Bachelor (Hons) in Business and Management (with Professional Practice)


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Program Description


This Business and Management degree is designed for students who want to work in the fast-paced global world of private and public organizations, coordinating teams and using resources efficiently, or establishing and running their own business.

Lincoln International Business School aims to produce enterprising, employable graduates with the skills and problem-solving abilities to take an international perspective and to make a difference in business. Students are encouraged to think and act as a manager, develop their critical-thinking skills and build a broad knowledge of core business subject areas.

Is This Course Right For Me?

The Business and Management course at Lincoln aims to combine intellectual rigour with personal development, as well as seeking to offer a grounding in the core principles of business such as marketing, finance, human resource management, operations and decision making.

Development is a real focus of this course, which means we devote a lot of time, effort and attention into building range and scope into our students' personal portfolios.

How You Study

In the first year of the degree, students can study contemporary business analysis, organizational behaviour, communications and finance and marketing. During the second year, students have the opportunity to investigate some of the more complex aspects of management including decision-making, human resource management, finance, innovation, and operations. The final year allows students to specialize in areas such as corporate social responsibility, crisis management, entrepreneurship or finance.

Professional Practice

The additional year offers the opportunity for students to complete a period of work experience after their second year of study, in order to apply their knowledge in a real business setting. Those who choose to undertake a professional practice year are not required to pay tuition fees for that year but will be required to pay their travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

Those students who are unable to undertake or choose not to participate in the Professional Practice year scheme may have the option to undertake a work-related project such as a piece of consultancy or an enterprise project.

Students are encouraged to develop independence in their thinking and managing their own time within a framework of direction and support offered by teaching staff. The course aims to sensitize students to issues of codes of professional conduct and ethical behaviour.

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Contact hours may vary for each year of a degree. When engaging in a full-time degree student should, at the very least, expect to undertake a minimum of 37 hours of study each week during term time (including independent study) in addition to potentially undertaking assignments outside of term time. The composition and delivery of the course break down differently for each module and may include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, practicals, work placements, research and one-to-one learning.

The university-level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two-three hours in an independent study.

On each of our course pages, you can find information on typical contact hours, modes of delivery and a breakdown of assessment methods. Where available, you will also be able to access a link to, where the latest data on student satisfaction and employability outcomes can be found.

Level 1:

At level one, students will typically have around 14 hours of contact time per week. A typical week may consist of:

  • 2 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 1 hour of tutorial time
  • 5 hours in seminars
  • 6 hours in lectures

Level 2:

At level two students will typically have around 13 hours of contact time per week. A typical week may consist of:

  • 2 hours of tutorial time
  • 4 hours in seminars
  • 7 hours in lectures

Level 3:

At level three students will typically have around 10 hours of contact time per week. A typical week may consist of:

  • 2 hours of tutorial time
  • 4 hours in seminars
  • 4 hours in lectures

Overall Workload and Independent Study

The university-level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. Students’ overall workload will consist of their scheduled contact hours combined with independent study. The expected level of independent study is detailed below.

Level 1:

  • Total scheduled teaching and learning hours: 309.5
  • Percentage scheduled teaching and learning hours: 26%
  • Percentage of independent study expected: 74%

Level 2:

  • Total scheduled teaching and learning hours: 296
  • Percentage scheduled teaching and learning hours: 25%
  • Percentage of independent study expected: 75%

Level 3:

  • Total scheduled teaching and learning hours: 196
  • Percentage scheduled teaching and learning hours: 16%
  • Percentage of independent study expected: 84%

How You Are Assessed

A wide range of assessment strategies is used during this programme. Students are expected to move in a continuous process from a dependent learning state to one of independence. At the end of the degree course, it is expected that students will be much more autonomous and reflexive individuals equipped with a set of skills which will enable them to operate successfully in society and the world of work.

Assessment Breakdown

Level 1:

  • Coursework: 59.25%
  • Practical exams: 13.75%
  • Written exams: 27%

Level 2:

  • Coursework: 65.3%
  • Practical exams: 6.5%
  • Written exams: 28.2%

Level 3:

  • Coursework: 69%
  • Practical exams: 15%
  • Written exams: 16%

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above).

Methods of Assessment

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples.

