BA (Hons) Business Studies

The Bachelor with Honours in Business Studies course equips students with a rich breadth of knowledge in business and management and grows their managerial expertise by learning how organisations are structured and gaining insight into what makes them function best. The course is designed specifically for students planning a career in the management profession and/or the wider public/private sector.

This course provides students with an essential understanding of the functions and structures of organisations and is designed to offer a broad grounding in the subjects of Business and Management and include the history of management, management practice, organizational behaviour, decision-making for business, change and business innovation. This course will grow your managerial expertise and put foundations in place to ensure you continue developing through your professional life. You’ll also learn how organisations are structured, and gain into what makes them function best.

The programme aims to equip the students with the skills to build a strong knowledge base and master the skills and competencies to form a foundation from which managerial expertise can be developed throughout their working life. We focus on developing understanding of the internal functions and structures of organizations. We will instil various elements for running a business and the management of an organization. The programme uses research work aimed at utilizing the skills acquired and mapping it in real business world environment. We will develop your teamwork and communication skills through group work activities within a very supportive environment. In addition to developing appropriate skills and knowledge for wider understanding of the world of business and management in the workplace

Awarding Body

After the successful completion of the programme requirements, the students will be awarded with the certificates from the University of Stirling (UoS).

Career opportunities

A business degree ensures students are well placed for a variety of jobs over many different sectors and our Business Studies graduates have gone on to work in a number of areas including communications, banking, insurance, human resources, information management, advertising, retailing international trade, and research and development.

Accreditation

Diploma in Higher Education

Bachelor Degree with Honours

Duration

Two Years (Four Semesters)

Four Years (Eight Semesters)

Study type

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time/Part Time

Credit

240

480

"Kick-start your future with a Business Studies degree from the University of Stirling, and combine your course with over a dozen complementary subjects."

Core modules

The Global Business Environment: An Introduction

The Management Challenge: An Introduction

Fundamentals of Business and Management

The Organization of Business

International Business

Entrepreneurship

Responsible Business

Strategic Management

Project Management

Dissertation

Programme entry requirements

  • Year 1 Entry: Pass in the Secondary School with pass of 60% result in either the English placement test or Muscat College Foundation Programme.
  • Year 3 Entry: HND (in a related subject only) with minimum B’s in all the Graded Units. A Graded Unit which has been upgraded to a B will be acceptable.
Accreditation of prior learning

Applicants may be considered through the accreditation of prior learning, which may be certificated or experiential. The admissions and registration staff are responsible for determining the grounds on which accreditation is acceptable. All applications are subject to approval of the Ministry of Higher Education. Please check Accreditation of prior learning (APL) entry condition in new student entry requirement page

College Requirement Course

All the students are required to study a College requirement course “Entrepreneurship – Creativity and Innovation course” for 3 Credit Hours during the second year of their academic programme, apart from the programme requirements.

"We use several modules from ‘live’ business simulations to give you real-world experience of managing a company."

Academic Plan

Semester 1
Semester 2
Year 1
  • The Global Business Environment: An Introduction
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers or
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • The Management Challenge: An Introduction
  • Practical Statistics
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
Year 2
  • Fundamentals of Business and Management
  • Fundamentals of HRM
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • The Organisation of Business
  • Work, Employment & Society
  • Marketing, Ethics & Society
Year 3
  • International Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Understanding Consumers
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Responsible Business in Society
  • Understanding Supply Chains
Year 4
  • Strategic Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Business Studies Dissertation
  • Project Management
  • Business Studies
  • Dissertation

Key Information

  • Degree type: BA (Hons) from University of Stirling
  • Total Subjects: 24 Modules
  • Duration: (4 Years)
  • Start date: September
  • Class Schedule:
    - Full-time: morning, starting 8am (5 days a week)
    - Part-time: Afternoon, starting 2:30pm (5 days a week)