Business Management - BA (Hons)
Why study this course?
This undergraduate degree equips you with key business skills and in-depth knowledge of all stages of the business management process from economics to human resources, marketing and entrepreneurship. You'll apply the theories you learn to a simulated business environment to help enhance your understanding and give you practical experience.
This course will equip you with the key business skills and knowledge needed to succeed in multinational organisations. We provide an in-depth understanding of all stages of the business management process, from conceptualisation to strategic evaluation.
You'll study a broad range of fields such as economics, marketing, strategy and human resources, and get the chance to apply your theoretical knowledge to real-life, up-to-date case studies. You’ll also hear from specialist guest lecturers, visit a variety of organisations and participate in online business simulations throughout your course. The University’s business incubator, Accelerator, will prove an invaluable resource for flexing your entrepreneurial muscles. You'll have the option to visit the Accelerator facilities and to participate in sessions and competitions.
You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in work-based learning as part of your degree. This will give you real-world experience that will set you apart from other graduates when you enter the job market, as well as giving you the chance to put your newfound knowledge to the test.
On completing the course, you’ll receive your Business Management BA (Hons) degree and a Level 5 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) diploma.
You'll be assessed through individual reports, business plans, group presentations and seen/unseen exams. Some modules will require you to produce an e-portfolio including real-life investigations and tasks.
The final year dissertation will allow you to utilise all previously learnt knowledge and apply it to a self-designed research study within the subject area. Throughout your study, you'll have one-to-one support from your supervisor.
You'll gain a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership on completing this degree.
This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), an internationally renowned professional body. While studying on this course you'll gain membership to CMI and will be able access its facilities, attend events, join a mentoring scheme and access over 200,000 live management job postings.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
- for entry in the 2016-17 academic year: 280 or more UCAS points, including at least 180 from two or more A levels in academic or business subjects
- for entry in the 2017-18 academic year: 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 from 2017) or above (or equivalent)
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
Applicants who do not fully meet the entry requirements may be eligible to start a Business Management BA extended degree.
If you have relevant qualifications or credit from a similar course it may be possible to enter this course at an advanced stage rather than beginning in the first year. Please note, advanced entry is only available for September start. See our information for students applying for advanced entry.
If you're studying full-time, each year (level) is worth 120 credits.
Year 1 modules include:
- Understanding Business Information
- The Corporate Environment
- Business and Enterprise
- Fundamentals of Management
Year 2 modules include:
- Business Research and Decision Making
- Leading Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Serving Customers in Global Markets
- The Regulation of Business Creations (optional)
- The European Economy (optional)
- Organisation Design and Management (optional)
- People Management and Performance in Contemporary Organisations (optional)
- Brand Management (optional)
- Managing and Leading Responsibly (optional)
- Essential Psychology for Managers (optional)
- Learning through Work (optional)
- Work-Related Development 1 (optional)
Year 3 modules include:
- Managing within a Global Regulatory Framework
- Strategy: Choices and Change
- Management Investigation and Dissertation
- Project Management (optional)
- Economics of Multinational Business (optional)
- Coaching and Mentoring (optional)
- Entrepreneurial Survival (optional)
- Managing Corporate Reputation (optional)
- Open Language Programme Module (optional)
"The quality of teaching is amazing, the modules are intellectually stimulating and the environment is so welcoming!"
“Lecturers are really engaged and create a good environment in the classes. There is a very good mix of practical and theory in the course.”
National Student Survey 2015 comments from London Met students studying management courses
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.
This course is also excellent preparation for postgraduate study or a graduate training scheme.
Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.
Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2017. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.
All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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How to apply
Applicants from outside the EU should refer to our guidance for international students during Clearing.
Part-time applicants should apply direct to the University online.
If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.
UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.
Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.
All applicants applying to begin a course starting in January must apply direct to the University.
When to apply
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.
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