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UWE Bristol


Business Studies and Related
Awards at University

Presentation


Name: Deborah Sturge


Title: Leader of Bristol Business School Student Support and Guidance


Why choose a Business Degree?


Employability and diversity of jobs


Transferable skill set


International orientation


Flexible degree structure


Choice of full
-
time or sandwich degree

What kind of job do students progress
into on graduation?


Accounting


Chartered, CIMA exemptions


Management


Marketing and Marketing Communications


Personnel/Human Resources


Financial Analysis
eg
. City trader, Fund Management


Insurance & Banking, Stock broking, Financial Advice


Entrepreneurship


Administration


Event Management


The list is endless…..

Business degrees include….


Business Studies


Management


Business with …….


Marketing


International Business


Accounting & Finance (Financial Management)


Entrepreneurship


Economics


For example……..

UWE Business School Programmes


BA (
Hons
) programmes in



Business Studies



Business Studies with :


Accounting & Finance


HRM


Marketing


Economics



Accounting and Finance



Business Enterprise



Economics



Economics of Money, Banking & Finance



International Business



Marketing



Marketing Communications



BSc (
Hons
) Management

Related Programmes


BA (
Hons
) Agricultural Business Management


BA (
Hons
) Equine Business Management


BA (
Hons
) Sports Business Management


BA (
Hons
) Business Decision Analysis


BA (
Hons
) Business Information Systems


BSc (
Hons
) Management Science


BSc (
Hons
) Business in Property



Joint Honours degrees in:


Business and Law

Entry Requirements

What ‘A’ levels (or equivalents) are recommended?


Normally Business Studies and/or Economics or BAF Diploma


Others might include Maths, IT, Management, Leisure & Tourism,
Sociology/Psychology, Law, Languages


Extended project (1/2 A level equivalent)


No fixed pre
-
requisites at BBS UWE


280 points entry level at BBS 2011/12


What else are Admissions staff looking for?


Evidence of business awareness in personal statements


Evidence of some business interests
eg
:



the Young Enterprise scheme, entrepreneurship projects,
volunteering or paid work experience

What should you look for in a business
degree?


Pathways for specialisation, flexibility


Strong research and knowledge exchange


Tutors experienced in both business practice,
research and teaching


Strong employability focus & strong links with
industry


International environment & opportunities


Excellent placement support

What is a placement?


A chance to put theory into practice
& gain real work experience



Usually year 3 of a 4 year degree
programme
, home or abroad


Usually Minimum 40 weeks in paid
employment


Fully supported by a Placements
Officer

Placements at UWE are a priority


Develop your business
awareness


Develop your confidence


Better final results


Investigate future career
options


Make yourself more
marketable


Graduate job
opportunities


Earn some money!

“My year on placement has
been invaluable…I would
strongly recommend it to
other students”

Sebastian Weller, Marketing
student


“ My placement was such
an exciting experience and
gave me chance to put the
skills I’d learnt on my
course into practice”



Simon Wood, Business student

Some examples of where

UWE students have been working…

Your placement can be in the UK or overseas


Course specific considerations


Quality and content of course


Module cores and choices


Quality and accessibility of student support


Student services


Contact hours
-

how many?


Placement support and employability


External contacts & International opportunities


Quality of library resources


Entry tariff

Study environment


Tutor contact & Size of cohort
-

course identity


Lectures, Workshops, Tutorials


Independent study and Research


Assessment


Essays , reports, projects, dissertation


Presentations, posters, videos, podcasts


Individual and group work


Exams

What should you

look for in a University?


Institution more broadly
:


Location, location, location


always visit


Campus or not, old or new


Cost of travel


Cost, location, quality of accommodation


Student experience


Representation


Leisure activities & social life


Volunteering & work opportunities


International environment

Sources of Information


University websites


UCAS


www.ucas.com


Unistats

provides lots of course and institution
information and the results of the National
Student Survey:
http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/


Times Online Good University Guide
http://extras.timesonline.co.uk/tol_gug/gooduniv
ersityguide.php


Beware league tables


don’t use as your sole
resource!


What should students gain from a
degree?


Fundamental and specialist subject
knowledge


Knowledge of business theory and
how to apply it


Critical evaluation and analysis skills


Transferable skills for employment
and lifelong learning


A diverse study environment


A supportive study environment


A great deal of fun!

Business makes sense


Among the best employment prospects of
all degree subjects


Sets you up for entry to a range of
professions with good long term prospects


Develops strong transferable skills &
provides flexible choices


Encourages lifelong learning