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This course develops creativity, enterprise, problem solving and decision making abilities through a range of skills and knowledge relevant to modern business. It is designed to meet employers' needs and to create graduates who have a sound grasp of business and good transferable skills. The course allows students to pursue specialist interests to some extent and relate these specialisms to professional requirements.
The course enables students to appreciate the importance of the social, political, ethical, technological environmental and global contexts in which business operates. It also provides students with a range of opportunities to develop the attitudes, skills and abilities necessary to work in an international business environment and to develop an awareness and appreciation of different cultural values.
Students' work is assessed through a mixture of written assignments, case study reports, presentations and examinations
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline As soon as possible Tuition fee
- EUR 9240 Year (EEA)
- EUR 10360 Year (Non-EEA)
Students starting at UCS in September 2013 will be charged £8,000 for a full-time Bachelor degree. Tuition fees for full-time undergraduate overseas fee payers for the academic year 2013-2014 are:
- Classroom-based 9,000 GBP (£)
- Laboratory-based 10,500* GBP (£)
At UCS Ipswich there are six management degrees offered. Students may choose from the Major Business Management route or may select named pathways in Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Law or Marketing.
In their first year all students study core modules where they will learn about the business and legal environment, management and financial matters and explore their own business ideas. They are encouraged to gain increased independence and to take responsibility for their own learning.
For those students with a Summer Internship we offer the opportunity to use their work based learning to enhance their understanding and gain credits at Level 5 in the Management in Practice module.
First year modules include:
- Business Management in Context
- Finance and Data Analysis
- Management Skills and Communication
- Business Law
Second year modules build on the broad foundations laid in the first year, and allow students the choice to pursue specialisms in Finance, Human Resources or Marketing or they may continue with the major Business Management route. All students will extend their understanding of the business environment, while developing their analysis and business problem solving skills.
Second year modules include:
- Business Environment
- Research Methods
- Management and Organisational Behaviour
- Managing for Innovation and Creativity
- Principles of Marketing
- Financial Accounting
- Personal and Career Development
- Managing Information and Resources
- Business Management in Practice - A work-based project for those in employment/on internships
- International Communication Perspectives
Third year modules include:
- Dissertation (double module)
- Strategic Management
- Change Management
- Employment Law
- International Marketing Strategy
- Human Resource Strategy
- Marketing Communications
- Financial Strategy
- Management Accounting
- Applied International Cultural Concepts
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 6 TOEFL iBT® test : 87
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
All students are expected to be able to understand and express themselves fully in English in order to succeed on the course. Applicants whose first language is not English are welcome to apply but expected to undertake one of the Secure English Language Test (SELT) specified by the UKBA before joining the course. Non-EU applicants are required to submit SELT scores before a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) can be issued. Depending on your choice of course you are required to secure a minimum of CEFR B2 or C1 level.
Typically the following test scores are acceptable:
- IELTS (academic): 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components)
- TOEFL: IBT (Internet Based Test) 87 overall
(a minimum of 17 in listening 17 in writing; 18 in reading; and 20 in the speaking component) or equivalent Computer based/Paper based test
- Pearson PTE: 51 overall
- Diagnostic Radiography, Radiotherapy and Oncology, ODP and all Pre-Registration Nursing and Midwifery courses require IELTS 7.0 overall or CEFR C1 equivalent (minimum 5.5 in all components)
- Cambridge ESOL at CEFR B2 level
Typical Offer: 240-280 UCAS tariff points (or equivalent)
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Access Bursary
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
- Alumni Bursary
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University Campus Suffolk.
UCS Financial Support
UCS Bursary 2013 Entry
From September 2013, UCS is introducing a new bursary scheme for students living away from the parental home, to help with accommodation costs while studying.
Successful applicants will receive a £1,000 bursary in their first year of study and a £500 bursary in both their second and third years of study.
National Scholarship Programme
The National Scholarship Programme (NSP) has been created to offer support to students from lower income backgrounds. The Government has awarded a number of Scholarships to UCS for students starting an undergraduate degree in September 2013. UCS has committed to matching these Scholarships, providing fee waivers to a larger number of students.
Successful full-time applicants will receive a total fee waiver of £6,000; £3,000 in their first year of study and £3,000 in their second year of study.
Successful part-time applicants will receive a fee waiver on a pro rata basis for their first and second years of study. For example part-time students studying 50% of the full time equivalent course in their first year will receive a fee waiver of £1,500.
Suffolk Access Champion Scheme
The Suffolk Access Champion Scheme is open to students who have studied in Suffolk and are applying to study a full-time undergraduate degree programme at UCS in 2013/14.
Successful applicants will become Suffolk Access Champions and will work over two years mentoring Year 10 and 11 students to encourage progression on to higher education.
In return for their participation in the scheme, Access Champions will receive a total fee waiver of £8,000; £5,000 in their first year of study and £3,000 in their second year of study.
UCS Science Fee Waiver
UCS is introducing a new Science fee waiver for students starting one of the four year science programmes in 2013. This scheme entitles successful applicants to a fee waiver of up to £1,500 across years two and three of their degree.
Ipswich Borough Council and UCS Bursary
Ipswich Borough Council (IBC) is working in conjunction with UCS to offer a non-repayable bursary scheme to selected full and part-time students from lower income backgrounds to help with costs associated with their course of study.
A total of four IBC and UCS bursaries are available in 2013/14. Successful applicants will receive £1,000 in their first year of study. Awards are expected to continue into Year 2 of study on the condition that household income remains within the scheme threshold