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Business Management and Psychology

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

The world needs good managers. It needs them at every level, whether managing day-to-day business operations or in the headquarters of businesses, government or charities. If you want to climb the corporate ladder of an international organisation developing managerial concepts, skills and disciplines will be critical to that ambition.

This Business Management course has been designed by an experienced team of academics, many of whom have experience of working as managers in a variety of industry sectors. The degree takes into account what employers and industry experts expect from new management recruits.

This degree gives you the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful manager, in private, public or charitable sectors throughout the world. It builds on contemporary management skills and approaches, giving you everything needed to secure and succeed in your first management job. We aim to give you practical experience through our extensive placement and mentoring programmes, which will equip you with hands-on skills and guidance from industry professionals.

Completion of the degree leads to dual accreditation: Bachelor's Honours degree and Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership awarded by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

  • Successful completion of the degree leads to dual accreditation: Bachelor's degree and Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership, awarded by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Work placement opportunities integrated into the second and third year of the programme
  • Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus

The world needs good managers. It needs them at every level, whether managing day-to-day business operations or in the headquarters of businesses, government or charities. If you want to climb the corporate ladder of an international organisation developing managerial concepts, skills and disciplines will be critical to that ambition. This Business Management course has been designed...

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Course Content

You will learn what makes business tick, including the financial and economic aspects of business, how to manage people, and how to organise for success.

You will learn how to manage the long-term future of a business by studying changes taking place in the business world, in societies, markets, finances, economies, technology, political intervention and legal or ethical requirements.

You will also discover how to develop and implement strategy to meet requirements and the processes behind completing in-depth research projects investigating the different choices your business needs to make.

You will have the opportunity to gain managerial experience during one of several work placements offered throughout the programme.

Year one

  • Contemporary Business Issues CORE
  • Contemporary Marketing Practice CORE
  • Financial Decision Making CORE
  • Human Resource Management CORE
  • Introduction To Management Theory CORE
  • Organisational Behaviour CORE

Year two

  • Fundamentals of Accounting CORE
  • Research Methods in Business and Management CORE
  • Business Economics OPTIONAL
  • Business Law OPTIONAL
  • Consumer and Commercial Law OPTIONAL
  • Contributing to the Community OPTIONAL

Year three

  • Contemporary Issues in Global Business CORE
  • Research Project CORE
  • Building a Start-up Business OPTIONAL
  • Charity Management OPTIONAL
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility OPTIONAL
  • Digital Business OPTIONAL

You will learn what makes business tick, including the financial and economic aspects of business, how to manage people, and how to organise for success. You will learn how to manage the long-term future of a business by studying changes taking place in the business world, in societies, markets, finances, economies, technology, political intervention and legal or ethical...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Waldegrave Road

Full Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

72 UCAS points should include at least a B and C grade at A Level (or equivalent). GCSE Maths grade C, or equivalent evidence of numerical skills, is also a requirement.

Requirements for other qualifications (including BTECs, Irish Highers, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureates and Access Courses) are also available. For more information please email apply@stmarys.ac.uk.

To calculate your expected UCAS points, please use the UCAS Tariff calculator.

We will make you an offer if you are within the tariff band range and you meet subject-specific requirements (where applicable).

For undergraduate programmes we will take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSEs (or equivalent) profile, relevant non-academic achievements outlined in your personal statement, references and your motivation for study.

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

72 UCAS points should include at least a B and C grade at A Level (or equivalent). GCSE Maths grade C, or equivalent evidence of numerical skills, is also a requirement. Requirements for other qualifications (including BTECs, Irish Highers, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureates and Access Courses) are also available. For more information please...

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Assessment Methods

You will be assessed in a variety of ways that test knowledge, understanding and skills development throughout your degree.

The programme uses a broad range of assessments including business reports, essays, practical exercises, presentations, case studies, examinations, assessed blogs, seminar and simulation exercises as well as traditional exam-based assessments and coursework. Wherever possible, you’ll be assessed using digital methods and online feedback.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways that test knowledge, understanding and skills development throughout your degree. The programme uses a broad range of assessments including business reports, essays, practical exercises, presentations, case studies, examinations, assessed blogs, seminar and simulation exercises as well as traditional exam-based assessments and coursework....

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
PSYCHOLOGY (NON-SPECIFIC)
92%
of students were satisfied overall
BUSINESS STUDIES
73%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
PSYCHOLOGY (NON-SPECIFIC)
97% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
95% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
92% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
86% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
BUSINESS STUDIES
79% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
66% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
73% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
79% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
PSYCHOLOGY (NON-SPECIFIC)
84% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
86% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
72% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
BUSINESS STUDIES
76% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
74% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
77% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
PSYCHOLOGY (NON-SPECIFIC)
76% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
77% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
73% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
78% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
BUSINESS STUDIES
79% 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
63% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
63% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
PSYCHOLOGY (NON-SPECIFIC)
79% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
86% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
76% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
BUSINESS STUDIES
90% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
83% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
82% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
PSYCHOLOGY (NON-SPECIFIC)
67% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
71% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
79% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
BUSINESS STUDIES
72% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
86% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
77% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
PSYCHOLOGY (NON-SPECIFIC)
76% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
89% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
83% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
BUSINESS STUDIES
83% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
93% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
82% 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
PSYCHOLOGY (NON-SPECIFIC)
74% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
93% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
BUSINESS STUDIES
62% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
82% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
PSYCHOLOGY (NON-SPECIFIC)
93% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
79% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
52% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
63% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests
BUSINESS STUDIES
73% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
66% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
49% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
61% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics for Psychology (non-specific)

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points80

  • Employment Rate95%

  • Average Graduate Salary£20000

Statistics for Business Studies

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points48

  • Employment Rate85%

  • Average Graduate Salary£20000

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