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BSc (Hons) Business Management

In partnership with Plymouth University

  • Hear from our Business Management Lecturer - Tawa Edwards
  • This degree has helped me analyse situations and look at business environments from different perspectives - to learn how to plan strategically and ta...

Why choose GSM London?

  • Degrees awarded by Plymouth University
  • Foundation Year makes study accessible
  • Fast track 2 year study option

Next start date

Oct 2016

Intakes

Three intakes a year February, June, October

Study options

3 yrs, 2 yrs
Weekdays

Location

Greenwich, Greenford

Overview

There’s no limit to what you can achieve with a Business Management degree from GSM London. From corporate leadership roles in a range of industries to building your own business venture, your success story starts here.

  • Hear from our Business Management Lecturer - Tawa Edwards
  • This degree has helped me analyse situations and look at business environments from different perspectives - to learn how to plan strategically and ta...

Why choose this degree?

This business management degree will provide you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills across a wide spectrum of subject areas and business functions, as well as the ability to apply them in a range of sectors and industries:

  • Designed for those who wish to study Business Management from a research-led perspective
  • Equips you with the skills to manage departments within the corporate business world
  • Option to set up your own company and apply learnings to your business setting
  • Broad opportunities for graduate career prospects / development
  • Undertake a project or placement of your choice, based on your aspirations, within an organisation

Where will this degree take me?

Our Business Management degree is designed to equip you with the necessary skills required by employers, and ensure that you are well-placed to work in business management roles. Career options include investment banking, systems analysis, operations, logistics and risk management, marketing and sales, HR and account management.

What will I learn?

What Will I Learn?

The programme is designed to enhance self-reflection and personal development. The three stages of the programme are designed to facilitate increasingly challenging learning techniques as students’ progress.

  • At stage zero: embarking on the Foundation course will be the stepping stone towards achieving the degree in which your strengths can be realised. The first semester is the same for all students however in the second semester a choice of two further elective modules will be chosen to prepare for the degree you will be commencing.
  • At stage one: students will focus on the principles and fundamentals of core management and be given the opportunity to define the role of managers within organisations.
  • At stage two: students focus on using their knowledge of business management to build their skills capacity and to model the required behaviours of professional managers.
  • At stage three: students critically analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of various models of management practice that contribute to driving organisational performance. 

For a full list of modules, please see below. 

*The new programme structure relates to students enrolling from October 2015 only.

Modules

Foundation year:

  • Semester 1 English for academic purposes, Numeracy 1, Introduction to Computer Skills, Effectiveness in the Business World
  • Semester 2 English for Academic Purposes 2, Numeracy 2 Elective Modules (choose two) Understanding Accounting and Finance, Understanding Human Resources Management, Understanding Law, Understanding Management, Understanding Marketing and Events, Understanding Mathematics in Economic Environment’s, Understanding Oil and Gas, Understanding Technology, Understanding Travel and Tourism      

Three and two-year degrees:

  • Semester 1: Academic Skills, Management and Organisations, and Marketing and Communications
  • Semester 2: Introduction to Human Resource Management, Professional Skills, and Financial and Economic Literacy for Managers
  • Semester 3: Employability Skills, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and Digital Marketing
  • Semester 4: Project/Placement Design and Implementation, and Evaluation and Reflection (Work Based/Related Learning)
  • Semester 5: Strategic Management and Change, Emerging Themes, Project and Risk Management, and Elective modules (Choose One) Research Methods or Research and the Professional
  • Semester 6: Capstone Project (Dissertation/Consultancy Project/ Work Based Learning), and Elective modules (Choose Two) Creativity and Innovation, or Stakeholder and Community Engagement, or Creative Thinking and Problem Solving, or Starting and Online Enterprise

Module description

To read more about each module for this programme click here

Programme specification

Please see the programme specification for further details on this programme; note that the specification represents the latest programme structure and may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

An applicant must normally be 18 years of age at the start of the programme and as a minimum must have obtained:

We accept overseas qualifications equivalent to those mentioned above. For further information contact your local British Council office or GSM London’s International Advisors (+44 [0]208 5167 800 admissions@gsm.org.uk)

If English is not the applicant’s first language, proof of fluency through IELTS (minimum score 6.0) or another accepted system must be provided.

Other qualifications that may be considered include:

  • Advanced Level Diploma
  • BTEC National Certificate/Diploma
  • HNC/D
  • VDA: AGNVQ, AVCE, AVS
  • Access to HE or Foundation Year provision
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Irish / Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers

Applications made under these qualifications may be subject to approval by Plymouth University.

Other equivalent qualifications may be considered if the Admissions Tutors believe applicants have the potential, motivation and knowledge to complete the programme successfully. All applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements will be invited for interview.

Mature students (those 21 and over) with evidence of full-time work experience supported by a reference from their employer may be considered on their individual merits.

Candidates who do not meet the degree entry requirements are encouraged to apply for the Foundation Year. On completion of the Foundation Year you will gain direct entry on to this degree programme, read more about our Foundation Year programme.

Accreditation for prior learning will also be considered on an individual basis.

Fees

Tuition fees 2015/2016

UK/EU

Full-time:

  • 2 years, £8,000 per year
  • 3 years, £6,000 per year

International

Full-time:

  • 2 years, £12,750 per year
  • 3 years, £8,500 per year

Apply direct to GSM London

You can apply directly to GSM London by completing our online application form.

Applications can also be submitted in person at one of our campuses: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.You can do this by booking a meeting with a course advisor.

You'll need to include the following documents with your application form:

  • Originals of your qualifications
  • Your CV/Resume
  • One written reference from an employer or place of study
  • A copy of your passport
  • A document to verify your address see table of acceptable evidence below
  • An £85 registration fee (no registration fee for non UK/EU applications)

Table of address evidence:

Mortgage statement

UK or EEA

Issued in last 12 months

Bank or building society statement

UK and Channel Islands or EEA

Issued in last 3 months

Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter

UK

Issued in last 3 months

Credit card statement

UK or EEA

Issued in last 3 months

Financial statement, eg pension or endowment

UK

Issued in last 12 months

P45 or P60 statement

UK and Channel Islands

Issued in last 12 months

Council Tax statement

UK and Channel Islands

Issued in last 12 months

Work permit or visa

UK

Valid up to expiry date

Utility bill

UK - not mobile telephone bill

Issued in last 3 months

Benefit statement, eg Child Benefit, Pension

UK

Issued in last 3 months

Central or local government, government agency, or local council document giving entitlement, eg from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service, HMRC

UK and Channel Islands

Issued in last 3 months

Apply through UCAS

You can also apply through UCAS (undergraduates only) by contacting our Course Advisors on 0208 516 7856 and quoting your 10-digit UCAS ID number and details of your chosen programme. We may be able to process your application over the phone. Alternatively, you can visit the UCAS website here to register and apply.

UCAS Code Information

Greenwich School of Management (GSM London)

Institution Code Name: GSM London

Institution Code: G74

Programme Codes:

  • Two-year accelerated, N200
  • Two-year extended (includes Year Zero), NN12
  • Three-year, NNC2
  • Three-year extended (includes Year Zero), NN1F

Registration and enrolment

Once we receive your application form and supporting documents, we will assess your application and if successful, we will issue you an acceptance letter and a fee statement detailing your enrolment date, programme cost and duration.

You should arrive for enrolment on the date specified in your acceptance letter, at your chosen GSM London campus. Please note that international students will be asked to pay a percentage of tuition fees on or before enrolment.


Key information sets about this programme

Our Campuses