BA (Hons) Business Management

Course overview

Our course is designed to give you the knowledge, skills, experience and confidence that will prepare you either for further study or to succeed in your career, either in the cut and thrust commercial world of international rush craft or in the gentler but no less demanding sphere of the modern arts and crafts movement.  We have designed this programme, with our sector and industry partners and contributors, to meet the requirements of both industry and art, and of the professionals who are either currently employed in it or who seek to develop advanced capability.  The aim of this approach is to design and deliver an accessible programme that reflects sector currency and assists in the drive towards further professionalism and research capabilities.

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Key Information:

Course duration: 3 Years
Study Mode: Full-time
Study Location: Birmingham Campus
Luton Campus
Wembley Central campus
Intake: September 2020
Course Level: 6
Award: BA (Hons) Degree
Awarding Body: Bucks New University

Modules Studied

Year 1 Modules

  • Global Business environment
  • The Graduate Challenge
  • Introduction to People Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Career Viewpoint
  • Data Insights for Business Decisions

Year 2 Modules

  • Business Consulting
  • Project Management
  • Contemporary Business Economics
  • Consulting in practice
  • Operations and Service Management
  • Digital Business and New Technologies
  • Students should also take the following options, one module per semester
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Year 3 Modules

  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Agility
  • International Marketing Management
  • Developing leadership and
    management skills
  • Managing & Developing Innovation & Creativity
  • Change Management and organisation Development
  • Dissertation

Starting Dates:

27th September 2020

Tuition Fees:


At LSST we welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. If you have recently been in education or are returning after a long time, we would be more than happy to consider your application on an individual basis.

Application based on Previous qualifications:

If you are applying based on your previous qualifications, you will usually have achieved a minimum of 90 credits from a Level 3 qualification such as A Levels or BTECs

Mature learner 21+:

If you are applying as a mature learner (aged 21+) and do not have the above qualifications, you can apply via our assessment based entry and we will consider your prior experiences (work, voluntary, life and other experiences) that are relevant to the course.

You will be required to complete the following:

1. Provide a CV and Personal Statement

2. English Language Test (with a minimum 70% score, equivalent to IELTS 6.0)

3. Maths Test (Score 50%)

4. Complete a SAPE Assessment (Screening for Accreditation of Prior Experience)

5. Applicants will also be invited to attend an Interview

You will be assessed via coursework, written exams including time constrained assessments and practical exams.

The assessment strategy is underpinned by the course learning outcomes. The assessment methods will vary according to your route linked to the destination Masters you have chosen. Each assessment will be looking for evidence that you have achieved the specific learning outcomes of the module and the broader learning outcomes of the course.

  • Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key business foundation disciplines, such as business environment, accounting and finance, operations, marketing, business information systems and people and organisation behaviour;
  • Evaluate and critique the range of activities within the key business functional areas and their interrelationship and interconnectedness;
  • Analyse theories and concepts of strategic management, leadership and innovation within a changing environment.
  • Intellectual/Cognitive Skills
  • On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:
  • Create, evaluate and assess options to enable effective problem solving and decision-making, using appropriate qualitative, quantitative and ICT techniques and skills;
  • Deal critically with organisational issues and be able to produce solutions and action plans.
  • Practical Skills

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Actively engage in business and marketing briefs and activities that encourage enterprise and entrepreneurial capability.
  • Key/Transferable Skills

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  • Research information about complex business situations while applying qualitative and quantitative techniques, in a project context using ICT as appropriate.
  • Critically evaluate information, arguments and concepts.
  • Display a range of personal and interpersonal skills including the capacity for continuous learning, taking initiative, performing to deadlines, communicating effectively and persuasively and skills which are necessary to enter a career in business or undertake further study.

On successful completion of the programme, you will be well prepared to progress to a range of opportunities and careers in general management or to develop your own business. You will have gained a wide range of knowledge and skills, so that you can pursue a career in any profession or business role, such as operations and service management, customer management, project management, retail management.

As this programme provides a grounding in all areas of business management, it also offers the opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest for postgraduate study in the future.