Business Management and Sustainability

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BA (Hons)

Key facts

UCAS code:
N243
UCAS code:
N249
UCAS code:
N244
UCAS code:
N246
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time
Study option:
Full-time, two-year accelerated
Study option:
Full-time, with a foundation year
Study option:
Full-time, with a placement year
Study option:
Part-time
Study option:
Part-time, with a foundation year
Duration:
3 Years
Duration:
2 Years
Duration:
4 Years
Duration:
4 Years
Duration:
6 Years
Duration:
8 Years
Start date:
27 September 2021

Immersive learning

Study using the intuitive block learning method, and focus on one module at a time

Outstanding facilities

Take advantage of a network of business facilities, including the brand-new £40m Catalyst building

Make connections

Take advantage of professional networks and guaranteed work experience opportunities during your course

Become a responsible leader of global business.

Do you want to be at the forefront of modern enterprise? Our BA (Hons) Business Management and Sustainability course challenges the traditional interpretations of enterprise and will open your mind to a broad range of contemporary themes in business. Our emphasis on ethical business and sustainability will position you to create long-lasting value for your organisation and you will learn the practical skills needed to become a responsible business leader. 

At Staffordshire Business School, we provide a streamlined teaching method, allowing you to focus on one module at a time. To allow true immersion in each stage of your learning, you will study one topic over a five-week period and receive your results before starting the next module. Our approach focuses on individual skills and will develop your expertise as an independent learner and problem solver, preparing you for a fast-paced, focused career in business.

Do you want to be at the forefront of modern enterprise? Our BA (Hons) Business Management and Sustainability course challenges the traditional interpretations of enterprise and will open your mind to a broad range of contemporary themes in business. Our emphasis on ethical business and sustainability will position you to create long-lasting value for your organisation and you will learn the practical skills needed to become a responsible business leader. 

At Staffordshire Business School, we provide a streamlined teaching method, allowing you to focus on one module at a time. To allow true immersion in each stage of your learning, you will study one topic over a five-week period and receive your results before starting the next module. Our approach focuses on individual skills and will develop your expertise as an independent learner and problem solver, preparing you for a fast-paced, focused career in business.

Do you want to be at the forefront of modern enterprise? Our BA (Hons) Business Management and Sustainability course challenges the traditional interpretations of enterprise and will open your mind to a broad range of contemporary themes in business. Our emphasis on ethical business and sustainability will position you to create long-lasting value for your organisation and you will learn the practical skills needed to become a responsible business leader. 

At Staffordshire Business School, we provide a streamlined teaching method, allowing you to focus on one module at a time. To allow true immersion in each stage of your learning, you will study one topic over a five-week period and receive your results before starting the next module. Our approach focuses on individual skills and will develop your expertise as an independent learner and problem solver, preparing you for a fast-paced, focused career in business.

Do you want to be at the forefront of modern enterprise? Our BA (Hons) Business Management and Sustainability course challenges the traditional interpretations of enterprise and will open your mind to a broad range of contemporary themes in business. Our emphasis on ethical business and sustainability will position you to create long-lasting value for your organisation and you will learn the practical skills needed to become a responsible business leader. 

At Staffordshire Business School, we provide a streamlined teaching method, allowing you to focus on one module at a time. To allow true immersion in each stage of your learning, you will study one topic over a five-week period and receive your results before starting the next module. Our approach focuses on individual skills and will develop your expertise as an independent learner and problem solver, preparing you for a fast-paced, focused career in business.

Do you want to be at the forefront of modern enterprise? Our BA (Hons) Business Management and Sustainability course challenges the traditional interpretations of enterprise and will open your mind to a broad range of contemporary themes in business. Our emphasis on ethical business and sustainability will position you to create long-lasting value for your organisation and you will learn the practical skills needed to become a responsible business leader. 

At Staffordshire Business School, we provide a streamlined teaching method, allowing you to focus on one module at a time. To allow true immersion in each stage of your learning, you will study one topic over a five-week period and receive your results before starting the next module. Our approach focuses on individual skills and will develop your expertise as an independent learner and problem solver, preparing you for a fast-paced, focused career in business.

