This degree has helped me analyse situations and look at business environments from different perspectives - to learn how to plan strategically and tactically - Leanne

BSc (Hons) Business Management

Faculty of Business and Management

In partnership with Plymouth University

Start date

February 2016 Weekdays

Study options

3 yrs, 2 yrs

Key fact

The ideal first step towards a career in business management


Greenwich, Greenford

This degree is the perfect first step towards a career in business management. Learn about the principles of good management and how to develop effective practice models, whilst gaining valuable knowledge, experience and confidence. Students are equipped with digital marketing skills that many employers now require in managerial roles and apply these skills in real situations through the work-related learning projects.

*The new programme structure relates to students enrolling from October 2015 only.

This degree has helped me analyse situations and look at business environments from different perspectives - to learn how to plan strategically and tactically - Leanne

Why choose this degree?

This degree will provide you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills across a wide spectrum of subject areas and business functions, as well as the ability to apply them in a range of sectors and industries:

  • Designed for those who wish to study Business Management from a research-led perspective
  • Equips you with the skills to manage departments within the corporate business world
  • Option to set up your own company and apply learnings to your business setting
  • Broad opportunities for graduate career prospects / development
  • Undertake a project or placement of your choice, based on your aspirations, within an organisation

Where will this degree take me?

Our Business Management degree is designed to equip you with the necessary skills required by employers, and ensure that you are well-placed to work in business management roles. Career options include investment banking, systems analysis, operations, logistics and risk management, marketing and sales, HR and account management.

What will I learn?

At stage one: students will focus on the principles and fundamentals of core management and be given the opportunity to define the role of managers within organisations.

At stage two: students focus on using their knowledge of business management to build their skills capacity and to model the required behaviours of professional managers.

At stage three: students critically analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of various models of management practice that contribute to driving organisational performance. 

For a full list of modules, please see below. To read more about each module for this programme click here

*The new programme structure relates to students enrolling from October 2015 only.

Semester 1

Academic Skills

Management and Organisations

Marketing and Communications


Semester 2

Introduction to Human Resource Management

Professional Skills

Financial and Economic Literacy for Managers


Semester 3

Employability Skills

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Digital Marketing


Semester 4

Project/Placement Design and Implementation

Evaluation and Reflection (Work Based/Related Learning)


Semester 5

Strategic Management and Change

Emerging Themes

Project and Risk Management

Elective modules (Choose One)

Research Methods

Research and the Professional


Semester 6

Capstone Project (Dissertation/Consultancy Project/ Work Based Learning)

Elective modules (Choose Two)

Creativity and Innovation

Stakeholder and Community Engagement

Creative Thinking and Problem Solving

Starting and Online Enterprise

Entry requirements

An applicant must normally be 18 years of age at the start of the programme and as a minimum must have obtained:

  • 2 A Level passes (A-E/ minimum of 80 UCAS Tariff points) or successfully achieved 120 credits on the GSM London’s Year 0 programme or equivalent

We accept overseas qualifications equivalent to those mentioned above. For further information contact your local British Council office or GSM London’s International Advisors (+44 [0]208 5167 800

If English is not the applicant’s first language, proof of fluency through IELTS (minimum score 6.0) or another accepted system must be provided.

Other qualifications that may be considered include:

  • Advanced Level Diploma
  • BTEC National Certificate/Diploma
  • HNC/D
  • Access to HE or Year 0 provision
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Irish / Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers

Applications made under these qualifications may be subject to approval by Plymouth University.

Other equivalent qualifications may be considered if the Admissions Tutors believe applicants have the potential, motivation and knowledge to complete the programme successfully. All applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements will be invited for interview.

Mature students (those 21 and over) with evidence of full-time work experience supported by a reference from their employer may be considered on their individual merits.

Candidates who do not meet the degree entry requirements are encouraged to apply for the Foundation Year. On completion of the Foundation Year you will gain direct entry on to this degree programme, read more about our Foundation, Year 0 programme.

Accreditation for prior learning will also be considered on an individual basis.


Tuition fees 2015/2016



  • 2 years, £8,000 per year
  • 3 years, £6,000 per year



  • 2 years, £12,750 per year
  • 3 years, £8,500 per year

Apply direct to GSM London

You can apply directly to GSM London by completing our online application form.

Applications can also be submitted in person at one of our campuses: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.You can do this by booking a meeting with a course advisor.

You'll need to include the following documents with your application form:

  • Copies of your qualifications
  • Your CV/Resume
  • One written reference from an employer or place of study
  • A copy of your passport
  • An £85 registration fee (no registration fee for non UK/EU applications)

Apply through UCAS

You can also apply through UCAS (undergraduates only) by contacting our Course Advisors on 0208 516 7856 and quoting your 10-digit UCAS ID number and details of your chosen programme. We may be able to process your application over the phone. Alternatively, you can visit the UCAS website here to register and apply.

UCAS Code Information

Greenwich School of Management (GSM London)

Institution Code Name: GSM London

Institution Code: G74

Programme Codes:

  • Two-year accelerated, N200
  • Two-year extended (includes Year Zero), NN12
  • Three-year, NNC2
  • Three-year extended (includes Year Zero), NN1F

Registration and enrolment

Once we receive your application form and supporting documents, we will assess your application and if successful, we will issue you an acceptance letter and a fee statement detailing your enrolment date, programme cost and duration.

You should arrive for enrolment on the date specified in your acceptance letter, at your chosen GSM London campus. Please note that international students will be asked to pay a percentage of tuition fees on or before enrolment.