BA (Hons) Business Management with Business Practice (Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship)

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Show them who’s boss

This Apprenticeship course provides the core foundation in the disciplines of Business and Management. It is developed and designed by employer trailblazers and comprises of a wide range of core modules that cover many of the current and relevant aspects of Business Practice, to ensure your course is relevant to business career.

It offers a high degree of practitioner input to ensure exposure to, and experience of, emerging facets of the disciple. You will experience applied, contemporary teaching and learning based on research-led teaching content, and experiential learning through a variety of real time live case studies and work focused learning to enhance employability in a competitive field through the application of knowledge in a workplace context.

During your degree, you will have the opportunity to develop social capital via a strong network of professional bodies, industry specialists, alumni and employer partners.

This degree offers you you membership of the Chartered Management Institute from the very start of your studies, so you have access to additional digital resources to support your learning and team leadership skills development.

During your studies you will develop the capacity for independent thought, critical reflection, analytical and problem solving skills, entrepreneurial spirit, academic curiosity, creativity and strategic thinking in a broad business context.

You will become academically confident through the provision of a supportive learning environment that nurtures understanding of Business Management disciplines, theories and issues. The programme is developed to be future-fit and responsive to the rapidly changing needs of enterprise and business within all sectors.

You will be able to benefit from a unique coaching programme which has been developed as a proactive approach to personal development that draws out your potential through a process of self-analysis, reflection, planning and action. Enhance your leadership, team work and communication skills within a Business and management environment.

Why Business Management at LSBU?

We’re top 5 for learning community in Management in London (National Student Survey 2020).
We're No.1 for learning opportunities in Management in London (National Student Survey 2020).
Professional accreditation - The School has Centre of Excellence status with the IOEE, in recognition of our entrepreneurial culture and leading-edge practice.
Outstanding facilities and access to the software widely used in industry: Bloomberg, SAGE, FAME, Nvivo and SPSS.
We're 1st for Graduate Prospects* in Business & Management Studies among London Modern universities (Complete University Guide League Tables 2021).


Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
3 years exc. EPA
Start Date
Southwark Campus


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. This course covers professional competencies, people and organisations, business economics, management and information systems, e-business, business ethics, market research, e-commerce, social media and entrepreneurial finance.

Year 1

  • The LSBU Discovery Project
    Apply idea generation techniques, and critical thinking to identify key issues and, develop, evaluate, select and communicate solutions to issues within a business project.
  • Finance and the Economy
    Explain how markets and competitors influence business decisions and performance.
  • Data for Decision Making
    Prepare numerical data in a variety of graphical forms.
  • Principles of Marketing
    Demonstrate knowledge of marketing concepts and principles
  • Management & Organisations
    Explain the different approaches to organisation and management within the context of the external business environment.
  • Principles of Strategy
    Use strategic tools to analyse the business environment in order to identify issues of strategic importance.

Year 2

  • Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    Apply the general principles and techniques in global Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
  • Effective Business Negotiations
    Demonstrate the theory and psychology of negotiation and negotiation styles.
  • Responsible Business
    Identify key ethical issues facing contemporary business.
  • Fundamentals of Project Management
    Develop and evaluate a range of project management skills, techniques and tools for selecting, planning, executing and evaluating a project.
  • Managing Business Innovation and Growth
    Explain the nature and processes of managing the business and innovation by applying various concepts in new business creation and growth.
  • Digital Transformation
    Discuss and apply  the concepts of digital transformation and digital technologies.

Year 3

  • Marketing and Digital Strategy and Planning
    Apply academic research methodologies for digital and direct strategy formulation.
  • Resourcing and Reward
    Identify a systematic understanding of how the external environment informs resourcing policies and practices.
  • Contemporary Issues in HR
    Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the key tenets, and principles of both Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Engagement.
  • Business Research
    Critically evaluate different theoretical approaches to business research, identify a suitable research topic and define its boundaries.
  • Leadership, Strategy and Change
    Assess the relationship and the need for compatibility between strategic management and functional management policies.
  • Small Business Management
    Develop an understanding and critically evaluate  how SMEs secure and deploy resources in traditional and international contexts.


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

Employability Service

By completing the apprenticeship route, you’ll have the advantage of having real-world work experience, working in a role related to your area of study. This will give you a competitive edge among other graduates when you complete your apprenticeship standard.

During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, who can help you develop your skills through the Careers Gym workshops and presentations. Our JobShop advisers support students and graduates with finding the right job for them.

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

The course offers the award name of BA (Hons) Business Management with Business Practice (Apprenticeship) (PT).

The End-Point-Assessment (EPA) is not-integrated into the course assessment, there will need to be an independent assessor who judges if the individual has passed their apprenticeship.

Successful apprentices will have the option to apply for professional recognition as Chartered Managers and Members of the Chartered Management Institute (CMgr MCMI) and/or as a member of the Institute for Leadership & Management or other relevant professional body.


