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UWE Bristol Business Studies and Related Awards at University. Presentation Name: Deborah Sturge Title: Leader of Bristol Business School Student Support and Guidance. Why choose a Business Degree?. Employability and diversity of jobs Transferable skill set International orientation

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UWE BristolBusiness Studies and Related Awards at University


Name: Deborah Sturge

Title: Leader of Bristol Business School Student Support and Guidance

Why choose a Business Degree?

  • Employability and diversity of jobs

  • Transferable skill set

  • International orientation

  • Flexible degree structure

  • Choice of full-time or sandwich degree

What kind of job do students progress into on graduation?

  • Accounting – Chartered, CIMA exemptions

  • Management

  • Marketing and Marketing Communications

  • Personnel/Human Resources

  • Financial Analysis eg. City trader, Fund Management

  • Insurance & Banking, Stock broking, Financial Advice

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Administration

  • Event Management

  • The list is endless…..

Business degrees include….

  • Business Studies

  • Management

  • Business with …….

  • Marketing

  • International Business

  • Accounting & Finance (Financial Management)

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Economics

  • For example……..

UWE Business School Programmes

  • BA (Hons) programmes in

    Business Studies

    Business Studies with :

    • Accounting & Finance

    • HRM

    • Marketing

    • Economics

      Accounting and Finance

      Business Enterprise


      Economics of Money, Banking & Finance

      International Business


      Marketing Communications

  • BSc (Hons) Management

  • Related Programmes

    • BA (Hons) Agricultural Business Management

    • BA (Hons) Equine Business Management

    • BA (Hons) Sports Business Management

    • BA (Hons) Business Decision Analysis

    • BA (Hons) Business Information Systems

    • BSc (Hons) Management Science

    • BSc (Hons) Business in Property

    • Joint Honours degrees in:

      • Business and Law

    Entry Requirements

    What ‘A’ levels (or equivalents) are recommended?

    • Normally Business Studies and/or Economics or BAF Diploma

    • Others might include Maths, IT, Management, Leisure & Tourism, Sociology/Psychology, Law, Languages

    • Extended project (1/2 A level equivalent)

    • No fixed pre-requisites at BBS UWE

    • 280 points entry level at BBS 2011/12

      What else are Admissions staff looking for?

    • Evidence of business awareness in personal statements

    • Evidence of some business interests eg:

      • the Young Enterprise scheme, entrepreneurship projects, volunteering or paid work experience

    What should you look for in a business degree?

    • Pathways for specialisation, flexibility

    • Strong research and knowledge exchange

    • Tutors experienced in both business practice, research and teaching

    • Strong employability focus & strong links with industry

    • International environment & opportunities

    • Excellent placement support

    What is a placement?

    • A chance to put theory into practice & gain real work experience

    • Usually year 3 of a 4 year degree programme, home or abroad

    • Usually Minimum 40 weeks in paid employment

    • Fully supported by a Placements Officer

    Placements at UWE are a priority

    “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

    • Develop your business awareness

    • Develop your confidence

    • Better final results

    • Investigate future career options

    • Make yourself more marketable

    • Graduate job opportunities

    • Earn some money!

    Some examples of where UWE students have been working…

    Your placement can be in the UK or overseas

    Course specific considerations

    • Quality and content of course

      • Module cores and choices

    • Quality and accessibility of student support

      • Student services

    • Contact hours - how many?

    • Placement support and employability

    • External contacts & International opportunities

    • Quality of library resources

    • Entry tariff

    Study environment

    • Tutor contact & Size of cohort - course identity

    • Lectures, Workshops, Tutorials

    • Independent study and Research

    • Assessment

      • Essays , reports, projects, dissertation

      • Presentations, posters, videos, podcasts

      • Individual and group work

      • Exams

    What should you look for in a University?

    • Institution more broadly:

      • Location, location, location – always visit

        • Campus or not, old or new

        • Cost of travel

        • Cost, location, quality of accommodation

      • Student experience

        • Representation

        • Leisure activities & social life

        • Volunteering & work opportunities

        • International environment

    Sources of Information

    • University websites

    • UCAS – www.ucas.com

    • Unistats provides lots of course and institution information and the results of the National Student Survey: http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/

    • Times Online Good University Guide http://extras.timesonline.co.uk/tol_gug/gooduniversityguide.php

      • Beware league tables – don’t use as your sole resource!

    What should students gain from a degree?

    • Fundamental and specialist subject knowledge

    • Knowledge of business theory and how to apply it

    • Critical evaluation and analysis skills

    • Transferable skills for employment and lifelong learning

    • A diverse study environment

    • A supportive study environment

    • A great deal of fun!

    Business makes sense

    • Among the best employment prospects of all degree subjects

    • Sets you up for entry to a range of professions with good long term prospects

    • Develops strong transferable skills & provides flexible choices

    • Encourages lifelong learning

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