Business Management (Marketing) BSc (Hons) or MBus (Hons) – 2018 entry

The chance to be taught by lecturers and tutors who have been in the world of business first-hand creates a pleasant learning environment; something I feel could not be matched by other business schools.

What you'll study

Our Business Management degree programmes give you the opportunity to explore how organisations of all sizes start, run and thrive. By combining this core knowledge with specific expertise in Marketing you will explore marketing analytics, marketing in the digital environment, and market research as well as addressing key areas such as marketing strategy.

Programme overview

Specifically designed to offer an exciting and challenging programme for those wishing to pursue a career in marketing and related areas, this pathway covers a wide range of marketing disciplines that embrace the varied career options available in the field.

This pathway covers a wide range of marketing disciplines and teaches a variety of practical and academic skills, fostered across a range of innovatively designed modules where you will have the option to study both the latest academic research and real-world industry trends in this dynamic field.

The pathway also includes a psychological element by focusing on consumer behaviour, while creative skills are developed through topics like marketing communications and international fashion marketing.

Programme structure

The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specification documents which include further details such as the learning outcomes. Please be aware that these specifications are applicable to the current academic year.

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

All programmes operate on a 15 credit modular structure over two semesters. All taught modules are semester based and are worth 15 credits, which is indicative of 150 hours of learning, comprised of student contact, private study and assessment. Project and dissertation modules can be either 15, 30, 45 or 60 credits.

The BSc (Hons) programme is studied full-time over three or four academic years. Three years without a Professional Training Year and four years with a Professional Training Year. In order to achieve the principal award of BSc (Hons) a student must complete 360 credits, 120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6 respectively. In order to achieve the principal award with a professional training year students must also complete 120 credits at level P. Students are also eligible to exit the programme with the following subsidiary awards: 

  • BSc (Ord) – 300 credits with a minimum of 60 credits at FHEQ level 6
  • Diploma of Higher Education (Dip HE) – 240 credits with a minimum of 120 credits at FHEQ level 5
  • Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) – 120 credits at FHEQ level 4 

The MBus programme is studied full-time over four or five academic years. Four years without a Professional Training Year and five years with a Professional Training Year. In order to achieve the principal award of MBus (Hons) a student must complete 480 credits, 120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and 6 respectively. Students are also eligible to exit the programme with the following subsidiary awards:

  • BSc (Hons)– 360 credits with a minimum of 120 credits at FHEQ level 6
  • BSc (Ord) – 300 credits with a minimum of 60 credits at FHEQ level 6
  • Diploma of Higher Education (Dip HE) – 240 credits with a minimum of 120 credits at FHEQ level 5
  • Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) – 120 credits at FHEQ level 4

In order for students to progress they must achieve a minimum average of 40 per cent (*50 per cent) and have completed all 120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, *6 and level P.

Remaining on the MBus is contingent on a level average of 60 per cent at FHEQ levels 5, and cumulative level average for FHEQ Levels 5 and 6 at Level 6.

Year 1 (FHEQ Level 4)

Year 2 (FHEQ Level 5)

Year 3 (FHEQ Level 6)

Year 4 (FHEQ Level 7)

This year is only for students on the MBus. Students do two compulsory modules, two pathway modules, an applied research project in their chosen pathway and one optional module.

Students exiting at the end of FHEQ Level 7 will have achieved 480 credits of which 195 will be in the designated pathway. To maintain their place on the MBus programme students must achieve a minimum of 60 per cent at each level of the programme.

Students registering on the BSc programme will be allowed to transfer to the MBus programme if they achieve this level.

Indicative modules:

Professional recognition

Surrey Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA). The School is also a member of the Academy of Marketing.

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Teaching

Each 15-­credit module is designed to involve 150 hours of student work. This time will be spent in lectures, computer labs and tutorials, and includes your own study time, both individual or in small groups.

You will also write essays, assignments and projects individually and in groups that draw on your understanding of a particular area.

Our staff members are innovative in delivering engaging learning sessions that bring together theory and practice for your intellectual and professional development.

Assessment

Modules are assessed individually and credits are awarded for the successful completion of each one. Assessment takes place through a combination of examination and/or coursework, practical examinations and reports.

Contact hours

Contact hours can vary across our modules. Full details of the contact hours for each module are available from the University of Surrey's Module Catalogue. See the programme structure section for more information.

Academic support

You are allocated a personal tutor to guide you through the programme and advise on your option choices and future career, helping you to get the most out of your time at Surrey.

Global opportunities

We give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities or by completing a Professional Training placement abroad. In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV. To check where you can go, visit our Global Exchanges pages.

We encourage you to add an international experience to your degree by studying overseas for one semester during your second year (typically the autumn semester).

Surrey Business School currently has 23 exchange agreements spanning four continents.

Our international partners include:

  • University of Sydney, Australia
  • University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Seoul National University, South Korea
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Manheim, Germany

Our partners complement our commitment to excellence in teaching and research and enable students to enhance their international outlook. If you choose to study at one of the European partners, you will be eligible for an Erasmus grant.

In your third year you might then want to think about spending your Professional Training placement abroad. Students have worked in many places, both in Europe and beyond; if working in Europe you will again be eligible for an Erasmus grant.

This is an excellent opportunity not only to acquire valuable work experience but also improve or learn another language.

Careers and Professional Training 

We are very proud of our track record for graduate employability. One of the main reasons for our graduate employability success is our Professional Training placement programme which is one of the largest in the World, with over 2,300 partner organisations in the UK and overseas. To find out more visit our Careers and Professional Training pages.

At Surrey Business School, our close links with national and international businesses of all sizes and across all sectors are reflected in the companies for which our students have worked on their placements, including:

  • 3M
  • Ernst & Young
  • HP
  • Microsoft
  • L’Oréal
  • Sony
  • LK Bennett
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Xerox

Your Professional Training placement, if selected, would be taken within your chosen pathway.

Graduate prospects

The ability to select the modules most relevant to your chosen career means you will graduate well equipped to take advantage of all the career opportunities open to you.

Surrey Business School has an excellent track record of graduate employment. Our Business Management graduates are already putting into practice the experience, skills and knowledge they gained on our programme in companies such as Accenture, Hays Recruitment, Marks & Spencer and Panasonic.

Recent Business Management graduates have entered employment with organisations such as:

  • Accenture
  • Fujitsu
  • JP Morgan
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Samsung
  • Aldi

2018 Entry requirements

What qualifications do you need?

A-level

For BSc programme: AAB

For MBus programme: AAA

Access to HE Diploma

For BSc programme: 45 Level 3 credits overall including 39 at Distinction and 6 at Merit

For MBus programme: 45 Level 3 credits at Distinction

BTEC (QCF Level 3) Extended Diploma

For BSc programme: DDD

For MBus programme: D*DD

European Baccalaureate

For BSc programme: 75 per cent overall

For MBus programme: 76 per cent overall

International Baccalaureate

For BSc programme: 34 overall including 6,6,5 at Higher Level

For MBus programme: 34 overall including 6,6,6 at Higher Level

Science Practical Certificate

Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass

Scottish Highers

For BSc programme: AAABB

For MBus programme: AAAAB

Welsh Baccalaureate

For BSc programme: Pass overall with AAB from the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels

For MBus programme: Pass overall with an A in the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and A-level AA

Other international qualifications

If you are an international student and you don’t meet the entry requirements to this degree, we offer the International Foundation Year.

Select your country:

Required subjects

English Language and Mathematics at Grade C(4) (or equivalent). Applicants must have achieved these grades at the time of making their application.

Selection process

Offers are normally made in terms of grades.

Suitable candidates will be invited to an Applicant Day. During the visit to the University the candidate can find out more about the programme and meet staff and students.

English language requirements

6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element

If you are an international student and you are concerned that your English is not to the required standard, you may benefit from the International Foundation Year, run by the Surrey International Study Centre.

Please note that the University of Surrey offers English language programmes and is also an IELTS Test Centre.

See 2017 entry information

Course Options

Qualification Course Length Professional Training UCAS code KIS code
BSc (Hons) 3 years N294 View KIS data set
BSc (Hons) 4 years N288 View KIS data set
MBus (Hons) 4 years N261 View KIS data set
MBus (Hons) 5 years N923 View KIS data set

Tuition fees

View a complete listing of all ongoing fees for our undergraduate programmes.

The University will assess your fee status. If you are unsure whether you are likely to be considered a home, EU or overseas student for fees purposes, the UKCISA website offers more information.

Professional Training placement fees

Programmes marked with a tick in the table above include a Professional Training placement.

A reduced fee is charged for Professional Training placements.

Fees will not have to be paid up front for those eligible students who decide to take up the Government's loan for higher education fees. The Professional Training placement is a key factor in the high employability rates achieved by students with Surrey degrees.

Bursaries and scholarships

We're committed to making sure that we offer support for students who might need it.

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International students

Experienced staff in our International Student Office are available to help from the moment you consider studying at the University. We offer professional advice on immigration, visa issues, entry qualifications, pre-departure information, employment regulations and international student welfare.

How to apply

Find out how and when to apply to study at Surrey.

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Disclaimer

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

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