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Business & Management BSc (Hons)

UCAS code: N215

Why do some businesses thrive where others fail? How do we turn an idea into sales and profit? On our business and management degree, you’ll learn about managing and developing people whilst exploring what it takes to build successful businesses.


Course length: 3 years full-time
5 years part-time
Start dates: September 2024
Location: Edge Hill University
Example offers: BCC-BBC (A Level) or DMM (BTEC) View full entry criteria
Subject(s): Business Management
Faculty: Arts and Sciences
Department: Business School
Students in a classroom in the Business School.

If applying for September 2025 entry this course is BSc (Hons) Business Management.

Not all businesses are created equally. There’s no one size fits all approach. As you uncover the strategy and structure of organisations, you’ll learn how businesses stay flexible and adapt to changing markets locally and internationally.

Studying our business and management degree, you’ll uncover the fundamentals of modern business. You’ll develop skills in accountancy and managing people. Marketing practices will allow you to understand and grow your customer base. While business ethics, law, and economics will give you the knowledge to navigate the commercial world safely.

During this course, you’ll get hands-on with the opportunity to start your own business. You can also work on live client projects, and put your new skills into practice in the real world.

You’ll also gain eligibility for Affiliate Member status of the Chartered Management Institute.

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Course features

  • International students can apply

  • Learn a language option available

  • Professional accreditation

  • Sandwich year option available

  • Studying abroad option available

  • Work placement opportunity

What you'll study

You’ll explore business economics, learning how organisations behave in local and international environments. We’ll introduce you to the vital role of accounting, and look at how to market and operate your business professionally. You’ll also have the option to tailor your modules, studying a topic of specific interest such as digital marketing, or business start-up.

Compulsory modules:

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Business Economics
Introduction to Accounting and Statistics
Marketing for Business
Operations Management
People and Organisations

One of:

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Business Start-Up
Introduction to Digital Marketing
Statistics for Economics
Language 1
New Venture Creation

In Year 2 of our BSc (Hons) Business & Management course you’ll continue to explore the human resource. Looking at the developments that have changed how people are managed over recent years. You’ll also explore research methods for business, and take optional modules in employability, or graduate enterprise where you can experience running your own business. You will also get the chance to choose optional modules in areas like branding, leadership culture, or consumer behaviour.

Compulsory modules:

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Managing the Human Resource
Research Methods for Business

One of:

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Graduate Enterprise

Three of:

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Branding: Integrated Digital Campaigns
Business and Company Law
Consumer Behaviour
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Finance and Performance Management
Intermediate Economic Analysis
International Business
International Economics
Leadership Culture and Change
Loyalty Generation and CRM
Managing People
Project Management
Retail Marketing Planning
Services and Experiential Marketing
Social Media Monitoring and Analytics
Language 2

During your final year, we’ll explore strategic management, looking at what needs to be considered to make good business decisions. You’ll work on a dissertation, or choose to work on an extended business project with a sponsoring organisation. You’ll pick three additional subjects too. These could be topics like business strategy and digital goods, entrepreneurship and innovation, or taxation.

Compulsory modules:

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Strategic Management

Three of:

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Advertising in Marketing Communications
Business Analytics
Business Strategy and Digital Goods
Contemporary Issues in Economics
Development Economics
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Enterprise Management
Global Logistics and International Trade
Global Marketing Management
Marketing and Society
Marketing Simulation
Organisational Misbehaviour
Strategic Financial Management
Strategic Human Resource Management
Sustainability and Business
Language 3

Where your course includes optional modules, these are to provide an element of choice within the course curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements. Some restrictions on optional module choice or combinations of optional modules may apply.

How you'll study

As well as preparing for and attending lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, you will spend time reading and completing coursework, including written assignments, presentations, posters and video production.

You will have the opportunity to develop your employability profile through a work placement or participation in a graduate enterprise project. In addition, you will undertake live client projects with organisations or work on agreed projects with real outcomes and impact.

Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

How you'll be assessed

Throughout the programme there is a combination of different forms of assessment to test intellectual development, vocational capability and critical thinking. Coursework involves individual and group-based activities, case studies and problem-solving exercises. Examinations take a variety of forms, using both seen and unseen questions.

Who will be teaching you

Edge Hill Business School is home to a thriving research community, hosts a growing international partnership portfolio, and is a member of AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the world’s largest management education network.

All of our staff are passionate about student learning and development. This degree is developed by specialists in accountancy, e-commerce, human resource management, marketing, operations management and small and medium enterprises. The programme team includes research-active staff and professionally qualified lecturers.

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

Typical offer 104-112 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.

Example offers

Qualification Requirement
A Level BCC-BBC.
BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).
T Level Overall grade of Merit.
International Baccalaureate (IB) We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points.
Access to Higher Education Diploma 45 credits at Level 3, for example 9 credits at Distinction and 36 credits at Merit or 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven't been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

English language requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band, one band, or one-and-a-half bands lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

How to apply

Apply full-time

Apply online through UCAS

Read our guide to applying through UCAS to find out more about the application process.


Apply as an international student

Please see our international student pages for further information about how to apply as a prospective international student.

Part-time applications require a direct application to Edge Hill. Please select the year of entry that you wish to apply for.

Apply for September 2024 part-time.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at

Did you know?

If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.

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Edge Hill Business School.A stunning £8million building provides impressive teaching and learning facilities for students in Edge Hill Business School.

The contemporary three-storey building offers a 100-seat lecture theatre and modern seminar and meeting rooms. There are also social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning, in addition to an attractive roof garden and atrium.

Where you'll study

Business School


Tuition fees

UK Full-Time


a year

UK Part-Time

£77 per credit

for 360 credits



a year

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Financial support

Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the course may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals can ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.

Your future career

When you finish your business and management degree, you’ll have the skills needed for a successful career in a wide range of industries. You may choose to use your knowledge to start your own business, or find work in areas like human resource management, marketing, banking, and management roles within the public sector.

Graduates of this course have entered careers in a number of different fields, including roles such as:

  • operations manager
  • project officer
  • business and finance manager
  • digital account manager
  • business development manager
  • banking

Recent graduates have gone on to work for organisations like British Aerospace, Airbus, Bentley Motors, and HMRC. Wherever you find work, you’ll have the skills to strategise, manage and lead.

Applying for a graduate role isn’t your only option though. You could stay at Edge Hill to complete postgraduate study. There are a range of options in business and management.

On this course you will gain affiliate membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a globally recognised professional body, for the duration of your degree and one year after graduation. The CMI is dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.

On successful completion of your degree, you will also be awarded a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership. In addition, depending on your selected modules, you may be eligible for exemptions from national professional body qualifications, such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, or the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Course changes

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, however our courses are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of professional bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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