Business Studies Top Up Day (at Bromley College)

BSc Hons Top Up (Day) at Bromley College Business Studies 2017/18

Year of entry

 

This is a one-year top-up (day) course for if you have already achieved either a foundation degree, HND or two years from an accredited university (240 credits). It is designed to prepare you for active participation in the management of business. It includes building a wide range of personal skills and experience demanded by employers. It is offered in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University.

Find out more about Business Studies Top Up at Bromley College.

The course is for those individuals who attain a Level 5 Business qualification, such as HND, Foundation Degree looking to continue their studies toward a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies.  If you want to enhance your skills and employability, or whatever your situation or career goals may be then a business degree is for you. 

Year 3

  • Strategic Management (20 credits)
  • Service Management (20 credits)
  • Knowledge Management (20 credits)
  • Business Ethics (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)

Year 3

Strategic Management

The aim of the module is to provide you with an understanding of the impact of the business environment and the resources of the organisation, both human and material, on strategic planning and choice. This will enable you to consider strategic alternatives, evaluate suitability and make you aware of the complex issues involved in implementing strategy and managing strategic change. The module will provide an overview of the concept of strategy and its management in organisations evaluating both the internal and external environments. An emphasis will be placed on helping you understand the competitive nature of business across all three sectors, and on the pragmatic application of tools and concepts in pursuit of organisational improvement.

Service Management

The module will provide you with an appreciation of the significant issues relating to management in the service sector and the management of the service provision in all sectors, focusing on the process of servitisation, managing the service encounter, service quality, service level, customer management and capacity management. The module will acquaint you with the complex demands made upon service management organisations and the challenges that staff within them face. You will gain an understanding of the environments in which services operate and will gain an appreciation of the different constraints placed upon them. You will explore a range of issues including, organisational management, HRM issues, legal issues, marketing and general environmental scanning issues.

Knowledge Management

The module will provide you with an understanding of the main concepts and theories of business and organisational knowledge and a practical perspective on its management in the private and public sectors. The module will cover the nature of knowledge, looking at epistemological issues impacting the typologies and sources of knowledge and exploring the distinction between tacit and explicit knowledge. You will explore knowledge and how it contributes to the strategic management of the organisation and its business functions. The module will examine ethical issues relating to the protection of intellectual property. You will examine the ways that knowledge management initiatives and issues can be addressed in organisations.

Business Ethics

The module is designed to help you develop an understanding of ethical theory, the ability to apply relevant theory to business situations, and to encourage you to develop your own individual perspective as ethical decision makers. The module will consist of a broad syllabus addressing practical considerations of the nature of ethics, the traditional and post-modern ethical theories to develop an appreciation of these theories in the practical setting of modern business processes. You will examine and apply contrasting theories using topical examples from business practice and will evaluate the relevance of concepts in today’s business environment.

Dissertation
The aim of the module is to provide you with the opportunity for the practical application of theory to a business oriented problem and to develop research skills and the principles of research design. You will learn how to produce a brief research proposal. You will benefit from individual and group tutorial support giving you the opportunity to discuss the nature, scope and suitability of the proposed study before it receives approval. You will undertake an extended research project in the area of their choice under the supervision of a member of the University Centre.
A good BSc (Hons) Business award enables you to continue your studies towards a Master Degree or Membership of professional institutions in areas such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) or the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). You will be equipped with skills to enter into a corporate business career, start your own business or enter into creative industries. The good thing about a business degree is that it can open the doors to many opportunities.

Fees

The 2017/18 annual tuition fees for this course are:

 UK/EUOverseas
Full-time £8,400 N/A
Part-time N/A N/A

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

*The following years of study after the foundation year are subject to the standard undergraduate UK/EU tuition fee set for each year. Visit the relevant degree page for full details.

*Full-time courses which have a Foundation Year 0 will have a 2017/18 UK/EU tuition fee of £6,165 in Year 0.

**Tuition Fee Scholarship discounts of £1,500 are available to eligible overseas students. Visit the International webpages for further information.

Please read the 2017/18 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2017/18 tuition fees and year on year fee increases

Further information

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students are expected to meet.

Costs applicable to all students

CategoryDescription
Text books Own purchase text books
Travel to other sites Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student
Library Fees and Fines Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any Library Fees and Fines applicable
Printing & Photocopying The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student

General principle policy

The University’s general principles policy for additional course fees are set out here

CategoryIncluded in the tuition feeAdditional cost to student
Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc) Yes, if the trip contributes to the course (whether it is part of an optional or compulsory module), but not including food and drink. Yes, if the trip is not an essential part of the course but is offered as an enhancement or enrichment activity, or for a student’s personal development.
Travel and accommodation costs for placements  No

Travel and accommodation costs for professional placements within the Education and Health & Wellbeing Faculties.

Travel and accommodation costs for other work placements. 
Text books No Own purchase text books.
DBS / Health checks No Yes
Professional Body registration No Yes
Travel to other sites (e.g. travel to swimming pool for lessons) No Yes
Clothing / Kit Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons. Yes, where the clothing is kept by the student and not essential for health and safety reasons.
Learning materials Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course. Additional materials beyond the standard provision essential for the course or where the costs are determined by the student’s area of interest and the outputs are retained by the student.
Library fees and fines No Yes
Printing and photocopying No Yes
Social events No, unless the event forms an essential part of the course. Yes, unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student.
The University Centre recognises the importance of professional body accreditation, to ensure that not only do we deliver well researched courses, but also that our students meet the professional expectations of prospective employers and have the opportunity to gain professional body qualifications.

UK/EU

Full-time study

Apply via UCAS

International

Full-time study

Need some help?

UK

For advice on completing your application please contact the Admissions Enquiry Team:

Email: admissions@canterbury.ac.uk
Tel:+44 (0)1227 782900

EU/International

Contact our International Team

Fact file

UCAS code

  • N105

Institutional code

  • C10

Length

  • 1 year full-time

Starts

  • September 2017

Entry requirements

  • Foundation Degree or HND in Business, Management or related subjects

    Applicants who require a Tier 4 Student Visa need to provide an IELTS 6 with minimum required component scores 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking

Location

School

  • Not applicable

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