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

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

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 25%
  • Independent study: 75%

Assessment

  • Written: 50%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 50%
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.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 25%
  • Independent study: 75%

Assessment

  • Written: 57%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 43%
Year 3

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

  • Strategic Management
  • Option
  • Option
  • Option or Elective

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 25%
  • Independent study: 75%

Assessment

  • Written: 38%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 62%
Year 4

Semester 1

  • International Business
  • Option
  • Option

Semester 2

  • Option
  • Option
  • Option or Elective

Across Both Semesters

  • Dissertation

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 25%
  • Independent study: 75%

Assessment

  • Written: 35%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 65%

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
  • A-Levels BBB
  • HNC B in a graded unit
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points
  • Additional information Standard Grade / Intermediate 2 / National 5 / GCSE English and Mathematics are required for all Business Management programmes.

Year 2

  • A-Levels ABB in relevant subjects.
  • Advanced Highers BB in relevant subjects, plus AAAB at Higher.
  • HNC Relevant HNC. Entry to second year will be considered for exceptional candidates.
  • HND BB in graded units, relevant HND.
  • Int. Baccalaureate 34 points

Year 3

  • HND Relevant HND. Entry to Level 3 will be considered for exceptional candidates.

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 2017

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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