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    I'm interested in applying for these courses at Bath. Anyone who's taken either, can you provide some insight on any key differences that you've noticed? The only difference I've noticed so far is for BA, there are 2 work placements, while for BM, there's only one. And the modules vary as well, but not too much. Could you guys provide some more?
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    (Original post by klaktik)
    I'm interested in applying for these courses at Bath. Anyone who's taken either, can you provide some insight on any key differences that you've noticed? The only difference I've noticed so far is for BA, there are 2 work placements, while for BM, there's only one. And the modules vary as well, but not too much. Could you guys provide some more?
    Hi,

    I am a second year International Management student here at the University of Bath. Both courses are relatively similar in terms of content, you have the freedom to specialise them however you choose. Management maybe has a bit more emphasis on strategy and entrepreneurship, personally I wouldn't let it influence my decision.

    As you mentioned, one key difference is the placement structure. On one hand, the year long placements are probably the most common type in the UK therefore if you have identified something that you would like to apply for, definitely choose management. I have a good friend studying Business Administration who is really enjoying her placement, but said to me that if it was a year long maybe she would enjoy it less. If you are in a similar position to her, not feeling confident in the area you would like to work in, having two six months placements gives you the opportunity to test the water without committing a year. Although six month placements are not particularly common, the Business Administration course has a well established network of partners who are happy to help with the provision of often exclusive placements. The Business Administration course also provides the opportunity to study at a partner institution abroad in the first semester of your final year.

    Management would be a better option if you would prefer more time find a placement. We have personal development sessions running from the second semester of first year through to the middle of second year, often a lot of students do not feel ready to go on placement so soon. Do note also that we have a three year option for Management, so that if you do not wish to have a placement this would be perfect.

    I hope that this helps, if there is anything else that you need then please quote me!

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    Business Management –It’s all about managing the business activities, operations within the organisation & outside of it. The major activities of business management include management of various departments, controlling the operations, managing the higher level employees, leading, monitoring, planning and organising the tasks/projects.

    Business management job involves in growing the business and running it successfully. To start career in business management, one you should management skills, business management degrees from which he/she can learn more about operations management, organisation management and development and business management. They are major job roles in business management with better career growth such as -
    • Management consultant
    • Business Manager
    • Business adviser
    • Business analyst
    • Risk manager
    • Project manager

    With business management as major one can work in any industry like, IT, manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, finance & management etc.

    Business Administration:
    On other hand, Business Administration – It is broader in scope compare to the business management. Business administration is all about understanding the business operations and executing the functions. It involves in various sections of business including organising, human resource management, finance, accounting, and marketing. To start career in business administration one should learn administration at university or schools. The major in business administration study helps to learn more about the principles of business operations and the knowledge on business functions.

    Major Job roles:
    • Chief financial officers: Account for a company’s financial reporting. They direct the organisation's financial goals, objectives and budgets.
    • Chief information officers: Responsible for the overall technological direction of a company, which includes managing information technology and computer systems.
    • Chief operating officers: Oversee other executives who direct the activities of various departments, such as human resources and sales.
    • Chief sustainability officers: Address sustainability issues by overseeing a corporate sustainability strategy. For example, they may manage programs or policies relating to environmental issues and ensure the organisation's compliance with related regulations.
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    Hello,

    It is interesting and bit confusing to answer this question. In today’s world, many of us think business management & administration both are same. But, there’re the major differences in operations and functions in organisation. In small organisation, we may not find the difference as both business management & administration is run by single team/department. Whereas, in bigger organisations the clear body structure for business management & administration we can see.

    Business Management –It’s all about managing the business activities, operations within the organisation & outside of it. The major activities of business management include management of various departments, controlling the operations, managing the higher level employees, leading, monitoring, planning and organising the tasks/projects.



    Business management job involves in growing the business and running it successfully. To start career in business management, one you should management skills, business management degrees from which he/she can learn more about operations management, organisation management and development and business management. They are major job roles in business management with better career growth such as -
    • Management consultant
    • Business Manager
    • Business adviser
    • Business analyst
    • Risk manager
    • Project manager

    With business management as major one can work in any industry like, IT, manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, finance & management etc.

    Business Administration:
    On other hand, Business Administration – It is broader in scope compare to the business management. Business administration is all about understanding the business operations and executing the functions. It involves in various sections of business including organising, human resource management, finance, accounting, and marketing. To start career in business administration one should learn administration at university or schools. The major in business administration study helps to learn more about the principles of business operations and the knowledge on business functions.

    Major Job roles:
    • Chief financial officers: Account for a company’s financial reporting. They direct the organisation's financial goals, objectives and budgets.
    • Chief information officers: Responsible for the overall technological direction of a company, which includes managing information technology and computer systems.
    • Chief operating officers: Oversee other executives who direct the activities of various departments, such as human resources and sales.
    • Chief sustainability officers: Address sustainability issues by overseeing a corporate sustainability strategy. For example, they may manage programs or policies relating to environmental issues and ensure the organisation's compliance with related regulations.
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    (Original post by klaktik)
    I'm interested in applying for these courses at Bath. Anyone who's taken either, can you provide some insight on any key differences that you've noticed? The only difference I've noticed so far is for BA, there are 2 work placements, while for BM, there's only one. And the modules vary as well, but not too much. Could you guys provide some more?
    Hey!

    I study Management at Bath with the 12-month placement.

    The main difference between BBA and Management is the placement set-up (as you noticed). For BBA, the placements are 6-months whereas for Management they are 12-months. One thing I hadn't considered was housing; BBA students tend to live with each other in second year as they only need a 6-month housing contract in Bath - I really got on with my flat in first year so I was glad I was doing a 12-month.

    Also, I think there are more Bath exclusive placements on offer (only open to Bath students) for BBA because the course has been around for a longer time than Management.

    One other thing I've heard is that there is a different kind of vibe in that BBA students are more vocal in lectures than Management students so BBA could be more interactive if you like this

    Finally, I have a feeling the courses have a slightly different final year; I think BBA students have a big group project.

    You can always ring admissions (number/email are at the bottom of the page) if you need any more info!

    Hope this helps, just quote me if you have anymore questions!

    Alice,
    2nd Year Management
 
 
 
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