This dynamic and flexible course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the functions and processes involved in managing complex organisations.
You'll cover the core concepts, practices and techniques of management and develop the skills required to lead. You'll learn about organisational behaviour and the business and economic environment, as well as specific functions like accounting, marketing and supply chain management. Diverse optional modules will also allow you to tailor your course to suit your own interests and career plans, focusing on topics such as human resource management, management consulting, marketing strategy and international finance.
Whether you see yourself working in large organisations, the public sector or starting your own business, you'll develop the analytical, quantitative, computing, presentation and other transferable skills required by the business world.
Our degrees have a modular structure. This means that compulsory modules provide you with the core knowledge and skills that you need, while optional and discovery modules allow you to shape your course to suit your personal interests and career aspirations.
Compulsory modules in your first year will cover the broad foundations of management. You'll build knowledge of organisational behaviour, accounting, and economic theory to understand the contemporary business environment. You'll also learn about the theory and practice of setting up a business and explore your own potential as a manager.
In Year 2 you'll study the fundamentals of marketing and how to manage people and operations effectively. You will develop your research and analytical skills and learn to understand the importance of research, information management and corporate social responsibility in business decision-making. You'll continue to develop your personal leadership skills and see how to demonstrate these to potential employers.
When you reach your final year, you'll further develop your management skills with compulsory modules in strategic management and leadership. Through optional modules, you could explore topics such as employment law, advertising, international banking and finance and logistics. If you choose the Contemporary Management Consulting module you'll have the chance to register with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and if you successfully complete the module you'll gain the CMI Level 5 Certificate in Professional Consulting.
The course culminates with your dissertation, an independently researched project that you submit in your final year, allowing you to apply your research and analysis skills to a management topic of your choice.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Entry requirements, fees and applying
GCSE: Mathematics grade B/6 and English Language grade B/6 or equivalent, or an appropriate English language qualification.
This course is an academically-oriented general business programme, which aims to provide you with a broad understanding of key managerial functions.
Over the last few years graduates from our management programmes have used these flexible degrees to go into jobs such as Human Resources Manager, Recruitment Consultant, Advertising Executive, Business and Solution Analyst, Purchasing Manager, Brand Management Trainee, and Business Process Specialist.
Find out more about Careers and Employability in Leeds University Business School
You will be supported throughout your studies by a dedicated employability team in the Business School who will help you develop and demonstrate the professional skills and experience that top employers are looking for through one-to-one support, workshops and lectures from employers such as L'Oréal and Unilever.
The team also works with a large network of experienced professionals from companies such as HSBC, M&S and KPMG, who take part in our innovative Nurturing Talent Mentor Scheme. With around 140 places available, this scheme offers Business School students the chance to receive free one-to-one advice and mentoring for a year during their studies.
In addition, Leeds University Business School students also have full access to the University Careers Centre and Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Studies. Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.
Study abroad and work placements
On this course you have the opportunity to apply to spend time abroad, usually as an extra academic year. The University has partnerships with more than 400 universities worldwide and popular destinations for our students include Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa and Latin America.
Read more about Study Year Abroad
Practical work experience can help you decide on your career and improve your employability. On this course you have the option to apply to spend a year on placement with organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors, in the UK or overseas.
Read more about the Year in Industry
EU students with a viable business plan have the opportunity to apply for a year in enterprise as part of this course. During this year you will start your own business with support from the University including advice, office space and living costs allowance.
Read more about the Year in Enterprise
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