Senior Lecturer in Business
Faculty of Business and LawDiscover
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BA with Foundation: N125
Full Time: 3 years
Foundation: 4 years
Part Time: 4 - 6 years
UK Fees 23/24:
Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,540 (per 20 credit module)
International Fees 23/24:
Full Time: £14,750
For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:
The University of Northampton’s innovative BA (Hons) Business Management Degree, accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), takes a practical approach to exploring contemporary business practices, contexts and debates. You will engage with a broad range of business and management challenges and opportunities allowing you to develop in-depth knowledge alongside industry-relevant skills. The business management course includes specialist modules that provide practical skills in areas such as a strategy, marketing, leadership, risk management and sustainable business. Supported by expert academic staff, you will have access to local and multinational organisations, working on real-world projects to expand your experience and networks. With up to six pathway subjects to choose from, you will develop specialist skills ready for a graduate career or postgraduate study.
Accreditation: Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
The BA Business Management programme provides strong insight into business administration and the operational workings of different types of organisations to enable both strategic and practical skills development.
BA Business Management has been designed to contribute towards achieving United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: SDG8 of Decent Work and Economic Growth and SDG12 of Responsible Consumption and Production.
The programme is based on developing your understanding of core business management principles, applied to authentic business contexts. Key themes have been woven into the course design, in consultation with employers and students, to maximise your learning, your employability and your course satisfaction. The key themes are:
Core modules cover aspects of business administration including strategic management, the agile organisation and global trends presenting challenges and opportunities in business. Subjects provide students with creativity and innovation skills development, critical thinking and problem solving.
Pathway options provide an insight into different business careers and help you to develop appropriate knowledge and skills to transition into professional work. If you choose a pathway, this will be named in your final degree award e.g. BA (Hons) Business Management (Marketing). We have six pathway options available:
Throughout our business management course, you will have multiple opportunities to engage in events, trips and experiences which will extend your business knowledge and networks. These may include:
You are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between Stages Two and Three of study of the business management studies degree. If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take up a placement year you will find it an invaluable experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.
Recently, Business students have completed placements and work-based learning at RSM (Audit & Tax Consultants), ITAMeyes (Asset Management), Honda and KPMG.
Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 23/24. The modules relating to the academic year 24/25 will be available from June 2024.
You will study core modules in year 1.
In year 2 you will either continue on the main Business Management course or take a pathway option where there is a mix of core modules and pathway modules.
In year 3 you will either continue on the main Business Management course or continue your option where there is a mix of core modules and pathway modules.
The Business Management degree is part of the Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELCS). The ELCS is an opportunity for members of the Armed Forces to further or expand on their education. The scheme offers support financially in a maximum of three separate financial years for higher level learning of a nationally recognised qualification at a Level three or above.
Standard entry requirements apply for this Business Management degree. A typical offer would be:
We welcome international applications and applications from students with non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.
The standard entry requirements for the Integrated Foundation Year are:
All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 2024/25 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.
For more information about possible funding options, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 2023/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
There are no additional costs for our business management course for students beginning their studies in September 2024. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.
This Business Management BA course accredited by, and work closely with, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) which is the Charted Body for Management and Leadership. CMI work with business and education providers like ourselves to inspire people to become skilled, confident and successful managers and leaders.
During your studies, you can enjoy free CMI membership which extends to one year after graduation. As a member, you have access to a wide range of CMI resources and events which can help you with your studies to connect with potential employers and business professionals. When you successfully complete the BA Business Management course, you can graduate with a Diploma in Leadership and Management*, a respected professional qualification proven to boost earnings potential.
*Subject to moderation of relevant assessments by CMI
At the University of Northampton, everything we do, from funded trips to paid internships, is to give you everything you need to make a difference when you leave.
If you join our full-time BA Business Management degree at Northampton, you will receive a laptop when your course begins*. The laptops are built to a bespoke custom specification ideal for use in the seminar room, collaborative group work or studying at home.
Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.
*UK fee payers only (see Terms and Conditions for further details).
The Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree in business management, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.
If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for the Business Management course we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year Business Management programme which includes an Integrated Foundation Year. The Integrated Foundation Year will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.
Our four-year courses will enable you to successfully follow the degree pathway of your choice while gaining essential study skills. The foundation year of your chosen degree will be studied on a full-time basis and is aimed at supporting the transition to higher education. Years two, three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme.
Please see our Integrated Foundation Year page for more details.
Our Business Management degree is taught through a combination of face to face sessions, self-study, and online learning comprises live sessions and interactive work units.
We have worked hard on the programme development to ensure that assessments are authentic towards building relevant workplace skills. Assessments are predominantly coursework based and include tasks such as management reports, presentations, research based projects and applied tasks. All assessments are available at the start of the academic year and include clear guidance on grading criteria and expectations.
This is one of the true advantages of the BA (Hons) Business Management. The career options are broad which is an asset in the dynamic workplace today. We prepare students with transferable skills and knowledge that can be applied in many business functions and role types. The pathways offer specialist areas to give students a sense of specified fields that they may be interested in, and the core programme ensures that students who choose to leave their choices until later receive a strong foundation to apply in many areas. Typical graduates from our previous Business programme went on to roles such as product management, marketing executive, business analyst, strategic analysis, and account management. The pathway offering will help to strengthen graduate opportunities to secure their ideal role.
We encourage our students to pursue their business interests and have students who set up their own micro businesses during their time with us. We also work closely with industry to provide opportunities for development, internships, guest speakers and mentoring. There are many extracurricular business-related activities that students can get involved with such as the Students Union Business Society, the Changemaker programme and our Enterprise club.
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One of the advantages of the BA (Hons) Business Management course is the broad range of career options suitable for graduates. We prepare you with transferable skills and knowledge that can be applied in many business functions and role types. The pathways offer specialist areas to give you a sense of specified fields that you may be interested in, and the core programme ensures that students who choose to leave their choices until later receive a strong foundation to apply in many areas. Typical graduates from our previous Business programme went on to roles such as Product Manager, Marketing Executive, Business Analyst, and Account Manager. The pathway offering will help to strengthen graduate opportunities to secure their ideal role.
Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.
BA Business Management graduates can progress to a wide range of postgraduate courses given the broad, transferable learning the programme offers. The following are just a few example: