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Business Management BA (Hons)

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Overview

Show them who’s boss

Are you ready for a career in business? This undergraduate course could take you to the starting line. You’ll develop knowledge and skills across several business disciplines, focusing on the study of organisations, management and the changing environment in which they operate.

We offer the opportunity for all undergraduate Home/EU students to undertake a work placement, internship or work experience while studying a full-time course starting in September 2018.

Why Business Management at LSBU?

No.2 in London for satisfaction with courses across Business, Management & Marketing (Guardian 2019).

No.1 University in London for Teaching, Organisation and Management, Learning Resources and Personal Development in Business (National Students Survey 2016).
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, Thomson One Banker, SAGE, Blueprint, FAME, Nvivo and SPSS.
The opportunity to complete your third year in a paid professional work placement.
You could study in Europe during the first semester of the second year, with semester abroad opportunities in the USA or Australia too.
No.3 London Modern University for graduate prospects in Business and Management Studies (Complete University Guide League Table 2018).

Accreditations

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time (intl. students only)
Duration
3 years
Start Date
January
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Start Date
January; September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Sandwich
Duration
4 years
Start Date
January; September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Part-time
Duration
4 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

Case studies

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. 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

  • Concepts of Management In this module you’ll be introduced to the concepts of management from both a business and personal perspective, including personal development planning, supporting you in identifying your goals and achieving your aims via participation in a structured and facilitated coaching process. It will also support your development of key skills, mathematical techniques and acquisition of knowledge necessary for success on an academic business programme or in a professional business setting.
  • Principles of marketing You’ll be introduced to the theories and practices of marketing providing you with an underpinning in the subject of marketing for further studies at Levels 5 and 6. The module acts as an introduction to the basic principles of marketing from which other modules can develop. These principles include the marketing environment, the marketing mix, marketing research and buyer behaviour.
  • Financial accounting fundamentals You’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of the regulatory framework of accounting together with the qualitative characteristics of useful accounting information. The module will also develop knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles and methods used in the recording of financial data and preparation and presentation of financial statements.
  • People and organisations The module will give you an appreciation of the complexities of understanding people and behaviour within organisations. The module incorporates theories of organisational behaviour and people management practices and you will develop an understanding of how and why individuals behave in specific ways in the workplace.
  • Business economics This module will introduce a range of essential economic concepts and methods and show how these can be applied to understand the world around us. The emphasis of the module is upon the business applications of economics in facilitating the decisions of managers, entrepreneurs in a variety of situations including pricing, advertising, financing, market entry and product developments. The module will also consider the implications of the macro economy on the operations of modern firms.
  • Management and information systems This module has been designed to provide you with an overview of types of organisations, their structure, nature and functions of management and their use of information systems. The module will introduce you to appropriate and effective management practices used in differing organisational contexts and provide the skills required to critically assess the impact and effective use of information systems (IS) with an organisation. To achieve this, you will develop an understanding of the underlying concepts and an overview of the potential business benefits and social impacts of communications technology, databases, the strategic, management and operational aspects of information systems. At the end of the module you will have developed an appreciation of the impact of IS on managerial and strategic thinking, the changes in the competitive landscape, the increasing importance of regulatory, ethical and social compliance, risks and prevention, and IS managed security.

