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BA (Hons) Business Management

For the new generation of managers, change is the only consistency.

Key information

Course duration: 3 Years
Study mode: Full-time
Location: Birmingham Aston Campus, Luton Campus, Wembley Central campus
Intake: Start date to be confirmed
Course level: 6
Award: BA (Hons) Degree



On this programme you will develop a good understanding of the nature of business management in a rapidly-changing world powered by technology.

A key feature of the course is to integrate both academic study and skills development in order to enhance the employability of every student.

You will gain key skills, such as empathy, problem-solving and creativity, which will ensure you are well-equipped to enter the employment market with today's demands. These skills are increasingly important in a world with technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are now fulfilling key business activities.

The course will teach you how technology is impacting business, so that you understand how innovation and improvements are essential to business and organisations.



Year 1

Global Business environment
The Graduate Challenge
Introduction to People Management
Principles of Marketing
Financial Decision Making
Organisational Behaviour
Career Viewpoint
Data Insights for Business Decisions

Year 2

Business Consulting
Project Management
Contemporary Business Economics
Consulting in practice
Operations and Service Management
Digital Business and New Technologies
Students should also take the following options, one module per semester
Strategic Marketing
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Year 3

Research Methods
Strategic Agility
International Marketing Management
Developing leadership and
management skills
Managing & Developing Innovation & Creativity
Change Management and organisation Development


Your assessment will consist of coursework, written exams including time constrained assessments and practical exams.

The assessment strategy is underpinned by the course learning outcomes. The assessment methods will vary according to your route linked to the destination Masters you have chosen. Each assessment will be looking for evidence that you have achieved the specific learning outcomes of the module and the broader learning outcomes of the course.


Entry requirements

Application based on previous qualifications:

If you are applying based on your previous qualifications, you will usually have achieved a minimum of 90 credits from a Level 3 qualification such as A Levels or BTECs

Mature learner 21+:

If you are applying as a mature learner (aged 21+) and do not have the above qualifications, you can apply via our assessment based entry and we will consider your prior experiences (work, voluntary, life and other experiences) that are relevant to the course.

You will be required to complete the following:

1. Provide a Personal Statement
2. English Language Test (with a minimum 70% score, equivalent to IELTS 6.0)
3. Maths Test (Score 50%)
4. Complete a SAPE Assessment (Screening for Accreditation of Prior Experience)
5. Applicants will also be invited to attend an Interview



On successful completion of the programme, you will be well prepared to progress to a range of opportunities and careers in general management or to develop your own business. You will have gained a wide range of knowledge and skills, so that you can pursue a career in any profession or business role, such as operations and service management, customer management, project management, retail management.

As this programme provides a grounding in all areas of business management, it also offers the opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest for postgraduate study in the future.



If you are living in the UK, you can take out a tuition fee loan, which you will not need to start repaying until after you graduate. There is also the option to pay your fees upfront.

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