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BA Business Management

Have a strong grounding in essential contemporary business management concepts.

Course Duration: Full-time 3 years or Part-time 5 years

Intakes: September | January | April

Mode of Study: Online

The Bachelor in Business Management is an undergraduate degree designed to help students develop the skills they'll need in a wide range of careers within business, finance and administration.


It combines both theory and practical knowledge in the areas of academic and research skills, business and global operations, finance and accounting, business communication, leadership and team working.

Our BA in Business Management consists of two phases:


  1. Completing the mandatory 18 modules provided by ‘OTHM’ UK awarding body, thus earning the following certificates earning the total of 360 UK credits:

  • OTHM Level 5 extended diploma in Business Management

  • OTHM Level 6 diploma in Business Management


*Foundation year (Level 3 diploma by OTHM) is encouraged, however, not mandatory if an applicant already possesses the equivalent certificate. The foundation year adds an additional 120 UK credits.


  1. Continuing onto Eton University’s top-up, Capstone project stage; earning the additional 60 UK/12 US credits. 


The BA in Business Management that does not include Foundation Year consists of a combined total of 420 UK credits (84 US credits), 4200 hours Total Qualification Time(TQT), 75 Guided Learning Hours. 


The BA in Business Management which does include Foundation Year consists of a combined total of 480 UK credits (96 US credits), 4800 hours Total Qualification Time(TQT), 99 Guided Learning Hours.

For entry onto the BA in Business Management programme that includes Foundation Year, learners must:

  • Have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment criteria. 

  • Should be at least 16 years old

  • Preferably to have secondary/high school diploma

For entry onto the BA in Business Management programme that skips Foundation Year, learners must have:

  • Relevant NQF/QCF Level 3 Award/Diploma or at the level of GCE/GCSE or equivalent

  • Learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course

  • Mature learners (over 21) with management experience


English requirements: If a learner is not a national of an English-speaking country, they must
provide evidence of English language competency at a standard equivalent to the levels identified below, 

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2

  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) 51

  • IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5

For Phase One, a variety of assignments and tasks will be used to support learning and assess the knowledge, such as presentations, essays, reports and case studies. All units within this phase are assessed internally by Eton University and externally by OTHM.

For the Phase Two (top-up stage) capstone project, students are required to choose a specific theme; an area of their interest within a Business context. They will research this topic then write a 7,000 word essay on it. The time expected to complete this stage is 2 quarters, however, flexible options are available.

To obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management candidates must fulfil the following requirements:   

  • a pass in all modules and a successful completion of minimum 420 credits in total

Business People
Unit 1: Academic English and Study Skills 

This module is designed to help students develop competence in and awareness of academic English and study skills in in preparation for entry to an undergraduate degree programme.

Unit 2: Foundation Mathematics

The aim of this module is to consolidate learners’ knowledge of mathematics and to introduce more topics in the areas of statistical methods and linear algebra. As the business world embraces the use of bigger data in all areas of operation, the mathematical techniques taught in this module will be necessary to aid in the understanding of data, valuable in enhancing future employment prospects.

Unit 3: Foundation Computing

This module provides an introduction to computing and the concepts of hardware and its uses. Learners will gain an understanding of data systems and data presentation, key aspects of computer networks and the importance of ethical and legal issues in relation to computing.

Unit 4: Society and Culture

The module introduces students to a variety of contemporary issues related to society and culture, enabling learners to understand social and cultural literacy by developing their knowledge and understanding of societies and cultures.

Unit 5: Introduction to Business

This unit will provide learners with knowledge and understanding of how different forms of business ownership operate. It will cover how businesses are run in terms of their form of ownership, the impact of external factors on business success, understanding the different objectives businesses may have, and the key functional areas within a business which enable it to operate effectively.

Unit 6: Foundation Accounting and Economics

This module provides an introduction to the fundamentals of accounting and economics. Learners will gain an understanding of financial reports through their preparation, based on the double-entry bookkeeping system which is essential for the management of any organisation. The unit will also develop learners’ understanding of how economic issues affect choices about resources and markets and how consumers, producers and governments interact in markets nationally and internationally.

Careers & Progression

A key advantage of the multi-disciplinary nature of our Business Management degree is that it does not confine you to a specific job within a specific business sector. Employers will value the breadth of your experience and the employability skills that you will have developed, such as effective communication; team working; leadership; problem solving and creative thinking.

Careers realted to this degree include:

  • Business Adviser

  • Business Development Manager

  • Chartered Management Accountant

  • Corporate Investment Banker

  • Data Analyst

  • Insurance Underwriter

  • Management Consultant

  • Project Manager

  • Risk Manager

  • Stockbroker

  • Supply Chain Manager

  • Teacher

After completing this degree you can progress onto the following courses:

  • MSc Strategic Marketing

  • MSc Project Management

  • Master of Business Administration MBA

Online Teaching

Tuition &
Course Materials

Students will study this program through our Hybrid Learning model.

This virtual study mode allows flexibility and expert-led teaching to be accessed from anywhere. Students only need their laptop and a stable internet connection. Each module contains 4 one-to-one or small group sessions with the tutor. Sessions are recorded and available to be rewatched at any time through the learning portal. The learning management system gives students access to course materials and resources relevant to the study programme, such as textbooks, presentations, case studies and guides. If required, additional private tuition hours can be booked.

Our program is delivered in partnership with OTHM

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OTHM is a British awarding organization who offer a range of diplomas which lead to degree top-up programs. You can find out more information about our affiliation here.

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