Course Overview

Attendance
Duration 3 or 4 years

* Price per academic year

Course summary

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. One of the key areas in most organisations at the moment is the use of digital business concepts and technology: this degree allows you to explore this area alongside more general business and management concepts.

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. This means you have the ability to change courses within the Business Management BA Hons portfolio at the end of the first year.

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. You will also start to develop your greater understanding of how digital business is one of the most important aspects of modern organisations. The Digital Business modules will help you gain a clear understanding of how you can solve real business problems as well as making business opportunities with digital business concepts.

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, looking at how digital business can be used as a vehicle or a driver for change within any organisation. During this year you will complete a piece of independent research in your specialist subject area within the current themes in digital business.

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. You will also be provided with a personal tutor who 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, as well as a year-long study abroad or work placement opportunity.
 

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.

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 5
 

Subjects of study include:

  • Operations and Digital business
  • Managing people
  • Business decision making 
  • Digital Business Fundamentals

You can also choose two options from Information and Digital Economics or Web-enabled Business, or another area of Business, providing you with an opportunity to expand your knowledge in other areas of Business and Management. You will also have the opportunity to study a module from other areas of the University, including a foreign language.

Credit Level 6

Optional work placement/study abroad year

Between Year 2 and Year 3, you can take an optional work placement or study abroad year. The work placement year is a one-year full-time business work placement. Past students on our Business Management courses 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.

You can also choose to split your year abroad into a first semester exchange and a second semester work placement, both conducted overseas.

Subjects of study include:

  • Global Strategic Management 
  • Sustainable Business
  • Digital Business Innovations
  • Current themes in Digital Business

In additional you will be given the opportunity to select two options from Digital Analytics, Interactive and Digital Marketing, and Enterprise transformation in Digital Business. You will also have the opportunity to study a module from the wider business courses to expand your knowledge in other areas of Business and Management.

Credit Level 6

Westminster Plus Electives

 
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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.

Entry Requirements

  • A Levels - BBC/ABB

  • International Baccalaureate - 27 points. We also welcome applications from students taking the IB Career related Programme

  • BTEC Extended Diploma - DMM/DDM

  • BTEC Diploma - D*D*

  • Access - 112/128 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course

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

  • GCSE English Language grade 4/C – IB grade 4 Higher Level, GCSE Maths grade 4/C – IB grade 4

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each component.

We also welcome applications from students who are taking a combination of qualifications listed above. For further information, please contact Course Enquiries.

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

  • International Baccalaureate - 27 points

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each component.

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.

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.

Find out more about placements

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 Careers and Employability Service is here to support you to achieve your full potential.
 
With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we provide you with a variety of opportunities to work and develop new skills. As a University of Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.
 
We can help you:
    •    find work placements, graduate jobs or voluntary experience related to your course
    •    discover international opportunities to enhance your employability
    •    write effective CVs and application forms
    •    develop your interview and enterprise skills
    •    plan your career with our career consultants
    •    gain insights into your chosen industry through mentoring
    •    meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events 
 
Find out more about the Careers and Employability Service.

 

Find out more about other employability initiatives at the University of Westminster. 

What our students say

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: Our fees for 2020/21 will be published in April 2019 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

International tuition fee: Our fees for 2020/21 will be published in April 2019 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Facilities

Course Location

Our Marylebone Campus has benefitted from a multi-million-pound refurbishment resulting in new workshops, digital studios and development of the Marylebone Library. The campus is home to Westminster Business School and our award-winning Architecture, Planning and Tourism courses. For more details, visit our Marylebone Campus page.

Contact us

Contact the Course Enquiries Team:

+44 (0)20 7915 5511

[email protected]

Opening hours (GMT): 9am–4.30pm Monday to Friday

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