Business Management - Liverpool John Moores University

2017 entry

BA (Hons) Business Management

Course fees

Tuition fee type Cost (per annum)
Full time home/EU tuition fee: £9,250 per annum*
Full time international tuition fee: £11,630 per annum

*Subject to yearly increases

Course type

BA (Hons)

UCAS info

UCAS code: N200

Institute code: L51

Study mode

Three years full time or four years with one year spent on industrial placement

 This course is available in Clearing 2017

Call our hotline on 0808 5 564 565 to ask about vacancies on courses starting in September.

Minimum UCAS points required: 80

About your course

Completing the professionally-accredited BA (Hons) Business Management at Liverpool John Moores University will give you the knowledge, skills and experience to embark on a wide range of management careers thanks to our extensive business links and excellent placement opportunities.

  • Accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management, CharteredManagement Institute and the Institute of Six Sigma Professionals,all students receive free Student Membership of the Institute of Directors
  • Excellent links with business in the private and public sectors
  • Opportunity to spend a year on work placement
  • Preparation for success in a broad range of business careers from working for a multinational to running your own company
  • International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU'sInternational Study Centreto find out more

It is really good that you come out with a degree but also some professional qualifications. Hopefully, I should have a better chance of getting a job.

Current student

The lecturers are well prepared with excellent knowledge. They are able to explain things using real life examples so you can understand.

Current student

Work-related learning

Translating your academic studies into essential professional experience

Thanks to Liverpool Business School’s excellent links with industry, and the support of the dedicated Employability Support Unit, there are plenty of exciting opportunities for undertaking a year’s work placement with a diverse range of organisations, from multi-nationals to small and medium enterprises and the public sector.

You will have opportunities to meet and engage with employers at the annual autumn placement fair, plus many employers come in to talk about placement schemes, run assessment centres and give guest lectures.

During your placement, you will be given real-life business problems to solve and your ideas will often be implemented. You could even choose to spend your sandwich year abroad.



Support and guidance

Dedicated personal tutor plus study skills support

The Liverpool Business School is a supportive environment in which to study and the ‘student-centred approach’ of your tutors will ensure that you are given the support and guidance you need. This support could be in the form of one-to-one tutorials with your personal tutor to discuss a piece of coursework or to work on your personal development plan.

Course details

Through a balanced mix of academic study, personal development and acquisition of business skills, the BA (Hons) Business Management degree prepares you to take up influential positions in both private and public enterprises.

To be successful, organisations need strong leaders with entrepreneurial skills who can generate the creative and innovative ideas that businesses rely on to remain competitive in a global market.

You will become competent in managing people, money, markets and products, and develop your analytical, planning and information management skills within a business context so that by the time you graduate, you will be fully prepared to tackle the challenges of the real business world.

One of the attractions of the programme is the sheer breadth and variety of subjects covered: one moment you may be analysing a set of company accounts, the next you are forecasting business activity or speculating about the future of the economy. The aim is to make you an ‘all rounder’ who is attractive to potential employers.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 4
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • Business Economic Decision Making
  • Contemporary Issues in Business and Society
  • Academic Skills for Business and Management
  • MarketingMarketing and Sales
Level 5
  • Digital Business Intelligence
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Quality and Operations Management
  • Research Methods for Business

The following options are typically offered:

  • Investmentand Finance Analysis
  • Business Law
  • Leadership for Business
  • Supply Chain Operations
  • Retail Management

Sandwich degree
  • Year-long placement
Level 6
  • Strategic Management
  • Researching and Developing a Business Plan for a New Venture
  • Innovation and Creativity for Business
  • Project Management
  • Global Business Environment

The following options are typically offered:

  • Social Enterprise
  • Diversity Management
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Environmental Management
  • Corporate Governance and Finance

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Programme specification document (PDF)

Teaching and learning

Excellent facilities and learning resources

Teaching is delivered via lectures and small-group seminars. You will be expected to do your own additional reading and research around each lecture, supported by a designated personal tutor who will guide and advise you throughout your studies.

Your lecturers

Expert tuition and support

Your Business Management lecturers are experts in their particular subjects and have excellent links with business in both the private and public sectors. This means that course content is directly informed by the latest business developments and tailored to the current needs of employers.

With their ‘student-centred approach’, the academic team is also highly supportive and committed to ensuring you have the best possible learning experience.

