BSc (Hons) Business Management

Our career-focused BSc (Hons) Business Management degree provides you with an excellent grounding in real-world practice, giving you comprehensive knowledge of all core business disciplines. The programme will allow you to develop the skills you need for professional success whether you want to work in a corporate setting, start your own business or develop your family firm. It offers a wide range of elective module choices in Finance, Marketing and International Business as well as innovative modules in Digital Business, Entrepreneurship, Change Management and Business Risk Management.

It also provides certification from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). If you have previously completely a SQA HND in Business with Accounting, a level 5 programme or a HND* you may be eligible to join our one year BSc Business Management [Top-Up] programme, which enables you to extend your studies to earn a full honours degree.

The BSc (Hons) Business Management degree is awarded by BPP University.

Programme details
Location

**London City

Start Date

September, January and May

Length of programme

Three years full-time
Two years full-time accelerated

Modes of study

Classroom

Assessment

Coursework, group presentation, examinations and a supervised independent business integration project

How to apply

All applications for full-time undergraduate programmes should be made online through UCAS: ucas.com

Three year programme code: N100

Two year accelerated code: N101

Professional accreditations

Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Award


**Please note that some classes may be delivered at our nearby Liverpool Street centre, which is less than 10 minutes’ walk away
*If you have undertaken other Level 5 programmes or Higher National Diplomas, we may also be able to assess these for eligibility on an individual basis.
^ Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website. BPP University Limited acts as a credit broker and is not a lender for this arrangement.

Key Information

  • Course tutors have valuable experience as corporate managers and business practitioners
  • The modules have been designed to equip you with practical business skills valued by employers
  • You will benefit from the BPP Professional Education Group’s expertise as the UK’s leading provider of professional training in accounting, finance and business to many FTSE 100 companies
  • You could graduate in as little as two years full-time on our accelerated programme
  • You will receive excellent support from tutors and a dedicated student manager
  • On successful completion of BPP University’s BSc (Hons) Business Management, you will also receive a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Diploma
  • It covers the core business disciplines and also allows you to choose from a range of electives
  • Study in the heart of the City of London – walking distance from the corporate offices of some of the world’s top companies
  • We have a specialist Careers Service that supports you throughout your programme and when for 12 months after you graduate
  • Funding is available through scholarships, interest-free payment plans, the Student Loans Company (slc.co.uk for eligibility criteria and application form) and Future Finance student loans^

Your degree

Our BSc (Hons) Business Management degree is all about giving you the practical ability that employers are looking for – and provides a platform for further study. You will develop comprehensive skills and knowledge of business operations, including areas such as Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Strategy, International Business, Entrepreneurship and Digital Business.

Practical, real-world teaching

We've designed our BSc (Hons) Business Management programmes to give you a competitive edge, in whatever business field you want to enter. It is taught by tutors from professional backgrounds. This experience shapes the way they teach, demonstrating ways to apply your learning in real business situations.

Study options

You can study full-time on the traditional two-term per year basis and complete your degree in three years. Or you can accelerate your learning by studying three terms per year and complete your degree within two years.

Please note - If at any point during your programme you change from a 2 year degree to a 3 year degree (or vice versa), you will be required to notify the Student Loans Company, as changing the speed at which you complete your studies will have fee or student funding implications.

With three start dates a year (September, January & May) you can choose when you want to begin your studies.

Additional qualifications

On successful completion of BPP University's BSc (Hons) Business Management you will also receive a CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Level 5 Diploma, which is awarded by the CMI.

Preparing you for industry

The BSc (Hons) Business Management programme combines academic rigour with a practical focus. The tutors and lecturers are a team of experienced business practitioners, ideally positioned to put business in a practical context.

You'll have the opportunity to attend lectures and presentations given by a variety of potential employers, as well as network with practitioners at special events and career fairs.

As with all our undergraduate programmes, we'll help you sharpen your competitive edge. We want you to graduate with the practical skills and knowledge necessary to build a successful career, in whatever area of finance you wish to enter.

