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If you have a passion for numbers and want to apply them to real life settings, this course is for you.
Businesses rely on data to make decisions across all their core functions. Whether it’s data on employee performance, supply chains, or market trends, managers today need to be able to work with numbers. On our BSc Business Analytics and Management course, you’ll learn the skills to interpret, analyse and present data to influence and facilitate good business decisions while developing your understanding of other key business functions.
You’ll learn coding and master Excel with support from our expert staff who have endless experience working with real companies. You spend a year in industry following your second year of study, enabling you to apply your expertise in a work setting while earning a salary. You will graduate a confident business leader, ready to make decisions, solve problems and find innovative solutions.
Gain CV boosting work experience.
Study at a Triple Crown Accredited business school.
Take a ‘selfie year’ and bring your business ideas to life at our aspire centre.
Our expert teaching staff appear in the top 2% of researchers worldwide.
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Our typical offer levels are listed below and include indicative contextual offers. If you hold alternative qualifications just get in touch and we'll be glad to discuss these with you.
32 points overall or 16 points at HL including Mathematics 4 at HL or SL
Mathematics grade 4 / C and English grade 4 / C.
Pass all components of the University of Kent International Foundation Programme with a 60% overall average (plus 50% in LZ013 Maths and Statistics if you do not hold GCSE Maths at 4/C or equivalent).
The University will consider applicants holding T level qualifications in subjects closely aligned to the course.
The University welcomes applications from Access to Higher Education Diploma candidates for consideration. A typical offer may require you to obtain a proportion of Level 3 credits in relevant subjects at merit grade or above.
This module listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.
Your first year is an introduction to the world of business analytics. You'll learn the ins and outs of a number of areas including accounting and marketing, while also building up your programming and mathematical skills. By the end of this year you’ll have set a foundation for you analytical skills that can be applied across the different areas of business.
In your second year, you’ll strengthen your data skills through the modules that you’ll study. You’ll learn about core business functions like HRM and operations management while also focusing on the three essential areas of business analytics: predictive, prescriptive, and descriptive analytics. By the end of this year you’ll have a command of data analysis techniques and develop the confidence to present your findings in persuasive ways that you can apply to any real-life setting.
You spend a year in industry, supported by a dedicated placement team and a programme designed to ensure that students gain experience in the functional areas and industries of their choice. For students taking one of the specialist pathways, our strategic partnerships provide opportunities for placements in specific areas.
The placement allows you to experience, first hand, many of the issues addressed in the taught programme and to use the tools, techniques and applications in a real business setting. It will become a vital component of your CV and will give you a distinct advantage over other business graduates.
The Year in Industry to which the module relates provides a structured opportunity to combine appropriate developmental work experience or entrepreneurial activity with academic study. The Year in Industry experience allows students to develop and reflect on managerial and / or professional practice in real and often complex situations, and to integrate this with the study of the relevant subject(s) of their main programme. Where relevant, they develop, reinforce and apply professional and / or technical expertise in an employment or entrepreneurial context.
The ability to integrate this work based learning with the modules of Stages 1, 2 and 3 is a high level cognitive task. The particular combination of the student's degree programme and choice of modules together with the great variety of increasingly diverse Year in Industry situations make the "curriculum" of each Year in Industry unique. The unifying features, with which the project for this module is concerned are integration of theory and practice, and the development of the student as an independent learner and reflective practitioner.
This background is why the report for the module has to be linked to the Year in Industry portfolio.
The assembly, content and organisation of this activity are assessed in BUSN6990 Year in Industry Experience. This module assesses how effectively the student can use this to demonstrate integration of theory and practice, self-assessment of achieved learning and reflection on this.
The Year in Industry experience provides you with a structured opportunity to combine work experience or entrepreneurial activity with academic study.
The Year in Industry allows students to develop and reflect on managerial and/or professional practice in real and often complex situations, and to integrate this with the study of the relevant subject(s) of your main degree programme.
Where relevant, students develop, reinforce and apply professional and/or technical expertise in an employment or entrepreneurial context. The placement portfolio requires students to document their experiences in relation to both their university studies as well as to a wide range of employability skills.
In addition, the portfolio allows demonstration of professional development through the collection and presentation of relevant evidence.
To be able to undertake this module it is necessary for the student to secure a placement or to have validated a Business Start-Up during Stage 2.
The Business Start-Up should build on the student's planned business activity as developed and validated by the ASPIRE Business Start-Up Journey.
The particular combination of the student’s degree programme and choice of modules together with the great variety of increasingly diverse Year in Industry situations make the "curriculum" of the Year in Industry essentially unique.
This module documents and assesses the evidence of Year in Industry learning being achieved.
Your final year gives you the chance to showcase how you’ve grown on the course. You’ll take essential modules in leadership and strategy as well as learning about key topics like simulation modelling. You’ll also choose from optional modules in far-reaching areas of business activity. You’ll graduate, ready to take on any analytical task a business can throw at you, with the skills to be a confident business leader, ready to make decisions and solve problems at a high level.
Our enthusiastic team of international teaching staff are all experts in their field of study and are regularly published in leading journals worldwide. They guide and support your learning, bringing their subject to life and drawing you into the conversation through lectures, seminars, workshops and PC labs.
Your progress is assessed through a mix of coursework – including reports, essays and presentations - and exams. Undergraduate students can expect around 8 contact hours per week, depending on year of study and optional module choices made. The remainder of the working week consists of self-guided study
For a student studying full time, each academic year of the programme will comprise 1200 learning hours which include both direct contact hours and private study hours. The precise breakdown of hours will be subject dependent and will vary according to modules. Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.
Methods of assessment will vary according to subject specialism and individual modules. Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.
For programme aims and learning outcomes please see the programme specification.
We learned how to interpret existing data to determine patterns and predict future outcomes and trends.
Kent Business School students find work in public and private sector management both overseas and in the UK in a wide range of companies and organisations, including:
The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:
For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.
For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.*
The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.
Fees for undergraduate students are £1,850.
Fees for undergraduate students are £1,385.
Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status.
Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details.
At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence.
The scholarship will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of A*AA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications (including BTEC and IB) as specified on our scholarships pages.
Our ASPIRE labs offer a unique and exciting entrepreneurial education via informal drop in sessions and our Business Start-up journey.
ASPIRE offers a unique and exciting entrepreneurial journey to develop your business idea, designed to inspire and encourage creativity.
If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.
We welcome applications from students all around the world with a wide range of international qualifications.
Kent ranked top 50 in the The Complete University Guide 2023 and The Times Good University Guide 2023.
Kent has risen 11 places in THE’s REF 2021 ranking, confirming us as a leading research university.
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