UCAS code: N200

Start dates: January 2024 / September 2024 / January 2025 / September 2025

Full time: 3 years, or 4 with work placement

Part time: up to 8 years

Location: Headington

Department(s): Oxford Brookes Business School

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What value should businesses place on the environment? Can organisations drive change in society? What can large firms learn from disruptive start-ups? From day one on our Business and Management degree, you’ll explore big issues while developing skills that will shape your future.

You won't just study theory. You'll learn to develop your own ideas and uncover your potential to shape the future. We're exploring artificial intelligence. The future of work. Corporate responsibility. By the time you leave, you'll feel inspired and capable of achieving your goals in any industry. Whatever you're passionate about, from supply chains to entrepreneurship, you'll find it at Brookes.

With our collaborative approach, we'll work together to develop your skills. We want you to aim high, whether it's at your own company, an exciting microbusiness or an established enterprise. And with experiences like a live consultancy and a paid work placement, you can put your knowledge to the test and boost your CV.

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Why Oxford Brookes University?

  • Experience businesses

    Across the programme you will interact with different businesses and business leaders. You'll have the opportunity to go on work placement with the likes of BMW or IBM.

  • Develop enterprise skills

    Our core modules develop your practical workplace skills like resilience and innovation. Our experienced staff help you develop the skills that employers really value.

  • Employability throughout the course

    Modules like Professional Practice or activities like skills audits and the mock assessment centre help you stand out to future employers.

  • Sustainability is part of who we are

    We signed up to the UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education so you can be confident you will learn business the right way.

  • Flexibility to personalise

    First year is shared with other courses, so you can transfer to specialise in a different area. The course includes optional modules in areas like finance or governance.

  • Accreditation(s)

    Accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

    • Chartered Management Institute
    • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) BA

Course details

Course structure

Throughout the course you’ll learn about different business theories and understand how they apply in the real world. In year one we cover a broad range of topics, from enterprise to responsible management. Year one of the course is shared with International Business Management and Business and Enterprise. That means you can change to one of the other courses after your first year if you discover those will suit you better.

In year two, you’ll build on your knowledge and look at more advanced topics. You will also work on a live business project and enhance your employability skills. Optional modules give you the opportunity to specialise in an area that interests you.

After year two you can take an optional work placement year to develop your CV and gain more experience in the world of business. 

Your final year will put your knowledge and skills to the test as you undertake research and work on practical projects. Optional modules cover a range of subjects, from human rights to marketing.

Students in lecture hall

Learning and teaching

We believe learning should be exciting as well as challenging. We encourage you to take an active approach to your studies. 

Teaching methods include:  

  • problem-solving classes
  • Dragons’ Den-type assessments involving local employers
  • sessions working with actors to develop presentation skills.

At the Business School we want you to enjoy developing the skills you will need to succeed in the competitive business world.

Later in the course more emphasis is placed on learning specialist knowledge. 

We aim to provide opportunities for you to work with business professionals. For example, using guest speakers and live cases from the business community. 


We pay particular attention to when and how feedback is given to support your learning. 

We make use of a range of feedback methods, including: 

  • audio
  • face-to-face
  • written feedback.

Assessment includes a mix of written exams, practical exams, and coursework.  

Most teaching and assessment activities take place between Mondays and Fridays, 9am to 7pm. There may be occasions when such activities may fall outside of these hours.

Start this course in January

You have the option to start this course in January. In each of your three years, you will study your first semester between January and May and your second semester between September and December. There will be no teaching during June, July and August. 

Study modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Exploring International Business and Management (2 module credits)

    In this module, you’ll be actively engaged with the study of Business and Management, through exploring essential characteristics of organisations in a global context, while assessing the role of management within this. You’ll explore the functions of business and the impact of the external environment on business choices. You’ll also use a variety of media including simulation and published accounts of decisions being enacted by businesses and managers today. 

