Our accelerated degree condenses three years of study into two years. This course is ideal if you want a quick pathway to a career in business management, and to potentially save money along the way.
You will learn the concepts and practice of business management around the world, but you’ll also learn how to meet your own objectives such as starting a business. We’ll help you achieve this by teaching real-life business situations and case study analysis, as well as hosting discussions with guest speakers. Other modules include digital marketing, corporate risk management and sustainability in business.
Throughout your studies you’ll be taught via three methods: lectures, workshops and seminars. The exact format will depend on the modules studied, but you can expect a variety of all three.
Assessments come in a mix of formats, also depending on your chosen options. These include essays, portfolios, exams, reports, group presentation and case studies.
Assessments play a big part in your degree – they are key indicators in measuring your own success, as well as showing your progress to your tutors. If your grades are not as expected, we’ll offer the correct support to ensure improvement.
We constantly monitor assessment results and feedback to make sure our teaching is effective. We adapt our teaching and learning methods to suit our students, offering you a high quality and stimulating educational experience.
112 UCAS tariff points.
EU and International equivalent qualifications may also be accepted.
GCSE English Language Grade C/4 (or equivalent).
For international applicants, if your first language is not English, you will require Academic IELTS at 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each category).
Applicants over 21 with a Level 3 qualification and relevant work experience may be considered for non-standard entry.
You will also need to attend and pass an interview.
UK/EU*: £11,000 per year (Total: £22,000)
EEA and Swiss nationals**: £18,000 per year (Total: £36,000)
International: £18,000 per year (Total: £36,000)
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change and government approval. The amount of funding available for UK/EU students on this course in 2019/20 is subject to us being registered with the Office for Students (OfS). We have applied for registration with the OfS and expect to have a decision in due course.
**Scholarships are available
|Level/Year||Semester 1||Semester 2||Semester 3|
|Year 1||Business Environment (Level 4: 30 credits)||Marketing Principles and Practice (Level 4: 30 credits)||Organisations: Leadership and Management (Level 4: 30 credits)||Managing Information and Technology (Level 4: 30 credits)||Managerial Finance (Level 5: 30 credits)|
|Managing Operations and Projects (Level 5: 30 credits)|
|Year 2||Digital Marketing (Level 5: 30 credits)||Option (Level 6: 30 credits)||Option (Level 5: 30 credits)||Option (Level 6: 30 credits)||Business Research Project (Level 6: 30 credits)|
|Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation (Level 6: 30 credits)|
Students will choose two 30-credit modules from:
Business Internship [30-credit]
You will have the opportunity to take a 30-credit Level 6 Business Internship Placement module, provided you are on track for a 2:1 at Level 4 you and pass an interview. More information and guidance for this will be given at the beginning of Semester 2 of your first year.
Students will gain valuable industry experience through completing 200 hours of work experience. You can choose to do this full-time during the summer break between your first and second year, or part time throughout your final year.
Students will also complete research project in Year 2.
Corporate Risk Management is an optional module available at Level 6 that introduces students to the main types of risk that face organisations in today’s international business environment. It explores the various risk measurement and management tools available to organisations to incorporate risk planning, risk modelling and risk appraisals into their strategies and operations. Both qualitative and quantitative methodologies will be examined and students will also be required to adopt a critical approach when applying the frameworks.
Small Business Management is an optional module available at Level 6 that is aimed at introducing students to the world of enterprise and small business planning. Generally defined as an owner or manager of a business enterprise who attempts to make profits by starting and growing a business, an entrepreneur is confronted with numerous other challenges. This module seeks to critically analyse both the eclectic mix of individuals planning to develop and launch their own businesses as well as those with established small business ventures who would like to expand.
All students will have the chance to become a member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). You can get access to hundreds of CMI learning materials to support your studies and career aspirations.
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 funded by our incubator programme.
If you love university and learning, why not consider further postgraduate study?