2023/24 entry

BSc (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year

Start date:
September 2023
Study mode:
Full time
Course Duration:
4 years, 5 years with placement
UCAS code:
Points required:
Mt Pleasant

Tuition fees (per year)

Home (full-time):
International (full-time):
Placement (home student):
Placement (international student):
All figures are subject to yearly increases.
Tuition fees are subject to parliamentary approval.

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Why study Business Management with Foundation Year at Liverpool John Moores University?

  • Prepares students for multiple business roles through the use of business simulation tools and live projects
  • Gain a BSc award, in recognition of the technical business skills you will gain through practical application of business theory
  • Opportunity to spend a year on placement, gaining valuable experience in industry
  • Study abroad opportunities in China, the USA and Europe
  • Funded international exchange opportunities  
  • International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more

About your course

This BSc programme blends contemporary business theory with the practical application of technical business skills.

Hear what current Level 6 students from our Human Resource Management, Marketing, Business and PR, Accounting and Finance and Business Management degrees say about their courses:



As a Business Management student you will become competent in:

  • digital analytical expertise
  • managing finance with appropriate tools
  • understanding financial markets
  • people management
  • development and marketing of products and services
  • planning and project management delivery

Upon graduation, students will also be well prepared for the increasing challenges of global business and its environment.

The programme has seven core modules at level 4, which form the essential commercial underpinnings for a global career in the digital business world. After completing this first year, students can then specialise and gain accreditation in their chosen area of expertise.

 You are encouraged to complete an optional year work placement in industry between the second and third year of study. This will provide you with a richer overall experience. It will also significantly enhance your employment prospects upon graduating, as you will have gained work experience that you can draw upon when completing application forms and interviews.

Liverpool Business School has partnerships with business schools at universities and colleges across Europe, in the USA and in China. Liverpool Business School recognises the importance of providing cultural enrichment opportunities for students and offers students on this programme the opportunity to spend a semester in their second year at a partner university abroad as part of their studies.  .  There are also many supported opportunities for activities at partner universities during summer vacations.  All study abroad opportunities are in English.

Foundation Year

The Foundation Year is ideal if you have the interest and ability to study for a degree, but do not have the qualifications to enter directly onto the Business with Marketing honours degree programme yet. Once you pass the Foundation Year (level 3) you will progress directly onto the first year of the honours degree. If you are a full-time UK student, you will qualify for student financial support for the full duration of your course (subject to eligibility criteria).

Kara took advantage of her sandwich year option and spent a year in industry on a salaried placement at Enterprise-Rent-A-Car:

"This  course has been designed to prepare our students for today’s business environment, giving them practical skills and theoretical knowledge so that they can go into the workplace with confidence and capabilities."

Alistair Beere, Programme Leader

Fees and funding

There are many ways to fund study for home and international students


The fees quoted above cover registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examinations as well as:

  • Library membership with access to printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to programme-appropriate software
  • Library and student IT support
  • Free on-campus wifi via eduroam

Additional costs

Although not all of the following are compulsory/relevant, you should keep in mind the costs of:

  • accommodation and living expenditure
  • books (should you wish to have your own copies)
  • printing, photocopying and stationery
  • PC/laptop (should you prefer to purchase your own for independent study and online learning activities)
  • mobile phone/tablet (to access online services)
  • field trips (travel and activity costs)
  • placements (travel expenses and living costs)


  • student visas (international students only)
  • study abroad opportunities (travel costs, accommodation, visas and immunisations)
  • academic conferences (travel costs)
  • professional-body membership
  • graduation (gown hire etc)


There are many ways to fund study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist funding pages.


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

​Liverpool Business School has historically had an excellent employment record with graduates securing graduate-level positions with leading employers in public and private sectors.  These include Everton Football Club, Kellogg company, Santander and Deloitte.

 In the last Destination of Leavers in HE survey (2016/17 data), 95.2% of our graduates had secured employment or were in further study within 6 months of graduating.  

