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BSc (Hons) Business Management

Degree awarded by the University of Plymouth

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Next start date

October 2018

Intakes

February, June, October

Study options

3 years, 2 years
Weekdays*

Location

Greenwich, Greenford

*All courses and modes are subject to minimum numbers to run at each campus

Overview:

There’s no limit to what you can achieve with a Business Management degree from GSM London. From corporate leadership roles in a range of industries to building your own business venture, your success story starts here.

Why choose our BSc (Hons) Business Management degree?

This business management degree will provide you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills across a wide spectrum of subject areas and business functions, as well as the ability to apply them in a range of sectors and industries:

  • Designed for those who wish to study Business Management from a research-led perspective
  • Equips you with the skills to manage departments within the corporate business world
  • Option to set up your own company and apply learnings to your business setting
  • Broad opportunities for graduate career prospects / development
  • Undertake a project or placement of your choice, based on your aspirations, within an organisation
  • Option to gain the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) professional qualification based on taught modules

Where will this degree take me?

Our Business Management degree is designed to equip you with the necessary skills required by employers, and ensure that you are well-placed to work in business management roles. Career options include investment banking, systems analysis, operations, logistics and risk management, marketing and sales, HR and account management.

What will I learn?

The programme is designed to enhance self-reflection and personal development. The three stages of the programme are designed to facilitate increasingly challenging learning techniques as students’ progress.

  • At stage zero: embarking on the Foundation course will be the stepping stone towards achieving the degree in which your strengths can be realised. The first semester is the same for all students however in the second semester a choice of two further elective modules will be chosen to prepare for the degree you will be commencing.
  • At stage one: students will focus on the principles and fundamentals of core management and be given the opportunity to define the role of managers within organisations.
  • At stage two: students focus on using their knowledge of business management to build their skills capacity and to model the required behaviours of professional managers.
  • At stage three: students critically analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of various models of management practice that contribute to driving organisational performance. 

Modules

To read more about each module in detail for this programme click here

Please see the module specification for further details; note that the specification represents the latest modules and may be subject to change.

Foundation year:

  • Semester 1 English for academic purposes, Numeracy 1, Introduction to Computer Skills, Effectiveness in the Business World
  • Semester 2 English for Academic Purposes 2, Numeracy 2 Elective Modules (choose two) Understanding Accounting and Finance, Understanding Human Resources Management, Understanding Law, Understanding Management, Understanding Marketing and Events, Understanding Mathematics in Economic Environment’s, Understanding Oil and Gas, Understanding Technology, Understanding Travel and Tourism      

Three and two-year degrees:

  • Semester 1: Academic Skills, Management and Organisations, and Marketing and Communications
  • Semester 2: Introduction to Human Resource Management, Professional Skills, and Financial and Economic Literacy for Managers
  • Semester 3: Employability Skills, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and Digital Marketing (dual accredited)*
  • Semester 4: Project/Placement Design and Implementation, and Evaluation and Reflection (Work Based/Related Learning)
  • Semester 5: Strategic Management and Change, Emerging Themes, Project and Risk Management, and Elective modules (Choose One) Research Methods or Research and the Professional
  • Semester 6: Capstone Project (Dissertation/Consultancy Project/ Work Based Learning), and Elective modules (Choose Two) Creativity and Innovation, or Stakeholder and Community Engagement, or Creative Thinking and Problem Solving, or Starting and Online Enterprise


*Students have the opportunity to gain a professional qualification whilst the Digital Marketing module through registering with the DMI (£300 fee) and minimum of 40% pass.

Programme specification

Please see the programme specification for further details on this programme; note that the specification represents the latest programme structure and may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be 18 years of age* on registration and hold one of the following (or international equivalents):

  • 2 A Levels (A*-E, 32 UCAS points); New UCAS entry tariff for 2017 explained
  • GSM London’s Foundation Year programme (with a minimum of 120 credits);
  • Equivalent qualifications (subject to University of Plymouth approval) including: BTEC National Certificate/Diploma, Advanced Level Diploma, HNC/D, Access to HE, International Baccalaureate, Irish/Scottish Highers/Advanced

If your you are not a UK passport holder, or a UK passport holder born outside of the UK and not born in a country that appears on the published list, you may need to complete an English language test, such as the in-house GSM London English Language Proficiency Test or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, to demonstrate you have the language skills needed to complete your degree. All of our programmes are taught in English. Once you submit your application to GSM London the Admissions team will assess it. Should your application be successful and if an English Language Test is required it will appear as a condition of offer.