Virtual learning support

To help you get the best learning experience, we provide high-quality facilities and technology through our Virtual Learning Environment. BPP University's Virtual Learning Environment and our student intranet features a variety of resources and revision aids, including interactive modules, podcasts, videos and multiple-choice tests.

Key Information Sets about this programme

Key Information Sets (KIS) are comparable sets of information about full or part-time undergraduate courses and are designed to meet the information needs of prospective students. Find out more

Modules

Level 4

Compulsory

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

Level 5

Compulsory

  • Managing Knowledge & Information Systems (15 credits)
  • Management in Practice (15 credits)
  • Management Accounting for Business (15 credits)
  • Marketing Fundamentals (15 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship (15 credits)
  • Business Law (15 credits)
  • Human Resource Development (15 credits)

Elective

  • Academic Skills & Employability - Part 2 (0 credits)
  • Digital Business (15 credits)

Level 6

Compulsory

  • Sales and Personal Selling (15 credits)
  • Business Integration Project -Part 1 (15 credits)
  • Business Strategy (15 credits)
  • Business Integration Project - Part 2 (15 credits)
  • Leadership (15 credits)

Elective

  • Academic Skills & Employability - Part 3 (0 credits)
  • 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)

Entry requirements

General UCAS requirements for the full-time programmes are:

From September 2016

Three year programme:

  • Minimum grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE
  • 300+ UCAS points or three A-Levels: minimum BBB
  • OR successfully pass the BPP University Admissions exam
  • OR possess a recognised and equivalent vocations, industry or professional qualifications
  • OR have a recognised and equivalent qualification (examinations and experience will be considered) and apply following the Accredited Prior Learning procedure

Two year programme:

  • Minimum grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE
  • 320+ UCAS points or three A-Levels: minimum ABB
  • OR successfully pass the BPP University Admissions exam
  • OR possess a recognised and equivalent vocations, industry or professional qualifications
  • OR have a recognised and equivalent qualification (examinations and experience will be considered) and apply following the Accredited Prior Learning procedure

From September 2017

From 2017 entry, the UCAS Tariff is changing.

Your tariff points can be calculated using the UCAS tariff point calculator here.

You can also visit https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/entry-requirements/tariff/new-tariff for further information on the new tariff. Alternatively, you can contact our Admissions and Enquiries Teams who are available Monday to Friday from 0800hr to 1800hr (GMT)

Three year programme:

  • Minimum grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE
  • 120+ UCAS points or three A-Levels: minimum BBB
  • OR successfully pass the BPP University Admissions exam
  • OR possess a recognised and equivalent vocations, industry or professional qualifications
  • OR have a recognised and equivalent qualification (examinations and experience will be considered) and apply following the Accredited Prior Learning procedure

Two year programme:

  • Minimum grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE
  • 128+ UCAS points or three A-Levels: minimum ABB
  • OR successfully pass the BPP University Admissions exam
  • OR possess a recognised and equivalent vocations, industry or professional qualifications
  • OR have a recognised and equivalent qualification (examinations and experience will be considered) and apply following the Accredited Prior Learning procedure

If you do not meet the entry requirements, but have other qualifications or work experience, please contact us to discuss your options.

If you do not meet the programmes' entry requirements, you may be eligible for our Pathway to Higher Education Certificate in Business Management or our the International Foundation Certificate in Business Management.

International Students

If your first language is not English you will need an IELTS level 6.0 (overall) or equivalent, plus a minimum of 6.0 in writing in addition to the above entry requirements.

If you have the minimum overall IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, you will be required to attend In-sessional Study Skills Support classes, alongside the programme during the first term of studies, at no additional cost.

Teaching beyond coursework

At BPP University, we have a dedicated Careers service in place to give students an ‘edge’. This comes in the form of professional support and guidance given in a range of ways. Which together ensure you have a rounded and professional approach to finding and securing a graduate role when you finish your studies.

