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University of Gloucestershire

Business Management and Strategy (Level 6)

BA (Hons)
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Course length
1 Years
Oxstalls, Gloucester

Course overview

Top up your HND or diploma into a full BA honours in one year and progress your career. You’ll learn about building and sustaining strategy as well as completing your own investigative study, you’ll develop specialist business management skills in line with your career goals. Subjects include strategic marketing, new business enterprise and globally responsible leadership.

Gloucestershire Business School is based at our state-of-the-art Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. The £18 million development is home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses.

Study style

You’ll learn through lectures, seminars, group work, reflective practice, problem-solving challenges and presenting. Through these you’ll develop skills in managing people, projects, finance, HR, marketing and logistics.

Real-world case studies offer you the opportunity to build your expertise while simulations and live pitches to business leaders give you practical experience.

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Entry requirements

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    • Applicants should possess an HND, Diploma of Higher Education or Foundation degree.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

    • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

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Fees and costs

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Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
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Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester N211 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester N211 TBC TBC
Sep 2026 Oxstalls, Gloucester N211 TBC TBC

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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

95% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply.

*Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2024 and based on 2021/22 leavers

Discover our promises


Our Business Management and Strategy course is specifically designed for individuals aspiring to hold leadership positions within the business sector. Whether you have your sights set on becoming a Project Manager or a Logistics Manager, this program will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of strategic planning and operational management.

Through a combination of theoretical study and practical application, we use real-world case studies to showcase the challenges faced by businesses today. Additionally, our strong industry connections will give you valuable insights that go beyond textbook knowledge. This course not only focuses on imparting knowledge, but also aims to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, both of which are crucial for navigating the complexities of the current business environment.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be well-prepared to make strategic decisions, effectively lead teams, and drive success in various sectors.

Learn from experts and 'live' business challenges

Get expert insight in lectures from global business leaders and work on exciting live business challenges with international brands. Enter the Universities Business Challenge Worldwide, recognising business-savvy undergraduates around the world.

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Be part of our community

Our School of Business and Technology is a thriving and dynamic place to study. Providing undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees from our beautiful Park Campus in Cheltenham our goal is to produce graduates who are ready and prepared for their careers. It’s a philosophy that sets us apart and drives excellence in everything we do.

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ThreeSixty student consultancy

Students on this course will have the chance to get involved with our new student consultancy, ThreeSixty. Based at our state-of-the-art School of Business, you’ll get the opportunity to develop your graduate competencies and attributes by working with business, third sector and individuals on a consultancy basis, solving their challenges.

The Business School at Oxstalls campus


As part of your course you can gain valuable experience on an optional placement year.

  • Duration – 12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours a week)
  • Location – popular destinations include the UK, USA, China and Europe
  • Visa – you may need a visa if you’re on placement abroad
  • Finance – your tuition fee is reduced for your placement year – and you can still apply for a maintenance loan and get money advice
  • Placement support – we’ll help you find a great placement and get the most out of the experience

One of the great things about teaching international business is that it brings me into contact with students from all over the world."

“I love foreign cultures and languages, so this really is my ideal job. One of the highlights of my career has actually been living in Guangzhou in southern China for a year and teaching at the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. I also worked with senior academics from six countries to advise the Moldovan government on the modernisation of their Higher Education sector.”

Colin Simpson, Senior Lecturer

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