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Undergraduate Pathway in Business

Birmingham City University offers in-company and placement-based degrees that enable you to gain the perfect mix of real-life experience and academic skills. The Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences also features two specialist centres – one of which is the Centre for Leadership and Management Practice.
90% of Business School students go into employment or further studies within six months of graduating.

Your pathway to Birmingham City University

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

University Foundation First Year Degree Second Year Degree Final Year Degree

£8,000 (one-semester)
£12,000 (two-semester)

£12,000

£12,000

£12,000

Location

Duration

Stage 1: One or two semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters

Intakes

Stage 1: September, January and May

Stage 2: September and January

Study Location

Stage 1 and 2:
BCUIC Bournville Campus

Stage 3 and 4:
BCU’s City Campus

Stage 1: University Foundation

Modules

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  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication*

  • Business Studies*

  • Critical Thinking

  • Composition and Style*

  • Accounting*

  • Business Mathematics*

  • ICT Skills

  • Globalisation

*Modules covered in the one-semester variant

Stage 2: First Year Degree

Modules for Business/Business (Marketing)/Business (Analytics)

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  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

  • Professional Development

  • Business Foundations

  • Marketing Foundations

  • Business Analysis, Methods & Techniques

  • Business Environment

Optional modules for the Business pathway

  • Understanding Organisations & Behaviour (Business pathway)

  • Consumer Psychology (Marketing pathway)

  • Fundamentals of Business Enterprise Systems (Analytics pathway)

Modules for the Business Management pathway

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  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

  • Contemporary HR for Managers

  • Marketing Foundations

  • The Professional Manager

  • Finance for Managers

  • Understanding Organisations and Organisational Behaviour

Optional modules for the Business Management pathway

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship

  • Employee Engagement

  • Operations Management (recommended for Supply Chain pathway)

Modules for Human Resource Management

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  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

  • Employee Engagement

  • Finance for Managers

  • Contemporary HR for Managers

  • The Professional Learner

  • Marketing Foundations

  • Understanding Organisations and Organisational Behaviour

Stage 3: Second Year Degree

Stage 4: Final Year Degree

Birmingham City University Degree Pathways

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  • BA (Hons) Business

  • BA (Hons) Business (with optional 1-year work placement)

  • BA (Hons) Business (Analytics)

  • BA (Hons) Business (Marketing)

  • BA (Hons) Business Management*

  • BA (Hons) Business Management (Consultancy)*

  • BA (Hons) Business Management (Enterprise)*

  • BA (Hons) Business Management (Professional Practice)*

  • BA (Hons) Business Management (Supply Chain Management)*

  • BA (Hons) Human Resource Management*

*This course is subject to final approval by Birmingham City University. See the full disclaimer below.

Birmingham City University is currently going through a period of curriculum transformation which will finish in time for September 2017.This may affect programmes from September 2017 onwards.The aim of this review is to modernise BCU’s programmes and ensure the University reaches its targets of delivering practice-based learning that will deliver high-quality employability skills to our students. This may result in a change in the name or progression options for your chosen degree course. BCU and BCUIC will keep all students updated about these changes, and if you have any further questions, do please contact us.