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Bachelor of Science

BSc Business Management

Do you aspire to succeed in business?

This comprehensive undergraduate business management degree delivers a full range of business knowledge and skills, taught by professionals with real-world experience and expertise. Including marketing, human resources, accounting, leadership and management with the option to specialise as you study; this flexible degree is designed with a focus on what is most important - your employability. This flexible Business Management course gives you a strong foundation across the main areas of business management. You will develop the critical skills needed in today’s challenging and ever-changing business environment.

Students will also have an opportunity to qualify for the CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership, dependent on successful completion of relevant modules. BSc Business Management has been approved as part of The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Accredited Degree scheme and students are eligible to claim exemptions towards the CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing/Digital Marketing.

Optional Placement Year

Our undergraduate degree courses provide the opportunity to undertake a Placement Year working for an employer. With the supervision and support of our academics, a Placement Year gives you the chance to gain real world experience, develop leadership skills, and take a significant first step into the highly competitive business world. Find out more.


International Students

Please note that we are not currently accepting any new applications for this course from international students requiring a Student Route visa for September 2023. 

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

A Level: BBC
UCAS Tariff Points*: 112

*From three A Levels or equivalent

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

Requirements for the Foundation Year differ from those listed.

Course requirements ➔

Entry requirements

Next start date

September 2023

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UCAS code:

N202 - Foundation Year (4 year)

N204 - Foundation Year and Placement Year (5 year)

N122 - Full-time (3 year)

N55N - Placement Year (4 year)


Institution code: L17

Short name: LAW

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.
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We have an overall 5 Star rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness.

Ranked first amongst universities in England for teaching in the 2021 National Student Survey.

Course Details

BSc (Hons) Business Management

The BSc (Hons) Business Management degree is ideal for those interested in a future professional career in business and management. The course offers an excellent grounding in key aspects of business management and will equip you for a wide variety of career options including operations, HR, project management, business analytics, business consultancy as well as setting up your own venture. Throughout the course you’ll get to develop key employability skills such as research, presentation, critical analysis, problem solving, teamwork and entrepreneurship.

The BSc Business Management course programme includes regular talks from guest lecturers and speakers as well as ‘live’ workshops to promote independent learning. Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and professional skills required to add immediate value to any organisation. If you would like to further your studies after graduating, you may wish to consider studying a postgraduate course in:

Placement Year

Our degrees are built around preparing you for the workplace and with that in mind, we encourage students to select the option to undertake a placement year.

Taking place in the 3rd year of a 4-year degree, you’ll have the opportunity to find paid work, putting the learning of your first 2 years into practice to develop and enhance real world skills to launch your career.

Visit our Undergraduate Placement Year page for more details. 

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 from our three-year degrees. For full details, check our Entry Requirements page.

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 Employability Skills
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Managing and Leading People

Compulsory Modules

  • Ethics and Law in the Gig Economy
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  • Economics for Business

Elective modules (choose 3)*

  • Strategic Brand Management and Social Media
  • International Human Resources Management
  • Marketing and Sales in a Digital World
  • Consumer Psychology and Behaviour
  • Introduction to Digital Marketing
  • Business Law 1
  • Data and Intellectual Property Protection
  • Introduction to Taxation
  • Financial Markets and Instruments
  • Research Methods

*Subject to minimum student numbers

Students have the option to undertake a paid Placement Year with a business employer.

Compulsory Modules

  • Global Leadership and Change Management
  • International Strategic Management
  • Creativity Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Elective modules (choose 2 or 3)

  • Sector Specific Project or Dissertation and/or
  • Cases in International Strategy
  • International Business and Global Trade
  • Digital Marketing Strategies
  • Market Research and Digital Marketing Analytics
  • Digital Sales Management
  • Personal Finance
  • Business Law 2
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Audit
  • Introduction to FinTech
  • Mergers and Acquisition
  • Trading
  • Internship* (after Sector Specific Project or Dissertation)

    *except if you have opted for the placement year
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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

  • BSc (Hons) Business Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, London Bloomsbury and Manchester
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, London Bloomsbury and Manchester
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, 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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The 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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2023/2024 Fees:

UK students: £9,250 per annum
International students: £16,700 per annum (London), £15,900 per annum (non-London)

Fees are locked for future study years i.e. the student will pay the same price each year.

Please note the fee for the Placement Year is 20% of the usual tuition fee i.e. £1,850 (UK students) and £3,350 (International students - London), £3,200 (International students - non London).

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




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

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