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Business BA/BSc(Hons)

Attendance UCAS code/apply Year of entry
3 years full time See course combinations for joint honours UCAS codes 2017
4 years full time with year in industry See course combinations for joint honours UCAS codes 2017

Why choose this course?

This joint honours course enables you to study business (as a minor field) in combination with another subject. The course provides a broad coverage of business topics.

See the course combinations section for more information about the different joint honours options.

Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools.

What you will study

You will study one Business module each year alongside modules from your major field.

Year 1 will introduce you to the business function with a focus on marketing, data analysis, information systems, economics and the business environment. This will equip you with the tools and skills to collect and analyse data and present solutions to real-world problems. You will also learn basic business and economic concepts and their application to current issues.

Year 2 will examine key issues in human resource management (HRM), including how various policies and practices can create an environment in which employees perform well. You will also learn about financial resource management, including the principles and construction of key financial statements. This will enable you to interpret financial information to make appropriate economic decisions and recommendations.

Year 3 considers the role of management and the importance of strategic analysis and decision-making. You will develop an understanding of the environment in which organisations operate and how they achieve competitive advantage.

You will be registered with the faculty responsible for the major field you choose to combine with Business.

Module listing

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

Year 1

  • This module is designed to introduce you to the business function, with specific focus on marketing, data analysis, information systems, economics and the business environment. This module will equip you with the tools and skills to collect and analyse data, and present solutions to real-world problems based on marketing data. You will learn basic business and economic concepts and their application to current issues.

     
  • Modules from your major field

Year 2

  • This module considers the extent to which an efficient and effective management of human and financial resources can help organisations to achieve and sustain a competitive advantage. It examines key issues in human and financial resource management, using appropriate conceptual and analytical frameworks which can help to explain the choices available to organisations, and their likely reasons for adopting different approaches to the management of human and financial resources. The module examines key issues in strategic HRM. It demonstrates how various HRM policies and practices can be employed and intertwined to create an environment in which employees are satisfied and perform well. The module also explains the principles and construction of the key financial statements and prepares students to interpret financial information to make appropriate economic decisions and recommendations. In so doing, it provides opportunities for applied learning and professional development.

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  • Modules from your major field

Year 3

  • This module considers the development of the role of management in organisations, the importance of strategic analysis and decision making to enable sustainable development and the different contexts in which organisations might operate. You will develop an understanding of the environment in which organisations operate and how organisations use internal resources and competences to achieve competitive advantage. The module examines the role of culture and management in organisations, and the options for growth and development.

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  • Modules from your major field

You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University on a not-for-credit basis as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

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