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Dr Anthony Davies

Programme Director for Business Management/Sport Management

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A dynamic discipline, preparing you academically and professionally for today’s world of business.

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Why study Business Management?

Business Management - as either a Single Honours programme or in combination with another academic subject - will provide you with a degree that is very attractive to employers in both the public and the private sector.

It will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to successfully enter a range of business careers and to deal with the complexities of organisational management.

Why St Mary's?

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 subject areas, including business law, management consultancy and digital business.

There are numerous opportunities to undertake a work placement as an integral part of your degree and to experience the benefits of combining academic theory with the practicality of the working environment.

Teaching methods

The degree makes use of a wide range of teaching methods. You will attend formal lectures, designed to develop a detailed understanding of the subject areas. Small group work is a key feature, with frequent use being made of business case studies in seminars and tutorials.

The e-learning experience is incorporated into a number of modules, facilitating interactive teaching and learning.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed in a variety of ways to 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, seminar performance and simulation exercises.

As well as traditional exam-based assessments and coursework, the programme makes use of online technology, such as building wikis and online seminar discussion.

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

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Course content

Year one

  • Business Decision Making 
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Introduction to the Economic Environment 
  • Management Principles and Practice 
  • Marketing Concepts and Principles 
  • Organisational Behaviour 

Year two

  • Business and the Economic Environment 
  • Business Law 
  • Consumer and Commercial Law 
  • Contributing to the Community 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Experience and Employment 
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Year three

  • Charity Management 
  • Contemporary Issues in the Global Economy 
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility 
  • Digital Business 
  • Employment Law 
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Please note: all information is correct at the time of publication. However, course content is regularly updated and this may result in some changes, which will be communicated to students before their programme begins. Modules listed may either be core or optional- you may not be able to study all your first choice modules.

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.


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Fees and funding

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

Please note: the tuition fees listed on this page are for the 2017/18 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

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