    This will equip you with the core concepts required to analyse and research business and management issues. You’ll also develop your academic and employability skills, such as critical thinking, evidenced based decision-making and collaboration. 

  • Accounting and Financial Information

    This module demonstrates the importance of accounting and finance in the context of new and small businesses. In this module you will learn how to prepare and analyse simple financial statements as well as how to apply management accounting techniques in the areas of planning, budgeting and short term decision making.

    In these sessions, you’ll learn financial principles and techniques for different business situations, and apply these to a combination of both in-class mini case examples and extended case examples.

  • Digital Technology and Maths for Business

    In the context of the impact of digital technologies on organisations,this module aims to develop your ability to produce high-quality information for management decision making, using quantitative methods and a range of IT applications. You will be  introduced to foundations of business information management to understand the potential of digital technologies. You will gain essential numerical, modelling and IT-skills, and will learn to manipulate data in order to create meaningful and user-friendly management information.

  • Business in Society

    This module is designed to provide an introduction to the ideas of personal corporate responsibility, sustainability, diversity and criticality that will underpin your professional career. You’ll also practise argument construction and debate in order to use wider thinking. 

    Upon successful completion of this module, you’ll be able to critically analyse evidence, demonstrate critical awareness to the complexity of diverse global perspectives and construct an argument to an audience.

  • The Entrepreneur

    This module develops your entrepreneurial mindset and skills essential for success in the modern business world. You'll explore a full range of tools and techniques for innovation, creativity, and enterprise and learn to evaluate different components for success in diverse business landscapes. A multi-faceted approach to learning, combining classroom-based lectures with practical workshops, gives you the opportunity to apply behaviours, skills, and attributes associated with entrepreneurial success in a productive learning environment. This module also focuses on academic literacies, including critical thinking, analysis, and evaluation of contested knowledge.

    On successful completion of this module, you will have a strong foundation in the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to succeed in various business contexts.

  • Foundations of Marketing

    This module provides you with an understanding of core marketing principles, including an introduction to key marketing content in the context of the micro and macro-business environments.

    You will gain a solid grounding in the different marketing concepts, equipping you for your further studies.

Optional modules

Exploring Economics

As an introduction of economics to students, examples from the real world will be used to illustrate economic concepts and theory. You’ll learn about the role and methods of economics, which will include developing a testable hypothesis. 

On successful completion of this module, you’ll understand the basic principles of economics and the relationships between economic variables, while also developing the ability to work with graphs. 

Raising Individual Financial Awareness

In this module, you'll gain a foundational education in financial literacy and learn about personal finance issues. You'll explore the basics of saving, investment, and property, as well as income tax, National Insurance, pensions, and wills. In addition, you'll discover the role of financial institutions like the Inland Revenue, Banks, Building Societies, and the Stock Exchange. Furthermore, you'll develop skills to gather and analyse personal financial data, recommend appropriate solutions, and select strategies to manage your finance and fiscal requirements.

This module empowers you with the knowledge and skills to operate within the finance and tax framework. On successful completion of this module, you’ll be able to make informed financial decisions, manage your finances and make recommendations that align with your personal circumstances.

Work, Employment and Globalisation

To give you an understanding of the complex and dynamic challenges of contemporary global labour markets, you’ll explore contemporary issues about work, employment and global labour markets throughout this module. And you’ll investigate the changing nature and organisation of work, inequalities at work, migration and labour mobility, identity at work, and the digital economy. These issues will be examined using a variety of institutional, organisational and individual theoretical perspectives. 

From exploring post-industrial work and society within different institutional contexts, you’ll gain a key understanding of issues of diversity and inclusion at work, while gaining the intellectual skills required to critically research and review literature. 

