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Course summary

Business Management Clearing availability

In a time of rapid technological and social change, businesses need highly trained, adaptable and creative individuals to keep pace and stay innovative. If you’re interested in applying for Business Management you can apply now through Clearing to secure a place for 2020 entry. You can also visit our clearing page to find out more about the clearing process.

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.

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graduate employability

90% of students found work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2017, BA Business Management).


Academic support

The academic support is rated at 78% satisfaction according to the NSS for 2019. It is received through study visits and placements, learn from guest speakers, benefit from working on real case studies and projects, and secure funding for or incubate your own business in the eFactor Challenge and our Knowledge Dock startup hub.

Dr Phil Clark

Developer of UEL's Business Management courses

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.

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’ll 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.

What you'll study and when

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.

People and Organisations
Fundamentals of Economics
Business Statistics and Data Analysis
Mental Wealth 1: Academic and Digital Proficiency (Keystone Module)
Foundations of Marketing
Fundamentals of Business Accounting
Sustainable Operations & Supply Chain Management
Managing and Coordinating the HR Function
Business Management Internship
Project Management
Mental Wealth 2: Graduate Employment Competencies
Consumer Insight
Mental Wealth 3: Global Enterprise and Consultancy Practice
Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
Applied Business Project
Strategy and Design in an International Context
Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurship in Practice
Sustainability and Transformational Leadership

How you'll be assessed

Assessment will be based on practical and vocational skills as well 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.

Course Specification

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.

Who will teach on 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.

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.

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