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Royal Holloway,
University of London

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Royal Holloway, University of London is one of the largest University of London Colleges and has an excellent reputation for teaching and research. It is ranked 17th in the UK in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014–15. Its renowned School of Management directs the BSc Business Administration.

The BSc in Business Administration is led by academics within the School of Management. Now one of Royal Holloway’s largest departments, the School gives high priority to original research in international business, and the deep understanding of the subject that follows is reflected in its teaching of management studies. All staff members are active researchers, and the publication of their findings in books and journals is a key part of their professional work.

BSc Business Administration:

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE, COURSES AND SPECIFICATION

You study 12 courses over a course of three years to earn the BSc Business Administration degree.

Stage 1 - Four Courses

Four Compulsory Courses (All specializations)

  • Foundations of quantitative methods for sustainable organisations
  • Interpreting management, market and consumption
  • Information systems and organisation studies
  • International business and accounting

Stage 2 - Four Courses

Three Compulsory courses (All Specializations)

  • Employability and human resource management
  • Strategic management and accounting
  • Operations management and marketing strategy

Plus One course as per the specialization

One Course from any of the following:

  • Managing organisation change and performance
  • Marketing research and digital marketing
  • The global economy and multinational enterprise

one compulsory course:

  • Marketing research and digital marketing

One Compulsory course:

  • Managing organisational change and performance

One Compulsory course:

  • The global economy and multinational enterprise

Stage 3 - Four Courses

BSc Business Administration:

One compulsory Stage 3 course:
Integrating management: business, leadership and innovation*

  • Consumer behaviour and global marketing*
  • Brands, branding and advertising
  • International human resource management*
  • The individual at work and globalisation*
  • Emerging markets and Asia Pacific business*
  • European business and international competition*

Three compulsory Stage 3 courses:

  • Integrating management: business, leadership and innovation*
  • Consumer behaviour and global marketing*
  • Brands, branding and advertising*
PLUS one optional Stage 3 course from:
  • International human resource management*
  • The individual at work and globalisation*
  • Emerging markets and Asia Pacific business*
  • Emerging markets and Asia Pacific business*
  • European business and international competition*

Three compulsory Stage 3 courses:

  • Integrating management: business, leadership and innovation*
  • International human resource management*
  • The individual at work and globalisation*
PLUS one optional Stage 3 course from:
  • Consumer behaviour and global marketing*
  • Brands, branding and advertising*
  • Emerging markets and Asia Pacific business*
  • Emerging markets and Asia Pacific business*
  • European business and international competition*

Three compulsory Stage 3 courses:

  • Integrating management: business, leadership and innovation*
  • Emerging markets and Asia Pacific business*
  • European business and international competition*
PLUS one optional Stage 3 course from:
  • Consumer behaviour and global marketing*
  • Brands, branding and advertising*
  • International human resource management*
  • The individual at work and globalisation*

Each 30-credit course is structured around core ‘capsules’ of learning. There are fourteen 'capsules' for each course with self-contained learning outcomes that support the course and programme outcomes.

Learning Capsules focus on;
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Case Studies
  • Articles
  • Assessment (Exam/coursework)

Assessment Methods

Each course of the Business Administration programme is assessed by one two-hour unseen written examination and one item of coursework. The marks achieved for the written examination and the coursework will be weighted on a 60:40 basis to calculate the overall mark for the course.

Coursework

The coursework is usually due in January. It comprises of an approximately 2000-3000 words essay. Weightage of this assessment method is 40 percent of total grade

Examination

The written examinations take place on one occasion each year, normally commencing in May. These are held at established centres worldwide. Weightage of this assessment method is 60 percent of total grade.

Entrance Requirements

Age 17+ by 30 November in the year of registration. A’ Level / IBDP or BTEC Business awards (provided grade BBB or above is achieved) Provide proof of competence in English by having UK GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level at grade C. Otherwise a test of proficiency may be required. Each application will be considered on an individual basis, and the decision will be taken at the discretion of the University of London.

Academic Progression

BSc Business Administration degree from Royal Holloway, University of London, gains you a level 6 qualification. This means the student can progress to various academic programmes, including*;
  • Global MBA in Business Management
  • MSc International Business Management
  • Master’s Degrees (eg, MPhil, MRes, MA)
  • Postgraduate Diplomas
Students can also follow onto Professional Certification, such as;
  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)
  • SAP Certified Application Associate – CRM
  • Human Resources Certifications (PHR, SPHR, SHRM)
*The list is not exhaustive and only for illustration purpose

Career Opportunities

University of London graduates are among the most employable in the world. Our rigorous courses provide not only subject specific knowledge but also important transferable skills that are valuable to your career progression. Royal Holloway, Business and Management alumni work in a variety of roles and have gone into a wealth of industries. BSc Business Administration opens pathway to gaining entry into leading corporations in Pakistan and internationally. Usually, Graduates further their career by taking on Management Trainee Programme or Apprenticeship positions.

Some profiles of graduates who have gone on to find career success after graduating from Royal Holloway, Click here for more details.

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