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  • Out of 22 Business schools in LondonSunday times rank BBS top 25 in both business and management studies Brunel is 301st in the worldRANKINGS (talking points or the last slide)In top 7 best Business Schools in LondonThe Complete University Guide 2014 - 3rd in LondonSunday Times University Guide 2013 - 4th in London   The Times Good University Guide 2013 - 6th in LondonGuardian University Guide 2014 ranked - 7th in LondonNational Student Survey – 90% of our students are satisfied with their programmeTeaching, mean score up from 3.9 to 4.0. Assessment, mean score remained the same at 4.2. Academic Support, mean score up from 4.1 to 4.2. Organisation and Management, mean score up from 4.1 to 4.2. Learning Resources, mean score remained the same at 4.4. Personal Development
  • COMMUNITYOne of the few ‘campus’ universities in London, everything’s on one site…One-stop stop shop for your degree: living, eating, shopping, socialising, studying, its all hereEverything you need is within a 10 minute walkVirtually car free(cars go around the campus)ACCOMMONATIONover 4,400 single halls, 75% ensuiteAMENETIESBank and Cashpoints (HSBC)Grocery & Stationery StoreComputer supplies StoreBookstallThree-story libraryBars, restaurantsClub room Market Day for fruit & veg; fish24 securityIts all on campusIt’s all hereAll within a 10 minute walkCOMMUNITY…campus layout contributes this – main thoroughfare, like a village high street really Multi- cultural (over 92 languages spoken) Brunel is not only a place of studyIt’s a home for over of our 4,000 students350million invested over 8 years including35 million NEW Business School BuildingIt not only about your studyIt’s the university experience as wellWORK. REST - LEISUREWe want our students to work hard of courseBut it’s important to maintain a balance between work and leisure – the Work life balanceTaking time out will help you to get back to studyIt’s not only about keeping physically fitYou need to be mentally and emotionally fit to get through your degreeSPORTS FACILITIESTop of the list…Olympic standard indoor running trackGym – two in fact, one main gym there’s also a smaller gym beside the indoor running track – bottom right of the picture Netball, squash and badminton courtsNight-lit playing fields, tennis courts outdoor running track2012 Olympics – Brunel hosts to the Korea Olympic team and the Canadian Paralympic teamHussain Bolt and Linford Christie train hereWe also had one of two of own students in the OlympicsBut mainly, it’s for you.
  • STUDENT UNIONAt lot of the activities on campus are provided by our Student Union - as you would imagineAn awarding winning service For service provision – the Advice and Representation Centre and a Silver Award for environmentAnd of course, its Home to over 70 sports clubs - everything from American Football to Volleyball, And over 70 societies – Amie to Zumba, you name it, we’ve probably got it. If you can’t find it –start one yourselfFlagship events include - RAG week – fun week geared towards raising money for charitiesBrunel One World WeekStudent Elections - Become a Student Union Representative – a great way to win friends and influence peopleAlso, the campus newsletter - Le Nurb –you can either–read it or write for it Radio BrunelPlus volunteering, its all hereActivities are not just fun, they add to the story of you, for your CVnow for the fun partNext slide:
  • But now lets tell you more about the Business School and what we provide at undergraduate level
  • SLIDE 7-12 – 12 MINTUESLEARNING & ASSESSMENTThree vehicles really: lectures, seminars, and your own private study believe it or notLectures – larger groupsSeminars – 30 or so students – lead by an academic lecturer as a guided discussion with studentsGroups work (depending on module) for example Entrepreneurship & Small Business VenturesPrivate study – how much?Expectation is that you will be prepared for your learning!Next slide
  • TIME MANAGEMENT:Doing a degree is very much about managing yourselfYour are the manager of time, your timetable, your private study, your social life – its down to youNext slide
  • Book knowledge and General Knowledge:Expand your horizons by:-keeping up-to-date with happenings in business world-keep track of oncoming developments How? By going to library or on Google to read and digest latest business news-By relating practical knowledge to theoreticalNext slide