Year 2

Compulsory modules

  • Organisational Behaviour and Management

    This module focuses on contemporary debates in the field of organisational studies, enhancing your ability to understand and apply organisational behaviour concepts to real-world problems. The module covers core topics, and you will distinguish between individual, group and organisational levels to analyse complex organisational issues. You will also develop an awareness of diverse perspectives, cultures, and values. Additionally, the module facilitates learning in adaptive and collaborative environments, helping you develop independent and self-motivated learning strategies.
    After completing the module, you will be well-equipped with the skills and knowledge required to analyse evidence critically and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in the field of organisational behaviour and management.

  • Managing Business Projects

    This module serves as an orientation in the core principles that underpin project management. Through case studies and group work, you will assess critical success factors and the stages of the project lifecycle and use learned concepts to deliver projects on time, to budget and to maintain quality levels. You will also gain an understanding of the importance of skills such as communication and teamwork in achieving project success. The module provides you with practical skills and knowledge that are immediately applicable in real-world situations and are relevant to a myriad of industries.

    On successful completion of this module, you’ll have gained the practical skills required to plan, schedule and control a project. You’ll also have improved critical thinking skills including the ability to research, analyse, and evaluate work in the project environment. Overall, this module will help enhance employability and equip you for success in your future career.

  • Applied Financial Skills

    Building on from first year accounting study, this module allows you to critically evaluate the financial results of strategic and financial decisions as reported by different companies. You’ll develop desirable skills of financial analysis and management accounting to support the needs of future managers and marketing professionals. 

    This module will also allow you to develop the confidence to use financial information both independently, and collaboratively with financial specialists. 

  • Environmentally Sustainable Business

    You’ll look at the environmental sustainability challenges facing society and businesses. You’ll discuss key environmental issues such as:

    • global warming
    • pollution
    • biodiversity loss 
    • freshwater depletion 

    and the role of business in causing as well as responding to such issues. 

    You’ll explore macro (economic, policy, governance) as well as micro (organisational and individual) perspectives. You’ll also be introduced to a variety of stakeholder perspectives and frameworks for evaluating business responses. Through the module you’ll develop your key competencies for sustainability that are endorsed by UNESCO (2017) and the QAA/Advance HE (2021). The competencies are:

    • systems thinking
    • anticipatory thinking
    • normative competency 
    • strategic thinking
    • collaborative competency 
    • critical thinking
    • self-awareness 
    • integrated problem-solving competency.
  • Live Client Strategic Project

    Overall, this module aims to provide students with a practical understanding of project management principles and how they can be applied in the context of developing and executing business projects. By exploring the links between an organisation's strategy, its competitors, and the external business environment, students will be better equipped to create value for organisations and contribute to their success. Additionally, the use of live case studies provides students with a practical and experiential learning opportunity that can help to enhance their skills and understanding.

    On successful completion of this module, you will acquire the ability to recognize and appraise sources of competitive advantage, and evaluate the appropriateness of strategies implemented by organisations. You will also develop skills to scrutinise and assess the effects of both competitive and macro-environments on organisations and their strategic decision-making.

  • Developing Professional Practice

    This module will help you develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for making effective career decisions and managing your future career development, including transitions into graduate employment, self-employment or further study (including professional training courses) whether in the UK or overseas. This module will support you in taking an informed and critical view of the current and future world of work and consider your future role and responsibility, not only to yourself but also to others. This module will raise your awareness of the services and support offered by the Careers Service and OBBS WAVES team. The aim is to encourage you to further develop your career by engaging in placements, internships, volunteering and other extracurricular activities offered by the University.

  • Placement Search and Preparation (only compulsory for who will take the optional Year 3 work placement)

    This module is designed to provide practical guidance and support in undertaking a placement search, preparing for the placement experience, and succeeding in the modern workplace. Throughout the module, you will develop critical self-awareness and personal literacy skills, enabling you to self-reflect on your own strengths and weaknesses and target your placement search effectively. Additionally, you will also explore methods of effective and targeted placement search, increasing your chances of securing a placement.

