The course

UCAS code
N101
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree aims to develop students’ understanding of the area of Business Administration and Management and develop practical skills appropriate for careers in this area. Theory and practice are given equal emphasis to give a holistic understanding of the role of Business Administration as well as knowledge of and skills associated with business start-up, growth and innovation.

Course content

   Detailed course guide
Year 1

Semester 1

  • Management in a Global Context
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Elective

Semester 2

  • Enterprise and its Business Environment
  • Business Skills
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Finance
Year 2

Semester 1

  • Option
  • Option
  • Option
  • Option or Elective

Semester 2

  • Operations Management
  • Option
  • Option
  • Option or Elective

Optional courses available from a wide range of business subjects such as Marketing, HRM, Organisational Behaviour, and Commercial Law. Elective courses are also taken.

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Business Research Methods
  • Option
  • Option
  • Option or Elective

Semester 2

  • Strategic Management
  • Option
  • Option
  • Option or Elective
Year 4

Semester 1

  • International Business
  • Option
  • Option

Semester 2

  • Option
  • Option
  • Option or Elective

Across Both Semesters

  • Dissertation

Employability

Work and study

This is what our BBA Bachelor of Business Administration students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 67% are working
  • 12% are studying
  • 2% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 80% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £20000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £20000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Sales occupations
  • Managers, directors and senior officials
  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals
  • Leisure travel and related personal service occupations
  • Elementary occupations
  • Administrative occupations

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB (over two sittings)
  • A-Levels BBB
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points
  • HNC B in a graded unit

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers BB in relevant subjects, plus AAAB at Higher.
  • A-Levels ABB in relevant subjects.
  • Int. Baccalaureate 34 points
  • HNC HNC Business. A in graded unit.
  • HND HND Business. BB in graded units.

Year 3

  • HND HND Business. AA in graded units.

Additional information

  • Intermediate 2 / National 5 / GCSE English and Mathematics are required for all Business Management programmes.
  • BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2017 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £13,770

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

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