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

The major aim of the single honours Business Studies Programme is to provide a sound and relevant educational foundation for a range of professional careers in industry, commerce, the service sector and self-employment. The programmes offered at the Canterbury Campus develop an understanding of both the national and global dimensions of business management.

This programme provides students with the necessary tools for the critical evaluation of contemporary business systems enabling them to embark on a career in their chosen business field.

The programme offers a contemporary and future orientated analysis of the significant changes impacting on the global business environment. Due to the flexible nature of the framework of programmes in the Business School, students are able to select pathways appropriate to their developing interests as the programmes progress. This provides students with a personalised framework for the critical evaluation of contemporary business issues and their career development. The programme also enables students to develop transferable employability skills appropriate for career development within the business and management field.

There are five distinct pathways available to students taught wholly within the Business School: Business Studies with Accounting, Business Studies with Advertising, Business Studies with Entrepreneurship, Business Studies with Human Resource Management or Business Studies and/with Marketing.

Additionally, Business Studies can be combined with a wide range of other subjects in the joint/combined honours scheme.

Combined honours students in Year 1 follow modules in: Introduction to Financial Accounting, Contemporary Business Issues and Foundations of Management.

Single honours students and those combining Business Studies with other programmes from within the Business Suite also study: Marketing Principles and Practice, Business Environment and Applied Statistics.

All Year 2 students study a core module in Management and Leadership and Project Management (Accredited by the Association for Project Management) and may choose from a range of module options including: e-Business, International Financial Reporting, Retail Marketing, Human Resource Management, Knowledge Management, Retail Strategy, Research Methods, Developing Sustainable Enterprise and a Work Based Learning module.

In Year 3, all students follow a core module in Strategic Management and may choose from a range of module options including: Business Ethics, Financial Management, Individual Study, Marketing: Culture and Communication, Service Management, Knowledge Management, Retail Strategy, Research Project, and Public Relations.

If you are studying on a programme within the Business School, you have the opportunity to undertake a Professional Placement as an optional part of your degree. You spend the third year of a four year degree in a full-time, paid work placement with an employer. The University’s Career Development service will support you in finding suitable work placements and you will also receive tutorial support from an academic member of staff throughout the year. This is a very valuable opportunity. It contributes to your professional development by giving you experience of handling business and management issues in a real environment and adds to your employability prospects on graduation. You can register on the programme at the end of your first year.

Successful graduates are equipped to enter a range of professional and business careers. Graduate employment has included accountancy, financial service, retailing, leisure management, marketing, human resource and public sector management. The programme also prepares students for postgraduate study.

The Erasmus Exchange Programme provides opportunities for students to study in Europe for part of the degree.

Single Honours Modules

Year 1

Core:

  • People Management in the 21st Century
  • Contemporary Business Issues
  • Financial Accounting for Business
  • Marketing Principles & Practice
  • Economics
  • Applied Statistics for Business and Management

Year 2

Core:

  • Management and Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Human Resource Management

Choose three options from:

  • Accounting for Business
  • e-Business
  • Developing Sustainable Enterprise
  • Research Methods
  • Retail Marketing
  • Work Based Learning

Year 3

Core:

  • Strategic Management
  • Financial Management

Choose four options from:

  • Business Ethics
  • Dissertation (40 credits)
  • Individual Study
  • Knowledge Management
  • Marketing: Culture and Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Retail Strategy
  • Service Management

Combined Honours Modules

Year 1

Core:

  • People Management in the 21st Century
  • Contemporary Business Issues
  • Financial Accounting for Business

Year 2

Core:

  • Management and Leadership
  • Project Management

Students combining Business Studies with Accounting will take International Financial Reporting not Accounting for Business

Choose up to three options from:

  • Accounting for Business
  • e-Business
  • Developing Sustainable Enterprise
  • Human Resource Management
  • Research Methods
  • Retail Marketing
  • Work Based Learning

Year 3

Core:

  • Strategic Management
  • Financial Management

Choose options from:

  • Business Ethics
  • Dissertation (40 Credits)
  • Individual Study
  • Knowledge Management
  • Marketing: Culture and Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Retail Strategy
  • Service Management

Fees

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

 UK/EUOverseas*
Full-time

£9,000**

£11,000

Full-time
(placement year or year abroad)

£1,350

UK/EU students who choose the full-time course with the Professional Placement Year as an option will be charged a UK/EU tuition fee of £1,350 during that year.

Price on application

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.

Our teaching supports students in reaching their potential in the course. We recognise the diversity of learning styles and techniques they will use and offer a variety of means through which they can engage with the subject: lectures, seminars, discussions; presentations, visiting speakers, digital materials; coursework and tutorials. We offer timely feedback from tutors. We also value the learning from students’ experiences with other work and organisations and support their reflections on their academic and personal development. We encourage them to develop skills relevant to life and work as well as for academic study. Typically, teaching takes place in face-to-face mode and in on-line environments and is informed by students’ feedback.

A broad range of assessment is included in students’ studies and may include report and essay writing, reflective and critical assignment and research activities, case study and individual and group studies. Examinations may be used to recognise end of module achievement, particularly where professional body accreditation is offered, and may involve unseen or open-book exercises.

Our degree in Business Studies has a 100% overall student satisfaction rating (National Student Survey, 2015).

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