BA (Hons) Business Management (accelerated) 2022/23

Croydon Campus

Mode: Full-time

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Overview

This 2-year programme has been designed with your future in mind and developed with input from businesses so you gain the expertise you need to succeed in the modern world. By studying with us, you will develop knowledge and skills across key business disciplines, focusing on the study of organisations, management, and the changing environment in which they operate.

On your journey with us you will interact with our strong network of professional bodies, industry specialists and alumni; and you'll have the opportunity for fully supported entrepreneurial activity. We offer an innovative blended learning approach to support your needs and develop your key digital, analytical and coaching skills along the way.

And where better to study than our brand new, purpose-built campus, in the heart of one of London’s fastest growing areas? We are responding to the needs of a community and providing Londoners with a brand new business hub in the heart of Croydon. We have chosen our new campus as the home of our accelerated degrees, giving local residents an extra boost towards employment.

Why Business Management at LSBU?

We are ranked 5th among modern London competitors for Business Management (Complete University Guide, 2022).
We are an esteemed member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), sister brand to the AMBA.
We hold Centre of Excellence status with the IOEE, recognising our entrepreneurial culture and practice.
We offer outstanding facilities and access to the software widely used in industry: Bloomberg, SAGE, FAME, Nvivo and SPSS.
Graduate in just 2 year, meaning lower fees and a step closer to employment.

Extra curricular activities

Business students benefit from a number of facilities and software available within the School of Business, but are also host to a whole number of extracurricular activities that help prepare students for the world of work.

Below is a list of extracurricular activities which students can get involved in, utilising the facilities which we have available, to make the learning process at LSBU much more practical and hands-on.

  • Institute of Directors (IoD) – our close relationship with the IoD results in regular networking events with senior IoD members, entry into the Young Director of the Year award, membership with the IoD, and access to all of their great resources.
  • Business Solutions Centre - put skills in to practice as a student advisor in the Business Solutions Centre, whilst making a positive impact in the business community.
  • Mentoring  Students have the opportunity to be mentored by a peer or provisional from industry
  • LinkedIn Learning - benefit from access to a wide array of courses and materials related to professional and personal development.
  • Live Projects – students benefit from live projects with real businesses who present problems and students have to suggest solutions.
  • Hackathons – an event, which brings students together to solve a business problem over a short period, you will need to think fast and work as a team to come up with an innovative solution!
  • ILX courses – We provide a number of accredited courses, which prepare students for project management, a crucial skill respected within the business sector.
  • Learn a language – students will have the opportunity to learn another language, an invaluable skill in a global city. Another language is just another skill we can support you with, supporting you for future career success.
  • Speakers Club -  improve your presentation skills by working with professional and networking.

Find out about our HEAR programme in the School of Business

Accelerated 2-year degree

By studying on a 2-year accelerated degree, you will be required to study throughout the year including through the summer. This allows you to complete the full course, with the same outcomes, in a shorter amount of time.. Students considering two-year degrees are expected to be highly self-motivated to complete the course within two years, and our academics and specialist personal tutors will be there to support you along the way.

Accreditations

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
2 years
Start Date
September
Location
Croydon Campus
Mode
Part-time
Duration
4 years
Start Date
September
Location
Croydon Campus
Mode
Full-time (with placement)
Duration
4 years
Start Date
September
Location
Croydon Campus

Modules

The course has been created to combine theory with current industry practice. This way, you can develop an understanding of the relevant knowledge and skills you need to apply for business management roles.

Year 1

  • Finance and the Economy Introduces students to a range of economic and financial topics and shows how these can be applied to understand the world around us. The module develops students understanding of the external environment businesses face, and aspects of finance relevant to the business context.
  • Principles of Marketing Aims to provide students with an introduction to the nature and scope of marketing. It provides them with an understanding of the fundamentals within the marketing discipline and to be introduced to the understanding of marketing as a management tool. Students will also be introduced to the role of marketing within the general marketplace and society.
  • LSBU Discovery Project In this module students will be utilising business project frameworks, problem solving skills and ideas generation techniques that will support them through the key stages required to complete a business small business project from concept to delivery. Throughout the stages of their project, and by incorporating a facilitated coaching process, students will be supported to develop key skills vital to successful leadership and management.
  • Data for Decision Making The module examines a range of ways of handling, analysing and presenting quantitative information.  The underlying theme is to look at data in a variety of forms, to determine the ‘story’ that this data is telling, and to use that ‘story’ to justify decisions.
  • Management and Organisations This module introduces students to the basic concepts of management in organisations. It provides students an appreciation of the complexities of organisations that affect employee behaviour within them. It introduces them to human resource management strategies to manage people in organisations. The module incorporates key management, organisational behaviour and people management theories and practices.
  • Principles of Strategy This module aims to equip students with the knowledge of skills of basic strategic analysis. Students will be exposed to the use of simple strategic tools to evaluate the business and its wider environment. They will also be able to identify creative strategic solutions to simple organisational issues. The module further aims to develop students’ ability to make decisions between different strategic alternatives.
  • The Business Professional
    This module provides comprehensive insights into graduate employability and career development for Business Management students. It teaches students essential techniques of self-awareness building, career exploration, job search, succeeding in recruitment and selection processes and teamwork, enabling them to secure employment and thrive in the world of work.
  • Digital Transformation
    This module introduces students to the basic theory, concepts, and techniques of digital business transformation. It focuses on developing the thought processes and practical skills needed to identify, analyse, evaluate and apply digital technologies in order to address real-world business problems.
  • Plus 1 option from:

