BA (Hons) Business Management

Business Management at Winchester aims to develop confident, responsible and innovative managers and leaders of the future who are able to meet the challenges of managing and leading sustainable businesses in a complex and global economy.

BA (Hons) Business Management at University of Winchester

UCAS code: NP29

Entry Requirements*

Typical offer: 

2016 Entry: 260-300 points

2017 Entry: 104-120 points

*UCAS has changed the way they calculate the tariff for courses starting in September 2017. Find out more about the new tariff.

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in Mathematics is required

Degree duration: 

3 years full-time; 4 years full-time (placement); 6 years part-time

International Baccalaureate: 

26 points

If English is not your first language: 

Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 6.0 (including 6.0 in writing) or equivalent

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

2016 Entry (Full-time) | £9,000 p/a
Part-Time £1,125 per 15 credit module. The number of credits available per module may vary. Students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will not exceed the government permitted rate of £6,750.
Total Cost £27,000 (3 years) | £27,700 (sandwich option)

International Students

2016 Entry (Full-time) | £11,300 p/a
Part-Time £1,410 per 15 credit module. The number of credits available per module may vary. Students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year.
Total Cost £33,900 | £34,600 (sandwich option)

For further details click here

Additional costs:

Optional cost - It is recommended that students buy core texts for each year of the course. It is possible to buy second-hand copies or study using library and online sources. This will cost approximately £50-£200 per year.

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here

Other Information

Study abroad (optional):

USA; Europe (France) via Erasmus

Work placements:

Students have the opportunity to spend a year on a paid work placement in a business organisation. This is normally a paid placement and all placements are subject to approval by the Winchester Business School to ensure they are suitable and valuable to student learning. This is a non-credit bearing year of study.


Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World


The Trading Room in the Winchester Business School offers students computer-based business simulation to provide an increasing level of real-world experience.

Student satisfaction:

100% of students are satisfied with the quality of the course (

Pre-approved for a Masters:

University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible students must apply by the end of March in their final year and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.

Terms and Conditions 

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here.

In the first year of study, students explore the principles underlying business management, examining the dynamic interrelationships between different aspects of business and interactions with the external environment.

Year 2 includes both compulsory and optional modules focusing on operational management. Students engage in critical analysis and interpretation of data, and critical appraisal of international organisations and their operations. Before moving on to the final year, students may choose to spend a year on a work placement in a business organisation.

The final year also includes both compulsory and optional modules and is strategic in nature. This enables students to consider the complexities and ethical implications of business strategies, and the emerging issues confronting  organisations, in an era of increasing globalisation and ethical, social and environmental concern.

The programme is closely linked to industry and the flexibility of the programme enables students to pursue personal learning goals and career aspirations by selecting their own journey through their studies from a range of business disciplines.

Year 1

  • Introduction to Academic and Professional Studies
  • Continuing Academic and Professional Studies
  • People and Organisations
  • Responsible Management
  • Understanding Markets
  • Managing Finance
  • Marketing Principles
  • Business Functions in Context

Year 2

  • Applied Management Research
  • Management and Leadership
  • Globalisation and Diversity
  • Operations Management
  • Business Profitability and Performance

Optional modules:

  • Creativity, Design and Innovation
  • Effectual Entrepreneurship
  • People Resourcing
  • Sustainability in Business
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Relationship Marketing
  • Contemporary Business Communication
  • Sustainable Business Relationships
  • Work-based Studies - Organisational Development
  • Work-based Studies - Communication in Organisations
  • Developing Academic Practice - Academic Reading
  • Developing Academic Practice - Academic Writing; Global Governance

Year 3

  • Dissertation, Researching Contemporary Management Issues or Consultancy Project
  • Sustainable Strategy in Practice

Optional modules:

  • Entrepreneurship in Action
  • Strategic Innovation Management
  • Managing Change
  • Project Management
  • Employing People
  • People Engagement and Development
  • Business Ethics
  • Financial Management
  • Social Enterprise
  • Digital Marketing
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • Responsible Leadership Development
  • Developing Academic Practice - Critical Reading and Academic Writing Skills
  • Developing Academic Practice - Critical Skills
  • China: Twenty-first Century Challenges

For further information about modules, please view the course leaflet (see right hand side).

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at

The University aims to shape 'confident learners' by enabling students to develop the skills to excel in their studies here and be transferable to further studies or the employment market. Staff and students form a community of learners who, together and independently, seek to generate and exchange knowledge. Over the duration of the course, students develop independent and critical learning, building confidence and expertise progressively through independent and collaborative research, problem solving, and analysis with the support of staff. Students take responsibility for their own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time (i.e. lectures, seminars etc), students are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, personal tutors and the wide range of services available to students within the University.

Teaching team

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures library

The University is committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to students on their academic progress and achievement, enabling them to reflect on their progress and plan their academic and skills development effectively. Students are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from their course tutors and lecturers.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Students pursue careers within strategic planning, project management, business development, product development, finance, human resources and marketing.

For more information about graduate employment visit From Freshers to Future - what will yours be?

For more information about graduate employment for the Winchester Business School department

At the University of Winchester, we are committed to ensuring all our students gain employability skills to enable you to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the profession of your choice, for more information please read the Employability Statement.


The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) record collects information about what those completing university go on to do six months after graduation. The Careers Service undertakes DLHE on an annual basis through surveys and a data collection process. DLHE is designed and strictly controlled by HESA.

While DLHE provides accurate information about first destinations, this data needs to be viewed with some degree of care. Six months after leaving university is often a time of much uncertainty and change for leavers; many will be unsure of their long-term career plans and may take a temporary job or time out. The destinations of graduates only six months out of university do not necessarily reflect longer term career success and are therefore a crude measure of employability. Therefore, DLHE data should be viewed as merely a 'snapshot' of one particular year's experiences at a specific point in time

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Please note the combinations listed above are for 2016 entry only.

Combined Honours programmes enable you to study two subjects jointly (50% / 50%) - it is possible to transfer to a Single Honours programme at the end of Year 1.

View the course entry requirements and UCAS codes for 2016 entry

Course Enquiries and Applications

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Key Information Sets for this course:

These are the Single Honours Key Information Sets for the combination programmes. Please note combined honours programmes enable you to study two subjects jointly (50% / 50%). Explore the courses pages further for information on the other subject.

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