, marketing, enterprise, digital communication or tourism. This will allow you to exit at the end of the fourth year with a themed award, for example: Business Management with Human Resource Management.

Special features

  • Due to strong links with employers, there are numerous opportunities for experiential learning, such as placements, research projects, live case studies and guest speakers, enabling students to apply their learning in a relevant business context.
  • The programme offers flexibility for students to develop specific knowledge and expertise in key business areas such as marketing, enterprise, human resources management, digital communication and finance.
  • In the final year, as an alternative to a dissertation, students can undertake a critically evaluated business plan which can be used to launch a business venture.
  • The honours year offers flexibility of delivery for those students wishing to take up employment opportunities at the end of year three, by offering on-line supported modules.
  • Upon completion, students will be eligible to apply for Associate membership of the Chartered Management Institute.

Entry requirements

  • 3 Scottish Highers at grade C or above OR
  • 2 A levels at grade C or above
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements but with considerable relevant work experience are encouraged to apply