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Course summary

Overview Stand out in the job market with this BA (Hons) Business and Management degree that focuses on enterprise, ethical management, sustainability and global business. This course takes an entrepreneurial approach to big business ideas. You'll learn by engaging with local small businesses and creating and testing ideas and theories in group work. If you take a placement year you can then apply these skills in the sector you're most interested in, whether that's a start-up, or a large, global business such as Rolls Royce or IBM. Don't worry if you're not sure which industry you'd like to work in. This degree keeps your options open. You'll get a strong foundation in all the key business areas of management, marketing, accounting, operations and leadership. If you want, you'll have the chance to specialise as you progress through the course. With over 50 optional modules to choose from, you can tailor this degree to your interests. Module options cover a wide range of subjects, from new product development, to event planning, to public sector economics. Course highlights

  • Explore lots of different areas of business and management to find the specialisms that interest you
  • Work in creative, small teams that replicate the working world
  • Get hands-on experience as part of our Business Consultancy Project, offering advice to local small businesses
  • Take an optional placement year or summer internship with a business such as L'Oreal or BAE Systems
  • Get support for setting up your own business from our Entrepreneurs in Residence
  • Gain an understanding of ethical and sustainable business practices
  • Finish the course with skills that are in demand in the modern workplace, such as creative thinking, business innovation and decision making
Careers and Opportunities This degree will open doors to a wide variety of careers in the business world. Previous graduates of this course have secured jobs as:
  • HR manager
  • business transformation consultant
  • marketing manager
  • project manager
  • army officer - squadron operations
  • business development executive
  • product marketing executive
  • account manager
  • personal banker
  • compliance analyst
  • supply chain manager
Graduates of this course have gone on to work for companies such as:
  • Tesco
  • British Telecom
  • Deloitte
  • HM Government
  • IBM
  • Disney
  • BAE Systems
  • NHS
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • Estée Lauder
  • Volkswagen Group UK
  • Microsoft
(Data taken from HESA Graduate Outcome surveys) This degree also offers options to improve your business research skills. You could go on to do a postgraduate qualification in a business-related area such as project management, digital marketing or human resource management.


Year 1 core modules Business Accounting – 20 credits | Business Operations and Systems Management – 20 credits | Economics for Business – 20 credits | Managing People in Organisations – 20 credits | Marketing Principles And Practice – 20 credits | Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis – 20 credits | Business Innovation Development Project – 0 credits Year 2 core modules Business Analysis And Decision Making – 20 credits | Leadership, Ethics, Governance and Sustainability – 20 credits | Employability, Research And Professional Development – 20 credits | International Business – 20 credits Year 2 optional modules include Business And Employment Law – 20 credits | Business Venturing – 20 credits | Developing Individual and Team Creativity – 20 credits | Enterprise Systems and Process – 20 credits | Human Resource Development – 20 credits | Innovation Management – 20 credits | Legal Issues in Procurement and Supply – 20 credits Placement year (optional) On this course, you can do an optional work placement year between your 2nd and 3rd years to get valuable experience working in industry. We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year. Year 3 core modules Strategic Management – 20 credits Year 3 optional modules include Business Forecasting and Data Analysis – 20 credits | Business Research Project (HRM) – 40 credits | Business Research Project (Strategy) – 40 credits | Critical Leadership: Theory And Practice – 20 credits | Public Sector Economics – 20 credits | Trends in Technology – 20 credits We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment method

How you're assessed will depend on the modules you select. As well as online assessments and coursework you may be assessed using:

  • practical exercises
  • written reports
  • presentations
  • portfolios
  • research proposals
As a guide, students on this course are typically assessed as follows:
  • Year 1 students: 58% by written exams and 42% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 32% by written exams and 64% by coursework
  • Year 3 students: 24% by written exams and 76% by coursework
You'll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. We'll give you feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic54An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)7979 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £17200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship. Placement Year and Year abroad fees: UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £925 | EU – £925 (including Transition Scholarship)| International (Non-EU) – £1900. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For more information about fees, go to
Business and Management at University of Portsmouth - UCAS