Are you ready for a career in business?

This programme has been designed with your future in mind; developed with input from businesses, our courses ensure 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; have the opportunity for fully supported entrepreneurial activity; enjoy an innovative blended learning approach to support your needs and develop your key digital, analytical and coaching skills along the way.

Alongside your studies you will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement within an established workplace or via an enterprise start-up and, if you study on our Southwark campus you can dedicate yourself and tailor your degree with accounting.

Why Business Management with Accounting at LSBU?

We are ranked 5th among Modern London competitors for Business Management (Complete University Guide, 2022) and 2nd in London for Accounting and Finance (Guardian 2021)
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.
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
ModeFull-time Duration3 years Start dateSeptember Application codeN235 Application method UCAS
ModeFull-time (with placement) Duration4 years Start dateSeptember Application codeN235 Application method UCAS
ModeFull-time Duration3 years Start dateJanuary Application codeN235 Application method UCAS
ModeFull-time (with placement) Duration4 years Start dateJanuary Application codeN235 Application method UCAS

Course Accreditations


The Croydon Campus is located at Electric House, Wellesley Road, Croydon, CR0 1LB See our location page for more details.

Entry Level Requirements

112 UCAS points

Or equivalent level 3 qualifications.

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.

Visit UCAS for guidance on the tariff.

Missing English and Maths qualifications?

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 South Bank College.

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.

United Kingdom


Tuition fees for home students



Tuition fees for international students

Tuition fees are subject to annual inflationary increases. Find out more about tuition fees for Undergraduate or Postgraduate courses.

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 391 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.


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

International students

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


Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode Full-time Duration 3 years Start date September Application code N235 Application method UCAS
Mode Full-time (with placement) Duration 4 years Start date September Application code N235 Application method UCAS
Mode Full-time Duration 3 years Start date January Application code N235 Application method UCAS
Mode Full-time (with placement) Duration 4 years Start date January Application code N235 Application method UCAS

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.

All part-time students should apply directly to London South Bank University and full details of how to do this are given on our undergraduate How to apply webpage.


On your UCAS application for an Business Management course you will need to state LSBU Croydon . Which is our new campus opening in September 2021 with a mission to transform lives and communities. Croydon is home to many businesses, from household names to start-ups, giving our LSBU Croydon students loads of opportunities. To study at our Croydon campus please put a C on your application.


Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.


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.

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.

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

  • Elements of Financial Accounting Module Description coming soon
  • Principles of Marketing Module Description coming soon
  • LSBU Discovery Project Module Description coming soon
  • Data for Decision Making Module Description coming soon
  • Management and Organisations Module Description coming soon
  • Principles of Strategy Module Description coming soon

Year 2

  • Professional and Digital Skills Module Description coming soon
  • Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Module Description coming soon
  • Effective Business Negotiations Module Description coming soon
  • Responsible Business Module Description coming soon
  • Digital Transformation Module Description coming soon
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting Module Description coming soon

    Year 3

    If you study the full-time BA (Hons) Business Management Degree you'll have the option to undertake a work placement as part of the 4-year sandwich course.

    Year 4

    • Contemporary Audit: Principles and Practice Module Description coming soon
    • Leadership, Strategy and Change Module Description coming soon
    • Comparative International Management Module Description coming soon
    • Organisational Risk and Controls Module Description coming soon

    Choose one option from:

    • Research Project
    • Applied Project


        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.

        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)

        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.


        One of the most exciting parts of this course is the opportunity to undertake a one year work-placement in your third year.

        Year-long placements enable you to evidence your theoretical knowledge is applied to the world of work. You will develop your soft, transferable and IT skills, which will increase your employability at the end of your degree and set you apart from other graduates.

        The course team work closely with our Business School Careers and Employability Team 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.

        Students have completed placements in a variety of organisations, including the NHS and Nissan, as well as working for smaller businesses across the capital in the digital, commercial and marketing sectors.

        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.


        Business graduates association member

        LSBU Business School is an esteemed member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), an international membership and quality assurance body of world-leading and high-potential Business Schools who share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning, and are looking to provide positive impact on their students, communities, and the economy as a whole. BGA is the sister brand to the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the world's impartial authority on postgraduate management education.

        As a BGA member institution, students of LSBU Business School are able to access BGA's individual membership, which offers a range of tools and resources designed to support the professional and personal development of business students and graduates, free of charge. This includes CV building services, a job search function, skill assessments, thought-leadership, partner discounts and much more.

        Teaching and Assessment

        ACCA - following 4 Exemptions:

        • Business and Technology (BT)
        • Management Accounting (MA)
        • Financial Accounting (FA)
        • Audit and Assurance (AA)

        CIMA following 8 Exceptions:

        BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics

        BA2 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

        BA3 Fundamentals of financial Accounting

        BA4 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

        E1 Managing Finance in a Digital World

        P1 Management Accounting

        F1 Financial Reporting

        Operational Caste Study Exam

        ICAEW available exemptions

        • Business, Technology and Finance - 2:1 Degree required
          • Audit and Assurance
          • Employability Skills for Accountants
          • People and Organisation
        • Assurance – minimum 50% pass mark is required from all the modules below

        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.

        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%
        Year 3 30% 70%  

        Extra Curricula 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.

        Find out about our HEAR programme in the School of Business

        Personal Tutoring

        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".

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        Contact information

        Course Enquiries - UK

        Tel: 0207 815 7500

        Course Enquiries - EU/International

        Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6189

        KIS Data


        KIS Data

        Full-time (with placement)