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Applied Business (Management) (BA)

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This programme is subject to revalidation.

The online Applied Business (Management) BA (Hons) provides students with the skills and understanding required to excel as strategic and operational managers in the modern business environment.

The programme is delivered through the Wales-Ducere Office utilising the expertise and industry relevance of the Ducere Global Leaders Faculty. To find out more about Ducere, please visit Ducere Global Business School.


Applied Business (Management) BA
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Applicants who wish to start in September should apply through UCAS. Applicants who wish to start in January or May should apply through the University.

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Contact Email: study@ducere.ac.uk

Why choose this course

  1. A degree tailored to your passions, goals, and ambitions.
  2. Develop an industry-relevant project portfolio as part of your degree.
  3. Learn from dynamic insights from over 250 Ducere Global Leaders, including former Presidents, Prime Ministers, Nobel Prize Winners, Global Leaders, CEOs and Business Innovators.
  4. Develop the skills employers need.
  5. Enjoy personalised student support.
  6. Study when it suits you with HD videos, unmatched academic support and no exams.

What you will learn

Course Overview

Students will come to understand the classic principles of management and their relevance in today’s context, but will also evaluate the challenges and opportunities that have arisen in what is a highly globalised, digitised, and thus diverse, modern business environment.

In addition, students will develop entrepreneurial skill sets that will both assist in effective management within the high-paced digital economy, as well as foster entrepreneurial capacity within established organisations.

Completing this course will empower students to design and implement management frameworks and strategies to suit the unique business scenarios in which they find themselves, regardless of the organisation for which they work.

As students work their way through a unique learning experience that includes tailored learning activities and exclusive video content standing on the shoulders of hundreds of the world’s most successful and inspiring leaders, from Presidents and Prime Ministers to Nobel Prize winners and leading academics, students will be supported in the development of their business acumen.

Module Topics

On this programme, students will cover a range of business areas.

Level 4 (Year 1) begins with business fundamentals, introducing students to key ideas which underpin areas, such as, management, marketing, finance, and developing business models.

Level 5 (Year 2) seeks to build on the knowledge gained at Level 4, studying wider business areas, such as the digital disruption to business, HR management, and business accountability.

Level 6 (Year 3) builds on the knowledge gained at Level 4 and 5, developing real-world business skills, studying topics such as, how organisations change, management strategies, and pathway specific modules.


Assessment methods vary from module to module but you can expect a range of assessments including, reports, presentations and analyses. Assessments combine academic rigour with authentic “real-world” tasks that demonstrate a student’s ability to meaningfully apply their knowledge and skills.

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Key Information

  • Anthony Grace
  • Kathy Lang
  • Ming Chow
  • Rob Weston
Entry Criteria

88 UCAS points plus 2 UK GCSE/GCE O level passes at Grade A–C in Maths and English; or significant work experience* plus 2 UK GCSE/GCE O level passes at Grade A–C in Maths and English.

*Work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will develop capabilities including:

  • Identifying opportunities for business improvement
  • Designing strategies to leverage diverse teams from diverse backgrounds
  • Utilising modern technologies to maximise effectiveness of organisations
  • Through big data and other modern data services, identifying trends set to affect organisations

Implementing entrepreneurial approaches and skillsets within established organisations to assist companies in innovation efforts. Career opportunities include:

  • Project Manager
  • Strategy Specialist
  • Operations Manager
  • Business Owner
Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to this course.

Bursary / Scholarship Information
Further Information
  • Identify new business opportunities
  • Devise and test innovative business models
  • Access modern technologies to grow new businesses
  • Engage with the local start-up landscape through incubators, accelerators, and investors.