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Business and Management

BA (Hons)

Key facts


UCAS code

N200

Start dates

January 2019 / September 2019 / January 2020 / September 2020

Location

Headington

Course length

Full time: 3 years, or 4 with work placement

Part time: up to 8 years

Department

Oxford Brookes Business School

Accreditation(s)

Accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development Programme Accreditation System (EPAS)

UCAS Tariff Points

112

  • EPAS - EFMD Programme Accreditation System

Overview


Our Business and Management degree is an engaging and interactive course. You will develop the skills and understanding you need to succeed in a wide range of business careers.

You will explore business issues in realistic contexts. You will apply business theory in the real world and develop your own:

  • perspectives
  • critical awareness
  • and sensitivity to diverse global issues.

Our teaching staff have considerable experience and links with industry and publish in leading academic journals. We also invite leading professionals to come and give guest lectures.

In your first year you will study a range of modules which enable you to make informed module choices in your second year. To offer you flexibility, after your first year you can switch to one of our two other courses: 

Oxford Brookes University is ranked 30 for Business Management and Marketing (Guardian University Subject League Table 2019). A rise of 13 places.

How to apply


Typical offers

UCAS Tariff Points: 112

A Level: BBC

IB Points: 30

BTEC: DMM

Wherever possible we make our conditional offers using the UCAS Tariff. This combination of A-level grades would be just one way of achieving the UCAS Tariff points for this course.

If you don’t achieve the required tariff points you can apply to join a foundation course or international foundation course to help to reach the required level for entry onto this degree.

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

GCSE: Mathematics (grade C/grade 4 or above) and English (grade C/grade 4 or above)

AS-levels will be recognised in place of a maximum of 1 A-level (may include 12-unit vocational A-level). Key skills are not required but would be a positive feature of an application, as would free-standing AS-levels such as Critical Thinking.

The programme welcomes for consideration applications from applicants with non-standard qualifications.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

International qualifications and equivalences

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English requirements for visas

If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.

Pathways courses for international and EU students

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this degree, or if you would like more preparation before you start, you can take an international foundation course. Once you enrol, you will have a guaranteed pathway to this degree if you pass your foundation course with the required grades.

If you only need to meet the language requirements, you can take our pre-sessional English course. You will develop key language and study skills for academic success and you will not need to take an external language test to progress to your degree.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Many of our courses consider applications for entry with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutors. 

If you would like more information about whether or not you may be eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree or foundation degree, please contact our Admissions team.

We operate the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Application process

Full time Home / EU applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home / EU applicants

Apply direct to the University

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time applicants can also apply through UCAS

Tuition fees


Please see the fees note
Home/EU Full Time
£9,250

Home/EU Part Time
£750 per single module

Home/EU sandwich (placement)
£1,380

International full time
£13,630

International sandwich (placement)
£4,000

Home/EU Full Time
£9,250 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

Home/EU Part Time
£1,155 per single module

Home/EU sandwich (placement)
£1,380 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

International full time
£14,100

International sandwich (placement)
£4,000

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees


2019/20
Home/EU Full Time
£9,250

Home/EU Part Time
£750 per single module

Home/EU sandwich (placement)
£1,380

International full time
£13,630

International sandwich (placement)
£4,000

2020/21
Home/EU Full Time
£9,250 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

Home/EU Part Time
£1,155 per single module

Home/EU sandwich (placement)
£1,380 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

International full time
£14,100

International sandwich (placement)
£4,000

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

Additional costs

It's your responsibility to purchase core texts and cover print/binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.

Learning and assessment


In Year 1 you will learn about business and management. You will focus on the international environment and the application of theory to practice. 

You will study topics such as: 

  • contemporary business issues 
  • nature of responsible management
  • significance of enterprise
  • your personal development plan.

The development of your core management skills begins in the first year and includes: 

  • problem solving
  • communication
  • IT skills.

In Year 2 the core compulsory modules build on the knowledge you gained in the first year. You will:

  • take a module to enhance your employability skills
  • engage in the skills of project management using a live project
  • select optional modules in consultation with your adviser.

In the final year you will integrate, extend and critique the knowledge you have gained. You will work independently and with peers. You will research and practically apply your learning.

Students in lecture hall

Study modules

Year 1

Exploring International Business and Management (2 module credits)*

Accounting and Financial Information*

Digital Technology and Maths for Business*

Business in Society*

The Entrepreneur*

Choose 2 modules from this list*

Foundations of Marketing, Exploring Economics, Raising Individual Financial Awareness, Work, Employment and Globalisation, Plus language options.

