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Course Essentials

Looking to develop your understanding of business? Keen to gain marketing skills? Then this is the course for you. This business degree focuses on skills and knowledge specific to marketing planning and strategy, and marketing communications, which can be applied across the world and in your choice of industry.

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CMI Membership included:

You’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of resources.

Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
N500
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Business (Marketing) (CMI)
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Entry Requirements

This course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; or
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

If you have work experience

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

Marketing is an essential part of a business, not just in attracting customers but in feeding intelligence to the management team to support effective decision making and planning. Throughout this degree course the modules are designed to give you specialist knowledge and a range of practical skills that will enable you to become an effective marketer.

Modules are:

Level 4

  • Developing Personal and Management Skills
  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Finance
  • People in Organisations
  • Marketing Communications

Level 5

  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Business Processes
  • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
  • Business Analysis
  • Market Intelligence
  • Marketing Planning

Level 6

  • Contemporary Management Issues
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Self and Others
  • International Marketing
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Assignment
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Fees & Funding

Fees

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Other options include:

Self-funding

If you choose to pay for the course yourself you can pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations, simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship

Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Careers Impact

Marketing is core to all organisations, so successful graduates will have opportunities across the private, public and voluntary sectors. Anything from financial, consumer and information technology industries to not-for-profit organisations, such as charities, local government and higher education institutions could be potential places of work.

Gaining work experience during your degree can help you narrow your choice and start building experience and contacts that can help you when you graduate. 90% of our students work while they study. Due to the flexible online study format, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience before you graduate.

What skills will I leave this course with?

  • Professional level skills in business, supplemented by an understanding of marketing in particular.
  • Understanding of key aspects of current practice in marketing as well as emerging developments
  • Essential skills and tools to work professionally in a business situation and to be creative and professional practitioner, working independently and as part of multidisciplinary team.
  • Effective communication through a variety of media.
  • An awareness of those entrepreneurial approaches and commercial/business skills which best encourage the growth of enterprise and support the creation of new businesses.

So, where can I go after Uni?

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Brand Manager
  • Campaign Manager
  • Communications Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Executive
  • Communications Executive or Assistant

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

  • Event Organiser
  • Product Manager
  • Public Affairs Consultant
  • Public Relations Account Executive
  • Public Relations Officer
  • UX Analyst

While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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