Business Studies, BA Hons

  • Want to be a business strategist? Want to understand the key aspects of business?
  • You'll have the opportunity to work with business professionals and/or local communities on live projects
  • Connect with employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Team who focus on developing your employment skills.

Overview

Overview

Course structure

This degree aims to prepare you for a career in business development and management. It will equip you with a broad, integrated understanding of key aspects of business and the changing environment in which businesses operate. 

It focuses on applied research and management models which can be used to improve business performance. You will also learn to analyse quantifiable information in order to make decisions.

As part of your studies you will have the opportunity to work with business professionals and/or local communities on live projects. This will help you to gain valuable experience and learn to critique business theory in practice.

Employability

You will connect with employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Team who focus on developing your employment skills. They also provide you with CV support and will invite you to employment fairs to network with employers and recruiters from industries.

Ranking

Greenwich is one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.

We have also been named as one of the "most international" universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are:

  • To equip you with knowledge of business management and the changing external environment in which business operates
  • To prepare you for a career in business development and management by equipping you with a systematic, broad and integrated understanding of key aspects of business
  • To equip you with capabilities to solve problems systematically and creatively.

Degree re-structure

This degree was recently restructured in collaboration with employers, professional bodies and student feedback. This ensures we develop degrees that are aligned with latest industry trends. (This is standard UK practice across institutions).

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS points from A-levels, of which no more than 12 points should come from AS-levels.

GCSE English language and mathematics with a minimum of grade C are required.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Access courses.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test. Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition

We welcome applications from mature students.

What people say

"The course I did at the university gave me the foundation I needed in business. At 18 years of age it's hard to decide your career path. The degree avoids focusing on one niche area in business and focus on all areas of business."

Kate Barrett
Business graduate

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations and in-course assessments, including:

  • Presentations
  • Problem solving activities
  • Computer-simulated exercises.

Careers

Graduates from this degree may pursue opportunities in management, leadership, strategy, project management, human resource management, operations and logistics, advertising and marketing, and finance.

Work placement

You can gain the insight and practical skills that employers seek in graduates. Our Employability Office will assist you in securing a placement before the sandwich year. Working with over 200 companies our team also offer a range of mentoring schemes and networking opportunities.

The sandwich year (work placement) will appear as a 30 credit course on your Diploma if completed successfully.

Internship

In addition to a placement, you can also do internships during your summer breaks. These will appear on your graduate diploma, showcasing your experience to employers.

Experience abroad 

You can participate in the Erasmus+ international exchange programme. This will help improve your language skills and give you experience of living and working in another country. The Erasmus+ Scheme provides a grant towards the cost of studying abroad for a year. 

Extracurricular activities

Our Greenwich Employability Passport scheme recognises and rewards your participation in additional activities such as part-time work, volunteering, student societies or industry guest lectures.

Business start-up

You will be encouraged to enter the university's Enterprise Challenge which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners received a prize of £5,000 for their idea of developing an enterprise and study hub.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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