BA (Hons) Business Management: 3-Year, Full-time – Bloomsbury Institute

BA (Hons) Business Management: 3-Year, Full-time

Duration
3 years full-time
Start Dates
You can apply now for entry in October 2022 or February 2023
Awarding Body
Glyndŵr University*
UCAS Course Code
BM03
Attendance
3 days a week (average 12 hours each week).
Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm
Entry Requirements
112 UCAS tariff points. GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4. Alternatively, you can take our assessment and interview.
Access to HE Courses & international equivalent qualifications are also accepted
Fees
Home: Year 1 fee, £9,250
International: Year 1 fee, £12,000
Student Satisfaction
Our Business Degree is ranked #3rd in London for student satisfaction (NSS 2022)

Course Overview

This contemporary and market driven course will provide you with an innovative study of the theory and practice of various areas of Business Management. With a strong applied / vocational focus you will be equipped with the key transferable skills that are required by employers after you graduate.

The course covers academic as well as practical and contemporary aspects of Business Management which will prepare you for work in, and the setting up of, modern business organisations, as well as for study at postgraduate level.

We’ve designed our BA (Hons) Business Management so that it is relevant to you – it will allow you to draw on your own learning, work or entrepreneurship experience.

The degree programme is also beneficial to students who work while studying. You will be able to implement the skills and knowledge you gain in the classroom in your own workplaces and businesses in ‘real time’.

Whenever possible, you’ll work with authentic (and where possible ‘live’) case studies of contemporary organisations to help meet your own objectives..

Our BA (Hons) Business Management has been redesigned to include CMI accreditation and to provide you with the opportunity to graduate with a specialised qualification:

  • BA (Hons) Business Management (Marketing)
  • BA (Hons) Business Management (Entrepreneurship)
  • BA (Hons) Business Management (Human Resource Management)

You will be eligible to graduate with a specialised qualification if you take specific modules in your final year. You only need to make a decision about whether or not you want a specialised qualification before you start your final year. If you don’t want to specialise, you will graduate with a BA (Hons) Business Management.

When you enrol on the BA (Hons) Business Management from October 2022, you will be provided with a laptop that has access to all the software you will use during the course. You will also be able to access our Virtual Learning Environment, online library and eBooks.

We aim to provide you with a 21st Century technology-advanced educational experience where there are no hidden costs. Your tuition fees are fully inclusive – finance will not be a barrier to your ultimate success.

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A minimum UCAS Tariff Score of 112. This could, for example, be BBC at A Level or DDM at BTEC. We also accept Access to HE Courses and a broad range of international qualifications.

GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4, or an equivalent qualification. Alternatively, you can take our English Language assessment and interview that we provide free of charge.

International applicants for whom English is a second language require IELTS at 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each skill sub-set). Alternatively, you can take our English Password Skills Solo Test that we provide free-of-charge to all international applicants.

For more information on how to make an application, please visit our Apply page.

If you are an international student and would like information on making an application, please see our International page.

Integrated Foundation Year Entry Requirements

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this degree, you may be eligible to join the Foundation Year. For more information visit our Foundation Year page.

For more information on our Admissions Policies – click here.

Home Students

October 2022 entry & onwards:

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Total
£9,250 £9,250 £9,250 £27,750

(Home student fees apply to students who do not require a Student Visa to study in the UK (e.g. UK and Irish citizens; EU citizens with settled or pre-settled status).

International Students

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Total
£12,000 £12,000 £12,000 £36,000

Travel Bursary for Home Students

You are eligible for a travel bursary if your tuition fees and/or maintenance is covered by a loan or grant from the Student Loans Company. The Travel Bursary covers the full cost of a student Zone 1-6 bus and tube Monthly Travel Card during term time (currently £181.70 per month). The bursary is paid monthly, from the second month, directly into your bank account.

For more information on Fees and Financial Support click here or contact our Student Recruitment team on sr@bil.ac.uk.

Level 4

You will complete the following four 30-credit modules during Year 1 (taking two modules in Term 1 and two modules in Term 2):

Contemporary Business Environment

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the internal organisational structures, functions and processes of contemporary organisations.
  • Explain internal and external factors affecting the business environment.
  • Apply a range of tools to analyse the internal and external environments of contemporary organisations.

