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BA business with management

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If you wish to study this course full-time you must apply through UCAS.  UCAS Code: B1M6. Institution code Y70.

This degree will give you the knowledge, skills and attitudes that you will need if you want to progress in business and to take the next step to build your career in a range of sectors and industries.  The programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop employability skills and expand your understanding of contemporary business issues.

You will learn to think strategically and will have an opportunity to develop an entrepreneurial mindset with a global outlook.

If you wish to study part-time follow the 'apply' link at the top of this page and fill out a York College application form.

Course length

2 days per week full time and 1 day/evening per week part time

Dates and Times 

Days & times TBA.

Entry Requirements

32 UCAS tariff points. Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject or A Levels. Applicants with significant relevant prior learning and experience may be considered. 

How do I apply?

Full time

Part time

Who is this course aimed at?

Whether you see yourself working in the private, public or voluntary sectors or starting your own business this course will offer the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of contemporary business and management techniques and issues and will help you to develop the transferable skills that are needed to progress in either your current position or a new one.

Course details

The BA (Hons) Business Studies with Management course embraces contemporary approaches to teaching and learning to deliver a flexible programme that can be undertaken on a full time or part time basis. The course delivery supports a range of learning styles and allows you to study in a way that is suitable for you.  Embedded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) supports you with understanding of your personal career aspirations and recognition of achievement.

The course also includes the opportunity to gain an additional CMI “award” accredited qualification, which will be included in the BA (Hons) in Business Studies with Management course. 

Course Information

The first year will provide you with a thorough basis in key business areas such as: management, finance, operations and events management giving you an understanding of global challenges and issues in the contemporary digital workplace.  It is intended to give you a solid foundation in general business skills but with a focus on new technology and enterprise.

The second year of study will build upon the first year, providing you with the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of business and management and awareness of contemporary business issues.   You will use the skills that you developed in year 1 to analyse business problems in a UK and global context.

In the final year of study, knowledge and understanding of business issues and management is consolidated through a much greater degree of personal study and research. Modules will encourage you to use your independent research skills to delve into contemporary issues, to allow you to pursue areas of study that interest you and benefit your future career plans.  Upon successful completion of your final year, you will have developed a deep understanding and knowledge of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and how they are managed, with an emphasis on contemporary, ethical and global issues.

Course Modules

Year 1

  • Research and Academic skills
  • Introduction to Contemporary Business and Management Theory
  • Understanding Finance
  • The Market Environment
  • Operations and Events Management
  • Digital Workplace
  • Understanding Global Challenges

Year 2 

  • Development of Personal and Professional Skills
  • Responsible and Ethical Business Practice
  • Leading Innovative Organisations
  • Digital Marketing
  • Managing the Customer Experience
  • Financial Skills for Business Growth

Year 3

  • Dissertation
  • Strategic Leadership and Management in Contemporary Organisations
  • Business Enterprise
  • Business Consultancy
  • Professional Practice

Teaching Method(s)

The teaching, learning and assessment methods are designed to enable progress through the programme levels. Group and individual tasks, seminars, lectures and workshops will develop your understanding of academic writing and reflective practice at Levels 4, 5 and 6.


Assessments are on-going in the form of written essays, reports, case studies, presentations, examinations and portfolios.

Course Fees

£7,200 for full time £3,600 Part time

Additional costs

There are no additional costs

Reasons to choose this course

York College not only provides you with an innovative and contemporary course in Business Studies and Management but also helps you to develop as a businessperson.  You will have access to a personal tutor and will have both group and individual tutorial sessions.  Your personal wellbeing and development are equally as important as your academic development.  Pastoral care is a major focus in any degree at York College.


 Our University Centre offers higher education students a dedicated area to work and study, with dedicated study areas and a recreational space.

Skills you will develop

By completing the course you will gain high level academic skills such as critical thinking and writing.  You will work as part of a team to complete certain assignments and will be expected to develop arguments and present your ideas.  You will gain critical business skills that will allow you to start your own business and will be in a position to look at specific contemporary business case studies to offer advice on how they can best develop.

Course progression

The progression opportunities are varied from the BA (Hons) course.  Further study is possible at Masters level in similar areas. A common progression route is via the York College PGCE programme for prospective teachers.

Career progression

Career progression routes are varied.  After completing the course you will be in a position to work in a variety of business functions such as finance, marketing or human resources.  However, more specialist areas will also be possible such as business consultancy, events planning or management accountancy.

Lecturer profiles

Lecturer: Chris Burley, MSc, BA, PGCE has been a Business lecturer for 10 years.  He has 25 years of teaching experience in a variety of organisations such as secondary schools and sixth form colleges.  He previously worked in shipping, accounting at a pharmaceuticals distribution company and in the fraud department of a major high street bank.  His main academic interests are micro-economics, ethics and customer experience management.  Chris also currently works as the Treasurer of a local co-operative public house in York. He is a member of the CMI.

Lecturer: Linda Laverick, MA in Professional Development, CIPD Post-Graduate Diploma in HRM, Cert Ed, has been a Business and Management lecturer for 30+ years.  She has significant experience designing, implementing and delivering a wide range of HE programmes across a range of curriculum. Her experience in industry includes Employment Consultancy and Employment and Redundancy Liaison, involvement in local/regional partnership committees at strategic level, dealing with redundancy, employment issues and legislation in organisations across the region.  Her main academic interests are Strategic Human Resource Management, Employment Legislation and Equality and Diversity.

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