Anglia Ruskin University

BA (Hons) Management (Full Degree)

At A Glance

Course Title

BA (Hons) Management

Course Type

Full Degree

Course Level


Study Method

Distance Learning

Start Date

January / May / September

Course Duration

48 months

Awarded & Delivered By

Anglia Ruskin University
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Course Description

As well as studying the theories behind management and leadership, this BA (Hons) Management degree focuses on developing relevant, practical knowledge that you can put to use straight away in your work, making a real difference to your personal performance, to your employer and as you progress through your career.
This qualification is ideal if you’re an aspiring manager, new to management or looking to add the theory to your existing experience. You’ll learn how companies operate and compete in today’s climate whilst developing the full range of business and management skills needed to help organisations achieve their strategic ambitions. You’ll study online giving you the flexibility to develop your career around your other commitments.

The degree course is designed to be completed in four years while you’re working. However, if you are looking for a more quicker and efficient route you can face the Top-Up version of this degree: BA (Hons) Management (Top-Up)

Course Content

You will gain an understanding of work-based learning and develop analytical, technological and communication skills. You will focus on the key features of successful management in your sector, applying tools such as SWOT and PESTLE analysis.
This module focuses on key elements of management. You will examine organisational structures, the role of the manager within the organisation, and the practical skills of managing people. You will also analyse markets, internal and external stakeholders and supply chain management.
How do organisations respond to a rapidly changing world and build sustainable business? How do environmental and ethical issues impact upon business and can these issues present opportunities to organisations?
Working in pairs or individually, you will plan a project focused on a specific topic relevant to your work. Throughout the project you will have the support of Anglia Ruskin staff, and you will present your findings as a written report and verbal presentation.
This module focuses on the skills and knowledge associated with delivering a successful business project. Projects often bring change, so the module also examines strategies and practical tools to manage change within organisations.
Building on the plan developed in Work Based Practice, you will be given the opportunity to undertake this work-based project in your organisation. This project may relate to any of the major business disciplines including marketing, human resource management, accounting and finance, IT or business strategy.
This module examines theories of leadership and practical leadership skills, along with the values and behaviours necessary to manage and lead projects, situations, self and teams. You will critically assess your leadership practice or potential for leadership.
Financial Management and Financial Forecasting Managing finance is a core element of any business activity. This module is designed for people with a non-financial background, covering issues such as budgets, budgetary control, and applying financial data to make decisions. It then goes on to focus on financial forecasting to increase income for new projects and maintain competitive advantage.
This module addresses strategy and examines an organisation within its strategic and competitive context. It consists of one 1500-word assignment, and one 4500-word assignment.
This module enables you to build on your learning throughout the course to carry out an in-depth project dealing with an issue that is relevant to you and your work. This module is assessed via a 3000-word proposal, plus 12000 word project.
Having completed your project, you will assess its impact, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your recommendations and gather feedback from colleagues, peers and academics. This is a 6000-word assignment.
In this final module, you will assess your progress through the course, evaluate your practical and leadership skills and plan your future personal and career development. This is a 3000-word assignment.

Study Method

The Management BA (Hons) degree is studied 100% online through Anglia Ruskin University. You’ll study through Canvas, world-class online Learning Management System (LMS), which can be accessed from your phone, pc or tablet at home or on the move. Canvas provides instant access to study materials, forums, and support from tutors and classmates, as well as enabling easy submission of your assignments.

On successful completion of your studies you’ll be invited to attend a graduation ceremony on campus. If attending the ceremony in person is not possible then we’ll arrange to have your certificate sent to you.

Course Fees

Please get in touch with us to get the most up-to-date course fee for this programme.

Entry Requirements

  • You’re expected to have at least 80 UCAS Tariff Points at A level or NVQ level 3 (or equivalent), and Maths and English GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above.

  • If you have relevant work experience but no traditional qualifications, or if you have other professional qualifications (e.g. ILM, CMI), we still encourage you to apply as all applications are considered on an individual basis.

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This degree programme has intakes in September, January and May. Click the Enrol Now button and share your information so that one of our Academic Advisors will get in touch with you promptly.

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