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Course Level:Undergraduate
Next Start Date: October 2022
Duration: 3 Years
Campus Location: University of Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes
Attendance: Full-time
UCAS Code:N203

About the course

On this degree, you study all the essential aspects of business management, from accounting and marketing to strategy and change, as well as experiencing a 12-week work placement. This strong practical focus means you graduate with the skills to successfully manage any organisation or set up your own business.

The course offers a broad approach to business management that supports you to become a flexible professional, comfortable working across a spectrum of business areas including marketing; accounting; human resource management; strategy; managing change; and project management. In addition, it prepares you for 21st-century global business with units in intercultural and international management; sustainable business; and digital business.

You also gain practical experience of the challenges and excitement of management through a 12-week placement in or around Milton Keynes.

Why choose this course?

  • Learn in small classes through lectures, seminars and workshops, cementing your learning via group projects, research exercises, presentations and case-study analysis
  • Enjoy the course’s strong practice focus, where you apply theory to diverse real-life situations, including managing organisations undergoing dramatic change
  • Study includes entrepreneurship and starting a new business, ideal if your ambition is to set up on your own
  • Benefit from experienced and supportive staff who provide learning opportunities in a professional environment, replicating industry practices
  • Gain from the opportunity to work independently on a final-year project in an area of interest
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
  • Enterprise Placement (BSS020-2) 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 tend to be focused on employability thus tend to be 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. Assessment becomes more nuanced and more demanding in Levels 5 & 6 with the expectation that students will be increasingly able to create their own subject specific knowledge. The enterprise Unit is assessed via portfolio and reflection thus allowing for experiential learning.

Reasons to study in the 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


Our graduates have created 870 start-up businesses since the 2014/15. Read more.

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 96 points with 80 points from at least 2 A level passes
  • At least 96 points with Merit Merit Merit in BTEC Extended Diploma or Distinction Distinction in the BTEC Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • 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 96 points with 80 points from at least 2 A level passes
  • At least 96 points with Merit Merit Merit in BTEC Extended Diploma or Distinction Distinction in the BTEC Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • 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


The strong focus of this degree on employability skills and the wide range of business areas covered open up many opportunities and possibilities for future employment. On completing the course, you are well placed to take up a mid-level management position in accounting; marketing; human resources; e-business; operations/project management; and general management. You also have the entrepreneurial knowledge and skills you need to start your own business.

You may like to progress to further study at postgraduate level. The University of Bedfordshire Business School offers related taught Master’s courses in Business Administration (MBA), Project Management and Sustainable Management. We also offer a range of professional development courses and research degree opportunities.

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2022/23 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

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 2022/23 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

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 2022/23 is £13,500 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

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

Fees and Funding


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2022/23 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

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 2022/23 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

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 2022/23 is £13,500 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

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

Extra Costs

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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