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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 14000 per year

All study options

About Business Management at Westminster Business School, London, University of Westminster

Business success requires a breadth of knowledge and abilities. In bringing together theory and practice, this course will enable you to develop the vision, innovation and dynamism required in the contemporary business world.

The Business Management degree allows you to build the degree of your choice, by studying for a general business award or specialising in one of seven business areas: Accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, legal regulation or marketing.

The course also gives you the opportunity to change pathway at the end of the first year, allowing you to specialise if you wish at that point. You may also change to the general pathway at the end of the second year.

During the course, you will gain a broad range of business knowledge and skills which will enable you to pursue a career in the private or public sectors. You will also have the appropriate skills and the confidence to develop your own business.

In Year 1 you are introduced to the functions of business organisations, the broader business environment, and key management skills and competence including information gathering and analysis, accounting, economics, marketing and organisational behaviour.

In Year 2 you will be investigating and learning how businesses operate, looking at how people are managed, how you manage business operations and how managers make key decisions.

Year 2 is the year where you will start to specialise in the pathway of your choice, where you also have the ability to select modules to develop your knowledge in a certain direction within your pathway. You may also select a module in a foreign language. Your personal tutor will help you to decide on a programme of study best suited to your abilities and personal career interests. There is also an opportunity to study abroad for a single semester.

Year 3 will enable you to apply critical and reflective approaches to exploring the challenges facing organisations at a strategic level. You will also develop your specialist area further. During the year you will complete a piece of independent research within your specialist subject area.

In each year of study, you will take a combination of core and option modules, with increased flexibility as you move through your degree. Each year, you will also have the opportunity to study a foreign language as part of your course.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course.

To help you make an informed decision, you can have a look at how marks have been calculated and study time has been distributed on this course in the past.

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Subjects of study include:

  • Accounting and Finance Fundamentals
  • Analysing and Managing Information
  • Global Business Environment
  • Marketing Principles
  • People and Organisations

You will also have the opportunity to take an option module that broadens your skills or helps you gain more in-depth knowledge of your specialist area. Your option module may be a foreign language.

Credit Level 4

Subjects of study include:

  • Operations & Digital business
  • Managing people
  • Business decision making
  • London Business

You can also choose two options from Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, Legal Aspects of Employment, Project Management, Sports Marketing, Web-enabled Business, or other areas of Business. You will also have the opportunity to study a module from other faculties of the University, including a foreign language.

Optional work placement/study abroad year

Between Year 2 and Year 3, you can take an optional work placement or study year abroad. The work placement year is a one-year full-time business work placement. Past students have completed placements in a variety of small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and prestigious organisations, including Barclays Bank, British Airways, Disney UK, IBM and the National Health Service (NHS). The study abroad year allows you to follow a programme of study at one of our partner institutions, giving you an opportunity to experience life in another country and learn Business from a different cultural viewpoint.

Credit Level 5

Subjects of study include:

  • Global Strategic Management
  • Sustainable Business
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Current themes in Business and Management

You can also choose two options from comparative international management, consumer protection, digital analytics, interactive and digital marketing, project and programme management, social media for business or other areas of business. You have the opportunity to study one module from across the University, including a foreign language.

Credit Level 6

Westminster Plus Electives

As part of your course you may be able to take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

Find out about Westminster Plus Electives.

Programme Specification

For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the programme specification.

Download the Programme Specification

Course Leader

More about me

Rachel Lander

Senior Lecturer

Rachel Lander joined Westminster Business School in 2003.  She is an alumnus of both Imperial College and the London School of Economics and Political Science.  She has a background in working for the public sector in Information Systems Strategy, Small Business Consultancy and management of training before moving into academic work. She established and led the Purchasing and Supply Chain Management MSc from 2009 - 2017 and is Module Leader for the post graduate modules Business Process Integration with SAP,  and Sustainable Supply and Procurement. She is the University's SAP UK University Alliance coordinator.  She is currently module leader for a core level 6 module in Sustainable Business, delivered to over 500 students a year and structured around the UN Sustainable Development Goals, also developing student digital skills through use of Tableau software to analyse global conversations in Sustainability on Social media.

