Bournemouth University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This course is delivered by the AACSB-accredited Business School, an accreditation attained by fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide. It recognises our focus on excellence in all areas.
Educating business students for over 35 years, this 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. 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, offering the opportunity to remain on this broader-focused pathway or select a specialist field of business, graduating 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 at one of our international partner institutions, and you 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, the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing, the Association of Project Management or the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
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.
- Chartered Management Institute
- AACSB International
- Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 4
|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 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of four Scottish Highers|
|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 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.|
|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||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff|
|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)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS 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.
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
|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.|