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LBurke1
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I applied to study Business and Marketing at Kent. Unfortunately my grades were slightly below the admissions boundary so they offered me a place on a similar course instead (Business Administration). The major difference between the courses seems to be the type of degree they offer: The course I originally applied to was a BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) and the course I've been accepted to is a BA (Bachelor of Arts).

I suppose what I'm asking is if this makes a major difference in the long run? Will having a BA degree seriously affect my chances of employment in my chosen field after Uni? What about postgrad courses?

Thanks in advance
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(Original post by LBurke1)
I applied to study Business and Marketing at Kent. Unfortunately my grades were slightly below the admissions boundary so they offered me a place on a similar course instead (Business Administration). The major difference between the courses seems to be the type of degree they offer: The course I originally applied to was a BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) and the course I've been accepted to is a BA (Bachelor of Arts).

I suppose what I'm asking is if this makes a major difference in the long run? Will having a BA degree seriously affect my chances of employment in my chosen field after Uni? What about postgrad courses?

Thanks in advance
All degrees are equally good, however, they are different:

Bachelor of Science (BSc):
Strong mathematical, analytical, numerical background.

Bachelor of Arts (BA):
More general, less Maths but more theoretical contents.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA):
Very application-oriented, you study things that you can practically use at work.


Business Administration at Kent is clearly not a worthless degree!
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Instead of fretting about 'degree titles', have a look at the content of the courses - is the other course what you want to study for three years despite the lack of Marketing as a component?
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There is a small marketing module at some point but I'm not sure how extensive it will be. Will I be able to pursue marketing despite this?
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Lesson in life: ensure you work hard enough to get your grades!
As a previous poster said, look at the course content for what you have been placed on, is this what you want to spend ten of thousands of pounds on?
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