Business Management with Social Purpose at City, University of London - UCAS

Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Business with Social Purpose is delivered by Bayes Business School (formerly Cass). Part of City, University of London, Bayes is ranked amongst the top 6 business schools in the UK* and 4th best in London for Business and Management Studies**. The BSc Business Management with Social Purpose pathway provides students with the knowledge to lead and manage social change and the skills to address fundamental issues in society. At Bayes we value sustainable, ethical business and we embed it into our curriculum. That's why we are also a member of the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, meaning we are well placed to train the next generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex demands faced by business and society in the 21st century. Our entire suite of undergraduate business management programmes have been created to ensure ethical, social, environmental, cultural, and economic considerations are central to your preparation as future leaders in business. This degree is unique because of our expertise in business management and charities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), corporate social responsibility, volunteering and social enterprise. Not only will you learn the theory but you’ll put what you learn into practice through practical projects and consultancies. Therefore this degree should appeal to you if you want to be the voice of global socio-economic issues and lead and manage projects, movements and organisations to create and lead on change. Graduates will be suited to roles in social enterprises, ‘for purpose’ hybrid organisations, charities, non-profit organisations, international NGOs, in the Corporate Social Responsibility departments of large organisations, or setting up your own social enterprise. You will follow a core set of modules in your first year to introduce you to the fundamental concepts of business management and social purpose – such as economics, quantitative skills, marketing and critical analysis. In your second year you will begin to apply the theory you’ve learnt to issues in leading and managing organisations with a focus on social purpose. These fundamental issues include the structure, mission, funding and governance of non-profit organisations; the motivation and management of volunteers; leading NGOs in a changing global climate; the growth of hybrid models and ‘for purpose’ companies; campaigning and social marketing. You will also continue to study core business management modules, including an introduction to entrepreneurship and finance. In your third year you’ll begin to specialise and refine your management skills including a mentoring and coaching module to improve your skills in communication and responsibility – both of which employers highly value. Part of your final year project will include a practical project with social purpose dimension. This could involve working with major businesses on their engagement with social enterprise or social responsibility, for example. All Bayes undergraduate students will also choose from a range of professional experience modules so that when you graduate you are equipped with the knowledge and experience to make you an attractive candidate to employers. You will also take a career-focused module suitable for your chosen course to help you prepare for entering the job market. The degree is available as a three-year degree, or four-year degree. The four-year degree offers you the opportunity to take a placement to gain relevant work experience and to make contacts in the world of business; or to study abroad for a year or a term at one of our highly respected partner institutions across the world. *Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2022 **Complete University Guide 2023


Year one Core modules:

  • Introduction to management
  • Business economics
  • Critical analysis for business
  • Quantitative methods and analytics
  • Operations and supply chain management
  • Finance and management accounting 1
  • Fundamentals of marketing
  • Management lab and business skills.
Year two Core modules:
  • Technology and innovation management
  • Introduction to entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to finance
  • Human resources management
  • Business strategy analysis
  • Managing for social purpose
  • Campaigning for social change.
Elective modules:
  • Econometrics
  • Financial & Management Accounting 2
  • International Business Environment
  • International Marketing
  • Asset Management
  • Economics for Business 2
  • Financial Markets
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Management of the Public Sector
  • Management Science
  • Marketing Strategy
  • International Management
  • Micro-Placements
Year three Core modules:
  • Final-year project
  • Research methods and data analysis
  • Business in society
  • Social enterprise
  • Mentoring and coaching for leadership.
Elective Modules:
  • International Business Strategy
  • Advanced Management Practice
  • Bank Strategy & Management
  • Behavioural Decision Making
  • Change Management
  • Climate Change and its impact on the World Economy
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Design Thinking for the Digital Age
  • Digital & Social Media Marketing
  • Emerging Markets
  • Financial Services Regulation
  • International HR Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • New Product Development
  • Strategy 2
  • Technical Analysis
  • Virtual Organisations
  • Strategic Supply Chain Design
  • Ethical Decision-Making in Business
  • Micro-Placements
Modules are subject to change.

Assessment method

Most modules on the Business Management degree are assessed by a combination of exams and coursework. The balance of assessment by coursework (assessed essays and assignments) unseen examinations and a final year project will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose. The first year of your programme contributes 10% to your final degree classification, the second year 30% and the final year 60%. Percentage of the course assessed by coursework The approximate percentage of the course assessment, is as follows: Year 1 55% written, 45% coursework Year 2 70% written, 30% coursework Year 3 53% written, 47% coursework.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £24500 Year 1
International £24500 Year 1
Channel Islands £24500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £24500 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

As a global institution, Bayes Business School aims to foster greater racial diversity in business. Therefore Bayes has launched a new scholarship for undergraduate black British students. We are offering ten scholarships for Black UK-domiciled undergraduate students from lower than average income households. Each scholarship covers the full tuition fee (at home-fee level) and a £6,000 annual stipend for three years. Scholarship holders will also be offered mentoring and support. The Bayes International Scholarship is awarded to students who achieve exceptional grades. The scholarship will be awarded as a discount in the fee amount due in the first year of their study only. City, University of London also offers scholarships for UK students who achieve exceptional grades. The scholarship will likely be awarded as a discount in the fee amount due in the first year of their study only. Please visit for further information about scholarships including eligibility criteria. Eligibility criteria for students starting their studies in September 2024 will be updated in September 2023. Conditions are subject to annual change.

Business Management with Social Purpose at City, University of London - UCAS