  • LEARNING FACILITIES – no shortage of places to studyNot just a silent library anymoreThree floors with lift access Group study rooms, PC workstations, Academic databases, Library Open 24 hours during term timeSilent study rooms, group study roomsRefreshments area, with sofas, vending machines – anything to keep you studyingAll teaching material online on Blackboard for easy access.Next slide
  • New building for BBS completed in 2012Fully operational
  • ASSESSMENTAssignments, exams, group workBy module Personal assignment, exam (May) or a combination of bothGroup assignment on some modulesModule guide – how toIntranet site – BlackboardFeeback: via Blackboard but also in person face to face and in classNext slide
  • SLIDES 14 – 23 –20 MINUTESGERALDINEOUR PROGRAMMESOne main programme reallyIn 4 pathways – or routesAll Bachelor of Science with honoursHonours – the research part of the degreeFinal year project, 8,000 wordsNext slide
  • LEVELS RATHER THAN YEARSAll students study same first yearPathway choices from level 2Work placement – sandwich degree, the filling Sandwiched between level 2 and level 3Also available in a 3 year degreeFYP completes your degreeThen you graduateNext slide
  • BSC BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT-the general business pathwayWidest choice of business and management modules that leads to a variety of business roles and career optionsHere a just a few destinations of our studentsArturo took the Business and Management pathway and is now working for Morgan Stanley, a big American investment bank. He was able to secure his career by transferring his general management skills towards the financial sector.Next slide
  • BSC BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT - MARKETINGMore in depth of marketing Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)Fast-track progression to the CIM Postgraduate Diploma (our degree provides exemptions from the certificate and diploma levels) Again, unlimited choice of career optionsTracey Barber has progressed her career after completing her Brunel Business School degree in Business and Management (Marketing).She now is Director of New Business at one of the worlds most prestigous marketing and PR companies.Next slide
  • BSC BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT - ACCOUNTINGMore in depth choice of marketing optionsBroad overview of management issuesIn depth knowledge of accountancy and its role in commerceHighly competitive number of accreditationsOur accreditions cover all the main accounting bodies and the relevant exemptions:Again, unlimited choice of career optionsYou’ll need to have a higher maths gradeB or higher at GCSEC or higher at AS levelJohn Bridger took a work placement with IBM and gained invaluable experience within his course of studies. Graduating not too long ago, John has now been able to secure a full time position with IBM to continue and expand his skills in new fields.Next slide
  • BSC INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSFundamentals of national and international market economiesGlobalisation issues generated by MNEs (multi-national enterprises)Skills training in SPSS and Excelunlimited choice of career options in the UK and internationallyCOURSE DIRECTOR SAYS …..International Business is driven by MNEs (multi-national enterprises)Globalisation is increasing inter-dependence between countries by trade, investment and the movement of peopleMNEs are responsible for all three: they generate trade, they generate investment and they move people around the world.MNEs have subsidiaries all around the worldIf the organisation is not a MNEs today, they could be in 3 years time, or at least they may be trading internationally.So IB degree you could take you anywhere – and it has certainly provided NitashaParhar with an ideal opportunity to get deep knowledge of the workings of global business by working in the London financial sector.Next slide
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  • Fees during year on placement: O/S students, 1/3 of full time feesHome/EU, £1,000The three benefits of a sandwich placement are:Financial benefit – This definitely helped me when planning my holidays, I was looking at Miami rather than Southend!Academic benefit – A placement teaches you business skills which directly help with your degree. I learnt a huge deal in terms of time management and was able to improve my degree by one classification higher.Skills benefit – A placement builds the skills that make you employable, I found that I really improved my communication skills. The Brunel campus experience really helps with this as you feel part of community, always building your network and your skills.
