Do you see yourself leading and directing projects? Would you like to know how to manage unique and diverse projects effectively in any organisation? Then this course could be the perfect way to turn your ambitions and skills into a qualification that will pave the way for your future goals. BA (Hons) Business Management with Project management will develop and build the skills and knowledge of students in planning, management and effective delivery of Projects, Programmes, and Portfolios. The course is designed based on the evolving demands for the 21st century skills, which could be utilised across diverse industries. It will also enhance the critical understanding of business strategies using project management tools, techniques and frameworks to innovate, develop and sustain competitive advantage in an uncertain environment.
At the LSBU Business School, our focus is on the optimal mix of theoretical and practical knowledge, so we include live case studies, guest lectures and speakers from relevant industries, and you have opportunities to put your skills in to practice with consulting, projects, live briefs, mentoring programmes and competitions. We also have a dedicated Business School Commercial Experience and Employability Team, providing support and helping you get access to your preferred career opportunities. The course runs Professional Learning Community sessions, where experts and students could interact with a positive mindset and explore the current opportunities in market and prospective career paths. You can also choose to take this course with a one year placement; a great way to build your professional network and employability.
Why Business Management with Project 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.
You'll have the opportunity to complete an extra year in a paid professional work placement.
You could study in Europe during the second semester of the second year, with semester abroad opportunities in the USA or Australia too.
If you do not meet the entry criteria above we also review any previous skills, knowledge or experience you have gained outside of your education and are happy to talk through any extenuating circumstances you feel relevant.
If you do not have the required English and Maths qualifications needed to satisfy the entry requirements for this programme, we have courses available at our partner College that you can take to upskill in these areas. Find out more at Southbank College site.
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.
Once we have made you an offer, you can apply for accommodation. You can rent from LSBU and you’ll deal directly with the university, not third party providers. That means we can guarantee you options to suit all budgets, with clear tenancy agreements and all-inclusive rents that include insurance for your personal belongings, internet access in each bedroom and on-site laundry facilities.
Or, if you’d rather rent privately, we can give you a list of landlords – just ask our Accommodation Service.
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The modules of this course are a blend of core knowledge and competencies required to become an effective and agile Project manager and leader. During this course, you will get a chance to develop and enhance your knowledge and skills in project initiation, implementation, change, organisation and operational management with an understanding of finance. This course covers, fundamentals of project management, finance, projects, people and strategic project management approaches alongside professional competencies, skills, business economics, management and organisation and digital transformation. This course is taught both on-campus and online (blended).
Finance and the Economy Introduces you to a range of economic and financial topics and shows how these can be applied to understand the world around us. The module develops your understanding of the external environment businesses face, and aspects of finance relevant to the business context.
Principles of Marketing Aims to provide you with an introduction to the nature and scope of marketing. It provides an understanding of the fundamentals within the marketing discipline and to be introduced to the understanding of marketing as a management tool. You will also be introduced to the role of marketing within the general marketplace and society.
LSBU Discovery Project In this module you will be utilising business project frameworks, problem solving skills and ideas generation techniques that will support you through the key stages required to complete a business small business project from concept to delivery. Throughout the stages of your project, and by incorporating a facilitated coaching process, you 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 you to the basic concepts of management in organisations. It provides you with an appreciation of the complexities of organisations that affect employee behaviour within them. It introduces you 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 you with the knowledge of skills of basic strategic analysis. You will be exposed to the use of simple strategic tools to evaluate the business and its wider environment. You 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 essential techniques of self-awareness building, career exploration, job search, succeeding in recruitment and selection processes and teamwork, enabling you to secure employment and thrive in the world of work.
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. You will analyse best practice in logistics and supply chain management and the effects of disruptive technological and communication developments on business operations.
