Business Management BA (including

foundation year)

OVERVIEW

Level: Undergraduate

Entry requirements: 32 UCAS points

English language requirements: GCSE English at grade C/4 or above, or IELTS 5.5 with no component less than 5.5 in each band, or equivalent. Functional Skills Level 2 in English.

Class hours per week: 9 to 12 hours plus 28 to 31 hours per week for self-study and individual learning

Assessment method:  Coursework, presentations, portfolios and exams

Duration: Four years

Tution Fees (19/20 and 20/21): £9,250 per year

Location: London*, Brimingham and Manchester

Mode of study: Full-time: Daytime, or Evening and Weekend

Start dates: November, April and July

Next application deadline: 3 July 2020

For students applying to begin their studies in July: QA Higher Education has two primary objectives during this rapidly evolving period regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19). The first is to ensure the welfare of our students and staff, and the second is to ensure continuity and access to learning. To help you start your studies this July, our intention is to start teaching your first semester of this programme online. As circumstances allow, we will review this decision with a view to bringing the programme back to a blend of face-to-face and online at the earliest appropriate time based on government and medical guidance.

Please visit the QA Higher Education Covid-19 Information and Advice page for up to date information about the steps that QA are taking on-campus and FAQs for you. 

ABOUT THE COURSE

Effective business management requires both theory and practice, and this course provides you with an opportunity to develop both your understanding of theory as well as its application in a wide variety of situations, as well as developing your practical skills. There is an emphasis on knowledge and understanding of business organisations, the business environment in which you operate and its management and the management of the people within. The course provides you with the skills and attributes that will enable you to compete and succeed in a wide range of fields that require management.

You will develop understanding of the purposes, structures, size, scale, governance, operations and management of the functions and processes of business organisations, as well as the corporate behaviours and cultures which exist within and between different organisations. The course is designed to prepare you to deal with contemporary issues and challenges in the world of business. 

The four-year Business Management (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree has a built-in foundation year (Year 0) that provides you with an alternative route into higher education if you don't have traditional qualifications or do not meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree.

COURSE DETAILS

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

During your foundation year you will engage with business challenges in a stimulating environment, while boosting your confidence and acquiring crucial academic skills. This acts as excellent preparation for your subsequent three years of study, which will allow you to specialise in more specific and advanced areas of business.

Once you have completed the foundation year you will study a range of modules including the Business Environment, Business Decision Making, Leadership and Management, Strategic Management as well as the chance to develop a business plan and complete a research project (dissertation).  In addition you will undertake personal and academic skills development.

The overall aim of the course is to deliver a contemporary and dynamic programme of study which provides you with the knowledge and skills inherent in the subject to prepare you for a career in business management by increasing your understanding of organisations, their management, the economy and the business environment.

TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT

 You will have lectures, workshops and tutorials totalling nine to 12 hours per week. You are also expected to complete independent study totalling 28 to 31 hours per week.

In the Personal and Academic Development module, you will have an opportunity to record your development in a Personal Development Planner (PDP). You will be asked to monitor those times when you use specific skills and the context in which they are experienced: study, work or personal, and you will be asked to consider the transferability of the skills developed in one context to other situations, which is what reflection is all about.

You’ll be assessed through group work, coursework, presentations and portfolios as well as reports, business plans and seen/unseen exams. Some modules will require you to produce an e-portfolio including real-life investigations and tasks. In your final year you will also write a dissertation.

EVENING AND WEEKEND STUDY

One of our study options available for UK and EU nationals includes evenings and weekends.

This study option offers exactly the same levels of student support and the ability to balance your full-time studies with your personal life.

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY

 

All units are core and are worth 30 credits, unless specified.

FOUNDATION YEAR

  • Development for Success in Business
  • Orientation for Success in Higher Education
  • The Context of Business
  • Using and Managing Data and Information

 

YEAR 1

  • Business Decision Making
  • Business and Enterprise
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Personal and Academic Development (15 credits)
  • The Business Environment (15 credits)

YEAR 2

  • Business Research Methods
  • Leadership and Leading
  • Serving Customers in Global Markets
  • Organisation Design and Management (15 credits)
  • Creating a Winning Business 1 (15 credits)

YEAR 3

  • Management Dissertation 
  • Strategy: Choices and Change
  • The Practice of Management
  • Achieve your Potential (15 credits)
  • Project Management (15 credits)

 

KEY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To study this programme, you will need to meet the following entry requirements:

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • 32 UCAS points
  • At least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, e.g. BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

  • GCSE English at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)
  • IELTS 5.5 with no component less than 5.5 in each band, or equivalent. Alternatively, applicants can sit the QA Higher Education English test.

We encourage and will consider applications from mature students who haven't recently undertaken a formalised course of study at A-level or equivalent, but who can demonstrate relevant workplace or voluntary experience, indicating their ability to complete the course successfully. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

FEES AND COSTS

TUITION FEES 2019/20

  • £9,250 per annum

Your tuition fees cover the cost of teaching, access to resources, registration costs, and Student Support Services. They do not include the cost of course books, stationery and photocopying/printing costs, accommodation, living costs, travel, hobbies, sports or other leisure activities.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

In addition to the tuition fees, you should be prepared to buy some of the course texts which are around £30 each. This would average around £200 per annum.

CAREERS AND FURTHER STUDY

The overall aim of the course is to deliver a contemporary and dynamic programme of study which provides you with the knowledge and skills inherent in the subject to prepare you for a career in business management by increasing your understanding of organisations, their management, the economy and the business environment.

Graduates from London Metropolitan’s business degrees have gone on to develop careers in leading international corporations, management, government, consultancy and business research.

Some have also gone on to set up their own businesses or have continued their academic study through a postgraduate degree.

TEACHING LOCATIONS

London Centre**

**Your classes will be taught at one of our centres in Central London.

Please note: A full list of Central London locations is available on our website at qahighereducation.com/locations. All teaching locations are easily accessible via tube, rail and bus networks. Our team will contact you with any changes to teaching locations at the earliest possible opportunity.

Birmingham Centre

5th Floor Centre City
5-7 Hill Street
Birmingham
B5 4UA

Manchester Centre

Saint James Buildings
61-95 Oxford Street
Manchester
M1 6FQ

WANT TO ASK US A QUESTION?

If you have any questions regarding this programme, entry requirements, or studying with us, contact us using the form below.

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Next application deadline: 3 July 2020

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