Do you want to be at the forefront of modern enterprise? Our BA (Hons) Business Management and Sustainability course challenges the traditional interpretations of enterprise and will open your mind to a broad range of contemporary themes in business. Our emphasis on ethical business and sustainability will position you to create long-lasting value for your organisation and you will learn the practical skills needed to become a responsible business leader. 

At Staffordshire Business School, we provide a streamlined teaching method, allowing you to focus on one module at a time. To allow true immersion in each stage of your learning, you will study one topic over a five-week period and receive your results before starting the next module. Our approach focuses on individual skills and will develop your expertise as an independent learner and problem solver, preparing you for a fast-paced, focused career in business.

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

Students will also graduate with a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership.

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

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

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

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

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

Work placements

Staffordshire Business School has an established history of using our strong links with industry to secure placements for our students, and our courses offer you the flexibility to undertake either a short 5-week placement to get a taste of the workforce, or an immersive 1-year placement.

Course content

You will be taught via a combination of lectures, tutorials, industry visits and independent study. A typical 20 credit module will include a week of moderated online preparation, three weeks of class where you will attend campus (a combination of physically and virtually), usually for no more than two consecutive days per week for lectures, tutorials and other activities, and one week for revision and assessment.

At Staffordshire University we place great emphasis on preparing you for the careers of the future, and as a student at Staffordshire Business School you will study the full spectrum of contemporary management and finance. You will use resources including books, journals and digital databases, social media resource banks and more to immerse yourself in each discipline and you will be challenged to picture what the business landscape of the future will be.

Below is an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules

The Future of Work (20 Credits)

Business and industry are ever-changing, and staying ahead of the game is critical to success. In this module, you will explore the importance of innovation in addressing climate change and other societal challenges and how the rise of digital technologies will change the future of work practices and various business sectors.

Data and Decision Making (20 Credits)

Data is the currency of the 21st century. In this module, you will explore the increasingly pervasive role of data in society, and how organisations can capture and leverage data to better understand consumer preferences, tailor communication, anticipate changes in external environments and manage risk and uncertainty.

Global Challenges and Opportunities (20 Credits)

Success can be found in the current economic and political climate. In this module, you will explore the ethical and unethical anomalies in our contemporary global political and economic system, and how they can provide both challenges and opportunities in modern business.

Risk and Reward (20 Credits)

Without risk, there is often no reward. In this module, you will explore the evolution and nature of financial markets and their susceptibility to shock. You will gain a solid foundation in the concepts of risk and return, portfolio theory and basic budgeting.

Social Enterprise (20 Credits)

Community and reputation are everything in the modern world of business. In his module, you will focus on your creativity and innovation and identify entrepreneurial opportunities that will form the basis of a socially responsible business idea or intervention.

The Balance of Power (20 Credits)

In this module you will explore how markets have evolved and how they will continue to evolve, and the role businesses and governments have in ensuring the sustainability of our planet for future generations.

Year 2 compulsory modules

The Business of Doing Good (20 Credits)

Most businesses create or destroy value. In this module, you will explore how to create a business that makes money, but at the same time makes the world a better place.

Governance and Climate Change (20 Credits)

Responding to climate change requires intervention the scale of which we have never seen. This module explores the role of governance in organisations in responding to this global challenge.

Sustainable Business Development (20 Credits)

To be sustainable, you must challenge the current perception of value chains. In this module, you will explore ways in which businesses and organisations can work together in responding to consumer preferences for ethically produced goods and services, changes in global supply chains and the growing use of digital technologies in everyday life.

Business Creativity and Innovation (20 Credits)

Succeed in creating something new in future business. In this module, you will develop your capability for creativity and innovation, exploring the boundaries typical of modern business and how they can be overcome to position organisations for future growth.

Year 3 compulsory modules

Leadership Strategy and Social Impact (20 Credits)

In a sustainable society courageous leadership is essential when balancing the needs of firms, stakeholders and the environment. In this module, you will explore the legal and ethical challenges leaders face whilst maintaining a profitable business.

Innovative Change Management (20 Credits)

Disruption is at the heart of the 4th industrial revolution. In this module, you will explore the dynamics of organisational change and how firms can leverage innovative business models to compete in a world more mindful of its natural environment.

