BA (Honours) in Business Management

The Open University

Programme Description

BA (Honours) in Business Management

The Open University

How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s involved in functions such as marketing, accounting and finance? This innovative degree is firmly rooted in your own experience.

You’ll investigate how organisations think and work, how they’re managed, and the external world in which they operate. You can focus entirely on business management, or choose to specialise within the subject areas of accounting, economics, leadership practice, innovation and enterprise or marketing.

Key features of the course

  • Develops your understanding of business organisations and their key elements
  • Explores wider considerations such as environments, markets and processes; and how all these work together
  • Helps you relate your studies to your own experience
  • Equips you with a wide range of employment opportunities across all sectors

Course details

This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits.

  • You’ll start Stage 1 with a 60-credit introductory business and management module.
  • Thereafter, for your remaining 300 credits, you can continue with a broad study of business or choose one from a range of specialist routes.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification.

Within the BA (Honours) Business Management there is the option to study a mathematics module. Whether that module is right for you will depend on your experience and confidence with mathematics.

Skills for career development

This degree course will help you develop a broad set of skills that are of high value to employers, including the ability to:

  • understand key business functions such as marketing, human resources, information management, accounting and finance, and operations in their wider organisational and social context
  • put together reasoned arguments and question assumptions
  • draw together, analyse and critically evaluate information
  • understand the nature of leadership skills and behaviours within organisations
  • communicate effectively, clearly and accurately with others
  • use ICT to research, identify and present information
  • manage time and take responsibility for your own personal development.

Career relevance

The skills and knowledge you’ll develop by studying this degree will equip you to follow a number of career paths and are recognised by employers as having great value for work in management and business. A qualification in business management can lead to opportunities in a wide range of areas such as:

  • middle and senior management positions across all sectors
  • advertising and marketing
  • accountancy
  • human resources
  • banking, including investment banking
  • sales and retail
  • management consultancy
  • business journalism
  • transport and logistics.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
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Last updated January 19, 2018
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