Marketing Principles and Practice

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the concepts of marketing and the principles that underpin marketing techniques.
  • Apply marketing concepts and principles in different contextual settings.
  • Analyse internal and external marketing environments.
  • Apply and adapt a range of marketing concepts and tools to satisfy customer needs and business goals in various scenarios.

People and Talent

 At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the role Human Resource and People Development play in contemporary organisations.
  • Explain and analyse stages, and associated concepts, of the Employee Life Cycle model.
  • Analyse different approaches to how people are valued in the workplace.
  • Apply appropriate techniques to resolve issues or promote good practice in various scenarios and reflect on their effectiveness.

Financial Knowledge and Skills for Modern Businesses

 At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe financial markets and institutions and essential financial products, and explain common financial terms used in modern businesses.
  • Interpret basic financial statements, make recommendations for financial planning, and prepare a financial budget.
  • Complete basic financial tasks using technological solutions where appropriate.
  • Discuss the trends in financial services and analyse their impact on modern businesses

Level 5

You will complete the following four 30-credit modules during Year 2 (taking two modules in Term 1 and two modules in Term 2):

Organisational Leadership and Culture

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify and evaluate organisational leadership, culture and related organisational behaviour concepts which inform practice in contemporary organisations.
  • Explain how organisational leadership and culture influence each other and discuss their impact within the organisation.
  • Analyse and evaluate own capabilities to manage self and lead others in a professional context and create a personal development plan.

Business Intelligence

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain the concepts and components of Business Intelligence (BI) and discuss the role BI can play in supporting businesses and their decision-making.
  • Evaluate the suitability of BI technological tools for organisational needs.
  • Interpret data and information to support decision-making.
  • Apply the fundamental concepts and techniques in data visualisation for decision-making.

Operations and Project Management

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain and evaluate key principles, models and approaches used by organisations in the management of their operations and projects.
  • Analyse operations management situations and make recommendations.
  • Apply the fundamental project management principles when designing a comprehensive project plan using suitable software.

Business Ethics, Sustainability and Social Impact

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain and evaluate the different theories and models related to business ethics and sustainability.
  • Identify and discuss the significant ethical and sustainability-focused issues confronting contemporary organisations.
  • Recommend solutions to contemporary ethical issues within the framework of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Agenda.

Level 6

You will complete the following 30-credit module in Term 1 of Year 3:

Applied Business Strategy

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Examine and critically evaluate business strategy and strategic management theories and concepts.
  • Apply a range of tools to conduct a strategic audit of an organisation and its environment.
  • Provide recommendations with appropriate justification for a sustainable strategy for the organisation and produce an implementation plan.

Depending on the specialisation you choose, you will also complete one of the following 30-credit option modules* in Term 1 of Year 3:

Digital Marketing (Marketing specialisation)

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the impact of digital technologies and digital marketing tools on marketing activities.
  • Examine and critically evaluate the importance of digital analytics in business performance.
  • Apply a range of tools to develop responsible, sustainable and ethical digital marketing campaigns.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of digital marketing campaigns.

Human Resource and the Business (Human Resource Management specialisation)

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Critically analyse how Human Resource practice connects to the business and the wider commercial environment to support the delivery of business goals and objectives.
  • Discuss and critically evaluate the role Human Resources can play in leading change within a business.
  • Discuss various aspects of workforce planning and development practices.
  • Critically evaluate the appropriateness of HR policies and strategies within a changing environment, meeting the interests of a range of stakeholders.

Innovation and Business Planning for Entrepreneurs (Entrepreneurship specialisation)

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Apply relevant models and frameworks to critically evaluate the feasibility of a business idea for a start-up venture.
  • Develop a business plan for a start-up venture.
  • Select and apply appropriate techniques to deliver an effective business pitch.

Depending on the specialisation you choose, you will complete one of the following 30-credit option modules* in Term 2 of Year 3:

Advanced Marketing with Consumer Behaviour (Marketing specialisation)

 At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Discuss and evaluate contemporary marketing and consumer research.
  • Critically evaluate and apply related consumer behaviour concepts.
  • Discuss and critique the complex nature of strategic marketing decisions.
  • Develop sustainable marketing recommendations for a successful marketing strategy.

Applied Human Resource Management (Human Resource Management specialisation)

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate issues related to the management of businesses and the role of HR in delivering success.
  • Discuss the impact of societal and environmental developments that affect work and people.
  • Select, apply and evaluate techniques to solve problems, conduct workplace investigations or promote good practice in a range of authentic situations encountered by HR practitioners in the first few years of their careers.

