Business & Management (with Foundation Year option) BA (Hons)

Why study BA (Hons) Business & Management at BU?

  • Flexibility to achieve your ambitions – start with a strong foundation in business and management in your first year, then tailor your learning (depending on what your interests are) with a specialist pathway* 
  • Opportunities to study abroad at one of our international partner institutions
  • Study a diverse subject that provides a stepping stone to work in any industry, anywhere in the world 
  • Complete an optional 30-week placement, giving you invaluable opportunities to gain industry experience and build a professional network 
  • Study at a university with over 35 years of teaching experience in this area, excellent industry connections and an international reputation
  • You'll be career-ready with 92% of our graduates in employment or further studies, fifteen months after graduating. 

*Selected at the end of your second year (with the exception of Economics and Finance pathways): see our subject area page for further details about each pathway. 

Course accreditations 

The accrediting bodies on this course are renowned industry-wide for promoting excellence and the highest standards, all of which is reflected in the BU Business School experience: 

  • Our Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation is a hallmark of excellence that has been awarded to fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide
  • Our Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accreditation gives you complimentary CMI student membership (and access to resources and services) and means that when you graduate, you’ll receive a CMI leadership and management qualification in addition to your Bachelor's degree 

Business & Management (Marketing) pathway only:

  • Awarded Graduate Gateway status with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), gain CIM professional qualifications as well as exemptions towards a CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing
  • Accredited by the Institute of Data & Marketing (IDM), Europe’s leading training and qualifications organisation for the digital, direct and data profession. 

Foundation year: We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in Business & Management, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree. 

BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
NN12/N1N2 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

For September 2021 and September 2022 entry:  The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.

Foundation Year Entry Requirements for September 2021 and September 2022 entry: 48 - 72 UCAS tariff points.

Required subjects: all subjects considered.

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