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Business Management

Pearson College London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9000.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This is a business management degree with a difference: it’s designed, developed and delivered with our industry partners, including UnileverIBMPearson PLC and Direct Line Group. The world of business is brought to life with real-world learning through lectures, in-house seminars and workshops, taught by a team of tutors who are business-leaders and industry professionals.

Go beyond textbooks, be immersed with practical experiences and study within a FTSE 100 setting. You’ll learn business as it really is in the corporate and entrepreneurial world of London, through regular industry events, our in-house business incubator, guaranteed internships (subject to eligibility criteria) and talent development sessions. Previously, our students have pitched to Salesforce, met the directors of Direct Line Group and presented to Paul Polman, the CEO of Unilever. What's more, you can bring your ambitions to life including starting up your own company.

Welcome to the business degree where you're at the heart of the action, with course modules and practical experiences that are closely connected to industry. 

This is a business management degree with a difference: it’s designed, developed and delivered with our industry partners, including Unilever, IBM, Pearson PLC and Direct Line Group. The world of business is brought to life with real-world learning through lectures, in-house seminars and...

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Course Content

First year (level 4)

All Business Management students study the same core module in their first year. This module introduces you to key business topics in the context of a real organisation.

Core modules - Principles of Business 1 and 2

Principles of Business is made up of two 30 credit modules which complement each other: Principles of Business 1 and Principles of Business 2. These modules have been designed to give learners a holistic introduction to business.

In Principles of Business 1, learners will be made aware of the many interconnected core areas of business (such as strategy, finance, organisational behaviour, people management, and marketing) that need to be considered in successfully running an organisation. The assessment for this module is by an assignment and an exam. 

In Principles of Business 2, students will develop an integrated understanding of the operations of a business in the context of real organisations, to inspire them with a real interest in the discipline at the beginning of their degree study. This module proceeds in two parts. The first part consists of an experiential project, and in the second part, students will need to consider and reflect upon the key issues around strategy, leadership, governance and the ability to function as a team. The assessment for this module is by an assignment and a group presentation.

During the first term, you will be studying two further modules (compulsary by logisitics)

  • Professional Behaviours and Customer Management (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Research (15 credits)

Elective modules

During the second term you will be able to choose 30 credits from the indicative list below, so you can explore business and management broadly in your first year. 

  • Agile App Design for Business (15 credits)
  • Business Mathematics (15 credits)
  • Industry Studies 1 - Consumer Goods (15 credits)
  • International Business Regions 1 - Greater China (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Business Economics (15 credits)
  • Self-Managed Learning (30 credits)
  • Principles of Management Reporting and Decision Making (15 credits) - This module gives exemption to ACCA paper F2

 

Second year (level 5)

Once students have had exposure to the different areas of business in their first year then they can either choose or switch their specialism before the second year begins. We aim to have more industry involvement than any other Higher Education institution and you’ll really start to focus on building connections and gaining experience. There are lots of exciting industry projects from internships to trips abroad that you can be involved in.

Core modules

All Business Management students study these core modules in order to build an understanding of the central functions within an organisation.

  • Strategic Marketing (15 credits)
  • People Management and Leadership (15 credits)
  • Operations and Project Management (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Contract Law (15 credits)

Elective modules

You can then choose 60 credits of elective modules across a range of contemporary and established business subjects from the indicative list below:

  • Analytics and Data (15 credits)
  • Business Ethics (15 credits)
  • Company Law (15 credits)
  • Consultancy Project (30 credits)
  • Corporate Reporting and Finance (30 credits)
  • Creative Campaigns (15 credits)
  • Digital and Social Marketing (15 credits)
  • Employment Law (15 credits)
  • Evolution of Global Economics (15 credits)
  • Financial Assurance and Risk Management (15 credits) - This module gives exemption to ACCA paper F8
  • Global Markets (15 credits)
  • Industry Studies 2 - The Sports Industry (15 credits)
  • International Business Regions 2  - South America (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Tort Law (15 credits)
  • Managing Organisational Performance (15 credits) - This module gives exemption to ACCA paper F5
  • Sales Management (15 credits)
  • Self-Managed Learning (30 credits)

 

Third year (level 6)

By your final year you will have developed a thorough understanding of the principles of business and will have had lots of exposure to real organisations, industry case studies and working practitioners. This final year is focused on bringing everything you have learnt together to solve real business problems.

Core modules

In your final year, all Business Management students study three core modules:

  • Strategic Management (15 credits)
  • Strategic Innovation Management (15 credits)
  • Final Project (30 credits)

Elective modules

You'll then have a choice of 60 credits from our range of elective modules as in the indicative list below:

  • Advanced Financial Management (15 credits) - This module gives exemption to ACCA paper F9
  • Brand Building and Management (15 credits)
  • European Union Law (15 credits)
  • Industry Studies 3 - The IT Industry (15 credits)
  • Innovative Marketing Strategies (15 credits)
  • Intellectual Property Law (15 credits)
  • International Business Regions 3 - Africa (15 credits)
  • Predictive Analytics and Big Data (15 credits)
  • Self-managed learning (30 credits)
  • Sustainability (15 credits)
  • Transnational Economics and Financial Markets (15 credits)

First year (level 4) All Business Management students study the same core module in their first year. This module introduces you to key business topics in the context of a real organisation. Core modules - Principles of Business 1 and 2 Principles of Business is made up of two 30 credit modules which complement each other:...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Escape Studios

Full Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£9000.00

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Entry Requirements

UCAS tariff points

Typical entry - 120 UCAS points and interview.

