(Full time) 2021 start
Business Management BA
This dynamic and flexible course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the functions and processes involved in managing complex organisations.
You’ll cover the core concepts, practices and techniques of management and develop the skills required to lead. You’ll learn about organisational behaviour and the business and economic environment, as well as specific functions such as accounting, marketing and supply chain management.
Diverse optional modules will allow you to tailor your course to suit your own interests and career plans towards the end of your studies.
These modules will focus on topics such as human resource management, management consulting, marketing strategy, and managing digital information and technology.
Whether you see yourself working in large private sector organisations, in the public sector or starting your own business, you’ll develop the analytical, quantitative, computing, presentation and other transferable skills required by the business world.
Compulsory modules in your first year will cover the broad foundations of management. You’ll build knowledge of organisational behaviour, accounting, and economic theory to understand the contemporary business environment. You’ll also learn about the theory and practice of setting up a business and explore your own potential as a manager.
In Year 2 you’ll study the fundamentals of marketing and how to manage people and operations effectively. You will develop your research and analytical skills and learn to understand the importance of research, digital information management and corporate social responsibility in business decision-making. You’ll continue to develop your personal leadership skills and learn how to demonstrate these to potential employers.
When you reach your final year, you’ll further develop your management skills with compulsory modules in strategic management and leadership. Through optional modules, you could explore topics such as employment law, advertising, managing technology at work and international business. If you choose the Contemporary Management Consulting module you’ll have the chance to register with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and if you successfully complete the module 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.
Details of typical modules/components for our courses will now be published after July 1st (instead of May 1st), due to current limitations as a result of covid-19. These details may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Throughout your degree you will benefit from a range of opportunities to expand your intellectual horizons outside or within your subject area.
This course gives you the opportunity to choose from a range of discovery modules. They’re a great way to tailor your study around your interests or career aspirations and help you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Find out more about discovery modules on our 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 during the year and act as a personal tutor.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
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
GCSE: 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher including Mathematics grade B/5 and English Language grade B/6 or equivalent, or an appropriate English language qualification.*
*If you have a B/6 in GCSE English Literature we will accept a Grade 5 or C/4 in GCSE English Language.
Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications for this course.
Access to HE Diploma
Typically, we consider the Access to Higher Education Diploma to be suitable for UK/EU applicants who will be assessed on a case by case basis. Applicants must complete a Business-related diploma of 60 credits with 45 credits at Level 3. A minimum of 30 Level 3 credits must be awarded at Distinction level and 15 at Merit. Applicants are expected to meet the GCSE Maths and English Language minimum requirements for their chosen degree programme.
Please note that applicants presenting this qualification may be called for interview (where they must also present a recent piece of academic writing for review) - this requirement is assessed upon receipt of the application.
We will accept the RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma in Business with Distinction Distinction Distinction (an academic A Level is not required). For the QCF BTEC National Extended Diploma in Business, or other BTEC qualifications alongside academic A-levels, please see our BTEC entry requirements.
D3, M1, M2 or D2, M2, M2. Please note that this requirement excludes the Cambridge Pre-U Certificate in Global Perspectives and Independent Research. We also consider applicants who offer a combination of Pre-U and A-Level qualifications. Please contact email@example.com for further advice.
For degrees requiring AAA at A-level: 35 points overall including 5 in Standard level Maths courses or 4 in Higher level Maths courses, and 5 in English (Standard or Higher Level), with 17 points from Higher Level subjects.
For degrees requiring AAB at A-level: 35 points overall including 5 in Standard level Maths courses or 4 in Higher level Maths courses, and 5 in English (Standard or Higher Level), with 16 points from Higher Level subjects.
For those candidates who meet our Maths or English requirements through another qualification, these minimum points for Maths or English in the IB Diploma do not apply. If you are presenting Literature and Performance as one of your International Baccalaureate subjects, you will need to present a separate English qualification.
Irish Leaving Certificate (higher Level)
Applicants must obtain 4 H2 grades and 2 H3 grades in the Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level). Maths and English Language will be accepted at Ordinary level in lieu of GCSEs. A grade of O3 is required for GCSE B/5 (Maths) or GCSE B/6 (English).
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
Scottish Highers and Scottish Advanced Highers are acceptable for entry onto our degree programmes in the following combinations: six Highers at AAAABB or one Advanced Higher at A with five Highers at AABBB, or two Advanced Highers at AB with five Highers AABBB. We will also accept three Advanced Highers at AAB. Intermediate 2 / National 5 Maths 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.
Typical Access to Leeds offer
A level: BBB
GCSE: 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher including Mathematics grade C/4 and English Language or English Literature grade C/4
Access to Leeds: Pass
International Foundation Year
International students who do not meet the academic requirements for undergraduate study may be able to study the University of Leeds International Foundation Year. This gives you the opportunity to study on campus, be taught by University of Leeds academics and progress onto a wide range of Leeds undergraduate courses. Find out more about International Foundation Year programmes.
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.
Improve your English
If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this programme, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
How to apply
Apply to this course through UCAS. 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 students. Our network of international representatives can help you with your application. If you’re 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.
University of Leeds Taught Admissions Policy 2023
UK: See fees section below
International: £21,750 (per year)
Tuition fees for UK undergraduate students starting in 2022/23
For UK full-time undergraduate students starting in 2022/23 the fee will be £9,250. The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation and as permitted by law. Fees for UK undergraduate students are decided by the government and may vary if policy changes.
Tuition fees for UK undergraduate students starting in 2023/24
Tuition fees for UK full-time undergraduate students for 2023/24 have been agreed by the UK Government and will remain at the current fee level of £9,250. The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation and as permitted by law. Fees for UK undergraduate students are decided by the government and may vary if policy changes.
Tuition fees for international undergraduate students starting in 2023/24
Tuition fees for international students for 2023/24 should be available on individual course pages from September 2022.
Tuition fees for a study abroad or work placement year
If you take a study abroad or work placement year, you’ll pay a reduced tuition fee during this period. For more information, see Study abroad and work placement tuition fees and loans.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
Additional cost information<p>All students who choose to take the final year optional module Contemporary Management Consulting will have the opportunity to register with the <a href="http://www.managers.org.uk/">Chartered Management Institute</a> (CMI). 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.</p>
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.
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.
Leeds University Business School awards a generous range of scholarships.
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This course is an academically-oriented general business programme, which aims to provide you with a broad understanding of key managerial functions.
Over the last few years graduates from our management programmes have used these flexible degrees as a pathway into a wide range of career choices, 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 the Business School’s dedicated Employability and Opportunity team 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 events from graduate employers, for example British Airways, IBM, L’Oreal, Mondelez International, PwC, Mars, Unilever and SMEs.
The Employability and Opportunity team also work with a large network of experienced professionals from companies such as Santander, M&S and KPMG, who volunteer as mentors on our Nurturing Talent Mentor Scheme. Applying for the scheme is a competitive process and it offers Business School students a wide range of benefits as they are mentored on a one-to-one basis for one academic year.
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.
Study abroad and work placements
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
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 in industry with organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors, in the UK or overseas.
Read more about Work Placements.