BA (Hons) Business Management for the Armed Forces (part-time)Direct Applications Only

    Course Overview

    Duration: 20 months part-time
  • Effective management and commanding leadership skills are the order of this Armed Forces business management course. This part-time programme will be delivered by two-day blocks of study per month, over an 18 month period and thereafter will be independent research to complete the dissertation. Teaching days will be scheduled on Monday and Tuesday’s between 0930-1600 to assist planning and travel arrangements from wherever you are serving in the UK or Europe.

    This part-time high quality 'taught and fully supported' learning programme delivers the knowledge and skills that are demanded by employers, or for those who wish to start their own business. Our experienced, industry-focused teaching staff provide you with the latest thinking and developments in leadership and business management, while the variety and content of modules ensures that both academic and vocational perspectives are considered.

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The programme provides 200 credit points of APEL to facilitate direct entry at the end of Year Two of the programme, leaving just 40 credits (2 modules) to complete before entering the final year of the degree.

1st Year

The following modules are studied over 20 months:

  • Research Methods for Business & Management
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Media Marketing
  • Leading & Managing Operations
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
  • Honours Project

Entry Requirements & Fees

Career Opportunities

The programme will develop knowledge, skills and competences for individuals to develop their careers in the modern business world, or to engage with further study in the area of leadership and management.

Course Leader

Ian Gilhespy is the Programme Leader and has a wealth of experience to draw on in this subject area. He is assisted by David Ward who is an ex-Cdr RN and his specialisms include, Leadership, Management, Physical Training and Maritime Operations. Please contact David for initial enquiries on 01752 636883 or

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    Teaching includes lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical experience with access to our virtual Learning Space so you can keep up with your studies from afar. The course starts with an academic skills Induction and 2 workshops (Finance and Marketing) to fully prepare you for your study. Thereafter, you receive 30 days teaching with each module taught over 4 days with individual Tutorials booked on request.