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Business Management BA (Hons)

If you want to change the future of business and make a global impact in society, then this business management degree is for you. Transform your thinking, develop your enterprise and leadership skills, and learn how to adapt to change.

 

N200 BA/BusMgt

Course routes:

 

Clearing 2024

Apply now for 2024 entry. Call us on 01642 738400

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023 logo awarded as Overall, Student Experience and Student Outcomes gold rating

Course overview

Accredited Foundation year Work placement

Study at Teesside University International Business School

See what it’s like to study at our modern, enterprising and dynamic business school

Whether you want to strike out in business on your own, or work with international companies, start-ups or not-for-profit organisations, this course gives you the ability and expertise to accelerate your career.

You gain the digital and entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in any modern business, developing innovative solutions to real-world challenges. Working with live clients including Google, Adobe, PD Ports and Hayes Recruitment, you explore how all functions of a business integrate, developing your academic and practical know-how.

Through our connections with industry, we ensure that you are familiar with the latest trends and impact of digital and AI on business and society.

Top five reasons to study business management at Teesside

  1. Financial awards: study this course and you may be eligible for £2,000 off your accommodation in the first year, a £2,000 excellence scholarship, or a £9,000 Professor Jane Turner Scholarship.
  2. Industry input: we work with brands including Coca-Cola, Apple, Virgin Money, Volvo, and Microsoft, to give you experience of working with global organisations.
  3. Entrepreneurial opportunities: our students have created 500 new business start-ups through Launchpad – a start-up community who provide support and advice for students looking to start a new business venture.
  4. United Nations’ PRME initiative – we’re a proud signatory of the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, which aims to globally raise the profile of sustainability and responsible leadership to equip current and future leaders with the skills to deliver positive change for business and society
  5. Varied learning: 96% of BA (Hons) Business Management students felt positive about the chances to bring together information and ideas from different topics (National Student Survey 2023, tees.ac.uk/source).

This course is also offered at our Teesside University London campus. Please note, the structure, content and delivery model is different, visit tees.ac.uk/london for full details.

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Course details

Year 1 focuses on providing you with the necessary underpinning in terms of broad business management knowledge and skills. It introduces key business and management concepts.

Year 2 lets you explore your own interests and deepening your insights as well as having more responsibility for your own learning.

The final year explores more advanced topics within business and management and you develop your awareness of your own responsibility as a future leader of business. Finally, you have the opportunity to put your knowledge into action by undertaking a self-managed independent project through the Final Project module.

Course structure

Year 1 core modules

Business Enterprise

Study the circular economy and the business opportunities it presents. Develop your own business idea and create a venture with social impact that's part of the circular economy. Consider the fundamentals of user experience and user interface design, and learn about current, appropriate digital tools to design an app for your business idea.

This is a 30-credit module.

How to be a Responsible Leader

Reflecting on your own skills and attributes, you explore the importance that organisations and society place on individual values and behaviours. Through psychometric tests and peer reviews, you understand your own behaviours and the impact this has on your own and others professional practices. You explore links between personal development and success in the workplace, considering the skills required in chosen careers.

This is a 30-credit module.

Organisational Performance and Strategy

Gain basic knowledge of business operations and strategy management principles, focusing on the external environment and identifying factors which may impact on internal capability and resources. You explore the importance of the business environment and the impact of organisational behaviour. As well as organisational resources, capability and competency, risk factors and management, leadership and management, organisational culture, structure and function.

This is a 30-credit module.

The Future of Work

Technology in the workplace is changing at a fast pace, with organisations striving to utilise technology to develop efficient business models. You are introduced to emerging technologies and shifting attitudes in the workplace, examining how these new technologies are impacting business and identifying opportunities for the future.

This is a 30-credit module.

 

Year 2 core modules

Consultancy in Practice

Apply your learning directly to a real enterprise. You work in small groups with a local business on a live consultancy brief. You identify the problem, conduct research to come up with a solution and present this to the business. This gives you to the opportunity to explore an enterprise, and the ideas associated with organisational behaviour and managerial approaches to business development in a real-world context.

This is a 30-credit module.

Operating Globally

You develop your cultural awareness through a business lens, focusing on common humanity and equal worth. Explore a culture of your choice and consider the development of a new business or the expansion of an existing business into that culture.

This is a 30-credit module.

Social Media Management

Create content and manage social media accounts, experimenting with different types of content and analysing the results in real-time. You develop your understanding of how to create high-performing content in a world where social media is used for client engagement and product promotion.

This is a 30-credit module.

The Future of You

Examine the importance of lifelong learning and self-development, exploring your interests and potential careers through online short courses. You develop yourself in preparation for your future career including your personal branding and online presence.

This is a 30-credit module.

 

Optional work placement year

Work placement

You have the option to spend one year in industry learning and developing your skills. We encourage and support you with applying for a placement, job hunting and networking.

You gain experience favoured by graduate recruiters and develop your technical skillset. You also obtain the transferable skills required in any professional environment, including communication, negotiation, teamwork, leadership, organisation, confidence, self-reliance, problem-solving, being able to work under pressure, and commercial awareness.

