Studying our Swansea-based Business Management degree will give you the opportunity to gain a practical and analytical understanding of business and management while developing a range of transferable skills. This degree is designed to provide a broad-based knowledge of business organisations, their management and the environments in which they operate.
Programme modules will introduce you to key business disciplines such as finance, human resource management, marketing and professional development.
Skills such as project management, entrepreneurship, creativity, coaching, mentoring, critical thinking and communication are integrated across the modules.
The programme has a strong employability theme that is seen in the approach to delivery through the use of live projects and consultancy.
Although not specialising in a particular discipline, this programme will provide you with broad-ranging knowledge in the most common subject areas within business and management.
You will gain extensive insight into the theoretical and practical application of management theories and frameworks. You will also work with employers from a range of sectors and industries, allowing you to develop your practical work experience.
UWTSD ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in teaching quality in Business Studies.
Tuition Fees 2023/24:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year
N.B. the fees for international students stated here are for the BA Business Management only; we cannot accept international applications for HND or HNC in Business Management.
Why choose this course?
The involvement of industry experienced and research informed staff in teaching.
The opportunity to study abroad.
The opportunity to undertake at least two internships during the three-year programme.
Employability skills embedded across all modules.
The variety of modules and authentic assessments.
Opportunity to study some modules through the medium of Welsh.
What you will learn
This course is for students wishing to excel in a career in Business and Management. The programme shares a common first year, during which you take a range of compulsory modules covering a number of business disciplines, providing a broad understanding of business and management. This allows you, as the student, to gain a good understanding of the principles across a range of subject areas whilst also providing the opportunity to specialise in a particular discipline (such as marketing, human resources, finance and accounting) if desired.
The programme has been developed in conjunction with employers to ensure the relevant employability skills are developed alongside the academic rigor of a degree programme.
The Business School has long established relationships with local and regional businesses to deliver a programme of integrated extracurricular activities. This provides our students with a range of contacts, opportunities and experiences that form part of the learning experience, but also allows students to develop their knowledge, skills and practical capabilities necessary for the transition into employment.
Year One – Level 4 (CertHE, DipHE & BA)
The Changing Business Environment (20 credits; compulsory)
Leading and Developing People (20 credits; compulsory)
Strategic Management and Sustainability (20 credits; compulsory).
*For International students and online students only.
** Not available to International Students or to online students
Assessment methods vary from module to module but you can expect a range of assessments including, coursework, practical work and exams. Assessments combine academic rigor with authentic “real-world” tasks that demonstrate a students ability to meaningfully apply their knowledge and skills.
Graduate Attributes Framework
This Framework aims to develop your professional skills and competence alongside your academic subject knowledge. You’ll study up to 40 credits per level throughout your programme from the Graduate Attributes Framework.
The Graduate Attribute modules are designed to enable you to develop, and evidence, a range of career-focused skills related to your subject area. These skills include digital competency, research and project management, as well as such personal competencies as communication, creativity, self-reflection, resilience and problem-solving.
The course is suitable for those who have studied other subject areas prior to entry as well as those applicants who have studied this subject in the past. In particular, applicants with work experience, but few formal qualifications, may also join the programme following assessment of aptitude. The programme welcomes applicants who have A-level and Edexcel awards as well as a range of other certificates at this level from UK, EU and International bodies.
Other equivalent qualifications are accepted and the admissions panel will consider each application on an individual basis. Please note also that our offers are not based solely on your academic achievements; we take into account your full range of skills, experience and attainments when considering your application.
Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.
Our business degrees provide students with a broad range of skills that are sought after by a range of employers. Due to the flexible and broad nature of the programme graduates will be equipped to enter a range of industries and sectors including not of profit, public and private sectors. In 2015/16, ninety-eight percent of graduates from the Business School were in employment and/or further study after six months.
The Business School offers students dedicate placement support with industry-specific advice being offered by discipline experts. Students will have the opportunity to undertake placements/internships as part of their degree programme and/or in addition to the taught modules. Opportunities to join the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programmes of the associated industry bodies is also possible.
Extra costs to be borne by the student
As an institution, we seek to continually enhance the student experience and as a result, additional costs may be incurred by the student on activities that will add value to their education. Where possible these costs will be kept to a minimum with additional activities being optional.
There will be an additional fee of £1800 for students who choose to study the programme with the optional year in industry placement. Students undertaking placements abroad will incur travel, living and possibly accommodation costs, which is not included in the fee specified. The amount will depend upon location and the current state of the UK pound. For students undertaking placements in the USA, additional visa costs will apply.
Field trips and placement costs
Field trips will be available for students, which are optional. Costs for the UK and International trips will be provided at the beginning of the academic year.
Students will be expected to pay four weeks prior to field trips taking place. Travel and visa costs for overseas placements, three months before departure.
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.