Business Studies (Project Management) BSc (Hons)

About the course

Companies are reporting that business is becoming ever more competitive and that industries are becoming more volatile. In order to remain competitive businesses are looking for project management graduates who are able to work in a flexible, collaborative way in order to help provide innovative solutions to often complex and open-ended problems.

The ability of organisations to develop projects and deliver them successfully is becoming increasingly important and the management of these projects is a much sought after skill.

This course is specifically designed to enable you to develop Project Management and Business skills through an exciting programme that links academic theory and real world business projects in realistic business settings.

You will be challenged to develop awareness of your own skills and learning needs and will be encouraged to offer innovative and creative approaches to Project Management and business problem solving.

Studying this course will help you to gain an insight into the reality of international business that goes beyond what is discussed in the text books and will help you to engage with potential employers in a much more meaningful way.

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course Level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code - N107
  • Campus Location - University Square Campus, Luton
  • Duration - 3 Years
  • Attendance - Full-time

Why choose this course?

Companies are reporting that business is becoming ever more competitive and that industries are becoming more volatile. In order to remain competitive businesses are looking for project management graduates who are able to work in a flexible, collaborative way in order to help provide innovative solutions to often complex and open-ended problems. The ability of organisations to develop projects and deliver them successfully is becoming increasingly important and the management of these projects is a much sought after skill. This course is specifically designed to enable you to develop Project Management and Business skills through an exciting programme that links academic theory and real world business projects in realistic business settings. You will be challenged to develop awareness of your own skills and learning needs and will be encouraged to offer innovative and creative approaches to Project Management and business problem solving.


Studying this course will help you to gain an insight into the reality of international business that goes beyond what is discussed in the text books and will help you to engage with potential employers in a much more meaningful way

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Unit Information - What Will I Learn?

Units

  • Accounting For Business (AAF016-1) Compulsory
  • Business Practice Explored (BSS005-1) Compulsory
  • Finance For Business (AAF017-1) Compulsory
  • Managing People (BSS006-1) Compulsory
  • Using Data To Build Business Practice (BSS004-1) Compulsory
  • Leadership And Management (BSS028-2) Compulsory
  • Marketing Communications In The Digital Age (MAR021-2) Compulsory
  • Operations And Project Management (BSS027-2) Compulsory
  • Planning Careers And Employability (BSS030-2) Compulsory
  • Strategy And Innovation (BSS029-2) Compulsory
  • Business Practice Portfolio (BSS021-3) Compulsory
  • Business Project Management (BSS022-3) Compulsory
  • Dissertation In Project Management (BSS038-3) Compulsory
  • Practice Weeks: The Future You (BSS023-3) Compulsory
  • Preparation For The Dissertation (BSS058-3) Compulsory

How will I be assessed?

The overall aim of the assessment strategy is designed to enable you to demonstrate the ability to do business in practice. We use a wide and varied range of assessments in the knowledge that individuals are not all the same therefore you will find a broad range which reflect a wide range of learning styles. You will be given opportunities to demonstrate that you understand the theory and have developed critical thinking skills which help evaluate the relevance of what has been learned. Assessments are designed to allow you not just to demonstrate knowledge of subjects but to apply them in practical settings. You will thus not be required to repeat theory but apply select, apply and potentially design appropriate methods from a variety business disciplines.



Assessments are designed to help you to develop and demonstrate the skills that are essential to effective use and interpretation of data, management and leadership techniques and the application of specific project management methodologies to deliver a range of projects and provide realistic solutions to often complex business issues.

Critical to assessment is the feedback to you will receive throughout the course. Feedback will range from formal feedback based on submitted work to informal feedback in discussions and seminars. Assessment will use a variety of methods.

Entry requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

UCAS introduced a new tariff for courses from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed. At least 80 points with 64 points from 2 A level passes at C or above At least 80 points with 64 from Merit Merit in two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas or one BTEC Diploma At least 80 points with Merit Merit Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.

For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff see the UCAS tariff calculator

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk

As a general guide, to apply for a place on an undergraduate course (BA/BSc) at the University you need to have completed your high school education and have the required English qualification.

We have students from all the European Union member countries so we are quick to make decisions on most qualifications. See your country page for more details

Check Your Country page to confirm that your local qualifications are suitable or contact your International Admissions Team

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

On completing this course you are likely to progress to a career in project management. The opportunities for this are increasingly available in a wide variety of industries in both the private and public sector.

Some of you may wish to take the skills developed on this course in order to develop you own business. Whilst the main aim is to develop able and flexible project managers it is also our aim is to produce practice based all-rounders who understand the demands and requirements of the commercial world.

The experience you will gain will equip you with both the knowledge and process skills to make you highly effective. The skills developed in terms of a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving and the abilities to work independently and collaboratively prepare you for the world of work and you will find that you can easily fit into a wide variety of tasks and organisations.

Further study

Equally, you could decide that you wish to continue your studies so that you may specialise in a particular area. Historically our students study for a wide variety of Business related MSc courses both within the University of Bedfordshire and in other UK institutions.

Professional placements

We value real-world experience to prepare you for life beyond university, which is why we’ve forged connections with thousands of companies locally, nationally and internationally. Through our placements, you can gain that all-important practical experience whilst you complete your course.

From volunteering, internships and placements, through to a fee free year in industry, we offer a whole host of opportunities to enhance your employability. Discover more


Go Global

Whether you want to learn a new language, build networks, simply have the travel bug, or want to develop new skills and life experiences, our Go Global programme offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your CV, and gain a truly international experience, all at the same time as studying towards your undergraduate degree. The Go Global programme is open to students from the UK and EU.

Travel to exciting destinations, including:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • New York
  • Malaysia and Singapore

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Go Europe

Our International students meanwhile, can make the most of trips to a series of exciting European destinations. From France and Belgium, to Holland and Germany, there are plenty of places to visit, network and broaden your knowledge of the global market place, by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, first-hand.

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2018/19 is £11,500 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Facilities

Our flagship £34m Campus Centre is funky and functional. It brings together all our student services, social and learning spaces, and a 240-seat lecture theatre under one roof.

The Campus Centre building is connected to the rest of the University and the first floor acts as a one-stop shop for all students services.

Designed for work as well as play, the Campus Centre incorporates relaxed learning zones with Wi-Fi access.

It also features the Students' Union support services and executive offices alongside places to eat

Accommodation at Luton

Our contemporary en-suite accommodation features 852 fully-furnished flats, just part of our accommodation offering of more than 1,500 study rooms.

This exciting new facility includes:

  • state-of-the-art IT and AV equipment
  • informal and quiet learning spaces
  • two Harvard-style lecture theatres
  • a student lounge and cafe

Luton campus is home to the following departments:

  • Business
  • Media, Art and Design
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences

Whatever degree you choose the facilities will be first class:

  • New facilities in the Computing and Media departments
  • Business facilities including pioneering Business Pods and a Law Moot Court
  • Dedicated laboratories for psychology, sport and exercise science, biomedical science and forensics
  • Multi-camera HDTV and radio studios
  • Art and design studios

Town centre location

The Luton campus is right in the centre of town next to a large shopping mall and within easy walking distance of the student halls, train and bus stations.

Directions to Luton campus

Luton is the largest town in Bedfordshire and is approximately 50km north of London.

It has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe, and central London is only a 30-minute train journey away.

Luton is has excellent transport links to other cities such as Manchester, Leeds and Milton Keynes. London Luton Airport is located just 2.5km from the Luton campus.

How to Apply

Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country
You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

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