The Careers Service provides one-to-one consultations, mock interviews and career events. You can even receive advice on preparing your all-important CV, filling in application forms and essential interview techniques.

Just as importantly, you are also offered ‘Career Ready Skills’ workshops throughout the year. Developed with employers, the skills taught have been identified as those critical to the success of organisations and cover everything from negotiation and presentation techniques to time management.

It’s never too early to start learning all the essential skills you’ll need to secure a position, which is why you can begin taking advantage of our careers services as soon as you have accepted a place at BPP University. And continue to access the Careers Service for 12 months after you leave.

Your student experience

BPP University Students' Association has thousands of members with students across all ten BPP University sites and studying online. Every student of BPP University automatically becomes a member of the Students' Association when they start their programme. The Association aims to put you, the student, at the heart of everything BPP University does, giving you:

  • An independent voice on student matters
  • Information, support and guidance about your academic and personal life
  • Academic, cultural, social and professional enrichment through the development of clubs, societies, events and initiatives
  • Awareness and enhancement of your employability

BPP University students are eligible for an NUS card.

Study locations

Full-time programmes start each September and January at the superb BPP Business School in the heart of the City of London. London is the centre of British culture and business life. As the world's financial capital, some of the largest multinational corporations have their HQs here. So as well as being thoroughly inspired, you'll have plenty of opportunities to network and gain unrivalled experience in your chosen career.

You can start this programme in September and January at BPP London City.

Accommodation

Whether you're looking for long-term, short-term or temporary accommodation, we'll help you find the perfect place to stay while you study. We can offer information on halls of residence, student houses, flat-shares and hotels – as well as advice on any accommodation issues.

If you'd like to know more about mixing events, finding a housemate or discussion boards, or if you just need some general advice, please contact our Accommodation Officer:

Fees

September 2016 onwards:

  • UK or EU students, three-year degree: £6,000 a year
  • UK or EU students, two-year degree: £9,000 a year
  • International students, three-year degree: £9,500 a year
  • International students, two-year degree: £14,250 a year

If you are self-funding, your first instalment will be due two weeks before the programme commences. If you are funding your fees through the Student Loans Company, please email a copy of your SLC confirmation letter to your Service Representative.

Additional charges

In addition to your programme fees, there may be additional charges associated with your studies, which include:

Resit fees for assessments £75
Resit fees to repeat a 15 credit module £400
Resit fees to repeat a 20 credit module £530
Resit fees to repeat a 30 credit module £800

Undergraduate Loans

UK students applying for our Undergraduate courses can apply for Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans to help cover the cost of tuition fees and living costs whilst studying (subject to eligibility). Tuition Fee Loans are also available for EU students.

You can apply for a tuition fee loan up to a maximum of £6,000 (full-time) or £4,500 (part-time) per academic year. For students from Northern Ireland, the maximum tuition fee loan available is £3805 per academic year.

Students who intend to study our 2 year full-time accelerated degrees should note that BPP University's fee per year is £9000, which is above the maximum loan of £6000 per year available. Students would therefore need to self-fund the difference of £3000 each year.

To find out more visit our undergraduate loans page

Please note - if at any point during your studies you change modes of study or the speed at which you complete your studies, we will be required to notify the Student Loans Company as this may have funding implication

BPP University Scholarships

We know that you are a student with passion, drive and a real desire to learn. That is why we have scholarships that you may find helpful if you simply do not have the finances to go to university. In 2015 alone, we offered over £400,000 in scholarship funding. For more information please visit: our scholarships page

Additional Funding Options

For those who need it, BPP University’s Student Services support team can provide funding advice and assistance. This includes information on other options open to you, such as bursaries and grants from professional bodies, charities, employers and other institutions who give financial support. For instance, funding may be available through scholarships, interest-free payment plans, the Student Loans Company (slc.co.uk) or Future Finance student loans*.

For more information on Future Finance loans, financial support and addition funding please visit our student finance section.

* Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the Future Finance loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website at futurefinance.com/uk. BPP University Limited acts as a credit broker and is not a lender for this arrangement.