The BA (Hons) in Business degree programme siming to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills necessary to take an active role in medium to long term planning of a business, analysis of the external/internal environments and the competence to make recommendations regarding solution(s) to identified current business-related issues and problems. Learners will be able to demonstrate leadership and management skills and techniques that have been developed and refined in a controlled environment utilising a combination of practical application methodologies and theory based studies.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.
They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
A core objective of the BA (Hons) in Business is to provide learners with relevant business knowledge, skills and competence that will support them in starting a career in Business, progressing to level 9 study or establishing and managing their own enterprise. The World Economic Forum Future of Jobs Report, 2016, claims the top 10 skills that will be sought by employers in 2020 are:
- Complex problem solving,
- critical thinking,
- people management,
- coordinating with others,
- emotional intelligence,
- judgement and decision making,
- service orientation,
- cognitive flexibility.