Business Management

Course introduction

The BSc (Hons) Business Management degree is delivered by Cass Business School. Part of City, University of London, Sir John Cass Business School is ranked amongst the top 6 business schools in the UK and the top 20 business schools in Europe (1).

As the only business school in London to be assigned Champion status of the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, Cass is best placed to train the next generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex demands faced by business and society in the 21st century. The degree is high in demand for its reputation of producing outstanding graduates who now work for global corporations and who have become successful entrepreneurs, setting up their own businesses.

Our entire suite of undergraduate business management programmes have been created to ensure ethical, social, environmental, cultural, and economic considerations are central to your preparation as future leaders in business. Ranked 2nd in the UK for Business, Management and Marketing (2), the BSc (Hons) Business Management gives a solid grounding in the key areas of business management and provides the essential skills and tools required to be a manager.

You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the academic theory of management. But that’s just the start. You will also learn to apply the theory to the actual business of running an organisation. This degree is designed for students who want to gain a broad understanding of the way organisations work. Not just considering individual business functions as “silos” but seeing they are interdependent.

You will develop analytical and problem-solving skills which can be applied across these different functions. You will understand why businesses are complex and how to navigate the issues created by this complexity. Within the degree, you will have the option to choose from a wide range of elective modules, which allows you to personalise your studies to suit your own interests. These include strategy, marketing, finance, operations management, accounting, people and organisations, economics, business statistics and human resource management.

During your time on the Business Management degree, we support your professional and personal growth in a number of ways. As well as hosting a series of business networking events at our state-of-the art building, 2nd year students have the opportunity to mentor 1st year Business Management students and GCSE Mathematics pupils across London, ensuring you develop your communication and leadership skills throughout.

The degree provides a sound basis for a career in business management, management consultancy, or in areas including finance, stockbroking, marketing and IT. It also provides a firm grounding for students setting out as entrepreneurs.

The BSc (Hons) Business Management is available as a three-year degree, or four-year degree for those who wish to take up a one-year work placement sandwich option or to take a sandwich year studying abroad. The four-year degree offers excellent opportunities to gain relevant work experience to prepare you for your career, and to make contacts in the world of business. You can also choose to study abroad at one of our highly-respected partner institutions across the world. In an increasingly globalised business environment this is excellent preparation for your career.

There are a number BSc Business Management degree pathways taught at Cass Business School for you to choose from. At any time during the first-one-and-a-half years of the degree, students can switch to a different pathway, subject to the availability of places. Some restrictions may apply if the student is spending part of the second year on a study abroad scheme.

(1) Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2019
(2) Guardian University Guide 2020


Course modules

Year 1
Core modules:
- Introduction to management
- Business economics
- Critical Analysis for Business
- Quantitative methods and analytics
- Operations and supply chain management
- Finance and management accounting 1
- Fundamentals of marketing
- Management lab and business skills

Year 2
Core modules:
- Technology and innovation management
- Introduction to entrepreneurship
- Introduction to finance
- Human resources management
- Business strategy analysis
- Your choice of 3 elective modules

Year 3
Core modules:
- Final-year project or corporate responsibility project
- Research methods and data analysis
- Business in society
- Your choice of 4 elective modules

Start date


Tuitions and fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 Years - full-time Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £0 Other Fees