Business Management (two-year accelerated)

BA (Hons)

Key facts


Stoke-on-Trent Campus

Mode of attendance: Full-time
Duration: 2 years full-time
UCAS code: N201
Academic year: 17 September 2018 – 14 June 2019
September 2019 – June 2020 (dates to be confirmed)


If you want an exciting career in a fast-paced world, working for yourself or a multinational company, our accelerated Business Management degree could be for you. This accelerated course allows you to complete a degree in just two years.

You’ll follow the same programme of study as students on the three-year degree. However, during the summer you’ll study through blended learning, which is a mixture of e-learning (10 weeks) and face-to-face tuition (2 weeks) – backed up with tutor support throughout.

We work with employers to constantly update our degree to make sure you leave with the right skills for a successful career. All of our tutors have vast experience of working in a variety of industries and bring all of their knowledge into the classroom. We've introduced new topics to make sure you leave with skills like a creative approach to problem solving; powerful decision making; persuasive written and oral communication; ability to interpret and use financial data; self-reliance, initiative, teamworking skills and the ability to manage time, projects and resources.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Business Management

Course content

Your first year modules will cover the main areas of business. You’ll consider how organisations make use of available resources, people, finance and materials, as well as how businesses respond to market requirements. Over your first summer semester, you'll then learn how to apply problem solving and decision making to a range of business situations.

The second year of the course will teach you about dealing with conflict and changing organisational cultures, to gain maximum effectiveness for the organisation. We also teach you economic principles and analytical skills, to make sure you know how to research markets, prepare reports and drive overall organisational success.

Just as the world of business is becoming more technologically adept, we make sure we are up-to-date in how we use technology to help you learn. Our courses use online learning platforms, interactive white boards, podcasts and social media, to make sure you leave with an awareness of all of the most hi-tech communication methods used in business.


This module map provides an indicative list of the modules that make up your course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. You must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course.

Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. You can always find the most up-to-date information about your modules and who is teaching them in our module catalogue.

Year 1

Semester 1
Module title
Business Agility Compulsory
Economics for Managers Compulsory
Management Accounting Compulsory
The Professional Toolkit Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
Human Capital Management Compulsory
Law for Managers Compulsory
Entrepreneurial Marketing Compulsory
The Professional Toolkit Compulsory
Semester 3
Module title
Global Supply Chain and Logistics Compulsory
BIg Data Compulsory
Advanced Professional Toolkit Compulsory
Work Placement Project Compulsory

Year 2

Semester 1
Module title
Consumer Behaviour Compulsory
Authentic Leadership Compulsory
Business Innovation and Creation Compulsory
Global Supply Chain and Logistics Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
Developing Collaborative Relationships Compulsory
Change and Transformation Compulsory
Maximising Business Opportunities Compulsory
Customer Experience Strategy (CX) Compulsory
Semester 3
Module title
Measuring Success Compulsory
Business Ethics Compulsory
Knowledge Exchange Project Compulsory

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

Your tutors are experienced practitioners who will bring real-life experiences to your learning using the most up-to-date skills and technologies.