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Business Studies - BA (Hons)

Why study this course?

Our Business Studies BA (Hons) degree is an exciting and innovative business course without traditional assessment structures, more in-tune with the modern business culture. The course prepares you for either graduate employment or self-employment and is a great way to build on previous business study at BTEC level. At the end of the course you’ll have developed a professional video CV profile and gained valuable work experience.

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The Business Studies BA (Hons) degree will fine-tune your approach to business, helping you prepare for your professional career. The broad areas this degree covers includes finance, accounting, management, marketing, human resources and entrepreneurship, and will provide you with a good understanding of how a business is run, from operations to people management.

Studying this degree gives you access to the University’s Bloomberg terminals where you’ll use real-time data to analyse, model and inform your decision making, preparing you for the challenges of the real world. You’ll also use Synergy technology and a "flipped learning" approach to enable collaboration and group work, building interpersonal skills and encouraging communication.

Our teaching staff includes award-winning, research-active and practising professionals, all ready to guide you with their experience and knowledge of the industry. We also invite visiting professors from the industry to further enhance your lectures and seminars.

The course places a strong emphasis on employability and you'll develop a wide range of skills to take with you into your business career. The knowledge you acquire will constantly be linked to real world business situations, giving you extensive experience of the industry. This is built through practical projects and our work-related learning module where you'll experience all aspects of working life in a business environment. You'll also benefit from The Accelerator, our business incubator in Shoreditch which provides you with support, guidance and valuable networks to help you turn your business ideas into reality.


You’ll be assessed through coursework, presentations, practical projects and seen time-constrained assignments.

You should have:

  • BTEC Level 3 in Extended Diploma business or related subjects
  • Level 2 English and Maths

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.

If you're studying full-time, each year (level) is worth 120 credits.

Year 1 (Level 4) modules include:

  • Business and Enterprise
  • The Dynamics of Business Economics
  • Introduction to Finance and Accounting
  • Using Business Data

Year 2 (Level 5) modules include:

  • Business Development
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Funding Businesses
  • Work-based Learning module (option)
  • Marketing for the Digital Age
  • Accelerator module (option)
  • Business modules (option)
  • Professional Experience Year Placement (option)

Year 3 (Level 6) modules include:

  • Strategy in Action
  • Finance in Action (option)
  • Accelerator module (option)
  • Work-based Learning module (option)
  • business modules
  • Project or Dissertation

As a graduate of this degree you’ll be placed in the best possible position after graduation to pursue rewarding and successful careers in business and management. The transferable skills this degree offers also opens up careers in marketing, media, advertising, finance, accounting, human resources and sales. Graduates can also launch their own businesses or go on to postgraduate study in a specialist area in business.

We're investing in an exciting, multimillion pound transformation of the London Metropolitan University campus, between 2016 and 2020. We’re moving all of our activity to one place, our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching locations 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 2018. 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

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.

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. Visit UCAS for more details.

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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