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Business Management (BA) – Weekend Delivery

This course is an ideal insight into the fast-moving world of business today. The course provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed within the public, private or third sector.

This course is available to Home and International applicants.

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BA (Hons) Business Management

Specialist pathway options available at level 6 include:

  • BA (Hons) Business Management (Accounting & Finance)
  • BA (Hons) Business Management (Marketing)
  • BA (Hons) Business Management (Business Analytics)
  • BA (Hons) Business Management (Human Resources)

Once you have decided that you would like to study this programme, you will need to apply by submitting an application directly to the University.

Visit the UWTSD Birmingham's apply section to find out more. You can also apply using the link below.

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Institution Code: T80

Tuition Fees 2023/24:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year

Why choose this course?

  • Internationally recognised degree
  • Develop the key management, business skills and knowledge you need to progress in your career.
  • Work with friendly, experienced, practice-led tutors who will guide you through every step of the process.
  • Join a learning community that will become a business network for life.
  • UWTSD ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in teaching quality in Business Studies – The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

What you will learn

Course Overview

The BA Business Management programme is a three-year full-time course designed to provide students with all the necessary business skills to excel in their chosen field or carry on with postgraduate studies.

Students who wish to study this programme may come from a wide variety of subject backgrounds, including, but not necessarily business management. This programme suits those who prefer to learn a broad repertoire of business skills, rather than focusing on one specialism.

This involves learning core business skills relating to, for example, marketing, human resources, information systems/e-Business, accounting and finance. Students would undertake a range of tasks associated with business organisations and would enjoy developing sophisticated solutions to business problems and opportunities.

Given the broad range of skills learned, graduates would have many career opportunities in a diverse range of business roles (e.g. marketing, HR, project management, etc.) in a wide range of sectors. This programme is also suitable as a stepping stone for those who wish to develop a specialism after a general business education and for those who wish to become business teachers or as a route to self-employment.

Classes are taught at weekends. The University will aim to deliver the taught sessions over 2 days per week (Saturday and Sunday), 4 hours each day over 3 terms.

Module Topics

Year One – Level 4

  • Introduction to Business (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Introduction to Leadership & Management (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Community Engagement (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Understanding Organisational Structure and Culture (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Global Business Environment (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Academic Skills (20 credits; compulsory)

Year Two – Level 5

  • Data Handling & Business Intelligence (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Entrepreneurship (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Management Accounting for Managers (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Essentials of Accounting & Finance (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Principles of Marketing (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Principles of Human Resource Management  (20 credits; compulsory)

Year Three – Level 6 (BA)

All pathways

  • Independent Project Management  (40 credits; compulsory)
  • International Business Communications Management  (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Strategic Management & Sustainability Management  (20 credits; compulsory)

BA (Hons) Business Management pathway 

  • Project Management (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Leadership and Management Theory and Practice (20 credits; compulsory)

BA (Hons) Business Management (Accounting & Finance) pathway 

  • International Financial Management (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Digital Accounting & Finance (20 credits; compulsory)

BA (Hons) Business Management (Marketing) pathway 

  • Digital Marketing (20 credits; compulsory)
  • International Marketing (20 credits; compulsory)

BA (Hons) Business Management (Business Analytics) pathway 

  • Cloud & Big Data for Business Decisions (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Data Analytics (20 credits; compulsory)

BA (Hons) Business Management (Human Resources) pathway 

  • Strategic Human Resource Management (20 credits; compulsory)
  • International Human (20 credits; compulsory)

This programme offers an academically challenging, vocational experience which incorporates innovative teaching and assessment methods. Students are expected to be active in managing their learning experience, to be creative and to take initiatives to develop themselves.

Key Information

Entry Criteria

This course is available to Home and International applicants.

A wide range of international qualifications which are equivalent to two A-Level passes, including International Baccalaureate and European Baccalaureate are recognised. The University will normally accept students who have completed a recognised International Foundation Programme, for example, those offered by UK Further Education Colleges, Universities, and Colleges of Higher Education.

English language proficiency at or exceeding an average IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent in any other approved test), with no score less than 5.5 in any components of the test.

Career Opportunities

The programme boasts a high employability rate for graduating students who are in work within six months of completing the degree. A significant number of graduates also progress to postgraduate studies at this and other universities. Graduates will apply their knowledge and skills in the following fields:

  • Human Resources
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Financial Services
  • Public, private or third sector management
  • Business Consultancy
  • Postgraduate study/research
Additional Costs

There will be no mandatory additional costs to study beyond the payment of tuition. Students should be prepared to incur the basic costs associated with studying such as transport and any on-campus purchases including printing, coffees, snacks or other sundry items.

Many students also choose to invest in study support tools such as laptops, tablets, and/or software over the course of their studies. Any activities related to study or student life which bear a cost beyond tuition will be optional, and the expense shall be clearly communicated to students at the time of registration.

Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our  section.

Further Information

Please contact birminghamadmissions@uwtsd.ac.uk if you have any questions about the University or about this course in particular. You may also find our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page helpful.