For a breakdown of assessment methods used on this course and student satisfaction, please visit the Unistats website, using the link at the bottom of this page.

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

Entry Requirements 2018-19

  • GCE Advanced Levels: BCC
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: A minimum of 45 level-3 to include 30 credits at merit or above.
  • In addition, applicants must have a minimum of three GCSEs (or the equivalent) at grade C or above, including English and Maths.

We encourage applications from mature students and we will give special individual consideration to those that are in this category and do not have the standard entry requirements.

Degree preparation courses for international students:

The University of Lincoln offers international students (non-EU/UK) who do not meet the direct entry requirements for an undergraduate degree course the option of completing a degree preparation programme at the university’s International Study Centre. To find out more please visit



Level 1

Analysis of Business Data (Core)

This module aims to introduce some quantitative techniques fundamental to the analysis of business data. It seeks to promote a critical awareness and understanding of some of the processes, techniques, and technology by which numerical information can be collected and communicated. Students have the opportunity to practice the systematic use of appropriate industry-standard computer technology for the acquisition, analysis and presentation of data (for example, Excel or SPSS).

Business and Society (Core)

This module aims to introduce students to a broad understanding of the relationships between business and society through a focus on responsibility. Throughout the module students will be expected to engage in case study work, debate and independent research. The course will be assessed through exercises that aim to challenge students to examine business and society from a variety of perspectives.

Introduction to Business Finance (Core)

This module is designed to provide an introduction to basic business finance for non-specialist students. The module explores the essential elements of business finance, which are required for a career in business, in any discipline.

Organisational Behaviour (Core)

This module is intended for students who are interested in understanding the way people work, as individuals and as group members in firms. The module explores essential topics in a clear, concise and informative manner, aiming to introduce students to the interpersonal perceptual processes in a work environment; the key behavioural factors determining effective and ineffective groups; the usefulness of theories on leadership/management styles; and the difficulties in implementing change in organizations.

Principles of Marketing (Core)

This module is designed to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing. Students will have the chance to examine the key concepts and issues of marketing.

Principles of Microeconomics (Core)

This module explores a range of economic concepts and basic analytical techniques. The focus of the module is the Financial Times (FT). The FT covers issues relating to operations management, accounting, HRM, economics, finance etc., all of which are relevant to a business degree. Students are encouraged to keep abreast of current events in the commercial environment, which can help when competing for placements and employment opportunities in the commercial world.

Work and Organisations (Core)

This module engages with some of the key thinkers and debates in the sociology of work and organizations to try to make sense of the various ways work is experienced, managed and organized. The focus is on different forms of organizing and the underlying assumptions that legitimize their nature. Attention is given to the relationships between assumptions, theory and management action.

Level 2

Budgeting for Business (Core)

The module is designed to equip students with the understanding and skills to help them deal with the financial issues they will face in whatever business discipline they eventually practice. Issues include the use of budgeting as a motivational tool and the potential benefits of participation in the planning process.

Using variance analysis, we will consider how deviations from the plan may be identified and explained, and how this may, in turn, be used to enhance future planning and performance.

Careers and Employability (Core)

This module is designed to enable students to identify potential career paths, understand power, emotional intelligence and responsibility in a professional context. Moreover, the module aims to enhance the students' understanding of the graduate job market and the skills they need for meeting employer requirements and securing a job. Students are expected to map their skills and competencies as part of their assessment, based on the analysis of job descriptions and practice interview and presentation skills. In addition to lectures and seminars, students will have the chance to learn from industry guest speakers who will share their personal career journeys and will aim to provide advice on specific graduate job opportunities.

Corporate Reputation and Public Relations (Option)†

This module aims to provide a critical understanding of corporate reputation and public relations (PR) with an emphasis on measuring and managing reputation in today’s increasingly connected world. We aim to provide students with the most up-to-date theories of corporate reputation following a hands-on approach where students are expected to apply their understanding of corporate reputation and PR to real-world case studies.

Cross-Cultural Management (Option)†

This module is designed for students who are thinking of a career in the international arena. It will be of use to anyone interested in working in multinationals or those interested in understanding how business is conducted across different cultures

Finance for Business (Option)†

The module is designed to equip students with understanding and skills to help them deal with the financial issues they will face in whatever business discipline they eventually practice. At its conclusion, students should have a solid understanding of the key elements of financial accounting and financial management that inform and affect the manager.

