Title: Business Management BA (Hons)
Application: Applications for full-time undergraduate courses should apply through UCAS. The online application form and guidance notes are available on the UCAS website at www.ucas.com or telephone 0371 468 0468.
UCAS Code: BUSI
UCAS Institute Code: B93
Attendance: Full time
Duration: 3 years
Start date: September

Studying for a business management degree allows you to develop a broad understanding of business organisations and provides you with subject-specific knowledge in areas such as markets, customers, finance, operations, communication, information technology and business policy and strategy.

The Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business offers you a broad introduction to the subject area through a range of units, which creates the opportunity to gain relevant skills, knowledge and experience across a range of business sectors. This builds core skills and knowledge while preparingyou for subject specialisation and progression to at Level 5. You will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios.

Bury College University Centre is working hard to put appropriate safety measures into place and welcoming you to a safe learning environment this Autumn.  In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, face to face teaching will be delivered where practically possible and will follow guidelines on social distancing.  In response to changing circumstances and changes in public health advice, learning will be delivered in small class sizes.   Online resources will be used to support learning.  In the event of further social restrictions, for example a further lockdown, delivery of courses will be taught online using a blend of learning resources and online teaching.

Due to the possibility of changing circumstances, please note it may not be possible for planned work experience placement to take place. Where it is possible work placements will be arranged at a more suitable time or location in the academic year. Learners should be reassured that their safety is our primary concern and any extra-curricular activities will only go ahead in accordance with government guidelines.

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You will cover the following topics:

Level 4 – Managing People and Organisations, The Business Environment,   Introduction to Business Finance,  Fundamentals of Business,   Principles of Marketing, Management Accounting

Level 5 – Organisational Behaviour, Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainability in  Practice, Human Resource Management, Services Marketing, Managing Operations, International Economics


Level 6 – Strategic Analysis, Employee Relations, Applied Business Research  and Analysis, Independent Project (optional), Innovation and Entrepreneurship (optional), Global Business, Digital Marketing

You will experience a range of different types of assessment during your programme which will include some of the following: Essays, written examinations, presentations, coursework projects and portfolios, practical assessments, group work, dissertation.

Work experience opportunities may be available to help you gain first-hand experience working in different industry sectors.

A Business Management degree prepares you for a career in business, which may stretch across any sector or industry. Your career options are therefore varied.

Completion of your programme will contribute to your professional development and career progression. Skills developed include:


• An understanding of organisational behaviour and structure
• Analytical and critical thinking
• A creative approach to problem solving
• Decision-making
• Persuasive written and oral communication
• Numeracy and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data
• Self-reliance, initiative and the ability to manage time, projects and resources
• Appreciation of the causes and effects of economic and other external changes

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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements include:

  • Minimum of 80 UCAS points or equivalent in a Level 3 qualification 
  • As well as five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English
  • The university centre will also consider applicants who have an Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • You may be required to attend an interview and an assessment


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