    In summary, this module is an essential component of your employability journey. By integrating with co-curricular activities, the module provides a holistic approach to employability, ensuring that students have a broad range of skills and experiences to draw upon in their future careers.

Optional modules

Corporate and Business Law

In this advanced module you’ll get a good introduction to the specific areas of corporate and business law. You’ll gain understanding and knowledge of business activities and how they are affected by business law. You’ll also have the opportunity to examine and test those areas of law against specific cases in various business areas. This will help you develop a good knowledge of corporate and business law, that can be applied to real world business activities.

Creativity and Innovation

You’ll gain the underpinning theory, concepts and also some basic skills to understand and engage in the processes of creativity and innovation. You’ll take a holistic approach to look at this subject from a variety of angles. This could be from an

  • academic perspective
  • an organisational perspective
  • a management consultancy perspective
  • an entrepreneurial perspective. 

You’ll also have the opportunity and be supported to release and express more of your own creative potential. You’ll explore why creativity and innovation is increasingly being viewed as the key to competitive advantage in the New Economy.

Independent Study in Business

This is your opportunity for independent study on an approved topic. It will relate to your programme learning outcomes. You’ll select and discuss a relevant topic area with your Programme Lead/Subject Co-ordinator. Your independent study may involve:

  • action based learning 
  • be based solely on desk research 
  • limited primary research
  • group work.

And will be self directed. Through any group work you may have a specific role and responsibilities.

International Markets and Competition

In this module, you’ll consider the different exchange rate regimes, both in theory and in practice. You’ll also explore theory of international trade, the costs and benefits of protectionism, national and international measures to encourage competition. You’ll also be able to understand how to prevent anti-competitive behaviour and their rationale, and study the international organisations that control and regulate free trade.

You’ll be able to analyse international data from a variety of sources, and explain international trade patterns including trading blocs and the role of MNCs and FDI.

Introduction to People Management

This module is designed to introduce you to the operational role and functions of people management and how it supports organisations to manage their diverse workforce in an international context. People management is an essential tool for all line managers as it provides them with the skills, knowledge and competencies that equip you to be effective in how you recruit, motivate and reward your staff. This module offers you an operational ‘toolbox’ that covers all the core, fundamental features of people management.

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to identify the essential components of viable people management policies whilst also illustrating their effectiveness and engage in appropriate and accurate communications amongst different business contexts.

Managing Business Operations

The aim of any industrial, public sector, retail, or other service organisation is to deliver goods and services of the quality, quantity, cost and availability that will satisfy customers' needs, while at the same time making the most effective use of resources. 

This module will help you to develop an understanding of the issues and themes which are appropriate to company middle and senior managers. This is so you can build your understanding of the principles and techniques which are the foundation of successfully managing operations or processes to provide operational benefits for a business.

Managing Non Profit Organisations

The module covers various non-profit organisations such as charities and social enterprises, and emphasises the unique aspects of the third sector, which relies heavily on a volunteer workforce. By taking this module, you will gain valuable insights into the day-to-day operations of non-profits and learn how to address strategic issues that these organisations face. Additionally, the module will help you develop both conceptual and practical skills that are essential for non-profit placements, independent study modules, or dissertations.

Overall, you will have a broad understanding of the third sector, its similarities and differences from the private and public sectors, and the opportunities and challenges that come with working in the non-profit sector. By acquiring this knowledge, you can pursue a career in non-profit organisations or become an informed citizen who can contribute to the sector in various ways.

Marketing Management

While this module addresses a broad range of concepts that fall under the marketing management umbrella, it will be delivered via an extremely practical task structure that facilitates an engaged and productive academic journey. The module takes key marketing principles such as customer centricity and approaches them through the lens of management, giving you a profound understanding of the pillars of marketing. 

On successful completion of the module, you’ll be able to appreciate emerging marketing techniques and theories, perform critical market analysis and apply multi-faceted solutions to marketing problems.

