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.
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.
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.
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Prepare to start
After you’ve received your offer we’ll send you emails about events we run to help you prepare for your course.
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.
Elements of Financial Accounting Module Description coming soon
Principles of Marketing 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
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
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.
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
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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:
Chartered management accountant
Corporate investment banker
Human resources officer
Human resources officer
Logistics and distribution manager
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.
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.
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.
Percentage of time spent in different learning activities
Lectures and seminars
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.
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.
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".