The Business Management team won the Liverpool Students' Union 2012 Amazing Course Team award in recognition of their innovative and wide ranging engagement and support for their students, as described in this nomination: "The dedicated support and friendliness of the programme team has made my University career really enjoyable. The team have helped me to develop both socially and academically during my time at LJMU. Thanks to this team I will leave University with fond memories and an abundance of inspiration and knowledge from the staff. I definitely chose the right programme three years ago."

Assessment and feedback

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose

We recognise that individual students perform differently depending on the type of assessment used, and so we use a range of assessment methods on the programme. These can include written assignments (individual/group reports and essays), presentations (individual and group), practical assessments, exams (closed book), project work such as planning a new business venture and reflective logs. The number of assessments per module can vary.

Written feedback is provided for all assignments within 15 working days of submission, and you will be given the opportunity to discuss any issues one-to-one with your tutor. We believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to develop further.

Finance and fees

Find out more about the student funding available from LJMU as well as government grants and loans and targeted support for students with children/dependants or disabilities.

Different funding arrangements will apply if you are from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or other countries in the EU. If you normally live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland you will still be eligible for loans for tuition fees as well as grants and/or bursaries plus loans for living costs. It's just that the amounts available may be different to those stated here as these apply to applicants who live in England.

LJMU scholarships

LJMU's scholarships are open to all full-time Home and EU undergraduates that are liable to pay tuition fees. These awards are not income assessed, and if successful you will be awarded a scholarship for each year of your course worth between £1,000 and £10,000. This money does not need to be repaid and it's up to you to decide what you want to spend it on.

LJMU bursary

LJMU bursaries are means-tested, which means your household income must be below a certain level in order for you to qualify for this funding.

The money you receive does not have to be repaid and is intended to help you meet some of the costs associated with being a student. You will receive a bursary for each year of your course providing you still meet the eligibility criteria.

Tuition fees

In line with most universities, LJMU charges an annual tuition fee of £9,250 for most of our degrees.

If you opt to complete a foundation year as part of your degree, your first year tuition fee will be £7,700.

The important thing to remember is that you don't have to pay your tuition fees upfront when you enrol.

Instead you can take out a tuition fee loan, which doesn't have to be repaid until after you leave LJMU and start earning over the threshold. Currently the threshold is £21,000 for students resident in England.

As long as you have not been to University before and meet the residency rules both full and part-time students are eligible to apply for tuition fee loans.

For more information on tuition fee loans, go to: www.gov.uk/student-finance

LJMU is committed to ensuring that students understand the full cost of studying at LJMU. Our programmes have no hidden costs and your tuition fee covers all expenses associated with your core modules, including:

  • Safety equipment, such as lab coats and goggles
  • Uniforms for nurses, paramedics and other professional placement students (if applicable)
  • UK field trips
  • Educational visits
  • Student exchanges
  • Criminal Records Bureau checks
  • Professional sector regulatory body membership
  • Governing body awards

Living costs

In addition to your tuition fees, eligible students can also choose to take out a maintenance loan for each year of your course to help you meet the costs of being a student.

The money will have to be paid back but only after you leave LJMU and starting earning over the income threshold, currently £21,000 for those resident in England.

Part-time students are not eligible to take out these loans.

For more information on student loans, go to:www.gov.uk/student-finance

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Paying back your student loans

Any loans you take out while studying will be added together into one loan account. This means that when you start paying back your student loans, you will only make one affordable monthly payment. This monthly repayment will be the same regardless of how many loans you have taken out. That’s because your repayments are based on a percentage of your salary not how much you borrowed from the Student Loans Company.

The current threshold for students normally resident in England is £21,000. Once your income goes over this threshold your employer will start taking repayments from your salary just like tax and national insurance. If your income falls below £21,000 your repayments will stop.

Career prospects

The Business School has a great reputation for helping graduates secure professional employment.

Past students who have successfully completed this degree have gone on to start their own business, or secure careers in areas such as marketing, sales, finance, human resources, and retail and general management. Others have enrolled on a postgraduate degree, such as the MSc Entrepreneurship, the MSc Management or the MSc International Business and Management at LJMU.

New for 2017 – CareerSmart programme

All students in their first year of study will have an opportunity to engage with the CareerSmart programme as an integral part of a core module of study. Once you have completed this, a wide range of other career-related provision and services will be available to support your development throughout your studies.

The new CareerSmart e-learning tool will introduce you to the steps involved in making informed choices about your career. It will enable you to consider your strengths and development areas, your career motivators, the options available to you and the necessary steps to take to achieve your career goals.

