BA (Hons) Business Management

Start Date: 13 September 2021
Duration: 3 Years
Attendance: Full Time
Location: Victoria Centre
Suitable for: Adult Learners (19+)

About The Course

Our BA (Hons) Business Management provides you with the opportunity to study contemporary issues in business management and enhance your employability, with an applied practical focus.

Our teachers are currently planning for the safest ways to deliver this course for September. We have been delivering all of our courses online since the outbreak of Coronavirus in March 2020, and we are fully equipped to continue this for as long as is necessary. 

We are planning to deliver the course in a mixed format - blending online lessons with face-to-face teaching – as and when we feel that, on the basis of Government advice and our own risk assessments, it is safe to do so. We’ll continue to review our plans and keep you updated on changes as your course progresses.

For this course, our plans for a flexible, mixed format mean that:

  • all theoretical course content will be delivered online, led by our expert lecturers (for some modules this will be 100% of the teaching, learning and assessment during the first semester) 
  • where practical activities may not be possible, for example participation in residential field trips and competitions, alternatives will be provided to ensure you develop the equivalent repertoire of skills – special arrangements will also be made for students in circumstances that don’t allow them to attend onsite
  • group work will continue in online form, allowing you to collaborate with your peers, support each other and produce work together using relevant digital platforms
  • tutorials and one to ones will be delivered online, providing you with a high level of support and the opportunity to work with your tutor 
  • you will have access to relevant library services and the digital resources and platforms you need to participate successfully in your course, such as Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Google Hangout Meets and Zoom
  • an initial face-to-face meeting to enable you to meet your peers and teaching staff will take place onsite in a carefully controlled environment to keep you safe 
  • direct access to a range of support systems will also be available to help you with any personal difficulties. 

The delivery of your course will be as follows: 

  • Year 1: Live lectures, interactive/live seminars, workshop sessions, other scheduled teaching time – 55%; Face-to-face sessions – 30%; Pre-recorded lectures – 10%; Self-paced learning time – 5%
  • Year 2: Live lectures, interactive/live seminars, workshop sessions, other scheduled teaching time – 65%; Face-to-face sessions – 20%; Pre-recorded lectures – 10%; Self-paced learning time – 5%
  • Year 3: Live lectures, interactive/live seminars, workshop sessions, other scheduled teaching time – 55%; Face-to-face sessions – 30%; Pre-recorded lectures – 10%; Self-paced learning time – 5%

What Will I Study?

Year 1 (Level 4)

You are required to study six mandatory 20-credit modules in Year 1:

  • Study Skills & Personal Development
  • Business Environment and the Law
  • Marketing Management
  • Introduction to Human Resources
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Quantitative Methods for Business and Management

Year 2 (Level 5)

You are required to study six 20-credit modules in Year 2 (4 mandatory modules and 2 modules chosen from a range of options):

Mandatory modules:

  • Management in Organisations
  • Project Management
  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Small Business Management

Optional modules of which 2 will be chosen:

  • Gastronomy and Wine
  • Visitor Attraction Management
  • Visual Merchandising and Psychology
  • Financial Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • E-Business and Digital Marketing
  • Event Management and Event Design

Year 3 (Level 6)

You are required to undertake five modules (four 20-credit mandatory modules and one 40-credit module from a choice of two optional modules):

Mandatory modules:

  • Enterprise Project
  • Human Resources & Organisational Development
  • Financial & Revenue Management
  • Strategic Business Management

One of the following optional 40-credit modules:

  • Dissertation
  • Consultancy project

Compulsory modules help students to build academic competence by exploring underpinning theories while developing practical and transferable skills. Optional modules encourage more self-managed learning skills. Module availability may be subject to change. The timetable will be available in August 2020.

What Will I Need?

You will need to have the following qualifications:

  • An appropriate full Level 3 qualification, such as Advanced GNVQ/AVCE, NVQ, National Diplomas, Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate with passes in five subjects at higher level, passes in Open University courses or a Merit profile for a recognised Access course
  • Supporting passes at GCSE including English and Maths at Grade C (or Grade 5 equivalent)

If you have gained previous qualifications outside of the UK, you will need equivalent qualifications to those above. The equivalence of qualifications from outside of the UK will be determined according to NARIC guidance.
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide an IELTS exam report with a score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each area) or equivalent English qualification.
If you are applying to study on a Tier 4 General Student Visa, you will require an IELTS for UKVI overall score of 6.0 (with minimum of 5.5 in each element).

How Will I Be Assessed?

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written reports/essays
  • Discussion forums/blogs
  • Work-based projects and proposals
  • Academic posters, displays, leaflets
  • Case studies
  • Dissertation
  • Presentations
  • Online time-constrained assessments
  • Examination

This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University London and you will receive a Middlesex University London award upon successful completion.

What Will It Cost?

Tuition Fees

£5,990 per year

Additional Costs

In addition to the annual tuition fees, there may be additional costs associated with your programme, including:

  • Approximately £50 per student for a subsidised European field trip (3 days/2 nights) in years 1 and 2. You will be liable for your own daily living expenses including food and beverages, and travel expenses to and from the departure and arrival point.
  • Ad hoc day trips/excursions e.g. visits to employers or exhibitions. You may incur additional travel costs and on some occasions, entrance fees.

What Can I Do After?

Upon successful completion of this course, you can:

  • Develop your career by applying your enhanced skills at work
  • Start your own business
  • Further study at Masters level, subject to university entry requirements

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