Ba Hons Business And Management

University Of Portsmouth

Program Overview

Stand out in the job market with this BA (Hons) Business and Management degree that focuses on enterprise, ethical management, sustainability and global business.


This course takes an entrepreneurial approach to big business ideas. You'll learn by engaging with local small businesses and creating and testing ideas and theories in group work. If you take a placement year you can then apply these skills in the sector you're most interested in, whether that's a start-up, or a large, global business such as Rolls Royce or IBM.


Don't worry if you're not sure which industry you'd like to work in. This degree keeps your options open. You'll get a strong foundation in all the key business areas of management, marketing, accounting, operations and leadership. If you want, you'll have the chance to specialise as you progress through the course.


Course highlights

  • Explore lots of different areas of business and management to find the specialisms that interest you
  • Work in creative, small teams that replicate the working world
  • Get hands-on experience as part of our Business Consultancy Project, offering advice to local small businesses
  • Take an optional placement year or summer internship with a business such as L'Oreal or BAE Systems
  • Get support for setting up your own business from our Entrepreneurs in Residence
  • Gain an understanding of ethical and sustainable business practices
  • Finish the course with skills that are in demand in the modern workplace, such as creative thinking, business innovation and decision making

PortsmouthUnited Kingdom

  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 16,200



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What you'll study on this BA (Hons) Business and Management degree

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.



Year 1


Core modules

Business Accounting – 20 credits
Study accounting as it relates to the financial management of a business entity.


Business Operations and Systems Management – 20 credits
Develop knowledge and understanding of the role and process of operations management in contemporary business.


Economics for Business – 20 credits
Study the key concepts of economics, as they relate to business.


Managing People in Organisations – 20 credits
Study the relationship between theory and practice within an organisational context.


Marketing Principles And Practice – 20 credits
An introduction to the discipline of marketing and the main tools and models used in marketing decision making.


Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis – 20 credits
You'll develop key graduate skills. These include diagrammatical and numerical communication skills, numerical understanding, statistical analysis, quantitative data analysis, problem solving and logic skills, and IT/Information skills. 


Business Innovation Development Project – 0 credits
Explore and develop business skills (entrepreneurial and employability) through a simulated-working group project.


Year 2

Core modules

Business Analysis And Decision Making – 20 credits
Deal with real business problems and improve your entrepreneurial knowledge.


Leadership, Ethics, Governance and Sustainability – 20 credits
Explore the social, environmental and economic challenges faced by modern organisations.


Employability, Research And Professional Development – 20 credits
Improve your employability, research and personal development skills.


International Business – 20 credits
Study the core concepts and theories relating to the internationalisation of business.


Optional modules

Business And Employment Law – 20 credits
Examine the law relating to contracts, negligence and employment.


Business Venturing – 20 credits
This module integrates world class research and real entrepreneurial experience.


Developing Individual and Team Creativity – 20 credits
Identified as one of the most essential skills for modern employees, creativity is seen as integral to the strategy and success of organisations such as Amazon, Google and Apple.


Enterprise Systems and Process – 20 credits
Get to grips with the SAP S/4 HANA Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software used by companies like Coca-Cola, Proctor & Gamble and Burberry to run their operations.


Human Resource Development – 20 credits
An introduction to Human Resource Development (HRD) and a basic understanding of learning and development activities in organisations.


Innovation Management – 20 credits
Study issues around the successful development of new products and services.


Legal Issues in Procurement and Supply – 20 credits
Managerial And Decision Economics – 20 credits
Grow a knowledge base of the main principles and theories relevant to the study of managerial and decision economics.


Year 3


Core modules

Strategic Management – 20 credits
Gain the knowledge and skill you need to understand and apply strategic management concepts and framework.


Optional modules

Business Forecasting and Data Analysis – 20 credits
An introduction to key concepts and techniques for analysing business data.


Business Research Project (HRM) – 40 credits
Work on your analytical skills through detailed research and evaluation of a question or hypothesis.

Business Research Project (Marketing) – 40 credits
Work on your analytical skills through detailed research and evaluation of a question or hypothesis.


Business Research Project (Strategy) – 40 credits
Work on your analytical skills through detailed research around and evaluation of a question or hypothesis.


Critical Leadership: Theory And Practice – 20 credits
This module explores the theory and practice of leaders and leadership.


Public Sector Economics – 20 credits
Learn the economic role of the public sector in a market economy, as well as the economic relationship between the government and its citizens.


Trends in Technology – 20 credits
Investigate new developments in technology, and the impact they might have on marketing activity.


Typical offers

  • A levels – ABB–BBB
  • UCAS points – 120–128 points from 3 A levels or equivalent (calculate your UCAS points)
  • T levels – Merit
  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DDM

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Tuition fees (2022 start)

  • UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £9,250 a year (may be subject to annual increase)
  • EU students – £9,250 a year, including our Transition Scholarship (may be subject to annual increase)
  • International students – £16,200 a year (subject to annual increase)


You won't pay any extra tuition fees to another university for taking part in a study/work abroad activity if you choose to do it for the whole academic year. During a year abroad you'll only have to pay a reduced fee to the University of Portsmouth.

This degree will open doors to a wide variety of careers in the business world.


Previous graduates of this course have secured jobs as:

  • HR manager
  • business transformation consultant
  • marketing manager
  • project manager
  • army officer - squadron operations
  • business development executive
  • product marketing executive
  • account manager
  • personal banker
  • compliance analyst
  • supply chain manager

Graduates of this course have gone on to work for companies such as:

  • Tesco
  • British Telecom
  • Deloitte
  • HM Government
  • IBM
  • Disney
  • BAE Systems
  • NHS
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • Estée Lauder
  • Volkswagen Group UK 
  • Microsoft
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