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management is concerned with managing and controlling the activities along a chain of supply. From procuring materials to delivering finished goods that satisfy customer orders. 

This module will help you study, in a global context, the processes necessary to strategically manage the flow of materials and products in order to achieve a competitive advantage. You’ll examine how effective logistics and purchasing systems can become key business enablers. Also you’ll look at how the management of international supply chains must form a significant element of the strategy of any organisation operating on a global basis. By the end of the module you’ll gain a deep understanding of the various threads in a supply chain and that an improved supply chain can be of a significant benefit for a whole business.

Year 3 (optional placement year)

Optional modules

Optional Work Placement Year (includes a Placement Search and Preparation module in your second year)

The work placement is a great opportunity to enhance your CV, preparing you for future employment. You will gain commercial and practical experience, and many students are offered graduate positions by their placement employer. Recently, students have enjoyed inspiring and intellectually challenging positions at IBM, Aldi, BMW, Dyson, Ernst & Young, GlaxoSmithKline, Nestlé and PayPal. During your placement there is a fee which is paid to the university (see tuition fees for more details). It covers the cost of your placement tutor, and the support we provide whilst looking for a placement position and during your placement role. Whilst on your placement you will still be classed as a student. You will be paid a financially sustainable salary which will vary depending on your role, company and location. Learn more about how Oxford Brookes Business School supports students secure a work placement.

Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)

Compulsory modules

  • Critical Enquiry Research Project

    This culminating module draws together research skills developed earlier in the programme to support you in developing an extended study, selecting from a range of topics offered from the Faculty of Business research community. The project includes designing and implementing an investigation which takes account of multiple and possibly conflicting stakeholder objectives; applies suitable research approaches in an ethical manner; and communicates, using suitable technologies, with the intention of making recommendations for practice.

  • Entrepreneurial Business Management

    This module provides you with an in-depth focus on the skills involved in evaluating business ideas, the practical steps involved in launching a business and the necessary processes of winning the finance. The module also addresses those issues that ventures must consider when planning an exit strategy and so focuses attention on the purpose of business enterprise. In Semester 1 this module explores contemporary theories of entrepreneurship and applies them to real life case studies. In Semester 2 the module focuses upon the preparation of a complete plan for a new business, capable of attracting funding.

    On successful completion of this module, you will be able to apply appropriate analytical concepts to provide support for untried venture proposals, understand the range of technical issues faced by those in start-up ventures and reflect on application of entrepreneurship theory, based on experience in a practical setting.


  • Managing Careers

    This module offers unique opportunities for students to develop their career management skills, gain insights into their own knowledge, and receive guidance from industry mentors. With an emphasis on self-assessment and feedback, students will deepen their understanding of the factors behind employability and how it relates to their personal development. By participating in guided learning and development activities, students will improve their communication and teamwork skills while also improving their ability to manage career expectations and progress.
    Overall, this module provides essential tools and techniques for ongoing personal and professional development which gives students a enhanced chances at success in the job market. Valubale skills like informed decision-making, communication and teamwork are nurtured and grown throughout the module.

  • Strategic Management

    This module is designed to provide you with a range of benefits to support your development as a successful corporate leader. Through the exploration of contemporary business themes and analysis of current cases, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the external drivers that shape organisational strategy, behaviour, and management. This understanding will enable you to recommend effective policies and strategies that align with stakeholder interests and wider societal responsibilities. Additionally, this module focuses on both national and international levels, which will help provide a global perspective on business themes and their impact on strategy.

    By developing cognitive skills such as critical thinking, analysis, creative problem solving and decision making, you will be better equipped to navigate complex business environments with confidence. 

  • Business Ethics

    This module is designed to address our changing world that is facing social and environmental challenges. You’ll develop the capacity to make ethically defensible decisions as members of business organisations and of society in general. You’ll analyse and evaluate the ethical propositions of others. And, you’ll evaluate the ethics of different systemic models of production, distribution and exchange.

