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Overview

This course is designed to train you for the jobs of the future; you'll be taught the fundamentals of business management in the wider context of the contemporary business landscape, ensuring your skills will remain flexible and adaptable as the world changes.

The course combines practical professional experience with creative approaches to enterprise and innovation that will develop your entrepreneurial spirit. We incorporate as much hands-on experience and professional training as possible; you'll visit businesses across London, learn from guest speakers, and study work-based projects, with opportunities to take up internships and spend a year in work.

What makes this course different

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Exceptional rate of graduate employment

90% of students were either in work or further study, six months after graduation. (DLHE 2017, BA Business Management)

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CMI accredited

Become an affiliate member of the Chartered Management Institute while you study. Gain professional level recognition, first rate mentoring as well as networking opportunities.

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Professional experience

Benefit from expert guest speakers, study placements/visits, work on real case studies and projects with access to our Business Centre. Step into a career in management or start your own business. Whichever your professional pathway, you will be well equipped.

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High marks for Academic support

According to the National Students Survey (NSS) for 2019, Academic satisfaction was rated at almost 80%. We continue to work hard to achieve a high standard of student satisfaction year on year.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Throughout this three-year course, you'll be introduced to a variety of topics that are fundamental to the running of any business. You’ll also gain a crucial understanding of the wider context that businesses operate in, whether economic, technological or social.

The first year lays the foundations of your business knowledge by covering fundamental topics such as marketing, business intelligence and professional development. At the end of the first year, you'l have developed an understanding of how organisations function through their staff, through data analysis and through their relationship with the wider, global economy.

The second year builds on this basis by covering specific topics across the management spectrum, including business law, finance and project management. This is complemented by modules that introduce an ethical framework for business, looking at corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability in particular.

In the final year, you’ll learn how to apply these core building blocks of business in practical projects – a management report and dissertation – as well as through modules that address wider questions about entrepreneurship and the changing nature of business in the 21st century.

At the end of your degree, you'll not only have a practical understanding of how businesses operate on a day-to-day basis but a deeper awareness of the role that businesses play in society and the professional tools to enter a managerial career or start your own business.

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change. 

MODULES

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    Developing Academic Skills

    The main aim of this module is to equip you and develop the academic skills necessary to study at an HEI. This includes an introduction to the structure of higher education and also the learning and study skills necessary to produce quality pieces of work.

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    Developing Academic Literacy

    The aim of this module is for you to develop confidence and autonomy through ‘learning by doing’ process. It will help you develop your academic literacy, appropriate academic voice and skills and to express argument(s) by using credible academic sources. Additionally, it helps you to apply theoretical concepts/positions in their coursework and also to demonstrate these properly in written form. It is also designed to ensure you understand the concept of academic integrity and associated protocols and the use of Word and referencing tools such as Endnote.

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    Employability in Hospitality, Events and Tourism (Mental Wealth)

    The main aim of this module is to familiarise you with the qualities required to identify, secure and retain graduate employment in the dynamic and customer centric industries of Hospitality, Events and Tourism Management. You will gain an understanding of the skills essential to working in the HET Industries to impact positively on the customer, ways of building relationships with customers and influencing positive experiences for the customer and business. This seeks to identify and meet the “soft-skills” and work readiness skills that most employers demand.
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    Inside Business

    This module is designed to give you a broad introduction to the main functions within a business, and assess how associated decisions are made. The aim is to provide you with an understanding of the relevance of these key topics in preparation for future studies in Business or its associated specialisms.

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    The Global Business Enterprise

    This module aims to offers you with a sound base in business and enterprise and support further studies. The module is built around developing your knowledge of the environment within which business, enterprise and entrepreneurship operate and will give you a solid scaffolding for expanding their knowledge of the area.

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    Connecting to Business and Employment through Volunteering

    This module provides you with the opportunity to engage in an activity as a volunteer in a social enterprise or charity. The experience will enable you to witness business processes practice and enables you to identify and try different styles of work. The activity itself will offer you with valuable networking opportunities, the development of employability skills, and experience that can enhance your CV.

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    People and Organisations

    This module will introduce you to the variety of work organizations. You will also understand and explore the psychological, sociological and economic explanations of human behaviour in organisations.

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    Fundamentals of Economics

    The module aims to enable you to develop an understanding of the basic economic concepts, theories, ideas and tools and their real-world application.

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    Mental Wealth 1: Academic and Digital Proficiency

    The module will equip you to succeed in both your studies and subsequent career. This includes the development of individual non-cognitive intelligence; digital proficiency; and cultural intelligence.

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    Foundations of Marketing

    The main aims of this module are to introduce you to the fundamentals of the Marketing discipline, many of which are developed further in subsequent Level 5 and Level 6 marketing study.

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    Fundamentals of Business Accounting

    This module will develop and prepare you for entry into the professional workplace or further studies in accounting and finance. As part of this module, you will learn and develop a sound basis of theory and principles, accounting techniques and skills necessary as a foundation for further study and practical experience in accounting.

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    Managing Sustainable Operations

    The aim of this module is to develop students’ interest, knowledge and understanding of how the processes of designing, producing and delivering products, services are carried out. This module has close relationships with other modules on the programme including those in the areas of competitive advantage, innovation, entrepreneurship and marketing.

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    Business Management Internship

    To provide students with experience of work including familiarisation with the professional work environment. The module will be underpinned by employability skills training, reflective assessment and support from programme leader and other members or UEL staff.

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    Project Management

    The aim of this module is to develop your interest, knowledge and understanding of how a successful project is planned developed, monitored and managed. This module has close relationships operations management, but explores the specific demands of the delivering the successful project.

