BA Honours in Business Management

General

Program Description

Course summary

Business success requires a breadth of knowledge and abilities. In bringing together theory and practice, this course will enable you to develop the vision, innovation and dynamism required in the contemporary business world.

The Business Management degree allows you to build the degree of your choice, by studying for a general business award or specialising in one of seven business areas: Accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, legal regulation or marketing.

The course also gives you the opportunity to change pathway at the end of the first year, allowing you to specialise if you wish at that point. You may also change to the general pathway at the end of the second year.

During the course, you will gain a broad range of business knowledge and skills which will enable you to pursue a career in the private or public sectors. You will also have the appropriate skills and the confidence to develop your own business.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study in this course.

Year 1

Subjects of study include:

  • Accounting and Finance Fundamentals
  • Analysing and Managing Information
  • Global Business Environment
  • Marketing Principles
  • People and Organisations

You will also have the opportunity to take an optional module that broadens your skills or helps you gain more in-depth knowledge of your specialist area. Your option module may be a foreign language.

Credit Level 4

Year 2

Subjects of study include:

  • Operations & Digital business
  • Managing people
  • Business decision making
  • London Business

You can also choose two options from Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, Legal Aspects of Employment, Project Management, Sports Marketing, Web-enabled Business, or other areas of Business. You will also have the opportunity to study a module from other faculties of the University, including a foreign language.

Credit Level 5

  • Optional work placement/study abroad year

Between Year 2 and Year 3, you can take an optional work placement or study year abroad. The work placement year is a one-year full-time business work placement. Past students have completed placements in a variety of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and prestigious organisations, including Barclays Bank, British Airways, Disney UK, IBM and the National Health Service (NHS). The study abroad year allows you to follow a programme of study at one of our partner institutions, giving you an opportunity to experience life in another country and learn Business from a different cultural viewpoint.

You can also choose to split your year abroad into a first-semester exchange and a second-semester work placement, both conducted overseas.

Year 3

Subjects of study include:

  • Global Strategic Management
  • Sustainable Business
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Current themes in Business and Management

You can also choose two options from comparative international management, consumer protection, digital analytics, interactive and digital marketing, project and programme management, social media for business or other areas of business. You have the opportunity to study one module from across the University, including a foreign language.

Credit Level 6

Entry Requirements

UK

One of the following (or equivalent qualification):

  • A Levels – BBC
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma – DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma – Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction

In addition to one of the above, you should have:

  • GCSE minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 5.5 in each element.

EU/International

  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 5.5 in each element.

Placements

If you are studying a Bachelor's degree at Westminster Business School, you can choose to take a year's break from your studies in your third year to do a placement.

A placement year is a great way of gaining practical work experience within an industry relevant to your studies. It increases your confidence and skills and boosts your employability. It gives you a chance to apply the theoretical techniques you have learnt during your undergraduate degree so far to a real business environment while you work as a member of an established organisation.

Last updated July 2019

About the School

The University of Westminster is a dynamic international education institution with a distinguished 175-year history. With three campuses in central London (Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent) and one i ... Read More

The University of Westminster is a dynamic international education institution with a distinguished 175-year history. With three campuses in central London (Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent) and one in Harrow, it is home to over 20,000 students from over 150 nations. Read less