Business Management (Final Year Entry)

BA (Hons)

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Key facts

UCAS code


Start dates

January 2024 / September 2024 / January 2025 / September 2025



Course length

Full time: 1

Part time: up to 3 years


If you want to add to your existing qualifications and transition to an Honours degree, our Business Management (Final Year Entry) course is for you.

We offer you a broad education in business and management.  You will explore business issues in realistic contexts, and examine theory through challenging scenarios.

Our interactive course involves:

  • seminars
  • workshops
  • live client projects
  • discussions
  • group work activities.

Our teaching staff have considerable experience and links to industry. Staff regularly write in leading academic journals. And you can attend lectures by top professionals who give insight into  today's dynamic global business environment.

Uniquely, we focus on responsible management education. Our course will develop you as a citizen with critical awareness and sensitivity to global perspectives. As well as prepare you for a diverse range of careers in the business sector.

Students sitting with lecturer

How to apply

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

Successful completion of a course which is equivalent to the first two years of a UK honours degree (240 credits), for example an HND (with a merit profile from year 2 modules), Foundation degree (55%), or equivalent international Diploma, in Business and/or Management.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

International qualifications and equivalences


Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Many of our courses consider applications for entry part-way through the course for students who have credit from previous learning or relevant professional experience.

Find out more about transferring to Brookes. If you'd like to talk through your options, please contact our Admissions team.

Application process

Full time Home (UK) applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home (UK) applicants

Apply direct to the University

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
Home (UK) full time

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

International full time

Home (UK) full time

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

International full time

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2023 / 24
Home (UK) full time

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

International full time

2024 / 25
Home (UK) full time

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

International full time

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 534400

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.

  • For information on payment methods please see our Make a Payment page.
  • 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.

Learning and assessment

We have designed this course to be relevant and versatile in the business and management sector.  It will also help prepare you for postgraduate study and continued professional development.
You will take a range of modules including:

  • Essential Skills for Academic Success - to help you transition to honours degree level work
  • Managing Careers - to focus on employability.

We support and encourage you to develop your own position and voice.

Students in lecture hall

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

  • Business at the Cutting Edge

  • Essential Skills for Academic Success

  • Leading and Managing Change

  • Managing Careers

  • Business Ethics

  • Strategic Management

  • Critical Enquiry Research Project

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.

Learning and teaching

Your learning experience will be exciting as well as challenging. You will have the opportunity to take part in:

  • live projects
  • problem-solving classes
  • and sessions where you consider the cutting edge of business. 

You will explore:

  • complex contemporary issues and challenges within organisations
  • problematising business and organisational life
  • the simulation of real world dilemmas and tensions.

We want you to enjoy developing the skills you will need to succeed in the competitive business world.


Assessment methods used on this course

We use a variety of assessment methods, including:

  • written exams
  • practical exams
  • coursework.

We pay particular attention to when and how feedback is given to support your learning. Our feedback methods include:

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

Your teaching and assessment activities will take place between Mondays and Fridays, 9am to 7pm. Activities may sometimes fall outside of these hours.

After you graduate

Career prospects

This course will enable you to secure positions in a range of settings, such as a multinational business, a major charity, education, health care or government, nationally or internationally. Students from our Business and Management programmes have gone on to graduate training schemes in international companies such as:

  • Aldi
  • AC Nielsen
  • IBM
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Intel
  • Yell Ltd
  • O2
  • Dell.

Our Careers Centre will support you in finding the right job for you. This degree prepares you to pursue a career as an Incorporated Engineer in Electronic Engineering and related disciplines.

Free language courses

Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.

Related courses

Programme changes:
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.