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Get ready to enter the corporate world with confidence in your ability to operate and manage at a high level by studying this Business Management degree.

Business Management is also available as an undergraduate degree with a foundation year.
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Why study Business Management?

The world needs good managers. It needs them at every level, whether managing day-to-day business operations or in the headquarters of businesses, government or charities. If you want to climb the corporate ladder of an international organisation developing managerial concepts, skills and disciplines will be critical to that ambition.

This Business Management course has been designed by an experienced team of academics, many of whom have experience of working as managers in a variety of industry sectors. The degree takes into account what employers and industry experts expect [LINK TO BLOG, below] from new management recruits.

This degree gives you the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful manager, in private, public or charitable sectors throughout the world. It builds on contemporary management skills and approaches, giving you everything needed to secure and succeed in your first management job.

Completion of the degree leads to dual accreditation: Bachelor's Honours degree and Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership awarded by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Why St Mary's?

St Mary’s University is a small and beautiful campus university in West, with a friendly and professional atmosphere.

Our Business Management programme combines coverage of the key business areas from finance and marketing, through to strategy and human resources, with the opportunity to study more specialist subjects, such as business law, management consultancy and digital business.

You can undertake a work placement as part of your degree. This will allow you to experience the benefits of combining academic theory with the practicality of the working environment.

Being located in the capital means we are near many large companies, including a range of sectors that supply, run and use Heathrow Airport. However, we are also surrounded by successful small businesses who need management expertise and welcome student placements.

Teaching methods

As well as highly interactive lectures, you’ll receive presentations from leading researchers and top management professionals and practitioners. Seminars will deepen your understanding of the skills you’ll need to be an effective manager. Individual tutorials offer further support in learning the subject matter on a one-to-one basis.

These approaches are supplemented by an online virtual learning environment where you can find additional learning materials.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed in a variety of ways that test knowledge, understanding and skills development throughout your degree.

The programme uses a broad range of assessments including business reports, essays, practical exercises, presentations, case studies, examinations, assessed blogs, seminar and simulation exercises as well as traditional exam-based assessments and coursework. Wherever possible, you’ll be assessed using digital methods and online feedback.

Key facts

  • Successful completion of the degree leads to dual accreditation: Bachelor's degree and Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership, awarded by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Work placement opportunities integrated into the second and third year of the programme
  • Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus

Joint honours

Business Management can be combined with any of the following courses to create a joint honours degree programme:

Course content

You will learn what makes business tick, including the financial and economic aspects of business, how to manage people, and how to organise for success.

You will learn how to manage the long-term future of a business by studying changes taking place in the business world, in societies, markets, finances, economies, technology, political intervention and legal or ethical requirements.

You will also discover how to develop and implement strategy to meet requirements and the processes behind completing in-depth research projects investigating the different choices your business needs to make.

You will have the opportunity to gain managerial experience during one of several work placements offered throughout the programme.

It is possible to gain professional accreditations and certificate exemptions by successfully completing selected core and optional Business Management modules.

Professional bodies include Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) and Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting (CIPFA).



Year one

  • Contemporary Business Issues 
  • Financial Decision Making 
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Introduction To Management Theory 
  • Organisational Behaviour 
  • Contemporary Marketing Practice Core

Year two

  • Business Economics 
  • Business Law 
  • Consumer and Commercial Law 
  • Contributing to the Community 
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Experience and Employment in Business 
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Year three

  • Building a Start-up Business 
  • Charity Management 
  • Contemporary Issues in Global Business 
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility 
  • Digital Business 
  • Employment Law 
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Please note: information published on this webpage is subject to change before the programme commences. Please refer to the programme specification document (PDF) for an authoritative summary of the programme.

Career opportunities

The degree is designed to help you develop a wide range of skills that will enhance your employability portfolio. These skills include communication, presentation, analysis, quantification, research techniques, teamwork and working to deadlines.

Career opportunities for graduates include banking, insurance, law and business consultancy, as well as a wide variety of specialist and generalist management posts in leisure and sport, marketing and human resources.

The Careers Service has more information on careers and postgraduate study options available to Business Management students who have started their studies at St Mary’s.

There is also the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of your degree. The Centre for Workplace Learning offers work-related modules that can be embedded within your studies.

Facilities

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Fees and funding

Home/EU: £9,250
International: £11,220

The tuition fees listed on this page are for the 2018/19 academic year.

For information on fees for other academic years - along with information about financing your studies - please check the Fees & Funding section.

Additional costs

Your tuition fee will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme.

Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken. For further information about additional costs please contact anthony.davies@stmarys.ac.uk.

Further information

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