In a world where image and reputation are crucial to business success, those who can demonstrate sound business management knowledge with an emphasis on strategic marketing are very much in demand. This programme has been developed with input from marketing firms such as Beiersdorf, Big Cat, Cogent Elliott, UBAglu and Unilever, with the aim of developing the next generation of marketing specialists.
The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
has approved our BSc Business Management with Marketing for Graduate Gateway status. This means that while you study with us, you will gain exemptions towards the Level 4 Professional Certificate in Marketing. You then need to take only two CIM modules during or within three years of finishing 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 also have student membership of the CIM at no extra cost throughout your studies, giving you opportunities to attend conferences and events for marketers across the UK and providing marketing career guidance and library resources for professional markers.
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The BSc Business Management with Marketing programme aims to develop your intellectual, analytical and perceptual skills by providing you with a breadth of knowledge in marketing, along with building the transferable skills you need to be job ready and to be able to carry out strategic marketing in challenging new contexts.
Close links with industry ensure maximum course relevance and give students the added benefit of being able to learn from current marketing practitioners.
Your programme of study
Your first year is a compulsory foundation year, introducing you to key areas in the study of business as well as focusing on Principles of Marketing. It introduces the key themes of management, marketing, entrepreneurship, economics, finance; law, purchasing, accounting, analytical techniques, and more generally, IT for business.
In your second and final years you will have the ability to build your degree depending on your interests and career aspirations. We are 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.
In the final year, students undertake a Marketing Research Project as part of their course. In addition, the Business Management with Marketing degree is accredited with the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s (CIM’s) Graduate Gateway, providing further opportunity for students to participate in a professional marketing qualification alongside their degree programme.
CIM Graduate Gateway
We are delighted to announce that Birmingham Business School’s BSc Business Management with Marketing programme has been awarded with CIM’s Graduate Gateway. 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 take two CIM modules during, or within three years of completing, your degree to complete your certificate.
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 commence employment as a marketer and will make you a very marketable graduate on the job 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 our Undergraduate Admissions team on +44 (0)121 414 2929 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Birmingham Business School’s BSc Business Management with Marketing programme has been awarded with the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s (CIM’s) Graduate Gateway. The Graduate Gateway gives students a unique opportunity to stand out from other marketing graduates by achieving CIM qualifications alongside their marketing degree.
- If you don’t already have a placement element in your degree our Professional Development Module (in final year) is a placement-based module providing a learning experience that will help bridge the gap between your current academic life at Birmingham and your future professional life.
- Birmingham Business School is consistently found in international ranking tables and accredited by leading bodies, AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. The triple-crown accreditation confirms our position within an elite group.
- Our strong links with industry mean that rigorous undergraduate academic study is combined with a real practical focus, leading to excellent job opportunities for our students.
Take either one of the following modules:
Take one of the following modules, depending on your prior qualifications:
A Widening Horizons Module (WHM) worth 20 credits must be taken.
Students must take the modules relevant to the themes they are studying.
Business Management Skills theme
Students must choose from the following optional modules according to the relevant theme:
Business Management Skills theme
- Critical Analysis in Management, 20 credits
Accounting and Finance theme
Business Economics theme
Business Networks theme
Business Management and People theme
Students must choose a further 80 credits from below, including at least 20 credits from the Marketing options. Equal numbers of credits must be taken in each semester.
Choose remaining modules from below so that the credits for the year total 120:
Accounting and Finance theme
Business Economics theme
Business Networks theme
Business Management and People theme
Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2018. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.
Undergraduate Home/EU student fees 2018-19
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Overseas students entering in 2018-19
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- Number of A levels required:
- Typical offer:
- Required subjects and grades:
- GCSE Mathematics and English at grade 6/B
- 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
BTEC Extended Diploma in Business is accepted with grades DDD, other BTEC subjects are considered on a case by case basis.
BTEC Diploma in Business accepted in combination with an acceptable A level.
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Business accepted in combination with two acceptable A levels.
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 6,6,5 at Higher Level with a minimum of 32 points overall.
Standard English language requirements apply
Learn more about international entry requirements
Depending on your chosen course of study, you may also be interested in one of our foundation pathways, which offer specially structured programmes for international students whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UK universities. Further details can be found on Birmingham International Academy web pages.
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As a Birmingham student you are part of an academic elite and will learn from world-leading experts. At Birmingham we advocate an enquiry based learning approach, from the outset you will be encouraged to become an independent and self-motivated learner, qualities that are highly sought after by employers. We want you to be challenged and will encourage you to think for yourself.
How you'll learn
The main way you’ll learn is by attending lectures, but in some modules these are supplemented with classes which allows you to meet with a tutor in small groups to further your understanding of the material covered in lectures. You’ll also have the opportunity to work in groups and make presentations – both skills that are highly valued by employers.
The timetable for lectures and classes covers around 22 hours a week, allowing time for you to do your own reading and learning.
