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Why choose the School of Leadership and Management
We are 1st in the UK for successful graduate social-enterprise start-ups still trading after three years; 3rd in the UK for all business start-ups still trading after three years (HESA, 2023)
100% of our graduates in Economics are in highly skilled employment or graduate study, 15 months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes, 2023)
Over 95% of our business and management graduates are in employment or involved in further study, 15 months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes, 2023)
About the course
This course equips you with the knowledge skills and professional competency to work confidently as a manager in a digitally dependent business environment while also offering you the opportunity to specialise in one of five key areas.
The course builds your knowledge and practical skills in general business management subjects such as strategy policy design innovation and entrepreneurship. You explore how business has evolved in recent years as well as studying the transformational practices that are reshaping current business models particularly sustainable business practices.
You also develop a subject specialism through our pathway options:
- Business Analytics
- Digital Marketing
- Human Resource Management
- International Business
Why choose this course?
- The course is practice based with theory and learning applied to real-life situations and problems
- Learn from subject area experts using modern and innovative teaching and learning approaches
- Work in our cutting-edge IT suite exploring new data analytics platforms
This course is part of a wider portfolio of Business Management degrees all of which commence by building a solid foundation in the core principles of business and management. However we understand that the choice can be daunting and so we’ve designed our courses with flexibility in mind allowing students on this programme the ability to switch to any of the Business Management pathways (with the exception of Business Management with Law) at the end of their first year.
with Professional Practice Year
This course has the option to be taken over four years which includes a year placement in industry. Undertaking a year in industry has many benefits. You gain practical experience and build your CV, as well as being a great opportunity to sample a profession and network with potential future employers.
There is no tuition fee for the placement year enabling you to gain an extra year of experience for free.
*Only available to UK/EU students.
with Foundation Year
A Degree with a Foundation Year gives you guaranteed entry to an Undergraduate course.
Whether you’re returning to learning and require additional help and support to up-skill, or if you didn’t quite meet the grades to pursue an Undergraduate course, our Degrees with Foundation Year provide a fantastic entry route for you to work towards a degree level qualification.
With our guidance and support you’ll get up to speed within one year, and will be ready to seamlessly progress on to undergraduate study at Bedfordshire.
The Foundation Year provides an opportunity to build up your academic writing skills and numeracy, and will also cover a range of subject specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree.
This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will need to successfully complete the Foundation Year to progress on to the first year of your bachelor’s degree.
Why study a degree with a Foundation Year?
- Broad-based yet enough depth to give you credible vocational skills
- Coverage of a variety of areas typically delivered by an expert in this area
- Gain an understanding of a subject before choosing which route you wish to specialise in
- Great introduction to further study, and guaranteed progression on to one of our Undergraduate degrees
The degrees offering a Foundation Year provide excellent preparation for your future studies.
During your Foundation Year you will get the opportunity to talk to tutors about your degree study and future career aspirations, and receive guidance on the most appropriate Undergraduate course to help you achieve this; providing you meet the entry requirements and pass the Foundation Year.
What will you study?
Areas of study may include:
- Evolution of business and management practice
- Responsible management
- Innovation and entrepreneurship
- International business
- Digital marketing
- Operations and projects
- Strategy and policy design
How will you be assessed?
Assessment takes a variety of forms including essays and reports portfolios individual and group presentations (individually assessed) research proposals and exams.
Many of the assessments are based on real case studies project work and other employability focused activities. Most units include elements of individual and group work to reflect the type of work undertaken in business and management.
Assessment focuses on tasks that develop vocational skills underpinned by subject knowledge requiring higher levels of cognition in the later years of the course.
The course opens opportunities for you to become a general business manager or operations/project manager. You can also develop your career in your specialist area moving into human resources; digital and e-business; financial analysis; international operations; and business analytics.
You may like to progress to a related taught Master’s courses such as our Business Administration (MBA) MSc Project Management and MSc Sustainable Management. We also offer research degree opportunities.