Professional Business and Management Practice

BA (Hons)

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UCAS code


Start dates

September 2023

Course length

Full time: 2 years

Part time: 3 years

This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.


The BA (Hons) Professional Business and Management Practice programme is suitable for those who are, or wish to become, professional managers. It is suitable for professional managers from all sectors: private, public and third sector and all sizes of organisation. The programme will benefit individuals who are at the start of their career, as well as existing managers who may already have developed practical experience, but who wish to develop their theoretical understanding of management skills further.

This course enables graduates to develop an analytical and evidence-based approach to key aspects of business and management in today's complex international context. Students will exercise initiative and personal responsibility in order to develop the ability to learn independently and to engage in critical enquiry and personal development. 

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Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
2023 / 24
Home (UK) full time off campus

Tuition fees

2023 / 24
Home (UK) full time off campus

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

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 are detailed below.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

A Level: Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership

GCSE: three passes at GCSE (grades A - C) or O-level (grades A - C), normally including Mathematics and English Language:

As work-based learning is an integral part of the BA (Hons) Professional Business and Management Practice programme in addition to holding the above entry qualifications, applicants will be in employment by the beginning of the programme.

Applicants may be interviewed and may be required to undertake IT, numeracy and literacy tests as part of the assessment by the College, to ensure that they possess the appropriate attributes to succeed on the programme.

Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have appropriate industry and life experiences may have their prior learning and skills considered. Applicants may be required to complete an Aptitude assessment (this will be advised at interview).

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English, must also demonstrate that their level of English is acceptable by achieving a score in a recognised test such as:

British Council IELTS: 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in the Reading and Writing components; and a minimum of 5.5 in Listening and Speaking components (the IELTS qualification should not be more than two years old at time of application).

Please also see the University's standard English language requirements.

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 with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutors.

If you would like more information about whether or not you may be eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree or foundation degree, please contact our Admissions team.

We operate the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Application process

Full time Home (UK) applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home (UK) applicants

Apply direct to the University


Graduates gain a broad business education which will equip them for a wide range of successful careers underpinned by sound management knowledge and capabilities. This fosters a knowledge fusion that underpins creativity, professional competence and further academic 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.