    Upon completing this module, be able evaluate and apply ethical reasoning to local and global business dilemmas and economic systems, and you’ll be able to evaluate the significance of a range of western and non-western ethical perspectives.

Optional modules

Choose 3 module credits from the Optional Modules below:

Contemporary Issues in Finance (1 module credit)

This module provides an opportunity for students to investigate the forces shaping the contemporary financial system. A variety of issues will be examined, taking the financial turmoil of 2007-2008 as a starting point. The emphasis will be on both the underlying causes of recent financial developments and the more general implications of these for our understanding of finance and on the possibilities open to regulatory authorities, companies, investors and other interested groups to respond to these

Critical Enquiry Research Project (2 module credits)

This culminating module draws together research skills developed earlier in the programme to support you in developing an extended study, selecting from a range of topics offered from the Faculty of Business research community. The project includes designing and implementing an investigation which takes account of multiple and possibly conflicting stakeholder objectives; applies suitable research approaches in an ethical manner; and communicates, using suitable technologies, with the intention of making recommendations for practice.

Entrepreneurial Business Management (2 module credits)

This module provides you with an in-depth focus on the skills involved in evaluating business ideas, the practical steps involved in launching a business and the necessary processes of winning the finance. The module also addresses those issues that ventures must consider when planning an exit strategy and so focuses attention on the purpose of business enterprise. In Semester 1 this module explores contemporary theories of entrepreneurship and applies them to real life case studies. In Semester 2 the module focuses upon the preparation of a complete plan for a new business, capable of attracting funding.

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to apply appropriate analytical concepts to provide support for untried venture proposals, understand the range of technical issues faced by those in start-up ventures and reflect on application of entrepreneurship theory, based on experience in a practical setting.


Independent Study

This is your opportunity to embark on independent study of an approved topic that relates to your learning outcomes. Your study will be conducted under supervision and you will select a relevant topic area from your course and you’ll need to get approval from the module leader.

Your study on this module can involve:

  • action-based learning
  • solely on desk research 
  • limited primary research.

Placement Learning (Compulsory for Sandwich Mode) (1 module credit)

In this module, you'll have the opportunity to reflect critically on your competencies and develop strategies to enhance your personal and professional development through your work experience. You'll also develop critical self-reflection as a tool for personal and professional growth, while evaluating the contribution of your job role to the success of the organisation. Through work-based learning, you'll develop a range of personal competencies, evidence your progress, and apply theory to practise in assessing organisational practice and individual contribution. Additionally, you'll gain a deep understanding of the functioning of your employing organisation, including its structure, culture, and strategy.

By the end of the module, you'll be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to critically reflect on your own personal and professional development needs, progress, and contributions to organisational success.

International Marketing (1 module credit)

International businesses need to understand international marketing strategy to create sustainable competitive advantage. Within this context, you’ll analyse critical success factors, while drawing from a rich theoretical background. Organisations are increasingly conscious of the importance of ethics, professionalism and social responsibility, which are all issues that will be examined in depth, at an international level, in this module.

Upon successful completion of this module, you’ll understand the effects of a rapidly changing global environment on a diverse range of organisations, develop a set of professional values based upon a critical appreciation of diverse cultural perspectives, and you’ll be confident in qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

Perspectives on International Management (1 module credit)

This module aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to manage effectively in a globalised business environment. You’ll analyse a wide range of management practices, while also evaluating theoretical frameworks and conducting research on national cultures. You will evaluate the strategic implications of culture on business operations and HRM practices, while also developing the aptitude required to manage effectively across cultures.

Benefits to you include gaining a competitive edge in the job market by expanding knowledge about managing in a globalised world and navigating cross-cultural communication challenges. You will also broaden your horizons and increase your cultural awareness and sensitivity, enhancing your ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Leading and Managing Change (1 module credit)

The module aims to develop critical thinking in evaluating the application of change management theory and normative practices to challenges taking place in organisations and wider society. The literature used in the module draws on a breadth of sources including the mainstream and contemporary literature on change management. It aims to increase personal reflexivity and self-awareness. 