  • The Digital Economy
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset: Business Discovery and Development
  • Finance in a Digital World
  • Learning and Talent Development
  • Media Relations
  • Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Practical Analytics

Year 2

  • Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    This module demonstrates the importance of operations, logistics and the supply chain while also considering procurement and negotiation strategies and techniques within business services, retail and manufacturing environments. Students will analyse best practice in logistics and supply chain management and the effects of disruptive technological and communication developments on business operations.
  • Effective Business Negotiations
    Negotiation is a core business skill integral to some degree in the vast majority of commercial and even non-commercial business activities. Successful negotiation is a process that involves a number of essential soft skills including effective questioning, effective listening, critical thinking and empathy. In addition, planning, situational analysis and the ability to recognise and evaluate the shared, differing and conflicting interests of the parties involved is key.
  • Responsible Business
    The corporate responsibility agenda of the 90s was about ticking boxes. Now, companies are more progressive with a shift in focus towards social value, and understanding that responsibility is a commercial imperative, embedded in strategy to provide a competitive advantage.  This module outlines some of the resources and strategies adapted from management and leadership across industries. With a focus on sustainable development the module introduces students to sustainability narratives and challenges stemming from the scarcity of resources, and the inherent concerns from the complexity of the leadership issues involved towards an adaptive and assimilated sustainability planning.
  • Leadership, Strategy and Change
    This module examines the scope and nature of leadership, strategic management and change and approaches to establishing organisational objectives. It demonstrates the link between strategy, resources, markets, innovation, technology and finances available. The impact of the size and structure of organisations as well as external factors impacting strategy including globalization and sustainability are also considered.
  • Comparative International Management
    In an ever broadening set of interdependent relationships among countries, the need to recognise the opportunities and restrictions presented by different world markets has gained significance. This module is designed to impart students with the analytical skills to assess the socio-economic differences between countries, and to identify how these differences impact business and management behaviour across countries through comparative studies. It is based on the rationale that students understanding as managers will be expected to analyse and compare market and business environments in different countries to attain business success.  The module develops students’ understanding of business practice in different regions and acquaints students to apply analytical management tools and qualitative research methodologies to critically evaluate and gain an understanding of comparative international management practices.
  • Small Business Management
    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent a large share of our economies and a leading force in economic development. This module focuses on such enterprises and explores the distinctive features of management in the SME environment. The module covers the fundamentals of managing SMEs and family owned small businesses in relation to leadership, strategy implementation, product development, innovation management, domestic growth and internationalisation strategies. Students will develop an understanding of the theoretical foundations of entrepreneurship. Students will also look at the roles and contributions of entrepreneurs and SMEs to economies, and will consider debates around the provision of hard and soft government support for entrepreneurship and SMEs.  The module examines the application of entrepreneurship across different domains, including the role of women, family businesses, ethnic minority businesses, and corporate ventures.
  • Research Project
    This final year module allows students to consolidate their learning over the whole of their degree by undertaking an independent small-scale research project, with a business or management focus.

Plus options from:

  • Business Intelligence
  • New Technology Innovations
  • Global Finance and Technology
  • Contemporary Issues in HR
  • Strategic Market Channels
  • PRINCE2® - Methodologies for Project Management
  • Retail Boutiques and Shopper Behaviour
  • Volunteering

          Employability

          All the way through the course, employability skills are promoted – with guest speakers from industry, business insights, graduate start-up and entrepreneur schemes.

