Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £9,250 *
International Fees £12,750 *
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.

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

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, in this case, human resource management. Modules such as HRM Essentials have been selected to emphasise this area within your studies.

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.

Course structure

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

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 and Digital Business
  • Managing People
  • Business Decision Making
  • HRM Essentials

You can also choose two options from: Work and Organisational Psychology within the HR context, Sociology of Work and Industry, or other areas of business. You will also have the opportunity to study a module from other parts 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 NHS.

The study abroad year allows you to follow a programme of study at one of our partner institutions, giving you an opportunity to experiment life in another country and learn Business from a different cultural viewpoint.

Credit Level 5

Subjects of study include:

  • Global Strategic Management
  • Sustainable Business
  • Employment Law
  • Current themes in Human Resource Management

You can also choose two options from Assessing and Development, Cultural differences and People Management, Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace, or other areas of business. You have the opportunity to study one module from across the University, including a foreign language.

Credit Level 6

Accreditation

This course is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a professional association for human resource management professionals.

Entry Requirements

Typical offer

One of the following (or an equivalent qualification):

  • A levels – BBC
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points (minimum)
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended 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:

  • GCSEs – minimum grade 4 in Maths and English (grade C in grading system prior to 2017)

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

 

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process

 

Typical offer

· International Baccalaureate – 26 points (not to include Higher Level science)

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

More information

· Country-specific entry requirements

· English language requirements

· How to apply

· Visas and advice

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.

Pre-sessional English programmes

Need to improve your English before starting your course? We offer summer pre-sessional English programmes to help develop your English language skills.

Find out more about our pre-sessional English programmes

 

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 (Human Resource 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, management and/or Human Resource 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.

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Get a taste of student life at Westminster Business School.

Our blog gives you insight into student life on campus, internships and study exchanges, and more.

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Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250 (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.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

International tuition fee: £12,750 (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.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

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 the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and Westminster Business School. For more details, visit our Marylebone Campus page.

Contact us

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+44 (0)20 7915 5511

Opening hours (GMT): 9am-5pm Monday to Friday

course-enquiries@westminster.ac.uk

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