This Business Management programmme will provide an excellent basis for a rewarding career across a range of organisations. It is designed specifically to make you a ‘business ready’ graduate: a confident, independent thinker with a detailed knowledge of business and management and equipped with the skills to adapt rapidly to change.
You will develop in-depth knowledge of organisations and the business environment. The Business Management programmme will help you develop an understanding of managing people, operations, logistics, marketing, finance and understand the role of ethical management. You will also learn how businesses can operate effectively in a multicultural environment.
In readiness for your future career, you will develop a range of skills that employers value: the ability to identify and solve business problems and to effectively communicate your ideas. At Roehampton key attributes such as commercial acumen, self-reflection and emotional intelligence will be acquired, together with skills in research, numeracy, project management and leadership.
Our academics have extensive experience of organisations and will support you to connect your learning to the realities of business and management. You will be supported throughout by your Personal Tutor, who will help to guide your learning and career development. You will also have access to our extensive range of employability events. Alongside this, we provide a wide range of other opportunities to develop and learn, including a career mentoring scheme and student-led Business Society.
By gaining the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership you will have an industry-recognised professional qualification and be able to fast-track your progress towards Chartered Manager status. You will gain access to exclusive CMI networking events and lectures from CMI experts. You will also have access to CMIs online knowledge base ManagementDirect: CMIs dedicated resource portal, providing access to a plethora of content, including access to c. 3,000 publications, including Harvard Business Review. CMIs online portal also allows you to develop your interview skills, polish your CV and record your CPD.
Throughout your programme, we focus on supporting you to develop and track your own increasing ability to add value to organisations. This is achieved through our Business Readiness modules where, working with your Personal Tutor, you will gather evidence of your knowledge, skills and attributes. This will allow you to demonstrate to prospective employers how you can play a key role in their organisation.
In your first year, you will understand your role in a team, and learn to recognise your personal strengths and weaknesses through a process of self-assessment and reflection. You will practice these skills through a variety of problem-based activities and scenarios. In addition, there will be the opportunity to establish an overview of business organisations in a global context and explore key areas of business such as finance, management and marketing.
You will continue to develop your business readiness, and experience of management (including managing people across different cultures, supply chain management and project management) during your second year. You can also choose to develop your specialist knowledge through optional modules in Accounting, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.
In your third year, you will explore corporate strategy and business ethics. You can also choose to develop a deeper understanding of key areas through a range of optional modules and your Dissertation. Options available focus on topics such as Banking & Finance, Global Marketing, Branding, International Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship.
Here are some of the varied modules we offer:
Extended Academic Induction
Business Organisations and Environments in a Global Context
Introduction to Finance and Accounting for Managers
Understanding Self and Others
Introduction to Management
Analysing Information and Data for Problem Solving
Principles of Marketing and Communications in a Digital World
Resourcing & Talent Planning
International Business and Emerging Markets
Management Accounting Techniques
Retail Theory & Practice
Business Readiness (Year 3)
Business Ethics and Responsibe Management
Business and Management Dissertation (Part 1)
Business and Management Dissertation (Part 2)
Applied Corporate Strategy
Economics of Money, Banking & Finance
Retail Issues and Applications
What is business readiness?
Whether you want to work for a multi-national, SME or public sector organisation, our courses equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to succeed in business management. Each of our undergraduate business degrees is underpinned by the idea of ‘business readiness’. While with us, you will engage with a three-year compulsory Business Readiness module. It will ensure that when you graduate, you will be able to demonstrate to employers the value that you can add to their organisation.
Why do I need to be business ready?
It is critical that you are able to stand out in the graduate job market. You will be able to evidence the knowledge, skills (including critical analysis, problem solving and expressing ideas verbally and in writing), and values, (your work ethos and resilience). These things combined make you ‘Business Ready’.
Employers desire evidence of professional experience in the role that you are applying for. You will have a wealth of experiences gained through your course and through volunteering, part-time work experience, student projects, and other activities. The Business Readiness module, guides you in crafting experiences into a personal narrative that evidences the knowledge, skills and attributes that you could contribute to an organisation.
How do I become business ready?
Business ready is designed into all Roehampton Business School programmes, where every module has opportunities for you to practice and simulate business readiness and employability skills. Each module has three key components:
The compulsory Business Readiness modules incorporate discussion and reflection. You will compile a list of the skills you are gaining and chart your development in a way that articulates how you can enrich the organisations that will employ you.
You will be encouraged to take advantage of opportunities beyond the classroom, run by the Business School and the broader University. These include:
• Developing industry connections. Meeting fellow students and executives, managers, entrepreneurs and other professionals - many of whom are Roehampton alumni. With students from more than 140 countries on campus, and the opportunity to study abroad, you will be able to widen your network beyond the UK.
• Presenting yourself to recruiters. As part of your degree, you will learn how to pitch yourself, how to evidence your attributes and skills, and how to highlight the added value you can offer organisations. You will get practical support with CVs and guided interview simulations.
• Guest speakers. Over the course of your degree, you will hear from a range of guest speakers. Recent speakers have come from Haymarket Media Ltd, Santander and KPMG. You will also have the opportunity to visit companies and meet with business leaders.
• Business Advisory Board. Our board of senior business leaders works to support the development of the Business School, ensuring that your degree reflects latest business.
• Volunteering. Our students' union has an extensive volunteering programme, through which large numbers of our students work on projects that benefit our local community. There are also opportunities to get involved on campus, including as a programme rep, flat rep, student council rep, or on one of the sports teams.
• Professional Body events. You will be encouraged to attend events organised by professional bodies, such as ACCA, CMI and CIPD, who accredit our degrees.
• Roehampton Business Society (URBS). The URBS is a student-run society that brings together business students and professionals, provides opportunities to attend business events (both on campus and in London), and enter into national business competitions.
"As Vice-President of the Business Society, I have expanded my professional network and had the opportunity to develop and practise what I have learnt in my modules including event and project management skills."
BSc Business Management
*This currently applies to students in their first year only.
BSc Single Honours
96 points + GCSE grade C in Maths
BTEC(QCF) Extended Diploma - MMM
Access - D15M15P15
3 years (full-time)
This course offers the opportunity to undertake a semester abroad as part of your degree.