This course offers you the opportunity to combine a comprehensive understanding of the functions and processes involved in managing organisations, with a specialisation in marketing.
You’ll cover the core concepts, practices and techniques of management and marketing such as decision-making, marketing strategy, consumer behaviour, marketing research and advertising, and gain an understanding of the wider economic context of business. You’ll gain a foundation in key aspects of business such as accounting practices and supply chain management.
Diverse optional modules will also allow you to tailor your course to suit your own interests and career plans, focusing on topics from human resource management to distribution and logistics or management consulting. Throughout the course you’ll develop the analytical, quantitative, computing, presentation and other transferable skills required by the business world.
The course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), giving you entry to the CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing.
- Course content
Our degrees have a modular structure. This means that compulsory modules provide you with the core knowledge and skills that you need, while optional and discovery modules allow you to shape your course to suit your personal interests and career aspirations.
Compulsory modules in your first year will give you a broad foundation in both subjects. You’ll gain an understanding of basic accounting practices and economic principles, as well as organisational behaviour and the theory and practice of setting up a business of your own. You’ll also be introduced to the basic concepts and techniques used in marketing.
You’ll build on this in Year 2, where you’ll examine how theories of organisational behaviour relate to real-world situations. At the same time, you’ll look at how information is used to support management and organisational decisions and explore key business functions like marketing, corporate social responsibility and operations. On the marketing side, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of consumer behaviour, how this is measured and the techniques used in marketing research. Optional modules will allow you to focus on topics like business history or managing international business.
There are fewer compulsory modules in your final year. You’ll develop your management skills by studying strategic management, and gain a thorough knowledge of marketing strategy, promotional management and the challenges and opportunities in international marketing.
Through your choice of optional modules, you could explore topics such as gender and equality at work or logistics – and if you choose the Contemporary Management Consulting module, you’ll have the chance to register with the Chartered Management Institute. If you successfully complete the module after this, you’ll gain the CMI Level 5 Certificate in Professional Consulting.
The course culminates with your dissertation, an independently researched project that you submit in your final year, allowing you to apply your research and analysis skills to a management topic of your choice.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
- Year 1
- Personal Tutorials for Marketing20 credits
- Accounting for Managers10 credits
- Organisational Behaviour20 credits
- Fundamentals of Marketing20 credits
- Starting Your Own Business10 credits
- Economics for Management20 credits
- Year 2
- Consumer Behaviour20 credits
- Information in Organisations10 credits
- Marketing Research20 credits
- Organisational Behaviour in Practice10 credits
- Operations and Supply Chain Management10 credits
- Corporate Social Responsibility10 credits
- How Managers Make Decisions10 credits
- History on the High Street20 credits
- American Business History20 credits
- Global Business History20 credits
- From Study to Work10 credits
- Advanced Management Decision Making10 credits
- Business and the Legal Environment20 credits
- Managing International Business20 credits
- Year 3
- Strategic Management20 credits
- International Marketing10 credits
- Dissertation in Management20 credits
- Advertising and Promotional Management10 credits
- Marketing Strategy20 credits
- Gender and Equality at Work in Comparative Perspective20 credits
- Information Management in Organisations10 credits
- International Business Management20 credits
- Managing Across Cultures20 credits
- Contemporary Management Consulting20 credits
- Strategic Human Resource Management20 credits
- Management Decision Making20 credits
- Employment Law20 credits
- Physical Distribution and Logistics10 credits
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
You’ll be taught using a range of methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops. The rest of your time will be spent in independent learning, which allows you to develop your skills in research and analysis. Our Virtual Learning Environment will help to support your studies: it’s a central place where you can find all the information and resources for the School, your programme and modules.
You’ll also benefit from dedicated academic counselling from your Head of Year, a lecturer in your subject area who will meet you individually suring the year and act as a personal tutor.
We use a variety of assessment methods to help you develop a range of transferable skills that you’ll need in professional life, These are likely to include coursework, exams, oral presentations, group reports and dissertations.
- Entry requirements, fees and applying
Mathematics grade B and English Language grade B or equivalent, or an appropriate English language qualification.
Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications for this course.
