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Digital technology is transforming the retail industry, revealing a wide range of opportunities for skilled managers with up-to-date knowledge and creative retailing ideas. Graduates of the University of Bolton’s BSc (Hons) Business Management (Retail) with foundation year taught at our London Academic Centre by our learning partners Regent College London, also receive the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management.
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Business management qualifications open doors and are considered essential whether you are looking to pursue a career in business, or achieve higher levels of responsibility in your current work.
Our BSc (Hons) in Business Management (Retail) with foundation year offers a strong grounding in an essential range of contemporary business management subjects combined with the opportunity to focus your studies in the final year. When you successfully complete the course you’ll also receive the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management.
The foundation year is the first year of this four-year degree, offering an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of business and management alongside study skills development. It's designed to prepare you for degree-level study.
By studying core modules that are common between all our BSc (Hons) Business Management programmes, you’ll be exposed to key concepts in areas such as business law, leadership and people management, marketing, strategic management, information systems and big data, project management, finance, innovation and enterprise. This solid foundation will support your advanced studies into specialist areas including retail operations, global consumer behaviour and digital marketing strategy.
Graduates of the BSc (Hons) Business Management (Retail) with foundation year pathway will receive a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management from the CMI (Chartered Management Institute).
The Level 5 Diploma is the CMI’s benchmark qualification and offers the quickest exemption route towards Chartered Manager (CMgr MCMI) status. Chartered Manager status is only awarded by the CMI and is the highest status that can be achieved in the management profession.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
Our dual award BSc (Hons) Business Management (Retail) with foundation year course is designed to provide a broad understanding of business functions within the business and commercial world with the opportunity to develop expertise in the specific area of retail.
The course offers you a route into general management as well as the specialist area of retail, so you can tailor your skills and knowledge to pursue your chosen career. Areas such as business supply chain management, enterprise, finance, law, marketing and people management would also be open to you. The dual qualification gained on successful completion of this course is designed to enhance your employability in your preferred field of management.
In addition to nurturing academic and sector-specific knowledge, the programme aims to support your development of key employability skills, such as critical thinking, problem-solving and data analysis. Overall, the course aims to give you an essential appreciation of the skills needed to thrive and adapt in the changing world of work.
Graduates with specialist retail knowledge underpinned by a broader understanding of how businesses and managers operate have a competitive advantage when entering employment or self-employment. As a graduate of this course, you’ll be equipped to enter a wide range of business and management roles in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Possessing retail-specific expertise and knowledge of the operational and staffing concerns relevant in a retail environment is valuable for roles where you advise organisations on retailing matters. You might also pursue a career as a manager within the retailing sector. Alternatively, you’ll be well placed to embark on careers in areas such as marketing, human resource management, finance, customer service management, advertising, merchandising, logistics and supply chain management and accountancy.
You may choose to undertake further study in order to develop your expertise in a particular area. A wide range of postgraduate and professional development courses are available in areas such as human resources, marketing, finance, law, computing and international business management. Studying for an MBA is also another option.
Graduates can also use the qualification as a stepping-stone into a range of other careers. For some of these roles, relevant experience and/or postgraduate study may be required. Some of these careers include:
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Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2022-2023 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student's course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For 2022-2023 entry, the maximum government approved undergraduate tuition fee for UK students is £9,250 per year. The University is able to charge this fee subject to an approved Access and Participation Plan for 2022-2023 and its current rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
You can apply for up to 5 courses through UCAS (at the same or different institutions) for a fee of £27. Alternatively, if you only wish to apply for a single course at a single institution then a reduced applicant's fee of £22.50 is applicable.
The online application form and guidance notes are available on the UCAS website.
You will need the following information to complete your UCAS application form:
Institution Code Name: BOLTN
Institution Code Number: B44
Tel: 0870 1122211
As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
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Lectures will be used to introduce the core course content, while seminars will allow you to explore subjects in greater detail. Tutorials offer space for you to ask any questions you have, ensuring you understand the topics covered in the lectures and seminars. We use case studies and practical scenarios as a means to help you learn to apply academic theory to real-life practical scenarios, allowing you to gain insights into contemporary practice in a working business environment. You’ll also be expected to undertake considerable guided independent study; for instance, library research and background reading, preparing for seminar and tutorial activities, and working on assignments.
Furthermore, you’ll be expected to adopt work-based learning as part of your employment or during a work experience placement.
Guest lectures and presentations by a variety of visiting speakers from relevant employment areas will offer you the chance to further develop your knowledge and understanding.
In terms of assessment, you can expect time-constrained exams, essays, reports, presentations, portfolios, and others. These contribute to your final module mark and allow you to demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes.
We also use other forms of assessment to help you learn, provide you with feedback, and inform your development. These do not, however, count towards your final module mark.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
|Level one||Coursework 42%, Practical exams 32%, Written exams 26%|
|Level two||Coursework 67%, Practical exams 25%, Written exams 8%|
|Level three||Coursework 66%, Practical exams 15%, Written exams 19%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 66%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 34%|
|Level two||Guided independent study 66%, Placement/study abroad 17%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 17%|
|Level three||Guided independent study 77%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 23%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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