Business Development for Entrepreneurs (Entrepreneurship specialisation)

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Discuss and critically evaluate the various organisational approaches to achieving growth.
  • Identify and evaluate opportunities to develop an organisation sustainably.
  • Analyse resource requirements and assess risks associated with developing a business.
  • Create a business growth plan.

You will also complete one of the following 30-credit option modules* in Term 2 of Year 3:

Business Project

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge and skills gained during the degree to the critical analysis of a complex business management investigative topic of their choice.
  • Evaluate a range of research methods and justify a research strategy/methodology.
  • Apply appropriate research methodology.
  • Critically evaluate, synthesise and apply relevant theoretical frameworks.
  • Draw conclusions and/or propose feasible solutions.

Independent Learning Module

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Negotiate, plan, research and conduct a programme of study and assignment in an appropriate area.
  • Identify, define, and critically evaluate issues from a variety of viewpoints and synthesise arguments to support relevant conclusions, solutions or recommendations.
  • Critically evaluate and apply knowledge and understanding and communicate findings.

Internship

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify relevant real-life business issues and expand knowledge and understanding through a practical application of business theory.
  • Transfer academic knowledge and understanding to real-life business issues.
  • Critically evaluate and apply knowledge and understanding to produce a project report.
  • Reflect upon work-based business practice and how academic knowledge and understanding underpins practice.

Specialised routes

If you wish to graduate with the BA (Hons) Business Management (Marketing), you must complete the following two Level 6 modules:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Advanced Marketing with Consumer Behaviour

If you wish to graduate with the BA (Hons) Business Management (Entrepreneurship), you must complete the following two Level 6 modules:

  • Innovation and Business Planning for Entrepreneurs
  • Business Development for Entrepreneurs

If you wish to graduate with the BA (Hons) Business Management (Human Resource Management), you must complete the following two Level 6 modules:

  • Human Resource and the Business
  • Applied Human Resource Management

*All optional modules are delivered subject to sufficient student demand

You will be taught at our Central London (Zone 1) Campus. You will have full access to the library at Birkbeck College (University of London), including the right to borrow books.

You will attend two Terms each year.  Each Term you will complete two 30-credit modules (a total of 6 hours of classes per week per module).

You will attend classes 3 days a week, averaging 12 hours a week. Your classes will be scheduled Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

You will experience a variety of teaching methods. Most modules are delivered through lectures, seminars and workshops.

Lectures provide a broad outline structure for each topic to be covered. Lectures offer a good way of covering a lot of information and, more importantly, of conveying ideas to many people at once.

Seminars enable you to complete directed self-study and to answer questions and solve problems which are set by the lecturer. You will discuss your answers and solutions within the seminar group. Seminars will enable you to explore further the topics introduced in the lectures.

Workshops follow on from lectures and seminars. They are designed to enable you to work within a small group to perform set tasks (e.g. working on an exercise or case study).

Assessment

We use a range of new and traditional assessment methods to allow you to explore and express your abilities. They are not just a way of assessing whether something has been learned, but an opportunity to develop skills that will equip you in your future life and career.

We aim to provide all the support you need to make sure you have the confidence and understanding to engage with your assessments. Our tutors are experienced in providing support to students who may feel unconfident in an academic environment. You can also access free support through our Learning Enhancement team.

The type of assessment for each module is as follows:

