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BBABusiness Administration

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
Tuition fee £13,350.00 per year
Course code N100
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In the wake of the financial crash, organisations around the world face difficult decisions and unprecedented challenges. Our turbulent business environment shows no signs of stabilising. The global economy needs graduates who can think strategically, act responsibly and have the confidence to innovate to challenge established norms.

Our BBA Business Administration develops your capacity to act creatively and lead different types of organisations, using ethics and sustainability as key drivers for change and performance.

We use practical projects, group work, business simulation games and entrepreneurial theory to explore some of the most important topics in business and management. You gain a fully-rounded business education, providing an overview of a wide range of subjects so you are well-prepared to begin a career in management after graduation.

You explore areas such as:

- business creation and growth
- business strategy
- organisation behaviour and management
- supply chain management
- marketing and marketing communications
- ecommerce and innovation
- accounting and finance
- business research methods

As well as examining different types of management theory, you develop practical skills in problem solving, creativity, analysis, team working and networking. Our business simulation game puts you in charge of your own virtual venture, giving you the chance to put your knowledge into practice as you make decisions to optimise business performance.

In your final year, you will carry out an independent, original research project on a suitable topic of your choice.

BBA Business Administration is taught at Essex Business School, ranked in the UK’s top 20 business schools by the Chartered Association of Business Schools. We’re in the top 25 in the UK for research excellence (REF, 2014) and use the latest thinking in our teaching to ensure your education is at the cutting edge of current and emerging trends. We’re a school which places a strong emphasis on responsible management and sustainable business practice, with students and staff joining us from all over the world.

This course can also be taken with an optional study abroad or placement year.

Programme structure

Year 1

Business Creation and Growth
Business Economics
Introduction to Accounting and Finance
Principles of Markets, Marketing and Selling
Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
Introduction to International Business
Research and Study Skills for Professional Development
Personal Career Development

Year 2

Managing Innovation
Organisational Behaviour and Management
International Business Strategies
Strategic Entrepreneurship (optional)
The International Business Environment (optional)
Consumer Behaviour (optional)
Successful Futures

Final year

Business Strategy
Supply Chain Management
Business Research Methods
Marketing Communications
Business Ethics (optional)
Research Project : Business Administration

Career opportunities

Our BBA Business Administration is designed to help you take your first steps into management. By gaining a fully-rounded business education, you may also be able to enter careers in financial analysis, marketing, public administration, finance and HR.

Many of our recent graduates work for a wide range of high-profile companies including:

Bank of England
John Lewis Partnership

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States