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:
Online - January, May, September & Campus - September
Study mode:
Online / Campus
Campus:
Online / London Bloomsbury
Fees:
£6,165 (UK/EU campus & online) £9,750 (International campus) per year Funding available

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Pre-Sessional English Programme at London Bloomsbury
We are now offering a pre-sessional English course to our London Bloomsbury students who need to improve their English skills in order to meet the IELTS requirements for entry onto our undergraduate courses. See below for further information.

The BA (Hons) Business Management is delivered both online and on campus. This programme has a strong focus on employability and 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 course has a strong focus on employability, giving students the opportunity to work with professional bodies, employers, and undertake entrepreneurial and international activities.

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?

The course is full-time and can be studied either on-campus or online.

On campus study

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.

Online study

As an online student, you’ll get access to programme content and learning activities at any time and from any location. In addition, you’ll receive support, guidance, and careers advice throughout the course:

  • Professionally produced HD video lectures 24/7
  • Online forums where you can discuss new concepts with your tutors and fellow students
  • Student support services from De Broc School of Business and our online learning provider, InterActive

In addition to lectures and workshops for each module, students will benefit from interactive activities, group work and business tasks with a practical focus. Throughout the entire duration of the course, you will be supported by academic staff.

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 that will take place online, 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. 

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.

For campus students only, 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.

We are now offering a pre-sessional English course to students who need to improve their English skills in order to meet the IELTS requirements for entry onto our undergraduate courses.

See pre-sessional English section below.

Pre-sessional English

We are now offering a pre-sessional English course to students who need to improve their English skills in order to meet the IELTS requirements for entry onto our full time undergraduate courses.

Students will have the opportunity to improve their English language skills in a supportive learning environment whilst developing their academic study skills in the areas of writing academic assignments, preparing examinations, giving presentations and participating in seminars and reading research articles.

All pre-sessional English courses will be offered on a full time basis through a seven or twelve week program at our London Bloomsbury campus. Students will be able to meet their future course leaders and be introduced to the facilities and resources specific to their main degree programmes as well as develop their understanding of University systems, services and facilities.

Who the course is aimed at

The University of Law Pre-sessional programme is designed to help students reach the required IELTS level for their main degree studies.

We are accepting students on two routes:

  • London Bloomsbury students with offers for the four-year undergraduate business degrees (with an integrated Foundation Year): will be admitted to the programme with IELTS 5.0 overall and no less than 5.0 in any sub-component (seven-week programme) or IELTS 4.5 overall and no less than 4.5 in any sub-component (twelve-week programme). They will need to reach the equivalent of IELTS level of 5.5 overall and 5.5 in each component by the start of the BA programmes with Foundation Year beginning in September 2018.

  • London Bloomsbury students with offers for the three-year undergraduate business degrees: will be admitted to the Pre-sessional programme with IELTS 5.5 overall and no less than 5.0 in any sub-component (seven-week programme) or IELTS 5.0 overall and no less than 4.5 in any sub-component (twelve-week programme). They will need to reach the equivalent of IELTS level of 6.0 overall and 5.5 in each component by, the start of the UG programmes beginning in September 2018.

Please note students requiring a visa who provide IELTS for admission must ensure that they provide the IELTS for UKVI test. The non-UKVI IELTS Academic is not acceptable for Pre-Sessional English programmes.

Application

Apply for your course as per the normal application route, click here

Applicants who do not meet our English Language requirements will be contacted if eligible for the pre-sessional English language programme.

Applications will close prior to the start of the pre-sessional programme.

Non-tier 4 students can apply right up to the start of the pre-sessional programme. Tier-4 students have a deadline of 27 August 2018 for the September 2018 intake start date.

No late starts are permitted on a pre-sessional course.

Start dates

Seven-week programme:
Start date:
18 June 2018
End date:
7 September 2018

Twelve-week programme:
Start date:
23 July 2018
End date:
7 September 2018

Course content

The pre-sessional English language program will be held at our London Bloomsbury Campus over seven week or twelve weeks. You will be in class for 25 hours each week for both the seven and twelve week programmes.

Seven Week Programme

Week 1:
- Diagnostic testing/ needs analysis
- Communication and listening skills
- General and academic reading skills
 - Academic listening and writing

Week 2:
- Communication and listening skills
- Effective reading techniques
- Research reports and questionnaires
- Field Trip 1

Week 3:
- Seminar skills
- Referencing and citation
- Progress test (formative assessment)

Week 4:
- Presentation skills
- Summaries and paraphrase
- Academic essays

Week 5:
- Dealing with lectures
- Dealing with textbooks
- Critical reading

Week 6: 
- Assessment workshops
- Essay structures and analysis
- Presentation skills

Week 7:
- Field Trip 2
- Final assessments: presentation; reading, writing and listening tests

Twelve week programme

Week 1:
• Diagnostic testing/ needs analysis
• Communication and listening skills
• Vocabulary workshop

Week 2:
• Communication and listening skills
• Grammar workshop
• Starting to write
• Field Trip 1

Week 3:
• Vocabulary workshop
• Starting to write
• General reading skills

Week 4:
• Grammar workshop
• Developing your writing
• Progress test (formative assessment)

Week 5:
• General reading skills
• Communication and listening skills
• Developing your writing

Week 6:
• Communication and listening skills
• General and academic reading skills
• Academic listening and writing

Week 7:
• Communication and listening skills
• Effective reading techniques
• Research reports and questionnaires
• Field Trip 2

Week 8:
• Seminar skills
• Referencing and citation
• Progress test (formative assessment)

Week 9:
• Presentation skills
• Summaries and paraphrase
• Academic essays

Week 10:
• Dealing with lectures
• Dealing with textbooks
• Critical reading

Week 11:
• Assessment workshops
• Essay structures and analysis
• Presentation skills

Week 12:
• Field Trip 2
• Final assessments: presentation; reading, writing and listening tests   

 

Remember: You will need to achieve the required IELTS score to be able to continue your studies with the university.

We believe that our students should work hard but also have fun. We will take you on two field trips, to help you find your way around London and get to know other students. Our teaching and welfare teams will make sure you have the best possible experience, both inside the classroom and outside too!

For further information, contact our Admissions team on 0800 107 6766 or email admissions@debroc.ac.uk

 

Course Fees

Seven-week programme: £1,400

Twelve-week programme: £2,400

Please note that pre-sessional students who require a CAS will only have to make a pre-payment of the full pre-sessional course fee rather than the usual £3,000.

This fee is non-refundable. Fees include all learning materials and test fees.

 

How to apply?
On campus study

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.

There are no requirements to apply for the pre-sessional English course. Interested candidates should contact our Admissions team on 0800 107 6766.

Online study

Just take your time to complete your application online. One of our advisors will contact you shortly.

Fees and funding

Our current fees for undergraduate degrees are:

Pre-sessional English course: £1,400
UK/EU/Online: £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.  For more information click here to view our 2017 Fee Schedule and the Instalment Schedule applicable to 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.