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Business Management BSc (Part time) 2018 start

  • Overview

    This part-time degree is ideal for you if you want to build on your knowledge and experience of business management to develop your career. The course is flexible, relevant and designed to make you a more effective manager and leader. You will be able to make use of your own experience in previous or current work, as well as gaining from research and theory relevant to the current world of work.

    The course combines an excellent grounding in fundamental business management concepts, with an emphasis on the development of business management knowledge and skills. It also focuses on your personal and professional development and will build your capacity for progression to more senior management roles.

    Is this course for me?

    This degree seeks to build your business management knowledge and develop your management, leadership and decision making skills and your ability to plan and operate at a strategic level. You study functional, operational and strategic aspects of management across a range of topics covering consultancy, leadership, skills, innovation and decision-making, within the context of the ethics and responsibility, global and cultural and employability threads which run through the modern workplace.

    The Business Management degree has recently been redeveloped to incorporate feedback from employers and graduates. It offers a demonstrably broader and deeper understanding of business, helping you to progress to more senior management roles within your existing organisation or move to a new role in a different organisation.

    The course runs one evening a week, so you can fit in study alongside your work and other commitments.

    If you're interested in studying full-time you may also be interested in the Business Management specialist pathway available through our Professional Studies BA programme.


    On successful completion of the degree you will be entitled to a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management.

  • Course content

    Business Management BSc comprises five “themed pathways” through which you progress, helping you build knowledge and skills:

    • Consultancy
    • Leadership
    • Skills
    • Innovation
    • Decision making

    These pathways run throughout the length of the course as you progress through the organisational levels, functional (level one); managerial (level two) and strategic (level three). There are also three core threads running through the degree:

    • Ethics and responsibility enables you to identify and work through ethical issues within your own and the wider organisational context.
    • Global and cultural insight introduces aspects of business management within a global context and which you can relate to your own organisation and the broader world of work.
    • Employability enhances the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to progress in your business management career.

    Course structure

    These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

    Year 1

    Compulsory modules

    • Academic and Professional Development 15 credits
    • Introduction to Management 20 credits
    • Introduction to Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 20 credits
    • Business Environment 20 credits
    • Studying in a Digital Age (Lifelong Learning) 5 credits

    Year 2

    Compulsory modules

    • Human Resource Management 20 credits
    • Business Accounting 20 credits
    • Research Methods 20 credits

    Optional modules

    • Marketing 20 credits

    Year 3

    Compulsory modules

    • Leadership and Change Management 20 credits
    • Project Management 20 credits
    • Work Based Research Project 20 credits
    • Management Decision Making 20 credits

    Year 4

    Compulsory modules

    • Strategic Management 20 credits
    • Operations Management 20 credits

    Optional modules

    • Innovation and Enterprise 20 credits

    Year 5

    Compulsory modules

    • Management Consultancy 20 credits
    • Dissertation for Business Management 40 credits

    For more information on typical modules, read Business Management BSc in the course catalogue

    Broadening your academic horizons

    At Leeds we want you to benefit from the depth and breadth of the University's expertise, to prepare you for success in an ever-changing and challenging world. This course gives you the opportunity to broaden your learning by studying discovery modules. Find out more on the Broadening webpages.

    Learning and teaching

    Teaching is imaginative and supportive to make sure that you are intellectually stretched and helped to become an independent inquirer. Group sizes are small enough for you to engage actively and be well supported.


    Assessments are varied and include essays, projects, case studies, group presentations and examinations. This wide range gives you the opportunity to work to your strengths and to gain skills in different forms of expression.

  • Entry requirements, fees and applying

    Entry requirements

    A-level: 3 A-level passes or equivalent

    GCSE: English and Maths grade C/4 or above, or equivalent

    • Access to HE Diploma

      60 credits overall including at least 45 credits at level 3 of which 25 must be at Merit or above.

    • BTEC

      Pass, Pass, Pass

    Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications or contact the School’s Undergraduate Admissions Team.

    Work experience which has given the applicant an appreciation of a range of different roles and/or work settings and/or management.

    Alternative entry

    If you don’t have the required level 3 qualifications you can complete our Alternative Entry Scheme. If you don’t have the required GCSEs, you may also be asked to take tests in English and maths. Contact the Lifelong Learning Centre for more information. If you are a mature student or want to study part-time the Lifelong Learning Centre offers a free, confidential and impartial pre-entry guidance service. Our experienced staff can also talk to you about how you might meet the entry criteria and what support may be available to you.

    How to apply

    Apply to this course through the Lifelong Learning Centre.

    We will treat all applications individually. We’ll take into account an applicant’s life experience and the circumstances in which you have gained prior qualifications and we encourage you to cover these things in your personal statement. We will interview shortlisted candidates.

    Admissions policy

    Lifelong Learning Centre Undergraduate Admissions Policy


    UK/EU: See fees section below

    Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.

    You will study at 67% intensity (80 credits) for years 1-3. Fees for 2018/19 will be £6,167 (67% of £9,250). In years 4-5 you will study at 50% intensity (60 credits). The fee you are charged in years 2 to 5 will be calculated as a proportion of the full-time fee agreed for that year.

    There are no upfront fees to pay. All eligible students are able to borrow the entire cost of tuition fees making study free at the point of entry, with good repayment terms. You are eligible if you are studying for 30+ credits per year on a programme which is at a higher level than any qualification already held. Previous study in Higher Education may affect your eligibility.

    Additional cost information

    There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs

    Financial support

    If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more in our Undergraduate funding overview.

    Depending on your circumstances, non-repayable financial support is available from the Leeds Financial Support scheme.

  • Career opportunities

    A qualification from the University of Leeds counts: our graduates are highly valued by employers. When you complete your degree programme you will also become part of a network of highly employable graduates.

    A University of Leeds degree will make you very attractive to employers and enhance your career prospects. The Business Management degree has recently been redeveloped to offer a broader and deeper understanding of business, so you are well placed to progress to more senior management roles within your existing organisation or move to a new role in a different organisation.

    Careers support

    The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate.The University and the Lifelong Learning Centre provide a range of activities to support LLC students looking to:

    • explore their career options
    • develop or enhance their employability skills
    • gain work or voluntary experience
    • prepare for promotion, review or a role change at work
    • find and apply for jobs

    Read more at Careers support for LLC students and on the University’s Careers website.