Business Management and Sustainability

at CECOS College - Birmingham

Study options

Award

BA (Hons)

Key facts

UCAS code:
N243
UCAS code:
N248
UCAS code:
N244
UCAS code:
N250
Location:
CECOS College - Birmingham
Location:
CECOS College - Birmingham
Location:
CECOS College - Birmingham
Location:
CECOS College - Birmingham
Study option:
Full-time
Study option:
Full-time
Study option:
Full-time, with a foundation year
Study option:
Full-time, with a foundation year
Duration:
3 Years
Duration:
3 Years
Duration:
4 Years
Duration:
4 Years

Network while you study

Meet expert academics and likeminded students in the business sector

Practice and theory

Combine theoretical and academic study to get a fully rounded management experience

Expert academics

Study under academics with real-world experience in business

In partnership with CECOS College London, we’re offering you the chance to study our BA (Hons) Business Management and Sustainability, and launch your career with a degree in the modern business environment.

Do you want to be at the forefront of modern enterprise? The 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.

The 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.The course provides 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? The 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.

The 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.The course provides 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? The 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.

The 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.The course provides 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? The 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.

The 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.The course provides 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

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

Course content

During your 3-year degree, you will study the foundational elements of business management, and then further build your expertise as the course moves forward.

In your first year you will explore tomorrow’s business in our The Future of Work and The Balance of Power modules, learning skills, techniques, as well as the ethical and sustainable considerations that are at the forefront of evolving industries, leading onto current economic and political environments in our Global Challenges and Opportunities module. You will also study modules on Data and Decision Making, Risk and Reward, and Social Enterprise improving your practical management skills, and offering insights on the 21st Century opportunities afforded by modern technologies.

In your second year you will delve deeper into the creation of sustainable business models in our Business Creativity and Innovation module, while gaining an expertise of the environmental factors that effect modern businesses in our Governance and Climate Change module. You will also broaden your knowledge of ethical and moral wealth generation in The Business of Doing Good, and learn to build a future proof business in our Sustainable Business Development module.

Your final year will see the culmination of your studies, giving you the expert knowledge and practical management skills in our Leadership Strategy and social Impact, and Innovative Change Management modules. You will end your studies with a large-scale Consultancy Project, where you will work alongside other students to identify and address a contemporary issue faced by a real organisation.

During your 3-year degree, you will study the foundational elements of business management, and then further build your expertise as the course moves forward.

In your first year you will explore tomorrow’s business in our The Future of Work and The Balance of Power modules, learning skills, techniques, as well as the ethical and sustainable considerations that are at the forefront of evolving industries, leading onto current economic and political environments in our Global Challenges and Opportunities module. You will also study modules on Data and Decision Making, Risk and Reward, and Social Enterprise improving your practical management skills, and offering insights on the 21st Century opportunities afforded by modern technologies.

In your second year you will delve deeper into the creation of sustainable business models in our Business Creativity and Innovation module, while gaining an expertise of the environmental factors that effect modern businesses in our Governance and Climate Change module. You will also broaden your knowledge of ethical and moral wealth generation in The Business of Doing Good, and learn to build a future proof business in our Sustainable Business Development module.

Your final year will see the culmination of your studies, giving you the expert knowledge and practical management skills in our Leadership Strategy and social Impact, and Innovative Change Management modules. You will end your studies with a large-scale Consultancy Project, where you will work alongside other students to identify and address a contemporary issue faced by a real organisation.

During your 3-year degree, you will study the foundational elements of business management, and then further build your expertise as the course moves forward.

In your first year you will explore tomorrow’s business in our The Future of Work and The Balance of Power modules, learning skills, techniques, as well as the ethical and sustainable considerations that are at the forefront of evolving industries, leading onto current economic and political environments in our Global Challenges and Opportunities module. You will also study modules on Data and Decision Making, Risk and Reward, and Social Enterprise improving your practical management skills, and offering insights on the 21st Century opportunities afforded by modern technologies.

In your second year you will delve deeper into the creation of sustainable business models in our Business Creativity and Innovation module, while gaining an expertise of the environmental factors that effect modern businesses in our Governance and Climate Change module. You will also broaden your knowledge of ethical and moral wealth generation in The Business of Doing Good, and learn to build a future proof business in our Sustainable Business Development module.

Your final year will see the culmination of your studies, giving you the expert knowledge and practical management skills in our Leadership Strategy and social Impact, and Innovative Change Management modules. You will end your studies with a large-scale Consultancy Project, where you will work alongside other students to identify and address a contemporary issue faced by a real organisation.

During your 3-year degree, you will study the foundational elements of business management, and then further build your expertise as the course moves forward.

