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UCAS code:

5T11

Location(s):

London South East Colleges (Bromley)
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Overview

The degree is designed to prepare people for active participation in the management of business.

It includes building a wide range of personal skills and the experience demanded by employers.

Studying for a higher education award in business will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to establish a career in business. BSc (Hons) Business is a full-time programme offered with Canterbury Christ Church University.

It is a three-year programme, with the first two years of study taking place at Bromley College and the final year either at Bromley College or at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Why study Business Studies?

The course is for those looking to understand the business environment and gain a comprehensive and specialised range of knowledge of business. You may be taking your first degree or adding to existing skills. If you want to enhance your skills and employability, or whatever your situation or career goals may be then a business degree is for you.

Find out more about Business Studies at London South East Colleges.

For further information please email HE@lsec.ac.uk

Entry requirements

72 UCAS tariff points from at least 2 A levels or equivalent, and five GCSEs grades A*-C including English and maths.

Additional Entry Requirements

Mature applicants, without the normal entry requirements, are encouraged to apply and will be accepted if there is evidence of their ability to succeed.

More information about entry requirements.

72
UCAS Points

All about the course

You will study a range of modules that will give you a board and balance knowledge of business. Students will develop their own interests as the course progresses, with these interests potentially forming the basis of your Year 3 Dissertation Research Project. This will provide you with a personalised pathway to focus your career interests.

Fact: The University Centre at Bromley College was awarded ‘Confidence’ at a QAA review in 2016

Module information

Please note that the list of optional modules and their availability may be subject to change. We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. Modules will vary when studied in combination with another subject.

Core/optional modules

How you’ll learn

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 student feedback.

To enhance student learning your module tutor may direct you towards specific readings and/or activities to complete before class.

All programmes are informed by the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy 2015-2022.

When not attending lectures, seminars, workshops or other timetabled sessions you will continue learning through self-study. Typically, this involves reading journal articles and books, undertaking research in the library, working on projects, and preparing for coursework assignments/examinations, workshops and seminars.

Each module will involve 200 hours of work with 50 of these being contact time (lectures and seminars) and the rest self-directed study which includes preparation for and the production of assessments. Students will typically have around 12 contact hours per week with additional academic tutoring outside of these hours.

Our classes are delivered in smaller groups, enabling students to learn and develop understanding using more formative assessments.

Modules are split over two semesters with 60 credits studied on each semester, with the exception of modules that 40 credit-bearing, such as the Dissertation Research Project. Delivery of most modules will typically consist of a 4 hours in total, with one-hour interactive lecture and a two hours seminar/workshop, and one hour follow up tutorial per week. There is also contact time allocated to provide students with further tutorial support outside of the classroom.

Our faculty staff have a wide range of industry and academic experience and deliver the vast majority of lectures and seminars. We recognise the importance of continuing professional development and the accreditation of awards relating to the HE Sector, such as HEA recognition.

How you’ll be assessed

The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally contains at least one piece of practice or 'formative' assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark.

There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

 

Feedback

You will receive feedback on all practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the module leader. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.

We aim to provide you with feedback within 10 working days of hand-in (practice assessment) and 15 working days of hand-in (formal coursework assessment).

 

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows:

45% exams
40% coursework
10% presentation
5% practical exam

Your future career

A good BSc (Hons) Business award enables you to continue your studies towards a Master Degree or Membership of professional institutions in areas such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) or the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). You will be equipped with skills to enter into a corporate business career, start your own business or enter into more creative industries. The good thing about a business degree is that it can open the door to many opportunities.

Fees

For more information, please visit www.lsec.ac.uk

Professional accreditation

The University Centre recognises the importance of professional body accreditation, to ensure that not only do we deliver well researched courses, but also that our students meet the professional expectations of prospective employers and have the opportunity to gain professional body qualifications.

We also offer modules accredited by the Association of Project Management (APM). Our Project Management module was the first from a university to gain accreditation and exemption for its teaching and assessment.

The University Centre has accreditation with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The year two modules of Management and Leadership, Project Management, Management Accounting and Human Resource Management are accredited by the CMI and on successful completion you will be eligible for CMI Level 5 qualifications in Leadership and Management.

Industry links

A University Centre has close links with the college’s Business School and benefit from the Employers Advisory Board that has established partnerships with representatives from across the private and public sector. This encourages employer engagement as the Board engages in discussion about technical content of the curriculum and the development of wider employability skills, the provision of work placement opportunities, guest speakers, live case studies, and workplace visits.

Student undertaking a Work-Based Learning module, benefit form employer engagement in the development of their work promote future employability.

Facilities

The college recognises the additional support needs required by some students.  Support and guidance is available to students to assess their learning needs and eligibility.

Our students with ALS (Additional Learning Support) needs benefit from personalised learning support to help them successfully progress through their programme of study.

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UCAS code:

5T11

Location(s):

London South East Colleges (Bromley)
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