BA (Hons) Business Management in Practice

Level 6 - Honours Degree or BTEC Advanced Professionals or NVQ Level 6 or Equivalent

Subject Area Business

School Health, Childcare, Business and Science

Attendance Full-Time

UCAS Code  N192

Overview

Do you have the drive and passion need to work in a diverse sector with a wide range of career opportunities? Then the BA (Hons) Business Management in Practice degree may just be for you!

This new innovative programme focusing on professional management allows you to gain a full BA (Hons) degree as well as a professional qualification from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in three years. This programme is offered on a full-time and part-time basis and is aimed specifically at students who are considering a L6 academic qualification, management role and/or career progression within their organisation.

The course involves a high level of personal learning and many assessments are set in the context of the students’ areas of interest. There is potential to: work with professionals from industry who will set live briefs; act as a business consultant and help recommend solutions to the issues the businesses are facing; set up a strong LinkedIn profile to support robust networking opportunities. You will also be expected to carry out independent research and group research to help support you in your studies
 

This course runs on the following dates:

If you would like to apply for this course starting in January 2018 you can complete the application form.

Start Date: 18/09/2018 at 09:00
Duration: 3 Years
Venue: Parsons Building, Rye Hill Campus

Work Guarantee

As part of our work ready guarantee the BA (Hons) Business Management in Practice degree includes the embedding of the CMI award and certificate. As well as the BA (Hons) Business Management in Practice award you can also complete The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 6 award in Management and Leadership. The CMI level 6 award allows you to gain a 12 month membership with professional recognition as well as improving your management skills.

The delivery team is highly qualified and members take on additional roles such as associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, External Examiner at Post Graduate level for UK universities and associate of CIPD, all of whom can support you and to gain an understanding of various professional bodies.
We run 'Student as Producer’ which redefines teaching in higher education through valuing and celebrating the outputs which students create during their time at Newcastle College. Being part of Student as Producer gives students the opportunity to undertake research or research-related activities.

You will receive a comprehensive induction as part of your programme that assists you in building a strong LinkedIn professional profile. This builds on your existing use of social media to professionalise your online media presence. You are supported to make new connections and encouraged to share professional contacts, particularly as part of your work/placement experiences.
 

Who the course is for

This BA (Hons) Business Management in Practice Degree is suitable for those individuals wishing to study towards a degree and pursue a career in a business management. The course is suitable for aspiring and first line managers or those experienced managers who wish to gain an academic qualification to support career progression.

Qualification Gained

BA (Hons) Business Management in Practice

How to Apply

UCAS

UCAS will begin to accept applications for 2018 entry from September 2017. Applications for 2018 entry will need to be made using the web-based on-line application system www.ucas.com

When you apply, you will need the UCAS code for your chosen course (see the course listing in the prospectus). You will also need Newcastle College’s institution name and code.

The institution name is NCAST.
The institution code is N23.

If you have any problems with the online application, contact UCAS by phone: 0871 4680 468  or email: enquiries@ucas.ac.uk.

If you are an international student please visit our international application section for further information about how to apply and entrance requirements. Additional start dates may be available please speak to our International Office on +44 191 226 6323 or email international@ncl-coll.ac.uk

Course Content

LEVEL 4
Operational Management 20
Introduction to Economics 20
Professional Effectiveness 1 20
Principles of Finance 20
Project Management 20
Work Based Case Study 1 20
 

LEVEL 5
Digital Businesses and New Technologies 20
Sales and Marketing Development 20
Professional Effectiveness 2 20
Leadership, Innovation and Change 20
Managing People and Talent 20
Work Based Case Study 2 20
 

LEVEL 6
Business Ethics & Sustainability 20
Strategic Management & Leadership 20
Business Management in a Global Context. 20
Enterprise skills 20
Work Base Project/Dissertation 40
 

Learning Methods

You will learn in a variety of ways including work-based learning and e-learning. Learning takes place in classrooms, lecture theatres and IT teaching suites. You will participate in lectures, group work and self-directed study to develop written practical assignments and work-based projects. You will be given opportunities to present group work to your peers, developing skills in public speaking and increasing self-confidence.

We offer the opportunity to pursue your own interest in specialist areas with live projects via our strong employer links. These will give you the knowledge and practical experience employers are looking for and may provide real solutions to businesses.
 

Assessment Methods

The assessment methods are designed to facilitate learning and a range of methods will be utilised throughout the programme. These will guide you towards developing the academic skills necessary for studying at final honours degree level and to achieve the learning outcomes of the programme and modules.

Each module of study will have various assessed components, including coursework, essays, assignments, reports, presentations, case study presentations (both written and spoken) and reflective journals
 

Progression Opportunities

If you decide to continue your studies this course provides an ideal platform for further study through our MA and MBA programmes.

Career Opportunities

If you decide to continue your studies this course provides an ideal platform for further study through our MA and MBA programmes.

Entry Requirements

For both the Full-time and Part-time BA (Hons) Business Management in Practice course at Newcastle College requires you to have at least a relevant foundation degree or equivalent to begin an Honours undergraduate degree programme. Applications for full-time study will be taken via the UCAS website for all full-time courses. Part-time applications can be completed via the Newcastle College website.

For our mature students (21 years and over) recognition of prior learning is the process used to assess and formally recognise learning which has taken place in the past. Examples include: Experiences outside your formal education (eg work experience or any in-house company training) which is referred to as ‘Recognised Prior Learning’. If it is relevant and current, some of this prior learning could count towards a Newcastle College degree, and students could be exempt from studying up to 50% of their modules.

English and Maths language requirements are as follows:
• GCSE English language or literature and Maths grade A-C.
• IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) Other English language tests may be accepted.

Please see our international pages for entry requirements or for more information please contact the International Office for details
 

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Reception
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail: enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Additional Course Costs

Higher Education courses

If you are interested in a Foundation Degree, Honours Degree or Postgraduate course you will be pleased to know that Newcastle College has some of the most competitive HE tuition fees in the country. Many people are eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England to cover fees. For friendly advice please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.