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BA (Hons) Business Course Essentials

The BA (Hons) Business will prepare you for a career in the corporate world, whether as an entrepreneur or as a valuable employee.

Typically studied over three years, the course comes with a professional accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute, further enriching your education and giving you the competitive edge in your industry.

Study when it suits you - choose daytime or evening sessions

Study BA Business at our Birmingham or Holborn study centre and you can opt for evening classes when you start your degree this October.

You’ll attend sessions at your chosen study centre every Monday and Wednesday (Birmingham) or Wednesday and Thursday (Holborn) from 5.30pm to 9.30pm. You can then make up the remainder of your full-time hours online (minimum 12 per week) as and when it suits you.


The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accreditation gives your degree an added mark of quality, valued by employers across the UK. When you enrol, you’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of useful resources. You’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies.

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Key Information

UCAS Course Code:
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Business (CMI)
3 or 4 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Blended learning
Exemptions Available:
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Study Centre:
Next Open Day:
Tues 9th October

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Course details & modules

You’ll start the degree by studying the core areas of business and best practices, before choosing an area of business you’d like to specialise in. You’ll then come to understand the role your specialism plays in the wider business environment.

Core modules:

Year 1 -

Developing Personal and Management Skills

Understanding the Business Environment

Principles of Marketing

Introduction to Finance

People in Organisations

Management Information Systems

Year 2 -

Managing across Cultures

Business Processes

Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

Business Analysis

Year 3 -

Contemporary Management Issues

Strategic Management

Managing Self and Others


Optional modules:

Please note that optional modules run subject to availability.

General Business -

Managing Knowledge and Change in Organisations (year 2)

International Management (year 3)

Tourism -

Contemporary Issues in Tourism Management (year 2)

Sustainable Tourism Management (year 2)

International Destination Management (year 3)

Marketing -

Market Intelligence and Marketing Planning (year 2)

International Marketing (year 3)

Human Resource Management -

Planning Human Resources and Managing Change (year 2)

Strategic Issues in HRM (year 3)

Finance -

Financial Reporting and Financial Auditing (year 2)

Financial Decisions Making (year 3)

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.


We use a wide variety of assessment methods, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in more ways than one. These could include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work

To support your development and ensure that you’re on the right track with your studies, you’ll receive tutor feedback for every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real-life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the Course Specification.

Entry Requirements

This course has standard entry requirements.

To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:

two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent;
completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

Don’t meet the standard entry requirements, but have work experience?

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Don’t have any of the above?

We also offer this course as a four-year degree which includes a foundation year (subject to validation). This first year prepares you for university-level study and is ideal if you don’t have the formal qualifications or work experience detailed above.

Non-native English speaker?
If your prior learning was not taught in English we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element). Get in touch with any questions.

Please note: candidates who do not have GCSE English or Maths may be required to undertake a numeracy or literacy assessment for entry.

Career impact

What can a business degree do for me?

As a business graduate, you’ll have developed a wide range of transferable skills – and this will help you stand out in today’s competitive jobs market. While studying you will:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of business functions
  • Develop an analytical eye and critical thinking skills
  • Become an expert problem solver and confident communicator in business settings
  • Acquire an appreciation and understanding of organisational behaviour and structure
  • Start to have a strong idea which career path you want to pursue

What can I do after uni?

After graduating, you’ll be prepared for a vast range of professional roles. These could include:

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Business Development Executive
  • Business Performance & Transformation Consultant
  • Marketing Executive
  • Operations Manager
  • Financial Controller
  • Retail Manager

Business graduates who have studied with us (or in partnership with us) have gone on to fulfil roles such as brand manager, business analyst, digital marketing specialist and project manager.

What do our alumni say?

“Having completed the programme, I feel more confident especially in human resources, and better able to view many aspects of the business from a strategic perspective. I feel I have a better understanding of my own strengths - and weaknesses - and am able to apply my learning effectively to add value to my day-to-day business life.”

Justin Smith, Business Graduate

Fees & Funding


How much is my course?


UK Fees and Funding

The tuition fee for this course is £6,000 per level.

The most common funding for undergraduate UK students is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government.

You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees

You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.

Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

UK students who study our full-time blended learning courses may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan from the UK Government. This is to help with costs such as food, accommodation and travel. You can find further information here.

If you aren’t looking to fund your course via UK Government Funding you can explore other possible payment options here.

EU/International Fees and Funding

This course is available to people who are already eligible to work or study in the UK. If you are based outside the UK, this course is also available as a distance learning programme.

Study centres

If you study a blended learning programme, you’ll attend classes two or three days a week at your chosen study centre. You can find our study centres in:

  • Tower Hill, London
  • Ealing, London
  • Holborn, London
  • City Centre, Birmingham
  • City Centre, Manchester

Learn more about our study centres.

Meet the tutors

Your module tutors have been selected because of their teaching experience and industry expertise. As experts in their subjects, they’ll present theories you can apply in a professional setting and engage you in topical discussions.

You can meet our BA Business module leader, Paula Reilly, in this short video.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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