|Attendance||Apply||Year of entry|
|12 months equivalent to full time, with part-time attendance as required||Apply direct to the University||2017
This one-year, work-based course enables you to explore the theoretical concepts of business management and apply them to specific issues within your workplace, allowing you to make justified recommendations. It enables you to top-up your foundation/HND qualification to a BA(Hons), and is ideal if you are looking to continue your professional development or progress to postgraduate-level study.
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.
You will study four core modules, covering general business areas that apply to the majority of organisations. You will gain an understanding of the perspectives and theories relating to the leadership of people and the strategic management of human resources within an organisational setting. You will also apply marketing theory and strategic management theories and concepts to the workplace, with a view to producing well-researched recommendations for your company. Finally, you will learn about the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship as a means of creating both financial and social value, and how to make innovation happen in your workplace.
The modules are delivered through interactive seminar sessions taught at the University over two days per month (Friday and Saturday) during term time, along with work-based learning and self study. Each module includes a substantial individual work-based project to link your studies of theory to your workplace.
The course attracts a diverse mix of people of all ages working at all levels in a wide variety of companies. This enables you to learn about other organisations as well as your own.
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.
This module focuses on building understanding of the perspectives and theories relating to the leadership of people and the strategic management of human resources (SHRM) employed within an organisational setting. Students will critically evaluate the debates about the different theories and practices relating to how organisations maximise the contribution of human resources to organisational capability. Students will be able to select an aspect of human resource management and leadership management and apply theoretical concepts to the workplace with a view to producing well-researched recommendations.
This module is a core requirement for students studying the Business Management Practice BA(Hons) course. It allows students to explore subjects introduced at levels 4 and 5 in more depth. Particular emphasis will be placed on applying specific marketing theory to the workplace. Students will be able to select an aspect of marketing management and apply theoretical concepts to the workplace with a view to producing well-researched recommendations.
This module is a core requirement for students studying the Business Management Practice BA(Hons) course. It allows students to explore strategic management related issues. Students will critically evaluate and debate contemporary developments in this field. Particular emphasis will be placed on applying specific strategic management theories and concepts to the workplace.
Innovation is fundamental to all economies, societies and organisations as a means of creating both financial and social value. Innovation is delivered by an entrepreneurial management, defined as a specific set of management capabilities and competences. Innovation is therefore a key driver of economic growth and addressing social and environmental problems the state cannot address. Government understand only too well how innovation and entrepreneurship underpins future economic prosperity. The module is therefore of critical importance to students in the workplace.
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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Kingston Business School joins an elite group of the top 5 per cent of institutions worldwide awarded the prestigious AACSB accreditation.