Who is it for?
You should consider the BSc (Hons) in Business Management course if you want to gain a broad understanding of the way organisations work. Not just considering individual business functions as “silos” but seeing they are interdependent. It is perfect if you’re thinking about a career as a consultant or corporate troubleshooter.
You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the academic theory that exists around management. But that’s just the start. You will also learn to apply the theory to the actual business of running an organisation.
Prepare for a four-dimensional journey through the world of business management. You’ll approach the subject from practical, vocational, creative and entrepreneurial directions, giving you a fully rounded exposure to the disciplines inherent in contemporary business.
As a student on this course, you’ll gain from the latest Cass research in areas such as finance, marketing, innovation, and responsible management. Beyond the course materials, we’ll encourage you to pursue your own interests in business. Thinking about starting your own business? Going into a family firm? Forging a corporate career? All those paths start here.
You are more than your degree
Simon Herland-Figenshau loves to play chess and train his strategic mind. In this video, he tells us how his hobby has helped him to think long-term which he believes will help him to succeed in the business world. He is studying on a management undergraduate degree at Cass Business School.
What will I learn?
On the Business Management course, you will:
Gain an overview of the concepts, theories and techniques that contribute to an understanding of business management
Learn a range of practical skills that you will be able to apply as a manager within a range of organisations
Understand analytical and problem-solving techniques that you will be able to use in a management context
Learn about a range of management functions and understand how these are interconnected within an organisation
Appreciate the implications of future changes in the business landscape
Prepare to work in an environment that could change in fundamental and unforeseeable ways
Recognise the ethical issues surrounding business and be able to practise responsible management.
Introduction to management
This provides an introduction to management and organisational behaviour concepts. You will study how management concepts have evolved over the years and discuss how they are relevant to your own future work as managers.
This provides a grounding in Economics. You will learn about a range of concepts used by economists and will study how these are important to managers in the business.
This module provides a training in how to evaluate critically and thoughtfully the variety and volume of information that as managers you can expect to encounter. You will study a range of literature which is relevant to Business Management and you will be expected to develop sophisticated skills in how to assess and interpret this.
Quantitative methods and analytics
This covers a range of quantitative and statistical techniques. You will learn the fundamentals of business analytics, you will gain a thorough grounding in statistical techniques and how to apply them, and you will study the way that analytical techniques are changing businesses. This will extend to understanding the use of big data, the potential for data visualisation, and the application of databases.
Operations and supply chain management
This covers the operational techniques that make it possible for businesses to function. You will learn about the workings of supply chains and will also learn how to analyse effectively how the operational functions of a business can be optimised.
Finance and management accounting 1
This introduces you to concepts in both financial and management accounting. You will learn about the importance of accounts as a way to convey information about a business. You will study the principles behind accounting and how accounts can inform business decision making.
Fundamentals of marketing
This provides an introduction to marketing. Its particular emphasis is on Consumer Behaviour, on approaches to Marketing Strategy, and on the connection between these areas.
Management lab and business skills
This builds strong connections between management theory, management practice, and skills which you will need to use in your future career. You will explore how management theory can be applied to address the type of issues encountered in contemporary business and learn how to combine this with practical skills.
Technology and innovation management
This will provide you with analytical tools which are necessary for managing in an environment where rapid technological change is a factor. You will learn about the challenges associated with technological innovation and will discuss the impact of these challenges on a variety of business sectors.
Introduction to entrepreneurship
This will give you an understanding of what is understood by entrepreneurship and how to adopt an entrepreneurial approach to business. You will learn about business planning and pitching an idea, and will also study different entrepreneurial styles and their impact.
Introduction to finance
This will offer a thorough grounding in finance concepts. You will understand how to interpret financial information and commentaries, and be able to consider how to take account of finance in decisions which you may need to make. You will also have a sound basis for any further finance modules which you may take within your course.
Human resources management
This will provide an introduction to a number of different practices that make up the HRM function in an organisation. You will understand the impact of these practices and will learn about the importance of HRM within an organisation as a whole.
Business strategy analysis
This provides an introduction to business strategy and an opportunity to reflect on why it is important and how it should be put into practice. You will learn about a number of different perspectives on strategy and a number of tools which you can apply to perform strategic analysis of a business.
Final-year project or corporate responsibility project
You will carry out a major piece of independent work where you can apply what you have learned in the course to a business management issue which interests you. You should choose a subject which is relevant to the stream that you are taking. You can apply for the corporate responsibility option where you will work on your project alongside the Corporate Social Responsibility department within an organisation.
Research methods and data analysis
This will provide you with an understanding of a set of research methods which will help you in carrying out independent work within your degree, and will also be of use within your future career. You will learn how to set up research projects, how to interpret and analyse data, and how to bring this together and draw worthwhile conclusions.
Business in society
BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDD
For candidates taking a combination of A Level/BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications we accept the following:
BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma with one A-Level
BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma with two A-levels
Extended Project Qualification (EPQ): We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an ‘A’ Level offer reduced by one grade.
IB: 35 points overall with 5 minimum in each subject
In addition, we also ask for the following GCSE requirement:
A minimum of grade 5 (C) in GCSE English and grade 6 (B) ('A' Level and Access to Higher Education applicants) or grade 7 (A) (all other qualification combinations) in GCSE Mathematics.
If you are studying General Studies, Critical Thinking or a native language 'A' level, these subjects will not be included in any offer condition.
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:
IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in any unit
PTE Academic: 58 overall with a minimum of 51
GCSE: English language grade 5
Business Management students are eligible to apply for a one-year paid work placement which takes place during the third year of a four-year sandwich degree course. Students enjoy a wide range of opportunities in business areas such as finance, marketing and human resource management.