UWE Bristol

BA Hons Business Management and Leadership

In your final year you'll work with a real organisation to lead change - a unique opportunity to study business management and leadership in detail at undergraduate level.

Why study business management and leadership?

Organisations are changing rapidly, and so is the nature of leadership.

While experts explore what future leadership models could look like, organisations need professionals to show how good leadership enables a workforce to reach their potential.

Why UWE Bristol?

BA(Hons) Business Management and Leadership is an applied degree for students who want to learn about the challenges of leadership alongside a solid foundation in business. 

The business management modules give context and a deeper understanding to the specialist modules.

Although leadership is one of the fastest-growing fields in higher education, not many universities in the UK offer it at undergraduate level.

Our organisation development consultant project, where you'll work as a consultant for local organisations, is also unique across undergraduate business management courses.

You'll benefit from our connections with industry and our 'learn by doing' approach, which ensures you'll graduate with crucial skills to succeed in your career.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), giving you professional recognition and access to specialist resources, mentoring schemes and networking events.

Where can it take me?

The knowledge and skills gained from this degree are highly valued by employers.

Its broad grounding will give you diverse career opportunities in both leadership and business management.

Our students secure business management roles with multinationals and on graduate training programmes across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Many students progress to a master's degree in leadership and management or areas like financial management, marketing, human resource management and business administration.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 112
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

Bristol has a strong local labour market and employers highly value our courses and students.

Our students secure roles with multinationals and on graduate training programmes in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

As a graduate, you'll be ready to take on a range of roles and careers involving people management and leadership.

Many students progress to a Master's degree (MBA) in leadership and management or areas like financial management, marketing, human resource management and business administration.

Course Details

If you study on the four year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work or study placement after Year two.

Depending on which you choose, you'll either complete a placement learning or learning and development module.

Year 1

Introduction to Management
Understanding Business and Financial Information (Business, International and Management)
Human Resource Management and Leadership in Context
Understanding Organisations and People (Business, International and Management)
Understanding the Principles of Marketing (Business, International and Management)
Contemporary Business Issues
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Business Decision Making for Management.

Year 2

Management Skills
Managing People
Organisational Leadership
Accounting Information for Business (Business, International and Management)
Operations and Supply Management
The Experience and Practice of Organisations
Research in Human Resource Management and Leadership
Research Methods for Business.

Placement year

Final Year

Strategic Management
Coaching in Organisations
Leadership and Organisation Development
Advances in Leadership
Critical Business Enquiry Project or Enterprise Project or Applied business Project or Business Project

One module from:
Work Integrated Learning
Cross Cultural Learning and Development
Placement Learning
Learning and Development on Study Year Abroad.

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