Many employers view a placement as a year-long interview, therefore placements are increasingly becoming an essential part of an organisation's pre-selection strategy in their graduate recruitment process. Benefits include:

· improved job prospects
· enhanced employment skills and improved career progression opportunities
· a higher starting salary than your full-time counterparts
· a better degree classification
· a richer CV
· a year's salary before completing your degree
· experience of workplace culture
· the opportunity to design and base your final-year project within a working environment.

If you are unable to secure a work placement with an employer, then you simply continue on a course without the work placement.

 

Final-year core modules

Final Project

Utilising the skills acquired throughout the course, you work on an individual project, investigating a practical business issue, a relevant issue of academic interest, or a live problem-solving project related to the subject. You conduct research to validate hypotheses, test solutions, create outputs, make recommendations and present conclusions. The project is relevant to a business client or industry partner and is an individual piece of work, developed with supervisor support.

This is a 60-credit module.

Future Proofing Business

You work on consultancy projects with organisations, using horizon scanning to spot early signs of potential opportunities, developments and future trends. Analyse your chosen industry and present your research and recommendations on future innovations to the organisations.

This is a 30-credit module.

Reimagining the Future of Business and Society

Unpack the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and explore the utopian and dystopian possibilities of the goals being met or unmet. You develop your understanding of the global impact of these goals while considering global challenges and possible solutions.

This is a 30-credit module.

 

Modules offered may vary.

 

How you learn

Modules are taught by lectures, seminars, practical workshops, work-based activities and group work. Teaching staff adopt a range of web-based technologies to deliver module content, assess, provide feedback and communicate with students.

How you are assessed

The programme is assessed via a variety of methods including assignments, group work, presentations and live practical projects.


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

Call us on 01642 738400 about our entry requirements

For general information please see our overview of entry requirements

International applicants can find out what qualifications they need by visiting Your Country


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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Employability

Career opportunities

Due to the diverse nature of the degree our students progress to a range of businesses and sectors securing roles from general business manager to digital business executive, international business representative to social entrepreneur, and retail manager to new business adviser.

We provide an environment that allows you to develop the ‘extra’ practical employability characteristics that will make you more interesting to employers in the job market in the years to come.

Our staff utilise their extensive business connections to provide many and varied opportunities to engage with potential employers through fairs, guest lecture sessions, live projects and site visits. In addition we offer a series of workshops and events in the first, second and third year that ensure all students are equipped with both degree level subject knowledge PLUS the practical skills that employers are looking for in new graduate recruits. We also offer extensive support for students to find and secure industry year placements which have been shown to make have significant positive impact on a student’s career prospects on graduation.

Our award-winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni.

Through collaborative projects with our international partners, you gain the skills and confidence to succeed in the world of work on a global scale. You work with SMEs and large corporate organisations, developing practical business skills by formulating solutions to real-world challenges. We ensure that you acquire a unique mix of ability, knowledge and experience to secure the perfect role.

 

Information for international applicants

Qualifications

International applicants - find out what qualifications you need by selecting your country below.

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Useful information

Visit our international pages for useful information for non-UK students and applicants.

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Professional accreditation

Chartered Management Institute

With dual accreditation at Teesside University, as well as the degree you will receive a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), which is the only chartered professional body for management and leadership. Dual accreditation means you will automatically receive a second professional qualification upon successful completion of your programme. By adding this CMI qualification to your University qualification, you’re really on the road to success.

  • You instantly become more employable when you receive a CMI professional qualification that is industry-recognised
  • You gain access to exclusive CMI networking events
  • You have the opportunity to attend lecturers from top level CMI industry-expert members
  • CMI’s qualifications sit on the RQF framework and are recognised by the European Credit Framework
  • CMI qualifications fast-track students into the next stage of training to become Chartered Managers
  • During your studies you become a CMI Affiliate member, giving you a host of additional benefits to support your development and employability.

Other course routes

Foundation year

Study this course with a foundation year if you need additional preparation or if you don't have sufficient grades to join Year 1.

BA (Hons) Business Management (with Foundation Year)

Work placement

Study this course with an optional work placement year, at no extra cost. Alongside this, you can gain valuable experience and engagement with the sector through our shorter work placements, internships and work experience opportunities.

Work placements

Full-time

Entry to 2024/25 academic year

Fee for UK applicants
£9,250 a year

More details about our fees

Fee for international applicants
£17,000 a year

More details about our fees for international applicants


What is included in your tuition fee?

  • Length: 3 years (or 4 with a work placement)
  • UCAS code: N200 BA/BusMgt
  • Start date: September
  • Semester dates
  • Typical offer: Call us on 01642 738400 about our entry requirements

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2024 entry

UK applicants

Complete this enquiry form only if you have already obtained your qualifications and achieved grades. If you do not have these at this time, we will be unable to progress your enquiry - please re-visit and complete the form after you have received your results.

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International applicants

Our undergraduate courses are available through Clearing to international applicants. Please only complete this application form if you have already obtained your qualifications and achieved your grades. You must upload all requested documents including a copy of your passport, academic qualifications and English language qualification, and copies of any sponsor letters or maintenance documents to meet the requirements. If you have previously applied through UCAS for 2024-25 entry, please include your UCAS personal ID number in the course details box.

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2025 entry

Apply online (full-time) through UCAS

 

Part-time

  • Not available part-time
 

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Get in touch

International students

Email: internationalenquiries@tees.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 1642 738900


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