Consultancy Project (40 Credits)

Teamwork can be the key to success. This module is the culmination of your programme of study, where you will work alongside other Business School students to identify and address a contemporary issue faced by a real organisation.

You will be taught via a combination of lectures, tutorials, industry visits and independent study. A typical 20 credit module will include a week of moderated online preparation, three weeks of class where you will attend campus (a combination of physically and virtually), usually for no more than two consecutive days per week for lectures, tutorials and other activities, and one week for revision and assessment.

At Staffordshire University we place great emphasis on preparing you for the careers of the future, and as a student at Staffordshire Business School you will study the full spectrum of contemporary management and finance. You will use resources including books, journals and digital databases, social media resource banks and more to immerse yourself in each discipline and you will be challenged to picture what the business landscape of the future will be.

Below is an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules

The Future of Work (20 Credits)

Business and industry are ever-changing, and staying ahead of the game is critical to success. In this module, you will explore the importance of innovation in addressing climate change and other societal challenges and how the rise of digital technologies will change the future of work practices and various business sectors.

Data and Decision Making (20 Credits)

Data is the currency of the 21st century. In this module, you will explore the increasingly pervasive role of data in society, and how organisations can capture and leverage data to better understand consumer preferences, tailor communication, anticipate changes in external environments and manage risk and uncertainty.

Global Challenges and Opportunities (20 Credits)

Success can be found in the current economic and political climate. In this module, you will explore the ethical and unethical anomalies in our contemporary global political and economic system, and how they can provide both challenges and opportunities in modern business.

Risk and Reward (20 Credits)

Without risk, there is often no reward. In this module, you will explore the evolution and nature of financial markets and their susceptibility to shock. You will gain a solid foundation in the concepts of risk and return, portfolio theory and basic budgeting.

Social Enterprise (20 Credits)

Community and reputation are everything in the modern world of business. In his module, you will focus on your creativity and innovation and identify entrepreneurial opportunities that will form the basis of a socially responsible business idea or intervention.

The Balance of Power (20 Credits)

In this module you will explore how markets have evolved and how they will continue to evolve, and the role businesses and governments have in ensuring the sustainability of our planet for future generations.

Business Creativity and Innovation (20 Credits)

Succeed in creating something new in future business. In this module, you will develop your capability for creativity and innovation, exploring the boundaries typical of modern business and how they can be overcome to position organisations for future growth.

Sustainable Business Development (20 Credits)

To be sustainable, you must challenge the current perception of value chains. In this module, you will explore ways in which businesses and organisations can work together in responding to consumer preferences for ethically produced goods and services, changes in global supply chains and the growing use of digital technologies in everyday life.


Year 2 compulsory modules

The Business of Doing Good (20 Credits)

Most businesses create or destroy value. In this module, you will explore how to create a business that makes money, but at the same time makes the world a better place.

Governance and Climate Change (20 Credits)

Responding to climate change requires intervention the scale of which we have never seen. This module explores the role of governance in organisations in responding to this global challenge.

Leadership Strategy and Social Impact (20 Credits)

In a sustainable society courageous leadership is essential when balancing the needs of firms, stakeholders and the environment. In this module, you will explore the legal and ethical challenges leaders face whilst maintaining a profitable business.

Innovative Change Management (20 Credits)

Disruption is at the heart of the 4th industrial revolution. In this module, you will explore the dynamics of organisational change and how firms can leverage innovative business models to compete in a world more mindful of its natural environment.

Consultancy Project (40 Credits)

Teamwork can be the key to success. This module is the culmination of your programme of study, where you will work alongside other Business School students to identify and address a contemporary issue faced by a real organisation.

You will be taught via a combination of lectures, tutorials, industry visits and independent study. A typical 20 credit module will include a week of moderated online preparation, three weeks of class where you will attend campus (a combination of physically and virtually), usually for no more than two consecutive days per week for lectures, tutorials and other activities, and one week for revision and assessment.

At Staffordshire University we place great emphasis on preparing you for the careers of the future, and as a student at Staffordshire Business School you will study the full spectrum of contemporary management and finance. You will use resources including books, journals and digital databases, social media resource banks and more to immerse yourself in each discipline and you will be challenged to picture what the business landscape of the future will be.

