Business Management BA

Entry Requirements


Why study Business Management at Shrewsbury?

This programme will develop your skills from dependant to independent learner, which will allow you to conduct successful research into contemporary business issues and allow you to propose realistic and practical resolutions to such issues.



The programme offers you an approach to develop your skills within a wide range of business applications. For example, the module ‘Managing New Business Ventures’, is a practical final year unit which is taught by a practical simulation approach, developing key entrepreneurial skills and knowledge. Practitioners from the area will be involved in this programme, which will allow students to network with business people in the area.

Please note, this course is also available with a Foundation Year.


Programme Structure:

The modules given below are the latest example of the curriculum available on this degree programme. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to change from time to time for reasons which include curriculum enhancement, staff changes, student numbers, improvements in technology, changes to placements or regulatory or external body requirements.

BA (Hons) Business Management with optional placement year (3 or 4 years).

Year 1 (Level 4)

Core modules include:

  • Managing People and Organisations: Covers the basic principles of business and organisational behaviours
  • Finance for Managers: Covers financial analysis and development of key financial issues in businesses
  • Operations and Quality Management: The field of logistics and operational aspects of business, which includes quality processes and techniques
  • Marketing Principles: Fundamentals of marketing from the development of tactics to the understanding of the impact of marketing on successful businesses
  • Global Business Environment 
  • Developing Professional Practice 

Year 2 (Level 5)

Core modules include:

  • Human Resource Management: Leadership and people management are key learning and development points for this module
  • Enhancing your employability through Work Based Learning: Work bases learning module based in a live organisation with reflective practices
  • Contemporary Issues in Business and Management
  • Research in Context 
  • Operational Decision Making 


  • Sports and Cultural Events: Module which develops skills for developing events within sports and culture
  • E-Business Management 
  • Financial Decision Making 
  • Marketing Management 
  • Learning in the Wider World 

Optional placement year:

  • Yearlong paid placement which develops skills across a range of areas within a live organisation

Year 3 (Level 6)

Core modules include:

  • Strategic Management: Development of contemporary strategic management tools based on grounded theory
  • Leadership and Change Management: Strategic leadership skill and knowledge and the dynamics of leading people in a change environment
  • Strategic Management 
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Management Research Project


  • Managing Employee Performance  
  • Leadership and Change Management  
  • International Financial Management 
  • Marketing Communications 
  • Digital Marketing Futures 
  • Preparing for Professional Success

How will I be taught?

The course is delivered at Guildhall (Shrewsbury), a centrally located building which has a fully stocked library, IT labs and ‘chill out’ spaces.

Learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars, and includes case studies, discussions and presentations, one-to-one or group tutorials, along with fully supported intranet learning materials, allowing you to access course information 24/7.

Year 1 (Level 4) has approximately 48 hours per week of contact time, this will reduce to 40 hours in Year 2, and 36 hours in Year 3.

You will also be expected to dedicate a number of self-study hours to respond to the delivery and content of the course.



You will be assessed via a wealth of formative and summative assessments including presentations, written reports, group and individual research and examinations. Some of the assessments will be linked to live organisations.


This programme is seeking accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute which is a global management professional body. Students completing this programme will possess the skills to set up their own business or social enterprise. The programme will also equip you with the skills to enter a career in an organisation, which could include positions in HRM, Operations, Logistics, Marketing and Analytics, or other aspects of business management.

Entry Requirements

UCAS points

A minimum of 112 UCAS points from GCE A Levels or equivalent


BTEC Extended Diploma/BTEC Diploma



International Baccalaureate

26 points


Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit


OCR National Extended/Diploma: Merit profile

Extra Information

A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs

Course content enquiries

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