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This exciting new programme aims to develop the intellectual, analytical and perceptual skills of students by providing them with a breadth of knowledge in Marketing, together with the transferable skills that are necessary to be job ready, and also to carry out strategic marketing in new and challenging contexts.
The BSc Business Management with Marketing programme will enable students to establish a strong foundation in the area of business with an emphasis on Marketing through years two and three.
Joseph Mortimer discusses his time studying the BSc Business Management programme.
In particular this programme was developed with industry input and - as such - places great importance on students acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the world of marketing. Students enrolled in the programme will be required to undertake modules in:
- Principles of Marketing
- Marketing Management
- Consumer Behaviour
- Marketing Research
- Services and Relationship Marketing
- Marketing Analytics.
Each of these is attuned to the necessary skills of the modern day marketer. In addition to these modules, students may specialise in other key areas of marketing to suit their interests.
Further to this, students’ on this programme will benefit from Birmingham Business School’s strong links with practitioners from large and small marketing firms such as Unilever, Beiersdorf, Big Cat, UBAglu and Cogent Elliott.
The underlying philosophy of the programme therefore is that students study all aspects of Business Management and develop a speciality in Marketing to equip them with contemporary marketing knowledge to enable them to perform the various roles of marketing practitioners.
This programme will offer the opportunity to specialise in a popular subject area whilst simultaneously learning about a broader subject area.
This year lays the foundation for the study of business. It introduces the key themes of: management; marketing; economics; finance; law; purchasing; and analytical techniques and IT for business.
The year complements but does not duplicate the content of the Business Studies A level. In the Analytical Techniques for Business and IT module you will be streamed according to your qualifications in Mathematics and Statistics.
Second and third years
In these years you have the ability to build your degree depending on your interests and career aspirations. We’re constantly updating the range of modules on offer to reflect the ever-changing world of business. This ensures that your degree remains sufficiently generalist to give you a wide choice of career options on graduation.
If you want to take advantage of a unique opportunity to be supported with a work placement opportunity as part of your final year, this course includes the opportunity to undertake a 'Professional Development' module as part of your optional module choices.
CIM Graduate Gateway
We are delighted to announce that Birmingham Business School’s BSc Business Management with Marketing programme has been awarded with the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s (CIM’s) Graduate Gateway.
CIM have recently approved our new marketing degree for Graduate Gateway status. This means that while you study for your marketing degree with us, you gain exemptions towards the Level 4 Professional Certificate in Marketing. You then need to simply take only two CIM modules during, or within three years of completing your degree to complete your certificate. You are then also able to receive exemption from the Marketing and Consumer Behaviour Unit for the CAM Diploma in Marketing Communications and the Digital Marketing Diploma.
You will have student membership of the CIM at no extra cost throughout your studies, providing opportunities to attend conferences and events for marketers across the UK and providing marketing career guidance and library resources for professional markers.
Being a member of the CIM allows for continued professional development (CPD) when you commencement employment as a marketer and will make you a very marketable graduate on the jobs market.
If you would like to learn more about CIM’s Graduate Gateway or more general information about the BSc Business Management with Marketing programme please contact the Admissions Tutor, Dr Rosalind Jones Tel: +44 (0)121 414 2929 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Number of A levels required: 3
Typical offer: AAB
Required subjects and grades: GCSE Mathematics at grade B if not offered at AS or A2 level; GCSE English at grade B if not offered at AS or A2 level
General Studies: not accepted as one of three A2s, but a good performance may be taken into account if you fail to meet the conditions of the offer and have General Studies as a fourth A2
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 35–36 points
International baccalaureate update: Please note that we have reviewed our policy on the IB Diploma for 2016 entry and our offers will now focus on performance in Higher Level subjects. For more information and details please read our 2016 IB Diploma requirements.
Standard English language requirements apply
Learn more about international entry requirements
Depending on your chosen course of study, you may also be interested in the Birmingham Foundation Academy, a specially structured programme for international students whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UK universities. Further details can be found on the foundation academy web pages.
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