Below is an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Foundation Year

Communication in the Digital Age

Communication is a key personality trait that builds impression and aids the development of relationships. In this module, you will develop the oral, written and digital communication skills required in modern business.

Managing People for Planet and Profit

Social responsibility is a critical element of modern business. In this module, you will develop your understanding of sustainable management practices in the workplace and in the wider context of organisations.

Business Performance

Analysing and reporting on success and failures is key to business growth. In this module, you will learn the fundamental mathematical tools used in business and economics and how these are critical for business success.

External Business Environments

Immerse yourself in your audience and surroundings. In this module, you will consider the external business environment and the impact of competition, cultural demographics, environmental issues and concepts of free and fair trade and what this means for business.

Business Simulation Project (40 credits)

Be a part of the enterprise. In this module, you will use business simulation tools to explore the dynamics of a modern enterprise and learn about your capacity to manage and innovate in your chosen field. This module is the culmination of your foundation year and will equip you with the skills required for you to manage in business or proceed onto further academic study.

Year 1 compulsory modules

The Future of Work (20 Credits)

Business and industry are ever-changing, and staying ahead of the game is critical to success. In this module, you will explore the importance of innovation in addressing climate change and other societal challenges and how the rise of digital technologies will change the future of work practices and various business sectors.

Data and Decision Making (20 Credits)

Data is the currency of the 21st century. In this module, you will explore the increasingly pervasive role of data in society, and how organisations can capture and leverage data to better understand consumer preferences, tailor communication, anticipate changes in external environments and manage risk and uncertainty.

Global Challenges and Opportunities (20 Credits)

Success can be found in the current economic and political climate. In this module, you will explore the ethical and unethical anomalies in our contemporary global political and economic system, and how they can provide both challenges and opportunities in modern business.

Risk and Reward (20 Credits)

Without risk, there is often no reward. In this module, you will explore the evolution and nature of financial markets and their susceptibility to shock. You will gain a solid foundation in the concepts of risk and return, portfolio theory and basic budgeting.

Social Enterprise (20 Credits)

Community and reputation are everything in the modern world of business. In his module, you will focus on your creativity and innovation and identify entrepreneurial opportunities that will form the basis of a socially responsible business idea or intervention.

The Balance of Power (20 Credits)

In this module you will explore how markets have evolved and how they will continue to evolve, and the role businesses and governments have in ensuring the sustainability of our planet for future generations.

Year 2 compulsory modules

The Business of Doing Good (20 Credits)

Most businesses create or destroy value. In this module, you will explore how to create a business that makes money, but at the same time makes the world a better place.

Governance and Climate Change (20 Credits)

Responding to climate change requires intervention the scale of which we have never seen. This module explores the role of governance in organisations in responding to this global challenge.

Sustainable Business Development (20 Credits)

To be sustainable, you must challenge the current perception of value chains. In this module, you will explore ways in which businesses and organisations can work together in responding to consumer preferences for ethically produced goods and services, changes in global supply chains and the growing use of digital technologies in everyday life.

Business Creativity and Innovation (20 Credits)

Succeed in creating something new in future business. In this module, you will develop your capability for creativity and innovation, exploring the boundaries typical of modern business and how they can be overcome to position organisations for future growth.

Year 3 compulsory modules

Leadership Strategy and Social Impact (20 Credits)

In a sustainable society courageous leadership is essential when balancing the needs of firms, stakeholders and the environment. In this module, you will explore the legal and ethical challenges leaders face whilst maintaining a profitable business.

Innovative Change Management (20 Credits)

Disruption is at the heart of the 4th industrial revolution. In this module, you will explore the dynamics of organisational change and how firms can leverage innovative business models to compete in a world more mindful of its natural environment.

Consultancy Project (40 Credits)

Teamwork can be the key to success. This module is the culmination of your programme of study, where you will work alongside other Business School students to identify and address a contemporary issue faced by a real organisation.

You will be taught via a combination of lectures, tutorials, industry visits and independent study. A typical 20 credit module will include a week of moderated online preparation, three weeks of class where you will attend campus (a combination of physically and virtually), usually for no more than two consecutive days per week for lectures, tutorials and other activities, and one week for revision and assessment.

