Business Studies Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool John Moores University

The professionally-accredited BA (Hons) Business Studies at Liverpool John Moores University was designed in collaboration with a range of businesses and organisations to ensure you gain the knowledge, skills and expertise required to impress your future employers.

  • Excellent graduate employment prospects

  • Opportunity to spend a year on work placement in the UK or overseas

  • Professional recognition from the Chartered Management Institute, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Chartered Quality Institute depending on the route you take

  • Course designed in conjunction with international, national and local organisations

  • Excellent record of graduates with successful careers in marketing, purchasing, human resources, management, finance and sales

  • Study abroad opportunities in China, the USA and across Europe during your second year of study

  • International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University

  • Start date

    24 September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years

Course details


Level 4
•Business Process Management
•Organisational Behaviour
•Finance and Accounting Skills
•Academic and Business Skills
•Marketing for Business
•Contemporary Business Issues
•Digital Business

Level 5
•Employability Skills
•Managing Business Projects
•Research Methods
•Economics and Regulation
•International Institutions, Trade and Markets
•Law for Business Studies

The following options are typically offered:
•Managing People
•Service Quality Management
•International Monetary and Financial Systems
•Consumer and Buyer Behaviour in Action

Sandwich degree
•Year-long placement

Level 6
•Corporate Social Responsibility
•Strategic Management

The following options are typically offered:
•Business Studies Project
•Strategic Decision Making
•Business Consultancy
•International Corporate Finance
•Financial Risk Management
•Managing Performance and Engagement
•Employment Law in Context
•Internal Quality Management System Auditing
•Business Quality Management
•Marketing for Emerging Markets
•Strategic Branding
•International Business Organisations
•International Business Cultures

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Assessment method

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose

We understand that students perform differently depending on the type of assessment they are given and so a range of assessment methods is used on the programme. These include written assignments (essays/reports, individual/group), exams (closed book), practical assessments, individual and group presentations, portfolios, reflective logs and a dissertation. There could be up to three assessments per module, for example a presentation, report and exam.

Written feedback is provided within 15 working days of submission, but you can also get face-to-face feedback from your tutor. We believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to develop further.

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 N100
Institution code L51
Campus name Liverpool John Moores University

Points of entry

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:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points ​We are looking for students with the potential to:Understand and critically evaluate the theory, concepts and principles that underpin the practical techniques of business. Demonstrate their understanding by communicating effectively, both orally and in their written work. Possess the self-discipline to manage their time and tasks effectively throughout their time here at LJMU.
A level BBC Minimum number of A Levels required: 2
•Is general studies acceptable? Yes
•Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
•Average A Level offer: BBC
•Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma DMM Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM if studied on its own or to the total of 112 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 30 credits
At least 15 Distinctions and 30 Merits, or any other combination that equates to 112 UCAS Tariff points in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points 28 IB Diploma points
Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
•Grades / subjects required: 112 UCAS Tariff points with a maximum 20 UCAS Tariff points from Ordinary Level

•Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained Grade C or Grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below: • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths/ English • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £13,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Full-time industrial placement year fee for home students: £1850 per annum. Full-time industrial placement year fee for international students: £3300 per annum. The Department for Education (DFE) have recently announced that they intend to freeze tuition fees for the 2018/19 year. This is still subject to parliamentary approval. Once confirmed we will update our web pages accordingly. Please check the LJMU website for the most up-to-date information.