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BA (Hons) Business and Management

University of York
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

About this program

BA (Hons) Business and Management

In a dynamic and interconnected global economy, the role of management has never been more important.

We’ll equip you to be a holistic, resourceful, innovative and reflective practitioner of management, able to independently identify and develop your own specialisms. You’ll be numerically and digitally literate, robust and ethically sound, sensitive to diversity and fully adaptable: a decision-maker able to cope with the demands of the 21st century workplace.

This broad-based degree will introduce you to cutting edge management theory and practice, with a wide range of specialised modules to choose from. With a more flexible structure than the equivalent BSc, you can tailor your course to fit your interests closely

Admission requirements

  • A levels: AAB
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 36 credits at Distinction and 9 credits at Merit or higher
  • BTEC National Extended Diploma: DDD
  • Cambridge Pre-U: D3, D3, M2
  • International Baccalaureate: 35 points

Additional requirements

We also require GCSE Mathematics at grade 5 (B). We do not accept adult numeracy in lieu of GCSE Maths.

English language

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS: 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 61, with a minimum of 55 in each component
  • GCSE/IGCSE/O level English Language (as a first or second language): Grade C
  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency: 176, with a minimum of 169 in each component
  • TOEFL: 87 overall, with a minimum of 21 in each component
  • Trinity ISE III: Merit in all components
  • Duolingo: 110 overall, with a minimum of 100 in each component
  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass with a minimum score of 33/50 in each component

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Program content

Year 1

In Year 1, you'll study six core modules, which introduce some of the key concepts and techniques used in business and management. The modules give a broad overview of topics you may want to specialise in in later years, with assessments designed to develop your academic skills.

Core modules

  • Introduction to Management and Professional Development
  • Business Accounting
  • Foundations of Business Ethics
  • Information Criticality
  • Behaviour in Organisations I
  • Management and the Business Environment: Economic Theory and Practice

Year 2

In Year 2 you'll develop your understanding further, and explore some new areas of study. Modules build on the concepts introduced in Year 1. You'll explore challenging questions and apply your learning to practical business problems.

Core modules

  • Behaviour in Organisations II
  • Marketing Principles and Practice
  • Business Planning
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Strategic Management and Society

Year 3

In your final year you can choose to develop new skills, take a closer look at topics you're familiar with, or investigate an interesting subject in detail. You can pick six optional modules, or four plus a dissertation based on an original research project.

  • Dissertation

The dissertation is completed over the whole year. If you undertake a dissertation this counts as one of your Autumn choices and one of your Spring/Summer choices.

A dissertation draws on the knowledge and skills you have developed throughout your degree. You'll collect and analyse empirical data to illuminate or solve a complex issue or problem in the field of business and management. You'll write a longer and more complex document, sustaining a well-reasoned argument and drawing sound conclusions.

Autumn option modules

Choose two from the following options:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Critical Management Studies
  • Innovation and Firm Competitiveness
  • International Marketing Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Employment Relations
  • Industrial and Corporate Change
  • Managing Professional Services Firms
  • Heritage Marketing and Management

Spring/Summer option modules

Choose four from the following options:

  • E Marketing
  • Globalisation, Politics and Culture
  • Human Resource Learning and Development
  • International and Comparative Employment Relations
  • Management of Technology
  • Managing and Leading Change
  • Corporate Governance and Accountability in the International Economy
  • Strategic Management of Risk
  • Business Consultancy Project
  • Company Law
  • Managing for Diversity
  • Cyber Security for Managers
  • Business Humanities
  • Internationalisation and Globalisation of Modern Management


  • UK (home) fees: £9,250 per year
  • International and EU fees: £18,350 per year


Transferable skills

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Communication, presentation and reporting
  • Numeracy and data analysis
  • Time management
  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Negotiation and persuasion

Career paths

  • Assistant Store Manager
  • Junior Consultant
  • Operations Manager
  • Buyer
  • Senior Specialist in Global Assessor Servicing
  • Retail Management Graduate
  • Administration and Marketing Co-ordinator
  • Assistant Management Accountant
  • HR Graduate
  • Accounting, Reporting and Control Graduate
  • Human Resources Graduate
  • Trainee Negotiator
  • Civil Servant
  • Business Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Technology Analyst
  • Employment Law Advisor
  • Risk Analyst
  • Finance Graduate
  • Marketing Manager

About this institute

University of York

Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then we have become one of the world's leading universities, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse...

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Contact info

University of York

YO10 5DD York
United Kingdom


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