 Graduates can expect to enjoy varied career opportunities both in the UK and overseas. Many graduates may establish their own consultancies or businesses.

 The degree opens up a wide variety of career opportunities for graduates in marketing, digital analytics, purchasing, human resources, management, finance and sales.

Student Futures - Careers, Employability and Enterprise Service

We are committed to ensuring all our students experience a transformation in their employability skills and mindset and their career trajectory. A wide range of opportunities and support is available to you, within and beyond your course.

Every undergraduate curriculum includes Future Focus during Level 4, an e-learning resource and workshop designed to help you to develop your talents, passion and purpose. It will enable you to become more proactive, adaptable and resilient in your awareness and approach to career possibilities.

Every student has access to Careers Zone 24/7, LJMU’s state-of-the-art suite of online tools, resources and jobs board. There are opportunities for flexible, paid and part-time work through Unitemps, LJMU’s in-house recruitment service, ensuring students can build experience whilst they study.

One-to-one careers and employability advice is available via our campus-based Careers Zones to accelerate your job search and applications, CV and interview technique. Themed careers and employability workshops, a programme of employer events and recruitment fairs run throughout the year and students have the opportunity to hear from a range of alumni who openly share their own onward experience.

Student Futures work with businesses to create opportunities for fully funded internships which help students increase their network within the Liverpool City Region and beyond. Our Start-Up Hub can help you to grow your enterprise skills and to research, plan and start your own business or become a freelancer.

A suite of learning experiences, services and opportunities is available to final year students to help ensure you leave with a great onward plan. You can access LJMU’s Careers, Employability and Enterprise Services after you graduate and return for one-to-one support for life.

Go abroad

LJMU aims to make international opportunities available to every student. You may be able to study abroad as part of your degree at one of our 100+ partner universities across the world. You could also complete a work placement or apply for one of our prestigious worldwide internship programmes. If you wanted to go abroad for a shorter amount of time, you could attend one of our 1-4 week long summer schools.

Our Go Citizen Scheme can help with costs towards volunteering, individual projects or unpaid placements anywhere in the world. With all of these opportunities at your feet, why wouldn’t you take up the chance to go abroad?

Find out more about the opportunities we have available via our Instagram @ljmuglobalopps or email us at: goabroad@ljmu.ac.uk.

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What you will study on this degree

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

This course is currently undergoing its scheduled programme review, which may impact the advertised modules. Programme review is a standard part of the University’s approach to quality assurance and enhancement, enabling us to ensure that our courses remain up to date and maintain their high standard and relevancy.

Once the review is completed, this course website page will be updated to reflect any approved changes to the advertised course. These approved changes will also be communicated to those who apply for the course to ensure they wish to proceed with their application.

Further guidance on modules

Modules are designated core or option in accordance with professional body requirements, as applicable, and LJMU’s Academic Framework Regulations.

Whilst you are required to study core modules, optional modules are also included to provide you with an element of choice within the programme. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Where changes to modules are necessary these will be communicated as appropriate.

Level 3

Core modules

Developing Skills for Business
20 credits

This module aims to facilitate your development of personal, academic and professional skills as a foundation for your current and future studies in Business related subjects. It will equip you with the tools to become confident and independent learners at university.

Understanding Business Organisations and Operations
20 credits

This module provides you with an introduction to the world of business, the types of business and structures, the functional areas, and management theories and challenges faced by business in today's commercial world.

Essentials of Management
20 credits

This module introduces you to management theory. This foundation module will develop your appreciation, understanding and application of management and professionalism in different career pathways and specialist areas.

Introduction to Marketing and PR Communications
20 credits

This module gives you an understanding of the key concepts and terminology used in marketing and public relations. It also gives you a knowledge and understanding of your role within organisations and explores the factors that can influence consumer behaviour.

