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Business and Management

BA (Hons)

Key facts

UCAS code


Start dates

January 2022 / September 2022 / January 2023 / September 2023



Course length

Full time: 3 years, or 4 with work placement

Part time: up to 8 years


Accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

UCAS Tariff Points


  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) BA


Our Business and Management degree is an engaging and interactive course. You will develop the skills and understanding you need to succeed in a wide range of business careers.

You will explore business issues in realistic contexts. You will apply business theory in the real world and develop your own:

  • perspectives
  • critical awareness
  • and sensitivity to diverse global issues.

Our teaching staff have considerable experience and links with industry and publish in leading academic journals. We also invite leading professionals to come and give guest lectures.

In your first year you will study a range of modules which enable you to make informed module choices in your second year. To offer you flexibility, after your first year you can switch to one of our two other courses: 

How to apply

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.

For more information about how we are supporting applicants impacted by Covid-19, please see our information for applicants page.

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:

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.

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

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


English requirements for visas

If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.

International applications

Transitional Year One in Chengdu, China

If you are based in China, you can complete the first year of your programme in Chengdu, before joining us in Oxford for Years 2 and 3. Please visit our Chinese website and the China country pages to explore options for in-country study or contact us on to find out more.

Pathways courses for international and EU students

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this degree, or if you would like more preparation before you start, you can take an international foundation course. Once you enrol, you will have a guaranteed pathway to this degree if you pass your foundation course with the required grades.

If you only need to meet the language requirements, you can take our pre-sessional English course. You will develop key language and study skills for academic success and you will not need to take an external language test to progress to your degree.

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 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

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International / EU full time

International / EU sandwich (placement)

Home (UK) full time
£9,250 (subject to OfS confirmation)

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module (subject to OfS confirmation)

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International / EU full time

International / EU sandwich (placement)

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2021 / 22
Home (UK) full time

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

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International / EU full time

International / EU sandwich (placement)

2022 / 23
Home (UK) full time
£9,250 (subject to OfS confirmation)

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module (subject to OfS confirmation)

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International / EU full time

International / EU sandwich (placement)

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 483088

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

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

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, if any, are detailed below.

It's your responsibility to purchase core texts and cover print/binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.

The published course and module descriptions were accurate when first published and remain the basis of the course, but the University has had to modify some course and module content in response to government restrictions and social distancing requirements. In the event of changes made to the government advice and social distancing rules by national or local government, the University may need to make further alterations to the published course content. Detailed information on the changes will be sent to every student on confirmation in August to ensure you have all the information before you come to Oxford Brookes.

Learning and assessment

In Year 1 you will learn about business and management. You will focus on the international environment and the application of theory to practice. 

You will study topics such as: 

  • contemporary business issues 
  • nature of responsible management
  • significance of enterprise
  • your personal development plan.

The development of your core management skills begins in the first year and includes: 

  • problem solving
  • communication
  • IT skills.

In Year 2 the core compulsory modules build on the knowledge you gained in the first year. You will:

  • take a module to enhance your employability skills
  • engage in the skills of project management using a live project
  • select optional modules in consultation with your adviser.

In the final year you will integrate, extend and critique the knowledge you have gained. You will work independently and with peers. You will research and practically apply your learning.

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

Exploring International Business and Management (2 module credits)

Accounting and Financial Information

Digital Technology and Maths for Business

Business in Society

The Entrepreneur

Choose 2 modules from this list

Foundations of Marketing, Exploring Economics, Raising Individual Financial Awareness, Work, Employment and Globalisation, Plus language options.

Year 2

Compulsory modules

Organisational Behaviour and Management

Managing Business Projects

Applied Financial Skills

Environmentally Sustainable Business

Developing Employability Skills

Live Client Strategy Project

Optional modules

Choose 2 modules from this list

Corporate and Business Law, Creativity and Innovation, Independent Study in Business, International Markets and Competition, Introduction to People Management, Managing Business Operations, Managing Non-Profit Organisations, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Marketing Management, Plus language options.

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.

Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)

Compulsory modules

Critical Enquiry Research Project (2 module credits) (Honours)

Managing Careers (Honours)

Strategic Management (Honours)

Business Ethics (Honours)

Choose 3 module credits from this list

Contemporary Issues in Finance, Entrepreneurial Business Management (2 module credits), Independent Study, International Marketing, Leading and Managing Change, Perspectives on International Management, Contemporary Issues in International HRM, Business at the Cutting Edge, Coaching in the Workplace, Business Governance and Human Rights.

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

Download course structure chart

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. 


Assessment methods used on this course

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.

Study Abroad

You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.

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. Many of our students go on to graduate training schemes in international companies such as Aldi, AC Nielsen, IBM, Virgin Mobile, Intel, Yell Ltd, O2 and Dell. Our Careers Centre will support you in finding the right job for you.

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.

Read more about John

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.

Read more about Kate

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.

Information from Discover Uni

Full-time study

Part-time study

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.