Buckinghamshire New University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business Management

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Course summary

Employers want graduates who are not just academically qualified but are also work-ready with professional skills in management and leadership. Our BA (Hons) in Business Management helps equip you with the skills to become a confident and successful manager. We believe in hands-on experiences to build your confidence for the next step in your career. Our smaller, more intimate class sizes, ensure tutors can give our students one-to-one teaching and support. You’ll also work with real businesses who want your advice, and you’ll learn from your own research. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? We can’t predict the future; but we can give you the skills and knowledge to help you become a rising talent within business, government or a non-profit organisation. We see it as our responsibility to encourage your curiosity, confidence and ability to adapt. To make sure you have the latest knowledge, our academic staff keep themselves up-to-date. Most come from industry, and our links can give you practical experience of business life. You'll also benefit from guest lecturers, who can demonstrate the relevance of the teaching in a business context. A key feature of the programme is to blend both academic study and skills development in order to enhance your employability. We have a strong emphasis on flexibility, teamwork and creative solutions. Our students are often asked to develop solutions for a wide-range of businesses. This allows you to gain real-world, hands-on experience while businesses benefit from having dedicated consultants to carry out research and offer advice tailored to their needs. Some of the large companies we've worked with include:

  • Dreams
  • Softcat
  • Enterprise-rent-a-car
  • Sacla’
  • Dow Chemicals
  • NHS.
We've also worked with local businesses such as Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and KVA Digital. What will I study? On this programme you'll develop key skills, such as empathy, problem solving and creativity, which will ensure you are well placed to enter the employment market. These skills are increasingly important in a world with technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are now fulfilling key business activities. In year one, you'll learn about the fundamentals that provide a sound basis for your study of business management. Core modules include finance, marketing, contemporary business environments, HR, leadership and management skills. In year two, you'll gain a more strategic understanding of business issues, and in particular work with real clients to support you in implementing changes to their business. In the final year, you'll be expected to integrate, apply and evaluate the knowledge you have gained through independent study on your dissertation or consultancy project. There is an ongoing emphasis on leadership skills, particularly within a changing business environment. The dissertation or a consultancy project will be a key focus in your final year and will allow you to specialise on your area of interest. How will I be taught and assessed? Chartered Management Institute (CMI) refer frequently to ‘accidental managers’ within business; those people who have been promoted due to competence in one role but who are not trained or equipped to be managers. By focusing on this element within our degree programmes, we'll ensure that you have already started to develop management and leadership skills in readiness for the workplace. The course focuses on the ability to think critically and will enable you to analyse and evaluate solutions to complex, real-life problems. We'll help you understand contemporary management theories but, of equal importance, we'll also give you the opportunity to apply and integrate that knowledge in live projects. Your dissertation/consultancy project, completed in your final year, represents a major piece of independent research focused on strategic business issues of your choice.

Course details


Year One: Business Environment, Financial Decision Making, People and Organisations, Marketing, The Graduate Challenge, Career Viewpoint. Year Two: Enterprise Projects, Operations & Project Management, Small Business, Contemporary Issues in Accounting & Finance, Cross-Cultural Management, Business Analytics, Economic Analysis, Business to Business and Services Marketing, The Media Business, Future of Work, Selling & Sales Management, International Human Resource Management. Year Three: Dissertation, UK Taxation, Financial Reporting and Management, Consultancy Project, Enterprise and New Business, Strategic Decision Making, Managing Innovation in Business, Business Information Systems, International Marketing Management, Strategic Human Resource Management.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year.

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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
International £12500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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Business Management at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS