Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business and Management

The BA (Hons) Business and Management offers students a current and integrated business education covering the main disciplines and operational areas of business.   The curriculum aims to challenge students in their ways of thinking, behaving and learning, and issues of ethics & ethical decision making, sustainability and global citizenship are embedded throughout. The programme actively seeks input from the external environment, and student learning is grounded in the external context wherever appropriate through, e.g. external speakers; assessments that require students’ opportunities to test out concepts in practice and reflections on own experience of organisations. In addition, all students are encouraged by the curriculum to actively pursue work experience of some sort i.e. via placement, internship, or volunteering. Student achievement is supported by a clear personal development strand of transferable skills and ‘brain habits’ over all three levels that facilitates the transition into higher education and which underpins employability and lifelong learning.

The programme aims to enable students to:

  • acquire a critical understanding of organisations, their management and the changing external environment in which they operate;
  • be equipped with the employability attributes and skills necessary for a career in business and management;
  • develop an analytical and enquiring approach in the analysis of business problems so that considered and appropriate conclusions are drawn – which can be communicated effectively in a variety of forms;
  • have an informed understanding of critical contemporary business issues and theoretical debates, including ethics & ethical decision-making, sustainability and global citizenship;
  • work with academic theory in practice; and
  • develop a strong sense of self and life-long learning skills to make an ongoing contribution to society at large.


Entry Requirement:

  • 2 passes E or above at GCE A'Level & 3 passes C or above at GCE O'Level / SSC ; OR

  • Diploma in a relevant field & 2 passes C or above at GCE O'Level / SSC ; OR

  • Relevant Foundation (Villa College)

Course Fee: MVR 3950 per installment x 6

Total Number of Semesters: 6

MNQF Level: Level 7

Certificate Awarding Body: University of the West of England




Programme Strucuture

Module Credit
Meeting the Management Challenge (in a Business, International and Management Professional Context) 30
Understanding Business and Financial Information (Business, International and Management) 15
Understanding the Business and Economic Environment (Business, International and Management) 15
Understanding Organisations and People (Business, International and Management) 15
Understanding the Principles of Marketing (Business, International and Management) 15
Engaging in Critical Business Enquiry (Business, International and Management) 30
Year 2  
Managing People (Business, International and Management) 30
Accounting Information for Business 15
International Business 15
Methods of Enquiry (Business, International and Management) 30
Managing Business Processes (Business, International and Management) 15
International Trade and Multinational Business OR Entrepreneurship and Small Business OR Digital Business Management OR Credit Management: Theory and Practice 15
Year 3 Credit
Work-based Enquiry Project  OR Critical Business Enquiry Project  OR Enterprise Project  OR Applied Business Project  OR Business Project 30
Strategic Management (Business, International and Management) 15
Managing Organisational and Individual Change (Business, International and Management) 30
Any three electives from the following (each module is 15 credits): 45
Events and Festivals Management
Interactive and Digital Marketing
Project Management
Organisational Leadership
Human Resource Development and Knowledge Management
International Human Resource Management
Entrepreneurship: Ideas and Practice
Public Relations
International Business in the Emerging Markets