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Business Management

BA (Hons) / BSc (Hons) - combined

Oxford Brookes Business School

This Business Management course, combined with another subject, will prepare you for a career in a wide range of organisations. You will develop the necessary skills and a broad knowledge of business and management to enable you to add value to an organisation right from the start of your career.

We've reviewed our combinations for this course for 2018 entry - please check the current list of combined honours options in 'Combining this course with another subject'

Typical offers

UCAS Tariff points: 112

Available start dates

September 2018 / September 2019

Teaching location

Headington Campus

Course length

  • Full time: 3 years, or 4 if a work placement is chosen
  • Part time: up to 8 years

For full application details, please see the 'How to apply / Entry requirements' section.

  • You will be well-prepared for a wide variety of careers across the range of subjects you have studied, from a general career in business to a specialised area such as sports management or publishing.
  • You will develop the skills and knowledge to prepare you for a career in a wide range of leading national and international business organisations.
  • You will be taught by staff who bring considerable experience and links with industry to their teaching. Leading professionals give guest lectures, providing you with an insight into today’s dynamic global business environment.
  • It is an exciting time to join our Business School as we have recently moved to new premises at our Headington Campus. The university has invested £30m to provide a new home for the Business School, including a lecture theatre, teaching rooms, social learning space and a café. This gives you first-class learning spaces close to university facilities, student halls and the city centre.

On this course you will develop the organisational competences and business awareness needed for a successful career in your chosen field. 

 
In Year 1 you will learn about the fundamentals that provide a firm basis for your study of the dynamic field of business and management.
 
In Year 2 you will gain a broad-based knowledge of business strategy and organisational behaviour. You will study options in areas such as marketing, finance, human resource management and enterprise and entrepreneurship, or ethics and sustainability. 
 
In your final year you choose from a broad range of modules, as well as focusing on a business and management synoptic module, which includes a focus on key employability skills.
 

Study modules

Please see the course structure chart.

 
As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the module list you choose from may differ from the ones listed here.

Work placements

You can spend your third year on a work placement, which 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.

Our students have enjoyed exciting and challenging positions at Microsoft, IBM, Aldi, BMW, Dyson, Ernst & Young, GlaxoSmithKline, Nestlé, PayPal and a host of other global organisations. We encourage you to study abroad for a semester during the course at one of our partner institutions in North America, Europe, Asia or Australia.

During your placement there is a fee which is paid to the university. 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.

For more information about the fees please go to the Fees/Funding section.

Free language courses for students - the Open Module

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.

Please note that the free language courses are not available if you are:

  • studying at a Brookes partner college
  • studying on any of our teacher education courses or postgraduate education courses.

Essential purchases

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.

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.

Teaching and learning

On this course your learning experience will be exciting as well as challenging. We want you to enjoy developing the skills you will need to succeed in the competitive business world.

You will have the opportunity to take part in seminars, workshops, discussions, problem-solving classes, Dragons’ Den-type assessments involving local employers, and sessions working with actors to develop your presentation skills. There will also be opportunities to work with business professionals, for example guest speakers, and live cases from the business community.

Time spent in different learning activities

Year Lectures, seminars or similar Independent study Placement
1 18%82%0%
2 20%80%0%
3 20%80%0%
Year Lectures, seminars or similar Independent study Placement
1 16%84%0%
2 16%84%0%
3 19%81%0%
Year Lectures, seminars or similar Independent study Placement
1 22%78%0%
2 22%78%0%
3 (sandwich year)0%0%100%
4 15%85%0%
Year Lectures, seminars or similar Independent study Placement
1 23%77%0%
2 18%82%0%
3 13%87%0%
Year Lectures, seminars or similar Independent study Placement
1 16%84%0%
2 16%84%0%
3 16%84%0%
Year Lectures, seminars or similar Independent study Placement
1 18%82%0%
2 17%83%0%
3 20%80%0%

Approach to assessment

Students are assessed by a wide variety of methods and 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 and face-to-face as well as written feedback.

