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 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.
For more detail on this course including an in-depth breakdown of the modules, download your course snapshot below. Or if time is against you, instantly send it to your email for later!
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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.
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
Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
Year 3 -
Contemporary Management Issues
Managing Self and Others
Please note that optional modules run subject to availability.
General Business -
Managing Knowledge and Change in Organisations (year 2)
International Management (year 3)
Contemporary Issues in Tourism Management (year 2)
Sustainable Tourism Management (year 2)
International Destination Management (year 3)
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)
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:
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.
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.
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:
What can I do after uni?
After graduating, you’ll be prepared for a vast range of professional roles. These could include:
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
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.
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:
Learn more about our study centres.
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.
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4. Supporting your next steps
5. Accept & complete the application
6. Begin your course with an online induction
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