  • An Award Winner Placement & Careers CentreDedicated Business School teamJob Shop Notice boardApply for the placements that interest youThese are our key placement companies where we have successfully placed students Next slide
  • Here are some of our successful work placement studentsYou will recognise many notable company names on this slide, but also perhaps you don’t know or recognise FlaktWoodsFlaktWoods is a major supplier of wood to a very well known company starting with the letter I : IKEA!Additionally you can see by these student’s role titles, that our placements are graduate placements and typically are more than just pure work experience (it is not about doing photocopying or making cups of tea!)Throughout their period of placement, student receives support from the Business School through a work placement tutorThey continue to learn whilst away from University too, with an integrated work placement module that contributes to their degreeNext slide
  • SLIDE 24-26 BUSINESS LIFE – 6 MINUTESBUSINESS LIFE-maximise your employabilityA degree isn’t really enough anymoreEmployers want skills too – communication, team work, MICROSOFT excel, presenting- Sessions through the yearNext slide
  • Business Life is designed to develop a range of skills for all of our students and here are some of the key business skills development sessions we have successfully run over the last two yearsWe are continually updating and improving upon the range of sessions we provide This is supported through feedback from both students, staff and companies to make this employability initiative relevant to the needs of business
  • Apart from these skills sessions there are many other BL events which run alongside all of our programmes and where students, staff and companies routinely get involved.These include:Showcase events (where students can meet and learn from company representatives)Guest lecturesCompany visitsBusiness tours (to companies overseas – we have successfully provided tours to South Korea for UG students and to Turkey and India for our MBA and MSc students)Next slide
  • As a result we want to provide recognition for developing employability skillsBrunel Business School is able to provide a detailed transcript of completed employability sessions to each student who completes them alongside the degree transcriptThis allows our students to show the combination of experiences, knowledge and capabilities they have developed whilst studying on their programme at Brunel
  • ENTRY CRITERIAMajority of students A level and BTECInternational BaccalaureateInternational equivalentOffers based on predicted grades in these –..what your tutors tell usUCAS – applications open September5 universities choiceOffers backChoose firm (first choice) and insurance choice (second choice)Next slide
  • OFFER HOLDER EVENTSIf we make you an offerApplicant Day – more in depthBoot Camp – half terms in Feb and April 201442 places for applicants predicted ABB plusIf that’s you, we’ll let you know by invitationThree days, two nightsNon-stop BusinessWebinars – listen in an learn about our degrees, ask questionsConnect with us on social mediaSign up for information emailsNext slide
  • Please take information about our coursesVisit our website and / or join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedInWant to visit again? Next open day is on Saturday 26th October Additional “open days” on 12th February, 26th February and 19th March Look at UCAS Apply for a place!Stay in touch!Ask any question
  • Its your choice. Thank you.
  • Business school (sept 2014)

    1. 1. WELCOME to Brunel Business School
    2. 2. We are in the top 7 best Business Schools in London 3rd • Student satisfaction 4th • Business and management studies 5th • Business studies 6th • Business and management studies 7th • Business and management studies
    3. 3. Shortlisted TWICE by Times Higher Education for “Business School of the Year” …alongside: Cass, Manchester, Lancaster, Exeter, Plymouth …alongside: ESCP Europe, Henley, Northampton, Open University, Salford
    4. 4. Well-equipped sports facilities
    5. 5. AND… Much more for you to get involved with 70+ RAG week For charity
    6. 6. Learning and Assessment Academic Programmes Work Placement Employability Back to the Business School…
    7. 7. How do we teach & how do you learn? Learning and Assessment
    8. 8. • Not lessons but lectures, seminars & group work • Not teachers but lecturers • Not form tutors but tutor groups • You are the manager of your time, private study…
    9. 9. Expanding your horizons Learning and Assessment
    10. 10. Accessing Library and other resources Learning and Assessment • Group study rooms, PC workstations, Academic databases • Refreshments area, with sofas, vending machines • Library Open 24 hours during term time with Silent and group study rooms • Study skills courses year round (e.g. help with maths, academic writing) • Access hours for lecturers / tutors
    11. 11. • Business School has three floors with lift access • Main Auditorium • PC Labs • Break-out rooms Accessing Library and other resources Learning and Assessment
    12. 12. Assessment and Feedback Learning and Assessment • Personal / group assignments • Exams • Final year project (& work placement portfolios)
