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BSc (Hons) Business Management

Course Overview

The BSc (Hons) Business Management is a career-focused course and aims to provide students with an excellent grounding in real-world practice and comprehensive knowledge of all business disciplines. The programme will allow students to develop the skills they need for professional success whether they want to start up their own business, develop their family firm or work in a corporate setting. It offers a wide range of elective choices, such as finance, marketing, and human resources as well as innovative courses in digital business, entrepreneurship and business strategy. It also provides a pathway to certification from the Chartered Management Institute.

Key Information

    Course Name:

    BSc (Hons) Business Management

    Total Academic Credits :

    360 credits

    Qualification Awarded:

    BA (Hons) Business Management

    Awarding Body:

    BPP University

    Professional Recognition:

    Yes - Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

    Academic Level :

    Undergraduate (QCF_NQF Level 6)

    Study Mode:

    Full time - Classroom

    Duration:

    3 years or 2 years (accelerated)

    Tuition Fees:

    £7,850 or £11,775 per year

    Intakes:

    September, January and May

    Work Placement :

    No

    Course location :

    London City

Academic entry requirements

Three A levels with minimum BCC or equivalent qualification for 3 year programme and minimum BBB for 2 year programme

English entry requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall score with no components below 5.5

Assessment methods

Combination of examination, coursework and a supervised independent business research project.

Progression route

MSc Management

Career opportunities

Business Executive, Finance Officer, Operational Manager, Business Analyst, Business Development Officer in private and public sectors or becoming an entrepreneur

Modules

Year 1

Compulsory

  • Commercial Awareness (15 credits)
  • Professional Practice and Ethics (15 credits)
  • Understanding Financial Statements (15 credits)
  • Business Mathematics (15 credits)
  • Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  • Business Economics (15 credits)
  • Business Finance (15 credits)
  • Organisational Behaviour (15 credits)
  • Academic Skills & Employability - Part 1 (0 credits)
  • English Language Support (0 credits)


Year 2

Compulsory

  • Management Accounting for Business (15 credits)
  • Managing Knowledge and Information Systems (15 credits)
  • Management in Practice (15 credits)
  • Marketing Fundamentals (15 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship (15 credits)
  • Business Law (15 credits)
  • Human Resource Development (15 credits)
  • Academic Skills & Employability - Part 2 (0 credits)


Electives

  • Digital Business (15 credits)
  • Sales and Personal Selling (15 credits)

 

Year 3

Compulsory

  • Business Integration Project - Part 1 (15 credits)
  • Business Strategy (15 credits)
  • Business Integration Project - Part 2 (15 credits)
  • Leadership (15 credits)
  • Academic Skills & Employability - Part 3 (0 credits)


Electives

  • Service and Operations (15 credits)
  • International Business (15 credits)
  • Integrated Marketing Decisions (15 credits)
  • Apps for Business (15 credits)
  • Company Law (15 credits)
  • Change Management (15 credits)
  • Business Risk Management (15 credits)

 

Reasons for choosing this course

The aims of the degree are to provide the knowledge, understanding and skills to pursue and sustain careers in private, public and voluntary sector organisations via an integrated academic and professional training environment. It seeks to develop skills appropriate, but not restricted to, graduate careers in business with the potential for management positions and general employability, including self-employment.

This programme equips its graduates to:

  • Progress towards achieving their goals as an employee, owner / manager or entrepreneur in business or the non-profit sector, or in further study within the academic community
  • Develop academically so that they have a detailed knowledge of business practices in order to meet the changing needs of industry and commerce
  • Critically evaluate the knowledge acquired and utilise it in situations which may be characterised by contested and contradictory information
  • Develop a broad and deep understanding about key business and management areas such as finance, people, operations, information and marketing within the context of the business environment
  • Develop relevant transferable and practical skills to enhance their own personal development and employability for lifelong learning

 

Main learning outcomes

  • Comprehensive and detailed knowledge and understanding of the essential concepts underpinning the core business functions of finance, people, operations, information and marketing;
  • Wide appreciation of the various processes, procedures, theories and practices that need to be applied within organisations to achieve successful business related outcomes;
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of the concepts and techniques related to business processes within different organisational sectors and the business environment;
  • Critical understanding of the ethical issues which confront contemporary business practice;
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of the major theoretical tools and related concepts with an appreciation of the contexts relevant to different subject areas;
  • Analyse internal and external business environments to develop solutions in line with organisational requirements;
  • Critically evaluate situations through the use of reliable and relevant research evidence to assist in the solution of business problems;
  • Synthesise information and ideas drawn from varied sources, and critically evaluate alternative explanations, arguments and theories;
  • Apply the full range of multi-disciplinary approaches, as appropriate to the problem or issue being discussed;
  • Recognise and deal with complex issues using appropriate analytical tools and techniques, anticipating future trends and arguing alternative approaches to solving business related issues;
  • Communicate complex ideas and arguments clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences using a range of media and methods;
  • Demonstrate the ability to be able to plan and self manage and have originality in tackling and solving problems in a wide variety of business situations while being critical of the outcomes;
  • Critically apply business concepts and frameworks to solve problems in complex environments.