Year 2

  • The principles of managing e-business
    This module provides you with an introduction to the business, technological, ethical and societal issues pertaining to the emergence of the Internet as a medium for the online trading of goods and services. The module examines the growth and development of the Internet as a business tool and explores how organisations have adapted (and continue to adapt) to this recent and continually developing digital business environment. 
  • Managing business and innovation
    The process of managing businesses and creating a business through the innovation of ideas can be daunting for many.  This module makes this easier, examining and developing the crucial skill sets required to manage and start a business.  Businesses are the heart of any economy, especially small medium-sized enterprises. This module brings together theory and practice through an integrated speaker programme, which includes entrepreneurs, managers and innovators. You'll gain knowledge and skills required to set-up, run and plan the management of SMEs including the development of a business plan.  A business simulation drives the module - SimVenture will be used to enhance your learning and understanding around innovation and practical business management. 
  • Managing business logistics and negotiations
    This module demonstrates the importance of logistics and the supply change while also considering procurement and negotiation strategies and techniques within business service, retail and manufacturing environments. You'll gain a clear understanding of the importance and scope of the procurement function and will explore the critical transfer of goods/services across global and local networks, with a critical assessment of ethical elements of supply chain management in view of business logistics.  You'll develop a broad understanding of the negotiation process and the development of negotiating strategies for procurement and logistics that is a vital element of moving goods and resources globally and locally.
  • Business ethics today: social and legal foundations
    This module will investigate the relationship between law and ethics identifying areas  of controversy where ethical issues surface.  To achieve this you'll be introduced to fundamental principles of ethics and ethical reasoning and debate ethical and legal issues and dilemmas.  You'll analyse the fundamental role of law and government  in the business environment, identifying the cultural, economic and political forces that impact on the process and evolution of business legislation.   Finally, you will study how corporations are responding to ethical, environmental and legal concerns through the integration of corporate social responsibility and business strategy.

Plus two options from:

  • Business contracts
    This module enables you to appreciate the legal rules relating to the formation, contents, and methods of discharge of business contracts, and the consequences that flow from such contracts where they are breached.
  • Diagnostic analytics
    This module introduces a range of specific concepts and quantitative techniques essential for the management of operations, production, material planning and quality assurance functions. It aims to enable you to process data in order to understand the root causes of various management issues related to the performances of the organisation. Observed data is compared to expected behaviour in order to determine why things happened, and provides a good understanding of a specific aspect of the problem that management wants to solve.
  • Emerging markets, and the Asia-pacific business environment
    This module studies the process of business and economic development characterising the growth of emerging markets, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region over the last half century. The major focus of this module is on economic growth, business organisations and structures, banking and financial systems, employment and labour markets and the role played by trade and foreign investment in Asia-Pacific.
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set - business discovery and development
    Entrepreneurs know the best feeling in business discovery and development is when the start-up venture is developed to a size that suits the needs of the market and others believe in its success just like the entrepreneur and a brand presence is established. This module develops on the principles behind what gives entrepreneurs the mind-set and drive to develop and expand businesses,establishing a market presence for their new venture, and launching a presence for the brand. It provides entrepreneurial-minded students the tools to analyse, launch and establish presence of an enterprise venture within any highly competitive market, and to build a positive reputation. Drawing upon the discovery and development of business profiling which is achieved through big-data, you'll uncover patterns and relationships in establishing an entrepreneurial venture.
  • Environmental economics and sustainability
    This module provides an opportunity for participating students to critically consider the role of the key international stakeholders in environmental economics and sustainability. Skills in critical policy analysis, policy formulation, negotiation and advocacy are developed through conferencing and discourse using trans-disciplinary case studies where students represent institutional stakeholders active within the realms of environment and sustainability. By building awareness of,and participating in dialogue relating to, relevant areas of politics,philosophy, psychology and development, you'll engage with topical issues such as climate change, globalisation, food, energy, water, health, employment,human rights,  transportation,biodiversity,deforestation, poverty and inequality to resolve actual or potential management issues relating to environmental economics and sustainability.
  • Financial accounting and analysis
    Building upon the fundamentals of accounting studied at level 4 the module will develop your comprehension of the preparation and of presentation of published financial statements, applying current the International Financial Reporting Standards for a single entity and simple business combinations. The module will also develop knowledge and understanding of the interpretation of financial statements.
  • Fundamentals of finance
    This module is an introduction to the basic principles of finance and financial decision-making. It seeks to provide an elementary knowledge of finance, simultaneously highlighting the essential links between accounting and finance concepts; you'll be provided with a firm foundation in the theoretical as well as practical aspects of financial decision-making.
  • 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 Body of Knowledge.
  • Marketing research
    This module covers the principles and practice of marketing research and the logical structure leading from research problem definition, through research design and data collection to the analysis and credible communication of insight. You'll consider the types of research commonly undertaken in order to manage value creation and delivery in a competitive environment.Exploratory, descriptive and causal research approaches will be investigated in the context of the marketing mix, and you'll experience and develop the techniques and skills needed to design, plan and conduct effective marketing research projects and report findings persuasively.
  • Human resource management
    The module will give you a thorough understanding of how human resource management works in an organisation from both a practical and theoretical approach. This module has been mapped to the CIPD Intermediate Certificate.
  • Retail operations
    Providing an overview of the key retail daily operations this module looks at the activities that retail outlets have with their consumers. On completion you'll gain an understanding of the relevant management tools that help successfully formulate and manage retail operations.Developing on practical problems involved in running a retail business, from store and stock management, retail finances, through the role of the store manager to the contact between floor staff and potential customers.
  • Social media in a business context
    The popularity of social media platforms presents a challenging opportunity for businesses—millions of people use these online services daily. This module provides a comprehensive understanding of social media in its design, implementation and use in a variety of business contexts.  It includes the Social Media Canvas as a tool that determines how social media can be made integral to business strategy and thus aid businesses in achieving their objectives.
  • A foreign language and applied research report
    This module aims to provide you with the survival language skills in a vocational context. Taught within the Level A1 of the European Language Framework Competence Framework, you'll be taught the basic language skills to enable you to understand everyday vocabulary, basic grammar and the ability to communicate orally with someone at an introductory level. In support of the learning and understanding of basic social, cultural and business formations of the country (countries) where the language is spoken you'll select a topic relevant to their degree specialism and the language of study to research a business related topic in this area.