Human Resource Management (Core)

This module endeavours to appreciate the importance of the Human Resource (HR) function in an organizational context. The module explores and examines strategic and operational aspects of the HR function in light of the broader business, social and ethical context.

The practices associated with the management of human resources e.g. recruitment and selection, appraisal, training, reward systems etc are examined within what constitutes ‘good practice’, and more significantly with the relevant issues attached.

Innovation Management (Option)†

The module provides an introduction to the underlying theories and concepts relating to the innovation process in the firm. It clarifies the nature and definition of innovation in the form of varied types of new Activity including product and process innovation, service innovation and organizational and business model innovation.

As a result of the module, students are expected to have a better understanding of the innovation process and how it might be supported by a variety of organizations.

Knowledge Management (Option)†

This module aims to introduce students to key concepts of organizational knowledge, knowledge management and learning and the links with the innovating processes in organizations. Initially, the module seeks to explore different approaches to organizational knowledge management by differentiating between declarative, procedural and tacit knowledge in organizations. The module then moves on to provide students with an opportunity to consider knowledge in terms of intellectual capital and intellectual capital as an organizational asset.

Operations Management (Core)

This module is designed to introduce students to a wide range of Operations Management topics that contribute to an understanding of organizations as systems seeking to remain viable and competitive within their environment.

Principles of Project Management (Option)†

This module aims to provide a solid foundation in the theory and best practice of project management, with the aim of developing the practical skills of how to plan, implement and control projects. The module provides students with the chance to develop an understanding of the system perspective on management and a practically oriented introduction to the nature and purpose of project management and its key functions (scope, time, cost, quality, risk).

Professional Practice (Option)†

This module is aimed at those students who have decided to take a year out of formal studies to gain accredited work experience and are registered on a degree programme with an accredited professional practise element. The Professional Practice Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organization.

It should be a three-way co-operative activity between the employer, student and University from which all parties benefit. Students can choose to pursue a variety of options including a placement year, a consultancy project or a work-based dissertation. Potential costs relating to this module are outlined in the Features tab.

Research and Consultancy Methods (Option)†

This module explores various qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis. Students will have the chance to learn how to conduct, transcribe and analyze semi-structured and open-ended interviews and other forms of text. The principles and procedures of survey design and statistical modelling will also be discussed; students are expected to use appropriate computer-based statistical software, such as Stata, Eviews, and SPSS, to analyze data.

Strategic Management (Core)

The overall objective of the module is for students to understand and rigorously apply the principal concepts, analytical frameworks, and techniques of strategic management.

Strategic Marketing Planning (Option)†

This module considers how changing macro and micro environmental influences impact and are incorporated into the marketing planning process. The module blends a theoretical and applied approach, requiring students to use relevant models and frameworks both in the analysis of case material and when developing a sustainable product concept.

The Sociology of Innovation (Core)

The Sociology of Innovation focuses on developing new insights and understanding of business practice based on inquiries surrounding a student-led project. Designed to enhance employability skills desired by contemporary organizations, the module introduces a variety of innovative techniques for collecting, analyzing and interpreting data.

Level 3

Consultancy Project (Business) (Option)†

The Consultancy Project module provides the opportunity for students to work as Marketing/PR/Advertising consultants on a ‘live’ company project. The overriding goal is for students to experience real company problems first hand and to work in small groups to attempt to find information and ideas that offer meaningful solutions to the client company.

Students will have the chance to apply knowledge gained from the degree programme in a real-world environment.

Crisis Management (Option)†

This module addresses the implications of interruption to business and the issues and problems that may arise in connection with measures designed to counteract the effect of such interruption. Students are introduced to the underlying rationale for crisis management and business continuity initiatives both from a theoretical and professional perspective. The module examines the positioning of crisis management within an organization’s overall strategic plan by reference to examples of good practice from organizations at home and abroad.