          Jobs directly related to a degree in Business Management include:

          • Retail manager
          • Chartered management accountant
          • Corporate investment banker
          • Human resources officer
          • Insurance underwriter
          • Management consultant
          • Operational researcher
          • Risk manager
          • Human resources officer
          • Logistics and distribution manager
          • Marketing executive
          • Sales executive
          • Systems analyst

          The employment record of our business graduates is excellent. Recent graduates have gone on to work as:

          • Local Business Development Manager at Audi
          • Consultant at JCW
          • Administration Assistant  at NHS
          • Talent Intelligence Manager at Talent Intelligence
          • Account Assistant at ABC Accountancy
          • Operations Manager at Patisserie Chocolat Limited
          • CEO at BoxUp Crime
          • Financial Market Trader
          • HR Advisor at UK National Audit Office
          • Finance Intern at Eversholt Rail Group
          • Operations and Administration at The Rose Theatre
          • Assistant Events Officer at Birkbeck, University of London
          • Freelance Web Developer
          • Customer Service at Santander UK Corporate & Commercial
          • Administration Assistant at Mars Capital
          • National Manager at Elevation Networks
          • Sales & partnership manager at HomeRez
          • Business Controller at L'Oréal Luxe Travel Retail Monde
          • Global Strategic Partnership Manager, Trailhead (Salesforce training division)

          Employability Service

          At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

          • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
          • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

          Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

          In recognition of the School’s entrepreneurial culture and leading-edge practice, it has Centre of Excellence status: the IoEE’s (Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs) flagship organisational accreditation for organisations that promote and deliver enterprise skills development.


          IoEE Centre of Excellence logo
          Centre of Excellence status is the IoEE’s (Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs) flagship organisational accreditation for organisations that promote and deliver enterprise skills development – and is in recognition of the School’s entrepreneurial culture and leading-edge practice.

          Facilities

          LSBU Croydon is being designed around how learners want to learn, including through differentiated learning and flexible and agile learning environments. Dedicated student support and resources and informal study spaces alongside digitally focused teaching rooms will help provide the best possible teaching experience for all students studying at the campus.

          Teaching will be delivered through blended teaching and an agile learning environment. It will allow LSBU to deliver on our ambitions, with modern technology allowing us to deliver through the fast moving and changing world of education.

          Teaching and learning

          Your learning materials are available on the Virtual Learning Environment so you can access them any time. Seminars make use of group-work and discussions, workshops and computer lab work.

          Read more about our student services.

          Percentage of time spent in different learning activities
          Lectures and seminars Self-directed study
          Year 1 30% 70%
          Year 2 30% 70%

          Extra Curricular Activities

          Business students benefit from a number of facilities and software available within the School of Business, but are also host to a whole number of extracurricular activities that help prepare students for the world of work.

          Below is a list of extracurricular activities which students can get involved in, utilising the facilities which we have available, to make the learning process at LSBU much more practical and hands-on.

          • Institute of Directors (IoD) – our close relationship with the IoD results in regular networking events with senior IoD members, entry into the Young Director of the Year award, membership with the IoD, and access to all of their great resources.
          • Business Solutions Centre - put skills in to practice as a student advisor in the Business Solutions Centre, whilst making a positive impact in the business community.
          • LinkedIn Learning - benefit from access to a wide array of courses and materials related to professional and personal development.
          • Live Projects – students benefit from live projects with real businesses who present problems and students have to suggest solutions.
          • Hackathons – an event, which brings students together to solve a business problem over a short period, you will need to think fast and work as a team to come up with an innovative solution!
          • ILX courses – We provide a number of accredited courses, which prepare students for project management, a crucial skill respected within the business sector.
          • Learn a language – students will have the opportunity to learn another language, an invaluable skill in a global city. Another language is just another skill we can support you with, supporting you for future career success.
          • Speakers Club – improve your presentation skills by networking with professionals.

          Find out about our HEAR programme in the School of Business

          Entry requirements

          • A Level BBC or:
          • BTEC National Diploma DMM or:
          • Access to HE qualifications with 9 Distinctions and 36 Merits or:
          • Equivalent Level 3 qualifications worth 112 UCAS points
          • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
          • We welcome equivalent qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

          Visit UCAS for guidance on the tariff.

          Advanced entry

          If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.

          Course status

          • Accreditations and course subject to validation

            This course is validated by London South Bank University. Applications are being accepted.

          How to apply

          International students

          International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

          Home/EU applicants

          Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
          Mode
          Full-time
          Duration
          2 years
          Start date
          September
          Application code
          N203
          Application method
          Mode
          Part-time
          Duration
          4 years
          Start date
          September
          Application code
          5699
          Application method
          Mode
          Full-time (with placement)
          Duration
          4 years
          Start date
          September
          Application code
          N204
          Application method

          All full-time undergraduate students apply to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using the University's Institution Code L75. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply webpage for undergraduate students.

