BA (Hons) Business Management

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Awarded by: University of Hull
UCAS code: N100
Course code: Y110/Y001
Course Level: Level 4 -6
Location: High Melton
Hours p/w: 16
Duration: 3 years full-time
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This general business management degree is designed to give you an all round knowledge and understanding of contemporary management. A varied range of module content will give you the edge to progress your career and add value for your employer.

You don't have to have a business background - the course is designed to help you build your management knowledge and skills over time. The School of Business and Management’s focus is less on academic research and more on tutor-led learning.

The learning experience is enriched by the blend of national and international students staying in Halls of Residence at the beautiful High Melton campus or in accommodation in the town centre. Each year we have a limited number of places for top up students who wish to transfer from another College or University into Year 2 or 3 of this programme, please enquire early as places are limited.

An external examiner from York St John University recently commented on the BA (Hons) Business Management course; "a high amount, quality and depth of written feedback is provided by the teaching team on assessed work to the students."

Course Content and Structure

Industry involvement

Employers currently connected with the course:

  • Doncaster Chamber
  • NHS

Year one (Level 4)

At Level 4 students follow a course of study, which includes:

  • Functions of Business
  • Business Law
  • Management Development
  • Business Environment
  • Information Technology
  • Organisational Behaviour

Year two (Level 5)

At Level 5 students follow a course of study which includes:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Managing Activities
  • Managing Information and Statistics
  • Employability and Business Reality
  • Managing Finance and Decision Making
  • Marketing

In the summer between Year 2 and Year 3, you will undertake a work placement. A work placement manager will assist you in finding this placement. Your work based project module will build on this practical and valuable experience in the workplace.

Year three (Level 6)

At Level 6 students follow a course of study which includes:

  • Dissertation
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Work Based Project
  • International Management
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship or Organisational Psychology


Students will be assessed through a combination of coursework, examinations, presentations and practical exercises. A dissertation on a business related topic must be completed in the final year. You will have access to research methodology workshops and a personal supervisor for assistance with this.

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • 200 UCAS Tariff Points- from at least 2 GCE A Levels or BTEC National qualifications
  • Access to HE Diploma in a related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

For entry at Level 5, you will need one of the following:

  • Foundation Degree/HND/HNC in a relevant subject area- 120 CATS points
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning

For entry at Level 6, you will need one of the following:

  • Foundation Degree/HND in a relevant subject area- 240 CATS points
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.

Progression Routes

Potential careers

Potential jobs Expected salary
Management Trainee £18,000
Graduate Teacher (GTP) £15,000
Finance Assistant £17,000
Marketing Assistant £16,000

Upon successful completion of the BA (Hons) Business and Management, graduates will be suitably qualified to enter management training schemes in a wide variety of business fields including: administration in either the public or private sector, finance, accountancy, operations, information technology, information systems and general management.

Alternatively, you may choose to further your studies. At University Centre Doncaster, we offer a range of specialist business postgraduate courses including an MBA, a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and an MSc in Human Resource Management.

Career Opportunities

This Honours Degree prepares you fully for a career within the following roles: Management Trainee / Graduate Teacher (GTP) / Finance Assistant / Marketing Assistant.

Student Comments

"I had a great position - I was a shareholder in the company, I had a great job and was on good money, but I wasn't getting any satisfaction from my job - the main thing was that I didn't like the industry I was in. I came to Doncaster Business School and signed up for the Full Time BA in Business Studies. I was fascinated by the area of Marketing and worked on projects and dissertations in that area whenever possible. It totally changed things for me.

After my BA, my new company was more engineering orientated, they had a great specialist product, but they were weak on Sales and Marketing. In my new role I was given total responsibility for the Sales and Marketing function. My training in Marketing on the BA is what made me successful. I applied what I had learned on the BA, and it was very, very successful for the company. I won new national accounts with high profile companies such as Selfridges and with the City of Westminster for example.

I became very well respected in my company and a valued member of my organisation. My BA gave me an edge I wouldn't have had otherwise.

It’s an investment, I was self funded, but for me it was well worth it. I'd recommend the investment in the course - Because you're worth it!"

SV, Year 3 student

If you are unsure which course is the right one for you, please contact us further information and guidance.

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