BA (Hons) Business Management with Accounting 2022/23

Croydon Campus

Mode: Full-time

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Overview

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.

Accreditations

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

  • 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

        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.

        Placements

        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.

        Memberships

        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 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.

        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".

        Entry requirements

        • A Level BCC 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
        3 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.

        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.

        Choose your campus

        On your UCAS application for an Business Management course you will need to choose which LSBU campus you wish to study at: Southwark or Croydon.

        LSBU is located in Elephant & Castle, the heart of London with access to everything the city has to offer, including strong partnerships with the industries that surround us. To study at our Southwark campus please put an S on your UCAS application.

        LSBU Croydon 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.

        Accommodation

        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.

        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

        Course Enquiries - UK

        Tel: 0207 815 7500

        Order a prospectus

        Course Enquiries - EU/International

        Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6189

        Get in touch

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