Year 3

  • Strategic management and leadership
    This module provides a final year integrative course in strategic management and leadership. The module is structured around three components of strategic management; firstly internal and external strategic analysis, secondly business and corporate Level strategy formulation, thirdly leadership issues in the implementation of strategy. As befits an integrative strategy module; its learning, teaching and assessment strategy is organised around the use of management case studies.
  • Leading and managing SMEs
    Governments across the industrialised world are increasingly emphasising the importance of the development of entrepreneurship in achieving higher economic growth and prosperity. Government encouragement often takes the form of policies designed to help individuals start their own business. This module aims to explore theory and practice in the field from the perspective of individuals within a small and medium sized business. The issue of leadership styles and its impact upon the performance of SMEs is central to the study of this module. The successful learners will have the necessary competencies to be entrepreneurial making them efficient and effective employees, managers/owners, and transformational leaders in an SME context.
  • Financial reporting This module develops the skills in understanding and applying accounting standards in the preparation of financial statements. The module covers the preparation of financial statements for individual reporting entities. It covers the key technical aspects of corporate reporting and   addresses theoretical issues such as earnings management and the arguments for and against regulation of corporate reporting.
  • Audit and assurance This module will equip students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the process of carrying out the assurance engagement and its application in the context of the professional regulatory framework.   This module will also equip students to explain the nature and purpose of internal audit and describe its role as part of overall performance and its relationship with external audit. In addition, this module will explore the evaluation of information systems, internal controls, audit evidence, audit planning and the audit report.

Plus four options from:

  • Management accounting for decision making
    The module is intended to develop an understanding of the principles and application of the decision making, planning and control techniques required for reporting to senior management within an organisation. The module will develop an understanding of the key management accounting issues that students are likely to have to deal with in their careers. On completing this module you can apply for CIMA Exemption C01.
  • Practical analytics
    Many organisational recruiters have identified a number of skills and knowledge they want to see from a prospective employee. One of the top priorities is statistics, and this module, in essence, is teaching you statistical analysis using SAS. SAS (Statistical Analysis Software) is an industry-standard software suite that can mine, alter, manage and retrieve data from a variety of sources and perform statistical analysis on it.
  • Mobile applications – from idea to mass adoption
    The use of mobile apps has now overtaken desktop computing. More and more businesses are using mobile apps within their companies as well as providing products and services through mobile technology. They have ventured beyond basic services and are now offering games, location-based services, order tracking services, retailing, banking, health and medical services, and ticket purchases. They will develop more into other areas such as government and public services. Mobile apps are designed to run on small mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and include wearable technologies. This module will cover key concepts in the design, implementation and business use of mobile applications.
  • Labour and capital in an age of globalisation
    This module studies labour and capital in an international context. The module examines how, as the world economy has become more and more interdependent, this has impacted on both labour and capital in the workplace and how that in turn has reacted back on the integration of regional economies such as the European Union and indeed the world economy. The module, while examining relevant economic theories, builds on them and introduces non-economic concepts such as politics, culture, and ethics to assist in explaining the ongoing globalisation process.
  • MSP - managing successful programmes (certification)
    This module is the capstone of entrepreneurial actions, developing the diagnosis of various enterprise projects. You will develop best practice guidelines for enterprise programme management (a collection of related projects). Understanding the set of principles and processes used for managing a programme. The knowledge will take you towards the MSP certification, where you will demonstrate enterprising skills in coordinating, direction and implementing a dossier of projects and transformation activities to achieve outcomes and realise benefits of strategic importance to the business.
  • Entrepreneurial finance
    This module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to critically analyse financial information and use it in the pursuit of opportunity which is an important element of entrepreneurship. You will learn to use finance and accounting tools to analyse firms in all phases of their life cycle, from the initial idea generation to ultimate sale of the venture. you'll develop a framework of analysis for business opportunities. The module is discipline-based and stresses application, it is concerned with deal structure and contract design between entrepreneurs and outside investors. On completion of this module you can apply for the IOEE - Diploma in Small Business Finance.
  • Individual and organisational learning and development
    Individual and Organisational Learning and Development is a core HR module which enables you to gain an evaluative understanding of theoretical and practical issues involved designing, delivering and evaluating learning interventions. It incorporates the development of reflective practice skills, consultancy skills and the principles of continuing professional development.
  • Legal protection of business creativity
    This module examines at the intellectual property of a business. IP law refers to creations of the mind or intellect that can be legally owned. Ideas and unique creations can exist in every business. They are important for long term financial success and can make you more competitive than your rivals. This module looks at how to stop competitors from copying your most valuable assets; it looks at protection of and against marketing/advertising, information technology, accounts, and other business areas.
  • Brand management
    This module provides a strategic and tactical approach to learning and applying the key theories, frameworks and models of current brand marketing to solve management problems.  This module will prepare the you for a career in brand management by using a practical approach for the application of complex theoretical ideas.  You will be assessed with a variety of techniques such as exam, group and individual work, non-verbal presentations and written reports.
  • PRINCE2® foundation – training (certification)
    This module is the capstone for PRINCE2® foundation certification, which acts to training students’ in line with the PRINCE2® project management methodology. You will demonstrate project management skills learned via the preparation of project management requirements to understand the set of principles and set of processes used for managing and undertaking finite projects.
  • Retail boutique and shopper behaviour
    The module provides you with the opportunity to develop the theoretical and practical skills, needed to establish a boutique set-up (high-end retail) establishment. You''ll gain direct experience by examining the skills of setting-up, operating a retail business venture and understanding the target consumers’ retail behaviour, purchasing dynamics and developing shopper intimacy. You will develop the skill-sets required to understand the new target customer dynamic towards new start-ups and blossoming brands. You'll consider 'what shoppers will do' and 'are going to do'.
  • Social impacts of systems in contemporary society
    Information systems (IS) and information technology (IT) impact on all aspects of our personal and working lives, with profound effect. We are now both active participants in, and potential victims of, the effects of IS/IT.  This module therefore aims to uncover what is going on in contemporary societies (including businesses) and how we can decide what is right or wrong in the social and moral issues related to IS/IT. This module will also look at ethics, and how codes of behaviour could be developed/applied to cover situations that information practitioners will face.
  • Business research methods
    This module introduces you to the academic research process, and covers the approaches, tools and techniques of research within a business discipline. You will study the skills and knowledge necessary to undertake an independent small scale research project, with a business or management focus. The module may also serve as a preparation for academic study at postgraduate level.
  • Professional placement module
    This module has been designed to enable you to develop personal and career management strategies and apply these to develop and review life and career plans in an environment of constantly changing contextual factors to replicate the experience of work placement. The module provides you with the opportunity to evidence your experiences and reflect on your performance within the work place / business start-up in a formal way to by evidencing work undertaken. The assessment of this module is based around a portfolio that will include a report on your experience whist working in a business environment, providing you with the opportunity to present how your theoretical knowledge is applied to practical situations and further develop personal skills.
  • Enterprise placement module
    If you study the full-time BA (Hons) Business Management Degree you'll' have the option to either undertake a work placement as part of the 4-year sandwich course or develop a small business start-up. This module provides you with a unique opportunity to reflect upon a small business you designed, developed and set up within our Enterprise Centre. The initial business start-up will run alongside a programme run by the Enterprise Centre and allow you to gain the experience, skills and knowledge required in running a small Enterprise. In additional to the placement the module provides the opportunity to have your experience formally assessed against the IOEE - Diploma in Enterprise Creation.

