Business Management (BA Hons)

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3 Years (Full-Time)
4 Years (Placement)
2 Years (Fast-Track)
3 Years (Fast-Track with Placement)
4 Years (Integrated Foundation Stage)


Oxstalls, Gloucester

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Become a manager and leader equipped with the skills and commercial insight to make a real difference in the ever changing world of business. Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), our Business and Management course gives you the opportunity to develop essential skills, knowledge and experience whilst completing additional qualifications alongside your study. In your first year you’ll gain solid grounding in all aspects of business and management before choosing a specialised route to follow from your second year and into your final year. Specialised routes include: management and leadership; human resource management; entrepreneurship and innovation, and digital business.

The University of Gloucestershire School of Business 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. Find out more about the School of Business and see where you could be taking your next steps towards a career in business.

Access real-world business experiences and challenges. Learn from people who have been there and done it. Leading international brands and business figures will deliver inspiring lectures and give you real insight into how to succeed in global business. Real-world application is embedded throughout your learning and you will analyse actual case studies, take part in work simulations and pitch your ideas to business experts. In your final year you will have the opportunity to take part in an exciting business challenge with an international or UK brand.

A personal tutor to help you identify exciting new opportunities. Work placement opportunities give you confidence to put your learning into practice and gain essential contacts. Students have worked for companies such as Warner Bros, BMW and British Heart Foundation. You also have the opportunity to shadow an entrepreneur, work with a corporate firm and gain experience as a shadow consultant at the Growth Hub, our business centre at Oxstalls Campus. All of this is designed to give you the skills and the CV to pursue your chosen career. Graduates have gone on to work all across the business spectrum; from starting their own businesses to working internationally for companies such as IBM.

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Study style

Learn through lectures, seminars, group work, reflective practice, business simulations, problem-solving challenges and presenting. Through these you will 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. You will have opportunities to work with leading businesses and be able to complete a work placement as part of your degree. This will prepare you to graduate career-ready.

Course modules

You'll study a variety of modules from 'Driving High Performance Organisations' to 'The Global Business Environment'.

Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2021 entry

112 tariff points

Not enough tariff points? This course is available with an integrated foundation stage to help you prepare.

Typical offers

BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please contact our admissions team if you have a question.


See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BA (Hons) - 3 years full-timeN200
BA (Hons) - 4 years placementN101
BA (Hons) - 2 years fast-trackN202
BA (Hons) - 3 years fast-track with placementN20A
BA (Hons) - 4 years integrated foundation stageN203


  • Project manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Management consultant
  • Operational researcher
  • Retail manager
  • Sales manager
  • Business Management / Leadership

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Student Focus

Matt Bartlett

I’m doing a business support placement for Oberthur Technologies.

I never realised how many theories are used in real-world business. Learning at the University of Gloucestershire is about much more than ‘sitting in a classroom and learning theories’. We do heaps of practical work like digital business simulations. My lecturers have a lot of business experience. It makes learning fascinating and it’s really helped in my placement role.

Placement information

Andrew Shelton, Graduate.

"The vast number of placements was simply outstanding." Andrew Shelton, Graduate

Placement type:

12-Month, Optional


12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours per week)


Placements can be carried out in the UK or overseas; popular overseas placement destinations include the USA, China and Europe. You may even wish to source your own placement in other countries.

Visa requirements:

If carrying out a placement abroad, there may be a visa requirement.

Financial arrangements:

On your placement year you will pay a reduced tuition fee and are still eligible to apply for a maintenance loan. Financial support is also available from the Student Finance Team by contacting

Placement support:

You will have access to guidance from the Placements Team throughout your placement search, and for the duration of your placement year. You can contact the Placements Team on

Industry links

You'll hear from industry experts through guest lectures throughout the course.

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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.

Student placement at Morgan Motor Company, Malvern

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. Thanks to this, the professional credentials of our academic staff and the impactive work of our researchers, our reputation is growing quickly and we are emerging as a leading School of Business and Technology for students looking for a more well-rounded education rooted in vocational insight and experience.

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Professional accreditation and HE partnership

Our Higher Education partnership and accreditation with the Chartered Management Institute provides you with the competitive edge required in today's dynamic business environment.

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