The University of Buckingham is: o Home of the 2-year degree – less cost and more focus o Top for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) o Top for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey and Complete University Guide) o Small group teaching focused – student:staff ratio of 11:1 o Flexible – start your course in September or January This honours degree programme combines core modules from the Business and Management programme with the Communication Studies programme. At no point in recent history has there been such an exciting time to study the dynamics of business and its role in the global environment. Much of the early part of the Business and Management programme is focused on understanding the various external driving forces for change and the internal responses necessary for business to survive and prosper. The programme provides a blend of theoretical and practical study, never losing sight of employers’ requirements and students’ career aspirations. The Business and Management programme aims to equip graduates with analytical and decision-making skills relevant to career development in the wider business context. This minor is taken by students for whom English is a second language in their home country (such as Nigeria or Singapore). It consists of modules which focus on a range of English language studies perspectives (e.g. Diversity and Change in English, or Language, Society and Power); some modules also provide opportunities for students to improve their English for academic purposes (e.g. English Composition). The combined honours programme is designed to develop skills in solving business problems that are transferable organisationally and internationally across business environments. Business and Management is a broad-based programme that relies to some extent on conventional methods of teaching and learning. However, it is also a live subject, and so practical and real-life projects are introduced to enhance the learning experience and to produce graduates equipped to meet the needs of commerce and industry. By combining modules from two complementary disciplines, this programme will help you develop managerial and problem solving skills, marketing and organisational skills, communication and English language skills, word processing, spreadsheet and database computing skills.