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Bachelor of Science

BSc Business Management*

Do you aspire to succeed in business?

This comprehensive undergraduate 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.

Students will also have an opportunity to qualify for the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership (5D1V2) or the Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management (5C1V2) dependent on successful completion of relevant modules.

Optional Placement Year (Subject To Approval)

New from September 2021 – our Placement Year provides the opportunity to spend an academic year working for an employer to gain vital experience to boost your employability. 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.

*Subject to academic approval

Only the Foundation Year and Foundation Year plus placement year versions of this course are available from September 2021 and are available in Clearing. Call our Clearing hotline on: 0800 289 997 (UK) or +44 (0)1483 216 000 (International)

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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

September 2022

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UCAS

UCAS code:

N202 - Foundation Year (4 year)

N204 - Foundation Year and Placement Year (5 year)

N122 - Full-time, September 2022 intake (3 year)

N55N - Placement Year, September 2022 intake (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.

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

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, team work and entrepreneurship.

The 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:

  • MSc Strategic Business Management
  • MSc Corporate Financial Management
  • MSc Project Management

Placement Year (Subject To Approval)

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.

So how does it work?
Whilst you will be responsible for finding your own placement, our dedicated Business Employability Team will be on hand to support you through the process. The hours per week that you work will be determined by your placement organisation, however, expect it to be between 18 hours and 35 hours per week for a minimum of 30 weeks. If you’re not successful in securing a placement then not to worry - you’ll simply transfer to a non-placement version of your course. There is no assessment connected to the placement year, though you will be required to deliver a presentation summarising your learning and experience.

Our placement year courses are open to everyone including international students, who can contact our International office for specific advice and guidance.

See Placement Year FAQs for further 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 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 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
  • Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • Creativity and Innovation in the Digital World
  • Project Management
  • Contract Law
  • Company Law
  • Business Law 1
  • Data and Intellectual Property Protection
  • Ethics and Regulations in Finance and Accounting
  • Introduction to Taxation
  • Management Accounting for Business
  • Financial Markets and Instruments

*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
  • International Commercial Law
  • Cases in International Strategy
  • International Business and Global Trade
  • Digital Marketing Strategies
  • Market Research and Digital Marketing Analytics
  • Digital Sales Management
  • Regulations and Accountability of the Entrepreneur
  • Forming and Financing the Enterprise
  • Personal Finance
  • Employment Law
  • International Commercial Law
  • Business Law 2
  • Competition Law
  • Portfolio and Risk Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Auditing (or Audit)
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Introduction to FinTech
  • Corporate Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisition
  • Trading
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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

  • 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.

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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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Sep 2021 fees:

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

UK students placement year: £1,850
International students placement year: £2,830

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

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

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