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.

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

£8,500 (one-semester)
£12,000 (two-semester)






Stage 1: One or two semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1: September, January and May

Stage 2: September and January

Study Location

Stage 1 and 2:
BCUIC, University House

Stage 3 and 4:
The Curzon Building, City Centre Campus

Stage 1: University Foundation


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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 Foundations

  • Marketing Foundations

  • Professional Development

  • Consumer Psychology

  • Business Analysis, Methods and Techniques

  • Business Environment

Modules for Business Management

  • Contemporary HR for Managers

  • Marketing Foundations

  • Professional Development

  • Understanding Organisations and Organisational Behaviour

  • Finance for Managers

  • Employee Engagement

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 (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


Special entry requirements

  • Stage 2 First Year Degree: students must have Mathematics qualifications equal to GCSE Grade C (or equivalent in a different qualification)