Professional accreditation / links

This degree is accredited by the Institute of Leadership Management (ILM). ILM Level 5 awards are afforded to students who undertake modules and successfully complete 'Understanding Social Enterprise', 'Innovation and Creativity for Business' and 'Leadership for Business' modules. The programme is also accredited by the Institute of Six Sigma Professionals, and students who undertake and successfully complete the Level 6 Lean Six Sigma module.

Graduates of the course are guaranteed an offer of Associate Member with the Chartered Management Institute and upon completion of three years' work experience may upgrade to full member status (MCMI).

All students receive student membership of the Institute of Directors, giving you invaluable access to resources, events and networking opportunities.

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International Scholarships

Studying at LJMU offers international students excellent value for money and the opportunity to secure an internationally-respected qualification plus outstanding career prospects.

Each year, LJMU offers a range of prestigious international scholarships. Further details of the scholarships offered to applicants wishing to study at the University from September 2017 onwards will be available on this page in the coming months.

For the most up-to-date information about studying at Liverpool John Moores University, and the International Scholarship programme, please visit the International pages.

International Foundation Year and International Year One programmes

LJMU offers international students the option of completing International Foundation Year and International Year One programmes at the University’s International Study Centre. These courses are managed and taught by Study Group, a world leader in education and training for international  students. For more details on the International Study Centre, go to www.ljmuisc.com/

English language qualifications

All international applicants must have an internationally recognised English language qualification, such as IELTS (International English Language Testing Service). Your English language qualification must have been certified within the last two years for verification purposes. LJMU will accept other UKVI-recognised English language tests providing you attain the appropriate level.

This table summarises the minimum scores required by LJMU.

Please note: your specific course requirements may differ.

For course-specific English Language requirements, click the Entry Requirements tab above.

To find out what qualifications are applicable in your country please visit the international pages.

Type of Programme IELTS Pearson
International Foundation Programme 4.5 50-57 (Min. 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes)
Undergraduate degrees 6.0 50-57 (Min. 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes)
MPharm 7.0 Not accepted

English language support to improve IELTS

If your English language level does not meet the required entry requirements for your course you may still be offered a place on the condition that you successfully complete an English for Undergraduate Study course at LJMU’s International Study Centre.

Please contact the International Study Centre and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers (www.ljmuisc.com/) or email: international@ljmu.ac.uk for more details.

Tuition fees

International students are liable to pay a minimum of 50% of their tuition fees when they complete their enrolment at the University. The outstanding balance must be paid in full within 4 months of your enrolment date.

Living Costs

When you apply for your visa or entry clearance, you will need to provide evidence of having enough money to support yourself for the duration of your programme and to pay for all of your living expenses. The good news is that the cost of living in Liverpool is one of the lowest in England, which means your money will go even further, allowing you to enjoy your student experience to the full.

In addition to academic fees, you must budget for living costs such as accommodation, food, clothing, books, local travel and entertainment. The UKVI requires that students studying outside London must have £9,135 to pay for their living costs (or £1,015 per month).

LJMU’s undergraduate courses run over an academic calendar of nine months so you will need to show that you have at least £9,135. If your course lasts 6 months you will need to demonstrate you have £6,090.

Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

Before you can apply for permission to enter or remain in the UK under Tier 4 you will require a valid Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies or CAS. LJMU will only assign a CAS once you have satisfied the conditions of any offer made to you and you satisfy the University’s obligations as a Tier 4 Sponsor. For more details, visit the international students section.

Academic Technology Approval Scheme Certificate (ATAS)

If you have applied to study an Enhanced Undergraduate Degree (such as an MEng) course at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate.

You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website: www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/what-we-do/services-we-deliver/atas/who-atas/

Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team (int-admissions@ljmu.ac.uk)for guidance.

Your visa application

As soon as you have received an offer of a place at LJMU you should contact the Entry Clearance Office at the British Embassy, British High Commission or Consular Office in your own country to check whether you need a visa for entry into Britain. You are advised to do this as soon as you can as the visa application process can take a long time.

Please Note: To obtain an Entry Visa you should go to the British Embassy or High Commission in your own country, and present the following documents:

  • Passport
  • A valid LJMU Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
  • Evidence of financial support for the programme
  • Two recent photographs of yourself (passport-size)
  • All relevant educational diplomas and certificates (as stated in your CAS)
  • A declaration of your intent to return home on completion of your course of study

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.
Further guidance on programme changes

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