Data Analysis Techniques for Business
20 credits

This module equips you with the technical skills to be able to design and produce Microsoft Excel spreadsheets for business use, and to facilitate the development of basic analytical skills.

Programme Case Study
20 credits

This module develops your independent learning and expertise in an area of business relating to your target programme. Through a co-creation process your subject interests will be harnessed to enable you to develop your knowledge in a self-selected topic area. The module aims to be flexible to enable you to explore an area of interest to you and you will be assessed in a manner that supports this.

Level 4

Core modules

Business and the Economy
20 credits

This module provides you with an ability to understand the importance of the UK economic environment in which firms and financial institutions operate. It enables you to consider the consequences of economic policy decisions on business.

Data Analysis for Business
10 credits

This module introduces you to key numerical techniques used in the business world to aid decision making. It aims to provide the mathematical and statistical foundations that are necessary in any area of business. 

Finance and Accounting for Managers
20 credits

This module provides you with both a theoretical understanding and practical application of management-level accounting and finance skills. This includes how an organisation first decides which business structure to form; how trading activities are recorded and evaluated; and how to decide which products to make or buy.

Principles of Marketing
20 credits

A comprehensive introduction to the principles of marketing in various market settings.  You will learn about building profitable relationships with customers and co-creating value in fast-changing and interdependent global marketplaces, justifying marketing strategies, providing solutions, exercising creativity and demonstrating theory and practice by delivering a marketing plan for a real company. You will develop an understanding of, and the ability to examine, the internal and external forces and be introduced to a range of strategic and tactic marketing tools that are vital for an informed approach to marketing decision making. 

Operations and Technology Management
20 credits

This module introduces you to how organisations produce goods and/or services. It is a broad subject that encompasses process and technology management and design, product design, production planning and control, quality management, supply chain management and inventory management. This module is designed to introduce you to the theory and practice of these areas which can be studied in more depth in Levels 5 and 6 of the degree programme.

Managing People and Organisations
10 credits

This module aims to give you an understanding of some of the theoretical and practical applications relevant to the management of people and their behaviour in organisations. It looks at work psychology underpinning management theory and introduces you to the role of the manager and leader, the management process and contemporary management practice.

Personal and Professional Development
20 credits

The module will provide opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, experiences, behaviours attributes and attitudes required for the transitions from student to graduate; introducing strategies that enhance employability and career choices, such as self-reflection, career management, selection and interview technique development.  This module also develops your academic skills of critical reading, researching, writing and presenting.

Level 5

Core modules

The Digital Economy
20 credits

This module provides you with both a theoretical and practical understanding as to what key considerations organisation(s) should evaluate in order to create, develop and maintain a web-enabled business. Given the significant development of both web technologies and legislative changes, you will become aware as to how strategic business decisions need to incorporate such aspects in order to ensure long term viability.

Project Management
20 credits

This project introduces you to project management theory, terms and concepts. You will develop an appreciation of the history and development of project management, together with an examination of examples of project application to a variety of situations. Additionally, there is an exploration of the various definitions and applications of projects, permitting you to explore the advantages and disadvantages of project management within a business environment.

Research and Analysis For Business
10 credits

This module aims to develop your skills in the research process, creating a research proposal on a topic of your choice. Working as an individual, you will work on a real research problem which will develop your skills in questionnaire design, team work, the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data and the production of a comprehensive research report.

Sustainability and the Circular Economy
20 credits

This module enables you to develop an understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of ethical decision making in a global business environment and to appreciate the impact of global business on host nations. It aims to introduce you to contemporary issues facing business in order that you may incorporate ethical, environmental and socially responsible dimensions into management thinking - particularly strategic decision making.

Employability and Enterprise
10 credits

This module aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the graduate employment market.

Optional modules

Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
20 credits

This module aims to provide you with the theoretical and practical foundations of entrepreneurship and innovation; to appreciate, reflect on and understand their importance in contemporary business environments.