    13. 13. Academic Programmes • One main programme - four pathways • All Bachelor of Science (BSc) with honours (Hons)  % of PhD qualified staff; structure of degree • Final year project
    14. 14. Academic Programmes • All students study same first year • Pathway choices from Level 2 (second year) • Work placement (“sandwiched” between L2, L3) • Final Year Project completes your degree
    15. 15. Events Manager Business Development Operations Assistant Assistant Marketing Manager Supply Chain Executive Marketing Executive HR Coordinator Graduate Management Trainee Merchandise Controller Market Research Analyst Merchandiser Personal Banking Advisor Business Support Officer PORTFOLIO ASSISTANT Morgan Stanley Wealth Management “I‟m working in Multi Asset Class team and managing $2 billion of private client accounts. I‟m responsible for daily trading, currency hedging, asset allocation changes, performance and risk analysis.” BSc (Hons) Business and Management Arturo Bonavita BSc (Hons) Business and Management Fundamental elements of business and management
    16. 16. Marketing Associate Account Executive Online Marketing Coordinator Business Development Executive Marketing Assistant Graduate Marketing Executive Trade Development Manager Buyer Brand Partnership Intern NEW BUSINESS DIRECTOR OgilvyOne London “Tracey, a great new business person, she gets it and delivers it. She helped run our new business at Meteorite for a couple of years, we hit targets grew the business each year by 15% through the 'credit crunch', then she got head hunted.” BSc (Hons) Business and Management (Marketing) Marketing including market analysis, online marketing, CRM, and the marketing of not-for-profit services Tracy Barber BSc (Hons) Business and Management (Marketing)
    17. 17. Finance Intern Client Service Manager Graduate Trainee Accountant Financial Analyst Procurement Analyst Recruitment Consultant Technology Consultant Corporate Markets Data Risk Analyst Trainee Accountant Operations Analyst Finance Assistant BSc (Hons) Business and Management (Accounting) TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT IBM Global Business Services “My initial project involved working on a multimillion pound key bid in a small team of consultants, reporting directly to executive partners. The project comprised of tight deadlines and meant working long hours in a high pressure environment” Specialist knowledge of the applications of accountancy to the world of commerce John Bridger BSc (Hons) Business and Management (Accounting)
    18. 18. Project Solutions Manager/Pensions Consultant Events Assistant International Admissions Officer Accountant HR Administrator Recruitment Consultant Employment Coach International Merchandising Assistant International Product Manager HR Analyst International Coordinator Logistics Coordinator Environmental Product Manager BSc (Hons) International Business INDEX SPECIALIST FTSE “Brunel University accommodates students from all backgrounds. It's a diverse institution allowing students to learn and develop themselves using the support Brunel offers. Thanks to my Brunel degree, I have been successful in obtaining a permanent position at FTSE in London” Globalisation issues generated by multi-national enterprises Nitasha Parhar BSc (Hons) International Business
    19. 19. Work Placement • Support for placements • Higher starting salary for graduate positions • Improve confidence and industry awareness • Make contacts • Job and sector experience for your CV • A chance to put theory into practice • Better final year results
    21. 21. Placement firms in focus
    22. 22. Work Placements • Many student successes across a range of major organisations and small firms
    23. 23. Employability • Maximise your employability • A programme that to develop graduate attributes by working, thinking, and learning together… • Many scheduled sessions throughout the year
    24. 24. Brunel Business School
    25. 25. • Learning ICT skills for the work place • Meeting employers from industry • Business tours • Assessment Centre Days • Showcasing your talent • Being the BEST at networking • Meeting Professional Bodies • Building your portfolio with a transcript and certificates Employability
    26. 26. The Employability Transcript
    27. 27. Business and Management Academic Programmes
    28. 28. Business and Management Academic Programmes Employability Skills
    29. 29. Business and Management Academic Programmes Employability Skills Recognition by professional bodies and companies BBS
    30. 30. Entry Criteria A-Levels: AAB - BBB Irish from 5 subjects Scottish 3 Advanced Highers + 1 Higher BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma D* D* D - DDD in a related subject BTEC Level 3 Diploma D* D A – DD B + 1 „A‟ level IB (International Baccalaureate) 32 - 35 Points 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above are also required including English and Maths
    31. 31. Requst further Information Visit website Connect on social media Visit us again! Apply for a place! Make your choice! Stay in touch! What should I do next? FIRM
    32. 32. Useful Links Brunel Business School Introduction Brunel Business School Facilities Undergraduate Studies in Brunel Business School Webinar Open Day brochure: Experience Brunel Business School Undergraduate Courses brochure: Undergraduate brochure
    33. 33. Thank You!