My two top tips are to work hard and make friends on the course, because in order to succeed, you need a good support-network and that's where friends really count.

Course Team

Kamala Balu - Senior Lecturer
Dr Vincent Rich - Head of School - Org. Econ. & Soc.
Dr Daniela Parker - Senior Lecturer
Henryetta Simpson - Senior Lecturer
Dr Tantawy Moussa - Senior Lecturer in Accounting
Caroline Ennis - Senior Lecturer
Dawn De Kock - Senior Lecturer
Dr Ioannis Christodoulou - Senior Lecturer
Rachel Lander - Senior Lecturer
Phil Sainter - Director of Learning, Teaching and Quality

Careers

If you are studying a Bachelor's degree at Westminster Business School, you can choose to take a year's break from your studies in your third year to do a placement.  

A placement year is a great way of gaining practical work experience within an industry relevant to your studies. It increases your confidence and skills, and boosts your employability. It gives you a chance to apply the theoretical techniques you have learnt during your undergraduate degree so far to a real business environment while you work as a member of an established organisation.

The Business Management degree prepares students for employment in SMEs, blue chip organisations, and the public or private sector. It allows students to tailor their degree in order to gain employment in various positions within Business and/or Management.

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015-16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you'll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

What our students say

Emma Snell

Business Management BA Honours

I've had the best experience during my placement year, improving my confidence, learning so many new skills and helping with some incredible events across London. 

Lana Chowdhury

Business Management BA Honours

The Business Experience Team were really helpful and supportive throughout my placement. I have learnt a lot and grown as an individual over the last year.

Maria Avramova

Business Management BA Honours

The placement really helped me figure out where and how I would like to develop myself. I have already applied for a graduate job at the company. 

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14000 per year

Entry requirements

Typical Offer

One of the following (or an equivalent qualification):

  • A levels - BBC 
  • International Baccalaureate - 28 points
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma - DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction

In addition to one of the above, you should have:

  • GCSE minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 5.5 in each element.

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process.

Typical Offer

  • International Baccalaureate - 28 points

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 5.5 in each element.

More information

International Foundation course

We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Foundation Certificate courses for international students who don't meet our Bachelor's degree entry requirements.

Find out how to apply for the Foundation Certificate course.

What students think about Westminster Business School, London, University of Westminster

    Vanessa De Silva, Management Consultant, Expertise Limited, Bermuda

    Testimonial from Vanessa De Silva, Management Consultant, Expertise Limited, Bermuda, student at Westminster Business School, London
    As an international student I was looking for a Master's program that would offer me an experience and education that I could utilise worldwide. The University of Westminster was a simple choice for me knowing the superior level of education, top quality professors and fabulous location offered. The culturally diverse group of classmates held various levels of professional experience which enriched my learning as we continued to develop and challenge each other.

    Having completed the MA Human Resource Management specialising in Employee Relations I have acquired an education which lead me to a fulfilling career rather than a short-term job. As a Management Consultant in an Employment Services firm I work with local and international clients and have continued to develop my practical experience in employee relations, policy development, recruitment and performance management.

    Andrew Behles, Trainee Chartered Accountant, Nexia Smith & Williamson

    Testimonial from Andrew Behles, Trainee Chartered Accountant, Nexia Smith & Williamson, student at Westminster Business School, London
    As a US national with relatively little experience in international accounting standards and practices prior to beginning the course, the WBS Msc in Finance and Accounting provided me with a useful blend of accounting theory and practice that has well equipped me for securing a job in international audit in the UK upon graduation. And with up to six exemptions from ACCA exams, its easy to see a quick and tangible return on investment.

    Owen Coughlan, RBS Global Banking & Markets

    Testimonial from Owen Coughlan, RBS Global Banking & Markets, student at Westminster Business School, London
    A Distinction in my Masters at the University of Westminster gave me the knowledge and confidence to gain a coveted job in an investment bank. Having a solid grounding in theory combined with practice in my Westminster Business School degree enabled me to take on the added responsibilities I needed to advance my career.

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