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 Bournville Campus

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


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.