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GCU - Glasgow School for Business and Society BA (Hons) in Business Management
GCU - Glasgow School for Business and Society

BA (Hons) in Business Management

Glasgow, United Kingdom

4 Years


Full time

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GBP 1,820 / per year *


* Home/EU students; £9250 RUK students; £11,500 International students


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Accredited by: EPAS CIM

There is a growing need for graduates who have a strong foundation across the disciplines of both business and management, coupled with practical experience. This EPAS and CMI accredited programme provides a broad knowledge-base and understanding of managing organizations across local and international contexts.

The initial years of this programme will provide a broad business and management curriculum including financial management, international economics, marketing, human resource management, and law, from both the UK and international perspective.

As the programme progresses there will be a greater emphasis on strategy, leadership, managing people and operations, entrepreneurship and innovation and technology management.

A key feature of the programme is the development of employability skills, encompassing communication, teamwork, problem-solving and leadership skills, through specialist modules including the option to learn a language and undertake a year-long placement in Year 3 (not direct entry students).

International Student Start Dates

For new international students, orientation events start on 14 September 2018. This extra time is specifically designed to assist new international students in settling into the UK and GCU prior to the start of general student induction and teaching.

There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus and city tours, as well as welcome events where you can meet other international students.

EPAS Accredited

BA(Hons) Business Management is accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development Programme Accreditation Scheme (EPAS).

Benchmarked against international standards, GCU is one of just 69 institutions worldwide to achieve EPAS accreditation. The university was commended by EPAS for its exceptional commitment to the ethics, responsibility, and sustainability (ERS) agenda. This endorsement provides our graduates with an assurance that their qualification is among the best in the world.

HM Forces

In partnership with HM Forces, GCU has identified this programme is being particularly suited to military and ex-military men and women. Visit the HM Forces Careers Zone for more information on the services we provide.

Language Option

You can choose to study a language at each level of this degree. GCU offers modules in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese from beginners to professional level. You can also choose Mandarin at the beginners level.

International Study Exchange

Instead of choosing the work-based placement in 3rd year, you can decide to study abroad for part or the whole of Year 3 at one of our partner universities in Europe, Canada, USA, Australia or Latin America.

Assessment Methods

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.

Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.

Teaching Methods

The learning and teaching methods we use to ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centered, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers. We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.

In addition to the traditional lecture, seminar and workshop formats, we adopt a multi-platform approach to learning that offers access to a wide range of resources including podcasts, webinars (internet-based seminars), discussion boards and independent (including web-based) study.

Our approach to learning provides a balance between knowledge transfer, knowledge exchange, the co-and creation of knowledge based on interaction with peers, academics, and business leaders. We expect students to adopt an active stance to their own learning, and that of others.



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