Breakdown of assessment methods used on this course

Year Written exams Practical exams Coursework
1 8%0%93%
2 8%0%93%
3 0%0%100%
Year Written exams Practical exams Coursework
1 14%6%80%
2 0%0%100%
3 6%3%91%
Year Written exams Practical exams Coursework
1 19%0%81%
2 31%0%69%
3 (sandwich year)0%0%100%
4 0%0%100%
Year Written exams Practical exams Coursework
1 46%6%48%
2 35%0%65%
3 25%0%75%
Year Written exams Practical exams Coursework
1 26%6%68%
2 11%0%89%
3 19%0%81%
Year Written exams Practical exams Coursework
1 14%16%70%
2 13%10%78%
3 0%13%88%

Tuition fees

Home/EU - full time fee: 2018/19: £9,250

Home/EU - part time fee: 2018/19: £750 per single module

Home/EU - sandwich placement fee: 2018/19: £1,380

International - full time: 2017/18: £13,100 2018/19: £13,360

International - sandwich placement fee: 2017/18: £3,840 2018/19: £3,920

*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 in the 'This course in detail' window above.

Questions about fees?
Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088
finance-fees@brookes.ac.uk

Funding and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see:

Typical offers

UCAS Tariff points: 112

A-Level: BBC

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.

IB Diploma: 30 points

BTEC: DMM

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. For combined honours, normally the offer will lie between the offers quoted for each subject.

Specific entry requirements

GCSE: Mathematics (grade B preferred) and English (grade C or above)

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 and EU applications

Preparation courses for International and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help students meet the academic and English language entry requirements for their courses and also familiarise them with university life.

Find out more about the international foundation pathways we offer and our pre-sessional English language courses.

Country specific entry requirements

If you are studying outside the UK, for more details about your specific country entry requirements, translated information and local representatives who can help you to apply, please have a look at our country specific information pages.

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.

How to apply

Full-time students should apply for this course through UCAS.

 Part-time students should apply directly to the university.

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

Oxford Brookes operates 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.

Why Oxford is a great place to study this course

As one of the most famous cities in the world, Oxford is a great place to be a student. One in five people in the city is a student, so places, events, amenities and facilities are geared towards university life. Find out all about being a student in Oxford on our Student Life pages.  

Oxford has a growing hi-tech community with many businesses located in the city and surrounding area. It is just over an hour from the hub of business life in London, The City, with easy access to international airports. The Business School is currently located at the Wheatley campus, which is easily accessible on the inter-campus Brookes bus. 

Specialist facilities

At Headington we have developed outstanding facilities. Our John Henry Brookes Building is the most significant project in the history of Oxford Brookes University. Set at the heart of our Headington campus, it has been designed for the future of higher education and has transformed the experiences of our students and the entire University community. Find out more about the John Henry Brookes Building.

The Clerici Building has undergone a huge redevelopment creating a new home for the Business School, including a lecture theatre, teaching rooms, social learning spaces and a café. It also provides a new Main Hall and a vibrant gateway into the Headington Campus. With these innovative spaces, students and staff can interact and collaborate in first-class facilities.

General support services

Supporting your learning

From academic advisers and support co-ordinators to specialist subject librarians and other learning support staff, we want to ensure that you get the best out of your studies.

Personal support services

We want your time at Brookes to be as enjoyable and successful as possible. That's why we provide all the facilities you need to be relaxed, happy and healthy throughout your studies.

Career prospects

Taking a combined honours degree prepares you for a wide variety of careers. By utilising the knowledge you gain and the skills you develop from the business management element and a more specialised area  such as film studies, politics, or sport, coaching and physical education - you will be well equipped to turn an existing passion in to a rewarding career. Our Careers Centre will provide support in finding the right job for you after graduation.

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  • Course downloads

  • Undergraduate Business Degrees brochure 2018 - PDF
  • Course Structure Chart: Business Management