Students can examine the role and function of effective crisis communication during times of crisis. Approaches to crisis management are evaluated and applied to a range of organizational case studies. The module also explores the relationship between crisis management and risk management which is seen as an inherent part of all businesses and which is further compounded by the uncertainties with the nature of product and consumer.

Financial Management For Business 1 (Option)†

This module is designed to enhance students learning from their level two studies and to take their appreciation of theoretical finance into the real world of business application. The module will aim to teach the financial skills and knowledge that will be invaluable to students whichever career they subsequently pursue.

Financial Management For Business 2 (Option)†

This module is designed to enhance students' learning from Financial Management for Business 1 and to expand their thinking, application, and challenge of a number of areas of corporate finance, aiming to give students a range of practical tools and understanding for their eventual roles within a plethora of different types of organization.

Leadership and High-Performance Teams (Core)

This module aims to offer students two significant moments of practical reflection. Firstly, the module provides students with the opportunity to reflect on some of the powerful images of leadership that influence their own views on leading and following. Secondly, the module asks for students to consider their own skills, qualities, and capabilities in order to consider their near future and the question 'what sort of leader am I and what sort of leader might I become?'

Marketing Communications (Option)†

The module places the development of marketing communications in the context of business and marketing strategies. Theories of information processing and buyer behaviour, both at the individual and organizational level, are explored and applied in the development of communication plans. Particular emphasis is placed on the discussion of the elements of the communications mix, the media selection and the evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of communications.

Philosophy of Management (Core)

In this module, the complexity of the relationship between knowledge, theories, and action are explored. The module seeks to increase the students’ ability to conduct a self-directed, reflexive inquiry - conscious of its own assumptions and contexts in which it develops – in order to improve awareness of positionality of managerial actions, and thus to assist the future development of responsible managers and sustainable organizations.

†The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.


Special Features


The University of Lincoln is proud of its approach to nurturing entrepreneurship in its students. Lectures and visiting practitioners provide insight into the current practice and global issues, while real-world projects help challenge students to develop problem-solving skills.


Professional Practice

The additional year offers the opportunity for students to complete a period of work experience after their second year of study, in order to apply their knowledge in a real business setting. Those who choose to undertake a professional practice year are not required to pay tuition fees for that year but will be required to pay their travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

Those students who are unable to undertake or choose not to participate in the Professional Practice year scheme may have the option to undertake a work-related project such as a piece of consultancy or an enterprise project.

There are also opportunities for relevant work experience and career development as part of the degree course itself, as well as through various other Lincoln International Business School and University schemes. For more information about this please visit:

Placement Year

When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry.

Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teachings and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.


The Lincoln Business School is based in the David Chiddick building alongside Lincoln Law School. The building provides students with teaching and learning space including lecture theatres, workshop rooms, an IT/language lab and a mooting chamber, along with places to meet and eat with friends and staff.

Sage 50 and SPSS software is available within the Business School for students to use.

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our undergraduates. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which they may need in their future career.


Career Opportunities

This course aims to prepare our graduates for managerial and professional roles in the global business sector. Recent graduates have gone on to management careers in retail, investment banking, computing, aviation, and energy, while others have pursued careers in public sector management. Some graduates go on to start their own business, supported by the University’s business incubation centre, Sparkhouse, and some go on to study further at postgraduate level.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information, and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice, and interview preparation to help you maximize our graduates' future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.



The University undergraduate tuition fee may increase year on year in line with government policy. This will enable us to continue to provide the best possible educational facilities and student experience.

In 2018/19, fees may increase in line with Government Policy. We will update this information when fees for 2018/19 are finalized.

†Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

Additional Costs

For each course, students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake fieldwork or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost of the travel, accommodation, and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation, and meal costs.

With regards to textbooks, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will, therefore, be responsible for this cost.

The information contained on this page is correct as of October 24, 2017. For the most up to date course information, please visit

Last updated Jun 2019

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The University of Lincoln’s global graduate community includes more than 90,000 former students across 135 countries. Lincoln graduates have gone on to secure jobs at major companies and organisations ... Read More

The University of Lincoln’s global graduate community includes more than 90,000 former students across 135 countries. Lincoln graduates have gone on to secure jobs at major companies and organisations around the world, including the BBC, Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Boots, GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyds Bank, and Rockstar Games. Read less