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BScBusiness Management with Communications (Year in Industry)

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Our graduates are in great demand because they have both communications and marketing knowledge, together with a demonstrated skills set. Our BSc Business Management with Communications and Year in Industry programme, with teaching from industry experienced staff, sees students gain graduate jobs globally, with alumni at Jaguar Land Rover, Barclays, Lloyds, Disney, PwC, Ogilvy, Edelman, Sky, Channel 4 and McCann.

Programme structure

First Year
Core modules
Managing Financial Resources (20 credits)
Introduction to Marketing and Communications (IMAC) (20 credits)
Economics for Business (A) or Economics for Business (B)* (20 credits)
Organisations, Management and Entrepreneurship (20 credits)
Personal, Professional and Academic Development (20 credits)
Widening Horizons Module (20 credits)
*Depending on prior learning

Second Year
Core modules
Research Methods (20 credits)
Responsible Business (20 credits)
Pathway compulsory modules
Creative Campaign Production (20 credits)
Public Relations and Reputation Management (20 credits)
Marketing Communications (20 credits)
Optional modules
Students must choose a further 20 credits from the optional modules below:

Accounting and Finance theme
Accounting, Management & Accountability (20 credits)
Managerial Finance (20 credits)
Communications theme
Public Relations and Reputation Management (20 credits)
Event Management and Destination Marketing (20 credits)
Marketing theme
Consumer Behaviour (20 credits)
Services and Retail Strategy (20 credits)
Business Economics theme
Business, the Economy and Government (20 credits)
Intermediate Business Economics and the Macroeconomy (20 credits)
Models of Business (20 credits
Organisations & Entrepreneurship theme
Managing in Business to Business Networks & Markets (20 credits)
Managing Operations and Projects (20 credits)
Human Resource Management (20 credits)
Organisational Behaviour (20 credits)
Strategy and International Business theme
Change Management (20 credits)
Contemporary Capitalism (20 credits)
Third Year
Year in Industry (120 credits)

Final Year
Core modules
Students must complete either a Dissertation (40 credits), an Extended Essay (20 credits) or a Marketing Communications Placement (20 credits).

Pathway compulsory modules
Strategic Global Communications (20 credits)
Branding in a Digital Age (20 credits)
Optional modules
Students studying on Communications pathways must choose a further 60 or 40 credits from optional modules outlined below:

Accounting and Finance theme
Accounting, Decision-Making & Governance (20 credits)
Entrepreneurial Finance (20 credits)
Communications theme
Strategic Global Communications (20 credits)
Marketing theme
Contemporary Issues in Marketing (20 credits)
Marketing Society and Sustainability (20 credits)
Business Economics theme
Economics of Labour Markets (20 credits)
Advanced Business Economics (20 credits)
Britain and the EU (20 credits)
Globalisation, Innovation and Competitiveness (20 credits)
Organisations & Entrepreneurship theme
Organisation Studies: Past, Present and Future (20 credits)
Small Business and Entrepreneurship (20 credits)
Fundamentals of Leadership (20 credits)
Crisis Management (20 credits)
Strategy and International Business theme
International Human Resource Management (20 credits)
International Employment Relations (20 credits)
Business Strategies in Developing Countries (20 credits)
Professional Development Module (20 credits)

Career opportunities

We feel proud and privileged that our students have chosen to put their fledgling careers in the hands of Birmingham Business School. So we want to make sure you achieve your full potential throughout your studies and gain the best career opportunities to fulfil your ambitions. We pride ourselves on our graduates high levels of employability and will help you to plan, manage and achieve your career goals, giving you the competitive edge when it’s time to start job hunting.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States