After completing this module, you will have an understanding of the nature of change and key theories, frameworks, principles and practices relevant for the management and leadership of change. You'll be able to evaluate critically the actions taken by those leading change. You will be better prepared to lead and manage change in your own managerial careers and have an increased awareness of your own potential for ongoing personal development in leading and managing change.

Contemporary issues in International HRM

This module enables you to review and develop disciplinary knowledge and research skills within a contemporary global context. The module adopts a broad definition of `international human resource management', to include issues relating to the impact of diversity management, national culture, the debates in the comparative HRM literature and examples of differences in the way HRM is conducted around the world. It also examines how international organisations deal with the extra complexity that operating internationally brings to HRM.

Current issues will also be examined including the foreign vs. local staffing debate, women expatriates, joint venture issues and issues surrounding cross-cultural management.

Business at the Cutting Edge (1 module credit)

This module will equip you with the necessary skills to appreciate, understand, and cope with a fast paced, and changing business environment. Within a contextual framework of current disruptive innovations, you’ll also evaluate and challenge the norms of business models. 

You’ll gain analytical skills that can be used to evaluate the impact of disruptive innovation, new technologies, modes of employment and their impact on business now and in the future. These analytical and evaluation skills can also be used to develop directed goals for career development.

Coaching in the Workplace (1 module credit)

In this module, you’ll develop an understanding of theoretical and practical frameworks for workplace coaching and how it contributes to the effective management of organisations. You’ll practise coaching approaches, while also being coached, allowing you to give and receive feedback on your coaching experience.

Upon completing this module, you’ll:

  • develop essential coaching skills to support the development of others,
  • be able to critically reflect upon your own development as an individual and practice as a coach,
  • and you’ll understand the different frameworks that inform coaching practice.

Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from those shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.


Our teaching team have experience in a wide range of business roles. They'll help you develop the academic and applied skills you need for your career. Graduates go on to a wide range of roles at large companies like Aldi, Virgin Mobile, Intel and Yell, as well as innovative micro businesses in a range of industries. Some also go on to start their own business.

You might work in:

  • start-ups
  • charities
  • multinational business
  • government
  • education.

This degree gives you options to specialise so you can start to work towards a specific career goal.

Student profiles

Our Staff

John Bancroft

John is currently a module leader across a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules. He is also a subject coordinator for the postgraduate Business and Management MSc programmes.

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Kate Maguire

Kate is one of two subject coordinators for the business and management programme. With her 25 years of extensive business experience, Kate helps entrepreneurs work on genuine business problems.

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Entry requirements

Wherever possible we make our conditional offers using the UCAS Tariff. The combination of A-level grades listed here would be just one way of achieving the UCAS Tariff points for this course.

Standard offer

UCAS Tariff Points: 112

A Level: BBC

IB Points: 30


Contextual offer

UCAS Tariff Points: 88

A Level: CCD

IB Points: 27


Further offer details

Applications are also welcomed for consideration from applicants with European qualifications, international qualifications or recognised foundation courses. For advice on eligibility please contact Admissions: admissions@brookes.ac.uk

If you don’t achieve the required tariff points you can apply to join a foundation course, like Foundation in Business or an international foundation course to help to reach the required level for entry onto this degree.

International qualifications and equivalences

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International full time

International sandwich (placement)

Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International full time

International sandwich (placement)

Questions about fees?

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Tuition fees

2023 / 24
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International full time

International sandwich (placement)

2024 / 25
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International full time

International sandwich (placement)

Questions about fees?

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Please note, tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.

Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students. 

The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support. 

How and when to pay

Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.

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  • For information about refunds please visit our Refund policy page

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.

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On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website. For more information, please visit our changes to programmes page.