Year 2

Organisational Behaviour and Management*

Managing Business Projects*

Applied Financial Skills*

Environmentally Sustainable Business*

Developing Employability Skills*

Live Client Strategy Project*

Choose 2 modules from this list

Corporate and Business Law, Creativity and Innovation, Independent Study in Business, International Markets and Competition, Introduction to People Management, Managing Business Operations, Managing Non-Profit Organisations, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Marketing Management, Plus language options.

Year 3 (optional placement year)

Optional Work Placement Year (includes a Placement Search and Preparation module in your second year)

The work placement is a great opportunity to enhance your CV, preparing you for future employment. You will gain commercial and practical experience, and many students are offered graduate positions by their placement employer. Recently, students have enjoyed inspiring and intellectually challenging positions at IBM, Aldi, BMW, Dyson, Ernst & Young, GlaxoSmithKline, Nestlé and PayPal. During your placement there is a fee which is paid to the university (see tuition fees for more details). It covers the cost of your placement tutor, and the support we provide whilst looking for a placement position and during your placement role. Whilst on your placement you will still be classed as a student. You will be paid a financially sustainable salary which will vary depending on your role, company and location.

Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)

Critical Enquiry Research Project (2 module credits) (Honours)*

Managing Careers (Honours)

Strategic Management (Honours)

Business Ethics (Honours)

Choose 3 module credits from this list *

Contemporary Issues in Finance, Entrepreneurial Business Management (2 module credits), Independent Study, International Marketing, Leading and Managing Change, Perspectives on International Management, Contemporary Issues in International HRM, Business at the Cutting Edge, Coaching in the Workplace, Business Governance and Human Rights.

* = Required

Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from that shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.

Learning and teaching

We believe learning should be exciting as well as challenging. We encourage you to take an active approach to your studies. 

Teaching methods include:  

  • problem-solving classes
  • Dragons’ Den-type assessments involving local employers
  • sessions working with actors to develop presentation skills.

At the Business School we want you to enjoy developing the skills you will need to succeed in the competitive business world.

Later in the course more emphasis is placed on learning specialist knowledge. 

We aim to provide opportunities for you to work with business professionals. For example, using guest speakers and live cases from the business community. 

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Placement
  • Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.)

Year 1

  • Lectures and seminars - 16%
  • Placement - 0%
  • Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.) - 84%

Year 2

  • Lectures and seminars - 15%
  • Placement - 0%
  • Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.) - 85%

Year 3 (optional placement year)

  • Lectures and seminars - 1%
  • Placement - 99%
  • Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.) - 0%

Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)

  • Lectures and seminars - 19%
  • Placement - 0%
  • Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.) - 81%

Learning and teaching percentages are indicative. There may be slight year-on-year variations.

Assessment

Assessment methods used on this course

We pay particular attention to when and how feedback is given to support your learning. 

We make use of a range of feedback methods, including: 

  • audio
  • face-to-face
  • written feedback.

Assessment includes a mix of written exams, practical exams, and coursework.  

Most teaching and assessment activities take place between Mondays and Fridays, 9am to 7pm. There may be occasions when such activities may fall outside of these hours.

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams

Year 1

  • Written exams - 14%
  • Coursework - 80%
  • Practical exams - 6%

Year 2

  • Written exams - 24%
  • Coursework - 76%
  • Practical exams - 0%

Year 3 (optional placement year)

  • Written exams - 0%
  • Coursework - 50%
  • Practical exams - 50%

Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)

  • Written exams - 12%
  • Coursework - 88%
  • Practical exams - 0%

Assessment method percentages are indicative. There may be slight year-on-year variations.

Study Abroad


You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.

After you graduate


Career prospects

This course will enable you to secure positions in a range of settings, such as a multinational business, a major charity, education, health care or government, nationally or internationally. Many of our students go on to graduate training schemes in international companies such as Aldi, AC Nielsen, IBM, Virgin Mobile, Intel, Yell Ltd, O2 and Dell. Our Careers Centre will support you in finding the right job for you.

Our Staff


John Bancroft

John is currently a module leader across a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules. He is also a subject coordinator for the postgraduate Business and Management MSc programmes.

Read more about John

Kate Maguire

Kate is one of two subject coordinators for the postgraduate Business and Management programmes. She is a module leader for both postgraduate and undergraduate modules.

Read more about Kate

Free language courses


Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.

Information from Unistats


Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.