• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s involved in functions such as marketing, accounting and finance? This innovative Business Management (Honours) degree at The Open University UK is firmly rooted in your own experience. You’ll investigate how organisations think and work, how they’re managed, and the external world in which they operate.
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Overview

You can focus entirely on business management, or choose to specialise within the subject areas of accounting, economics, leadership practice, innovation and enterprise or marketing.

Key features of the Business Management (Honours) course at The Open University UK

  • Develops your understanding of business organisations and their key elements
  • Explores wider considerations such as environments, markets and processes; and how all these work together
  • Helps you relate your studies to your own experience
  • Offers a choice of specialist routes
  • Equips you for a wide range of employment opportunities across all sectors

Skills for career development

This degree course will help you develop a broad set of skills that are of high value to employers, including the ability to:

  • understand key business functions such as marketing, human resources, information management, accounting and finance, and operations in their wider organisational and social context
  • put together reasoned arguments and question assumptions
  • draw together, analyse and critically evaluate information
  • understand the nature of leadership skills and behaviours within organisations
  • communicate effectively, clearly and accurately with others
  • use ICT to research, identify and present information
  • manage time and take responsibility for your own personal development.

Career relevance

The skills and knowledge you’ll develop by studying this degree will equip you to follow a number of career paths, and are recognised by employers as having great value for work in management and business. A qualification in business management can lead to opportunities in a wide range of areas such as:

  • middle and senior management positions across all sectors
  • advertising and marketing
  • accountancy
  • human resources
  • banking, including investment banking
  • sales and retail
  • management consultancy
  • business journalism
  • transport and logistics.

Accreditation

The Open University Business School is one of the few institutions worldwide that are triple-accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and Association of MBAs (AMBA). 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Time limit – 16 years

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • An introduction to business and management 
  • Business and finance fundamentals in practice 
  • Communication skills for business and management
  • Design thinking: creativity for the 21st century
  • Discovering mathematics 
  • Fundamentals of accounting 
  • Introducing statistics 
  • Management practice
  • You and your money 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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.

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General Requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
  • With the exception of the Accounting route, there is the option to study a mathematics module at Stage 1. Whether that module is right for you will depend on your experience and confidence with mathematics.
  • Access to a computer with broadband internet access, which will be vital for online learning.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6024 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18072 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6024 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18072 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,024.

Funding

Students living outside the UK aren’t normally eligible for a tuition fee loan. We suggest checking with your national government or education authority for advice on funding.

There are a number of scholarship opportunities listed on the Scholarship Portal website.

The site features over 1,000 scholarships listed by country, ranging from the Amelia Earhart Fellowship for Women in Science and Engineering, to a Young Horticulturalist of the Year Award.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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