Business and Management

Graduates who understand the complexities of business are highly valued by employers.

What Will I Study?

Core Modules

Academic English Skills
Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University.  These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

Route-specific Modules

You will study issues in microeconomics, including consumer behaviour, the setting of objectives and analysis of costs within companies, monopoly and oligopoly, market failure and economies of scale.

Introduction to Accounting*
You will learn about the core principles of management accounting and how these are applied as a basis for decision-making within a business context.

Introduction to Marketing and Advertising
You will look at the basic principles of marketing and advertising and how these are applied in contemporary business and non-business contexts.

Macroeconomics and the Global Economy
This module introduces you to the key concepts of macroeconomics including how goods, financial and labour markets operate: factors that influence rates of unemployment, interest and inflation.

Organisational Behaviour
You will study the evolution of organisational behaviour as a discipline. There will be opportunities to discuss and analyse current issues from a range of perspectives in domestic and international contexts.

People and Organisations
This module builds upon the Organisational Behaviour module and explores contemporary issues in human resource management. Aspects of business studied include industrial relations and management.

Business Statistics
You will build on your basic knowledge of statistics acquired through the study of core mathematics and work on your data presentation skills.

Financial Communications
You will be introduced to the basic principles of financial communications and should develop an understanding
of the nature and purpose of financial statements and how they are prepared and analysed.

Travel and Tourism**
You will investigate contemporary developments in travel and tourism and examine influences on the industry. You will analyse the changing demand for tourism and the economic, environmental, social and cultural impacts.

*Option if you choose to progress to BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance, or Business and Finance.
** Option if you choose to progress to BA (Hons) International Tourism Management.

Successful completion of this course can lead to the
following degrees:

Degree Award Grade to progress to year one † Grade to progress to year two ‡ English grade
Accountancy and Finance  BA (Hons)

40% (Average)



Advertising and Marketing BA (Hons)
Business and Finance  BA (Hons)
Business and Management (with Professional Practice)∆ BA (Hons)
Business and Marketing (with Professional Practice)∆ BA (Hons)
Business with English BA (Hons)
Business Studies (with Professional Practice)∆ BA (Hons)
Events Management BSc (Hons)
International Business Management BA (Hons)
International Tourism Management  BA (Hons) 
Marketing Management BA (Hons)

Degrees and grades listed above are subject to change.

† 1st year

  • an average mark of at least 40% in academic subject modules studied and
  • a module mark of at least 50% in Academic English Skills with a component mark of at least 40% in each of the skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing

‡ 2nd year

  • an average mark of at least 50% in academic subject modules studied with a minimum mark of 40% in each of those modules studied and
  • a module mark of at least 50% in Academic English Skills with a component mark of at least 40% in each of the skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing and
  • a module mark of at least 50% in any other module that is identified as an exceptional requirement in the programme documentation

 Availability of Professional Practice element to international students is dependent on visa restrictions. Students who successfully complete their studies with a year of Professional Practise will receive an award title containing (with Professional Practise) after the name of their degree. Those who do not will receive a standard BA (Hons) award.