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Undergraduate study

Course overview

BA (Hons) Management Practice is an industry-driven degree and is professional-body aligned. It combines excellent business education, work-based learning and professional development. This course is for you if you want to become, or be recognised for being, a professional manager – taking responsibility for projects, people, operations and/or services to deliver long-term organisational success.

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This course is designed for those applicants who have already successfully completed the equivalent of 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5, this would typically be through qualifications such as Foundation Degrees (FdA), Higher National Diplomas (HND) and relevant professional body qualifications.

BA (Hons) Management Practice is a part-time, work-based qualification designed around the needs of you and your employer. The programme is aligned to the Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship standard, developed by a consortium of national leading employers in conjunction with the Chartered Management Institute and Chartered Association of Business Schools, adding currency and relevance to your part-time degree.
As a student you will be in either paid or unpaid employment and apply your learning to your organisation, thus supporting and adding value to the organisation while you learn. Successful completion of the course gives you an honours degree and the opportunity to apply for membership of the Chartered Management Institute, a professional body membership that is recognised and valued across all sectors.
You could be from any sector, in any size organisation – wanting to become a professional manager. Or you could be an existing manager with practical experience wanting a more structured learning approach and further development.


Course details

Course structure

Core modules

Advanced Leadership and Performance

You learn how to identify authentic and ethical leadership by considering the importance of concepts such as trust, resilience and adaptability to meet business needs and achieve organisational goals. Developing professional knowledge, evidencing competencies and action planning underpin the learning on this module.

Contemporary Issues in Management and Practice

You develop an understanding of contemporary issues in management practice and the diverse issues faced by organisations. You explore the key concepts of corporate social responsibility, managing across cultures, knowledge and talent management, and the importance of the global regulatory frameworks affecting international trade – all essential issues irrespective of your industry.

Professional Project

Through negotiation between the University, workplace and learner, you design and carry out an inquiry-led activity (project) demonstrating research and development approaches to your own professional development and the development of your organisation. You manage a work-based project to initiate and lead change. The content and context of your project is unique to you or your group.

Strategic Management and Intrapreneurship

You are provided with an overview of strategic management and intrapreneurship. You take a transdisciplinary approach to strategic management to enable deep learning to support a negotiated, flexible pathway that addresses your individual learning requirements and your organisation’s strategic development needs.


Modules offered may vary.


How you learn

BA (Hons) Management Practice recognises the workplace as a centre of knowledge building and, as such, has an explicit work-based learning strategy that emphasises learning from and for experience and professional practice. The programme supports you by combining learning opportunities within the workplace and the University learning environment. By focusing on the higher learning and skills required for success, this degree combines both academic and vocational learning and fully tests both to provide you with a robust platform on which to build a career in leadership and management.

A workshop style enables you to share knowledge whilst working with your peers to identify solutions to organisational problems. Structured student-led activities are a significant feature of the programme, providing opportunities for you to engage in critical dialogue about professional and organisational practices. The assessments enable you to apply this knowledge and learning directly within the workplace.

All modules on the programme are delivered through blended learning, which uses a combination of face-to-face learning and online delivery.

How you are assessed

Assessments allow you to reflect on and analyse your own personal practice as a manager or aspiring manager as well as your organisation’s practices against accepted business models and approaches. You are assessed through collaborative group activity, reflective reports and essays, project planning, interviews, presentations, situational analysis, along with a work-based project in your final year.

Our Disability Services team provide an inclusive and empowering learning environment and have specialist staff to support disabled students access any additional tailored resources needed. If you have a specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism, sensory impairment, chronic health condition or any other disability please contact a Disability Services as early as possible.
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You are expected to be employed in a role or volunteer in a position which allows you to utilise the management knowledge and skills that you develop or enhance during your studies.

Entry to this course may be one of four routes:

Route one: Teesside University standard entry criteria for undergraduate courses

Route two: Institute of Leadership & Management (Diploma in Personal Enterprise) BTEC/NVQ level 5 (or equivalent)

Route three: Diploma in Management CMI Level 5

Route four: Where professionally qualified staff are seeking entry to the course, recognition will be given APEL and related experience.

Other qualifications which can be mapped on to the ILM/CMI Level 5 are also be accepted at the discretion of the course team.

Accreditation of Prior/Experiential learning

This course widens access to degree-level learning. The nature of the course, combined with the mechanism to recognise prior learning, provides another route to entry. You should be able to demonstrate that you have achieved knowledge and skills through learning from your prior experience, such as the workplace.

For general information please see our overview of entry requirements

You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
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Career opportunities

For individuals from a range of sectors and in a variety of roles at manager or senior management level who want to develop their career.



  • Not available full-time


2021/22 entry

Fee for UK applicants
£4,500 (120 credits)

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  • Length: 1 year
  • Attendance: One day per week - 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Start date: September, February, May
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