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BA (Hons) Business Management

Course Overview

Companies and organisations require graduates who have expert business knowledge and can also demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills, with the professional acumen to deal with challenges in a fast-paced corporate world. In this BA (Hons) Business Management course, you will develop key business knowledge, skills and experience in order to excel in a management career.

You will learn to work effectively in teams, and be able to present and communicate business management ideas with confidence. You will develop specialist knowledge in stakeholders: their expectations and behaviour; the environment of business and its impact on strategy; design, production and distribution of products and services; business resources: acquisition, application and control; business process: planning, improvement and control.

Supported by expert tutors who bring professional experience to their teaching practices, you will study the key functions that underpin business success - workshops, simulations, role-play, case study analyses and problem-solving exercises will help you hone your practical business management skills. The degree will allow you to shape your studies towards your career ambitions and build the knowledge, skills and experience to be a successful business manager in a wide range of industries.

Key information

    Course name

    BA (Hons) Business Management

    Total academic credits

    360 credits

    Qualification awarded

    BA with honours

    Awarding body

    Middlesex University

    Professional recognition

    Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

    Academic level

    Undergraduate (QCF_NQF Level 6)

    Study mode

    Full time


    3 year or 4 years with work placement

    Tuition fees

    £11,500 per year


    October & January

    Work placement


    Course location


Academic entry requirements

• 260 UCAS tariff points, plus GCSE English and Maths with a minimum of Grade C
• BTEC National Diploma/International Baccalaureate/Advanced Progression Diplomas
• Access to HE Diploma
• International students should meet equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification
• If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree
• If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three.

English entry requirements

Students for whom English is not the first language must satisfy the University requirement for IELTS currently at 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any component.

Progression route

Further academic study at postgraduate level or professional career.

Career opportunities

Business management graduates find themselves working in a range of industrial, commercial and third sector organisations in roles such as: Operations Manager, Junior Operations Manager, HR Consultant, Trainee Manager, Depot Manager, Practice Manager, Housing Officer, L&D Adviser, Investment Banker, Sales Manager, Analyst and Graduate Teaching Assistant. This degree also enables entrepreneurial students to set up their own business.


Year 1


  • Applications and Research in Management (30 credits)
  • Financial Aspects of Business (30 credits)
  • Management and Organisations (30 credits)
  • Marketing Theory and Practice (30 credits)


Year 2


  • Work, Organisation and Society (30 credits)



  • Business Environment (30 credits)
  • Operations Management (30 credits)
  • Brand Management (30 credits)
  • Human Resource Management in Practice (30 credits)
  • Managerial Finance (30 credits)
  • Law for Business (30 credits)
  • Sustainable Products (30 credits)


Placement year

The university encourages students to either undertake a paid work placement during their studies as a year-long assignment between year two and three, or to undertake an internship; either full-time over the summer following your second year of study, or part-time throughout the course of your final year.

The paid, year-long work placement exempts you from paying tuition fees for the full academic year; ensuring you gain the necessary practical skills to embark on your chosen career.

Work experience in the form of placements and internships greatly improve graduate employment prospects, and students who take part achieve excellent academic results through applying their learning in a professional setting.

The university’s specialist Employability Service and London location ensure that every year our students and graduates gain prestigious placement opportunities.


Year 3


  • Strategic Management (30 credits)
  • Developing Leaders and Managers in Organisations (30 credits)



  • Authentic Leadership Development (30 credits)
  • Business Game (30 credits)
  • Business Start-up (30 credits)
  • Enterprise and Small Business (30 credits)
  • Research Project (30 credits)
  • Strategic Management Accounting (30 credits)
  • The Service Encounter (30 credits)
  • Work Internship (30 credits)
  • Innovation Management (30 credits)
  • Managing Business Projects (30 credits)
  • Global Operations Management (30 credits)
  • International Marketing (30 credits)
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion  (30 credits)
  • Leading Change (30 credits)


Assessment methods
You will be assessed through exams, tests, essays and other written assignments, presentations, and individual and group assignments. You will be given regular feedback on your work. IT skills and the ability to interpret numerical data are important for this course.


Main learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

On completion of this programme the successful student will have knowledge and understanding of:

  • Stakeholders: their expectations and behaviour
  • The environment of business and its impact on strategy
  • Design, production and distribution of products and services
  • Business resources: acquisition, application and control
  • Business processes: planning, improvement and control
  • Organisations: their functions, structure and management


Cognitive (thinking) skills

On completion of this programme the successful student will be able to:

  • Define, explain and evaluate a range of phenomena, concepts, models, theories, principles and practices
  • Apply concepts, models and theories to analyse situations
  • Identify, evaluate and construct arguments
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and sensitivity to others
  • Take and defend a decision or proposition on a given issue, considering commercial, ethical and other factors
  • Create and evaluate solutions to given problems


Practical skills

On completion of the programme the successful student will be able to:

  • Locate, categorise, prioritise, and synthesise information necessary for business purposes
  • Interpret business reports and evaluate performance
  • Select and apply business monitoring and control techniques
  • Set objectives for business change and plan implementation
  • Identify and demonstrate interpersonal skills appropriate to a given business situation


Graduate skills

On completion of this programme the successful student will be able to undertake and demonstrate the following skills:

  • Clarify career objectives & develop plans to achieve them
  • Learn flexibly and effectively from diverse opportunities
  • Communicate persuasively using a range of media
  • Contribute positively to team performance
  • Use ICT to improve personal productivity
  • Collect, analyse and critically interpret numerical data