BA (Hons) Business Management

Our Business Management degree provides students with the intellectual underpinning required for a career in a rapidly changing work environment. Participants will develop a rigorous approach to personal development and gain significant exposure to the business world through work experience opportunities.
Next start date:
September 2017
Study mode:
Full-time on campus
London Bloomsbury
£6,165 (UK/EU) £9,750 (International) Funding available

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The BA (Hons) Business Management is a degree with a strong focus on employability. It is aimed at students who want to understand essential aspects of business and management and are looking to pursue a career in this field.

Our business management course focuses on making students career-ready, offering an excellent grounding in the key areas. Students will develop skills in research, presentation, critical analysis, problem solving, team building, and entrepreneurship.

After covering the foundations of business in the first year, this course goes into more depth to give students the comprehensive understanding needed for success in a business management role.

With this course, students will gain the skills to become an effective manager who can adapt to different business environments. Unlike other business management courses, this curriculum uses guest lecturers and live workshops to promote independent learning and increase students’ employability.

Why this course?

This course offers a fully-rounded, interactive learning experience, with significant contact hours, small group sizes, and dedicated personal tutors with extensive practical expertise and links to professional bodies. This helps to ensure that students have the skills they need to become efficient managers in today’s complex organisations and turbulent business environments. 

Students will develop the skills employers look for at the same time as gaining a formal qualification, practising their employability skills through a highly practical curriculum.

You’ll not only graduate with a degree from us, but you’ll receive a diploma from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in Management and Leadership. This will make you ready to take on the commercial world with a comprehensive knowledge of business in action.

Who is this course for?

This degree is ideal for those interested in a future professional career in business and management, such as a manager, consultant, analyst or entrepreneur. 

How will you learn?

This course is delivered in an interactive way, with learning taking place both in and outside the classroom environment.

In the Years 1 and 2, four contact hours per module per week are split between two 2 hour small workshops, so as to promote group interaction and facilitate personal support.

In the final year, three contact hours per module per week are split between an hour lecture and a 2 hour small workshop.

This means students should expect 12 hours of overall contact time per week in the Year 1 and Year 2, and 9 hours of overall contact time per week in Year 3.

Face-to-face learning is supported by online resources, including the Financial Times, case studies, simulations, learning videos, reading materials, online testing, and feedback. Students will receive their core textbooks free of charge.

In addition, all De Broc programmes are supported by our Virtual Learning Environment: Elite. This is the first point of call for academic information, such as details of assessments, lecture sequences and online copies of all study materials.

Students also have access to our online library facilities and learning resources from the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Financial Times. These resources provide a range of professional and business based materials that represent the latest market trends, with sector-based articles and analysis reports.

The programme involves a considerable amount of group work and group assessment, and up to 25% of the assessment takes this form. The assessments are designed to meet the learning outcomes both academically and professionally. This involves seminars, workshops, tests, presentations, assignments, and exams.

Course structure

Students will study for three years with two semesters in each year.

In Years 1 and 2, you’ll study six 20-credit modules, three in each semester. In Year 3, you’ll take four modules over two semesters.

In the first year, you’ll study the foundations that all our business courses are built on before you specialise:

  • Essentials of Management 
  • Academic and Professional Studies 
  • Principles of Marketing 
  • Accounting and Finance 
  • International Business Environment 
  • Managing and Leading People 

       (Each module worth 20 credits)

In the second year of Business Management, you’ll hone your business thinking with the following modules:

  • Customer Behaviour or Personal Finance 
  • Leading Change 
  • Corporate Responsibility 
  • Third Sector Experience 
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Information and Resource Management 

       (Each module worth 20 credits)

The third year will consist of four modules:

  • Sector Specific Project (40 credits)
  • Sector Internship or equivalent (40 credits)
  • Effective Managerial Decision Making (20 credits)
  • Strategic Management (20 credits)

Please click here to see the course structure and more information about each module.

Career progression

With this course, students will gain the knowledge to become effective business leaders and will be able to sustain successful careers in business management. Alongside accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute, the course enhances sought-after skills such as planning, presenting, decision making, working with a team, management, and leadership. Students will also have the opportunity to work with professional bodies and employers to undertake entrepreneurial activities.

This degree can lead to a wide range of business management careers, including roles such as management consultant, business analyst or operations manager.

At an academic level, students who graduate from this degree often consider the following postgraduate options:

• Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
• MSc in Business Management
• Chartered Management Institute's postgraduate qualifications

Entry requirements

Grades BBC at A Level and Grade C or above in GCSE Maths and English Language (or equivalent qualifications).

For international students, we require an English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

If you do not meet the requirements for our three-year course, we also offer a four-year version including a foundation year. You can find out more here.

How to apply for UCAS?

Please find below the codes for your UCAS Application form.

Programme codes:

  • Course code: N200
  • Institution code: L17
  • Institution code name: LAW

Campus code: 

  • London Bloomsbury: 9
  • Short form of course: BusMmgmt

You can find out more here.

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £6,165 per annum
International: £9,750 per annum

Tuition fees may increase for every new academic year and for new course intakes dependent on government policy and to take into account inflation and other costs. Therefore, you may be charged different fees for subsequent years of your course. 

Students will be able to apply to the UK Government for support to assist with covering the costs of the course, subject to meeting the individual eligibility requirements.

For more information about funding options, click here.