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Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

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School of Management and Languages

The School of Management and Languages is a major international force in the business and management sector. Our excellent track record in graduate employment is proof that our degree programmes equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in business.

Why choose the BBA

The BBA programme offered by Heriot-Watt University provides a broad grounding in all of the key business disciplines such as accounting, economics, finance and management. Students choose from a wide range of specialised subjects, so you can tailor your degree to your own career needs. Graduates with the BBA will be equipped to excel in a range of management and professional positions. For those considering a career in Accountancy there is the opportunity of partial exemptions from professional examinations.

NAME: Ms Ruchika Sharma LOCATION: London (UK) FORMER OCCUPATION: Project Coordinator NEW CAREER: Logistics Manager
This programme empowers you to think outside the box and to apply more creative and innovative solutions to business contexts. I wanted to excel and achieved a BBA with Distinction. My current employer has recognised my achievement and promoted me within the organisation, but Ive also been contacted for a number of interviews so I know that great opportunities are coming my way due to enrolling on this programme. I am confident that this internationally recognised degree can be used as a global passport to my career.

Study path
Overall, 360 credits are required for the award of degree and this can be achieved by studying 120 credits at each stage. Most students typically study four different subject areas at each stage. The table below indicates which courses are included in the BBA. For full information on BBA structures and syllabuses please visit our website at

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STAGE ONE Introduction to Accounting 1 & 2 Introduction to Economics 1 & 2 Introduction to Management 1 & 2 Introduction to Finance 1 & Introduction to Banking and Financial Services



Entry Requirements
Stage 1 entry: GCE A-levels BB, CCD or equivalent
Students with prior qualifications may be eligible for course exemptions or direct entry and should ask their Approved Learning Partner for guidance. Mature applicants with relevant work experience are also considered on a case by case basis. Entrants should also be competent in English language (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent).

3 3 3 3
Mandatory Elective

STAGE TWO Commercial Law 1 & 2 Finance Theory and Markets 1 & 2 Financial Accounting & Management Accounting Marketing Fundamentals & Marketing Perspectives Organisational Behaviour & Human Resource Management Quantitative Methods 1 & 2

3 3 3 3 3 3
Mandatory Elective

How to apply
Full information on fees, term dates, courses available and application forms can be requested from your Approved Learning Partner so it is advisable to contact them directly. They can assist you in completing your application and will ensure that it reaches Heriot-Watt University. Further Information If you have any questions or require any further information about the programme please contact your in-country Approved Learning Partner in the first instance, visit: The School of Management and Languages External Programmes team can also be reached at: Email: Phone: +44 (0)131 451 3864 Fax: +44 (0)131 451 3865 Web: Approved Learning Partner:

STAGE THREE Auditing & Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting Corporate Finance 1 & 2 Operations Management 1 & 2 Securities Markets 1 & 2 Strategic Management & International Strategic Management Consumer Behaviour & International Marketing Employment Law* International Financial Markets* Management Accounting Techniques and Decisions* Project Management* Taxation*

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Note: Most subject areas are studied in two linked 15 credit courses eg. Introduction to Accounting 1 and Introduction to Accounting 2. Most subject areas are worth 30 credits. Those subjects with a * are worth 15 credits only.

The case studies featured in this leaflet are based on individual Heriot-Watt University Graduate feedback, the names have been anonymised and the pictures posed by models.