BA (Hons) Management

About the course

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Managers today require a broad range of skills and capabilities, and the ability to operate effectively in a rapidly changing and increasingly global business environment.

This course is designed to specifically develop the knowledge and skills essential for a career in management.

In the first two years, the course offers a foundation in the disciplines of business, as well as exploring the functional areas of finance, human resource management and marketing.

It also introduces you to management theory, organisational issues and the importance of cultural awareness in today's business world. It further develops the interpersonal and business skills necessary for a management career.

We have well established links with industry and regularly have placement opportunities with blue chip companies, mostly in London and south-east England, but also further afield and in other countries. The work placement may be combined with one semester of study abroad at a partner university.


The final year offers a significant managerial focus, where you develop your critical understanding of management theories, organisational behaviour, and strategic management.

There is an emphasis on the use of case studies and business simulations, many of which will be of an international nature.

Study a language

You can choose to combine your study of Management with studying one of six languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Japanese

Speaking a second language as well as having a business qualification will give you a competitive edge when job hunting.
Find out more about the options available.

If you are thinking of studying Management your UCAS code is: N201
If you are thinking of studying Management with an Eastern Language your UCAS code is: 0S78
If you are thinking of studying Management with a European Language your UCAS code is: 9L58

Why choose this course?

  • Develop the personal skills to enter the management industry.
  • Learn both how to lead and work effectively as part of a team.
  • Combine your subject with one of six languages – from Spanish to Japanese – to increase your employability.
  • Take the opportunity to study abroad as part of your course, or undertake a 12-month work placement.

Careers

This programme is designed for those seeking careers in management in large organisations and multinational companies, and will be particularly of interest to those considering entry to one of the graduate training schemes offered by such organisations.

Teaching methods

Alongside traditional teaching methods of lectures, seminars and tutorials, we operate a web-based student support system called StudyNet where you can expect to find a range of material and communications about every module. 

The teaching method for most modules on the course is a one hour lecture followed by a one hour seminar. Typically, a new topic will be introduced in each lecture.

The seminars provide an opportunity to discuss and obtain feedback on the topic introduced in the previous week's lecture.

Usually, assessment is split between coursework and examination. Coursework may take a variety of forms and could be individual or group work.

Study Abroad

This course offers you the opportunity to study abroad through the University's study abroad programme. Study abroad opportunities are available worldwide and in Europe under the Erasmus+ Programme.

Find out more http://www.herts.ac.uk/international/exchanges-and-study-abroad/study-abroad

Work Placement

A work placement is an optional aspect of this degree; students can spend twelve months either in work or six months in work and six months studying abroad. During this time you can be employed by a company and will subsequently be paid. In recent years students have been employed by:

  • Enterprise Rent A Car
  • Vauxhall
  • Debenhams

Structure

Level 4

Core Modules

  • Principles of Marketing - 15 Credits
  • Introduction to Management - 30 Credits
  • Economics for Business - 15 Credits
  • Accounting for Business - 15 Credits
  • Quantitative Methods for Management - 15 Credits
  • Accounting for Managers - 15 Credits

Optional

  • Information Technology for Business and Management - 15 Credits
  • Work and Organisations - 15 Credits
  • Global Perspectives in Business - 15 Credits
  • Mandarin Route A - 4a - 15 Credits
  • Mandarin Route A - 4b - 15 Credits
  • French Route C - 4a - 15 Credits
  • French Route C - 4b - 15 Credits
  • French Route A - 4a - 15 Credits
  • French Route A - 4b - 15 Credits
  • French Route B - 4a - 15 Credits
  • French Route B - 4b - 15 Credits
  • German Route C - 4a - 15 Credits
  • German Route C - 4b - 15 Credits
  • German Route A - 4a - 15 Credits
  • German Route A - 4b - 15 Credits
  • German Route B - 4a - 15 Credits
  • German Route B - 4b - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route A - 4a - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route A - 4b - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route B - 4a - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route B - 4b - 15 Credits
  • Japanese Route A - 4a - 15 Credits
  • Japanese Route A - 4b - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route C - 4a - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route C - 4b - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route A - 4a - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route A - 4b - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route B - 4a - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route B - 4b - 15 Credits

Level 5

Core Modules

  • Principles of Operations Management - 15 Credits
  • Managing People - 15 Credits
  • Enterprise - 15 Credits
  • Enhancing Employability - 15 Credits
  • Legal Issues for Managers - 15 Credits