At Staffordshire University we place great emphasis on preparing you for the careers of the future, and as a student at Staffordshire Business School you will study the full spectrum of contemporary management and finance. You will use resources including books, journals and digital databases, social media resource banks and more to immerse yourself in each discipline and you will be challenged to picture what the business landscape of the future will be.

Below is an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules

The Future of Work (20 Credits)

Business and industry are ever-changing, and staying ahead of the game is critical to success. In this module, you will explore the importance of innovation in addressing climate change and other societal challenges and how the rise of digital technologies will change the future of work practices and various business sectors.

Data and Decision Making (20 Credits)

Data is the currency of the 21st century. In this module, you will explore the increasingly pervasive role of data in society, and how organisations can capture and leverage data to better understand consumer preferences, tailor communication, anticipate changes in external environments and manage risk and uncertainty.

Global Challenges and Opportunities (20 Credits)

Success can be found in the current economic and political climate. In this module, you will explore the ethical and unethical anomalies in our contemporary global political and economic system, and how they can provide both challenges and opportunities in modern business.

Risk and Reward (20 Credits)

Without risk, there is often no reward. In this module, you will explore the evolution and nature of financial markets and their susceptibility to shock. You will gain a solid foundation in the concepts of risk and return, portfolio theory and basic budgeting.

Social Enterprise (20 Credits)

Community and reputation are everything in the modern world of business. In his module, you will focus on your creativity and innovation and identify entrepreneurial opportunities that will form the basis of a socially responsible business idea or intervention.

The Balance of Power (20 Credits)

In this module you will explore how markets have evolved and how they will continue to evolve, and the role businesses and governments have in ensuring the sustainability of our planet for future generations.

Year 2 compulsory modules

The Business of Doing Good (20 Credits)

Most businesses create or destroy value. In this module, you will explore how to create a business that makes money, but at the same time makes the world a better place.

Governance and Climate Change (20 Credits)

Responding to climate change requires intervention the scale of which we have never seen. This module explores the role of governance in organisations in responding to this global challenge.

Sustainable Business Development (20 Credits)

To be sustainable, you must challenge the current perception of value chains. In this module, you will explore ways in which businesses and organisations can work together in responding to consumer preferences for ethically produced goods and services, changes in global supply chains and the growing use of digital technologies in everyday life.

Business Creativity and Innovation (20 Credits)

Succeed in creating something new in future business. In this module, you will develop your capability for creativity and innovation, exploring the boundaries typical of modern business and how they can be overcome to position organisations for future growth.

Year 3 compulsory modules

Leadership Strategy and Social Impact (20 Credits)

In a sustainable society courageous leadership is essential when balancing the needs of firms, stakeholders and the environment. In this module, you will explore the legal and ethical challenges leaders face whilst maintaining a profitable business.

Innovative Change Management (20 Credits)

Disruption is at the heart of the 4th industrial revolution. In this module, you will explore the dynamics of organisational change and how firms can leverage innovative business models to compete in a world more mindful of its natural environment.

Consultancy Project (40 Credits)

Teamwork can be the key to success. This module is the culmination of your programme of study, where you will work alongside other Business School students to identify and address a contemporary issue faced by a real organisation.

You will be taught via a combination of lectures, tutorials, industry visits and independent study. A typical 20 credit module will include a week of moderated online preparation, three weeks of class where you will attend campus (a combination of physically and virtually), usually for no more than two consecutive days per week for lectures, tutorials and other activities, and one week for revision and assessment.

At Staffordshire University we place great emphasis on preparing you for the careers of the future, and as a student at Staffordshire Business School you will study the full spectrum of contemporary management and finance. You will use resources including books, journals and digital databases, social media resource banks and more to immerse yourself in each discipline and you will be challenged to picture what the business landscape of the future will be.

Below is an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules

The Future of Work (20 Credits)

Business and industry are ever-changing, and staying ahead of the game is critical to success. In this module, you will explore the importance of innovation in addressing climate change and other societal challenges and how the rise of digital technologies will change the future of work practices and various business sectors.

