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BA (Hons)

Business Management

Chartered Manager - Level 6
4 years
September 2024
Blended learning

If you want to be a Chartered Manager and take responsibility for people, projects, operations or services, the Business Management Degree Apprenticeship is for you.

Why study with us

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  • 6th
    in the UK for academic support
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  • Our Management studies courses are ranked in the top 10 in the UK for assessment and feedback – National Student Survey (NSS) 2022.
  • Modules will give you a broad grounding in contemporary business and management, and with assessments being focused on your workplace, giving you the flexibility to make this a bespoke learning experience which will be valued by your employer.
  • Accelerate your career as a professional.

Why choose a Degree Apprenticeship?

With a Degree Apprenticeship you get a great qualification and a career boost. It’s the perfect opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge through work-based learning, as you earn.

You’ll grow and nurture your talent through the forward-thinking businesses we collaborate with to offer a Degree Apprenticeship.

Who is this course for?

This programme is for professional managers in the private, public or third sector, of all sizes. You may be a Management Trainee, Manager, Head of Department, Operations Manager or someone with management potential recognised who will have management responsibilities in the future.

What you'll do

  • You’ll develop and hone your skills through live projects, designed with the employer to meet their business needs, culminating with a business improvement project that could change the way the organisation works.
  • From the start, there’s is a strong focus on developing your employability and lifelong learning skills with personal development planning and developing self and others.
  • Through later modules you’ll apply project management, communication, strategy and leadership skills through the application of frameworks in practice.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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I've studied modules in HR, finance, marketing, operations and digital tech and they have all been really beneficial because I have been able to put the theory straight into the business.
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BA (Hons) Business Management Degree Apprenticeship
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Professional qualifications

You’ll need English and Maths - at a minimum of Level 2 by the end of the course.

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

  • Degree Apprentice Care Leaver Bursary

    We offer a range of support and services to help all apprentices, but you may need a little extra assistance if you have been in Local Authority care and don’t have support from your parents. Find out more about our Care Leaver Bursary for our Degree Apprentice students.

    Find out more about Degree Apprentice Care Leaver Bursary

Information for employers

An apprentice is employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week at one of our campuses or training centres.

This course meets Apprenticeship Standards and your apprentice will have the knowledge and skills to either succeed in their chosen career or progress to the next apprenticeship level.

Benefits to the employer

  • The programme is a great way to address skills and knowledge gaps in your workforce, and retain and attract staff who want opportunities for professional development through a high-quality degree.
  • The Degree Apprenticeship enhances the learner’s intellectual and transferable skills through an academically rigorous programme of study; it encourages engagement in business and management research in general.
  • You’ll be developing the ability of learners to take responsibility for people, projects, operations and/or services to deliver positive impact in organisations.

This course is based in the School of Business

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at the University of Central Lancashire on our student contract page