Module Assessment Weighting
Level 4 Contemporary Business Environment Assessment 1: Portfolio
Assessment 2: Poster Presentation
40%
60%
Level 4 Marketing Principles and Practice Assessment 1: Portfolio
Assessment 2: Group Project
50%
50%
Level 4 People and Talent Assessment 1: In-class Test
Assessment 2: Simulation
50%
50%
Level 4 Financial Knowledge and Skills for Modern Businesses Assessment 1: Portfolio
Assessment 2: Report
70%
30%
Level 5 Organisational Leadership and Culture Assessment 1: Case Study
Assessment 2: Reflective Practice
70%
30%
Level 5 Business Intelligence Assessment 1: Report
Assessment 2: Presentation
50%
50%
Level 5 Operations and Project Management Assessment 1: In-class Test
Assessment 2: Project
50%
50%
Level 5 Business Ethics, Sustainability and Social Impact Assessment 1: Portfolio
Assessment 2: Project
70%
30%
Level 6 Applied Business Strategy Assessment 1: Literature Review
Assessment 2: Report
40%
60%
Level 6 Digital Marketing Assessment 1: Written Assignment
Assessment 2: Simulation
40%
60%
Level 6 Human Resource and the Business Assessment 1: Portfolio
Assessment 2: Presentation
70%
50%
Level 6 Innovation and Business Planning for Entrepreneurs Assessment 1: Report
Assessment 2: Portfolio
50%
50%
Level 6 Advanced Marketing with Consumer Behaviour Assessment 1: Portfolio
Assessment 2: Group Project
50%
50%
Level 6 Applied Human Resource Management Assessment 1: Coursework
Assessment 2: Portfolio
50%
50%
Level 6 Business Development for Entrepreneurs Assessment 1: Portfolio
Assessment 2: Report
50%
50%
Level 6 Business Project Assessment 1: Research Proposal
Assessment 2: Project
10%
90%
Level 6 Internship Assessment 1: Written Assignment
Assessment 2: Reflective Practice
70%
30%
Level 6 Independent Learning Module Assessment 1: Written Assignment
Assessment 2: Written Assignment
20%
80%

 

Start date: October 2022

You will be invited to attend the welcome week 3 to 7 October 2022.

Year 1 Pre-reading Start Pre-reading Finish Teaching Start  Teaching End  Easter 
Term 1 10 October 2022 23 December 2022
Term 2 23 January 2023 3 February 2023 6 February 2023 28 April 2023 Easter 7 – 10 April 2023

 

Year 2 Pre-reading Start Pre-reading Finish Teaching Start  Teaching End  Easter 
Term 1 25 September 2023 6 October 2024 9 October 2023 22 December 2023
Term 2 22 January 2024 2 February 2024 5 February 2024 26 April 2024 Easter 29 Mar – 1 April 2024

 

Year 3 Pre-reading Start Pre-reading Finish Teaching Start  Teaching End  Easter 
Term 1 23 September 2024 4 October 2024 7 October 2024 20 December 2024
Term 2 20 January 2025 31 January 2025 3 February 2025 25 April 2025 Easter 18 – 21 April 2025

Start date: February 2023

You will be invited to attend the welcome week 30 January to 3 February 2023.

Year 1 Pre-reading Start Pre-reading Finish Teaching Start  Teaching End  Easter 
Term 1 6 February 2023 28 April 2023 Easter 7 – 10 April 2023
Term 2 29 May 2023 9 June 2023 12 June 2023 25 August 2023

 

Year 2 Pre-reading Start Pre-reading Finish Teaching Start  Teaching End  Easter 
Term 1 22 January 2024 2 February 2024 5 February 2024 26 April 2024 Easter 29 March – 1 April 2024
Term 2 27 May 2024 7 June 2024 10 June 2024 23 August 2024

 

Year 3 Pre-reading Start Pre-reading Finish Teaching Start  Teaching End  Easter 
Term 1 20 January 2025 31 January 2025 2 February 2025 24 April 2025 Easter 18 – 21 April 2025
Term 2 26 May 2025 6 June 2025 9 June 2025 22 August 2025

Start date: June 2023

You will be invited to attend the welcome week 5 to 9 June 2023.

Year 1 Pre-reading Start Pre-reading Finish Teaching Start  Teaching End  Easter 
Term 1 12 June 2023 25 August 2023
Term 2 25 September 2023 6 October 2023 9 October 2023 22 December 2023

 

Year 2 Pre-reading Start Pre-reading Finish 3t  Teaching End  Easter 
Term 1 22 January 2024 2 February 2024 10 June 2024 23 August 2024
Term 2 23 September 2024 4 October 2024 7 October 2024 20 December 2024

 

Year 3 Pre-reading Start Pre-reading Finish Teaching Start  Teaching End  Easter 
Term 1 20 January 2025 31 January 2025 9 June 2025 22 August 2025
Term 2 22 September 2025 3 October 2025 5 October 2025 19 December 2025

 

When you graduate, you will have the knowledge and experience to work in a range of industries and roles. Our alumni have become human resource managers, operations managers, brand managers and business development managers. Many also choose to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities, setting up their own businesses such as GoLocate – an asset tracking technology.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

We are currently accredited by CMI.

Upon completion of their courses, our undergraduate students will be awarded the following (depending on the course):

  • CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership
  • CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership
  • CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership

Full details will be available on Canvas once you enrol.

