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Start Dates: Oct,Oct
Attendance: Full-time | Part-time
Course Level:Undergraduate
Duration: 3 Years
UCAS Code:N200
Campus Location: University of Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes

About the course

This course provides the practical skills and conceptual understanding required for managing in organisations.

All the basic functional areas that are deemed to comprise the business discipline – Marketing, Operations, Accounting, HRM, Business Strategy, Economics, and other Contemporary Issues – are covered and their relevance to the context of rapid contemporary change is covered in-depth.

During the course, we will develop your problem solving, research and personal skills to satisfy the key transferable skills demanded by employers. Our Degree is taught by a team of experienced, professional and committed staff. We want to work with you to ensure you maximise your experience at university and that you achieve to the very best of your ability.

There are three strands that permeate the overall structure of the course: employability skills, research knowledge and skills, and business-specific knowledge and skills.

These three strands are interlinked and cultivated throughout the three years in a unique and exciting blend.

Broadly, the first year units develop the first skills for reflection and collaborative skills. Individual forms of assessment in the second year include both implicit and explicit reflective elements to allow you to assess your own performance.

In the second and third year, tutors will support you in the transition to becoming a more independent learner, with assessments requiring greater research and fact finding and being more open-ended, with less guidance.

You are encouraged from the outset to be aware of the changing nature of the management functions within which business operates. You are expected to keep up to date with information, and events that will affect business practice.

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We support you every step of the way

We offer a Merit Scholarship, worth £2,400* over 3 academic years, which is awarded to those who can demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, through scoring 112 UCAS tariff points or more.


  • Enjoy a challenging learning experience taught by experts in their fields.
  • Gain a broad understanding of organisations and managerial frameworks.
  • Benefit from opportunities to reflect on your knowledge, learning and practice.
The campus where this course is taught

Units

  • Accounting For Business (AAF016-1) Compulsory
  • Foundations Of Business Communication (BBS003-1) Compulsory
  • Foundations Of Business Management (BBS013-1) Compulsory
  • Intercultural Competence In Business (MAR013-1) Compulsory
  • Law For Business Managers (LAW011-1) Compulsory
  • Principles Of Marketing (MAR001-1) Compulsory
  • Economics For Business (AAF036-2) Compulsory
  • Entrepreneurship And Leadership Of Business Ventures (BSS018-2) Compulsory
  • Human Resource Management (SHR018-2) Compulsory
  • Intercultural Management In Business (MAR015-2) Optional
  • Managerial Accounting And Finance (AAF037-2) Optional
  • Marketing Planning (MAR002-2) Optional
  • Sustainable Business Management (BSS017-2) Optional
  • International Business Management (BSS044-3) Compulsory
  • Research Methods In Business Practice (BSS057-3) Compulsory
  • Specialist Project (Business Management) (BSS045-3) Compulsory
  • Strategy And Change Management (BSS013-3) Compulsory
  • Digital Business Management (BSS041-3) Optional
  • Management And Administration Of Operations (BSS042-3) Optional

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. 

Reasons to study in the Bedfrodshire Business School

Reasons to study in the Bedfordshire Business School

  • A BSIS school - Business School Impact System
  • Holder of the Bronze Award among 21 Business Schools in the country for start-up and business growth advice
  • CIPD approved
  • Professional body exemptions, ACCA, AIA

Entry Requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

UCAS Tariff Points

  • At least 112 points with 96 points from at least 2 A level passes
  • At least 112 points with Distinction Merit Merit in BTEC Extended Diploma or Distinction* Distinction* in BTEC Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma (with 12 merits and 12 distinctions at level 3)
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.

You can work out how many UCAS points your qualifications are worth with the UCAS tariff calculator

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk

As a general guide, to apply for a place on an undergraduate course (BA/BSc) at the University you need to have completed your high school education and have the required English qualification.

We have students from all the European Union member countries so we are quick to make decisions on most qualifications. See your country page for more details

Check Your Country page to confirm that your local qualifications are suitable or contact your International Admissions Team

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Entry Requirements


We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

UCAS Tariff Points

  • At least 112 points with 96 points from at least 2 A level passes
  • At least 112 points with Distinction Merit Merit in BTEC Extended Diploma or Distinction* Distinction* in BTEC Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma (with 12 merits and 12 distinctions at level 3)
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.

You can work out how many UCAS points your qualifications are worth with the UCAS tariff calculator

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk


As a general guide, to apply for a place on an undergraduate course (BA/BSc) at the University you need to have completed your high school education and have the required English qualification.

We have students from all the European Union member countries so we are quick to make decisions on most qualifications. See your country page for more details


Check Your Country page to confirm that your local qualifications are suitable or contact your International Admissions Team

Normally GCSE in English and Mathematics at grade C.

Consideration will be given to mature students without conventional qualifications, and business experience may be taken into account. An interview (by phone or in person) may be required.


You will be well qualified to progress into the following areas:

  • Human Resources,
  • E-Business,
  • Operations/Project Management
  • General Management
  • Starting a business

Further study:

  • Post-graduate study, for example Taught Masters courses in Business Administration, Business and management, Human Resource Management, and Project Management
  • Professional courses, for example: CMI, CIPD, CIM, ACCA, CIMA,APM
  • PGCE Applied Business
  • Research degrees

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £9,250 per year.

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2021/22 is £12,350 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

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Fees and Funding


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £9,250 per year.

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2021/22 is £12,350 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

How to Apply

Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS


EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student