London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

Our Business Management and Marketing BA degree is a joint honours programme that will provide you with expertise in both disciplines, offering you a greater range of career opportunities on graduation. The variety of skills will make you an attractive contender for developing your management and leadership career.

Our course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and you’ll receive exemption from two out of three units that are necessary to obtain the CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing. This is a highly sought-after qualification in the marketing industry, especially if you’re considering a career in marketing management. The University provides free tuition to students doing this course who want to do the remaining unit. The professional certificate means you will be rewarded with two qualifications by the time you finish your studies. This would give you a ‘competitive edge’ in the job market.

In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

**More about this course**

As well as developing the skills and knowledge required for either a career in business management or as a professional marketer, the business management and marketing course will provide you with entrepreneurial skills and understanding that will allow you to start your own business.

If you are passionate about starting your own business, you’ll not only gain the necessary academic knowledge and skills on the course, but also receive encouragement and support through the Accelerator. Our Accelerator is a business incubator that helps students make their business dreams a reality by offering mentoring, advice and workshops. Accelerator has supported many successful budding entrepreneurs and can support you with developing any business idea you might have. Through the Accelerator you’ll also get the opportunity to enter our Big Idea Challenge for a chance to win a share of the £30,000 prize to launch your business.

This programme is uniquely comprehensive among business management and marketing courses in the UK. In addition to learning broad marketing skills that apply to the commercial world, the programme also provides you with opportunities to develop new specialist marketing skills to help improve society through the relatively new field of Social Marketing. If you choose to study this topic, you will learn how to apply the latest marketing techniques to social problems, such as obesity, drink-driving, discrimination and domestic violence. Your lecturers will introduce you to the concepts and history of social marketing based on their own innovative research. Completing this module will give you an advantage when competing for jobs in the third and public sector.

As part of the course, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake short and long accredited work placements. This opportunity may be strengthened with undertaking another of our innovative modules that equip you with skills for employment, such as our Theory and Practice of Selling module. As all business professionals know, selling is an essential function of business and on this module you’ll develop vital negotiation and selling techniques that will ensure you succeed in your career. Past students on the module have found that it has helped them gain recognition from the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management (ISMM), a professional organisation that represents sales professionals in the UK.

As part of the course, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake short and long accredited work placements. These are organised via our team at the business placements office, who will will help you to search and apply for posts in a wide variety of organisations, giving you the industry experience you need to succeed in your career.

Course Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:

Fundamentals of Management (core, 30 credits)

Principles and Practice in Marketing (core, 30 credits)

The Corporate Environment (core, 30 credits)

Understanding Business Information (core, 30 credits)

Example Year 2 modules include:

Business Research and Decision Making (core, 30 credits)

Global Marketing Strategy (core, 30 credits)

Serving Customers in Global Markets (core, 30 credits)

Brand Management (option, 15 credits)

Business Economics (option, 30 credits)

Consumer Protection Law (option, 15 credits)

Creating a Winning Business 1 (option, 15 credits)

Essential Psychology for Managers (option, 15 credits)

Integrated Marketing Communications (option, 30 credits)

Learning through Work (option, 15 credits)

Macroeconomics (option, 30 credits)

Managing and Leading Responsibly (option, 15 credits)

Media Relations (option, 15 credits)

Organisation Design and Management (option, 15 credits)

People Management and Performance in Contemporary Organisations (option, 15 credits)

The Regulation of Business Creations (option, 15 credits)

Example Year 3 modules include:

Managing within a Global Regulatory Framework (core, 30 credits)

Marketing Planning and Strategy (core, 30 credits)

Management Investigation Project (alternative core, 30 credits)

Management Investigation and Dissertation (alternative core, 30 credits)

Creating a Winning Business 2 (option, 15 credits)

Creative Advertising and Copywriting (option, 15 credits)

Critical Perspectives on Management and Leadership (option, 15 credits)

Delivering Customer Value (option, 15 credits)

Economics of Multinational Business (option, 15 credits)

Entrepreneurial Survival (option, 15 credits)

Learning through Work 2 (option, 15 credits)

Managing Corporate Reputation (option, 15 credits)

Organising and Managing Across Cultures (option, 15 credits)

Services Marketing (option, 15 credits)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 European Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £3,175 Overseas Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,700 Overseas Fees