BA (Hons)

Business & Management

3 years
September 2024
Foundation entry

Our BA (Hons) Business and Management degree aims to shape the next generation of inspiring leaders. Develop your understanding of how organisations operate and the importance of effective management.

Why study with us

  • 1st
    in the North West for graduate prospects (on track)
    Complete University Guide (Business and Management Studies)
  • 1st
    in the North West for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Business and Management Studies)
  • 6th
    in the UK for academic support
    National Student Survey (Management Studies) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • Top
    in the UK for overall positivity
    National Student Survey (Management Studies) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • Enjoy guest speaker events organised in conjunction with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
  • You'll have excellent opportunities for paid work experience and placements with industry-leading companies.
  • UCLan is the top university in the north of England for producing start-up businesses (Tide, 2021). Launch your own business with support from Propeller, our student enterprise service.

What you’ll do

  • You’ll get opportunity to work on live business briefs. Solve issues or capitalise and develop opportunities.
  • Take part in study exchanges throughout the world. This can be in any of the education institutions we have partnerships with.
  • Are you a budding entrepreneur? Take advantage of our enterprise support through Propeller. Our very own enterprise and innovation hub supports students to set up their own business.

A day in the life of a Business and Management student

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Brittany Shorrock – BA (Hons) Business and Management


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.

Get to know us

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Hear from our alumni

I have secured a project management role at a big global firm all I can thank is everyone at UCLan and also the support I received from all of the tutors. Everything from start to finish was exceptional.
Business student Robert Black in graduation cap and gown
Robert Black
Business & Management, BA (Hons)

Best Entrepreneurial University of the Year

We won Best Entrepreneurial University at the Educate North Awards 2023. This recognised our work with thousands of student start-ups and businesses in the North West.

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Academic expertise

Michael Summersall smiling in a grey shirt and glasses
Michael Summersall
Senior Lecturer
School of Business

Michael is an experienced academic with an extensive background in the Retail industry and knowledge across a range of sectors including Fashion and Grocery. Industry experience with a range of retailers at shopfloor and head office level to support with bringing practical and r…

Barrie Roberts
Lecturer in Business
School of Business

Barrie teaches in the subject area of "Digital" looking at Business and the use of transformations and the use of digital literacies. Barrie has recently completed his MBA and has interests in Strategy, Leadership and Technology to help businesses gain an advantage on their compe…

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I love that the majority of tutors that teach on the course have real life experience of the subject that they are teaching.
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Matthew Clarke
BA (Hons) Business & Management
United Kingdom

Entrepreneurs in Residence

Our Entrepreneurs in Residence bring you real-world expertise and entrepreneurial practice. They contribute to teaching, learning and employability.

Industry links

  • We've been awarded the Small Business Charter (SBC) in recognition of our commitment to supporting student entrepreneurship, small businesses and the local economy. The SBC is an award for the UK’s world-class business schools.

Future careers in business and management

We develop graduates to become highly employable and have strong entrepreneurial skills.

With an equal focus on business and management, you’ll be ready to succeed in a range of business degree jobs. From industry, commerce, the public sector and non-profit making organisations.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

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.


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