Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business Administration-Final Year programme aims to promote the ‘employability’ of its graduates in order that they can thrive in an increasingly competitive employment market. This is achieved this through a blend of academic study and skills development. It offers a business education, geared to professional practice, specialist careers, and self-employment and to the demands of general management.
University of Hertfordshire degrees prepare the students for a career in business and management; provide students with a thorough understanding of business and management practices and develop students’ transferable, intellectual and study skills. This degree is directly awarded by University of Hertfordshire, UK, one of the ambitious and entrepreneurial Universities. It offers excellence in teaching, learning and research and puts students at the heart of its activities.
Mode of Delivery
Supported Distance Learning
This is conducted as supported distance learning. The university works very closely with us, the support partner in Singapore for this programme. You will be using studynet, the university’s state-of-the art virtual learning environment, to access all the course materials, to receive and submit all the assignments and to communicate with staff and other students. We take care of the local arrangements such as tutorial support and other additional services to support this programme.
Applicants for direct entry to Level 6 from other programmes within the University or elsewhere must have gained a minimum of 240 credits at Levels 4 and 5, including a minimum of 120 credits at Level 5 and are required to demonstrate that their previous studies and experience have provided a broad equivalence to the learning outcomes of Levels 4 and 5 of the programme in the relevant field.
- Students gain a UK degree with local tuition and support but without overseas cost.
- Students can fit in study with family and work, taking advantage of the flexible study pattern and hours but with fixed deadlines.
- Students are part of a study community, both locally and internationally, and a full member of the University.
The normal entry requirements for the programme are:
- Relevant Diploma (3-year course) from polytechnics OR
- BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business OR
- Other relevant equivalent qualifications which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the University.
In addition to the requirements stated above, students entering the programme and whose first language is not English, or students whose medium of instruction on their qualifying programme was not English, will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English to TOEFL 550/IELTS 6.0 or an equivalent recognised qualification.
The module will focus on the many conflicting perspectives within the subject of Business Strategy and consider the problems involved in researching and developing strategies and plans and implementing them within the limitations of the organisation. It considers a range of analytical techniques and concepts both applying them and critically evaluating their usefulness through the use of case study work.
Leadership and Organisations
This module explores leadership and management within the context of the business organisation, complementing the knowledge and understanding of strategic issues developed through studies. It examines the development of leadership and management theory as well as discussing contemporary applications of theoretical approaches. Leadership styles and models are analysed, including their impact on follower performance.
The aim of this Module is to enable students to critically appraise digital economy solutions within the panoply of business strategies. Further, it will introduce students on the appropriate digital economy solutions within a company’s strategic objectives; effective digital economy solutions, in a company context, in order to enable the selection of an appropriate digital economy solution; and the contribution digital economy makes through the whole business cycle.
Global Marketing Ethics and Culture
This module develops students’ sound theoretical and practical understanding of global marketing, intercultural environment, ethics and values. Then, the application of these theories will then be actualised by students in creating opportunities and solving problems in given global marketing situations.
Issues in the Global Economy
The aims of the module are to develop an understanding of the key economic issues emerged in the process of globalisation and explore competing approaches which seek to explain changes in the global economy.
Contemporary Issues in Business and Management
The aims of this module are to enable students to gain a critical insight into a range of contemporary business issues whilst providing a forum for discussion, reflection & examination. In addition, the module will provide an opportunity for students to complete a substantial piece of individual research on contemporary issues in the business industry.
International Human Resource Management
The module provides contemporary, applied and critical insights into the management of people across borders and in multinational corporations (MNCs). The HR implications of managing international assignments are investigated, and in-depth exposition provided of HR contexts and features in major global regions.
Business and Commercial Awareness
The module will consolidate functional business knowledge and provide students with an opportunity to integrate theories and gain experience in a simulated business environment. Students will be encouraged to reflect upon that experience in preparation for their future business careers.
Full-Time / Part-Time: 12 months
Student must pass all the 8 modules to be awarded with the degree. Students must satisfy the minimum attendance requirements (75% for local students and 90% for international students) for the award of Certificate of Attendance (COA) in all the modules.
Each module is assessed for 100%. Assessment is based on coursework. The degree classification is calculated as below:
- First class Honours – 70% to 100%
- Upper second class Honours – 60% to 69%
- Lower second class Honours – 50% to 59%
- Third class Honours – 40% to 49%
All the modules are assessed based on coursework by UK. Assessments are conducted in January, March & September of every year.
Students interested in making an appeal, please read our appeal procedure. Please use our appeal form when making your appeal.
Expected date of release of Assessment result
Assessment results / Award of certificate will be available to the students within 3 months of the last assessment for that assessment cycle. Appeal on Assessment results needs to be done within 2 weeks from the date of release of results for that assessment cycle.
Fees & Funding
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