Year 4

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

Modules are assessed by a mix of coursework assignments, presentations and exams. Methods of assessment for course overall: 94% coursework.

    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

    Employability Service

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

    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.

    Placements

    Staff


    Helen Aston

    School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
    Job title: Senior Lecturer

    Helen Aston is a Senior Marketing Lecturer whose specialties include Marketing Communications and Retail and Services Marketing. Helen is module leader for a number of introductory modules at the University and is integral in providing academic support to a range of first year students.


    Stephen Bellas

    School/Division: Business / Business and Enterprise
    Job title: Senior Lecturer

    Stephen has expertise in university management, charity management and governance. He is also a linguist who engages frequently in interpreting and translation.


    Haider Bilal

    School/Division: Business / Business and Enterprise
    Job title: Lecturer & Multimedia Developer

    Haider has development experience in generating and manipulating graphics, animations, audio, video and text to create integrated multimedia programs. His research is in the area of Software Maintenance and Measurement, specifically Change Impact Analysis (CIA).


    Dr Amare Desta

    School/Division: Business / Business and Enterprise
    Job title: Senior Lecturer

    Amare's research interests are in ICT and Socio-Economic Development; Globalisation;  ICT and Education; Indigenous Knowledge and Communications.


    Dr Gurjeet Dhesi

    School/Division: Business / Business and Enterprise
    Job title: Senior Lecturer

    Gurjeet's current research interests lie in the fields of Quantitative Finance, Financial Econometrics and Applied Mathematical Modelling.


    Dr Washad Emambocus

    School/Division: Business / Accounting, Finance and Economics
    Job title: Lecturer in Economics

    Dr Washad Emambocus is a lecturer in Economics, Project Management and Quantitative Studies. His research is in the area of Behavioural Economics focusing on irrational behaviour. He is the Lead for Student Enterprise and Business Solutions Centre which focuses on developing the entrepreneurial skills of students.  He is also a PRINCE2® qualified practitioner.


    Dr Charles Graham, PhD

    School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
    Job title: Senior Lecturer, Marketing

    An expert in long-term brand loyalty, Charles has 15+years' industry experience (marketing director and managing director levels) working on innovation, brand management, franchising and copywriting in luxury food, pharmaceuticals and retail. PhD supervisor.


    Vijay Lee, MBA

    School/Division: Business / Accounting, Finance and Economics
    Job title: Associate Professor; Head of Accounting and Finance

    An expert in corporate finance and funding, for more than 20 years Vijay worked for the State Bank of India, eventually becoming Assistant General Manager. He was responsible for managing sizeable credit portfolios and in excess of 150 staff.


    Dr Peter Luke

    School/Division: Business / Business and Enterprise
    Job title: Associate Professor; Associate Head of Business and Enterprise

    Dr Luke is an Associate Professor and Subject Group Leader for Economics within the School of Business. He currently lectures on the BA Business Studies course, and is the Course Director for the BSc Economics undergraduate degree. Dr Luke is also the Director of the Centre for International Business Studies.


    Christopher Matthews

    School/Division: Business / Business and Enterprise
    Job title: Director of Marketing, Recruitment, Admissions and Collaborations

    Chris is a qualified teacher and level 7 Executive Coach and Leadership Mentor, his teaching is based on the application of knowledge and learning through action and activity by empowering learners to develop their own solutions.


