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BA (Hons) Business Management

Pearson Business School
Course summary
3 years
9,250 GBP
Full time
Next available date: September 2022 - London
Undergraduate Education
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Course description

BA (Hons) Business Management

This is a business management degree with a difference, designed, developed and delivered with our industry partners, including Unilever, IBM, WPP and Lloyd’s of London.

You’ll learn business as it really is in the corporate and entrepreneurial world of London, through regular industry events, interaction with our industry partners and start-ups in residence, guaranteed internships (subject to eligibility criteria) and lots of opportunities to build your employability skills through our Talent Development programme. Previously, our students have pitched to Salesforce, met the directors of Direct Line Group and presented to the CEO of Unilever.

Get more than a degree, be immersed with practical experiences, study within a FTSE 100 company and be taught by industry-experienced tutors.

You will be at the heart of the action, with course modules and practical experiences that are closely connected to industry. 

Suitability - Who should attend?

UCAS tariff points

Typical entry - 120 UCAS points.

Our UCAS tariff entry is 120 points or above which is equivalent to BBB from three A Levels or equivalent qualifications. After reviewing your application, if you have, or are predicted to get those grades/points, we will be able to make you an offer through UCAS Track.

We also welcome applications from students who have studied (or are studying) a range of qualifications, including but not limited to: the International Baccalaureate, Access to Higher Education diplomas, Higher National qualifications, BTECs, Scottish Highers, Cambridge Pre-U, Welsh Baccalaureate and equivalent non-UK qualifications. You can calculate your UCAS points by visiting the UCAS website.

Assessment-based entry

If you do not have the UCAS tariff points you need, or traditional entry qualifications, you can still apply through our assessment-based entry route. You’ll be invited to an online Professional Workshop, where you'll undertake four tasks (including an interview) to help us assess your suitability for the course. Your performance at the Workshop will determine whether we can offer you a place on our programmes.

English Language requirements

If your first language is not English you may need to complete an English language test, such as a Pearson English language test (PTE Academic) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, to demonstrate you have the language skills needed to complete your degree. All of our courses are taught in English.

  • IELTS - 6.5 IELTS (with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening)
  • PTE - 62 including 60 in each subtest
  • Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency - 176 (with a minimum of 169 in Reading and Writing and 162 in Speaking and Listening)
  • Internet-based TOEFL - 90 Overall including at least 22 in Reading, 21 in Writing, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Completion of this degree gives exemption to paper Business and Technology (BT) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). You could also gain exemption from papers Management Accountant (MA), Performance Management (PM), Audit and Assurance (AA) and Financial Management (FM), depending on your module choices – see website for more details.

Training Course Content

First year (level 4)

  • Principles of Business 1 (30 credits)
  • Principles of Business 2 (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Research (15 credits)
  • Professional Behaviours and Customer Management (15 credits)
  • A choice of electives (30 credits)

Second year (level 5)

All Business Management students study these core modules in order to build an understanding of the central functions within an organisation.

  • Strategic Marketing (15 credits)
  • People Management and Leadership (15 credits)
  • Operations and Project Management (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Contract Law (15 credits)
  • A choice of electives (60 credits)

Third year (level 6)

By your final year, you will have developed a thorough understanding of the principles of business and will have had lots of exposure to real organisations, industry case studies and working practitioners. This final year is focused on bringing everything you have learned together to solve real business problems.

In the final year, all Business Management students study three core modules:

  • Strategic Management (15 credits)
  • Strategic Innovation Management (15 credits)
  • Final Project (30 credits)
  • A choice of electives (60 credits)

See website for a list of elective modules.

Course delivery details

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and industry workshops.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. Industry Workshops, jointly led by an industry expert together with the academic tutor, will give you an opportunity to solve authentic work-related tasks to gain hands-on experience. You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course.

The team includes both academics and professional practitioners with industry experience.

Why choose Pearson Business School

A recent graduate survey reveals that Pearson College London is one of the top 20 institutions in the UK (18th out of 378) for graduates entering full-time employment, placing the College in the top 10% in the UK*.

When surveyed on the classification of occupation, approximately 84%* of respondents were already in highly skilled employment (national average is 77%).

*Contains HESA Data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2021. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data.


  • September 2022 entry: £9,250 per year

See website for more details.

Continuing Studies

Our Business students go on to pursue a range of different careers from setting up their own businesses to earning a place on some of the country's top Graduate Schemes with companies like Sainsbury’s and IBM.

Other possible career paths from this degree include:

  • Operations and product assistant/manager
  • Buying/Merchandising
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • PR
  • General management

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Pearson Business School

Find your business path with a range of undergraduate in business subjects including Management, Marketing, Finance and Entrepreneurship and postgraduate degrees and short courses. At Pearson Business School, they do things differently – they're part of Pearson, a FTSE 100 company, and...

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