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Business Management Applicant Visit Day Barbara Armstrong Programme Director
Presentation <ul><li>Why study Business at Birmingham University? </li></ul><ul><li>Accomodation </li></ul><ul><li>Finance...
Degrees Offered <ul><li>BSc Business Management  </li></ul><ul><li>BSc Business Management (Year in Industry) </li></ul><u...
Why Business at Birmingham?   <ul><li>Tradition – offered business courses since 1902 </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the Busine...
Why Business at Birmingham? <ul><li>Our aim is to develop the mind rather than impart particular knowledge  </li></ul><ul>...
Academic Excellence <ul><li>MBA Ranked Number 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Internationally Renowned Professors </li></ul><ul><li>Re...
Why Business at Birmingham? <ul><li>Forward Thinking  </li></ul><ul><li>New Course Development  </li></ul><ul><li>New Buil...
Why Business at Birmingham?   <ul><li>Strong links with industry  </li></ul><ul><li>Organisational input into courses </li...
Why Business at Birmingham? <ul><li>Library and Computing Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>New Buildings  </li></ul><ul><li>Th...
The Munrow Sports Centre
Selfridges and St. Martin’s Church
Selfridges
Interior of Selfridges
Accomodation <ul><li>All first year undergraduates are guaranteed a place in Hall </li></ul><ul><li>After that most live n...
Financial Issues   <ul><li>£3000 per year fees – payable  after  graduation (generally about £8 per week) and only after e...
Scholarships/ Bursaries <ul><li>The Birmingham Scholarship Scheme £1,200 per year  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum of 340 ta...
Scholarships/ Bursaries <ul><li>Birmingham Grant £800 per year of study  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eligible to pay fees £3,000...
Scholarships/ Bursaries <ul><li>Sports scholarships –  www.sport.bahm.ac.uk/scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>5 Music scholar...
Birmingham Commerce graduates - 2004 <ul><li>Destinations at six months after graduation (percentage of known destinations...
Recent destinations <ul><li>Some you might expect…… </li></ul><ul><li>Management trainee  </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment co...
Recent destinations <ul><li>…… ..and some you might not </li></ul><ul><li>Trainee primary school teacher </li></ul><ul><li...
Some recent recruiters of Birmingham Commerce graduates <ul><li>PricewaterhouseCoopers </li></ul><ul><li>The Home Office <...
What are employers looking for? <ul><li>… .Not just a good degree </li></ul><ul><li>Skills such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Busi...
Course Structure   <ul><li>Modular – Credit Based </li></ul><ul><li>Themed  </li></ul><ul><li>120 credits per year </li></...
Branding, Retail Marketing, Marketing Ethics, Marketing Communications  Market Research, Consumer Behaviour, International...
Extended Essay Models of Business, Research Skills  Analytical Techniques and IT for Business Professional Development and...
Teaching Assessment <ul><li>Coursework  </li></ul><ul><li>Exams  </li></ul><ul><li>Degree Classification  </li></ul><ul><u...
Further Information   <ul><li>www.business.bham.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address]   </li></ul><ul><li>www.student.bh...
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    1. 1. Business Management Applicant Visit Day Barbara Armstrong Programme Director
    2. 2. Presentation <ul><li>Why study Business at Birmingham University? </li></ul><ul><li>Accomodation </li></ul><ul><li>Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Careers Talk (Jane Elkins) </li></ul><ul><li>The Business Management degree at Birmingham </li></ul><ul><li>Student Life (Chris Wright and Alistair Lee – Commerce Society) </li></ul>
    3. 3. Degrees Offered <ul><li>BSc Business Management </li></ul><ul><li>BSc Business Management (Year in Industry) </li></ul><ul><li>BSc International Business </li></ul><ul><li>BSc International Business with Language </li></ul><ul><li>BSc Business Management with Communications </li></ul><ul><li>BSc International Business with Communications </li></ul>
    4. 4. Why Business at Birmingham? <ul><li>Tradition – offered business courses since 1902 </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the Business School </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>International Outlook </li></ul>
    5. 5. Why Business at Birmingham? <ul><li>Our aim is to develop the mind rather than impart particular knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Combines academic theory with practical teaching </li></ul><ul><li>You will develop critical thinking skills important for the business world </li></ul><ul><li>Broad based degree – allows you to keep your options open </li></ul><ul><li>A structured degree to reflect the changing business world </li></ul>
    6. 6. Academic Excellence <ul><li>MBA Ranked Number 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Internationally Renowned Professors </li></ul><ul><li>Research Centres </li></ul><ul><ul><li>L’institute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centre for Research in Brand Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centre for International Business and Organisation Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centre for Business Strategy and Procurement </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Why Business at Birmingham? <ul><li>Forward Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>New Course Development </li></ul><ul><li>New Building </li></ul><ul><li>The course is respected by employers </li></ul>
    8. 8. Why Business at Birmingham? <ul><li>Strong links with industry </li></ul><ul><li>Organisational input into courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business games </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prizes offered </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Royal Bank of Scotland/ Proctor and Gamble </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accenture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unilever / Deloitte </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Enterprise Rent a Car </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Why Business at Birmingham? <ul><li>Library and Computing Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>New Buildings </li></ul><ul><li>The Munrow Sports Centre + Sports Scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Music Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Barber Institute </li></ul><ul><li>The City of Birmingham </li></ul>
    10. 10. The Munrow Sports Centre
    11. 11. Selfridges and St. Martin’s Church
    12. 12. Selfridges
    13. 13. Interior of Selfridges
