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Published on February 5, 2008

Author: Diana


Business Management Applicant Visit Day: Business Management Applicant Visit Day Barbara Armstrong Programme Director Presentation: Presentation Why study Business at Birmingham University? Accomodation Finance Careers Talk (Jane Elkins) The Business Management degree at Birmingham Student Life (Chris Wright and Alistair Lee – Commerce Society) Degrees Offered: Degrees Offered BSc Business Management BSc Business Management (Year in Industry) BSc International Business BSc International Business with Language BSc Business Management with Communications BSc International Business with Communications Why Business at Birmingham? : Why Business at Birmingham? Tradition – offered business courses since 1902 Part of the Business School Academic Excellence International Outlook Why Business at Birmingham?: Why Business at Birmingham? Our aim is to develop the mind rather than impart particular knowledge Combines academic theory with practical teaching You will develop critical thinking skills important for the business world Broad based degree – allows you to keep your options open A structured degree to reflect the changing business world Academic Excellence: Academic Excellence MBA Ranked Number 1 Internationally Renowned Professors Research Centres L’institute Centre for Research in Brand Marketing Centre for International Business and Organisation Research Centre for Business Strategy and Procurement Why Business at Birmingham?: Why Business at Birmingham? Forward Thinking New Course Development New Building The course is respected by employers Why Business at Birmingham? : Why Business at Birmingham? Strong links with industry Organisational input into courses Workshops Business games Prizes offered Royal Bank of Scotland/ Proctor and Gamble Accenture Unilever / Deloitte National Enterprise Rent a Car Why Business at Birmingham?: Why Business at Birmingham? Library and Computing Facilities New Buildings The Munrow Sports Centre + Sports Scholarships Music Facilities Barber Institute The City of Birmingham The Munrow Sports Centre: The Munrow Sports Centre Slide 11: Selfridges and St. Martin’s Church Slide 12: Selfridges Slide 13: Interior of Selfridges Accomodation: Accomodation All first year undergraduates are guaranteed a place in Hall After that most live near by in Selly Oak Financial Issues : Financial Issues £3000 per year fees – payable after graduation (generally about £8 per week) and only after earning £15,000 If year abroad or a year in industry £300 cash bursary for that year (not Socrates) Pay half fees for year abroad/ in industry (£1,500) Other sponsorship available if year abroad if within EU Scholarships/ Bursaries: Scholarships/ Bursaries The Birmingham Scholarship Scheme £1,200 per year Minimum of 340 tariff points across highest 3 A levels (or equivalent) Eligible to pay fees £3,000 Domiciled in UK Have applied to the LEA for a maintenance grant Residual household income of less £33,000 Place at Birmingham University Need to apply for this online Scholarships/ Bursaries: Scholarships/ Bursaries Birmingham Grant £800 per year of study Eligible to pay fees £3,000 Domiciled in UK Have applied to the LEA for a maintenance grant Residual household income of less £33,000 Place at Birmingham University Automatically considered for this grant Scholarships/ Bursaries: Scholarships/ Bursaries Sports scholarships – 5 Music scholarships International scholarships – Birmingham Commerce graduates - 2004: Birmingham Commerce graduates - 2004 Destinations at six months after graduation (percentage of known destinations) Permanent employment 74% Taking time out 12% Part-time work 4% Further study or training 8% No employment/study arranged 0% Other (eg self employed, not seeking work) 2% ___ 100 Recent destinations: Recent destinations Some you might expect…… Management trainee Recruitment consultant Law conversion course Trainee chartered accountant Tax consultant Graduate retail management trainee Marketing assistant Market research analyst Assistant human resources manger Trainee Advertising Executive Financial Analyst Public Relations Officer Recent destinations: Recent destinations ……..and some you might not Trainee primary school teacher Sports development officer MA in fashion management Degree in medicine Wedding photographer Teaching English abroad Music composer Pub Manager Property surveyor Some recent recruiters of Birmingham Commerce graduates: Some recent recruiters of Birmingham Commerce graduates PricewaterhouseCoopers The Home Office Deloitte & Touche HSBC L’Oreal NHS Arcadia Group plc Birmingham City Council ABN Amro The Boots Company plc Accenture BP Chemicals Sony De Vere Hotels Lloyds TSB Saatchi & Saatchi Mercedes-Benz Next Retail What are employers looking for?: What are employers looking for? ….Not just a good degree Skills such as: Business awareness Communication Leadership Team work Problem solving Course Structure : Course Structure Modular – Credit Based Themed 120 credits per year Options in 2nd and final years Final Year Extended Essay Teaching Assessment: Teaching Assessment Coursework Exams Degree Classification 2nd Year 25% 4 year course then: 2nd year 12.5% + Year Abroad 12.5% Final Year 75% Further Information : Further Information (info on being a student at Birmingham) (virtual tour)

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