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Business and Law - BA (Hons)

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Why study this course?

This course gives you a unique opportunity to develop knowledge and expertise in business and the legal framework that businesses operate in.

Knowledge of the legal system is highly desirable for business leaders, so combining these two disciplines aims to give you more career choice with routes into management, law, finance, business operations and more. 

In the 2020 National Student Survey, 92% of our law students said we'd given them good learning opportunities, plus 97% said they had access to course-specific facilities, equipment and other resources when they needed it.

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More about this course

This Business and Law BA degree is perfect if you want to work in business management but also want to understand the practical applications of law. This covers areas such as creating commercial contracts and employment obligations of management. It’s also great if you’re interested in aspects of law but don’t want to practise it, as it can improve your employability in the business market.

You’ll develop commercial awareness, learn about core business and law concepts, and grow your knowledge of ethics, governance and law in the practice of business.

This course focuses on giving you opportunities that help to build your employability. That’s why you’ll gain practise through business simulations and by working on real commercial law cases in our pro bono law clinic. These experiences allow you to build confidence in business management and gain feedback from real business.

In your second and third years, you can also gain further practical experience through work placements and projects at various London-based businesses.

We are currently in the process of seeking professional accreditation for this course from the Chartered Management Institute.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed via a range of methods including essays, exams, coursework, group presentations, business reports, portfolio work, blogs, problem-based activities, practical projects, group research projects, videos, computer-based assessments, business simulations, pro-bono activity and a dissertation in your final year.

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Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code MT67
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of grades CCC in three A levels (or a minimum of 96 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

These requirements may vary in individual cases.

If you don't have traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing our Business Management (including foundation year) BA (Hons).

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2020/21 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

  • This module currently runs:
    • spring semester - Thursday afternoon
    • autumn semester - Thursday afternoon
    • spring semester - Thursday morning
    • autumn semester - Thursday morning

    At present companies are employing various digital systems to support their business processes and gain competitive advantage, so equally are developments in Internet Technology affecting the social networks of individuals. In this rapidly changing and evolving environment of digital systems, it is vital that the students, as future managers, are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to exploit and manage digital business opportunities and initiatives.

    This unit helps the understanding of principles of digital business management. It will focus on the applications of technology, exploring such important issues as the integration of the business environment, business models, and Internet marketing, requiring the understanding of theory, implementation and maintenance issues. Overall, the unit aims to develop a view of digital business in practice.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • autumn semester - Tuesday afternoon
    • autumn semester - Friday morning
    • autumn semester - Wednesday afternoon
    • autumn semester - Wednesday morning
    • autumn semester - Friday afternoon
    • autumn semester - Tuesday morning
    • autumn semester - Monday afternoon
    • autumn semester - Monday morning

    AC4011 is a 15 credit core module which is designed to lay the foundation for understanding the accounting requirements of business organisations for internal and external reporting and decision making. It examines the financial accounting techniques for sole traders and limited companies.

    This module aims to:

    1. Enable students to understand the underlying principles of the financial accounting processes and to prepare/construct relevant accounting statements
    2. Enable students to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of accounting information systems and how they relate to the decision-making aspects of financial accounting statements
    3. Enable students to analyse and interpret the financial accounting statements of a limited company
    4. Enable students to understand the context of the professional accountancy framework and to enhance their employability skills.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • spring semester - Wednesday morning

    Introduction to Contracts is a core module for the B.A. Business and Law.

    Students will study the principles of contractual formation and contents, including offer, acceptance, consideration, third party rights, terms and exemption clauses.

    The aims of the module are as follows:

    1. Students will acquire knowledge of the basic precepts of contractual formation and construction;

    2. Students will develop their skills in finding, reading and understanding primary sources of law;

    3. Students will develop their skills in finding, reading and understanding secondary sources of law;

    4. Students will practise the practical and professional skills of legal research, legal analysis and legal writing.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • spring semester - Tuesday afternoon
    • spring semester - Friday morning
    • spring semester - Friday afternoon
    • spring semester - Tuesday morning

    This Professional Practice module will enhance the students’ understanding of what it means to be a business professional. This module will support the preparation for their future career by encouraging them to develop, put into practice and evidence the skills and behaviours that employers want to see.

    The ‘Professional Practice’ approach ensures that as a developing professional the students understand how to learn effectively and efficiently either in the workplace or in a simulated context. They also learn how to use all the resources available to reflect on their progress. This module involves planning, conducting and reflecting on their own ‘performance episodes*’ and a more general reflection on their overall professional development to date. The written reports and reflections become part of their growth and productivity E-portfolio** which they will maintain throughout their programme.

    In addition, they will have the opportunity to test, review and evidence their skills development via the on-line resources provided throughout the programme, which support the general skills required by employers. As such this module aims to,

    1. Build understanding of the expected workplace knowledge, skills, competencies and attitudes so that they become intrinsic performance and growth motivators.

    2. Ensure the adoption of skills, attitudes and behaviours that improve self-awareness to aid reflective practice.

    *A performance episode is defined as an initiative that the students take, made up of tasks, which develops their skills, and which involves both selecting knowledge from the programme and interacting with others. It must be measurable so that they are able to reflect on their professional skills development.

