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BSc (Hons) Business Management

  • Course Type: Undergraduate Degree
  • Institution Code: P56
Course overview

What can this course lead to?

Just some of the future careers for graduates after completing the course include:

  • Chartered Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Management Analyst
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Sales Manager

You can also continue your development by studying professional qualifications from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Membership to the CMI will help students stand out to employers as 62% of the managers surveyed by the CMI expect new graduate recruits to have professional management skills.


Who is it for?

Distinguish yourself in the job market by earning a BSc (Hons) Business Management degree at UCP that equips you with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in today’s dynamic global business environment, along with a professional qualification from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

At UCP, you will enhance your professional skills and business acumen by engaging in live client projects and industry problem-solving tasks. Receive support at every stage and develop your confidence through client work and industry placements, ensuring you graduate well-prepared to make an immediate impact in the workplace.

Access a wealth of opportunities, including insights from industry guest speakers, opportunuities to participate in networking events to position yourself for success at every turn in your career. You will commencing with a comprehensive core curriculum covering areas such as marketing, finance, managing people, and operations, this degree provides a solid foundation upon which to build your business knowledge.

The first year of the course provides you with a grounding in a variety of business disciplines, which underpin later learning. In year two you have optional modules providing you with the opportunity to tailor your degree. In the final year, a 30 credit Major Project on a topic of your choice allows for further individual specialisation. This degree provides a variety of business skills required for the workplace.

We have consulted with prospective employers on the content and design of this course to ensure that the skills you learn are industry-standard; you will acquire the knowledge and skills essential for analysing, problem-solving, and leading teams, propelling your career forward in this expansive and diverse field. Teaching staff have strong professional profiles, and our close partnerships with local businesses allow us to draw on their expertise and resources for both input and assessment.

As the foremost professional organiation for management, Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is dedicated to developing successful managers and leaders, our collaboration with CMI ( enables you to acquire an additional professional qualification in tandem with your degree. Those enrolled in our BA (Hons) Business Management program have the opportunity to receive a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership upon successfully completing their degree. Upon enrollment in the degree course, you automatically become CMI members, gaining access to a variety of benefits, resources, and events designed to bolster your professional development.

The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 20 students.

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What is covered?

You must take modules worth 120 credits at each level of the course.

Each module is worth a specified number of credits.

Academic and Professional Skills (15 credits)
Global Business Context (30 credits)
Accounting for Managers (15 credits)
Insight into Economics (15 credits)
Insight into Marketing (15 credits)
People, Planet & Profit (15 credits)
Human Resources in Context (15 credits)

Career Management & Employability Skills (15 credits)
Management & Leadership Today (30 credits)
Project and Operations Management (15 credits)
International Trade & Labour Dynamics (15 credits)
Research Project Preparation (15 credits)
Managing People (15 credits)
Data Interpretation for Managers (15 credits)

Modern Leadership Concepts (15 credits)
Responsible Recruitment and Employment Law (15 credits)
Applied Strategic Management (15 credits)
Leadership for Sustainability (15 credits)
Marketing in the Digital Age (15 credits)

Students choose one option from group A and one from group B:
Undergraduate Major Project (Research) (30 credits) - A
Undergraduate Major Project (Practical) (30 credits) - A
Professional Placement (15 credits) - B
Preparation for Postgraduate Study (15 credits) - B

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

72 UCAS Points from a related subject and 5 GCSE grades C/4 or above including English and Maths.

If you have completed the Foundation Degree in Business Management at UCP you can start Level 6 of the BSc (Hons)Business Management to obtain a full honours degree.

Mature students or students who do not have the above qualifications can contact our admissions team on 01733 214466 or to discuss equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience. For more information on EU and overseas qualifications, UCAS, accreditation of prior learning and failure to meet the entry requirements please visit

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The tuition fees for full-time undergraduate students will be £8,250 per year, which is lower compared with many other universities.Fees for part-time study are pro-rata depending on the number of credits you are studying (i.e. 90 credits per year will be 75% of the tuition fee).There may be additional costs for this course which are not covered by the tuition fee.

Full-time: 3 years (2 full days a week over two semesters per year)

Part-time: 4 years (1-2 full days a week over two semesters per year)

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