Develop your management skills and become a leader in business.
Three A-levels at grades CCC or above.
Or BTEC at MMM or above.
Or Access 23-45 D/M with min 6D.
And GCSEs in Maths and English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above.
A public services part-time option (2 years) is available for those who have completed relevant prior qualifications.
UCAS points 96
UCAS code LMFB
Duration 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time. A Public Services part-time option (2 years) is available.How to apply for this course
The first year of BA (Hons) Leadership and Management for Business lays the foundations for students’ understanding of the business world; topics include marketing, leadership, people management, accounting and finance, coaching and mentoring and enterprise. The second year develops these topics further by examining their relevance for small and medium sized enterprises and encouraging students to work closely with employers and clients through applied coaching work. The final year culminates with the opportunity for students to advance their leadership and coaching skills through applied learning while completing a dissertation in a topic of their own choice.
BA (Hons) Leadership and Management for Business is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and a Chartered Manager qualification is embedded in the course. Chartered Manager recognises managers with exceptional management and leadership skills and commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD), demonstrating to employers and peers the value of a professional approach that delivers measurable impact.
Our BA (Hons) Leadership and Management for Business degree is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), this is the leading body in the UK for leadership and management. You'll earn their Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership alongside your degree. This is at no extra cost to you and requires no additional assessments. You'll continue to enjoy free access to the CMI's online resources and events for a year after you complete the course.
Access to a diverse network of successful business leaders and entrepreneurs.
Practical and hands on learning opportunities.
Opportunities to lead and manage in a business setting.
Option to study as a top up for those with relevant qualifications and/or experience.
Work with local, regional and international businesses.
Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute enabling you to graduate with a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership and a Level 5 Award in Coaching and Mentoring.
What makes a strong leader and successful manager?
What is the best way to mentor and coach individuals?
How can you effectively brand your business?
Why might some employees be more creative than others?
How can you incorporate innovation and enterprise into leadership and management?
How can you measure the social impact of an organisation?
“ "This course is a reflection on Programme Leader Sarah's knowledge and passion for business. The content is incredibly well put together and covers all bases, enabling students to graduate with a wealth of lived experience, lessons learned from other entrepreneurs, and confidence in their ability and ideas to set-up a business themselves."”
Graduates can apply the learning from this degree within their existing workplace utilising the knowledge, skills and experience gained to apply for promotion or expand their role and responsibilities. Other graduates may go on to work for small to medium sized enterprises both nationally and internationally, large multinational firms or run their own businesses.
“ "In the first year you will gain an understanding of the key areas of leadership for business with modules on people management, finance and marketing. During second year you will focus on enterprise and how business owners encourage a creative and productive workforce. You will also apply knowledge of mentoring with practical coaching sessions for a client. Third year focuses on what makes a great leader and looks at how business leaders are dealing with contemporary issues. You will also undertake a dissertation, with a focus on business or enterprise."”
Fees UK students: £9,250 per annum
Fees for International students: £12,000 per annum
Practical hands on teaching and learning activities provide you with numerous opportunities to test your ideas and hone your problem-solving, decision-making and leadership skills. This includes fieldtrips, guest speakers, business simulation games, work based learning, project work and self-directed study.
Assessment is diverse through coursework such as essays, business reports, group project work, consultancy projects, presentations and reflective portfolios, with no exams.
Sarah has worked in Higher Education for nine years, teaching business management. Her interests are in enterprise education, student led enterprise activities and entrepreneurial learning. She has also led extracurricular enterprise programmes offering support and finance for student entrepreneurs.View full profile
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Chris draws on exparience from a wide and varied career, spanning teaching outdoor activities, experiential learning, utilities, change management and consultancy and even a brief diversion into professional sailing and photojournalism. Chris then took a role to deliver leadership development for senior staff in the Higher Education sector, which led into academic teaching.
Laura’s academic background is in business and management. She is researcher and her PhD focuses on the phenomena of lifestyle entrepreneurship and lifestyle sports.
Plymouth Marjon University is part of a national network of enterprise and entrepreneurship educators. Enterprise Educations UK (EEUK) has been networking, supporting and developing enterprise education for over 15 years and gives us the opportunity to work with over 1,600 enterprise educators and practitioners from over 100 UK Higher and Further Education Institutions positively impacting the curriculum of programmes such as BA (Hons) Leadership and Management for Business.
A recent report by the Centre for Entrepreneurs - The Military Entrepreneurship Manifesto - outlines the need for the specific enterprise and innovation skills which are embedded in this course.