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BA (Hons)
Business Management

Start on your path to becoming a successful business manager with this course. Business Management equips you with the many skills you need to work in a major business, SME or to become a successful entrepreneur. As well as experiencing business placements, you’ll have the chance to work on live projects during the course.

Qualification: BA (Hons)

UCAS code: N202

Study mode: Full-time

Location: High Wycombe Campus

Duration: Three years

Start date: September


Is this course for me?

In a rapidly changing business world, our degree course in Business Management prepares you with the right knowledge and skills for a career in management throughout the UK and internationally. This course is ideal for students interested in developing business knowledge and management skills in any industry. The world of business can be full of surprises, so we make sure you'll cope with any challenge that gets in your way.

Gather a cluster of skills to take with you into your career

Whether you plan on starting your own business or develop skills for a management career in local or global organisations, you'll need to be well equipped with a number of skills, and to be able to apply those skills. At the Bucks Business School, you will learn these skills through our exciting and dynamic modules.

In year one we run modules that cover key functions such as marketing, human resources, finance and the business environment.  We will help you to develop employability skills and understand the industries you may be interested in working in from year one, and get involved in business challenges with your peers.

In year two you will develop your knowledge and skills, including project management, selling and negotiating, operations management and economics and start to focus on key areas within marketing, HR or finance, or running your own business.  Additionally you will work on live projects with local businesses as a consultant, to apply your knowledge and further develop your skills.

In year three you will study the strategic elements of business and focus on a dissertation which will demonstrate your interest, knowledge and passion for a subject of your choice.

Make your mark on the world of business

Business and management is important today because it provides the majority of employment in the UK. To ensure future success, companies are constantly on the lookout for skilled and qualified managers; having this degree will help you stand out in front of employers.

We work closely with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) who have accredited our Business Management degree programme, so not only will you receive a degree from us, you will also receive a qualification from the CMI.

While you're studying with us, many businesses ask our students to help with live projects. Before you even graduate, you'll have the opportunity to be known by businesses in the area and have many connections to make the most of when looking for work.

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We have a bustling business department packed with expertise. All our business courses cross over, with some modules being shared across the degrees. We believe in breaking down barriers and giving our students every opportunity to expand their network while with us. With smaller, more intimate class sizes, we give our students one-to-one teaching and support.

Being so close to London gives us some amazing industry links. You’ll have the chance to gain experience with different businesses. Our emphasis on real world experience gives you that competitive edge when heading into employment.

Make the most of our industry links

Our focus on recreating the industry on campus gives a boost to your employability. Some of the large companies we have worked with include Dreams, Softcat, Enterprise-rent-a-car, Sacla, Dow Chemicals and the NHS but also local businesses such as Wycombe Radio and KVA Digital. We have a strong practical element to our business courses with live briefs that our contacts in industry trust our students with. We’ve had students consulting major companies and helping start-ups to get their businesses on the move.

Learn about Business from well-seasoned experts in management

Our lecturers have extensive industry and academic experience. They’ll help you mix theory with practice, informing your teaching with their knowledge. We get many guest speakers visiting, some of which are former students. We make sure that you’ll always know about the latest trends in the world of business.

Some of our lecturers have their own interests in the business world, some with their own businesses. Their main interest is your teaching and they are on call, ready to support you through your studies.

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Year One

  • Business Environment
  • Financial Decision Making
  • People and Organisations
  • Marketing
  • The Graduate Challenge
  • Career Viewpoint

Year Two

  • Enterprise Projects
  • Operations & Project Management
  • Small Business
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting & Finance
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Economic Analysis
  • Business to Business and Services Marketing
  • The Media Business
  • Resourcing and Reward
  • Future of Work
  • Selling & Sales Management
  • International Human Resource Management

Year Three

  • Dissertation
  • UK Taxation
  • Financial Reporting and Management
  • Consultancy Project
  • Enterprise and New Business
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Managing Innovation in Business
  • Business Information Systems
  • International Marketing Management
  • Negotiated Work Based Learning
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
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What are the entry requirements?

A typical offer will include GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above and a UCAS Tariff score of 80-96. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

How much does it cost?

Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry

Full-time Home and EU: £9,250 per year
Full-time International: £10,500 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details, visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Further information
Find out more about our fees and funding.
Find out more about our fees for international students.

Questions about fees?
Contact our Student Centre on:
01494 603 020
student.centre@bucks.ac.uk

Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years are subject to rise with inflation or course delivery costs.

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow.

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What are my career prospects?

When you graduate, you’ll be equipped with a broad understanding of business practice and have developed a range of personal skills that will support you throughout your career.

This qualification opens doors in management in just about every sector, and you will discover career opportunities across national and international businesses. You may even decide to start one of your own. Additionally, there are opportunities to continue your studies with a range of academic and professional postgraduate courses.

You can further your career in professions such as:

  • Project manager
  • Commercial manager
  • Sales and Marketing manager
  • Business Owner
  • Entrepreneur
  • Customer relationship manager
  • Finance manager

How will you help me prepare for my future career?
Throughout your time with us we’ll support you on the route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders.

We encourage work placements for our students, giving you the opportunity to develop your skills in a work background. Our modules and teaching expertise will help you become more independent as a learner and more certain of your discipline expertise.

We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more..