Our UCAS tariff entry is 120 points or above which is equivalent to BBB at A level. If you have, or are predicted to get, those grades/points, we still invite you for an interview. We want to find out more about you and make sure the course you've chosen is right for you. Just as important, it's also a chance for you to find out more about us.

We also welcome applications from students who have studied (or are studying) the International Baccalaureate, Access to Higher Education diplomas, Higher National qualifications, BTECs, Scottish Highers, Cambridge Pre-U, Welsh Baccalaureate and equivalent non-UK qualification. You can calculate your UCAS points by visiting www.ucas.com/tariff-calculator.

Please note that applicants will still need to attend a Professional Workshop to be awarded our partial fee waiver.

Assessment-based entry

If you do not have the UCAS tariff points you need, or traditional entry qualifications, you can still apply through our assessment-based entry route. You’ll be invited to a Professional Workshop, where you’ll take part in four tasks (including an interview) to help us assess your suitability for the course. Your performance at the Workshop will determine whether we can offer you a place on our programmes.

English Language requirements

If your first language is not English you may need to complete an English language test, such as a Pearson English language test (PTE Academic) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, to demonstrate you have the language skills needed to complete your degree. All of our courses are taught in English.

Qualification

Score required

IELTS

6.5 IELTS (with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening)

PTE

62 including 60 in each subtest

Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency

176 (with a minimum of 169 in Reading and Writing and 162 in Speaking and Listening)

Internet-based TOEFL

90 Overall including at least 22 in Reading,

21 in Writing, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking

UCAS tariff points Typical entry - 120 UCAS points and interview. Our UCAS tariff entry is 120 points or above which is equivalent to BBB at A level. If you have, or are predicted to get, those grades/points, we still invite you for an interview. We want to find out more about you and make sure the course you've chosen is right for you. Just as...

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Assessment Methods

Formative assessment
Each module contains at least one piece of practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback. Formative assessments are developmental and do not count towards your overall module mark.

Summative assessment
As you will be able to greatly personalise your degree by choosing elective modules to suit your needs, we cannot provide a precise break-down of your assessments. Typically for elective modules, your assessment will be designed to reflect the kind of activities you may be asked to do in the
workplace, either individually or as part of a team. For example, report writing, data analysis, preparing strategies and presentations. You’ll also submit different types of coursework and sit written exams as part of the assessment for some modules.

Here is the assessment breakdown for the core modules:

First year (level 4)

  • 50% coursework
  • 25% written exams
  • 25% oral assessment

Second year (level 5)

  • 80% coursework
  • 15% written exams
  • 5% oral assessment

Third year (level 6)

  • 65% coursework
  • 35% oral assessment

Apart from receiving feedback for your formative assessment, you will also receive feedback for your coursework and practical exams, and upon request, for your written examinations.

Progression
In order to progress to the next stage (from first to second year, and from second to third year), you will have to achieve 120 credits at the end of the academic year.

Formative assessment Each module contains at least one piece of practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback. Formative assessments are developmental and do not count towards your overall module mark. Summative assessment As you will be able to greatly personalise your degree by choosing elective modules...

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Additional Information

In addition to your tuition fee you will need to budget for your living costs and some other costs associated with your studies. An additional re-attendance fee of £750 per 15 credit module is charged if you need to repeat a module.

Pearson Business School has a “bring your own device” policy: you will need to have your own laptop or tablet computer to access the learning materials on the Online Learning Environment, as well as the books, journals and databases available from our online library. The cost of a laptop or tablet varies according to your personal preference but we have prepared some guidance on the specification to choose.

At our Midtown campus you will have the benefit of access to free printing and photocopying facilities. However, you will have to purchase, notebooks and other ordinary stationery items. You may wish to purchase your own copies of the recommended textbooks, but please note that all textbooks are available to students in electronic editions.

If you will not be living at home, you will need to pay for accommodation. For up to date details of Pearson College London’s accommodation partners and estimated rental costs, visit our accommodation pages. You will incur transport costs travelling to your classes and to events, such as industry workshops, which may take place elsewhere in central London. Details of public transport costs are available from the Transport for London website. There may occasionally be an optional opportunity for you to attend an event outside central London for which you would need to pay the transport costs, should you choose to attend.

In addition to your tuition fee you will need to budget for your living costs and some other costs associated with your studies. An additional re-attendance fee of £750 per 15 credit module is charged if you need to repeat a module. Pearson Business School has a “bring your own device” policy: you will need to have your own laptop or tablet computer to access the...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
75%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
87% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
66% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
60% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
60% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
74% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
80% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
69% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
48% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
64% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
42% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
60% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
71% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
65% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
52% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
40% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
69% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
43% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
57% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
48% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
65% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
71% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
80% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
81% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
72% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
60% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
47% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points64

  • Employment Rate95%

  • Average Graduate Salary£25000

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