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BA (Hons) Business and Management

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West Suffolk College


Three years full-time. 

Four to nine years part-time. 

Typical Offer: 

112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC)

Applicants are expected to hold GCSE Mathematics at grade 4/C or above (or equivalent).


This course is delivered at the University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds.


As a student on the Business Management programme, you will be involved in identifying and applying the main business processes and personal skills essential in effective management. There is a choice of eight routes and you will apply your knowledge and skills in a range of specific situations such as developing marketing, human resources, law, event management, retail management, logistics and operations or accounting and finance. The overall aim of the programmes is to provide an inspiring, challenging course of study that will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to enable you to contribute effectively to the management of organisations within a changing business environment.

You will develop a systematic understanding of key aspects of business management through a coherent programme of study which will enable you to undertake research in to key business topics and to prepare you for a career in business and/or management within a sector of your choice. Career and professional skills development is an integral feature of this programme.

Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Principles and Functions of Management (Mandatory)
Law for Business (Mandatory)
Developing Professional and Academic Skills (Mandatory)
Business Planning and Entrepreneurship (Mandatory)
Financial Awareness for Businesses (Mandatory)
Marketing a Business Organisation (Mandatory)
Managing Organisational Behaviour (Requisite)
Marketing and Sales Management (Optional)
Leading for Innovation and Business Performance (Requisite)
Accounting for Managers (Optional)
Contemporary Issues in the Global Business Environment (Mandatory)
Research Methods (Mandatory)
Change Management (Requisite)
Professional Futures, Ethics and Sustainability (Requisite)
Developing Management in Practice (Mandatory)
International Marketing Strategies (Optional)
Dissertation (Mandatory)

Career opportunities

Career and employability opportunities are integral to the delivery of the programme. Industry visits and visiting speakers enhance teaching, learning and assessment in a large number of modules. Employers are involved in the assessment of some assignments and offer a range of internships as appropriate. 

Careers that graduates may progress into:

  • Business analysis
  • Operations management
  • Marketing
  • Legal services 
  • Project management
  • Retail management
  • Human resources
  • Setting up their own business

Fees and finance


  • Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • Part-time tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (Please contact the Infozone for further information)
  • International tuition fee: £11,790 p.a.

Further Information                                                       

  • Tuition Fees
  • Financial Support 
  • Loans and Grants
  • At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

2019 entry: 112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC)

Applicants are also required to have GCSE maths grade 4/C or above, or equivalent Level 2 qualification. Applicants who do not hold these qualifications may be considered on an individual basis based upon their overall application and the course applied for.

If you do not hold these qualifications please contact Admissions directly on 01473 338348 to discuss.

How to Apply

Non-Academic Requirements

Applicants may be expected to attend an interview as part of the application process.

International Requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

International and EU

Transferring Credit

If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.


Course Leader for Business

Module Leader Law

Facilities and Resources

All sessions will be timetabled at the University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College. Rooms and facilities are well resourced and can accommodate large group sizes. Outstanding and consistent use is made of the University’s MySuffolk and Learn to support information and communication.