BA (Hons) Business Management (Year 3 entry)

There is a growing need for graduates who have a strong foundation across the disciplines of both business and management, coupled with practical experience. Accredited by both EPAS and CMI, the Business Management degree from GCU provides you with an advanced understanding of business within both local and international contexts.

This direct entry degree is ideally suited for those with an existing understanding of business and management operations such as financial management, international economics, marketing, human resource management or law. 

In two years, your business skills will develop to include in-depth knowledge of strategy, leadership, managing people and operations, entrepreneurship and innovation and technology management.

A key feature of the programme is the development of employability skills, encompassing communication, teamwork, problem-solving and leadership skills, through specialist modules and a dedicated careers tutor.

Your career

Graduates have gone on to rewarding careers in a variety of functions including general management, management consultancy, accountancy, retail management, sales and marketing, human resource management and public relations.

Year 3

Enterprise Value Challenge, International Business Strategy,Business Research Methods and Skills, Operations Management, Managing People and Diversity at Work, Business Management or language option module.

Year 4

Honours Dissertation or Project, Leading Organisations in a Changing Global Context, Management of Innovation and Creativity, Managing Sustainable Business Excellence and a Business Management or language option.

Study Options

  • 2020/21

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Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

UCAS

 

BA (Hons)
Full Time
4 Years
29 Sep 2020
GCU Glasgow
8J9J
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BA (Hons) Full Time 4 Years 29 Sep 2020 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Study Options

  • 2021/22

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

UCAS

 

BA (Hons)
Full Time
4 Years
17 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
8J9J
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BA (Hons) Full Time 4 Years 17 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Year 3
College HND: HND Business, HND Administration and IT or HND Retail Management with AB/ABB in graded units. Other business-related HND programmes may be considered.

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Modern Apprenticeships

If you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 6 in a relevant discipline this would be equivalent to two highers at B.

Relevant experience (RPL)

GCU’s flexible entry policies exist to allow relevant work experience and prior learning to be considered towards standard entry or advanced entry into a course. If you have three to five years of relevant work experience, you can apply for the degree that interests you and get in touch with our admissions team about your application and your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning.

International Pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.

Join GCU in September 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming you to what will be a great new academic year at GCU and we hope you choose this as your study destination. Your experience as an applicant and new student remains our priority. We will be doing everything we can to make sure you enjoy learning through our blended approach of online and face-to-face teaching and to give you as many opportunities to create new friendships and experience everything the GCU community has to offer you!

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff will continue to be our highest priority as rules around social distancing are eased. For more information on the things what you can expect from your first term at GCU, visit our Frequently Asked Questions pages or make an enquiry today.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2020/21

Home: £1,820*
RUK: £9,250**
EU: £1,820*
International: £12,250

*Scottish and EU student tuition fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.
**Students from rest of UK will pay no more than £27,750 towards the total fees of a three or four-year degree.

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2 million per year.

View our Undergraduate scholarships.

In partnership with HM Forces, GCU has identified this programme is being particularly suited to military and ex-military men and women. Visit the HM Forces Careers Zone for more information on the services we provide.

This programme has been awarded EPAS accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). EFMD is an organisation that promotes excellence in management development internationally and accredits programmes throughout the world that meet the high-quality standards it sets for programme delivery.

Find out more at EFMD

This programme is also accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students are eligible for Associate Membership whilst studying on the programme.

You can choose to study a language at each level of this degree. GCU offers modules in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese from beginners to professional level. You can also choose Mandarin at beginners level.

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.

Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.

The learning and teaching methods we use ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centred, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers. We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.

In addition to traditional lecture, seminar and workshop formats, we adopt a multi-platform approach to learning that offers access to a wide range of resources including podcasts, webinars (internet-based seminars), discussion boards and independent (including web-based) study.

Our approach to learning provides a balance between knowledge transfer, knowledge exchange, co-and creation of knowledge based on interaction with peers, academics, and business leaders. We expect students to adopt an active stance to their own learning, and that of others.