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Course summary

Along with theoretical business knowledge, our Business Management degree routes will give you the practical experience you need to make your professional mark from day one. Why QMU?

  • Placements give you the optimum balance of practical and theoretical learning.
  • Smaller class sizes mean you will get close support and guidance from staff who get to know you.
  • Graduate with a range of transferable business skills which are highly sought after by employers.
  • Tailor your degree in Years Three and Four and study business management with another subject – analytics, digital marketing, finance or human resource management – and make your skills stand out
On our business management routes you will:
  • Gain a solid foundation in the core principles of business management, including marketing, human resource management, finance, economics, entrepreneurship, strategy, law and operations management.
  • Hone your practical business expertise with placements, guest speakers and project opportunities.
  • Examine business themes at a more strategic level in Years Three and Four.
  • Choose electives from a range of modules on offer.
  • Have the opportunity to apply for an exchange at a university overseas in North America, Canada, Europe or Australia**.
Let’s talk business. When you study for a degree in Business Management at QMU you will gain a deep understanding of the nature and core functions of businesses. How do successful companies manage their resources? What is the best way to make an organisation environmentally sustainable? What marks out a successful business? People do business with people. If you have first-class management skills and practical expertise, people are going to want to work with you. Our Business Management degree routes are designed to give you the knowledge and skills that you need to thrive in the fast-moving marketplaces of tomorrow. We offer the following five business management routes: • BA/BA (Hons) Business Management • BA/BA (Hons) Business Management with Analytics • BA/BA (Hons) Business Management with Digital Marketing • BA/BA (Hons) Business Management with Finance • BA/BA (Hons) Business Management with Human Resource Management All students enrol on our general Business Management degree for Years One and Two which will give you a solid foundation in the core principles of business management. In Year Three you’ll then choose which of the four named routes you wish to specialise towards. This will allow you to graduate with a specialist award, for example: BA (Hons) Business Management with Analytics. You can also stay on the general course. Whichever business management path you take, you will be equipped with the skills employers are looking for, negotiation, project management, problem solving, critical thinking and team working. You can opt to study for an honours degree over four years or an ordinary degree over three years. ** Subject to availability


A degree in Business Management has been offered by QMU for decades. We regularly review course content and options to ensure students are provided with an up-to-date learning experience which is relevant to current trends in business management. At the time of posting (Feb 2023) we have not yet confirmed all final modules for each named route for 2023 entry. This information will be posted here when available. Years One and Two: All students enrol on our general Business Management degree for Years One and Two which will give you a solid foundation in the core principles of business management. Years Three and Four: In Years Three and Four you will examine business themes at a more strategic level, choosing electives from a range of modules on offer. In Year Four you will also undertake a placement and a practical, business-focused piece of independent work in an area of your choice. Studying a general Business Management degree will allow you more flexibility to take advantage of the wide range of career options open to graduates in this field.

Assessment method

You will be taught in lectures, seminars and practical workshops. Outside these formally timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning through self-study. You will be assessed by a range of methods such as written exams, reports, poster presentations, business plans, live pitch, group presentations and negotiation role play.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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

Successful completion of your HNC Business Management with a B in the graded unit can allow entry in to year 2. Successful completion of your HND Business Management with CB in the graded units can allow entry in to year 3. HNC/HND in Administration and Information Technology cannot be considered for advanced entry. We can consider applications to level 2 or 3 with suitable qualifications. Agreed articulation routes from Scottish HNC and HND programmes can be found here:

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

We accept many different qualifications, but cannot list them all here. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information or advice if you are thinking of taking a course of study. We welcome applications from international and EU applicants and you can find information on specific entry requirements by country here: We also welcome applications from mature students, or people holding qualifications such as Access courses or OU modules. The Scottish Wider Access Partnership (SWAP) offers a range of local Access courses and those that are accepted for entry are listed here:

Minimum Qualification Requirements

English language requirements

IELTS with an overall score equivalent to 6.0 and with no individual component less than 5.5.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students from England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Republic of Ireland: full-time Rest of UK fees will be charged for the first three years of study. The fourth year is free.
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