University of East London

BSc (Hons) Business Management

This course is designed to train you for the jobs of the future; you'll be taught the fundamentals of business management in the wider context of the contemporary business landscape, ensuring your skills will remain flexible and adaptable as the world changes.

The course combines practical professional experience with creative approaches to enterprise and innovation that will develop your entrepreneurial spirit. We incorporate as much hands-on experience and professional training as possible; you'll visit businesses across London, learn from guest speakers, and study work-based projects, with opportunities to take up internships and spend a year in work.

Entry Requirements


112 UCAS Points from

  • A LEVEL- Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects
  • BTEC- Extended Diploma or Diploma
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE- Diploma with 25 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level

Other entry routes

Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3

We will also consider the UEL New Beginnings pre-entry course.

Alternative GCSE Qualifications

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

Mature applicants and those without formal qualifications

As an inclusive University, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

English Language requirements

Overall Academic IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).
If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. 

Career Prospects

This course will teach you specific, practical skills that are directly applicable to potential careers, while giving you a broad enough education to remain flexible and adaptable to different industries. The course also incorporates teaching in entrepreneurship that will be valuable for students who want to start their own businesses – our very own Knowledge Dock is an on-campus resource that can help you incubate your business ideas and secure funding.

The structure of the course ensures you will be exposed to the principles and practice of various business functions; from human resources and finance, to marketing and business law. This breadth of topics ensures you’ll have a highly sought-after skillset, and accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute ensures those skills are relevant and attractive to employers.

Our location in East London gives us access to some of the most iconic, innovative and dynamic businesses in the world; from the established financial centre of Canary Wharf, to booming Stratford and the surrounding area known as the ‘Silicon Roundabout’. We host events, conferences and workshops at UEL in partnership with many of the businesses that are right on our doorstep and give students the opportunity to gather experience and contacts during their degree.

This business-led approach extends all the way through the course, with the opportunity to learn from business leaders in the region, visit local organisations and network with professionals.

This accredited course will thoroughly prepare you for a senior or managerial role in a variety of industries. We place emphasis on a vocational approach to teaching, allowing you to develop a wide range of employability skills through experience and training. We also have a superb employability team that works with students to find placements, projects, graduate schemes and full-time employment, combining careers advice with practical training in interview technique and CV writing.

Course Details

Throughout this three-year course, you'll be introduced to a variety of topics that are fundamental to the running of any business. You’ll also gain a crucial understanding of the wider context that businesses operate in, whether economic, technological or social.

The first year lays the foundations of your business knowledge by covering fundamental topics such as marketing, business intelligence and professional development. At the end of the first year, you'l have developed an understanding of how organisations function through their staff, through data analysis and through their relationship with the wider, global economy.

The second year builds on this basis by covering specific topics across the management spectrum, including business law, finance and project management. This is complemented by modules that introduce an ethical framework for business, looking at corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability in particular.

In the final year, you’ll learn how to apply these core building blocks of business in practical projects – a management report and dissertation – as well as through modules that address wider questions about entrepreneurship and the changing nature of business in the 21st century.

At the end of your degree, you'll not only have a practical understanding of how businesses operate on a day-to-day basis but a deeper awareness of the role that businesses play in society and the professional tools to enter a managerial career or start your own business.

Year 1

People and Organisations
Fundamentals of Economics
Business Statistics and Data Analysis
Mental Wealth 1: Academic and Digital Proficiency
Foundations of Marketing
Fundamentals of Business Accounting

Year 2

Managing Sustainable Operations
Managing and Coordinating the HR Function
Business Management Internship
Project Management
Mental Wealth 2: Graduate Employment Competencies
Consumer Insight

Year 3

Mental Wealth 3: Global Enterprise and Consultancy Practice
Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
Applied Business Project
Strategy and Design in an International Context
Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurship in Practice
Sustainability and Transformational Leadership

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