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

Lectures will deliver key topic areas across the academic levels. Guest speakers from business and academia will bring specialist knowledge into the classroom.

Interactive seminars and workshops support the lectures with a strong focus on small group activities to encourage the active participation of students, develop peer learning, and the sharing of knowledge and support amongst our diverse student body.

An integrated formative and summative assessment and feedback process is a key component to a student’s independent acquisition of knowledge and understanding in every module on this course.

Seminars and workshops encourage student development in this area with the application of knowledge to business case studies and practitioner-driven live cases to develop critical evaluation of relevant information and problem-solving skills. In-class debate allows the sharing of ideas amongst peers and the evaluation of opinions within a diverse student body to enable students to develop and evaluate logical argument. At Level 4 in particular, support is given to basic cognitive skills development and student research practice via the Management & Organisations module. Research skills are further developed at Levels 5 via coursework application and extensively through live case study analysis and the project module at Levels 5 and 6.

The key practical skills are embedded in module delivery and built throughout each level demonstrating progressive development. As students move through the programme their ability to evaluate and synthesise information, and their problem-solving skills are developed through their application to rather more complex case study problems through which independence of thought and practice are developed.

Virtual Learning Environment

Digital technology is used to increase academic support for students and improve the efficiency of the teaching and assessment processes - eventually to transform student learning so that the student experience becomes truly ‘blended’ and extends well beyond the use of the VLE as merely a document repository.

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

    Under UK Government rules, candidates must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week and must have the right to live and work in the UK (applies only in England). Candidates cannot be self-employed. The employer must enter into an Apprenticeship Agreement with the student.

    All candidates must be employed in a role related to the subject matter of the academic award of the apprenticeship and be sponsored by their employer.

    Apprenticeship applicants will have:

    • A Level BCC worth 104 UCAS points or:
    • BTEC National Diploma DMM worth 112 UCAS points or:
    • Access to HE qualifications with pass  and 21Merits 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.

How to apply

Home/EU applicants

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
3 years exc. EPA
Start date
Application code
Application method

An Apprenticeship Standard is comprised of a programme of study, an End Point Assessment and on-the-job learning. This means that in addition to meeting academic requirements, you’ll  need to be employed in a role related to your apprenticeship. The process of applying depends on whether you have an employer to sponsor (and support) you.

If you are employed and your employer has confirmed they will support your apprenticeship:

You are welcome to submit an application via our application system. You’ll need to provide details of your employment/employer as part of the application. You’ll also need to ensure you and your employer meet the requirements – find out who can be an apprentice to see if you meet the entry requirements and employer commitments to find out more about your employer’s role.

If you are not employed:

  • You will need to find a job role related to the apprenticeship you wish to apply for, with an employer who is happy to support you. If you would like to find an employer to support your apprenticeship with LSBU, you can search which employers are currently advertising Apprenticeships via the National Apprenticeship Service website searching for ‘London South Bank University’ as keywords.
  • If there are no search results, this means there are currently no vacancies. We update our vacancies regularly, so please do check back regularly.
  • Many employers advertise their apprenticeship vacancies on their websites or via other portals. You could search for ‘find an apprenticeship’ online.
  • When you’re ready to apply, see the government's advice on how to write a winning apprenticeship application and make your application.

Further information for apprentices

If you’re a prospective apprentice, you can find out more about who can be an apprentice on our student pages.

Further information for employers

If you’re an employer, you can find information about the employer commitments and further related information on the related pages for business.

See our admissions policy 1.0 MB and complaints policy 126.5 KB.

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

There are steps the apprentices, the employer and the University need to complete before you start your course. Take a look at the steps to be completed in the New Students: Apprentices section. Employers may also like to look at our steps to offering an apprenticeship.

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.


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

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.


The cost of the apprenticeship is paid fully by the employer (sometimes part funded by the government) through apprenticeship levy. The apprenticeship levy is a pot of money some companies pay into, which all businesses have access to spend on the training costs of apprenticeships. Companies fall into two categories: levy-payers (who pay into the pot) and non-levy payers (who do not). You can find out more in our Levy and Funding section, specifically for employers

The apprentice does not contribute toward the cost of study.


Apprenticeship standards are all assigned a funding band by the Government – these funding bands are the maximum amount the Government will fund via the levy towards a given apprenticeship standard. There are currently 30 funding bands ranging from £1,000 to £27,000.


Employers with less than 50 staff sending an apprentice aged 16-18 will have 100% of the training costs paid by the government. All employers who employ an apprentice aged 16-18 on the first day of teaching will receive a £1,000 incentive from the government. You can find out more in our Levy and Funding section, specifically for employers.


You can find out the funding band for an Apprenticeship Standard on the Government website. To find out how much we are charging, please get in touch with us at

Field trips

Some modules include field with and site visits, which may be residential or outside the United Kingdom, ranging from three to five days. These are organised by the Division and students   are required to contribute towards the cost.  If there are any field trips or any course visits as part of your course, we will let you know in good time.

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