Business & Management BSc(Hons)
Immerse yourself in the world of business on a course which seamlessly blends academic theory with practical experience. You’ll become a skilled practitioner with valuable critical evaluation skills and develop the ability to problem solve using theoretical and conceptual learning.
|Course Duration||2 years / 3 years|
|Subject to validation during this academic year||✔|
You’ll apply theory to your own business plans, with the opportunity to test, analyse and develop best working practices. You can learn at your own pace, and be ready to join industry in only two years or take a traditional three year route.
- Practice your business and collaborative skills in a development consultancy team.
- Work on real-life challenges and do a range of work placements.
- Learn key skills in identifying business opportunities, sales, networking and negotiation.
*The three-year option of this course is subject to validation.
What you'll learn
You’ll help balance your learning experience by choosing one module from each of our three categories every term. ‘External’ modules cover outward-looking subjects like customers, market research and industry partners. ‘Internal’ modules cover business management topics like people, finances and operations. And ‘You’ modules concentrate on your personal development, enhancing things like specialist knowledge, self-reflection and creative thinking.
You’ll explore things like the key elements of business operations, current challenges in the business landscape, and future trends. Examining information, intelligence and data, you’ll delve into finance, marketing, and how to influence people. You’ll also see first-hand how businesses work through our field trip programme, and develop your individual and teamwork skills by presenting and pitching ideas.
Innovation and Improvisation
Effective Marketing and Sales
Understanding and Influencing People
Learning more about the business world, you’ll explore how your solution could come together. You’ll also begin specialising in management and develop your own style. Working with your team, you’ll get a firmer grasp of managerial and team roles as you learn to think and express yourself on a deeper, data and business level.
Team Leadership and Performance
Risks, Ethics and the Environment
You and your team will evolve your thinking by evaluating your business opportunity ideas - backing up your ideas by investigating areas like creative strategies, professional practice, and sustaining and growing businesses. Alongside this development, you’ll take on either a dissertation, an applied project, or a work placement.
The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.
From module information to course aims and assessment criteria, discover the full course details.
How you'll learn
This course is all about applied learning. Just like in the real world, you’ll work in a team to develop a business plan based on an original idea, and work towards taking it to market. For each module, you’ll typically attend a weekly one-hour lecture followed by a two-hour seminar. There are also online materials you can access in your own time and in bitesize pieces. And you’ll get weekly coaching to help you connect your knowledge with your team’s innovation.
With experience at businesses like General Electric, Marconi, Rolls Royce Business Ventures and Doctor Who, your tutors and sector-specific mentors provide real-world insights and personal support.
Dr Danielle Barrios-O'Neill
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Professor Chris Archer-Brown
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Dr Jeremy Richards
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Dr Ufi Alpsahin Cullen
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- IT suites and software packages.
- Excellent media facilities for producing promotional material and audio-visual content.
- Libraries housing a collection of 140,000 books, 17,000 DVD and video titles, and electronic and journal resources.
How to apply
Apply via UCAS
Ready to join us? If you're applying through UCAS Apply and Track, you'll need to reference the university and course codes below.
- University code: F33
- Course code: 3B5G/3B6G
We consider all applications on their own individual merit and potential. We invite all applicants to an interview day or audition to give them the opportunity to demonstrate this along with what inspires and motivates them in their field. Applicants will also be able to show their portfolio or give a performance depending on the course. We welcome applications from all subject backgrounds, whether you’ve specialised in STEM, the arts or humanities.
As a guide our typical offer at undergraduate level is 104 – 120 UCAS Tariff points, primarily from Level 3 qualifications such as but not limited to A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.
For applicants whose first language is English we require you to have or be working towards GCSE English Language Grade 4 (C), or equivalent.
If English is not your first language you will need to meet the same standard which is equivalent to the IELTS Academic 6.0 overall score, with at least 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. We accept a range of in country equivalencies and approved tests.
If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you’ll need to take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT). You can read our English Language Requirements for more information.
UK/EU applications: 15 January 2020 (for equal consideration)
Late applications will be considered if there are places available.
International fee payers can apply throughout the year. But we recommend applying as early as possible, to make time for visa and travel arrangements.
Interview information & application advice
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Interview Information: Business & Management BSc(Hons)
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After You Apply
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What we're looking for
We want someone who:
- Has business knowledge, experience, and an enquiring attitude.
- Shows self-motivation, a good work ethic, resilience, and perseverance.
- Wants to learn, is open-minded, and takes on uncertainty and challenging situations.
- Values others’ opinions and backgrounds, and accepts feedback to improve their reputation and performance.
- Can take responsibility for their actions and behaviours.
Fees, costs & funding
Tuition fees 2020-21
3 year course
- £9,250 - full-time UK/EU
- £16,000 - full-time international
2 year accelerated course
- £11,100 - full-time UK/EU
- £19,000 - full-time international
Tuition fees are set annually and are subject to review each year. The University may therefore raise tuition fees in the second or subsequent years of a course, in line with inflation and/or the maximum permitted by law or Government policy. Students will be notified of any changes as soon as possible.
For the two-year, accelerated degree, students may be eligible for an amount of Long Course Loan in addition to the standard maintenance loan, from Student Finance. The exact amount of funding support you'll receive will be calculated by your regional funding body on application.
For further information about funding, please visit our undergraduate funding page
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