BA - Business Administration (One Year)

University of Hertfordshire

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What do you get from your BA (Hons) Business Administration?

Gain an internationally-recognized degree qualification from the UK's University of Hertfordshire, without travel and accommodation costs. Benefit from the same academic standards and quality control procedures as if you were enrolled in their equivalent on campus course. In one or two years part-time achieve business excellence through a blended arrangement of online study and lecturer led classes.

This programme is designed with an international focus, reflected in its modules’ coverage of business subjects and concepts from an international perspective. The programme is suited to applicants who have some work experience as well as to those who have just completed their diploma studies.

 

Reason for your Degree in Business Administration:

  • Degree holders tend to hold higher quality jobs leading to a career rather than less fulfilling positions.
  • The children of degree holders also benefit from their parents' academic achievement from greater parental involvement in their education.
  • Graduates tend to be a source of innovation and contribute to economic growth.
  • Business is a Practical Major and is known as the "play it safe" major because it is a practical choice for almost anyone. Every organization, regardless of industry, relies on business principles to prosper.
  • There are Plenty of Opportunities for Specialization.
  • Demand for Business Degree holders is high and will always be high because there are an endless number of career opportunities available to individuals with a good business education. 

 

Why University of Hertfordshire?

The University is the UK's leading business-facing university and an exemplar in the sector. It is innovative and enterprising and challenges individuals and organisations to excel.

 

The University is one of the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old according to the Times Higher Education 100 under 50 rankings 2013, and ranked 52/100 in the UK Times Higher Education list of the 100 most international universities in the world published in January 2014. The University of Hertfordshire is one of the region’s largest employers with over 2,600 staff and a turnover of almost £235 million. With a student community of over 27,200 including more than 2,900 international students from over eighty five different countries, the University has a global network of over 200,000 alumni.   For more information, please visit http://www.herts.ac.uk

 

Why CTS College?

Studying with CTS is more than just acquiring education for a new job or promotion. We make leaders, innovators and adopt all students as part of our family.
"CTS College of Business and Computer Science is now awarding full-scholarships and partial-scholarships to nationals of Trinidad and Tobago interested in pursuing the University of Hertfordshire's - Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (UH BABA). To find out more details contact us.

 

Register Now for our **New** Semester.

Orientation: Saturday 17th September, 2016 from 10am - 12pm

Classes start: Saturday  24th September, 2016 (weekend classes) OR Monday 26th September, 2016 (for Weekday classes)


Each application is considered individually, but normally 240 credits from a suitable qualification are required. Approved pre-requisite qualifications include:

  • ABE Advanced Diploma in Business Administration / Business Management / MIS / BIS / HRM / Finance / Marketing / Tourism
  • COSTAATT Associate Degree in a Business or Management related program
  • Edexcel HND in HRM
  • Associate Degree or HND in Business or Management related program
  • LCCI level 5 Diploma in Business Administration or Marketing
  • ROYTEC Associate Degree in Management or HRM or equivalent
  • TTHTI Associate Degree in Tourism Management of equivalent
  • Cipriani College of Labour - Associate Degree in HRM or related subject area.
  • Professional Graduate Diploma from CIPS
  • Professional Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma from CIM

 

Students who have completed writing all exams leading to one of the above qualifications but awaiting results may apply for the program. You will be given a provisional acceptance pending your final results.

Students are required to complete the following eight (8) modules (each worth 15 credits in total) in order to graduate with an honours degree.

 

Compulsory Modules

  • Business Strategy
  • Business and Commercial Awareness
  • Global Marketing, Ethics and Culture
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Leadership and Organisations
  • Issues in the Global Economy
  • Digital Economy
  • Contemporary Issues in Business and management

NB: to complete a non-honours degree, students need only to complete any five (5) of the modules above.

Typically, semesters start with an induction week, at the end of the following months:

  • Semester A: September
  • Semester B: January
  • Semester C: May

Teaching starts one week after the induction week - exact start dates are not given here as they change from time to time.

 

Note: Students can start the programme in any of the three possible semesters. See timetable below:

Semester ASemester BSemester C
24th September to 14th January 21st January to 7th May 20th May to 20th August

Business Strategy

Saturdays 8:15am to 10:15am

OR

Mondays 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Leadership and Organisations

Saturdays 8:15am to 10:15am

OR

Mondays 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Digital Economy

Saturdays 8:15am to 10:15am

OR

Mondays 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Global Marketing, Ethics and Culture

Saturdays 10:30am to 12:30pm

OR

Tuesdays 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Issues in the Global Economy

Saturdays 10:30am to 12:30pm

OR

Tuesdays 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Contemporary Issues in Business

Saturdays 10:30am to 12:30pm

OR

Tuesdays 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Business and Commercial Awareness

Saturdays 1:00pm to 3:00pm

OR

Wednesdays 5:30pm to 7:30pm

International Human Resource Management

Saturdays 1:00pm to 3:00pm

OR

Wednesdays 5:30pm to 7:30pm

 

All modules within the BABA programme are assessed by a continuous coursework assignment based system which encourages student continuous skill development, i.e. no end of semester examinations will be used to assess students within the programme. Coursework assignments will always be marked by the respective Module Leaders at the University of Hertfordshire. For clarity, the module grading allocation is shown below:

Module TitleCredit Points% Examination% Coursework
Business Strategy 15 0 100
Leadership and Organisations 15 0 100
Digital-Economy 15 0 100
Global Marketing, Ethics and Culture 15 0 100
Issues in the Global Economy 15 0 100
Contemporary Issues in Business 15 0 100
International Human Resource Management 15 0 100
Business and Commercial Awareness 15 0 100

 

My Degree Classification

This is only applicable if you are studying for an honours degree.

