The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Business Administration and Economics BA (Hons)
This is a full-time joint honours programme within the Business Administration subject area.
- Subject area: Business Administration
- Award: BA (Hons)
- Code: LN11 (Business Economics)
- Location: Canterbury
- Honours: Joint
- Mode of study: Full-time
- Duration: 3 years
- Start: 2013
- Year in industry: Yes
- Year abroad: No
- Institution(s): University of Kent
Management and business are in the top ten subjects for degree course choices as they combine excellent academic training with good career prospects. The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree gives you the academic foundation you need for a career in business or management.
The programme equips you with the fundamental skills and knowledge essential for managing the key areas of organisations: accounting, human resource management, quantitative methods, marketing, strategy and operations management. In addition, it gives you the choice of following specialist options, such as entrepreneurship and diversity, or spending a year working in industry.
Kent Business School students and staff come from a great variety of backgrounds and nationalities, which leads to a multicultural learning environment with a supportive and flexible approach to teaching.
As this is a joint honours programme, you may find it useful to read both of the following subject leaflets for more information:
As this is a joint honours subject, please see both subject leaflets below for more details about the modules you may take:
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Teaching and assessment
In a typical week, you spend six to eight hours in lectures, and four or five hours in classes, group discussion and seminars. Modules also involve individual study and sessions in the computer laboratories. In your final year, you take at least one project module, including the possibility of a 30-credit business/management project on a topic of your choice. Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and exams.
All of our modules are taught by a combination of lectures and small group sessions, which include seminars, computing practicals, problem sets, debates and role-play games. On average, you have a total of 12-14 hours of lecture, seminar and other formal contact time per week.
The School of Economics is committed to making sure that you leave Kent with much more than just a degree in Economics. We put great emphasis on the development of transferable skills, including numeracy, analytical problem solving, data analysis, and written and oral communication, as well as subject-specific skills for further study at postgraduate level.
The modules are assessed by continuous assessment of coursework throughout the year and an end-of-year exam in the final term. A number of modules at each stage are assessed solely through coursework.
Kent Business School equips you with the skills you need to build a successful career. Through your studies, you acquire communication skills, the ability to work in a team and independently, and the ability to express your opinions persuasively and with passion. Through modules on entrepreneurship such as our New Enterprise Start-up module, we give you the confidence and the expertise you need to start your own business and, through our varied contacts in the business world, we give you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as part of your degree.
Our BBA graduates work in a variety of careers in management, business analytics, marketing, website management, recruitment and business development for companies such as Hays Consulting, Juniper Networks, Hewlett-Packard, IBM or Microsoft.
Kent graduates have a high success rate in the graduate employment market, with past students going on to careers in accountancy, banking, finance, journalism, management consultancy and business. The range of modules available on the programme gives you the opportunity to tailor your degree to support your particular career choice, giving you a competitive edge in the employment market.
Employers who have recruited our graduates in recent years include the Government Economic Service, Bank of England, the Financial Services Authority and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
For more information on the services Kent provides to improve your employment prospects, visit www.kent.ac.uk/employability
The Kent IFP is open to overseas students who narrowly miss our Stage 1 entry tariff or who fail to meet the University’s English Language matriculation requirement. Passing the IFP with an overall average of 65%, including passing all components, and achieving 65% in the Mathematics and Economics modules, guarantees you entry onto the first year of these degree programmes.
ABB at A level, IB Diploma 33 points overall or 16 points at Higher Level.
A level Economics grade B or A level Business Studies grade A if taken.
GCSE Mathematics grade A.
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Key Information Sets
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