Business Management BA (Hons)

Course detail & modules

This course has been developed in partnership with local business organisations in both the public and private sectors. It is designed to help you meet the current challenges you will face in the complex and dynamic world of international business management.

You will combine academic learning with practical experience. Our staff have decades of combined business, industry and academic knowledge. Their main expertise is in functional areas of business such as:

  • human resource management (HRM)
  • business operations
  • accounting and finance
  • marketing
  • strategic management
  • business ethics
  • enterprise

This diversity of teaching expertise will help you to develop your own skills and to understand how to apply those skills effectively across business disciplines.

We use a range of teaching methods so that you can get the most benefit from your learning experience. During lectures you will be introduced to new concepts, models and theories, while practical sessions will help you understand how theory works in reality. You will learn through a mix of:

  • task-based learning to develop problem-solving skills
  • group work to encourage communication and experience sharing
  • discussion and reflection to encourage inquiry, application and analysis, and experimentation
  • group and individual tutorials by appointment, to support your learning in seminar
  • online platforms

Entry requirements

These can include:

  • a minimum of grades CCC in three A levels in academic or business subjects (or a minimum of 96 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

 

Compulsory modules

Year 1 :

  • Digital Business Management and Emerging Technology  
  • Financial Accounting 
  • Learning Through Organisations
  • Managing People in Organisations
  • Principles of Management 
  • Principles of Marketing 
  • Understanding and Managing Data 
  • Understanding the Business and Economic Environment 

 

Year 2 :

  • Business Research Methods 
  • Leadership and Leading
  • Serving Customers in Global Markets
  • Creating a Winning Business 1 
  • Learning through Work 
  • Organisation Design and Management
  • Organisational Development, Performance and Reward Management 
  • Professional Experience Year Placement 
  • Resourcing, Retaining and Motivating Talent

 

Year 3 :

  • Achieve Your Potential
  • Management Dissertation
  • Strategy: Choices and Change
  • The Practice of Management
  • Business Writing and Communication
  • Economics of Multinational Business
  • Financial Decision Making for Managers
  • Managing Corporate Reputation
  • Project Management
  • Quantitative Data Analysis

 

Study & career progression

This course will give you the skills you need to pursue a career as an entrepreneur or to work in business management as part of a national or multinational organisation. Previous graduates have gone on to work at organisations such as Coca-Cola, the Royal Bank of Scotland and even London Metropolitan University.

The knowledge base, transferable skills and hands-on work experience you’ll gain throughout the course will place you in an advantageous position once you enter the job market.