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Hey,

I'm looking to study in October 2017 and doing the business management undergrad degree. I was looking to speak to anyone who is doing or has completed this degree and how they are finding the whole experience?

I've been out of education for 5 years now and work full time (40 hours per week) over 4 days! I think it's very realistic to study 60 credits per year? Would you agree?!

What is everyone's experience of OU and what is the support like and contact with tutors/peers like?

Thanks in advance
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I don't do business, so I can't comment on the course. But on the whole tutors are good, they run tutorials etc, but contact is generally lead by you. So you need to contact them on the forum or via email. Some can be unreliable, but its the luck of the draw as to which tutor you get.

Contact with peers is what you make it (I suppose like normal uni). You can use Facebook groups or the forums, some people get very involved, others don't. But unless you have face to face tutorials (which are being phased out) you don't tend to meet fellow students. Some manage to arrange meet ups via Facebook, personally I've never met a course mate other than at a tutorial.
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Thanks for the response! It seems to be luck of the draw when it comes to tutors with OU. I guess I'll just need to wait and see what happens.
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Im looking at doing this or doing an open degree focused on BM but with some spanish. Im scared that a Ba Open degree isnt as respected as a Ba business management degree😭
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I'm looking to do the Business Management course in October too. I'm really looking forward to it, after being out of education for just under 2 years now I want to start my degree. Maybe we could stay in contact and help eachother out
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Yeah that sounds like a good idea to me! Applications open on the 9th March!
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Hey, i've decided to do the business management degree and a seperate spanish course. Are you both going to do the general one or a specialised one? Maybe i can stay in touch with you both? Im doing mine from sweden
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Hey, i've decided to do the business management degree and a seperate spanish course. Are you both going to do the general one or a specialised one? Maybe i can stay in touch with you both? Im doing mine from sweden
Hi, I'm doing the generalised degree (so just business management). But yes it would be great to stay in touch
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Im signed up to start BM in october
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I'm now signed up to start BM in October as well. I'm going down the Leadership Practice Route.
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Me too! I think I'm just going to stick to standard Business Management. Have you both signed up for the first module yet?
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(Original post by davidg_1993)
Hey,

I'm looking to study in October 2017 and doing the business management undergrad degree. I was looking to speak to anyone who is doing or has completed this degree and how they are finding the whole experience?

I've been out of education for 5 years now and work full time (40 hours per week) over 4 days! I think it's very realistic to study 60 credits per year? Would you agree?!

What is everyone's experience of OU and what is the support like and contact with tutors/peers like?

Thanks in advance
I'm doing the old Business Studies degree which has a similar pathway (it was recently updated to reflect the changes to Business Management rather than Studies), the tutors I've had are all great and are extremely helpful if you don't understand something and need extra help, peers was less good although that was largely down to doing it in London and working 24/7 so not everyone could keep attending the night school aspect of it (LSE is beautiful btw).

I wouldn't recommend that you do more than 30 credits per semester (60 credits a year) unless you know you can do it as working 40 hours plus this is a lot, I started off that way but now I'm doubling my workload for the uni course as I need to get it done within the next year, 2 years maximum which means no social life outside of work!

Overall the experience has been great aside from a SLC mistake that ended in me being withdrawn from the course but it's fixed now so I can complete this module then be back on track for Oct. to do Stage 2 properly, I started it but was withdrawn after SLC's mistake that also impacted my Stage 1 module retake however I'm lucky in the sense it hasn't delayed my graduation plans.

You'll enjoy it!
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I have, im waiting for a response to see if i can use the oubsa



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Me too! I think I'm just going to stick to standard
Business Management. Have you both signed up for the first module yet?
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I have signed up for the first module just awaiting approval for a part time fee grant (Scotland based here)
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Has anyone from Scotland completed a SAAS application for this yet?
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Has anyone from Scotland completed a SAAS application for this yet?
The forms have been posted on the website today. I'll be sending my forms off tommorow.
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(Original post by davidg_1993)
Hey,

I'm looking to study in October 2017 and doing the business management undergrad degree. I was looking to speak to anyone who is doing or has completed this degree and how they are finding the whole experience?

I've been out of education for 5 years now and work full time (40 hours per week) over 4 days! I think it's very realistic to study 60 credits per year? Would you agree?!

What is everyone's experience of OU and what is the support like and contact with tutors/peers like?

Thanks in advance
Hi I have just started Business management B123 and Retail and Marketing B122. I started in April. So far I am enjoying it. The tutors are very supportive. There is also lots of help and guidance and the website. I think if you keep up to date with it and dont fall behind it is not that bad. Each little activity gives you a guide line on how long to spend on it. Also if you have to write something it tells you how many words you should roughly write. I have not studied for ages either and to tell you the truth it is not that hard to get back into ( mind you ask me in a couple of months and it might be a different answer ha ha)
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Hi! I'm starting the Business Management degree in October too! I've studied before at Robert Gordon University, so I am starting at level 2 with Shaping Business Opportunities (I've been awarded 180 credits through credit transfer.)
Have printed off my form,s just waiting for the Part Time Fee Grant with SAAS to open before I send it all off.
What modules is everybody doing? And how many credits per yer? I'm just doing part time, so 60 per year.
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(Original post by s22smv)
Hi! I'm starting the Business Management degree in October too! I've studied before at Robert Gordon University, so I am starting at level 2 with Shaping Business Opportunities (I've been awarded 180 credits through credit transfer.)
Have printed off my form,s just waiting for the Part Time Fee Grant with SAAS to open before I send it all off.
What modules is everybody doing? And how many credits per yer? I'm just doing part time, so 60 per year.
AFAIK you can post the form off to the OU now along with your registration form and they'll process it now.

I'm doing the same module as you Starting in October. If your still in Aberdeen and need a study buddy more than happy to help. 2 heads are always better than one! B207 only has 4 assignments including the EMA compared to up to 7 on some other 60 credit modules which is ace. I'm also doing DD211 Politics next year which is my other geeky passion in life.

For first and 2nd year i'm doing them full time but at level 3 i'm only doing 60 credits at a time. This is because I want to do the best I can on these as they have huge impact on your degree classification.

Best of luck on the course when it starts.

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AFAIK you can post the form off to the OU now along with your registration form and they'll process it now.

I'm doing the same module as you Starting in October. If your still in Aberdeen and need a study buddy more than happy to help. 2 heads are always better than one! B207 only has 4 assignments including the EMA compared to up to 7 on some other 60 credit modules which is ace. I'm also doing DD211 Politics next year which is my other geeky passion in life.

For first and 2nd year i'm doing them full time but at level 3 i'm only doing 60 credits at a time. This is because I want to do the best I can on these as they have huge impact on your degree classification.

Best of luck on the course when it starts.

Ross

Hi! Nice to hear from people who are close to me!
I don't live in Aberdeen anymore, but still close, so would be good to have someone to study with!
I'm doing part time mainly because I amen't entitled to full-time funding from SAAS anymore but I think spacing it out will be better for myself, as I struggled with uni previously but I'm determined to do much better this time.

Thanks for replying and keep in touch!
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