Course Overview

The curriculum of BA (Hons) Business Management is designed to produce highly qualified, employment ready graduates who are able to play leading roles in a wide range of business management related careers.

The pathway element of the course will allow you to specialise in an area of interest, in order to maximise your business potential and allow you to develop skills that are directly relevant to your chosen sector. The inclusion of core business modules on the course will equip you with the tools to succeed in the competitive industry, as well as the knowledge to choose your specialism with confidence.

Course Structure

During your first year of study, you will focus on core modules, in order to give you a broad overview and an idea of the pathway in which you want to specialise.

In your second and third years of study, some modules will be based on your chosen pathway, as well as the continued focus on core Business Management modules.

Modules Covered

Business Management modules (Core and Option) include:

Level 4:

  • Business Environment
  • Introduction to Management
  • Skills for Study and Business
  • Introduction to Finance & Accounting
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Organisational Behaviour.

Level 5:

  • Business Research Methods (core)
  • Operations Management (core)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (core)
  • Professional Placement (60 credits)
  • Personal Performance (option)
  • Events Management (option)
  • Change and Project Management (option)
  • Computerised Accounting (option)
  • International Financial Markets (option)
  • Personal taxation and Investment (option)
  • Commercial Law (option)
  • Employment Law (option).

Level 6:

  • Dissertation (core)
  • Strategic Management (core)
  • Corporation Taxation (option)
  • Financial management (option)
  • Developing People in Organisations (option)
  • Marketing Management (option)
  • Business Ethics (option)
  • Company Law (option).

Learning Methods

Throughout the progression of the course, you will be expected to take increasing levels of responsibility for your own academic progression. This allows you to maximise your academic potential, as well as preparing yourself for future employment. This said, we aim to provide a consistent support network to enable you to develop your learning potential. In short, you are expected to take responsibility for aspects of your learning, and we aim to take responsibility for facilitating this.

In addition, online resources such as Moodle and Skype will allow you to access tutors for correspondence, particularly during your Dissertation module.

Teaching Methods

A variety of teaching and learning methods have been integrated throughout the programme with an overall emphasis on active student participation. These include:

Action learning sets
On-line learning
Case Studies
Group Learning
Independent Learning
Peer-to-peer Learning

Teaching is primarily based on research literature, professional experience and significant use of debate and discussion.


You will be assessed with a range of formative and summative assignments, in order to ensure that your learning development is structured and consistent.

You will be assessed through a variety of academic tasks, including coursework assignments, case studies, presentations and research reports.

Entry Requirements

72-96 UCAS tariff points in addition to five GCSE subjects at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics. Alternatively, the successful completion of an Accredited Access to Higher Education Course will be considered as a standard application.

For UCAS tariff points grade combinations click:

Non-standard applications will be required to produce evidence of their ability to study at Higher Education level. Short-course and relevant work experience may be taken into account; you will also be expected to attend an interview, and possibly to complete a piece of written work as part of your application.

International students are additionally required to achieve a specified level on IELTS or equivalent. 

International students should call Registrar Services on  00 44 (0)1274 433008.

Students wishing to enter with Advanced Study Programme must be qualified in Business to HND level.

As a partner in the Higher Education Access Rewarding Transforming (HEART) partnership we have committed ourselves to a progression agreement for a range of Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) awards. When applying please state that you are seeking progression from a CMI or an ILM award, providing exact details of the award achieved or pending achievement. 

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088503 (HE).
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Fees Information

We believe that quality degrees should not cost the earth. That's why our competitive tuition fees provide you with a quality experience that includes more taught hours than those at most universities, good levels of tutor access, and support with small teaching groups. More information on our competitive tuition fees

Programme Specification