BA (Hons) Business (Law)

This programme will enable students to be able to identify legal issues and apply legal rules to facts in order to solve problems.

The programme will allow students to understand and apply technical legal language and practices in a range of business and law. It will enable students to appreciate the importance of the social, ethical, technological, environmental, and global contexts in how businesses operate lawfully and crucially develop the awareness of different ethical and cultural values.

Students will learn to identify legal issues and apply relevant legal rules to scenarios to solve legal problems originations may occur in both a national and international environment. This will be developed alongside a comprehensive understanding of the role and influence of law in the functioning of business organisations, with specific reference to The Law of Business Organisations, Law of Contract, Commercial Law and Law of International Trade.

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

  • Analysing a range of business organisations with reference to their structure, functions, sources of power, management, culture and their ability to respond effectively to a changing environment
  • Exploring the range of influences, both internal and external, including the marketplace, on the development of corporate strategy and the organisation’s performance, overall effectiveness and the ability to meet all stakeholder needs and interests
  • Analysing other resources available to organisations, including human resources, exploring the ways in which these resources can be managed, developed, and used effectively within business operations
  • Understanding social awareness in analysing socio-cultural issues
  • Analysing different approaches necessary for working and communicating effectively, and creating successful professional relationships.

Modules

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
Law of Business Organisations
Business Law
Law of Contract

Year 3

Law of International Trade
Business Strategy
Commercial Law
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.

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.

Duration

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

Location

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.

Assessments

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

Employability

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:

  • Legal Executive
  • Paralegal
  • Company Secretary
  • Data Analyst
  • Patent Attorney
  • Advice Worker
  • Management Consultant
  • Project Coordinator
  • Administrator
  • Office Manager.

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