What Will I Study?
Year 1 (Level 4) of the degree begins to build the foundations of your understanding of a range of key business areas, including finance, marketing, management and the nature of organisations. You will draw upon this knowledge and understanding throughout the rest of the degree. You will develop your statistical and research skills and use ICT to capture, analyse and present data.
In Year 2 (Level 5), you explore key concepts in organisational behaviour and you will draw upon a range of subject areas here including sociology, psychology and economics to understand how organisations function and interact with society as a whole. Operations management explores the design, operation and control of business processes. In the Business Environment Analysis module, you will begin to deepen your analytical and decision-making skills enabling you to carry out more advanced analysis of organisations through the use of a wider range of analytical techniques, frameworks and models. In year 3 you will also study a module that explores provision of healthcare, its different funding options and the legislative and policy frameworks that guide its provision in the UK
In Year 3 (Level 6) you explore the importance and development of business strategy – how does an organisation set the long term direction in which it wants to go and how does it then ensure that it moves in that direction? This module is underpinned by a critical appraisal of key strategic models and theories, together with exploring their practical application in business. The increasing global reach of business and the internationalisation of workforces bring new challenges for business. These and other issues are explored in the module on contemporary issues in management. In addition to these business modules, you will study an additional two modules which specialise in the healthcare sector, and you will be exploring leadership and management, and entrepreneurial activities alongside the involvement of social, for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises within healthcare provision.
How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?
You will be actively involved in a range of learning, teaching and assessment approaches as part of BA Business Management (Healthcare). Such active approaches aim to put you in the centre of your learning so you are involved and engaged in all aspects of your assessment and learning. Your programme will require your active participation in learning activities and engagement with your fellow students both individually and collaboratively, working and learning with other students. Learning activities may also occur both within and outside the classroom.
All learning and teaching take place in seminar sized groups and within these sessions, you will be presented with a wide variety of learning opportunities including formal lectures, seminars, guest speakers, online videos – prequels and sequels, fortnightly round-ups. Fortnightly Round-Ups are one hour online live chat sessions with your module tutor on MyLearning. These are open to all students on the module.
Your learning will also be supported by technology. Increasingly your tutors will be using existing and emerging learning technologies to engage you in e-learning activities. Your programme will be facilitated using a variety of media and online tools (MyLearning on UniHub, podcasts, wikis etc) which will allow you flexible access to a diverse range of online resources, quizzes and learning materials as well as collaborative tools with which you can engage and learn with your peers.
Evening and Weekend Study
One of our study options available for UK nationals includes evenings and weekends.
This study option offers exactly the same levels of student support and the ability to balance your full-time studies with your personal life