BSc (Hons) in Management and Business Analytics

General

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Program Description

Business Analytics is utilised on a daily basis for organisations of all sizes and has become a must-have skill for graduates and employers. However, applying appropriate analytic techniques, managing technical staff, aligning business analytics to organisational strategy, managing data analytics projects and interpreting analytics remains a key challenge.

With all this in mind, this programme has been uniquely designed to equip students with the necessary technical and non-technical skills to succeed as business managers of the future.

Through invaluable inputs from leading industry professionals, we have tailored modules on this programme to offer a balance between the mechanics of business analytical methods and the dynamics of business and management decision making processes. Therefore, students on this programme will be thoroughly grounded in management and business analytics and relevant topics, underpinned by the main concepts, theories, and the latest techniques in the field.

Apart from the general business and management topics, you will develop your understanding of topics such as:

  • Fundamentals of Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data Analytics for Business
  • Business Law and Ethics
  • Business Forecasting and Analysis
  • Applied Business Analytics and Simulation

You will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with specialist analytics software, SAS, who is considered one of the world’s leading industry-standard data analytics software providers, widely used in the business world. In addition, our research-focused academics will facilitate your learning throughout the duration of this degree programme ensuring you remain up to date with the latest trends in the area of Management and Business Analytics.

Through innovative teaching and practical application, this programme aims at incorporating data analytics with management practices, therefore placing you at the forefront of graduate competition for roles such as Business Analyst, Marketing Manager, HR Specialist, Business Development Managers and many others.

Professional accreditation

We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown".

We use SAS, one of the world’s leading industry-standard data analytics software as part of this degree to train students.

SAS is one of our strategic partners and acknowledges this programme. They are advocates for our students gaining experience with the software, which is used widely in the business world.

Rankings

The University of Bradford is ranked 301-400 in the world for Business and Economics in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Entry requirements

112 UCAS points.

A-Levels: There are no specific subject requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM - there are no specific subject requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes: There are no specific subject requirements.

International Baccalaureate requirements: 112 points to include at least 2 HL subjects plus HL3 or SL4 in English and Maths

Plus a minimum of GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

English language requirements

  • Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course.

What you will study

First Year

Core

  • Finance and Accounting for Managers (AFE4015-B)
  • Foundations of Marketing (MAR4002-B)
  • Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (OIM4012-B)
  • Operations and Technology Management (OIM4011-B)
  • People, Work and Organisations (HRM4009-B)
  • Principles of Management (OIM4006-B)

Second Year

Core

  • Big Data Analytics for Business (OIM5015-B)
  • Business Forecasting and Analysis (OIM5016-B)
  • Business Law and Ethics (LAW4004-B)
  • Employability and Enterprise (HRM5004-B)
  • International Business Strategy (SIB5001-B)

Option

  • Integrated Marketing Communications (MAR5007-B)
  • Management of Information Systems (OIM5009-B)
  • Organisational Design and Analysis (HRM5014-B)
  • Strategic Management (SIB5003-B)

Third Year

  • Work Placement (MAL5009-Z)

OR

  • Study Abroad (MAL5010-Z)

Final Year

Core

  • Applied Business Analytics and Simulation (OIM6014-B)
  • Artificial Intelligence for Business (OIM6015-B)
  • Management and Business Analytics – Final Year Business Project (OIM6017-D)

Option

  • Business Ethics and Social Responsibility (HRM6010-B)
  • Consumer Insight (MAR6008-B)
  • Leading and Managing People (HRM6014-B)
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management (OIM6013-B)
  • Multinationals in Emerging Economies (SIB6011-B)
  • Risk Management and Derivatives (AFE6013-B)

Study abroad

As a student at the University of Bradford School of Management, you'll have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions around the world.

This gives you international experience, exposure to a different culture and opportunities to network with students and academics at other leading business schools.

Learning and assessment

Teaching on the programme will be directed, supported and reinforced through a combination of formal lectures, staff/student-led group discussions, personal research and guided self-study, tutorials, seminars and directed reading.

Teaching content and learning material will be informed by timely research and underpinned by case studies of real organisations, which will aid you in acknowledging the opportunities and challenges associated with Management and Business Analytics from practical, real-life perspectives. More specifically, business scenarios will be used during the in-class tutorials and specialist software workshops offer practical contextual learning.

The School of Management has a long tradition of ensuring that students develop academically with knowledge, understanding and personal skills that are relevant and fit the needs of contemporary business. Together, the exploration of leading research ideas and the application of knowledge and skills to real business problems pose interesting and appropriate challenges to our students.

You will be assessed by a mixture of written examinations, assessed coursework, case studies, group projects and presentations. Assessment is integrated with learning and teaching to support and demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes for individual modules and the programme as a whole.

You will have the opportunity to meet with members of the teaching team during their weekly ‘feedback hours’ if you require additional feedback or have any questions regarding material from your modules.

Fees, finance and scholarships

Tuition fee

  • Home: £9,250 (sandwich year: £925)
  • International: £16,090 (Management/Social Sciences)
    (sandwich year: £1,609)

Scholarships

Every year we award numerous non-repayable scholarships to UK, EU and international students on the basis of academic excellence, personal circumstances or economic hardship.

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes, there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Career Booster

During your time studying at the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences you will have the opportunity to take part in our distinctive career booster programme throughout the duration of your course. The programme is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and graduate attributes to be job-ready when seeking employment with leading innovative organisations. The Career Booster Programme offers you the opportunity to gain certificates in:

  • The European Computer Driving License (ECDL) - the benchmark for digital literacy.
  • Sage 50 Accounting and Sage 50 Payroll - training that will allow you to develop leading accounting and payroll software skills.
  • Project Manager Professional certificates - giving you the edge when seeking to become a Certified Project Manager.
  • Big Data analysis and reporting skills - using Software and Services (SAS) that will lead to certification.

In addition, the programme will also include activities to promote teamwork, confidence, communication and many other skills sought by employers.

Developing a portfolio of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificates will demonstrate to employers that you are not only ambitious but also take responsibility for your own professional development.

Career prospects

Throughout this course, you will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with specialist analytics software SAS.

SAS are considered one of the world’s leading industry-standard data analytics software providers and are widely used in the business world. They are one of our strategic partners and acknowledge our degree programme. Our students gain experience with the software, which is used widely in the business world.

In addition to this, our research-focused academics will facilitate your learning throughout the duration of this degree programme, ensuring you remain up to date with the latest trends in the area of Management and Business Analytics, preparing you for when you step into the world of work.

Through innovative teaching and practical application, this programme aims to incorporate data analytics with management practices. This will place you at the forefront of graduate competition for a variety of roles, such as Business Analyst, Marketing Manager, HR Specialist, Business Development Manager and many others.

Our four-year course, with a sandwich year in industry, allows you to gain real-world experience of working in the industry.

Last updated Mar 2020

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