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London Metropolitan University

Business Management (including foundation year)

UCAS Code: N210

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent).

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subject

Management studies

**Why study this course?**

Our four-year Business Management (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree has a built-in foundation year (Year 0) that provides you with an alternative route into higher education if you don't have traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree in business.

During your foundation year you will engage with business challenges in a stimulating environment, while boosting your confidence and acquiring crucial academic skills. This acts as excellent preparation for your subsequent three years of study, which will allow you to specialise in more specific and advanced areas of business.

**More about the course**

Our innovative Business Management (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree has been devised with valuable industry input, giving you an edge when it comes to seeking that all-important job when you graduate.

At London Met, we’ll help you acquire key business skills and knowledge in the classroom but we’ll provide you with a wide range of opportunities outside of the classroom too. The University is home to Accelerator, which provides advice, support, networks, knowledge and resources that can help you turn a business idea into reality. Based in Shoreditch, Accelerator is a unique resource that has helped many students and graduates establish their own businesses.

You will share your foundation year with students on other business-related foundation year courses. This allows you to share ideas and insights with your classmates before going on to specialise in your subsequent years of study. Should you decide during your foundation year that you’d like to specialise in a different area of business, there is also some flexibility to allow you to do this.

Following your foundation year, you will study the same course content and get the same choice of modules as those who study our Business Management BA (Hons) course. Here you’ll have the opportunity to explore decision-making, leadership, organisation design and management, with a range of optional modules to choose from.

You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course, but you’ll also gain a Level 5 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) diploma. As a member of the CMI you can access their facilities, attend events and access over 200,000 live management jobs and its mentoring scheme.

Modules

Example Year 0 modules:

Development for Success in Business
Orientation for Success in Higher Education
The Context of Business
Using and Managing Data and Information

Example Year 1 modules:

Business Decision Making
Business and Enterprise
Fundamentals of Management
Personal and Academic Development
The Business Environment

Example Year 2 modules:

Business Research Methods
Leadership and Leading
Serving Customers in Global Markets
Creating a Winning Business 1
Learning through Work
Managing Organisational Development, Performance and Reward
Organisation Design and Management
Professional Experience Year Placement
Resourcing, Retaining and Motivating Talent

Example Year 3 modules:

Achieve Your Potential
Management Dissertation
Strategy: Choices and Change
The Practice of Management
Business Writing and Communication
Economics of Multinational Business
Financial Decision Making for Managers
Managing Corporate Reputation
Project Management
Quantitative Data Analysis

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed through group work, coursework, presentations and portfolios as well as reports, business plans and seen/unseen exams. Some modules will require you to produce an e-portfolio including real-life investigations and tasks. In your final year you will also write a dissertation.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

Law

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Management studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Management studies

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
37%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Management studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Average annual salary
97%
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Employed or in further education
98%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

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What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Management studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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