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    Mental Wealth 2: Graduate Employment Competencies

    This module will provide you with the opportunity to document the development of core employability skills and allow students to acquire tangible evidence to support your employability narrative at interviews.

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    Consumer Insight

    The main aim of this module will enable you to understand the behaviour of people as consumers by analysing the practices and processes involved in the act of consumption. This understanding precedes all marketing actions and is one of the critical components of marketing analysis essential for strategic decision making within a business context.

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    Mental Wealth 3: Global Enterprise and Consultancy Practice

    This module will develop core employability skills and allow you to develop and demonstrate skills in (i) the analysis of a problem (ii) planning and organising a task, including time management (iii) exercising judgement in the light of observed and published data (iv) compiling a report, (v) teamwork and collaboration and (vi) use of appropriate technologies.

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    Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics

    The aims of the module are to develop a critical appreciation of the key principles of business ethics, corporate responsibility/citizenship and sustainability, and the relation of these to the workplace and encourage you to critique theories of management and leadership from the perspective of ethics.

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    Applied Business Project

    The aim of this module is to enable you to conduct a live applied business project. This could include a work-based project, report on internship or placement (paid or unpaid), business simulation, Bloomberg project, project management report, or case study.

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    Strategy and Design in an International Context

    Small and big, public, private or third sector, all organization success is linked to their strategy. The module will provide you the opportunity to investigate how organizations analyse their external environment and use their internal resources to gain, and sustain, a competitive advantage.

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    Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurship in Practice

    This module will enable you to critically appreciate a range of tools and techniques that aid the development of entrepreneurial activity from the position of the entrepreneur and that of the intrapreneur. You will engage in activities which will develop your abilities for idea prioritisation and recognise those that are worthy of pursuit in terms of the wider operational framework, market and economic conditions.

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    Sustainability and Transformational Leadership

    This module will enable you to understand the concepts and debates on sustainability at the firm level and develop a critical appreciation of sustainability innovation within the triple-bottom-line and the responsible enterprise.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

We pride ourselves on giving students a fantastic experience and great support from day one. We’re an inclusive university with a close-knit community of students and our teaching reflects that.

Teaching is delivered through a diverse range of methods, not only to develop your different skills but also to enrich the learning experience. As well as traditional seminars and lectures, you’ll have the chance to go on trips to businesses across London, learn from guest speakers and gain useful, practical experience. Our location in East London - near Canary Wharf in Docklands and hundreds of booming businesses in Stratford and the surrounding area - gives us incredible access to exciting business partners in one of the world's greatest cities.

We also work closely with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), delivering workshops and events in partnership at UEL. Students really benefit from the industry insight that these events provide, as well as the networking opportunities they present.

We encourage students to find internships during the course of their studies, offer a work-based learning module in the second year and allow you to arrange a year of work between years 2 and 3; through our Global Scholars scheme, you'll also be able to study abroad for a full year, enriching your CV and your own student experience.

Day-to-day teaching reflects the world of work in order to prepare you for your future career. You'll work on projects, deliver presentations, maintain a portfolio and work on group tasks - all ways of working that you will encounter after you leave university.

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

Assessment will be based on practical and vocational skills as well as theoretical knowledge. As a result you will be assessed through a variety of methods, ensuring different aspects of your skill set are acknowledged and rewarded – these methods include; coursework, essays, examinations, industry-related practice, presentations, project work, practical reports, portfolio development and group work.
 
The variety of assessment techniques also ensures you are exposed to different ways of working that will be useful in your future career; keeping a portfolio and working on projects are natural ways of working in industry that will be encouraged during your studies.

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

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WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Ann Olagundoye

Ann currently works within the School of Business and Law, She is a programme lead for Business and Management.

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What we're researching

At the University of East London we are working on the some of the big issues that will define our future; from sustainable architecture and ethical AI, to health inequality and breaking down barriers in the creative industries.

Our students and academics are more critically engaged and socially conscious than ever before. Discover some of the positive changes our students, alumni and academics are making in the world.

Please visit our Research section to find out more.

We've gone to great lengths to ensure our courses meet the demands of employers and is flexible enough to meet the needs of students. You'll find an enthusiastic team of lecturers and great facilities at UEL. If you bring a willingness to learn and get involved, you should thrive here.

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Developer of UEL's Business Management courses

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Harry talks about his Business Management degree at University of East London.

YOUR FUTURE CAREER

This course will teach you specific, practical skills that are directly applicable to potential careers, while giving you a broad enough education to remain flexible and adaptable to different industries. The course also incorporates teaching in entrepreneurship that will be valuable for students who want to start their own businesses – our very own Knowledge Dock is an on-campus resource that can help you incubate your business ideas and secure funding.

The structure of the course ensures you will be exposed to the principles and practice of various business functions; from human resources and finance, to marketing and business law. This breadth of topics ensures you’ll have a highly sought-after skillset, and accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute ensures those skills are relevant and attractive to employers.

Our location in East London gives us access to some of the most iconic, innovative and dynamic businesses in the world; from the established financial centre of Canary Wharf, to booming Stratford and the surrounding area known as the ‘Silicon Roundabout’. We host events, conferences and workshops at UEL in partnership with many of the businesses that are right on our doorstep and give students the opportunity to gather experience and contacts during their degree.

This business-led approach extends all the way through the course, with the opportunity to learn from business leaders in the region, visit local organisations and network with professionals.

This accredited course will thoroughly prepare you for a senior or managerial role in a variety of industries. We place emphasis on a vocational approach to teaching, allowing you to develop a wide range of employability skills through experience and training. We also have a superb employability team that works with students to find placements, projects, graduate schemes and full-time employment, combining careers advice with practical training in interview technique and CV writing.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.