    Steve O'Connor

    School/Division: Business / Accounting, Finance and Economics
    Job title: Senior Lecturer

    Steve O'Connor is a Senior Lecturer in the Accounting and Finance Division. He specialises in Financial Accounting with interests in Management Accounting, Business Law and Corporate Governance.


    Dr Carrie Rutherford

    School/Division: Business / Business and Enterprise
    Job title: Senior Lecturer

    Dr Rutherford specialises in Combinatorial Optimisation with interests in Coaching and the embedding of Entrepreneurial Reasoning.


    Facilities

    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.

    Percentage of time spent in different learning activities
    Lectures and seminarsSelf-directed study
    Year 130%70%
    Year 230%70%
    Year 330%70%

    Extracurricular 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.

    • MyMathLabGlobal – a global online learning tool that enables students to learn online, undertake tutorials and assessments, ultimately encouraging student success.
    • The BE Programme – our BE programme provides a whole range of activities
    • 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 - Students of LSBU’s School of Business offer a free drop-in service to local businesses.
    • 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!
    • 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 Business student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU.  The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.

    Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University. They should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.  

    You will have appointments with your personal tutor at least once a semester for 30 minutes throughout your course.  You can contact your tutor for additional meetings or support by email.

    Coaching

    Students in their first year of an undergraduate degree will also benefit from our coaching programme.  This programme is a proactive approach to student development that draws out our students' potential through a process of self-analysis, reflection, planning and action, enabling students to discover and decide upon their required needs.

    Entry requirements

    2018 Entry

    • 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 2018 tariff.

    How to apply

    Apply now for a full-time course starting this September through Clearing.

    Call 0800 923 8888 to speak to one of our dedicated Clearing advisors who’ll take you through your application.

    You can also speak to us in person at one of our clearing application sessions.

    If you’re applying for a health and social care course use our online application service.

    For more information visit our Clearing page.

    Part-time course

    Please follow the instructions on the table below to apply for a part-time course.

    International students

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

    2019 entry

    International students

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

    Instructions for Home/EU applicants
    Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
    Mode
    Full-time (intl. students only)
    Duration
    3 years
    Start date
    January
    Application code
    N201
    Application method
    Mode
    Full-time
    Duration
    3 years
    Start date
    January; September
    Application code
    N201
    Application method
    Mode
    Sandwich
    Duration
    4 years
    Start date
    January; September
    Application code
    N201
    Application method
    Mode
    Part-time
    Duration
    4 years
    Start date
    September
    Application code
    4695
    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.

    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.

    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
    The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
    UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £13125
    AOS/LSBU code: 4680Session code: 1FS01
    Total course fee:
    UK/EU (excluding any optional years) £27750
    UK/EU (including any optional years) £27750
    International (excluding any optional years) £39375
    International (including any optional years) £39375
    The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
    UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £13125
    AOS/LSBU code: 4680Session code: 1FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK/EU (excluding any optional years) £27750
    UK/EU (including any optional years) £27750
    International (excluding any optional years) £39375
    International (including any optional years) £39375
    The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
    UK/EU fee: £6935International fee: £9843.75
    AOS/LSBU code: 4695Session code: 1PS00
    Total course fee:
    UK/EU £27740.01
    International £39375

    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 by reading the UKCISA regulations.

    Possible fee changes

    The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any governmental guidance or decisions.

    The fees for international students are reviewed annually, and additionally the University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in line with inflation up to 4%.

    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.

    Case studies

    Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

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    Applicant events

    After you’ve received your offer we’ll send you emails about events we run to help you prepare for your course. 

    Enrolling

    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 new students pages.

    Suggested reading list:

    • Baines, Fill and Page (2014), Marketing (Third edition) Oxford University Press, Oxford
    • Begg and Ward (2010) Economics for Business, McGraw-Hill, London
    • Mullins (2013) Management and Organisational Behaviour (10th edition), Pearson Education, Harlow
    • Wood and Sangster (2011) Business Accounting Volume One, Pearson, Harlow

     
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