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BSc (Hons) - Business Management

Are you looking to hone your skills across the many facets of business? Do you want to discover how to shape yourself into a leader in order to kick-start your dream career?

This hands-on programme uses collaborative methods to ensure you graduate with all the skills to reach the top, giving you a real-world insight to the many strands of business, from marketing and project management to people management and consultancy. We are ranked top in the North West for producing entrepreneurs (Novuna 2023)
Designed in consultation with leading employers and organisations, our BSc (Hons) Business Management degree focuses on creating forward-thinking, agile business leaders that are ready for the workplace upon graduating.

Throughout the programme you will explore the latest thinking from industry and build essential knowledge on key principles of modern business theory.

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Course Overview

You will take a hands-on approach to learning the intricacies of a functioning business, applying theoretical knowledge learned in the classroom to real-world scenarios by simulating the implementation of business development or starting up a business. You will gain confidence and build your ability to support businesses through applied learning to prepare for your transition into the workplace. You will learn through a dynamic mix of lectures, tutorials, interactive workshops, guest speakers, and case study-informed learning.
The world of business is constantly evolving, and we aim to create business leaders that can think on their feet and solve problems by preparing you for success.

On this course you will...

  • Immerse yourself in practical experiential learning. Enhance your skills through applied learning and gain confidence in the workplace with engaging business simulations.
  • Benefit from Cumbria’s strong industry connections with global enterprises and local employers, grow your network and discover the many opportunities that await you.
  • Discover a global perspective and develop a robust skill set across the many elements of business, giving you the tools to start your own business, or to be a stand-out candidate on the journey to your dream career.
  • Shape yourself as a professional within the business space. You will learn the fundamentals of business, and how to present yourself as a leader.
  • Be inspired and guided by dedicated, research-active academics deeply passionate about the nuances of business. Experience personalised support from these experts, who are committed to nurturing your learning journey and sharing their wealth of knowledge with you.
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Course Structure

What you will learn

In year 1 (level 4) of the 3-year programme, the common first year gives you the opportunity to gain thorough grounding in the world of business.
At level 4 all our students are taught together and study 4 x 30 credit modules. Level 4 provides an excellent foundation for you to develop a broad understand of business theory, academic and study skills and an appreciation of some of the debates and challenges facing contemporary business.

As you move into levels 5 and 6, your knowledge and skills will be built on through the modules you will study and the opportunities you will be given to apply your knowledge. We have a varied approach to learning and like to bring realistic contexts to learning through case studies, problem solving exercises, business simulations and games. The programme integrates theory and practice by providing inputs to the student learning from guest speakers, lectures, practicing managers and through supporting assessment. Students will have opportunities to give and receive peer review on formative assessment and will be guided throughout in developing their skills in this vocational aspect of their personal development.

At level 6, students are supported into the employability cycle through such activities as application preparation and mock interviews.  Research skills are developed at all levels culminating in students designing and undertaking their own research project in Level 6. The Level 6 project is not a traditional dissertation, and is instead a Consultancy project which might be the foundation of a new start-up, a practical project with a partner organisation, or a transformative organisational development initiative.

Year one
  • Operate
  • Lead
  • Communicate
  • Collaborate
Year two
  • Simulate
  • Projects
  • Markets
  • People
Year three
  • Innovate
  • Transform
  • Consult

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An Open Day is your opportunity to explore one of 5 campuses, meet your lecturers, and find out how the University of Cumbria could become your new home.

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