Bachelor of Arts

BA Business Management

The BA (Hons) Business Management is an undergraduate degree that covers all key business disciplines. With the business world branching across so many exciting career subjects, this well-grounded and comprehensive course allows you to get a great start to realising your career aspirations. Covering a wide range of business areas, you can explore various avenues, choosing to specialise as the course proceeds if you find a specific subject you are interested in. Alternatively, you can keep your options open and graduate with an all-round degree to become a business management generalist.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

A Level grades BBC

GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English, or equivalent

Requirements for the Foundation Year differ from those listed.

Full requirements

Next start date

January 2021

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UCAS code

N200 (Full-time 3 year)

N201 (Foundation 4 year)


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On successful completion of an undergraduate degree our Business School students can progress onto a business Master's with us for free. T&C's apply.

Students can choose to attend our International Leadership Summer School in Berlin at the end of the second year to boost leadership skills and sample Berlin.

We have been ranked first amongst universities for overall student satisfaction in England in the 2020 National Student Survey.

Course Details

Full-time three year BA (Hons) Business Management

Our Business Management degree is designed specially to allow you to develop the kind of effective managerial behaviour that is desired within many different organisations. Today’s changing business environment means that it’s vital to be able to bring more than just academic knowledge to a company. We want to make sure that you’ll gain the important knowledge and skills employers are looking for.

With our practical approach to teaching, you’ll also get to develop transferable skills such as research, presentation, critical analysis, problem solving, team work and entrepreneurship.

After graduating you’ll have a variety of career options available to you, including roles such as a management consultant, business analyst, operations manager, or an entrepreneur. If you would like to further your studies after graduating, you could consider studying a postgraduate MSc Strategic Business Management or a Master's in Business Administration (MBA).

This programme is accredited with a professionally-recognised Chartered Management Institute qualification. Upon graduation, you will also receive the CMI Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership. You’ll automatically become a member of the CMI for the duration of your course and one year after, providing you with access to a wealth of resources and employability events.

Foundation Year

You can choose to take an additional Foundation Year before you start this course. This introductory year focuses on developing the key skills required to study at degree level and covers the same modules across all business and law courses. The modules covered will initially enhance your communications skills, digital and information literacy, and ability to think critically. In addition, modules covering the Foundations of Business Management, Law, and Social Sciences will not only support your progression onto your business degree, but also give you an introduction to other disciplines. You then have the added flexibility of switching your degree programme if another discipline captures your interest, subject to availability and entry requirements.

Entry requirements for the Foundation Year are different than for our three year degrees. For full details, check our Entry Requirements page.

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Whether it’s face to face or online, our law and business programmes will always be available to you whatever you choose. That’s our guarantee.

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Course Structure

  • Citizenship
  • Academic and Report Writing
  • Numeracy Skills in Context
  • Foundations of Business Management
  • Foundations of Law
  • Foundations of Social Sciences
  • Essentials of Management
  • Academic and Professional Skills
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Accounting and Finance
  • International Business Environment
  • Managing and Leading People
  • Leading Change
  • Corporate Responsibility in a Global Context
  • Economics, and Global Trade
  • Personal and Professional Development

Choose two:

  • Information and Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Personal Finance
  • Contemporary Human Resource Management
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Customer Behaviour
  • Marketing Communications in the Digital World
  • Global Leadership
  • Strategic Management
  • Dissertation, Sector Project or Sector Internship
  • Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Choose one:

  • Effective Managerial Decision Making
  • Financial Risk Management
  • International Digital Marketing
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
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Get a free Master’s

Our Business School students have the chance to take a free business Master’s course on successful completion of their undergraduate degree.

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Course Start Dates

  • BA (Hons) Business Management
    • Full-time: GISMA Business School (Berlin), Hong Kong and London Bloomsbury
  • BA (Hons) Business Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin), Hong Kong, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Nottingham
  • BA (Hons) Business Management
    • Full-time: GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Bloomsbury
  • BA (Hons) Business Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin), Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Nottingham

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Course Information


To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdowns.



Assessments may consist of individual in-class tests, individual reports, in-class group presentations, group projects and exams.


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This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

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Employability We Set You Up For Success

We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying


Applications for all our undergraduate Business courses are now open.

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If you need to fund your studies with a student loan you can apply via Student Finance.

Jan 2021 fees:

UK campuses:

UK/EU students per year: £9,250
International students per year: £13,750

Berlin on-campus:

€12,000 (UK/EU/International) per year

Hong Kong on-campus:

HK$91,665 per year

Sep 2021 fees:

UK campuses:

UK students per year: £9,250
International students per year: £14,150

Berlin on-campus:

€12,000 (UK/International) per year 

Hong Kong on-campus:

HK$92,500 per year



We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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