          Accommodation

          Our city-based Croydon campus does not currently offer accommodation. Our Accommodation Service are on hand to provide information and advice about options in the local area. Please contact accommodation@lsbu.ac.uk if you have any questions.

          LSBU Croydon is a short walk from both East Croydon and West Croydon station, with regular trains from Central London and the South of England. Our new campus is also accessible via local buses and the tram network.

          Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

          Finance

          It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – you don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.

          Home/EU postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system.

          Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

          International applicants should use our international application system. Full details can be found on our How to apply section for international students.

          See our admissions policy (PDF File 1,043 KB) and complaints policy (PDF File 127 KB).

          Considering your application

          Your application will be circulated to a number of potential supervisors who will look at your academic qualifications, experience and the research proposal to decide whether your research interest is something that could be supervised at LSBU.

          There will also be an interview either by telephone or at the University. If you are successful you will be offered a place on a course and informed of the next enrolment date. The whole process normally takes between six to eight weeks, from receipt of your application to a decision being made about your application at the School.

          Prepare to start

          Applicant events

          After you’ve received your offer we’ll send you emails about events we run to help you prepare for your course.

          Welcome Week

          Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Welcome Week pages.

          Prepare to start

          We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

          Enrolment

          Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.

          Fees and funding

          Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

          Full-time

          Part-time

          BA (Hons) Business Management (FT) - Year 1 FT Croydon SEPT

          The fee shown is for entry 2021/22
          UK fee: £9250International fee: £14900
          AOS/LSBU code: 5692Session code: 1FC00
          Total course fee:
          UK £27750
          International £44700

          BA (Hons) Business Management (FT) - Year 1 FT Southwark JAN

          The fee shown is for entry 2021/22
          UK fee: £9250International fee: £14900
          AOS/LSBU code: 5692Session code: 1FS01
          Total course fee:
          UK £27750
          International £44700

          BA (Hons) Business Management (FT) - Year 1 FT Southwark SEPT

          The fee shown is for entry 2021/22
          UK fee: £9250International fee: £14900
          AOS/LSBU code: 5692Session code: 1FS00
          Total course fee:
          UK £27750
          International £44700

          BA (Hons) Business Management (PT) - Year 1 PT Southwark JAN

          The fee shown is for entry 2021/22
          UK fee: £4625International fee: £7450
          AOS/LSBU code: 5699Session code: 1PS01
          Total course fee:
          UK £27750
          International £44700

          BA (Hons) Business Management (PT) - Year 1 PT Southwark SEPT

          The fee shown is for entry 2021/22
          UK fee: £4625International fee: £7450
          AOS/LSBU code: 5699Session code: 1PS00
          Total course fee:
          UK £27750
          International £44700

          BA (Hons) Business Management (with Placement) (FT) - Year 1 FT Croydon SEPT

          The fee shown is for entry 2021/22
          UK fee: £9250International fee: £14900
          AOS/LSBU code: 5710Session code: 1FC00
          Total course fee:
          UK (excluding any optional years) £27750
          UK (including any optional years) £27750
          International (excluding any optional years) £44700
          International (including any optional years) £44700

          BA (Hons) Business Management (with Placement) (FT) - Year 1 FT Southwark JAN

          The fee shown is for entry 2021/22
          UK fee: £9250International fee: £14900
          AOS/LSBU code: 5710Session code: 1FS01
          Total course fee:
          UK (excluding any optional years) £27750
          UK (including any optional years) £27750
          International (excluding any optional years) £44700
          International (including any optional years) £44700

          BA (Hons) Business Management (with Placement) (FT) - Year 1 FT Southwark SEPT

          The fee shown is for entry 2021/22
          UK fee: £9250International fee: £14900
          AOS/LSBU code: 5710Session code: 1FS00
          Total course fee:
          UK (excluding any optional years) £27750
          UK (including any optional years) £27750
          International (excluding any optional years) £44700
          International (including any optional years) £44700

          For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.

          Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a Home, EU or International student for fee-paying purposes and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.

          See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 201 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

          Possible fee changes

          The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.

          The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.

          Scholarships

          We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on our scholarships page.

          The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

          See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 201 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

          We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations; read notices of PhD studentships.

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          Contact information

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          Tel: 0207 815 7500

          Order a prospectus

          Course Enquiries - EU/International

          Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6189

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