Educating business students for over 35 years, this CMI, IDM and AACSB accredited course is taught by highly qualified lecturers and industry-savvy practitioners, boast numerous networking opportunities and compelling talks from guest speakers in a variety of different business disciplines. This course also offers the opportunity to remain on this broader-focused pathway or select a specialist field of business and graduate with a more specific degree title: Economics; Enterprise; Finance; Human Resource Management; Marketing, Operations & Project Management; International Business Studies.
Alongside the study pathways, in the second and final year of the course, you will have the opportunity to choose option units to further tailor your studies to your career aspirations. You can also choose to study abroad in year two, at one of our international partner institutions, and every student will enjoy 30-weeks in industry to build your CV, place your theory and skills into practice, and harvest a network of professional contacts. In fact, 94% of our Business Studies graduates are in work or study six months after graduating, of which 73% are in professional or managerial positions (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, 2018).
Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), this course carries a dual award, so you’ll graduate with a Business Studies degree and a CMI leadership and management qualification.
In addition, depending on which specialist pathway you follow, your studies will be recognised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM), the Association of Project Management (APM) or the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
You will study a range of subject areas including management competencies, accounting & quantitative analysis; organisational behaviour & ethics, marketing, principles of business law, economics for business studies, understanding organisations & HRM, finance & business analysis, strategic management and organisational leadership. In your final year you can choose to specialise in a certain area of business on one of our pathways.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 120 points||104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||112 tariff points|
|Access to HE Diploma||102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.|
|Scottish Higher||104 - 120 tariff points from Scottish Highers|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 Principal Subjects|
|Extended Project||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A-levels or equivalent|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English and Mathematics grade C (or grade 4 in the reformed GCSE grading) or equivalent qualifications|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 - 31 points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||D*D||104 tariff points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DMM||112 tariff points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D||104 tariff points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.|
Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 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 it’s 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.
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||If English is not your first languge, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading or equivalent.|
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|