    ** The growth and productivity E-portfolio is a digital internet-based tool within which they will store all evidence of their work, feedback from stakeholders, their reflections and their Individual Development Plan (IDP). It allows them to share their journey with others and to organise elements of it to help them progress further.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • spring semester - Tuesday morning

    Legal Method is a core module for the LL.B. courses and the BA in Law, which introduces students to methods of legal research, analysis and logic; to a practical knowledge of the legal profession and careers; and to issues of judicial ethics.

    Students learn about legal method, in particular about legal practice, legal scholarship and legal research methods. They also explore issues around legal reasoning and analysis. These skills are be applied in the context of primary legal materials used in their other modules.

    The aims of the module are as follows:

    1. To introduce students to reflective thinking in the context of contemporary issues of legal method.

    2. To enable students to continue to acquire the fundamental academic and professional skills necessary for the undergraduate study of law;

    3. To provide a solid support both for the other Level 4 modules, and also for the remainder of the degree course and beyond into professional practice;

    4. To begin to develop employability skills specific to work within the legal sector and related professions.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • autumn semester - Monday afternoon
    • autumn semester - Thursday morning
    • autumn semester - Thursday afternoon
    • autumn semester - Monday morning

    The focus of this module is management and the development of students as managers. Managers are crucial to getting things done, for example, they plan, organise, lead and coordinate the work of others in order to meet organisational goals efficiently and effectively. The challenges of managing in today’s ever-changing, increasingly uncertain, complex economic environment requires managers to have the knowledge, ability and skills to take action, such as managing information, delegating tasks, setting goals, building teams, motivating others and, along with numerous other activities, achieve organisational success.

    The traditional view of the purpose and role of management in the world of work was to seek stability and efficiency in a top-down hierarchy aimed at achieving bottom-line results. In contrast, the contemporary management approach expects managers to engage in motivating people and harnessing their creativity, sharing information and power, leading change, and finding shared vision and values in an increasingly diverse and complex workplace.

    Today’s managers require the knowledge and ability to draw on both traditional and contemporary approaches to management when formulating workplace decisions. They also need the skills, tools, and techniques to manage their own career trajectory based on the acquisition of sound employability skills and accompanying behaviours.

    In addition to knowledge, the module focuses on developing students as managers
    which involves the ability to interact with, and motivate, a diverse range of people.
    The module aims are to:

    • enable students to identify and explain major developments in the history of managerial thought;
    • provide students with the opportunity to develop management, leadership and employability capability to enhance their individual potential;
    • develop students appreciation of the different management approaches that can be used when managing in uncertain and complex environments;
    • enable students to develop their management and employability skills, such as critical thinking and writing, interpersonal skills, self-management, communication, team-working, problem solving, and presentation skills, in order to maximise their competitive edge in the business world.
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  • This module currently runs:
    • autumn semester - Tuesday afternoon
    • autumn semester - Wednesday morning
    • autumn semester - Wednesday afternoon
    • autumn semester - Tuesday morning

    Data analysis is a top business priority. It drives the opportunity for performance improvement and, with advances in technology and software, data are generated at an ever increasing rate. As such, it is not surprising business data analysis and software skills are among the top graduate skills sought by employers today. Understanding and Managing Data, responds to these market demands by providing the underpinning skills required to make effective use of quantitative and statistical analyses and develops students’ interpretation and reporting skills.

    The module introduces data-based decision making and performance measurement and provides students with the practical experience of using Excel to transform data into meaningful information. It further introduces students to forecasting, target setting and project management. As such, it provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of statistical methods for business decision making. In doing so, it provides the skills and knowledge required for levels 5 and 6 modules, including the dissertation and consultancy project, that develop and evaluate the quantitative aspects of business management.

    Overall, this module develops the analytical and communication skills relevant to understanding business information, with an emphasis on problem-solving techniques in the context of business management, decision making and performance measurement.

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  • This module currently runs:
    • spring semester - Wednesday morning
    • spring semester - Wednesday afternoon
    • spring semester - Thursday afternoon
    • spring semester - Monday afternoon
    • spring semester - Monday morning

    The focus of this module is to equip students to understand organisations in contexts past, present and future, and enable them to analyse the macro, micro, internal and external business and economic environments in which they operate. An understanding of the environments will facilitate the interpretation of situations and enable decisions that add value for businesses. The focus of the module is on the external and internal influences on organizations and the effect these have on business practices.
    The module is designed to be used by Level 4 undergraduate students on a range of programmes. Examples, illustrations and case studies will be drawn from chosen industry sectors such as advertising, aviation, events, finance, marketing, music, transport, tourism, and applied to reinforce basic concepts. This will enhance the ability of students to understand particular business problems and aspects of the business and economic environment. Topics and case studies will cover business issues that are contemporary and relevant to the real world.

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After the course

We want to make sure you’re in the best possible position to get work after you graduate, which is why this course focuses so much on employability. You’ll build confidence in business management and gain transferable skills that can be used in a range of professional roles.

Our business graduates have gone on to work for global organisations including Tesla, Aldi, NatWest, Lloyds Bank, PwC, Google and AON.

Discover Uni – key statistics about this course

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How to apply

Clearing 2020: If you’re a UK or EU student applying for a full-time degree starting this autumn, you’ll need to apply through Clearing. If you're an international applicant or wanting to study part-time, select the relevant entry point and click the "Apply direct" button.

Applying for 2021

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 looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.



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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