Entrepreneurial Finance
20 credits

Over the past number of decades, there has been several important changes in the area of corporate governance both at an international and national level. Globalisation increasingly requires firms and their management to have a solid understanding of key governance issues and the possible implications of these on firm behaviour and thus performance. Therefore, this module aims to introduce you to corporate governance, its practice and related theoretical underpinnings.

HR Fundamentals
20 credits

This module aims to develop your  understanding of the fundamental practices of human resource management in an organisation and their underpinning theory. You will learn how to recruit, select, performance manage, talent manage, develop and engage, reward and retain staff.

HR Models and Metrics
20 credits

This module aims to develop your understanding of the role of data in human recourse (HR) practice and the range of delivery models and strategic choices in managing and coordinating the HR Function.

Supply Chain Management
20 credits

This module provides you with a thorough understanding of modern supply chain management with a focus on gaining and maintaining competitive advantage through the supply chain.

Procurement Management
20 credits

This module develops your understanding of key concepts, theories and principles of procurement/purchasing, as part of the core modules taken in Level 4. It will enable you to apply different concepts and best practices in procurement management, such as strategic sourcing, category management, performance and risk management approaches.

Customer Relationship Management
20 credits

This module aims to encourage understanding, knowledge and critical appraisal of the strategic management of customer relations. It relates Customer Relationship Management (CRM) to delivering value in e-business in order to equip you with the skills and ability to play an effective role in enabling your organisations to succeed in realising the strategic potential of CRM.

Digital Marketing
20 credits

This module enables you to gain an in depth understanding of trends and business models in the Digital Economy with particular focus on Digital Marketing. You will analyse a range of digital marketing practices in terms of their underlying business models, compare the impact of digital marketing practices on the Marketing function, and apply and demonstrate the principles of effective digital presence and marketing practices in the development of an online portfolio.

Managing the Multinational Enterprise
20 credits

This module provides you with the frameworks required to analyse the managerial challenges and decisions related to operating internationally for a business organisation.

Finance of International Trade
20 credits

This module provides you with the practical knowledge and skills required by business companies in international trade. You will also develop the ability to critically evaluate the major issues/risks faced by exporters and importers, alongside the knowledge and skills to mitigate those risks.

Investment and Financial Analysis
20 credits

This modules enables you to make evidence-based investment decisions and analyse financial statements and performance in order to ensure sustainability, liquidity and profitability.

Project Management Methodologies
20 credits

This module aims to introduce you to current project management methodologies. You will develop a solid understanding of project processes, procedures and essential skills and knowledge needed to apply a structured project management methodology to the management of organisational projects.

Leading and Influencing Projects
20 credits

Project management is key to delivering strategic value within an organisation and it involves far more than a time plan, a budget and a risk register. This module explores the complexities and issues concerning effective project leadership and how to best meet project challenges. You will explore the importance of managing, leading and influencing a range of interlinked stakeholders, and develop an appreciation of the tools and approaches used by effective project leaders. 

Global Sustainability, Issues and Opportunities
20 credits

The aims of this module are for you to develop a broad understanding of sustainability, appreciate how the world’s current sustainability challenges are affecting and are affected by business, and to be able to competently discuss topics across a wide range of disciplines including business, economics, social issues and ecology. It will enable you to make informed decisions that incorporate ethical, environmental and responsible dimensions into management thinking - particularly strategic decision making.

CSR: Creating Shared Values
20 credits

This module provides you with the knowledge to operate shared value, which is a management strategy where organisations in all sectors perform a social as well as an economic function. It is an evolved form of CSR and philanthropy that emphasises sustainability and eliminates any harm that business has on people, communities and the planet. Leaders champion shared value and it is embedded in organisations so that it is the responsibility of all its members who are given the tools and motivation to achieve sustainable and resilient competitive value.