Undergraduate students can expect around 15 contact hours per week, depending on year of study and optional module choices made. The remainder of the working week consists of self-guided study based on degree programme content and requirements of specific modules.
How you'll be assessed
Your progress is assessed through coursework and exams. Coursework takes a variety of forms, including reports, essays, group presentations, class essays and computer assignments. Exams are held in May/June. You must achieve satisfactory results to proceed to the next year. Your final degree is based on marks gained in the second and third years and credits which you build up throughout the whole programme.
Your personal tutor
From the moment you begin your studies, you’ll be allocated a personal tutor who is a member of the academic staff. He or she will take an interest in your general wellbeing and academic progress, meeting you on a regular basis either individually or in a small group throughout the year.
Professional Development Module
This is an optional 20-credit final-year module which includes a work placement and aims to bridge the gap between your academic studies and your future professional life. It is an excellent opportunity to learn in a professional setting related to your interests and/or degree programme, supporting your professional and personal skills development, and consolidating your learning through reflection on your placement experiences.
The placement must be of at least 40 hours’ duration and can be taken during the summer vacation or in the Autumn Term. Your placement could take place at a wide variety of organisations, such as a summer internship with a major employer or an unpaid voluntary project at a charity. You will have access to support from our dedicated Placements Team, to help you to identify the most appropriate opportunity for you.
Resources and facilities
The Business School has a number of PC clusters with wireless connectivity and data projection. We also use a virtual learning environment to support our teaching, which can be accessed from any internet-connected computer and is used to provide electronic copies of lecture materials, links to online resources, multiple choice quizzes and discussion areas. It’s also used for a range of administrative tasks such as online submission of assignments and the provision of programme news.
The University Library houses over 2.5 million volumes and boasts extensive data retrieval services. The Library offers a range of valuable services to help you during your degree programme, including library-training sessions, subject guides and database skills. You’ll also have access to e-Library, a vast online collection of text books that can be accessed free of charge from other libraries.
We constantly talk to existing students and BSc Business Management alumni to ensure the right balance of assessment tools and techniques are available.
Studying at degree-level is likely to be very different from your previous experience of learning and teaching. You will be expected to think, discuss and engage critically with the subject and find things out for yourself. We will enable you to make this transition to a new style of learning, and the way that you are assessed during your studies will help you develop the essential skills you need to make a success of your time at Birmingham.
You’ll be assessed in a variety of ways, and these may be different with each module that you take. You will be assessed through coursework which may take the form of essays, group and individual presentations and formal exams.
During your first year it is important that you have a smooth transition into University. You will be able to talk to your tutors about this and discuss if there are particular areas where you need support. This is in addition to the personal tutor who is based in your school or department and can help with any academic issues you encounter.
At the beginning of each module, you’ll be given information on how and when you’ll be assessed for that particular programme of study. You’ll receive feedback on each assessment within four weeks, so that you can learn from and build on what you have done. You’ll be given feedback on any exams that you take; if you should fail an exam we will ensure that particularly detailed feedback is made available to enable you to learn for the future.
We feel proud and privileged that our students have chosen to put their fledgling careers in the hands of Birmingham Business School. So we want to make sure you achieve your full potential throughout your studies and gain the best career opportunities to fulfil your ambitions. We pride ourselves on our graduates high levels of employability and will help you to plan, manage and achieve your career goals, giving you the competitive edge when it’s time to start job hunting.
On this programme you 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.
Many employers visit the Business School to run seminars for our students. In fact, companies such as Procter & Gamble, BP, Deloitte and L’Oreal see these sessions as an opportunity to look for suitable candidates for their summer internship programmes and graduate training schemes.
The University offers advice through our award-winning Careers Network. They have specialists who can advise you on what the possibilities are on graduating. Joining one of the Department’s student societies is also a good way of finding out about future careers. Local firms often sponsor events for our students (such as business games, seminars on interview techniques and how to write a CV, and, of course, more social events) so that they can get to know you and vice versa. This is a further indication of the attractiveness of our students to prospective employers.
Visit the Careers Network website for more details
The BSc Business Management degree enables you to undertake unique work experience opportunities to enhance your employability and rise above the competition. Work experience provides an ideal opportunity to gain invaluable skills and knowledge that will help further your career plans. With generous support from Alumni, undergraduate students (excluding those in their final year) can apply for funding to cover their incurred costs whilst they are working:
- Global Challenge Bursary (apply for one of our sourced opportunities) - up to £9000 available
- Gateway Bursary - up to £2000 available
- International Bursary - up to £800 available
- UK professional Bursary - up to £800 available
- Research Experience Bursary - up to £500 available
This funding can help you pay for accommodation costs, travel expenses and living costs.
Birmingham Business School’s BSc (Hons) Business Management with Marketing programmes have been awarded with the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s (CIM’s) Graduate Gateway.
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 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 when you commence 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 (Hons) Business Management with Marketing programmes please contact our Undergraduate Admissions team on +44(0)121 414 2929 or via email at email@example.com.
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