Business Management BSc (Hons)

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Overview

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Degree

UCAS code: N2BM 112 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management, home applicant, full time

    • This course is in Clearing

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time, 6 years
    • pro-rata full time fee
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 14820 per year

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: N101 64 UCAS points

What makes this course different

1st in London

Our Business Management courses ranked 1st in London in 4 categories including “Assessment and Feedback” & “Academic Support” (National Student Survey 2023, Results published 10 August 2023)

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Highly rated by our students

95% of students surveyed on this course responded positively to questions on "Learning Resources" in the 2023 National Student Survey. (National Student Survey 2023, Results published 10 August 2023)

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Professional experience

Benefit from expert guest speakers, study placements/visits, and work on real case studies and projects. You will be well equipped for a career in management or starting your own business.

Course modules

Throughout this three-year course, you'll be introduced to a variety of topics that are fundamental to the running of any business. You'll gain a crucial understanding of the wider context that businesses operate in, whether economic, technological, or social. The first year introduces you to essential business knowledge by covering key topics such as marketing, business intelligence, and professional development. At the end of the first year, you'll understand how organisations function through their staff, through data analysis, and through their relationship with the wider, global economy.

The second year builds on this basis by covering specific topics across management, including business law, finance, and project management. This is complemented by modules that introduce an ethical framework for business, looking at corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability in particular.

In the final year, you'll apply these core building blocks of business in practical projects – a management report and dissertation - as well as through modules that address wider questions about entrepreneurship and the changing nature of business in the 21st century. At the end of your degree, you'll not only have a practical understanding of how businesses operate on a day-to-day basis but also a deeper awareness of the role that businesses play in society and the professional tools to enter a managerial career or start your own business.

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

UEL is home to one of the country’s largest trading floors and houses a Marketing and Analytics Lab. Hosted by Amazon Web Services, giving access to real-time data and practical exposure in business marketing and human resources.

Industry links

We have links with London-based organisations like:

  • Pareto
  • Randstad
  • KPMG
  • Accenture
  • Capita
  • PwC
  • Unilever

We deliver workshops and events in partnership with UEL. Students benefit from the industry insight that these events provide, as well as the networking opportunities they present.

Graduate employers

Our graduates have gone on to jobs at such companies and organisations as, Accenture, Ernst & Young, Marriott, Amazon, Morgan Stanley, KPMG, Deloitte or PwC.

Job roles

Roles you could go into include project management, supply chain manager, management consultants, business analyst, product manager, marketing and sales manager, operations research analyst, administrative services manager, financial manager, human resource manager or client services manager.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Further study

You could go on to further study by doing our MSc International Business Management.

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including: 

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services
  • Careers workshops and employer events
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top: 

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

We pride ourselves on giving students a fantastic experience and great support from day one. We're an inclusive university with a close-knit community of students and our teaching reflects that.

We encourage students to find internships during the course of their studies, offer a work-based learning module in the second year, and allow you to arrange a year of work between years 2 and 3; through our Global Scholars scheme, you'll also be able to study abroad for a full year, enriching your CV and your own student experience.

Guided independent study

When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve skills development through online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, and preparing coursework assignments and presentations.

Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, and specialist facilities, such as edit suites, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

Academic support

If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths, or statistics, our Academic Tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions, and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential. 

You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses.

Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater to your every need. UEL provides also support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).

Dedicated personal tutor

When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of the academic course team who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.

Workload

Your overall workload consists of class and online tutor-led sessions, individual learning, and practical activities. The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module, and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work. You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year depending on your course.

Teaching is delivered through a diverse range of methods, not only to develop your different skills but also to enrich the learning experience. As well as traditional seminars and lectures, you'll go on trips to businesses across London, learn from guest speakers, and gain useful, practical experience. Our location in East London - near Canary Wharf in Docklands and hundreds of booming businesses in Stratford and the surrounding area - gives us incredible access to exciting business partners in one of the world's greatest cities.

Your timetable

Your individualised timetable is normally available within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

Class sizes

To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 40 - 50 students a year. Lecture sizes are normally 40 plus students.

In workshops, you will be taught in groups of 12 - 15 students. However, this can vary by academic year.

How you'll be assessed

Assessment will be based on practical and vocational skills as well as theoretical knowledge. As a result you will be assessed through a variety of methods, ensuring different aspects of your skill set are acknowledged and rewarded – these methods include; coursework, essays, examinations, industry-related practice, presentations, project work, practical reports, portfolio development and group work. The variety of assessment techniques also ensures you are exposed to different ways of working that will be useful in your future career; keeping a portfolio and working on projects are natural ways of working in an industry that will be encouraged during your studies.

More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides. You will always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days, although you will receive immediate feedback following many of our face-to-face assessments.

Campus and facilities

University Square Stratford

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What our students and staff say

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Commencing a 3-year BSc was quite daunting. However, within my first semester, most of my worries dissipated as I saw the immense opportunities UEL had to offer. I got selected for a two-year AWS programme, completed a summer role at PwC, and secured a full-time role at an investment firm months before graduation. “

Tobore Joseph

BSc (Hons) Business Management graduate

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Confronting ethical dilemmas in business and understanding the implications of choices can be a moment of moral growth and professional development and that’s what business management is all about. The opportunity to work with real clients on a consultancy project was one of the momentous experiences, and this enabled me to get the feel of what the work environment will be like."

Tracy Kabamoori Arinda

BSc (Hons) Business Management graduate