BA (Hons) Business Studies

University of West London
Mode of Study

Full time / Part time / Flexible mode

 

Medium of Instruction

English

 

Duration
  • Full-time: 3 years
  • Part-time: 4 years
  • Top-up: 1-2 years

 

Delivery Campus
  • Main Campus : SSP Campus
  • Other Learning Centre: CSW and KT Campus

 

Programme Leader

Ms. Nicola Chow

 

Qualifications Framework

Level 5

Registration Number

252931

 

Enquiries

 

Programme Commencement Date

September / February

 

HKIT Online Application System
Apply Now

 

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Programme Features

We are now living in online world – shop online, work online and socialize online. Meanwhile, our online activities generate a large amount of data that might be held by government bodies or commercial companies. If the information systems employed by these bodies are not secure, our data may fall into the wrong hands where it might be exploited to cause not only financial harm but also threaten our safety. This is why cyber security becomes a very important issue nowadays which everyone should be aware of.

BA (Hons) Business Studies (BABS) offers wide and in-depth knowledge, understanding and skills of effectively running for profit and not for profit organisation in fast changing global business world. BA (Hons) Business Studies is designed to enable the student to develop a critical understanding of ethical principles and practice, and an awareness of effective management principles set in the many contexts in which businesses operate and also captures the essence of entrepreneurship.

The course encourages students to develop the skills and competencies of future managers. To do this, students should be capable of making management decisions at both a strategic and at a tactical level, emphasising the complexity and dynamics of business and management and taking cognisance of the integrative nature of the various factors which impinge upon management decisions.

UWL being a career university, the BABS course is designed for future employability or entrepreneurship. The qualified students will be able to enter the world of business with a breadth of knowledge that should provide them with greater confidence and understanding aptitude for business world.

 

 

 

About the University of West London

  • Number 1 in the UK for student satisfaction, student voice and academic support in the National Survey (NSS) 2022^.
  • Best modern*** London university (non-specialist) in the 2023 Complete University Guide.
  • Number 23 out of 121 universities nationwide in The Guardian University Guide 2023**.
  • University of the Year for Student Experience and University of the Year for Teaching Quality in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.
  • UWL is ranked in the Top 100 universities in the UK for the overall quality of our(their) research and almost 80% of our (their) research is rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in the latest Government Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment.

 

For more information about the University of West London, please visit www.uwl.ac.uk.

All course/prospectus information is available online from
https://www.uwl.ac.uk/course/undergraduate/business-studies

 

**Guardian University Guide 2023

***Modern universities are defined as higher education institutions that were granted university status in, and subsequent to, 1992.

^The National Student Survey 2022

  • Number 1 in the UK for student satisfaction and student voice - from the average of all scores in the survey.
  • Number 1 in the UK (excluding specialist institutions) for academic support - from the average of all scores in the survey.

 

 

 

 

Qualifications Framework

The qualification of this programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF).

QF Level: 5

QR Registration No. :19/000634/L5

Registration Validity Period: 01/09/2019 - 31/08/2027

 

 

 

 

 

Programme Structure

 

Core courses

Year 1

Professional Skills for Business

Researching Business Data

Introduction to HRM

Principles of Marketing

Information Communications Technology

Business Accounting

Year 2

Research Methods

Managing Business Operations

Business Economics

Business ethics

Organisational behaviour

Enterprise and Business development

Year 3

Strategic Management

International Trade, Finance and Investment

Business Research report (semester 1 and 2) 

International Business

Managing Small and medium enterprise

 

 

 

Delivery Campus

Main Campus : SSP Campus

Other Learning Centre: CSW and KT Campus

 

 

Graduation Requirements

Students are required to normally enrol and follow the modules in the programme until the completion of the award.

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1

Tuition fee: $59,900

Eligible for HK$33,740 NMTSS* subsidy.
The tuition fee after deduction of NMTSS* subsidy: $43,460

Year 2

Tuition fee: $77,200

Eligible for HK$33,740 NMTSS* subsidy.
The tuition fee after deduction of NMTSS* subsidy: $43,460

Year 3

Tuition fee: $77,200

Eligible for HK$33,740 NMTSS* subsidy.
The tuition fee after deduction of NMTSS* subsidy: $43,460

 

 

Top Up Student with relevant Associate Degree / Higher Diploma qualifications / other equivalent qualifications

Duration of study: 1 - 1.5 years

Tuition fee: $77,200

Eligible for HK$33,740 NMTSS* subsidy.
The tuition fee after deduction of NMTSS* subsidy: $43,460

 

 

 

 

#The tuition fee will be subject to adjustment by annual review.

