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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 bristol business studies and related awards at university

UWE BristolBusiness 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
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
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 degrees include….

  • Business Studies

  • Management

  • Business with …….

  • Marketing

  • International Business

  • Accounting & Finance (Financial Management)

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Economics

  • For example……..


Uwe business school programmes
UWE Business School Programmes

  • BA (Hons) programmes in

    Business Studies

    Business Studies with :

    • Accounting & Finance

    • HRM

    • Marketing

    • Economics

      Accounting and Finance

      Business Enterprise

      Economics

      Economics of Money, Banking & Finance

      International Business

      Marketing

      Marketing Communications

  • BSc (Hons) Management


  • Related programmes
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Some examples of where UWE students have been working…

    Your placement can be in the UK or overseas


    Course specific considerations
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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