Projects and People This module introduces the qualitative concepts and theories of project management including stakeholder management, leadership, team management, communication management, conflict management. You will build a virtual tool box of key communication, professional and academic skills essential for success of a business project. This module will introduce you to the process of personal development planning supporting you in identifying the project goals via participation in a structured and facilitated peer-feedback process. It will also support you via the development of key IT and academic skills, mathematical techniques and acquisition of knowledge necessary for success in a professional business setting.
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 you 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.
Fundamentals of Project Management This module examines the role of project management within the business environment, the project life cycle, and various techniques of project and work planning, control and evaluation to achieve project objectives. The tools currently available to project managers are illustrated in this module through the use of Microsoft® Project software and various other tools that are followed by the PMI and APM BoK (Body of Knowledge).
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Project Risk, Sustainability Management This module develops you through the planning phase of project management. You will discover the connections between strategic P3: portfolio-management, programme-management and project-management. The module shall include topics of project-based versus non-project-based organisations, activity planning and sequencing, human resource planning, communications planning, and project management planning.
Strategic Project Management This module introduces you to the qualitative concepts and theories of project management including stakeholder management, leadership, team management, communication management, conflict management. You will build a virtual tool box of key communication, professional and academic skills essential for success of a business project. This module will introduce you to the process of personal development planning supporting you in identifying the project goals via participation in a structured and facilitated peer-feedback process. It will also support you via the development of key IT and academic skills, mathematical techniques and acquisition of knowledge necessary for success in a professional business setting.
Leadership, Strategy & ChangeThis 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 ManagementIn 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 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 your understanding of business practice in different regions and application of analytical management tools and qualitative research methodologies to critically evaluate and gain an understanding of comparative international management practices.
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Research Project This final year module allows you to consolidate their learning over the whole of their degree by undertaking an independent small-scale research project, with a business or management focus.
Applied Project This final year module allows students returning from their undergraduate placement year to consolidate their learning on their degree and industrial experience by undertaking an applied project.
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.
All the way through the course, employability skills are promoted by our academic staff and in School Employability Team. This includes teaching via a dedicated employability module in business practices, guest speakers from industry, business insights, graduate start-up and entrepreneur schemes. Jobs directly related to a degree in Business Management with Project Management include:
Local Business Development Manager at Audi
Consultant at JCW
Operations and Administration at The Rose Theatre
Assistant Events Officer at Birkbeck, University of London
Customer Service at Santander UK Corporate & Commercial
Administration Assistant at Mars Capital
National Manager at Elevation Networks
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.
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.
One of the most exciting parts of this course is the opportunity to undertake a one year work-placement in your third year. The course team work closely with both our Placement Officers in the Student Centre and Enterprise Centre to ensure you are placed in suitable working environments. You'll be given guidance and assistance with respect to finding a placement, CV preparation and the application process. Most placements are within the London area. Or, if you have an idea for a new business you’d like to work on, you can spend your third year developing this in our Enterprise Centre.
Teaching and Assessment
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.
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Business students benefit from a number of facilities and software available within LSBU Business School, 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.
APM Talks – Once a year the School hosts events with hosts events with the Association of Project Management. These events include talks from industry experts, Alumni and guest panels.
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.
Live Projects – students benefit from live projects with real businesses who present problems and students have to suggest solutions. In 2017, they worked with London Met, and this year they worked on a English heritage clothing company, just to name two.
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!
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.
As an undergraduate student in LSBU Business School, your personal development and wellbeing is very important to us, so we have developed a personal tutoring system that is tailored to your individual and group needs.
Firstly, you will be allocated a personal tutor who will be available to you on a 1:1 basis as well as facilitating group personal tutoring sessions which will be designed to enhance your academic and personal development within your degree programme.
In addition to an allocated personal tutor, there will also be a personal tutor available ‘on call’ in a designated room, called ‘Talk’, for confidential 1:1 pastoral care meetings every day of the academic semester from 9am to 8pm. This personal tutor can be seen by appointment or within a few minutes in order to assist you with any concerns that you may have.
Our personal tutoring motto is that we want you to "Achieve, Succeed & Excel".