Data and Decision Making (20 Credits)

Data is the currency of the 21st century. In this module, you will explore the increasingly pervasive role of data in society, and how organisations can capture and leverage data to better understand consumer preferences, tailor communication, anticipate changes in external environments and manage risk and uncertainty.

Risk and Reward (20 Credits)

Without risk, there is often no reward. In this module, you will explore the evolution and nature of financial markets and their susceptibility to shock. You will gain a solid foundation in the concepts of risk and return, portfolio theory and basic budgeting.

Social Enterprise (20 Credits)

Community and reputation are everything in the modern world of business. In his module, you will focus on your creativity and innovation and identify entrepreneurial opportunities that will form the basis of a socially responsible business idea or intervention.

Year 2 compulsory modules

Global Challenges and Opportunities (20 Credits)

Success can be found in the current economic and political climate. In this module, you will explore the ethical and unethical anomalies in our contemporary global political and economic system, and how they can provide both challenges and opportunities in modern business.

The Balance of Power (20 Credits)

In this module you will explore how markets have evolved and how they will continue to evolve, and the role businesses and governments have in ensuring the sustainability of our planet for future generations.

Year 3 compulsory modules

The Business of Doing Good (20 Credits)

Most businesses create or destroy value. In this module, you will explore how to create a business that makes money, but at the same time makes the world a better place.

Governance and Climate Change (20 Credits)

Responding to climate change requires intervention the scale of which we have never seen. This module explores the role of governance in organisations in responding to this global challenge.

Sustainable Business Development (20 Credits)

To be sustainable, you must challenge the current perception of value chains. In this module, you will explore ways in which businesses and organisations can work together in responding to consumer preferences for ethically produced goods and services, changes in global supply chains and the growing use of digital technologies in everyday life.

Business Creativity and Innovation (20 Credits)

Succeed in creating something new in future business. In this module, you will develop your capability for creativity and innovation, exploring the boundaries typical of modern business and how they can be overcome to position organisations for future growth.

Year 4 compulsory modules

Leadership Strategy and Social Impact (20 Credits)

In a sustainable society courageous leadership is essential when balancing the needs of firms, stakeholders and the environment. In this module, you will explore the legal and ethical challenges leaders face whilst maintaining a profitable business.

Innovative Change Management (20 Credits)

Disruption is at the heart of the 4th industrial revolution. In this module, you will explore the dynamics of organisational change and how firms can leverage innovative business models to compete in a world more mindful of its natural environment.

Consultancy Project (40 Credits)

Teamwork can be the key to success. This module is the culmination of your programme of study, where you will work alongside other Business School students to identify and address a contemporary issue faced by a real organisation.

You will be taught via a combination of lectures, tutorials, industry visits and independent study. A typical 20 credit module will include a week of moderated online preparation, three weeks of class where you will attend campus (a combination of physically and virtually), usually for no more than two consecutive days per week for lectures, tutorials and other activities, and one week for revision and assessment.

At Staffordshire University we place great emphasis on preparing you for the careers of the future, and as a student at Staffordshire Business School you will study the full spectrum of contemporary management and finance. You will use resources including books, journals and digital databases, social media resource banks and more to immerse yourself in each discipline and you will be challenged to picture what the business landscape of the future will be.

Below is an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules

The Future of Work (20 Credits)

Business and industry are ever-changing, and staying ahead of the game is critical to success. In this module, you will explore the importance of innovation in addressing climate change and other societal challenges and how the rise of digital technologies will change the future of work practices and various business sectors.

Data and Decision Making (20 Credits)

Data is the currency of the 21st century. In this module, you will explore the increasingly pervasive role of data in society, and how organisations can capture and leverage data to better understand consumer preferences, tailor communication, anticipate changes in external environments and manage risk and uncertainty.

Global Challenges and Opportunities (20 Credits)

Success can be found in the current economic and political climate. In this module, you will explore the ethical and unethical anomalies in our contemporary global political and economic system, and how they can provide both challenges and opportunities in modern business.

Risk and Reward (20 Credits)

Without risk, there is often no reward. In this module, you will explore the evolution and nature of financial markets and their susceptibility to shock. You will gain a solid foundation in the concepts of risk and return, portfolio theory and basic budgeting.

