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Business Management and Leadership, BA Hons

Thinking of a career in management? This flexible business management and leadership degree offers the skills you need to become an effective leader in the private and public sectors.

Our degree in business management and leadership offers new and less experienced managers the chance to develop management skills and become effective business leaders. You'll explore the fundamentals of business management, learning about leadership and management skills, business strategy, organisational behaviour, cross-cultural management, business research methods, ethics, marketing, and finance. You can choose from several final-year project types to suit your interests.

The transferable skills you'll gain will boost your employability and generate new opportunities to build successful careers as a business manager or to start your own business. Popular careers for business management and leadership graduates include business management roles in the private, public, and voluntary sectors in large companies, SMEs, start-ups, social enterprises, and charities.

This course is ideal for busy people who wish to combine study with work or other responsibilities. Classes are on campus one day per week, with additional learning and support online. You can begin in January, May or September 2022.

UCAS points

96 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

N111 G BA/BusMgt

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Campus

Greenwich

Duration

  • 3 years full-time
  • 4 years sandwich

Start month

January

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* January 2022 starters pay the 2021/22 fees.

2021/22 fees

What you should know about this course

  • The course is designed to give you the skills to become a future business leader.
  • Our business, management and marketing courses are ranked in TOP 3 for course variety in London (University Guide 2021).
  • Our degrees in this subject are ranked top 10 for student satisfaction in London (Complete University Guide 2020).
  • Gaining skills in MS Excel, you will learn to harness the power of data.
  • Study Management & Leadership and earn up to £26,000 on graduation, based on our average graduate earnings.

What you will study

Subject to validation

We continually develop new courses to reflect the needs of students, employers, and professional bodies. This course is currently subject to the final stage of our approval and validation process.

In the unlikely event that the course is not approved before the start date, we will help you find an alternative course.

Year 1

In year 1, you will develop an overall understanding of the business environment, the general business planning process, fundamentals of marketing strategy and key sales management aspects. This will be topped up with the communication and leadership skills and knowledge needed by junior business managers.

Modules include:

  • Business and Economic Environments
  • Business Processes and Planning
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Marketing Principles and Sales Management

Year 2

You will learn to apply your knowledge and skills from year 1 and develop your ability to analyse and address complex issues at a higher level. You will be able to work as operational managers to address questions in areas such as financial management, entrepreneurship, and resource management from a project perspective.

Modules include:

  • Project Management
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Operations and Resource Management

Year 3

You develop as a strategic manager to respond to business challenges within a global context. You will continue to develop your business capabilities to produce a full spectrum business analysis for strategic deployment. You'll be able to demonstrate your leadership and organisational skills through a final-year project.

Modules include:

  • Global Business
  • Managerial Strategy and Leadership Development
  • E-Business and International SCM (Supply Chain Management)
  • Final-year Project

About the course team

We are an experienced team of academics and industry professionals. Trained postgraduate researchers also contribute to seminar teaching with their latest research-led insight. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work.

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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Got a question?

To find out more about our Open Days and Campus Tours or if you need any assistance, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk.

Clearing entry requirements

Typical UCAS points for Clearing entry: 96

If you are a UK citizen or have permanent residency we require 96 UCAS points from at least two A-levels. Plus GCSE English Language or literature and mathematics at grade C / 4 or above.

We also accept BTEC / National Diploma, International Baccalaureate, Access courses or level 2 alternatives like Functional skills and Key Skills for English and mathematics.

If you are from outside the UK we accept a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

If you have any queries about entry requirements please contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

This section helps you understand more about how you'll learn based on standard delivery of teaching and learning on campus.

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2021/22. In line with government guidance, we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible on campus for the 2021/22 academic year. Depending on the national situation, and government advice, the situation may change but we are confident we are ready to manage any changes quickly and safely. Find out more about how we are keeping our campuses safe.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate self-study time (around 20-30 hours per week) to read, prepare for coursework and presentations.

You can use Stockwell Street library and online resources to support further reading and research.

Overall workload

You will learn one module only in each six-week teaching block involving one day per week classroom teaching and online sessions. At the end of each block, you have one formal written coursework, for which you will get support from tutors via various simulating scenarios/games.

There are two modules per term (four per academic year).Your overall workload consists of contact hours as well as independent learning and assessments. Each credit equates to around 10 hours of study.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2021/22 fees *

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* January 2022 starters pay the 2021/22 fees.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software. Our Stockwell Street library also offers extensive books for loan, access to journals and digital resources.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Work placements are optional, and you are responsible for arranging your placement with support from the university.

Previous students  have secured a placement year at the NHS, Santander, Net-A-Porter, Intel and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

How long is my placement?

Work placements are 9-12 months of full-time paid work. You take this between the second and third years of study.

What are the financial arrangements?

UK placement annual salaries range between £13,000 and £18,000 pro rata. Some charity/voluntary work organisations offer travel costs and lunch expenses in lieu of a full salary.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

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.

Are internships available?

Internships are optional, and last for a minimum of six weeks. Gain a Certificate in Professional Practice and valuable employment experience before graduating.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Business School Employability team is committed to supporting your journey towards a rewarding graduate destination. We provide a professional service to empower you to achieve your potential. Services include:

  • CV, cover letter, and interview tips
  • Careers fairs
  • Overseas exchange
  • Mentoring

More about our employability services

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

Access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need support to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

Our Greenwich Employability Passport Scheme will make your CV stand out to employers. It recognises your efforts in part-time work, volunteering, sports and societies during your studies.

If you're interested in starting your own business, our Generator runs workshops, mentoring and networking opportunities. You can enjoy our dedicated workspace, take part in an Enterprise Challenge, and get support for a Tier 1 Start Up Visa.

Accommodation information

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We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our undergraduate prospectus or check our related courses below.

Business and management at the University of Greenwich

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Visit our business and management subject page.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time, you can now apply through Clearing.

If you want to apply for a later session, see our how to apply page.

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

‘If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.

‘If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.