Level 6

Core modules

Strategic Management
20 credits

This module provides you with an integrative and contemporary approach to the study of strategic management. It examines the role that this plays within the overall performance of a corporation across a range of geographical, organisational and industrial contexts.

Optional modules

Project Dissertation
40 credits

This module enables final year students to apply their knowledge and skills to a properly researched business problem or issue. 

Business Plan Consultancy
40 credits

This module aims to enable you to understand business problems and issues, particularly at strategic level. In the process you will acquire the skills and knowledge to formulate a business plan of sufficient robustness and rigour to be acceptable to business executives. 

Corporate Governance (CG) and Intellectual Property Rights
20 credits

This module provides you with the knowledge and understanding of how companies face the central challenge of delivering best practice corporate governance in the face of constant media scrutiny and increasing stakeholder demands. Focusing upon the UK Corporate Governance Code and placing this within a global context, the module combines the key components of boardroom structures and performance with a strong focus on current issues related to governance. 

Risk and Resilience in a Changing World
20 credits

The aims of this module are to introduce you to the principles and concepts of risk and to assess current drivers of risk in order to equip you with an appropriate framework for supporting an organisation in strengthening its resilience at an operational and strategic level to face current, emerging and future risk. 

Personal and Professional Ethics
20 credits

This module is designed to enable you to gain an awareness of personal and professional conflicts arising through day-to-day activities. Adopting a tool-kit approach as to how to respond to such challenges the module will provide you with the necessary concepts, tools and theories for the challenges they will face in the workplace in understanding how ethical decision-making works. 

Project Planning, Monitoring and Control
20 credits

Careful planning and project control are essential to the success of any project. This module provides you will an opportunity through applied practice to plan, schedule, monitor and control a case study project using core techniques and the latest software packages.

Contemporary Project Management and Practice
20 credits

This module provides a focus on transferable soft skills. Through a focus on problem solving, this module allows you to investigate and diagnose using a range of applicable models, project issues and solutions that lead to improved project performance.

Strategic Corporate and Project Finance
20 credits

The aim of this module is to enable you to evaluate corporate financial decisions that form an essential part of strategic decision making and a project business case – funding, financial investment appraisal, financial control, risk management and performance evaluation. 

Applied Business Entrepreneurship
20 credits

The aims of this module is for you to develop an understanding of business problems and issues particularly at the strategic level and provide you with the opportunity to apply key academic theories and models in the development of a solution that meets with the client’s needs.

Internationalisation of Small Businesses
20 credits

This module aims to provide you with a theoretical and practical baseline of international small business management. You will learn to appreciate, reflect on and understand the complexities of the internationalisation process, strategies required and implemented in this process, and the significance of internationalisation for small firms’ survival and/or success.

Social Enterprise
20 credits

This module will allow students to critically examine the social enterprise business model and the reasons for its growth; to provide an understanding of social enterprises' contribution to society and position within the economy; to explore current opportunities and barriers to the continued growth of social enterprise; and to assess the support requirements of a social enterprise and suggest improvement strategies.

Contemporary Economic Policy
20 credits

This module introduces you to the exciting areas of economic policy controversies. This module captures the essence of economics and real-world issues and assesses how policy decisions impact on people and firms.

Corporate Governance and Finance
20 credits

The aim of this module is to enable you to evaluate corporate financial decisions that form an essential part of strategic decision making and a project business case – funding, financial investment appraisal, financial control, risk management and performance evaluation.

National Business Systems and Global Capitalism
20 credits

This module provides you with the important idea that modern business is characterised by the interaction of global processes and local embeddedness. You will learn to understand the institutional features of national business systems that influence firm strategy and structure – i.e. corporate governance and financial systems and the market for corporate control (takeovers, skill formation and education systems).

Global Strategy in Practice
20 credits

This module enables you to apply knowledge and skills gained from requisite/core units taken in Level 4, and apply that learning to an organisational issue.

