Overview

 

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Why study business managment?

In a competitive global economy, knowledge of legal systems in business gives managers an edge. Understanding business functions and practice also benefits law professionals operating in demanding business environments.

Combining these two disciplines gives you greater career choice, with routes to a range of roles in management, law, finance, the public sector and beyond.

Why University of Newcastle?

BA(Hons) Business Management equips you with a strong foundation in business management and an understanding of legal issues and processes in business.

Core modules like Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Management Skills for Business and Law and Strategic Management run alongside specialist modules of your choice.

Develop a critical understanding of organisations, management and the changing business environment. Discover how to analyse and solve legal and business problems. Learn from industry experts both in the classroom and the workplace.

Gain valuable real-world experience through a placement, an internship, or through volunteering. You’ll develop transferable skills and adaptable thinking, preparing you for an exciting future career.

 

Key features of the course

Develops your expertise of topics related to the investigation, exploration and contested terrain of crime, and social harm Extends skills and insights regarding the criminal justice system, victim protection and support, civil liberties, human rights, security and social justice Ideal preparation for work where analytical and careful decision making is required, and where initiative is valued. Please note that this masters degree is not suitable for those who wish to go on to PhD level study.

Accreditation

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accreditation is your assurance that the University meets quality standards.

Institutional Accreditation

Regional accreditation is an institution-level accreditation status granted by one of six U.S. regional accrediting bodies. Accreditation by more than one regional accrediting body is not permitted by the U.S. Department of Education.

University of Newcastle is accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission (DETC), www.detc.org.uk Since , University of Newcastle has been continually accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

 

BA (Honours) 

Course Level:

Undergraduate

Credits 

180

Course

codeF756

How long it takes:

Three Years, Four Years Sandwich

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$15000.00

Entry requirements

Find out more about

Department:

Newcastle Law School

Why study business management?

In a competitive global economy, knowledge of legal systems in business gives managers an edge. Understanding business functions and practice also benefits law professionals operating in demanding business environments.

Combining these two disciplines gives you greater career choice, with routes to a range of roles in management, law, finance, the public sector and beyond.

Why Newcastle?

BA(Hons) Business Management equips you with a strong foundation in business management and an understanding of legal issues and processes in business.

Core modules like Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Management Skills for Business and Law and Strategic Management run alongside specialist modules of your choice.

Develop a critical understanding of organisations, management and the changing business environment. Discover how to analyse and solve legal and business problems. Learn from industry experts both in the classroom and the workplace.

Gain valuable real-world experience through a placement, an internship, or through volunteering. You’ll develop transferable skills and adaptable thinking, preparing you for an exciting future career.

Where can it take me?

You’ll graduate ready for a range of careers in different contexts. You could work in a legal capacity within the business environment, or in business management within the legal profession. 

Our graduates have secured roles at Rolls Royce, HP, IBM, NHS, Hayes, Microsoft, Maclaren F1 and Lidl.

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

Year zero (foundation year)

You will study:

  • Becoming a Professional
  • Introduction to Organisations, Enterprise and Management 
  • Economics and Accounting for the Real World
  • Introduction to Law in a Social, Business and Global Context.

You normally need to pass your foundation year before going onto Year one.

Year one

You will study:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Understanding Business and Financial Information (Business, International and Management)
  • Contemporary Issues in Business
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Law of Contract
  • Foundations for Law.

Year two

You will study:

  • Managing People
  • Management Skills for Business and Law
  • Research Methods for Business
  • Introductory Research Project (Business, International and Management)
  • Managing Business Processes (Business, International and Management).

Plus, one optional business module from:

  • Market Analysis for Private Investors
  • Equality Law and Diversity
  • Good Business, Bad Business and Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • Accounting Information for Business
  • Credit Management: Theory and Practice
  • Digital Business Management.

Plus, one optional law module from:

  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Sports Law
  • Migration Law and Policy
  • Commercial Law
  • Information Technology Law.

Placement year (if applicable)

If you study on the four year (sandwich) course, you’ll spend a year away from the University on a work or study placement after Year two.

Depending on which you choose, you’ll either complete a placement learning or learning and development module.

See the Placements and Fees sections for more information.

Final year

You will study these Business Modules:

  • Strategic Management (Business, International and Management)
  • Integrated Business Simulation
  • Managing Organisational Change.
  • Work Integrated Learning or Cross Cultural Learning and Development or Placement Learning or Learning and Development on Study Year Abroad.

And one major project from:

  • Critical Business Enquiry Project (Business, International and Management)
  • Applied Business Project
  • Enterprise Project
  • Work-Based Project (Business, International and Management).

Plus, one optional law module from:

  • European Union Law
  • Financial Crime and Regulation
  • Company Law in Context
  • Globalisation, Trade and Natural Resources Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Media and Entertainment Law.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Typical offers

  • Tariff points: 48
  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required. You can include points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) towards overall tariff. You must have at least one A-Level.
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: No specific subjects required.
  • Access: Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; no specific subjects required.
  • Baccalaureate IB: No specific subjects required.

Entry requirements

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UNC Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application.

If you think you’ll achieve a higher tariff score, you may be interested in our BA(Hons) Business Management with Law course.

If you receive an offer for this course, you may be invited to attend an Offer Holder Day in February or March. These are a great opportunity to find out what it’s really like to study here. You’ll experience taster lectures or workshops, meet your course tutors, current students and other offer holders.

Fees Amount (£)
Home/EU-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee 9250
Home/EU-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1156
International-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee 13000
International-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1625

 

Careers / Further study

Combining business management and law enhances your career options and gives you greater choice. You’ll open routes to careers in management, law, finance and the public sector, depending on your specialism.

Future job titles could include Business Analyst, Business Excellence Assessor, Compliance Manager, Company Secretary and HR Business Partner.

There’s also a range of postgraduate opportunities. These include specialising in Human Resource Management, completing an MSc in Law or Business Management, and progressing on to the Advanced Legal Practice Course (LPC LLM).

Learning and Teaching

Our approach to learning is student-focused, supporting you to develop the skills you need to have a successful career.

You’ll become a reflective learner and learn through a mix of traditional lectures and seminars, and practice-based experience like working on projects within a real organisation.

We see engagement with your own learning as a key contributor to your success. In your first week, you’ll meet your personal tutor, who will support your academic studies throughout your degree. During your degree, you’ll complete three core modules that will support your personal development.

Our modules differ in learning approaches, so you can choose ones that match your style.

Watch our brief overview of this course.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Approximate percentage of time you’ll spend in different learning activities*:

Year Scheduled learning and teaching study Independent study Placement study
0 24% 76% 0%
1 24% 76% 0%
2 24% 76% 0%
3 21% 79% 0%

*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year

Study time

During your degree, you will have 12 hours of teaching with a lecturer each week. 

In years one and two, you will also receive one hour of peer assisted learning (PAL) each week. 

All students can access the Academic Success Centre (ASC) for workshops and to arrange one-to-one sessions with tutors.

Assessment

You can expect to be assessed using problem and essay questions, exams, research based assessments, reflection on skills acquisition, report writing, portfolio submission and presentations.

See our full glossary of assessment terms.

Approximate percentage of marks awarded by each assessment method*:

Year Written exam assessment Coursework assessment Practical exam assessment
0 36% 41% 23%
1 48% 47% 5%
2 51% 43% 6%
3 30% 63% 7%

*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year