    14. 14. Accomodation <ul><li>All first year undergraduates are guaranteed a place in Hall </li></ul><ul><li>After that most live near by in Selly Oak </li></ul>
    15. 15. Financial Issues <ul><li>£3000 per year fees – payable after graduation (generally about £8 per week) and only after earning £15,000 </li></ul><ul><li>If year abroad or a year in industry £300 cash bursary for that year (not Socrates) </li></ul><ul><li>Pay half fees for year abroad/ in industry (£1,500) </li></ul><ul><li>Other sponsorship available if year abroad if within EU </li></ul>
    16. 16. Scholarships/ Bursaries <ul><li>The Birmingham Scholarship Scheme £1,200 per year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum of 340 tariff points across highest 3 A levels (or equivalent) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eligible to pay fees £3,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Domiciled in UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have applied to the LEA for a maintenance grant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Residual household income of less £33,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place at Birmingham University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to apply for this online </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Scholarships/ Bursaries <ul><li>Birmingham Grant £800 per year of study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eligible to pay fees £3,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Domiciled in UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have applied to the LEA for a maintenance grant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Residual household income of less £33,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place at Birmingham University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatically considered for this grant </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Scholarships/ Bursaries <ul><li>Sports scholarships – www.sport.bahm.ac.uk/scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>5 Music scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>International scholarships – www.international.bham.ac.uk/scholarships.htm </li></ul>
    19. 19. Birmingham Commerce graduates - 2004 <ul><li>Destinations at six months after graduation (percentage of known destinations) </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent employment 74% </li></ul><ul><li>Taking time out 12% </li></ul><ul><li>Part-time work 4% </li></ul><ul><li>Further study or training 8% </li></ul><ul><li>No employment/study arranged 0% </li></ul><ul><li>Other (eg self employed, not seeking work) 2% </li></ul><ul><li>___ </li></ul><ul><li>100 </li></ul>
    20. 20. Recent destinations <ul><li>Some you might expect…… </li></ul><ul><li>Management trainee </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Law conversion course </li></ul><ul><li>Trainee chartered accountant </li></ul><ul><li>Tax consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate retail management trainee </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Market research analyst </li></ul><ul><li>Assistant human resources manger </li></ul><ul><li>Trainee Advertising Executive </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Analyst </li></ul><ul><li>Public Relations Officer </li></ul>
    21. 21. Recent destinations <ul><li>…… ..and some you might not </li></ul><ul><li>Trainee primary school teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Sports development officer </li></ul><ul><li>MA in fashion management </li></ul><ul><li>Degree in medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Wedding photographer </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching English abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Music composer </li></ul><ul><li>Pub Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Property surveyor </li></ul>
    22. 22. Some recent recruiters of Birmingham Commerce graduates <ul><li>PricewaterhouseCoopers </li></ul><ul><li>The Home Office </li></ul><ul><li>Deloitte & Touche </li></ul><ul><li>HSBC </li></ul><ul><li>L’Oreal </li></ul><ul><li>NHS </li></ul><ul><li>Arcadia Group plc </li></ul><ul><li>Birmingham City Council </li></ul><ul><li>ABN Amro </li></ul><ul><li>The Boots Company plc </li></ul><ul><li>Accenture </li></ul><ul><li>BP Chemicals </li></ul><ul><li>Sony </li></ul><ul><li>De Vere Hotels </li></ul><ul><li>Lloyds TSB </li></ul><ul><li>Saatchi & Saatchi </li></ul><ul><li>Mercedes-Benz </li></ul><ul><li>Next Retail </li></ul>
    23. 23. What are employers looking for? <ul><li>… .Not just a good degree </li></ul><ul><li>Skills such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Business awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Team work </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul>
    24. 24. Course Structure <ul><li>Modular – Credit Based </li></ul><ul><li>Themed </li></ul><ul><li>120 credits per year </li></ul><ul><li>Options in 2 nd and final years </li></ul><ul><li>Final Year Extended Essay </li></ul>
    25. 25. Branding, Retail Marketing, Marketing Ethics, Marketing Communications Market Research, Consumer Behaviour, International Marketing, Services, Marketing Principles and Management of Marketing Marketing Globalisation, Transnational and Economic Policy, Political Economy of the EU Markets, Competition and Regulation, Business Law Economics for Business, Contemporary Business History, Introduction to Law Economics and the Business Environment International Corporate Governance and Risk Management Managerial Finance, Business Accounting Accounting Finance YEAR 3 Choice within themes YEAR 2 Choice within themes YEAR 1 Compulsory
    26. 26. Extended Essay Models of Business, Research Skills Analytical Techniques and IT for Business Professional Development and Research Skills HRM, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management Change and Quality Management, Project & Event Management, Contacts and Negotiation Understanding and Managing Organisations, Introduction to supply chain management Management YEAR 3 Choice within themes YEAR 2 Choice within themes YEAR 1 Compulsory
    27. 27. Teaching Assessment <ul><li>Coursework </li></ul><ul><li>Exams </li></ul><ul><li>Degree Classification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd Year 25% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 year course then: 2 nd year 12.5% + Year Abroad 12.5% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final Year 75% </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Further Information <ul><li>www.business.bham.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.student.bham.ac.uk/new/life.htm (info on being a student at Birmingham) </li></ul><ul><li>www.vip2.bham.ac.uk (virtual tour) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.scholarships.bham.ac.uk </li></ul>
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