*For NMTSS subsidy, please refer to "Financial Assistance and Scholarship" section.

 

 

Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (NMTSS)

Students who are eligible for the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (NMTSS) will be provided with an annual subsidy up to HK33,740 in the 2023/24 academic year. Eligible students enrolling in the relevant programmes only need to pay the tuition fee net of subsidy. For details, please visit www.cspe.edu.hk/nmtss.

Eligibility for NMTSS:

From the 2023/24 academic year onwards, the annual subsidy for studies is applicable to all Hong Kong students who are enrolled in full-time locally accredited local and non-local self-financing undergraduate (including top-up degree) programmes offered by eligible institutions.

The following students are not eligible for the subsidy :

  1. Non-local students.
  2. Students who already possessed a degree at the Bachelor’s level or above.
  3. Students who are enrolling in any subsidised undergraduate or sub-degree programmes (such as University Grants Committee-funded programmes, subvented programmes of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and subsidised places of the designated programmes under SSSDP).

 

Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP)

FASP provides means-tested financial assistance to needy full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to needy students so that no eligible students will be denied access to post-secondary education because of lack of means.

For details of the schemes, please visit SFO website at: https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/fasp/overview.htm

 

The Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)

The NLSPS is used to complement the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to provide loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees of locally-accredited, self-financing full-time post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree

For details of the schemes, please visit SFO website at: https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/nlsps/overview.htm

 

Self-financing post-secondary scholarship scheme (SPSS)

To promote the development of the self-financing post-secondary sector, the Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS) is set up under the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund to offer scholarships and awards to students pursuing full-time locally-accredited self-financing sub-degree or bachelor's degree (including top-up degree) programmes at non-profit-making education institutions.

For details of the schemes, please visit SPSS website at: https://www.cspe.edu.hk/en/Overview-Measures-Fund-SPSS.html

 

Tax Deduction for Self-Education Expenses

Students of this programme are eligible to apply for tax deductions in relation to the course fees. For details or enquiries please contact 187 8088 or visit the Government website at www.info.gov.hk/ird.

 

 

 

 

Year 1 (Level 4) Entry

Minimum Admission Requirements

Students meeting the minimum requirement can submit an application for admission. The University of West London will make the final decision on the admissibility of the applicant.

  • UWL will consider, as a minimum entry requirement for both the home course and the Hong Kong course, total score of 15 in five HKDSE subjects, normally with English at Level 3 and Mathematics at Level 3, with none of the five subjects at Level 1.

    Each case will also be assessed individually.

    English Proficiency Requirement:
    HKDSE Level 3 or above in English Language.

  • Applicants aged 21 or above prior to the commencement of the programme, subject to the prior learning and experience requirements by UWL.

 

Special Entry

Other applicants not meeting the above requirements or with no formal qualifications will be considered on an individual basis taking into account their professional / work / life experiences and their ability to engage with and benefit from the course.

 

 

Year 3 (Level 6) Entry

Minimum Admission Requirements

Students meeting the minimum requirement can submit an application for admission. The University of West London will make the final decision on the admissibility of the applicant.

  • Recognised Associate Degree / Higher Diploma from local education institutions; or
  • Equivalent qualifications

 

English Proficiency Requirement
  • HKDSE Level 3 or above in English Language; or
  • Previous programmes had English as the medium of instruction.

 

 

 

 

Application Period

Starting from 2 months before commencement of semester September, February

 

Application Procedure

Complete the Online Application form

Applicants will be required to submit/upload the following documents:

  • Photocopy of your Hong Kong Identity Card
  • Photocopy of all supporting documents for your application

Remarks:

  • Successful applicants should present originals of the above documents for verification during the admission interview/registration.

 

 

 

It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.
個別僱主可酌情決定是否承認本課程可令學員獲取的任何資格.