Social Enterprise (20 Credits)

Community and reputation are everything in the modern world of business. In his module, you will focus on your creativity and innovation and identify entrepreneurial opportunities that will form the basis of a socially responsible business idea or intervention.

The Balance of Power (20 Credits)

In this module you will explore how markets have evolved and how they will continue to evolve, and the role businesses and governments have in ensuring the sustainability of our planet for future generations.

Year 2 compulsory modules

The Business of Doing Good (20 Credits)

Most businesses create or destroy value. In this module, you will explore how to create a business that makes money, but at the same time makes the world a better place.

Governance and Climate Change (20 Credits)

Responding to climate change requires intervention the scale of which we have never seen. This module explores the role of governance in organisations in responding to this global challenge.

Sustainable Business Development (20 Credits)

To be sustainable, you must challenge the current perception of value chains. In this module, you will explore ways in which businesses and organisations can work together in responding to consumer preferences for ethically produced goods and services, changes in global supply chains and the growing use of digital technologies in everyday life.

Business Creativity and Innovation (20 Credits)

Succeed in creating something new in future business. In this module, you will develop your capability for creativity and innovation, exploring the boundaries typical of modern business and how they can be overcome to position organisations for future growth.

Year 3 compulsory modules

Leadership Strategy and Social Impact (20 Credits)

In a sustainable society courageous leadership is essential when balancing the needs of firms, stakeholders and the environment. In this module, you will explore the legal and ethical challenges leaders face whilst maintaining a profitable business.

Innovative Change Management (20 Credits)

Disruption is at the heart of the 4th industrial revolution. In this module, you will explore the dynamics of organisational change and how firms can leverage innovative business models to compete in a world more mindful of its natural environment.

Consultancy Project (40 Credits)

Teamwork can be the key to success. This module is the culmination of your programme of study, where you will work alongside other Business School students to identify and address a contemporary issue faced by a real organisation.

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Business Management and Sustainability

Business Management and Sustainability

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Entry requirements

  • Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC
  • BTEC: National Diploma DMM
  • Typical UCAS Offer: 120 points
  • A levels: BBB
  • BTEC: National Diploma DDM
  • Typical UCAS Offer: 48 points
  • A levels: A, DD, EEE
  • BTEC: PPP
  • Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC
  • BTEC: National Diploma DMM
  • Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points
  • A levels: BBC
  • BTEC: National Diploma DMM
  • Typical UCAS Offer: 48 points
  • A levels: A, DD, EEE
  • BTEC: PPP

We understand that you might have experienced a challenging run up to higher education and may have not met the entry requirements as listed. If this is the case don’t worry, contact us and our team of expert advisors can guide you through the next stages of application, or help you find the perfect course for your needs.

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Facilities

Breakout Spaces

Comfy, bright and airy social spaces where students can meet up to discuss group projects, share innovative thinking or network with academic staff and visitors.

Teaching Spaces

A variety of teaching spaces to accommodate different teaching and learning styles, ranging from big 250-seater lecture theatres to cabaret style seminar spaces for teaching in the round.

Careers

Business sustainability is increasingly high on the agenda of the modern organisation. This course offers a wide range of career options and with a Degree in Business Management and Sustainability you may you may find yourself pursuing a career as a...

  • Business Sustainability Manager
  • Business Sustainability Analyst
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Sustainability Implementation Specialist
  • Environmental Planner
  • Sustainability Analyst
  • Economic Development Specialist
Staffordshire University Business School Alumni Experience

Staffordshire University Business School Alumni Experience

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Jess Oliver, Staffordshire Business School graduate, talks about the benefits of studying at Staffs.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

Assessment

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying. The primary methods of assessment are coursework and evaluative assignments, digital portfolio development, in-class tests, presentations (both individual and group) and examinations. Most modules include a Tutorial Assessment, which carry a weighting of around 10% and your attendance and participation in class will be reflected in the awarded mark.

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying. The primary methods of assessment are coursework and evaluative assignments, digital portfolio development, in-class tests, presentations (both individual and group) and examinations. Most modules include a Tutorial Assessment, which carry a weighting of around 10% and your attendance and participation in class will be reflected in the awarded mark.

