Business Management Extended Degree (4 year)

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We offer courses delivered by QA Higher Education

validated by the University of Roehampton

This course is based at our London Holborn, Birmingham and Manchester Centres

  • One to one careers advice to build your experience and skills in readiness for a competitive job market
  • Learn in a personalised and friendly small class environment
  • Graduate ‘business ready’, with a clear understanding of how you can add value to organisations and society
  • Well-connected with central locations in London, Birmingham and Manchester
  • September, January and June start dates so you can begin your studies at a time that suits you
  • Four year extended degree programme designed to develop your academic skills with a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study
  • Evening and weekend options available for when you need to fit your studies around your personal commitments


The extended BSc Business Management programme provides an excellent foundation for future business leaders, whether you want to work within an organisation, or you aspire to run your own enterprise.

The programme includes a foundation year, which has been carefully designed to build confidence in your abilities, and develop your academic and study skills ready for degree-level study. This foundation year (Year 0) will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the key elements of business, in a supportive and intimate learning environment to build a strong foundation for your future study.

You will gain highly competitive business skills in a supportive and inspiring environment, with modules covering a wide range of business topics. Taught by experienced tutors, you will be learning about real-life and contemporary business approaches.

This course is delivered as part of a partnership between the University of Roehampton and QA Higher Education. The programme is validated by the University, and taught by QA Higher Education.

The foundation year (Year 0) is carefully designed to provide the subject specific knowledge and the academic study skills that are essential for success. In this first year of your programme you will be introduced to the major aspects of both profit and not for profit organisations, studying these alongside other modules such as: Mathematical Functional Skills Essentials and English Academic Skills.

In Year 1, you will acquire a greater understanding of the core principles in business management, specifically designed to address the issues of the modern business environment. Example modules studied in Year 1 include: Business Organisations & Environment in a Global Context, Understanding Self & Others, Introduction to Finance & Accounting for Managers, Introduction to Management, Principles of Marketing & Communications in a Digital World, and Analysing Information & Data for Problem Solving.

In Year 2, you will be given the opportunity to undertake modules to develop your understanding of key management principles, approaches and theories. Example modules include: Managing People & Careers, Operations, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurship Opportunity, Project Management, Cross-Cultural Management, and Retail Theory & Practice.

In your final year, you will be given the chance to work on a business project. Modules studied are likely to include: Business Ethics & Responsible Management, Business & Management Dissertation 1, Entrepreneurship Development, Applied Corporate Strategy, Managing Innovation, and Business & Management Dissertation 2.


You will be taught through a range of teaching methods, including lectures and seminars, around 12 hours per week. You are also expected to engage in independent study, around 38 hours a week.

You will be assessed through coursework and exams.

To prepare for your lectures and seminars, you will have access to our online learning portal, Moodle, where you can access course information, content and your weekly reading lists.

Year 0

Communication for Academic Purposes 1
Communication for Academic Purposes 2
Operational Mathematics
Business Essentials Introduction
Business Essentials Advanced
Extended Project

Year 1

Extended Academic Induction
Business Organisation & Environment in a Global Context
Understanding Self & Others
Introduction to Finance & Accounting for Managers
Introduction to Management
Principles of Marketing & Communications in a Digital World
Analysing Information & Data for Problem Solving
Business Readiness

Year 2

Managing People & Careers
Understanding Operations, Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Entrepreneurship Opportunity
Project Management
Cross-Cultural Management
Retail Theory & Practice
Business Readiness

Year 3

Business Ethics & Responsible Management
Business & Management Dissertation 1
Entrepreneurship Development 
Applied Corporate Strategy
Managing Innovation
Business & Management Dissertation 2
Business Readiness

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