UWE Bristol Business Studies and Related Awards at University
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1 UWE Bristol Business Studies and Related Awards at University PresentationName: Deborah SturgeTitle: Leader of Bristol Business School Student Support and Guidance
2 Why choose a Business Degree? Employability and diversity of jobsTransferable skill setInternational orientationFlexible degree structureChoice of full-time or sandwich degree
3 What kind of job do students progress into on graduation? Accounting – Chartered, CIMA exemptionsManagementMarketing and Marketing CommunicationsPersonnel/Human ResourcesFinancial Analysis eg. City trader, Fund ManagementInsurance & Banking, Stock broking, Financial AdviceEntrepreneurshipAdministrationEvent ManagementThe list is endless…..
4 Business degrees include…. Business StudiesManagementBusiness with …….MarketingInternational BusinessAccounting & Finance (Financial Management)EntrepreneurshipEconomicsFor example……..
5 UWE Business School Programmes BA (Hons) programmes inBusiness StudiesBusiness Studies with :Accounting & FinanceHRMMarketingEconomicsAccounting and FinanceBusiness EnterpriseEconomics of Money, Banking & FinanceInternational BusinessMarketing CommunicationsBSc (Hons) Management
6 Related Programmes BA (Hons) Agricultural Business Management BA (Hons) Equine Business ManagementBA (Hons) Sports Business ManagementBA (Hons) Business Decision AnalysisBA (Hons) Business Information SystemsBSc (Hons) Management ScienceBSc (Hons) Business in PropertyJoint Honours degrees in:Business and Law
7 Entry Requirements What ‘A’ levels (or equivalents) are recommended? Normally Business Studies and/or Economics or BAF DiplomaOthers might include Maths, IT, Management, Leisure & Tourism, Sociology/Psychology, Law, LanguagesExtended project (1/2 A level equivalent)No fixed pre-requisites at BBS UWE280 points entry level at BBS 2011/12What else are Admissions staff looking for?Evidence of business awareness in personal statementsEvidence of some business interests eg:the Young Enterprise scheme, entrepreneurship projects, volunteering or paid work experience
8 What should you look for in a business degree? Pathways for specialisation, flexibilityStrong research and knowledge exchangeTutors experienced in both business practice, research and teachingStrong employability focus & strong links with industryInternational environment & opportunitiesExcellent placement support
9 What is a placement?A chance to put theory into practice & gain real work experienceUsually year 3 of a 4 year degree programme, home or abroadUsually Minimum 40 weeks in paid employmentFully supported by a Placements Officer
10 Placements at UWE are a priority Develop your business awarenessDevelop your confidenceBetter final resultsInvestigate future career optionsMake yourself more marketableGraduate job opportunitiesEarn 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
11 Some examples of where UWE students have been working… Your placement can be in the UK or overseas
12 Course specific considerations Quality and content of courseModule cores and choicesQuality and accessibility of student supportStudent servicesContact hours - how many?Placement support and employabilityExternal contacts & International opportunitiesQuality of library resourcesEntry tariff
13 Study environment Tutor contact & Size of cohort - course identity Lectures, Workshops, TutorialsIndependent study and ResearchAssessmentEssays , reports, projects, dissertationPresentations, posters, videos, podcastsIndividual and group workExams
14 What should you look for in a University? Institution more broadly:Location, location, location – always visitCampus or not, old or newCost of travelCost, location, quality of accommodationStudent experienceRepresentationLeisure activities & social lifeVolunteering & work opportunitiesInternational environment
15 Sources of Information University websitesUCAS –Unistats provides lots of course and institution information and the results of the National Student Survey:Times Online Good University GuideBeware league tables – don’t use as your sole resource!
16 What should students gain from a degree? Fundamental and specialist subject knowledgeKnowledge of business theory and how to apply itCritical evaluation and analysis skillsTransferable skills for employment and lifelong learningA diverse study environmentA supportive study environmentA great deal of fun!
17 Business makes senseAmong the best employment prospects of all degree subjectsSets you up for entry to a range of professions with good long term prospectsDevelops strong transferable skills & provides flexible choicesEncourages lifelong learning