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Business Management (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) Musselburgh, United Kingdom
Business management is the study of the nature and functions of businesses. This BA Business Management (Hons) course at the Queen Margaret University examines key approaches businesses can take to ensure that scarce resources are managed in the most efficient and effective manner possible to ensure optimum resource allocation.
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It has never been more important for companies to employ highly-qualified staff with good management skills as well as sound professional expertise in the field. This course aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to survive and succeed in today’s business environment - whether it be in the private, public or voluntary sectors. Providing a broad management base, this course produces graduates with a wide business knowledge who can operate successfully in the modern business world.

The BA Business Management (Hons) course at the Queen Margaret University is structured around the two key themes of management and personal skills. These themes are developed through a variety of teaching and learning methods, including field trips and presentations by visiting speakers from the business world.

If you are interested, you also have the opportunity to participate in an exchange programme operated with North American and European universities. The course content has been designed in response to the needs of business and to help further your career.

You will develop a range of core business skills, including marketing, human resource management, finance and entrepreneurship. In addition you will also acquire a range of transferable skills such as presentation techniques, research abilities, interpersonal communication skills and knowledge of various IT packages.

Years One and Two have a strong emphasis on management, marketing, economics and human resource management. These years provide a foundation for future study. Years Three and Four examine business themes at a more strategic level. If you continue to Year Four, you will also complete a dissertation in an area of your choice. Students frequently use their dissertation as a vehicle to increase their skills and gain employment.

Why QMU?

  • You will gain a solid grounding in key business skills at the theoretical and practical levels.
  • Students will gain a range of transferable skills which are highly sought after by employers.
  • There is a great opportunity for self-development through work-based learning, study abroad and elective choice.
  • Module choice in Years Three and Four allows you to tailor your degree and study business management with another subject.


This is a degree that works. In general management, marketing, sales management, logistics, financial services, operations management, and human resources management our graduates are proving their worth to companies in the UK and internationally. Graduates have also set up their own businesses or taken their learning even further as postgraduate students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 / 4 years

  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Business in Society
  • Introduction to Finance and Accounting
  • Introduction to Management
  • Entrepreneurship

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Scottish Higher: BBBC
  • A Level: BCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H3 H3 H3
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points
  • Required Subjects: Maths and English at S/Int2/N5/GCSE
  • Mature/Access: SWAP Access to Humanities/ Arts/ Business. We welcome applications from mature students with relevant qualifications and /or experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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RUK (FT)+: £9,250


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