Business Management (Industry) BSc Hons - 2020 Entry
Are you keen to understand how businesses and managers operate? Are you still undecided about your future career? This flexible four-year long degree offers the rare chance to build your studies as you go, play to your strengths and gain experience in the workplace through a paid placement year. You can pick modules that use your favoured assessment method or those that build on your flair for numeracy or creativity.
You will study with every department within the Management School. All first-year students study Financial Accounting, Management and Business Statistics. You also choose a specialism from Economics, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship or a language if you wish.
The second year explores data analysis and strategic management. You also specialise in two subjects such as entrepreneurship, economics, operations management, marketing and organisation, work and technology. This continues into your final year. Here you choose options while studying our core subjects of leadership, business and management.
Your third year is spent on a paid placement in industry, gaining invaluable business management skills and experience. Previous students have spent this year working with multinational companies such as IBM, Vauxhall, Johnson & Johnson and The Walt Disney Company. You will be supported in securing your role, which may range from operations or purchasing to marketing or sales.
Your fourth-year dissertation topic will be inspired by your time in the workplace.
We want to make our graduates as marketable as possible to potential employers. Every student has access to a specialist Business Management Careers Coach and attends sessions on CVs and teamwork, including an away day. Building on your employability development plan in your second year means there is time to identify and fill gaps before you start applying for jobs.
Whether you want to work for a hotel chain, continue your studies or train in an area such as accountancy, this degree keeps your options open.
A Level AAB
GCSE Mathematics grade B or 5, English Language grade B or 5
IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.
International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects
BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction
We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.
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Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.
Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Our degrees open the widest variety of career pathways in national and international firms, both private and public, as well as in small and medium companies around the world. Some graduates also go on to start businesses themselves.
Graduates have begun their careers as trainee graduate managers, project managers, brand managers, and hotel and property managers. Our alumni are working for a wide variety of employers – from established corporates like BP, IBM, Johnson & Johnson and Sellafield to modern brands like Innocent Drinks.
Our courses are designed to develop your conceptual understanding and provide practice-based insights. You will develop your personal competencies including communications and mathematical abilities. Such skills have helped recent graduates find work in a wide variety of roles in banking, retail, consultancy, sales and marketing and data analysis.
Some former graduates are pursuing their studies with PGCE teacher training or professional qualifications. Many have stayed at Lancaster for Masters degrees.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability awareness, career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Lancaster Management School has an award winning careers team to provide a dedicated careers and placement service offering a range of innovative services for management school students. Our high reputation means we attract a wide range of leading global employers to campus offering you the opportunity to interact with graduate recruiters from day 1 of your degree.
Fees and Funding
We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2020/21 entry fees have not yet been set.
Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. You can find more details here: Island Students.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page
Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.
Future Global Leaders
The graduate jobs market is a rapidly-changing place, so we’re committed to helping you stay one step ahead. During your first year, you will complete our unique Future Global Leaders module which is designed to develop your professional skills and build your confidence in preparation for the future. You will be supported to step outside your comfort zone, and empowered to grow your leadership skills through a blend of online learning, inspirational guest speakers and dedicated events.
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