In your first year you will explore tomorrow’s business in our The Future of Work and The Balance of Power modules, learning skills, techniques, as well as the ethical and sustainable considerations that are at the forefront of evolving industries, leading onto current economic and political environments in our Global Challenges and Opportunities module. You will also study modules on Data and Decision Making, Risk and Reward, and Social Enterprise improving your practical management skills, and offering insights on the 21st Century opportunities afforded by modern technologies.

In your second year you will delve deeper into the creation of sustainable business models in our Business Creativity and Innovation module, while gaining an expertise of the environmental factors that effect modern businesses in our Governance and Climate Change module. You will also broaden your knowledge of ethical and moral wealth generation in The Business of Doing Good, and learn to build a future proof business in our Sustainable Business Development module.

Your final year will see the culmination of your studies, giving you the expert knowledge and practical management skills in our Leadership Strategy and social Impact, and Innovative Change Management modules. You will end your studies with a large-scale Consultancy Project, where you will work alongside other students to identify and address a contemporary issue faced by a real organisation.

Business and Management REF 2021 Results

Blog

Business and Management research has been highly rated by peers and stakeholders in the HE sector.

Modules

The tables provide 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
Year 1 compulsory modules
Balance Of Power 20 credits
Data And Decision Making 20 credits
Global Challenges And Opportunities 20 credits
Risk And Reward 20 credits
Social Enterprise 20 credits
The Future Of Work 20 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Business Creativity And Innovation 20 credits
Governance And Climate Change 20 credits
Sustainable Business Development 20 credits
The Business Of Doing Good 20 credits
Show 2 optional modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Consultancy Project 40 credits
Innovative Change Management 20 credits
Leadership Strategy And Social Impact 20 credits
Show 2 optional modules

Modules

The tables provide 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
Year 1 compulsory modules
Balance Of Power 20 credits
Data And Decision Making 20 credits
Global Challenges And Opportunities 20 credits
Risk And Reward 20 credits
Social Enterprise 20 credits
The Future Of Work 20 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Business Creativity And Innovation 20 credits
Governance And Climate Change 20 credits
Sustainable Business Development 20 credits
The Business Of Doing Good 20 credits
Show 2 optional modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Consultancy Project 40 credits
Innovative Change Management 20 credits
Leadership Strategy And Social Impact 20 credits
Show 2 optional modules

Modules

The tables provide 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
Year 1 compulsory modules
Balance Of Power 20 credits
Data And Decision Making 20 credits
Global Challenges And Opportunities 20 credits
Risk And Reward 20 credits
Social Enterprise 20 credits
The Future Of Work 20 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Business Creativity And Innovation 20 credits
Governance And Climate Change 20 credits
Sustainable Business Development 20 credits
The Business Of Doing Good 20 credits
Show 2 optional modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Consultancy Project 40 credits
Innovative Change Management 20 credits
Leadership Strategy And Social Impact 20 credits
Show 2 optional modules

Modules

The tables provide 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 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Balance Of Power 20 credits
Data And Decision Making 20 credits
Global Challenges And Opportunities 20 credits
Risk And Reward 20 credits
Social Enterprise 20 credits
The Future Of Work 20 credits
Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Business Creativity And Innovation 20 credits
Governance And Climate Change 20 credits
Sustainable Business Development 20 credits
The Business Of Doing Good 20 credits
Show 2 optional modules
Year 4 compulsory modules
Year 4 compulsory modules
Consultancy Project 40 credits
Innovative Change Management 20 credits
Leadership Strategy And Social Impact 20 credits
Show 2 optional modules

Entry requirements

  • Typical UCAS Offer: 96 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
  • Typical UCAS Offer: 48 points
  • A levels: A, DD, EEE
  • BTEC: PPP

For equivalent entry requirements in your home country, please see the information on our country pages.

Choose your country

Check our entry and English language requirements for your country.

GO
 
Careers

This course offers a wide range of career options in general management and will also act as a solid basis for a professional qualification like the Chartered Management Institute or the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Graduates of this course will be ideally placed to enter the arenas of marketing, human resource management, and operations management in the public and private sectors. Business Management and Sustainability will also give graduates the academic and practical skills they need to survive and thrive as an entrepreneur or business owner.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, we can provide 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

The Student Support Centre at CECOS College is your first port of call for all questions, help or advice throughout your time at the College, providing you with the support you need to be successful in your studies and beyond.

The Centre is staffed by your Welfare Office who is able to advise you or point you in the right direction for a range of academic and non-academic issues

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' activities 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' activities 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' activities 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' activities 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

Fees

For the course starting on 26 September 2022 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 £14,500 per year of study

For the course starting on 16 January 2023 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 £14,500 per year of study

For the course starting on 26 September 2022 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 £14,500 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).

Apply

Location Award Study option Start date Apply Link
CECOS College - Birmingham BA (Hons) Full-time 26 September 2022 Apply now

Information from discover uni

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020