Strategic HRM
20 credits

The aims of this module is for you to develop an understanding of the models and theory underpinning strategic decision making in Human Resource Management (HRM) and the contribution of strategic HRM to organisational success.

Employment Law
20 credits

This module provides you with an understanding of the purpose of employment regulation and its role in management decision making. You will learn to manage contemporary human resource issues strategically and lawfully with particular regard to unfair dismissal law.

20 credits

This module enables you to develop an understanding of the challenges faced by those involved in leading organisations in today's increasingly complex and dynamic global business environment. You will be introduced to models, concepts and theories. Techniques for critically analysing leadership within organisations and the many facets of interrelations will be introduced and developed over the course of the module.

Integrated Marketing Communications
20 credits

This module provides you with a comprehensive overview of global marketing issues and instils an appreciation of the international business and marketing environment.

Global Marketing
20 credits

This module enables you to analyse the principles and techniques involved in marketing strategically within the global context for business. Emphasis is placed on the identification of challenges presented by international marketing to equip you to deal with differences, opportunities and threats emerging from diverse economic, demographic, political/legal, cultural, technical and competitive environments. 

Strategic Branding
20 credits

This module provides you with the tools and engagement in Strategic Branding of self to support long-term wider personal impact.

Logistics and Transportation
20 credits

This module aims to develop your understanding of logistics and transportation systems. It forms an integral part of the Operations and Supply Chain Management pathway and builds on concepts introduced in the Level 5 modules in this pathway. It will enable you to assess different transport modes and to propose appropriate capacity planning and control approaches.

Sustainable Supply Chains
20 credits

This module will develop your understanding of key concepts, theories and principles of sustainable supply chain, as part of the core modules taken in Level 4. You will engage with wide-ranging issues and ideas relating to sustainability, and how they apply to supply chain management processes such as Plan, Source, Make, Deliver and Return, and all other critical value chain activities.

Lean Operations
20 credits

This module develops your understanding regarding the application of methodologies within business quality management. You will be introduced to the concepts of Six Sigma and Lean and their associated tools and techniques as means to improve process performance.

Teaching and work-related learning

Excellent facilities and learning resources

​​We adopt an active blended learning approach, meaning you will experience a combination of face-to-face and online learning during your time at LJMU. This enables you to experience a rich and diverse learning experience and engage fully with your studies. Our approach ensures that you can easily access support from your personal tutor, either by meeting them on-campus or via a video call to suit your needs.

Subjects are delivered via a balance of formal lectures, informal workshops, online activities and seminars. These allow students to discuss, develop and practice their understanding of particular theories and principles.

Additionally professional speakers from industry share their own experience and perspectives with students, enabling them to gain invaluable insight into the workplace.

Practical off-site visits to organisations such as Jaguar Landrover, Typhoo, Vauxhall Motors and CAT (Centre for Alternative Technologies), allow students to observe how theory is put into practice. This helps provide context to theoretical underpinnings and can also help students select their future career pathway.

The programme uses business technology to support learning. This includes simulation, digital analytics, 'live' textbooks , use of the Bloomberg information centre, visits to our sensor city campus and case studies supported by our Canvas virtual learning environment.

Work-related Learning

You will gain valuable work-related experience when you work as part of a team of 'student consultants' on your live business project as part of the assessment requirements.

Early in level 5 you can decide whether to undertake a paid 48-week work placement in the UK or overseas.  You would do this placement between level 5 and 6.

Placements provide the opportunity to gain experience of what it’s like to work in industry as well as giving you a chance to put your learning into practice, develop personal skills and enhance your employability. A significant number of our students also go on to secure employment with their placement provider after graduating. 

Liverpool Business School's Employability Support Unit will help you find suitable vacancies and support you during the application process and whilst on placement. 

​Placements are available in a wide variety of roles, in organisations of all sectors and sizes, from large multinationals to small and medium enterprises. Organisations we have previously placed Business students at include Unilever, Liverpool Football Club, Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Bentley.

