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Gain a Bachelor's degree in Business Management with Business Ethics and a Certificate in Management and Leadership, awarded by the Chartered Management Institute.

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

How a business conducts itself has become a hot topic. The fallout from and the blame for the credit crunch has been extensively debated. In addition, there have been many news stories of corporate, banking and motor industry misbehaviour and situations where the actions of companies have resulted in severe environmental damage.

More than ever, businesses have an ethical duty to employees, customers, shareholders and wider society to act responsibly. However, the pressure on managers to produce results and profits are often extreme and can lead to businesses failing in their ethical responsibilities. Businesses need managers who understand the many factors that create ethical pressures, and how to deal with them in ways that meet the needs of everyone.

This degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to understand the role of ethics and importance of ethical behaviour within companies in private, public or charitable sectors, at home or abroad. It builds on contemporary ethical management skills and approaches to give you everything required for your first management job in a values-based organisation and success in your chosen career.

Why St Mary's?

Based in West London, St Mary’s is a beautiful campus university with a friendly and professional atmosphere. Nearby, you will find many large companies, including those who supply, run and use Heathrow Airport. We are also surrounded by successful small businesses who need management expertise and welcome student placements.

Our Business Management with Business Ethics 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 subject areas, including business law, management consultancy and digital business.

The has been designed by an experienced team of academics, many of whom have debated ethical issues in a variety of industries. The degree is built to meet the expectations of employers and industry experts looking at management graduates.

You will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement with a values-based organisation and will also manage your own ethics projects for individual assessments.

Teaching methods

Highly interactive lectures, including presentations from top management professionals and practitioners, will be followed by seminars that deepen your understanding of the skills needed to be an effective manager within a values-based organisation.

Individual tutorials offer further support 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 your knowledge, understanding and skills development throughout the programme.

The course 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.

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

Course content

You will acquire an understanding of the financial and economic aspects of businesses, how to act ethically when managing and motivating people and how to build a successful values-based organisation.

Management and development of an ethical business requires an understanding of the changes taking place in the business world, society, consumer markets, financial issues, organisational strategy, global economies and technology. You will learn how all these factors can play an important role in the development of ethical behaviours in the workforce and how actions can affect stakeholder expectation and share price.

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

Business Management with Business Ethics will help you develop a range of employment skills in communication, presentation, analysis, quantification, research techniques, teamwork and working to deadlines.

Successful completion of the degree will open up many career opportunities for you. These 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 with Business Ethics 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.


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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

Further information

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