This is a business management degree with a difference, designed, developed and delivered with our industry partners, including Unilever, IBM, WPP and Lloyd’s of London.
You’ll learn business as it really is in the corporate and entrepreneurial world of London, through regular industry events, interaction with our industry partners and start-ups in residence, guaranteed internships (subject to eligibility criteria) and lots of opportunities to build your employability skills through our Talent Development programme. Previously, our students have pitched to Salesforce, met the directors of Direct Line Group and presented to the former CEO of Unilever.
Get more than a degree with a programme that values employer engagement alongside academic excellence. Be immersed with practical experiences, study within a FTSE 100 company and be taught by industry-experienced tutors.
You will be at the heart of the action, with course modules and practical experiences that are closely connected to industry.
Have the benefit of flexibility by choosing a business management degree with the option to choose a specialism at the end of your first year or continue on the main programme, allowing you to mix and match a range of subject areas.
Learn business from real-world organisations through our Talent Development programme and benefit from, a guaranteed internship (subject to eligibility criteria), regular industry workshops and access to our in-house start-ups in residence.
Explore both the commercial and social sides of business with direct exposure to businesses and social enterprises.
Completion of this degree gives exemption to paper Business and Technology (BT) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). You could also gain exemption from papers Management Accountant (MA), Performance Management (PM), Audit and Assurance (AA) and Financial Management (FM), depending on your pathway – see Module Information for more details.
Our programme is accredited by ACCA, which means that if you pass your exams, you will be exempt from 5* of the ACCA qualifications needed to become a Chartered Accountant. ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the global professional accounting body offering the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification. *Obtaining exemptions is dependent on selecting and passing the relevant accredited modules.
All Business Management students study the same modules in their first year, to introduce you to key business topics in the context of a real organisation.
Principles of Business 1 and 2
These two 30 credit modules complement each other and have been designed to give you a holistic introduction to business, whether or not you have studied this area previously.
In Principles of Business 1, you will be made aware of the many interconnected core areas of business (such as strategy, finance, organisational behaviour, law, people management and marketing) that need to be considered in successfully running an organisation.
In Principles of Business 2, you will develop an integrated understanding of the operations of a business in the context of organisations. This module proceeds in two parts. The first part consists of an experiential project where you will work in groups to start you own business. In the second part, you will need to consider and reflect upon the key issues around strategy, leadership, governance and the ability to function as a team.
During the first year, you will study four further modules:
Professional Behaviours and Customer Management (15 credits)
Introduction to Research (15 credits)
Agile App Design (15 credits)
Self-Managed Learning (15 credits)
Second year (level 5)
Once you have had exposure to the different areas of business in your first year, you can choose your specialism before your second year begins. We aim to have more industry involvement than any other higher education institution, so you can really start to focus on building connections and gaining experience. There are lots of exciting industry projects, from internships to workshops and events, that you can be involved in.
Core modules to build an understanding of the central functions within an organisation:
Strategic Marketing (15 credits)
Introduction to Contract Law (15 credits)
Operations and Project Management (15 credits)
People Management and Leadership (15 credits)
During your second year, you will study a further three modules:
Sales Management (15 credits)
Digital and Social Marketing (15 credits)
Consultancy Project (30 credits)
Third year (level 6)
By your final year, you will have developed a thorough understanding of the principles of business and will have had lots of exposure to real organisations, industry case studies and working practitioners. This final year is focused on bringing everything you have learned together to solve real business problems.
In the final year, all Business Management students study three core modules:
Strategic Management (15 credits)
Strategic Innovation Management (15 credits)
Final Project (30 credits)
You will also study the following three modules:
Sustainability and Purposeful Business (15 credits)
Our Business students go on to pursue a range of different careers, from setting up their own businesses to earning a place on some of the country's top Graduate Schemes with companies like Sainsbury’s and IBM.
Other possible career paths from this degree include: