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Business Management

Entry Year: 2023

3 study options

Business Management BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Start
September 2023
UCAS code
NN12
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAA at A-Level. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics.
Full entry requirements
Home fees
£9,250
Overseas fees
£23,950
Funding information
Paying your fees

Business Management with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2023
UCAS code
NN16
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAA at A-Level. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics.
Full entry requirements
Home fees
£9,250
Overseas fees
£23,950
Funding information
Paying your fees

Business Management with Integrated Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2023
UCAS code
NN13
Institution code
Q50
Entry Requirements
Full entry requirements
Home fees
£9,250
Overseas fees
£21,200
Funding information
Paying your fees

Overview

Are you interested in learning about the relationship between business and society?

Our Business Management BSc is designed to develop your understanding of management techniques and the forces at work in business.

You'll have the opportunity to:

  • Build on your creative thinking, communication and analytical skills while learning about key business practices, including accounting, marketing, human resources and organisational innovation.
  • Tailor your studies in your second and third years through a wide range of optional modules, allowing you to prepare for your chosen career path.
  • Select the 'Year in Industry' route to spend the third year of your degree on an industry placement with an employer.
  • Graduate with knowledge of the real-world strategies and processes used by contemporary organisations, from small and medium-sized enterprises to large multinationals.

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Structure

If you are taking an Integrated Foundation Year, this will take place before Year 1. If you choose the Year in Industry option, your degree will take four years to complete.

Year 0

Foundation Year


Compulsory:

  • IFP/J3016 Applied Mathematics for Business
  • IFP/J3000 English Language and Study Skills
  • IFP/J3020 Independent Study Project
  • IFP/J3015 Introduction to Business and Management
  • IFP/J3018 Management


You must choose one from:

  • IFP/J3017 Accounting for Business
  • IFP/J3019 Marketing


Optional


Choose one from:

  • Film studies: IFP3009 Introduction to Film Studies; IFP3010 European and American Art Cinema
  • French: IFP4011 French Language and Culture I (a); LAN4012 French Language and Culture I (b)
  • Geography: IFP/J3005 Introduction to Human Geography; IFP/J3006 The Human Geography of London
  • History: IFP/J3023 The History of the UK from 1900 to 1955; IFP/J3024 The History of the UK since 1956
  • Politics and International Relations: IFP/J3003 Introduction to Politics; IFP/J3004 Introduction to International Politics
  • Japanese: IFP4041 Japanese Language and Culture I (a); LAN4042 Japanese Language and Culture I (b)
  • Literature: IFP/J3007 Introduction to English Literature; IFP/J3008 Introduction to American Literature
  • Spanish: IFP4021 Spanish Language and Culture I (a); LAN4022 Spanish Language and Culture I (b)

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 1

Compulsory modules:

  • Accounting for Business
  • Business and Society
  • Current Challenges in Business and Management I
  • Current Challenges in Business and Management II
  • Economics for Business and Society
  • Fundamentals of Management Studies and Skills
  • Introduction to Marketing and Communications
  • Professional Development 1
  • Work and Employment

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

Compulsory modules:

  • Corporate Strategy and Environmental Sustainability
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Working with Business Data
  • Professional Development 2


Choose five from:

  • Advertising
  • Advanced Accounting for Business
  • Business and History
  • Business Law
  • Corporations and Social Responsibility
  • Creative Industries
  • Entrepreneurship
  • European Business Context
  • Financial Institutions Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Managing Under Regulation
  • Microeconomics for Managers
  • Operations Management
  • Organisational Learning in the Workplace
  • Persuasive Strategies in Marketing
  • Politics, Advocacy and Influencing Change
  • Quantitative Analytics
  • Research Methodology
  • Responsible Leadership
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Work-based Module: Volunteering and Social Action - Theory and Learning

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

Compulsory modules:

  • Strategic Analysis and Practice


Optional:

Students can take eight of the following electives, or six electives plus the dissertation module.

  • Business and Social Approaches to Social Media
  • Business Computing
  • Company Valuation
  • Corporate Law and Governance
  • Consumer Psychology
  • Business Management Dissertation
  • Employment Relations
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Financial Management
  • Firm Governance and Strategy in the Institution Context
  • Gender at Work
  • Global Supply Chains
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • International Financial Management
  • Macroeconomic Modelling and Policy
  • Managing Diversity
  • Managing Public Services
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • New Product Development
  • Organisational Change and Development
  • Organisations and Identity
  • Principles of Evidence-Based Management
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Startups and Incubators
  • Volunteering and Practical Social Action

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

 

It may also be possible to choose modules from other departments across Queen Mary to complement your studies, with guidance from your academic advisor.

Study options

Apply for this degree with any of the following options. Take care to use the correct UCAS code - it may not be possible to change your selection later.

Integrated foundation year

International students can apply for our Business Management BSc with an Integrated Foundation Year. The foundation year prepares you for the rest of the programme and is taught on campus by Queen Mary lecturers.

Year in industry

This option will allow you to spend the third year of your degree on an industry placement with an employer, in a role relevant to your field of study. After the placement, you will return to university to complete your final year of study, meaning your degree programme will last for four years in total.

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Testimonial

"I’ve had a chance to explore accounting, finance, statistics, marketing, entrepreneurship and human resource management and further niche into my preferred areas. I’ve been able to take part in SBM-only events and projects - such as consultancy projects and various guest lectures - as well as access paid work opportunities within the School."

Laura Stanculescu, Business Management, 2022

Teaching

Teaching and learning

Teaching and research are based on three pillars: governance; social justice and sustainability; as well as the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

You'll receive approximately two hours of weekly contact time per module, comprising lectures led by academic staff and smaller seminar groups.

For every hour spent in class, you’ll complete a further two to three hours of independent study. You'll have access to well-designed resources for this self-directed study, and we will pair you with an academic advisor to support your progress at all stages of your degree.

Assessment

Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework (presentations, assignments, essay report writing, in-class tests, research and project work) and/or examinations in May or June.

Resources and facilities

The School offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:

  • A purpose-built media suite designed to support student entrepreneurship.
  • A dedicated Internships Coordinator to help with work experience opportunities and applications.
  • A free four-day leadership development course for third year students, providing practical leadership training outside the classroom.
  • An alumni network that can connect you to fellow Queen Mary graduates worldwide.

Entry requirements

A-LevelGrades AAA at A-Level. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 36 points overall, including 6,6,6 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include a minimum of 4 in Standard Level Mathematics.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English and Maths at grade B or 5.
EPQ

Alternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.

For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq

Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.
A-LevelGrades AAA at A-Level. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 36 points overall, including 6,6,6 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include a minimum of 4 in Standard Level Mathematics.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English and Maths at grade B or 5.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification. For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Academic requirements

This programme combines a three-year degree with a bespoke foundation year, providing you with a smooth pathway as an international or EU student whose prior education or English language proficiency does not enable you to apply directly for a three-year degree.

This programme is designed for students who have completed a good high school education that consists of at least 12 years study. For full country specific entry requirements and qualification equivalencies visit: qmul.ac.uk/international/countries

If you have taken both GCSE and A level exams (or equivalent qualifications) in the UK you will not be considered for admission to this programme. In such cases we recommend that you apply for the relevant three year programme with entry in year 1.

Applicants who have studied A levels in the UK will be considered on a case by case basis.

Current University Foundation Programme or International Foundation Programme applicants will not be considered for the Integrated Foundation level course.

Please contact the Admissions team if you are unsure about eligibility.

English language requirements

Minimum of IELTS 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Non-UK students

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.

Funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Careers

Graduate destinations

Graduates from our business degrees gain crucial skills that are highly valuable to employers, such as: analytical and critical thinking, creative approaches to problem solving, numeracy, confidence in interpreting and applying business data, and the ability to allocate resources and undertake projects.

Some apply their degree knowledge directly, entering roles such as Business Analyst or Marketing and Sales Manager, while others transfer skills gained during study into areas such as media, law or finance.

Recent graduates from the School of Business and Management have been hired by:

  • HSBC
  • BDO
  • Deloitte
  • JP Morgan & Co
  • KPMG
  • Standard & Poor’s
  • Unilever

Career support

The School of Business and Management has a dedicated Employer Engagement and Internships Coordinator, and we run a tailored careers programme for students. In previous years, this has included business-specific workshops, industry networking events and visits to companies such as Bloomberg and Salesforce.

Our careers team can also offer:

  • Specialist advice on choosing a career path.
  • Support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs.
  • Feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms.
  • Interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

Unistats data for these courses

Business Management - BSc (Hons)

Business Management with a Year in Industry - BSc (Hons)

Business Management with Integrated Foundation Year - BSc (Hons)

About the School

The School of Business and Management takes a unique interdisciplinary approach that promises students an inspiring educational experience: we teach you to think beyond textbooks, management fads and memorised formulas for success.

Our faculty come from all over the world and bring a sound practical knowledge to their teaching: they have worked for the BBC, UK government ministries and the European Union.

The School’s Mile End location keeps us close to all the action in the City and Canary Wharf. We’re also home to a number of research centres, groups and clusters focused on public engagement and having a real-world impact.

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