Optional

  • Project Planning and Control - 15 Credits
  • Management Accounting for Business Decisions - 15 Credits
  • Financial Management - 15 Credits
  • Business Analysis Tools - 15 Credits
  • Exploring Business Ethics - 15 Credits
  • Cross-cultural Management - 15 Credits
  • European Employment Relations - 15 Credits
  • European Consumer Markets: Issues and Trends - 15 Credits
  • French Route A - 5a - 15 Credits
  • French Route A - 5b - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route A - 5b - 15 Credits
  • French Route B - 5a - 15 Credits
  • French Route B - 5b - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route B - 5a - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route B - 5b - 15 Credits
  • German Route A - 5b - 15 Credits
  • German Route A - 5a - 15 Credits
  • German Route B - 5a - 15 Credits
  • German Route B - 5b - 15 Credits
  • German Route C - 5a - 15 Credits
  • German Route C - 5b - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route A - 5b - 15 Credits
  • Mandarin Route A - 5a - 15 Credits
  • Mandarin Route A - 5b - 15 Credits
  • French Route C - 5a - 15 Credits
  • French Route C - 5b - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route C - 5b - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route A - 5a - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route A - 5a - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route C - 5a - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route B - 5a - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route B - 5b - 15 Credits
  • Japanese Route A - 5b - 15 Credits
  • Japanese Route A - 5a - 15 Credits

Level 6

Core Modules

  • Strategic Leadership in a Changing World - 30 Credits
  • Placement Portfolio - 0 Credits
  • Contemporary Issues in Business and Management - 15 Credits
  • Organisational Behaviour - 15 Credits

Optional

  • Industrial Placement Sem B only - 0 Credits
  • Industrial Placement Year - 0 Credits
  • Placement Study Abroad (South East Asia) - 0 Credits
  • Supply Chain Management - 15 Credits
  • Placement Study Abroad (North America) - 0 Credits
  • Placement Study Abroad (Australia) - 0 Credits
  • Placement Study Abroad A (Europe) - 0 Credits
  • Placement Study Abroad B (Europe) - 0 Credits
  • Placement Study Abroad (Europe) - 0 Credits
  • Industrial Placement (Semester A) - 0 Credits
  • Advanced Project and Risk Management - 15 Credits
  • Dissertation - Management - 30 Credits
  • International Human Resource Management - 15 Credits
  • Global Marketing Ethics and Culture - 15 Credits
  • Forecasting Methods for Managers - 15 Credits
  • International Financial Management - 15 Credits
  • Creative Problem Solving for Managers - 15 Credits
  • Small Business Management - 15 Credits
  • Service Operations Management - 15 Credits
  • Management Science in Business - 15 Credits
  • Research Methods - 0 Credits
  • Industry Practice in Management - 15 Credits
  • French Mini Project - 15 Credits
  • German Mini Project - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Mini Project - 15 Credits
  • German Project - 30 Credits
  • French Route A - 6a - 15 Credits
  • French Route A - 6b - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route A - 6a - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route A - 6b - 15 Credits
  • French Route B - 6b - 15 Credits
  • French Route B - 6a - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route B - 6b - 15 Credits
  • German Route A - 6a - 15 Credits
  • German Route A - 6b - 15 Credits
  • German Route B - 6a - 15 Credits
  • German Route B - 6b - 15 Credits
  • Mandarin Route A - 6a - 15 Credits
  • Mandarin Route A - 6b - 15 Credits
  • French Route C - 6a - 15 Credits
  • French Route C - 6b - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route C - 6a - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route C - 6b - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route A - 6a - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route A - 6b - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route B - 6a - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route B - 6a - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route B - 6b - 15 Credits
  • Japanese Route A - 6a - 15 Credits
  • Japanese Route A - 6b - 15 Credits
  • German Route C - 6a - 15 Credits
  • German Route C - 6b - 15 Credits

Fees & funding

Fees 2018

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £9250 for the 2018/2019 academic year

Part time
  • £1155 per 15 credits for the 2018/2019 academic year

International Students

Full time
  • £11950 for the 2018/2019 academic year

Part time
  • £1500 per 15 credits for the 2018/2019 academic year

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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Other financial support

Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

Living costs / accommodation

The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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Entry requirements...

96-112 UCAS points from qualifications which include a minimum of two 4 unit qualifications (e.g. A Levels), one 8 unit qualification (e.g. Pearson BTEC Diploma) or one 12 unit qualification (e.g. Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma).

GCSE Maths and English at Grade C (Grade 4 if completed from 2017 onwards).

‘All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English and International Foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.

For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page.’

For more details on the University of Hertfordshire's entry requirements, please visit our Undergraduate Entry Requirements page.

If you are planning to take a language as part of your degree, please refer to the Business School languages page to check your eligibility.

N.B. We have expressed our entry requirements within a tariff range. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (if applicable) together with your applications as a whole, including work experience and personal statement, and may make an offer at any point within the stated tariff range.

How to apply

2018

Start DateEnd DateLink
28/09/201820/05/2019Apply online (Full Time)
28/09/201820/05/2019Apply online (Part Time)
28/09/201820/05/2019Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)

2019

Start DateEnd DateLink
28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Full Time)
28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Part Time)
28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)