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying. The primary methods of assessment are coursework and evaluative assignments, digital portfolio development, in-class tests, presentations (both individual and group) and examinations. Most modules include a Tutorial Assessment, which carry a weighting of around 10% and your attendance and participation in class will be reflected in the awarded mark.

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying. The primary methods of assessment are coursework and evaluative assignments, digital portfolio development, in-class tests, presentations (both individual and group) and examinations. Most modules include a Tutorial Assessment, which carry a weighting of around 10% and your attendance and participation in class will be reflected in the awarded mark.

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying. The primary methods of assessment are coursework and evaluative assignments, digital portfolio development, in-class tests, presentations (both individual and group) and examinations. Most modules include a Tutorial Assessment, which carry a weighting of around 10% and your attendance and participation in class will be reflected in the awarded mark.

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying. The primary methods of assessment are coursework and evaluative assignments, digital portfolio development, in-class tests, presentations (both individual and group) and examinations. Most modules include a Tutorial Assessment, which carry a weighting of around 10% and your attendance and participation in class will be reflected in the awarded mark.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our Student Inclusion Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations. 

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations. 

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations. 

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations. 

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations. 

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations. 

Year 1

18% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
82% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 2

18% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
82% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 3

14% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
86% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 1

12% practical exams
48% coursework
40% written exams

Year 2

12% practical exams
83% coursework
6% written exams

Year 3

22% practical exams
62% coursework
17% written exams

Staff

Storm Barratt

Course Director

Following a varied work background from setting up and running her own businesses to working for a global software company, Storm returned to University as a mature student completing an accelerated degree in Accounting and Finance.

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Bharati Singh

Senior Lecturer

Bharati is the Course Leader for the MBA and undergraduate Business Management and Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship courses. She teaches across the undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes within the Business School.

Bharati's profile

Dr Mohammad Wasim

Lecturer

Ali has industry experience in roles such as product management, brand management and operations. He joined Staffordshire University in 2017 after completing his PhD in Management. He is Deputy Award Leader for Undergraduate Business Management.

Mohammad's profile

Marzena Reszka

Lecturer

Marzena joined the Business School at Staffordshire University as a lecturer in Business Management and is currently teaching several modules and working towards her PhD research.

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Fees

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons)-Full-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 per year of study £14,000 per year of study

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons) Full-time, two-year accelerated
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £11,100 per year of study £14,000 per year of study

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons) Full-time, with a foundation year
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 for your first year subsequent years will be charged at the University standard rate £14,000 for your first year subsequent years will be charged at the University standard rate

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons) Full-time, with a placement year
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 per year of study £14,000 per year of study

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons) Part-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Part-time £4,620 per year of study

For the course starting on 27 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons) Part-time, with a foundation year
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Part-time £4,620 for your first year subsequent years will be charged at the University standard rate

UK and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

Included in tuition fees
Included in the fees:

Cost of assessment for Micro Credentials

Residential trip as part of the Business of Doing Good module

Registration fee for relevant professional body

Cost of assessment for Micro Credentials

Residential trip as part of the Business of Doing Good module

Registration fee for relevant professional body

Cost of assessment for Micro Credentials

Residential trip as part of the Business of Doing Good module

Registration fee for relevant professional body

Cost of assessment for Micro Credentials

Residential trip as part of the Business of Doing Good module

Registration fee for relevant professional body

Cost of assessment for Micro Credentials

Residential trip as part of the Business of Doing Good module

Registration fee for relevant professional body

Cost of assessment for Micro Credentials

Residential trip as part of the Business of Doing Good module

Registration fee for relevant professional body

Not included in tuition fees
Not included in the fees:

Any optional study trips

Travel to and from any work placements

Any optional study trips

Travel to and from any work placements

Any optional study trips

Travel to and from any work placements

Any optional study trips

Travel to and from any work placements

Any optional study trips

Travel to and from any work placements

Any optional study trips

Travel to and from any work placements

Accommodation and living costs
Accommodation and living costs

Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

For more information on accommodation and living costs, please see: Accommodation

Sources of financial support

If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained by visiting: www.gov.uk

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

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Location Award Study option Start date Apply Link
Stoke-on-Trent campus BA (Hons) Full-time 27 September 2021 Apply now

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Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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