Business Management Logistics and Retail

BSc single honours or in combination with another subject. Business Management 2016/17

Business Management / Business Management (Retail)

This is a three-year degree, or two-year diploma, programme designed for those who want to prepare for a career in general management. It is particularly suitable for students who are looking for a career in the service, retail and public sectors. Broadstairs is a comparatively small campus and has a cosmopolitan and friendly atmosphere. Although most students are from the UK, students from elsewhere in the EU and from overseas find it particularly attractive.

Also available is BSc (Hons) Business Management (Retail). This programme allows students to develop an understanding of this area without following a degree devoted entirely to the subject. All business programmes at Broadstairs are essentially practical in nature. They are assessed by a range of methods but do not feature formal examinations. A particularly innovative feature is the link with local organisations in the final stage of the degree provided by the Problem Orientated Project module.

The first year is common to all business programmes. It does not assume any prior knowledge of business subjects and so introduces students to some of the main themes of the programme. It includes introductory modules in business accounting, economics, management science, marketing and organisational management. There is also a module designed to make sure students are familiar with the skills, techniques and computer software they will be using both during their time at university and afterwards in their chosen careers. At the end of the first year, it is quite straightforward for students to change degree pathways if they wish.

Year 2 involves core subjects and a number of options to make a total of six modules. All students study Leadership and Management. The options include Business in Society, e-Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management Accounting, Operations Management, Project Management, Retail Management, and Supply Chain Management. The exact combination of core and optional modules depends on the chosen degree.

The final year involves studying business aspects from a more strategic viewpoint. Strategic finance, human resource management and planning are explored. Students also have the opportunity to examine a reallife organisational problem. A wide range of organisations from across the region support us in doing this. It is not work-placement, but an opportunity to operate as a junior manager might do and put into practice what has been studied at university. The organisations include local and regional authorities, national retailers, charities and sole traders.

Our students find their degree a significant advantage when selecting a career. The combination of academic study and practical assessments is readily appreciated by potential employers.

Among the occupations our recent graduates are now following are air traffic control, airline pilot, armed forces, banking, project management, retail management and teaching. Many of our recent overseas graduates have moved directly into management positions in their home countries. These degrees are also an ideal basis for continued study at Masters level in a range of related business disciplines.

Single Honours Modules

Year 1

Core:

  • Business Accounting
  • Developing Graduate Skills
  • Introduction to Management Science
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • People in Organisations

Year 2

Core:

  • Leadership and Management

Choose options from:

  • Business in Society
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Corporate Financial Accounting
  • e-Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management Accounting
  • Management of Operations
  • Project Management
  • Retail Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Year 3

Core:

  • Exploring Strategy

Choose options from:

  • Entrepreneurship in the Global Marketplace
  • Financial Strategy
  • International Business
  • International Marketing
  • Problem-Orientated Project (40 credits)
  • Public Relations
  • Service Management
  • Strategic issues in HRM

Combined Honours Modules

Year 1

Core:

  • Business Accounting
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • People in Organisations

Year 2

Core:

  • Leadership and Management

Choose options from:

  • Business in Society
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Corporate Financial Accounting
  • e-Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management Accounting
  • Management of Operations
  • Project Management
  • Retail Management

Year 3

Choose options from:

  • Entrepreneurship in the Global Marketplace
  • Exploring Strategy
  • Financial Strategy
  • International Business
  • International Marketing
  • Problem-Orientated Project (40 credits)
  • Public Relations
  • Service Management
  • Strategic issues in HRM

The number of options selected in Years 2 and 3 will depend on the proportion of the degree devoted to Business Management.

In response to student demand almost all of the Level 5 and Level 6 Business Management modules are available as options to Combined Honours students but their ability to attend these is of course dependant on the modules of their other discipline.

Business Management (Logistics) Single Honours Modules

Year 1

Core:

  • Business Accounting
  • Developing Graduate Skills
  • Introduction to Management Science
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • People in Organisations

Year 2

Core:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Management of Operations
  • Project Management
  • Leadership and Management

Choose options from:

  • Business in Society
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Corporate Financial Accounting
  • e-Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management Accounting
  • Retail Management

Year 3

Core:

  • Logistics
  • Exploring Strategy

Choose options from:

  • Entrepreneurship in the Global Marketplace
  • Financial Strategy
  • International Business
  • International Marketing
  • Problem-Orientated Project (40 credits)
  • Public Relations
  • Service Management
  • Strategic issues in HRM

Year 1 modules are common to all Business Management programmes. They give an introduction to a range of core business subjects.

Year 2 modules generally focus on key operational areas whilst at Year 3 the focus is on strategic issues.

Business Management (Retail) Single Honours Modules

Year 1

Core:

  • Business Accounting
  • Developing Graduate Skills
  • Introduction to Management Science
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • People in Organisations

Year 2

Core:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Retail Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Choose options from:

  • Business in Society
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Corporate Financial Accounting
  • e-Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management Accounting
  • Management of Operations
  • Project Management

Year 3

Core:

  • Strategic Retailing
  • Exploring Strategy

Choose options from:

  • Entrepreneurship in the Global Marketplace
  • Financial Strategy
  • International Business
  • International Marketing
  • Problem-Orientated Project (40 credits)
  • Public Relations
  • Service Management
  • Strategic issues in HRM

Year 1 modules are common to all Business Management programmes. They give an introduction to a range of core business subjects.

Year 2 modules generally focus on key operational areas whilst at Year 3 the focus is on strategic issues.

Fees

The 2015/16 and 2016/17 annual tuition fees for this course are:

 UK/EUOverseas*
Full-time

£9,000**

£11,000

Part-time

N/A

N/A

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

UK/EU full-time tuition fees for this course are set in line with the current maximum regulated tuition fee levels permitted by the UK Government.

Overseas full-time tuition fees for this course may be subject to an annual inflationary increase in every year where the course lasts more than one year. 

*Overseas fee scholarships may be available for eligible students. For further information please contact fees@canterbury.ac.uk or the International Office: ipo@canterbury.ac.uk .

**Full-time courses which have a Foundation Year 0 will have a 2015/16 and 2016/17 UK/EU tuition fee of £6,000 in Year 0.

Further information

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students on courses are expected to meet. 

Read further information about the general additional costs which apply to courses at Canterbury Christ Church University.

The intention is to develop students into self-motivated and reflective learners. Knowledge of a subject is developed through lectures, presentations, reading and case studies. Understanding of a subject is further developed through discussion, seminars, practical investigation, tutorials, research and exercises.

The programme has a distinctly practical approach. All modules are assessed by coursework. Each module has a maximum of three assignments. These consist of essays, individual and group reports, individual and group presentations, technical assignments and computer-based assignments. Group assignments include an element of peer assessment in order that varying levels of contribution may be acknowledged.

Fact file

UCAS code

  • N200 Business Management
  • N201 Business Management (DipHE)
  • N240 Business Management (Retail)
  • N241 Business Management (Retail) (DipHE)
  • JN9F Music Production and Business Management

Length

  • 3 years full time (2 years for the DipHE)

Entry requirements

Location

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