- Access to HE Diploma
We consider the Access to Higher Education Diploma to be suitable for mature UK/EU applicants (21+) who have been out of full-time education and have had no previous access to higher education. Applicants must complete a Business-related diploma of 60 credits with 45 credits at level 3. At least 30 level 3 credits must be at Distinction and 15 at Merit. All applicants taking this qualification will be interviewed.
We will consider BTEC qualifications alongside academic A-levels. Read more about our BTEC entry requirements.
- Cambridge Pre-U
D3,D3,M1, excluding the Cambridge Pre-U certificate in Global Perspectives and Independent Research.
- International Baccalaureate
35 overall (17 higher), including 5 in Mathematics at studies, standard or higher level and English at standard or higher level. For those candidates who meet our Mathematics and English requirements through another qualification, 5 points will not be required within the IB Diploma. We are unable to accept Literature and Performance in place of English.
- Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
AAAAAA. Mathematics and English Language will be accepted at ordinary level on a grade for grade basis.
- Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
AAAAAA OR AAABB ( A at advanced level) OR AABBB (AA at advanced level) OR AAA at advanced level. Intermediate 2 / National 5 Mathematics and English are acceptable in lieu of GCSE requirements on a grade for grade basis.
Were committed to identifying the best possible applicants, regardless of personal circumstances or background.
Access to Leeds is an alternative admissions scheme which accepts applications from individuals who might be from low income households, in the first generation of their immediate family to apply to higher education, or have had their studies disrupted.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for the programme may be able to study an English for Academic Purposes pre-sessional course with a progression route to the degree programme. For information and entry requirements, read Pre-sessional programmes.
How to apply
Apply to this course through UCAS. The institution code for the University of Leeds is L23. Check the deadline for applications on the UCAS website.
The deadline for international students to apply to Leeds University Business School courses is 30 June.
International students apply through UCAS in the same way as UK/EU students. Our network of international representatives can help you with your application. If youre unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
Fees are published in the September before the year of entry. They will be updated here after this date.
If you take a study abroad or work placement year, youll pay a reduced tuition fee during this period. For more information, see Study abroad and work placement tuition fees and loans.
Additional cost information
All students who choose to take the final year optional module Contemporary Management Consulting will have the opportunity to register with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). For 2015/16 academic year the fee is £142, but may change for future years. By paying this fee you will be registered with the CMI and if you successfully complete the module you will receive the CMI Level 5 Certificate in Professional Consulting.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
Scholarships and 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.
- Career opportunities
This course is ideal if you’re seeking a career within the marketing function of an organisation and want a broader understanding of general management than you can access through a pure marketing degree.
Over the last few years graduates from our management programmes have used this flexible degree to go into jobs such as Human Resources Manager, Recruitment Consultant, Advertising Executive, Business and Solution Analyst, Purchasing Manager, Brand Management Trainee, and Business Process Specialist.
Find out more about Careers and Employability in Leeds University Business School
You will be supported throughout your studies by a dedicated employability team in the Business School who will help you develop and demonstrate the professional skills and experience that top employers are looking for through one-to-one support, workshops and lectures from employers such as L’Oréal and Unilever.
The team also works with a large network of experienced professionals from companies such as HSBC, M&S and KPMG, who take part in our innovative Nurturing Talent Mentor Scheme. With around 140 places available, this scheme offers Business School students the chance to receive free one-to-one advice and mentoring for a year during their studies.
In addition, Leeds University Business School students also have full access to the University Careers Centre and Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Studies. Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.
- Placement opportunities
On this course you have the opportunity to apply to spend time abroad, usually as an extra academic year. The University has partnerships with more than 400 universities worldwide and popular destinations for our students include Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa and Latin America.Read more about Study Year Abroad
Year in industry
Practical work experience can help you decide on your career and improve your employability. On this course you have the option to apply to spend a year on placement with organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors, in the UK or overseas.
Read more about the Year in Industry
Year in enterprise
EU students with a viable business plan have the opportunity to apply for a year in enterprise as part of this course. During this year you will start your own business with support from the University including advice, office space and living costs allowance.
Read more about the Year in Enterprise
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