You will need an IELTS score of 6.0, 5.5 in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing) or equivalent qualification.

Further details on English Language requirements are provided here.

 

*Candidates who are under 18 on registration will need to review our policy on under 18’s:  Young or Vulnerable Applicants

 

Non-standard entry:

If you do not meet the standard entry requirements, listed above, you may be able to be considered on your individual merits via our non-standard entry process.

To be considered you will need to be able to demonstrate/pass:

  • A fully completed and up to date CV
  • Evidence of at least 1 year of full-time work experience
  • signed and stamped work reference
  • Interview
  • Academic interview (if required)
  • Written essay (if required)

 

In such cases, the Admissions Team must be satisfied that the applicant has the necessary potential, knowledge or experience and motivation to follow the programme successfully.

 

Candidates who do not meet the requirements as listed above maybe able to apply for our Foundation Year programme

On successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will gain direct entry on to this degree programme.

Minimum two year professional work experience in a relevant field for consideration of direct entry.


Accreditation of prior learning:

Partial exemptions from an undergraduate programme may be obtained in accordance with the Academic Regulations dependent on the compatibility of previous study. Each case is considered on its own merit and will be, subject to the approval by University of Plymouth.

You may be required to provide an academic reference and/or personal statement.

We will not normally consider APL’s older than 3 years unless the applicant has a recent experiential learning.

Please see Advanced Standing and Exemptions Based on Recognition of Other Learning for further details.

Fees

Tuition fees 

UK/EU

Full-time:

  • 2 years, *£8,000 per year
  • 3 years, *£6,000 per year

International

Full-time:

  • 2 years, *£12,750 per year
  • 3 years, *£8,500 per year


Students taking the Digital Marketing module as part of their programme may also register to receive a Professional Certificate in Digital Marketing from the Digital Marketing Institute conditional on passing the module assessment. A registration fee of £300 will be applicable for this additional DMI recognition this is not covered by student loans.

Payment of the full fee is required before teaching commences. Payment plans are available, contact us for more details.


For students to be eligible for SLC funding, they must be studying a designated degree programme. Degrees at GSM London are designated each year by the Department for Education. We have made an application for this degree programme to also be designated for the 2018-19 academic year. Visit www.hefce.ac.uk/reg/desig/cdforstudents/ for more information.

Apply direct to GSM London

You can apply directly to GSM London by completing our online application form >.

Applications can also be submitted in person at one of our campuses

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.You can do this by booking a meeting with a course advisor >.

You'll need to include the following documents with your application form:

  • Originals of your qualifications
  • Your CV
  • One written reference from an employer or place of study
  • A copy of your passport

Apply through UCAS

You can apply through UCAS by visiting the www.UCAS.com

UCAS Code Information

Institution Code Name: GSM London

Institution Code: G74

Programme Modes:

  • Two year accelerated N200
  • Two year extended (with Foundation Year) NN12
  • Three year NNC2
  • Three year extended (with Foundation Year) NN1F


Once we receive your application form and supporting documents, we will assess your application and if successful, we will issue you an offer letter detailing your enrolment date, programme cost and duration.

We will usually be in contact with you within two working days.  For any questions or queries please contact admissions@gsmlondon.ac.uk.

What happens once I submit my application?

Once we receive your fully completed application form and supporting documents, we will assess your application. If successful, we will make you an offer of place.  The offer letter will contain information on the programme cost and duration. 

If you choose to accept the offer you will need to return the acceptance form to the Admissions team and agree and sign the Terms and conditions (student contract).  Once you have accepted your place you will be offered an induction date to commence your studies.  This will be detailed in your acceptance letter.

If you have any questions or queries please contact the Admissions team on admission@gsmlondon.ac.uk


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