BA (Hons) Business Administration (Online)
This course offers a sound foundation in business and the disciplines which underpin business. Delivered online by Hertfordshire Business School and UH Online (the University's centre for online distance learning), this course gives you the flexibility of fitting study around your work and other commitments.
For more information about how to apply, funding and how online study works, please visit UH Online.
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Why choose this course?
- Gain a thorough understanding of business and management practices at local, national and international levels.
- Preparation for a career in business and management.
- Develop your practical transferable skills within a global context.
The normal entry requirements for the programme are GCSE Maths and English at grade C and above (or equivalent) and:
- 240-280 UCAS points from a minimum of two GCE/VCE A levels or one VCE Double Award, or
- An overall pass in an Access to HE Diploma with a Merit profile in the 45 Level 3 units OR
- Equivalent qualifications to be assessed by the Admissions Tutor
GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above, or qualifications recognised as equivalent by the University (on its website) at http://www.herts.ac.uk/apply/entry-requirements/undergraduate-degrees/gcse-equivalent-entry-requirements.
A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or qualifications recognised as equivalent by the University on its website at http://www.herts.ac.uk/apply/entry-requirements/undergraduate-degrees will be accepted as alternative to GCSE English Language at grade C.
[*IELTS at no lower than 5.5 in every band]
Direct entry requirements into Level 6
Do you already have a Foundation Degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business? You can then apply for a direct entry to level 6, which means you can study for the BA (Hons) Business Administration (online) award over three consecutive semesters (12 months). Visit the BA (Hons) Business Administration (online) Top Up Course Page
- Foundation Degree in a Business-related subject, with an average of 55% at Level 5 OR
- HND in Business with 2 Distinctions and an average of a Merit in the remaining Level 5 modules OR
- ABE Level 6 or Level 6 Extended Diploma with a B/Merit profile OR
- Equivalent qualifications/experience to be assessed by the Admissions Tutor
Students with GCSE English Grade C but no further formal academic qualifications, including Maths, may, at the discretion of the Programme Tutor, apply initially to take three modules over four consecutive semesters as an alternative, preliminary admissions route. These modules must include ‘Quantitative Methods for Business (Online)’ and ‘The Business Professional 1 (Online)’ and one further module selected by the Programme Tutor in liaison with the applicant. If these modules are all passed within the four semester period, at first attempt, then the student can then register to study on BA Business Administration (Online). This is a programme-specific regulation.
This programme gives you flexibility in your studies at university resulting in flexibility in your choice of career at the end of your course. You will acquire a much broader base of knowledge and experience that could really widen your employment opportunities. Graduates have found employment in diverse roles such as computer programmers, design engineers, management development specialists, accountants and project managers. Over 72% of our graduates had entered employment six months after graduation, and a further 17% had gone on to further study or training.
Online distance learning gives you the flexibility of when and where to study. However, interacting with other students and tutors is still important, so this flexibility is combined with online discussion, podcasts and online synchronised, where possible. To keep you on track, assessments are also scheduled at specific times.
The BABA (online) course is studied part-time over 5-6 years, and you will need 360 credits to complete the qualification. A typical part-time study rate is 60 credits per year, students will be studying TWO (2) modules per study period (‘semester’). All modules on the Online course are worth 15 credit points. A 15-credit module indicates between 100 and 150 hours’ of work on the part of the student over a semester which includes reading, engaging with exercises and practical work, taking part in discussions online and completing assessments. For this reason it is essential that you prepare a study plan during the programme induction to set aside sufficient time for work, studies and assessments.
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*Fees are subject to change in line with government changes and inflation
Last updated December 19, 2016