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Business Management (with Professional Placement) City, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate

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The BSc (Hons) Business Management degree is delivered by Cass Business School, one of Europe’s leading business schools. Part of City, University of London, Sir John Cass Business School is ranked amongst the top 5 business schools in the UK (FT European Business School Rankings 2018).

As the only business school in London to be assigned Champion status of the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, Cass is best 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.

The BSc (Hons) Business Management gives a solid grounding in the key areas of business management and provides the essential skills and tools required by the manager. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the academic theory that exists around management. But that’s just the start. You will also learn to apply the theory to the actual business of running an organisation.

This degree is designed for students who want to gain a broad understanding of the way organisations work. Not just considering individual business functions as “silos” but seeing they are interdependent. You will develop analytical and problem-solving skills which can be applied across these different functions. You will understand why businesses are complex and how to navigate the issues created by this complexity.
Within the degree, you will have the option to choose from a wide range of elective modules, which allows you to personalise your studies to suit your own interests. These include strategy, marketing, finance, operations management, accounting, people and organisations, economics, business statistics and human resource management.

During your time on the Business Management degree, we support your professional and personal growth in a number of ways. As well as hosting a series of business networking events at our state-of-the art building, 2nd year students have the opportunity to mentor 1st year Business Management students and GCSE Mathematics pupils across London, ensuring you develop your communication and leadership skills throughout.

The Business Management degree provides a sound basis for a career in business management, management consultancy, or in areas including finance, stockbroking, marketing and IT. It also provides a firm grounding for students setting out as entrepreneurs.

The BSc (Hons) Business Management is available as a three-year degree, or four-year degree for those who wish to take up a one-year work placement sandwich option or to take a sandwich year studying abroad. The four-year degree offers excellent opportunities to gain relevant work experience to prepare you for your career, and to make contacts in the world of business. You also have the option to apply for a study abroad sandwich year at one of our highly-respected partner institutions across the world. In an increasingly globalised business environment this is excellent preparation.

There are five BSc Business Management degree pathways taught at Cass Business School: BSc Business Management, BSc Business with Finance, BSc
Business with Marketing, BSc Business Management, Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship and BSc International Business. At any time during the first-one-and-a-half years of the degree, students can switch to a different pathway, subject to the availability of places. Some restrictions may apply if the student is spending part of the second year on a study abroad scheme.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 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 2 core modules:

  • Technology and innovation management
  • Introduction to entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to finance
  • Human resources management
  • Business strategy analysis

Year 3 core modules:

  • Final-year project or corporate responsibility project
  • Research methods and data analysis
  • Business in society

Assessment method

Most modules 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%.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code N121
Institution code C60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and native language subjects. Please note GCSE Maths grade 6/grade B is also required if not taking A Level Maths. Additionally GCSE English Language grade 5/grade C or other English language proficiency qualification required (For more information on English qualifications please refer to http://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying-to-city/tier-4-english-language-requirements).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD Please note GCSE Maths grade 7/grade A is also required. Additionally GCSE English Language grade 5/grade C or other English language proficiency qualification required (For more information on English qualifications please refer to http://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying-to-city/tier-4-english-language-requirements).
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
Please note GCSE Maths grade 6/grade B is also required. Additionally GCSE English Language grade 5/grade C or other English language proficiency qualification required (For more information on English qualifications please refer to http://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying-to-city/tier-4-english-language-requirements).
Scottish Higher AAAAA Please note this should include a minimum three subjects at Advanced Higher (grades AAA) and a minimum two other subjects at Higher (grades AA). This must include Maths at either level. Additionally English at either level or other English language proficiency qualification required (For more information on English qualifications please refer to http://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying-to-city/tier-4-english-language-requirements).
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and native language subjects. Please note GCSE Maths grade 6/grade B is also required if not taking Pre-U Maths. Additionally GCSE English Language grade 5/grade C or other English language proficiency qualification required (For more information on English qualifications please refer to http://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying-to-city/tier-4-english-language-requirements).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 points Please note the IB total can include up to 3 bonus/core points and must include a minimum grade 5 in each subject. This must include Maths or Maths Studies at Standard or Higher level. Additionally English is required at Standard or Higher level, or other English language proficiency qualification required (For more information on English qualifications please refer to http://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying-to-city/tier-4-english-language-requirements).

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.cass.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/business-management-digital-innovation-entrepreneurship

Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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