Birmingham City University - BUSINESS MANAGEMENT - BA (HONS)

Birmingham City University


The Business Management course will offer you a practical based degree applicable to a wide range of sectors. You will be able to contribute to critical debates on industry related contemporary issues and understand the dynamic needs of business managers in the 21st century to reflect current knowledge and best practices.

You will gain specialist knowledge on a number of core functions of management, building your self-confidence to prepare you for a progressive and successful career in management. Exciting opportunities including integrated work projects and business placements in the UK or abroad are all featured in your course, therefore your career can start whilst achieving your qualification. You will have the benefit of renowned industry speakers and live projects to inspire and help you to develop.

Entry Requirements

Essential Requirements:

BBC or 112 UCAS tariff points from a maximum of 3 subjects.


  • GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C/4 or above
  • Equivalent level 2 qualifications can be accepted
  • Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment.

IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no banding below 5.5.

Career Prospects

You will have opportunities to undertake live projects with real employers, and study contemporary relevant business issues, developing the capability to manage the complexity and uncertainty of the contemporary workplace.

Business Management, and its associated programmes, incorporate modules specifically designed to build a professional and independent approach to study which facilitates lifelong learning.

Course Details

The development and operation of contemporary and international business markets will be embraced in your learning. This will also include the management of key resources including human capital, financial management, strategic management and cultural awareness. You’ll gain an important insight into digital business exploring how technology remodels the business world and consider the accompanying issues around social responsibility and ethical behaviour.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). This ensures you’ll be provided with the latest information and knowledge, as well as providing key industry links and insight. Success on the programme will additionally award you with a CMI professional certificates.

Professional Placement Year

This course offers a professional placement year. This allows you to spend a whole year with an employer, between the second and third years of your degree, and is a great way to find out more about your chosen career. Some students even return to the same employers after completing their studies.

The University will draw on its extensive network of local, regional and national employers to support you in finding a suitable placement to complement your chosen area of study. If you do not find a suitable placement, you will be automatically transferred back to the standard, non-placement version of the course.

Please note that fees are payable during your placement year, equivalent to 20% of the total full-time course fee for that year (£1,850 for UK students).

Year One

Insights into Management20 credits
Principles of Marketing20 credits
Developing your Personal Brand20 credits
Introduction to Entrepreneurship20 credits
Operations Management20 credits
Finance for Managers

Year Two

Supply Chain Management20 credits
One Planet Issues20 credits
Management Development20 credits
Data Analytics for Business Optimisation20 credits
The Global Manager20 credits

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete at least 20 credits from the following list of OPTIONAL modules.
Entrepreneurship in Action20 credits
Cross Cultural Management20 credits
Introduction to Consultancy20 credits
Study Abroad

Final Year

Leading and Managing Change20 credits
Continuous Innovation20 credits
Strategic Management20 credits
In order to complete this course a student must choose ONE of the following optional project routes (totalling 40 credits):
Business Advice Project (Major)40 credits
Business Research Project (Major)40 credits
Business Start-Up Project (Major)40 credits
Community Advice Project (Major)40 credits
Employability Project (Major)40 credits
Economics Research Project (Major)40 credits
Business Research Methodology and Practice + Business Research Project40 credits
Business Research Methodology and Practice + Business Start-Up Project40 credits
Business Research Methodology and Practice + Community Advice Project40 credits
In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete at least 20 credits from the following indicative list of OPTIONAL modules.
Strategic Supply Chain Management20 credits
Growing the Enterprise20 credits
One Planet Business

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