BA (Hons) Business & Management (with Foundation Year)

Course details

  • UCAS CodeW3L7
  • Year of entry 2022
  • Duration 4 YRS (FT)
  • UCAS Tariff 48-72
  • Institution Code G53
  • Location Wrexham
*Subject to validation
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Course Highlights

Bronze member

of the Business Graduates Association with access to a range of benefits including consultative services and the BGA eLearning hub

Industrial placement

year option at Level 5

Achieve

a Level 5 CMI Diploma in leadership & management upon graduation

Why choose this course?

Our BA Business & Management degree is designed to produce graduates with the skills to meets employers’ needs in the contemporary business world and who are ready to build a successful business career.

Students will:

  • Gain a broad insight into the world of business and management from academics and industry professionals with a wealth of experience.
  • Acquire the knowledge and abilities not only to become an effective business manager but also the entrepreneurialism to develop their own business.
  • Gain an understanding of management, business operations, corporate strategy, business law and human resources.
  • Undertake a work placement to gain practical work experience.
  • Upon graduating also achieve a Level 5 Diploma/Certificate in Leadership & Management from the Chartered Management Institute worth over £1,300 at no extra cost.
  • Benefit from Wrexham Glyndŵr University being a Bronze Member of the Business Graduates Association with access to a range of benefits including consultative services and the BGA eLearning hub. 

  You can also study this course as a three year degree (without foundation year) BA (Hons) Business and Management  UCAS code: 8BR6

Key course features

  • The Business School has excellent links with professional bodies and business experts who enhance our teaching with guest lectures.
  • Work placement opportunities are available to all of our students who demonstrate a good standard of engagement and professionalism during their studies.
  • All students gain first-hand experience of applying their knowledge as they work with real businesses on a relevant projects.
  • This degree is accredited by the CMI, all our graduating students will also receive a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management from the CMI worth over £1,300 at no additional expense.

What you will study

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)

MODULES

  • Fundamentals of HRM
  • The Skills You Need
  • Fundamentals of Business
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Contextual Studies
  • Fundamentals of Finance

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

MODULES

  • Introduction to Management & Business
  • Introduction to Business Finance & Accounting
  • Human Resource Management in Context
  • Marketing Essentials
  • Business Communication Skills
  • Business Analytics

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

MODULES

  • Sustainable Planning and Development
  • International Business and Trade
  • Managing Corporate Risk and Crime
  • Digital Business Strategy
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Agile Leadership
  • Optional Industrial Placement

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)

MODULES

  • Strategic Marketing
  • Strategic Management
  • International HRM
  • Employment Law
  • Dissertation

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Entry requirements & applying

Our general requirement for the foundation year is 48-72 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications, as well as motivation and potential to succeed.

Teaching & Assessment

Students are assessed in a variety of ways over the course of their undergraduate studies. The balance between the different forms of assessment is determined by the different aims and learning outcomes of the core and option modules. Assessment methods include academic essays, presentations, reports, simulation exercises and examinations.  

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Teaching methods include workshop-based core skills modules, lectures by practitioners, student-led seminars and guided research.

Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through the feedback given to students, which takes several forms including small group and one-to-one discussions.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.

Career prospects

Our Careers and Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

Business careers are available in pretty much every sector you can think of; all industries need strong leaders, managers, financial advisors and market-savvy decision-makers. For many of our Business & Management graduates, however, the traditional pathways still hold a strong appeal – including careers in the banking and financial sectors, consultancy, human resources and marketing roles.

Fees & funding

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s tuition fees for 2022/23 for a full-time undergraduate degree course are £9000 per year.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages. You will also find information about what your fees include in the FAQs.

Accommodation

If you’re looking for a place to stay while you study then take a look at our accommodation pages to get more information on your options, including our on-campus halls of residence Wrexham Village.

Subject to validation

Courses shown as “subject to validation” are new courses which are in development and the details of these courses are in the process of being finalised through the approval cycle, known as the ‘validation’ process. As soon as the programmes are validated the details of the course will be confirmed. The majority of new courses that are still ‘subject to validation’ are approved by the validation process; however, this is not guaranteed and should the course not go ahead as planned, or be significantly amended, you will be informed by the university and assistance will be provided to those who have been offered a place to find a suitable alternative course either at Wrexham Glyndwr University or at another provider.

International

If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.

For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section