During your placement, you will work on real-life business problems and have the opportunity to suggest ideas that may be implemented by your placement organisation.

Some students choose to spend their placement year abroad. Previous students have been placed with Airbus in Toulouse, Tom Tom in Amsterdam and Toyota in Brussels. 

Support and guidance

Dedicated personal tutor, plus study skills support

​The programme team provides a supportive environment in which to study. The 'student-centred' approach of your tutors will ensure that you are provided with the individual support and guidance needed. A personal tutor will be assigned to help you with your personal development and career planning.

In addition, each module leader offers drop in opportunities for you to clarify your understanding and, if needed, provide further detailed feedback on a piece of work.


Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework.

We understand that students perform differently depending on the type of assessment they are given and so a range of assessment methods are used on the programme. These include written assignments (essays/reports, individual/group), exams, practical assessments, individual and group presentations, portfolios, reflective logs and a dissertation. There could be up to three assessments per module, for example a presentation, report and exam.

​Written feedback is provided within 15 working days of submission, but you can also get face-to-face feedback from your Module 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.


What you can expect from your School

The School is based in the Redmonds Building, in the heart of the bustling Mount Pleasant Campus and Liverpool’s growing Knowledge Quarter. The building is home to high quality lecture theatres and seminar rooms, social spaces, a café and a roof terrace with far reaching views of the cityscape and welsh hills. It is only a short walk from LJMU’s Aldham Robarts Library, which contains all the resources you will require for your studies, and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Entry requirements

Please choose your qualifications below to view requirements

Minimum points required from qualifications: 72

GCSE and equivalents

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained Grade C or Grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below:

  • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths
  • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading
  • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English
  • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths/ English
  • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number
  • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number

A Levels

  • Minimum number of A Levels required: 2
  • Is general studies acceptable? Yes
  • Average A Level offer: DDD
  • Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

T Levels

  • T Level requirements: 72 UCAS points in a related subject

BTEC qualifications

  • National Certificate (RQF): Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • National Extended Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • National Diploma (RQF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • National Diploma subjects / grades required: DM if studied on its own or to the total of 72 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications
  • National Extended Diploma (RQF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • National Extended Diploma subjects / grades required: MMP if studied on its own or to the total of 72 UCAS points if combined with other qualifcations

Access to Higher Education Diploma

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Further information: At least 24 Merits AND 21 Passes, or any other combination that equates to 72 UCAS Tariff points in a relevant subject

International Baccalaureate

  • International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Additional information: 24 IB Diploma Points

Welsh awards

  • Welsh Baccalaureate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications

Irish awards

  • Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Grades / subjects required: 72 UCAS Tariff points with a maximum 20 UCAS Tariff points from Ordinary Level

Alternative qualifications considered

Applications are welcomed from mature and non-standard applicants, who will be considered on an individual basis. These applicants may be required to submit an essay and/or attend an interview, and should demonstrate potential and motivation and/or have relevant experience.

International applications will be considered in line with UK qualifications.

Reduced Offer Scheme

As part of LJMU’s commitment to widening access we offer eligible students entry to their chosen course at a reduced threshold of up to 16/8 UCAS points. This applies if you are a student who has been in local authority care or if you have participated in one of LJMU’s sustained outreach initiatives, e.g. Summer University. Please contact the admission office for further details.
Will I be interviewed?

Mature and non-standard applicants may be invited to attend interview


6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English language proficiency test.

International entry requirements

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Please Note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check.

Can this course be deferred?


Is a DBS check required?


Application and selection

Securing your place at LJMU

​We are looking for candidates who are genuinely interested in business, management and/or entrepreneurship. Applicants should be able to communicate effectively both orally and in their written work and possess the self discipline to manage their time and tasks effectively while at LJMU.

The University reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because 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. Where this does happen, the University operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.

Further information on the terms and conditions of any offer made, our admissions policy and the complaints and appeals process.