BA (Hons) Business

This degree will enable students to appreciate the importance of the social, ethical, technological, environmental, and global contexts in which business operates. The programme will also develop the awareness of different ethical and cultural values which operate within many areas of business.

This degree looks over an extensive range of how businesses operate looking into the structure, functions, sources of power, management, culture and their ability to respond effectively to a changing environment. The programme will explore the range of influences (both internal and external), on the development of corporate strategy and how this can affect an organisation’s performance, overall effectiveness, and the ability to meet all stakeholder needs and interests.

Upon completion, our BA in Business degree will provide successful students with a sound foundation in business and management. The understanding of the business world will enable students to identify and choose from a range of career options and professions within business.

Throughout the duration of this programme many different aspects of business will be covered, some key topics are:

  • Appreciating the importance and influence of the social, political, ethical, technological, environmental, legal and global contexts in which businesses operate
  • Evaluating the role of and influence of the law in influencing business organisations
  • Understanding a range of decision-making methods and supporting analytical tools
  • Critically appraising the sources, uses and management of finance
  • Understanding the principles and functions of management including managing and developing people, marketing, accounting and finance, operational and project management and the use of Information Systems
  • Understanding a range of contemporary issues such as sustainability, globalisation, corporate social responsibility, diversity, entrepreneurship and risk management that can influence an organisation’s performance.


Foundation Level

Research Skills
Professional Skills
Data Skills
Communication Skills

Year 1

Business Environment
Academic and Professional Skills
Economics for Business
Business Finance

Year 2

Managing Human Resources
Principles and Practices of Marketing
Legal Aspects of Business
Business Information Systems

Year 3

Operational and Project Management
Business Strategy
Managing International Business
Undergraduate Major Project (Business Contexts)

Entry Criteria

Standard Entry Requirements

A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC / 112 UCAS Points.

Foundation Year Entry Requirements

The standard entry requirements for an Integrated Foundation Year are DEE at A level or MPP at BTEC / 64 UCAS Points.

UCAS Codes

3 years: NLB1
4 years: BF4Y
Institute Code: N45

English Language Requirements

All students applying with International or EU qualifications must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our English Language Requirements.

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the programme. We treat everyone as an individual, which means we will look at your whole application, including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances, as well as your educational qualifications.


This award is available as a three-year degree programme or a four-year extended degree programme.


University of Northampton London
6th Floor, Import Building
2 Clove Crescent
London, E14 2EB

Fees and Funding

UK Full-time fee: £9,250 per annum.

Please visit our Funding and Student Finance page for more information.


This programme is assessed via a number of methods including individual management reports, presentations, examinations, group work, boardroom simulations and portfolio writing.


Our scheduling of lectures and tutorials optimise the chance of meaningful part-time work. A part-time job in the right sector can help hone your understanding of business and help develop the graduate skills employers want to see upon graduation.

Throughout the programme, students will build upon their employability skills. As part of self-development enhancement as learners and professionals, students will have to analyse and critically reflect on given scenarios throughout a variety of contexts. This will allow students to analyse different approaches necessary for working and communicating effectively, creating successful professional relationships and actively engage through the provision of meaningful contributions.

Graduate employment opportunities that might be available to graduates of the programme could include:

  • Business Researcher
  • Management Consultant
  • Project Coordinator
  • Administrator
  • Office Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Sales Manager.

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