The University of Hertfordshire regulations (UPR AS14, section D6) describe how Honours degrees are classified. In summary:A First Class Honours requires an average mark of your best 6 module scores is in the range 69.5 to 100.
An Upper Second Class Honours requires an average mark of your best 6 module scores is in the range 59.5 to 69.4.
A Lower Second Class Honours requires an average mark of your best 6 module scores is in the range 49.5 to 59.4.
A Third Class Honours requires an average mark of your best 6 module scores is in the range 39.5 to 49.4.

Here's why you should get a degree

There are many benefits to be derived from attaining a Bachelors degree. Research has shown that holders of a degree tend to earn more than those who don't have a degree. In fact a study done by the US Census Bureau showed that persons with a degree earns an average of 43 percent more than someone without one over the course of a lifetime. The Big Payoff: Educational Attainment and Synthetic Estimates of Work-Life Earnings.

In addition to the obvious financial benefits of earning a degree, there are also non monetary benefits to degree holders. Degree holders tend to hold higher quality jobs leading to a career rather than less fulfilling positions. The children of degree holders also benefit from their parents' academic achievement from greater parental involvement in their education. Overall graduates, tend to be a source of innovation and contribute to economic growth.

 

Will a Business Administration degree make me less employable than a Business Management Degree?

Job advertisements do not typically specify the award title but instead ask for a qualification in Business or Business related. Employers do not ask for a specific degree title. This Business Administration degree from UH has an international focus, and would enable the students to gain employment for any business from the small enterprise to the large multinational.

Except for specialist departments (such as accounting and finance) graduates are employed because of their employability skills, their understanding of Business issues and ability to learn (demonstrated by their completion of a University degree and classification). Therefore a Business Administration degree would not make you less employable than a Business Management Degree.

Registration with University of Hertfordshire

To register/apply to start the BABA Programme with CTS, students are asked to provide the following:

  • Complete the UH BSc (SDL) Application Form (in soft copy) and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • Results or Certificates showing completion of your previous programme (if available).
  • Students who do not satisfy the standard entry requirements are asked to attach an updated resume to show your work experience.

NB: Students awaiting results may also apply for the programme. All documents are to be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Registration with CTS

To register with CTS students are asked to provide the following:

  •  Registration fee of TT$500.00 (NB Registration fee is payable each semester at the beginning of the semester).
  • Two (2) forms of valid identification which may be chosen from your Birth Certificate or National ID or Passport for GATE claim.
  • Results or Certificates showing completion of your previous programme.

NB: Students awaiting results may also apply for the programme.

 

Registration Deadline Date

Semester: 24th September 2016 to 14th January 2017
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 3rd September, 2016

Extension to these dates may apply, kindly liaise with us to confirm

Fees payable to CTSCBCS

Tuition Fees: GATE Funded for Trinidad and Tobago nationals ONLY (once GATE clearance has been received)

 

Fees payable to University of Hertfordshire

Please contact the BA(Hons) Business Administration Programme Manager Mr. Jude Bernard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and 796-2140 for this information.

 

pamela coa white“I returned to the academic classroom after an absence of more than 20 years and I earned my B.A. degree in Business Administration from the University of Hertfordshire.  The University of Hertfordshire and CTS College in Trinidad and Tobago have earned my admiration.

 

The University of Hertfordshire provided a well-planned course of study with supporting e-learning platforms such as Studynet which was invaluable to mature, working students like myself.  Studynet is where all course outlines, teaching notes, reading materials and assessment and examination time tables are posted.  Equally supportive were the lecturers and administrative staff at the CTSCBCS College.  Lecturers went the extra mile by sending reminders and facilitating tutorials to ensure that students met and surpassed the University’s requirements.

 

CTS College also contributed to a good environment by having study rooms set with security, parking facilities and much needed photocopiers. The most important lesson learnt was organization and management of time, and effective collaboration with team members.  The course of study was hectic but with organization, I managed to successfully complete with an Upper Second Class degree in Business Administration.”

Pamela Coa-White – Class of 2011

 

 

candice blackman“CTS College fosters holistic learning and development!!! The school’s student support systems are second to none. The Bachelor of Business Administration program from the University of Hertfordshire provides students with a blend of theoretical as well as practical learning that can be easily transferred to the work environment.”

Candice Blackman – Class of 2012

 

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