Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business and Management

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Course summary

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This course is delivered by the AACSB-accredited Business School. Fewer than 5% of Business Schools worldwide are accredited by the AACSB, and this accolade recognises our focus on excellence in all areas of learning, teaching, assessment, and the student experience. Business and Management is a very diverse subject, and a degree in this area will act as a stepping stone for you to work in any industry, anywhere in the world. Not only will you gain an in-depth academic understanding of business and management, but you will also enhance your teamworking, independent learning, communication and problem-solving skills, your awareness of responsible business practice, as well as the digital competencies and cultural intelligence required to work in an increasingly globalised and digitised economy. One of the most popular aspects of this course is its flexibility, giving you the opportunity to gradually tailor your course according to your particular interests. The first year will give you a strong foundation in business and management and help you identify which areas you’re most passionate about, and which of our specialist pathways you wish to follow. Our staff are knowledgeable and have excellent experience in the world of business. We also organise regular guest lectures and networking events using our extensive contacts, giving you the opportunity to hear from and meet some incredibly successful people from a range of sectors. There’s the possibility of travel in year two, as you can study the second semester at one of BU’s international partner institutions. Currently we boast affiliations in Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States. In your third year, you will have the opportunity to undertake a 30-week placement, giving you the opportunity to enhance your CV and graduate employability, and put into practice what you have learned about areas such as marketing, accounting, operations and project management, international business and human resources. Among the companies that offer placements to our students are Motorola, Sony Mobile, IBM, PWC, Apple, Siemens, Nintendo and The Walt Disney Corporation. Depending on which options you select as you go through the course, you will eventually graduate with one of our specialist pathway awards. However, with the exception of the Economics and Finance pathways, you will not need to choose your specialism until the end of the second year. The pathways you can choose are as follows:

  • BA (Hons) Business & Management (Economics)
  • BA (Hons) Business & Management (Entrepreneurship)
  • BA (Hons) Business & Management (Finance)
  • BA (Hons) Business & Management (Global Operations)
  • BA (Hons) Business & Management (HRM)
  • BA (Hons) Business & Management (Marketing)
  • BA (Hons) Business & Management (Project Management)
  • BA (Hons) Business & Management (Retail Management)
  • BA (Hons) International Business and Management.

Course details

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

  • Business and Management (Entrepreneurship)
  • Business and Management (Global Operations)
  • Business and Management (HRM)
  • Business and Management (Marketing)
  • Business and Management (Project Management)
  • Business and Management (Retail Management)

Modules

You will study a range of subject areas including management competencies, accounting; organisational behaviour & responsible management, marketing, economics, recruiting, selecting & training and strategic management. In your final year you can choose to specialise in a certain area of business on one of our pathways.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • AACSB International

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

AccessBU: AccessBU provides you with the opportunity to tell us about your circumstances that are not always evident in your UCAS application. This widening access initiative also considers relevant criteria such as being in care or if you live in an area with a low participation rate in Higher Education - if you are eligible, your offer could be up to 16 UCAS tariff points below the published tariff. Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Deferred entry: We are happy to consider eligible applicants for deferred entry. If you have already submitted your application, you can request a deferral by contacting our Admissions Team. Direct entry: We welcome applications from students who have previously studied at degree level at other institutions and wish to transfer onto a BU course. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure enables credit awarded from one institution to contribute to a BU award, subject to an application process. Please contact our Future Students Enquiry Team for more information. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £950* Year 1
Northern Ireland £950* Year 1
Scotland £950* Year 1
Wales £950* Year 1
Channel Islands £950* Year 1
EU £14100* Year 1
International £14100* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £850. Please note that fees shown for September 2021 entry are subject to confirmation in response to changes in government policy. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
Business and Management at Bournemouth University - UCAS