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Business Management, BA Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • Want to become a leader of the future? Want to enhance your lifelong learning skills and personal development?
  • Opportunity to complete a three month internship as part of your studies
  • Utilise project management software and learn the power of digital marketing.

Overview

Overview

Course structure

This degree will equip you with the professional and practical skills that will enable you to become an effective manager of teams and individuals. You will develop the people management skills to confidently handle complex interpersonal interactions within changing business contexts. 

You will study leadership and management skills, as well as business planning, ethics, cross-cultural management and the context and regulatory frameworks of business. You will be introduced to project management software and the power of digital marketing.

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.

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are:

  • To study organisations, particularly the management of people within changing contexts
  • To enhance lifelong learning skills and personal development, allowing you to contribute to society at large.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS points from at least two A-levels. 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:

  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education
  • Access courses
  • Level 2 alternatives like Functional Skills and Key Skills for English and mathematics.

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

Direct entry to Year 2 or Year 3 is available for qualified applicants.

We welcome applications from mature students.

What people say

"My degree allowed me to be an entrepreneur. For somebody who was 18 at the time, I never thought in detail what setting up a business would look like. Combining business insights with academia, my degree has put me in a position to reach my goals."

Nanci Dhell
BA Hons Business Management

"The University of Greenwich run a business planning competition, it offers students the opportunity to be coached and mentored, to take their ideas and have it turned into a reality."

Yvonne Platt
BA Hons Business Management graduate

"I'd tell other students to definitely apply for internships. You don't want to miss out on the opportunity to gain that experience and it's a perfect way for you to get a little taster about whether you like that industry."

Jake Nunn     
BA Hons Business Management graduate

"I chose business management because it gives me the practical managerial skills to help run my own business. When I graduate, I would like to be my own boss and run my own music company and I feel that this programme will help me to fulfil my dreams."

Sarah-Jayne Flowers
BA Hons Business Management 

"The reason that I would recommend business management, I think it is one of those programmes that take you basically everywhere. You can walk into anywhere with my degree. It gives you skills that you need for the workplace. It gives you the theory and the practical if you choose to do work placements."

Damallie Christine Lwanga
BA Hons Business Management

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through: 

  • Examinations 
  • Coursework essays
  • Presentations
  • Group work
  • Simulations.

Careers

Career options include management roles in the private, public or voluntary sectors of industry, including positions in general management, functional management (finance, marketing, operations or personnel), management consultancy or small business initiatives.

Outstanding alumni careers:

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. You will be linked with a mentor through our employer networks to support you in developing your business plan.

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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