Upon graduation you have the option of gaining Chartered Manager status. Chartered Manager is all about professional recognition and it is the highest status that can be achieved in the management and leadership profession.

You can achieve Chartered Manager Status as follows:

  • Fast Track: If you have the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership and at least 3 years’ experience in a management role. The experience can be completed before you started your degree, during your degree or after you graduate (or a combination of the three). This route builds on the completion of your CMI Diploma qualification and provides a fast track assessment process taking into account your prior learning with CMI.
  • Full Assessment: Once you have graduated and have at least 3 years’ experience in a management role. The experience can be completed before you started your degree, during your degree or after you graduate (or a combination of the three). You will need to capture details of your recent achievements/positive results. You will then work with a CMI assessor to complete the assessment review. You can choose between Written Submission assessment or Professional Discussion assessment.

Postgraduate study opportunities

Our graduates have progressed on to postgraduate study at a range of different universities, specialising in many different business-related subjects.

We have a progression agreement with Birkbeck College (University of London). If you graduate with a minimum 2:2, you will be eligible for admission to some of Birkbeck’s Master’s degrees without having to be interviewed.

You will also be eligible for admission to our MBA. As one of our graduates, you will receive a 25% tuition fee discount.

As a small higher education Institute, you’re never just a number. We pride ourselves on supporting each and every student, ensuring that your journey with us is rewarding and life-affirming.

Our Centre for Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Success (SEWS) employs a team of full-time staff, so there’s always someone available to listen to you and offer tailored guidance and advice:

Disability & Wellbeing

We recognise emotional and mental wellbeing as a priority. It’s so important for us all to find effective ways of coping.

Our wellbeing programme offers you the opportunity to take time out and reflect on how your life could be enhanced by finding that sense of calm and finding grounded which lies at the heart of a balanced, fulfilling life.

Managing stress, budgeting and building resilience workshops are all run through our wellbeing programme. For this reason, you should consider our wellbeing programme as a fundamental part of making the most of your time here at Bloomsbury Institute.

Disabilities, long-term medical conditions, or specific learning difficulties are never barriers to success here at Bloomsbury Institute.

We‘re committed to providing a level playing field and empowering everyone to study as independently as possible during their time with us.

Specially trained staff are on hand to advise and support you. And we’ll work with you and liaise with academic departments to agree any adjustments that might be needed (including exam arrangements) to make sure your needs are met.

Learning Enhancement

Learning Enhancement is here to provide every student with English language support, as well as developing your academic skill set.

Whether you’re struggling with your studies or simply want to go from good to great, our workshops and sessions on academic language and academic skills tap into the power of small group learning to really help you develop the tools you need to succeed as a student. You can also book a one-to-one appointment with a LE Leader to talk through any issues or questions.

Peer Assisted Learning

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) is an internationally recognised scheme. We train students to lead study sessions outside of the classroom, to help students in the year below themselves with study material.

If you need extra study support, you can attend a PAL session and get one-to-one and small group session support from students who have experience of passing the modules and assessments you may be struggling with.

Let’s Grow

Our Let’s Grow programme provides you with personal, academic and career development opportunities.

Embedded within your course and taking place through extra-curricular activities, the programme prepares you for life after graduation, including:

  • Enabling you to communicate your skills and experiences effectively to a range of audiences from employers to investors.
  • Actively encouraging you to take on opportunities, provided by the Institute, to develop and apply a wide range of employability skills.
  • Provide you with a global outlook, international opportunities and up-to-date analysis of the UK and international job market.
  • Promoting, encouraging and rewarding work-related learning.
  • Rewarding you by taking ownership of your career development.

Our Centre for Community Engagement and Learning connects the Institute (and staff and students) with local communities and global partners through experiential learning, research and civic engagement.

Some of the Centre’s activities link into the Let’s Grow programme, and provides students with the opportunity to participate in our Law Clinic and Radio.

Bloomsbury Institute Student Guild (BISG) aims to inspire and empower all Bloomsbury Institute students, providing you with a valued experience that extends beyond the classroom. They are the official representative of students here at the Institute, providing a range of services and opportunities during and after your studies.

From ensuring the student voice is heard, to running societies and clubs, students are at the heart of all they do.

For more information, head to their website: www.bil-guild.org

Glyndŵr University is the awarding body for this course.