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Business Management BSc

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Overview

Think on your feet, learn to lead and unravel global business challenges at King’s College London. In the heart of the capital, you’ll have endless opportunities to network and get to grips with what industry is all about.

With a degree from our internationally renowned business school, you’ll be able to kick-start your career at a global company, or even pursue your entrepreneurial side and build your very own empire.

Key benefits

  • Flexible learning - at the beginning of the course, we provide you with a strong foundation in business management. Then you have the freedom to explore the areas that really interest you.
  • Expert teaching - research feeds into all our teaching. This means you’re always in the know about the latest industry strategies.
  • Central location - not only do we provide you with a wealth of industry links, you’ll have the opportunity to go out and make your own connections too.
  • Global partnerships – ourstrong relationships with international business schools give you the chance to take part in our exchange programmes.
  • A competitive edge – we give you thorough understanding of the business world and the skills that employers look for.    

Key information

UCAS code N200

Duration Three years

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Further details

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty King's Business School

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Description

We’ve designed this course to open your mind to a broad range of areas. From psychology and sociology to law and finance, you’ll explore different disciplines to help you understand every aspect of business management.

Research plays a vital role in the way you learn at King’s. And this helps you develop vital analysis skills and understand the latest strategies for managing global businesses.

When you study at King’s you won’t just learn about business – you’ll be in the centre of a city with a thriving economy. There are always opportunities to learn more about the industry and meet people who know everything there is to know. 

Teaching style

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and independent study. A typical 15 credit module will include a 1 -2 hour lecture and a 1 hour tutorial each week. We encourage critical analysis and debate on contemporary management issues.

At King's, we place great emphasis on independent study and research and encourage students to discuss their ideas and discoveries.  As a student of management you will use resources which include books, newspapers and magazines, the internet, social media, TV and radio and more to understand the discipline: how things were done and have developed; contemporary management issues and challenges; and what might be in the future. 

Assessment

Assessment methods depend on the modules you will be studying, the primary methods of assessment used for this course are written examinations, presentations (both individual and group), in-class tests and coursework.

Most modules include a 'Tutorial Assessment' which carry a weighting of at least 10%, and your attendance and class participation will also be reflected in the mark awarded.

Location

King's Business School benefits from being situated right in the heart of London, one of the most exciting cities for business in the world. We are very close to the Square Mile – the hub of international commerce & finance, a short tube journey from Canary Wharf, and we are surrounded by the many famous attractions and cultural highlights that London has to offer, including the South Bank Centre, the West End, several museums and galleries and much more. Most teaching takes place on the Strand and Waterloo Campuses. 

Other related courses

Economics
Economics & Management
International Management
French & Management
German & Management
Spanish & Management

Special notes

As part of the King’s exchange programme, single honours students on this programme have the opportunity to take the second year abroad at the Hong Kong University, Renmin University of China (Chinese language required), Tongji University (SEM), University of Toronto, University of Mannheim (Germany), Chinese University of Hong Kong, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Copenhagen Business School, or the University of Vienna (full year only). 

Structure

Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

King's reviews its optional modules on a regular basis, in order to continue to offer innovative and exciting programmes and this list is therefore subject to change. Please check here for updates, or contact the school for further advice.

During the first year, students are required to take the modules listed below. Students also have the opportunity to take one additional 15 credit module. Additional credit modules are optional and do not count towards progression. 

Options offered may vary from year to year. 

Required Modules
  • Social Science and Modern Business I (10 credits)
  • Social Science and Modern Business II (10 credits)
  • Microeconomics (10 credits)
  • Organisational Behaviour (10 credits)
  • Introduction to Financial Reporting (10 credits)
  • Evolution of Modern Business (10 credits)
  • Business Ethics and Sustainability I (10 credits)
  • Business Ethics and Sustainability II (10 credits)
  • Macroeconomics (10 credits)
  • Introduction to Management Accounting (10 credits)
  • Work in Contemporary Society (10 credits)
  • Principles of Marketing (10 credits)
Optional Modules

Students can take one additional credit module from the following list:

  • a Foreign Language (15 credits)

  • Mathematics for Economists (15 credits)

  • Statistics for Economists (15 credits)

Year 2

During your second year, you will complete the required modules outlined below, plus four optional modules. Students also have the opportunity to take one additional 15 credit module. Additional credit modules are optional, and do not count towards progression. Options offered may vary from year to year.

Required Modules
  • Introduction to Research Methods (15 Credits)
  • Intermediate Qualitative Methods (15 Credits)  or Intermediate Quantitative Methods (15 Credits)
  • International Business (15 credits)
  • Strategic Management (15 Credits) 
Optional Modules
  • Technology and Innovation (15 Credits)
  • Law and Management (15 Credits)
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship (15 Credits)
  • Markets, Organisation and Society (15 credits)
  • Human Resource Management (15 Credits)
  • Government & Business (15 Credits)
  • Industrial Organisation (15 Credits)
  • Career Development: Theory & Practice (15 Credits)
  • The Psychology of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (15 Credits)
  • Work and Organisational Psychology (15 Credits)
  • Governance and Accountability (15 Credits)
  • Consumer Behaviour (15 Credits)
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics (15 Credits)
  • Intermediate Microeconomics (15 Credits)
  • Managing Diversity & Inclusion (15 Credits)
  • Introduction to Econometrics (15 Credits)
  • Economics of Strategy (15 Credits)
  • Econometrics Project (15 Credits)
  • International Trade (15 Credits)
  • a Foreign Language offered by the Modern Language Centre, terms 1 & 2 (15 credits)

Students can also take one additional credit module from the following list of modules:

  • a Foreign Language (15 credits)
  • Mathematics for Economists (15 credits)
  • Statistics for Economists (15 credits)

Study Abroad

You will also have the opportunity to study abroad in the first semester of your second year or for the whole of the second year at one of our partner universities which currently include:

  • Hong Kong University
  • Renmin University of China (Chinese language required)
  • University of Toronto
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Tongji University (SEM)
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (full year only)
  • University of Mannheim (MBS)
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • University of Vienna (full year only) 

You should be aware that there are module requirements that need to be fulfilled while studying abroad. 

Year 3

In your final year of study, you will select eight modules to study. The undergraduate project (dissertation) is worth 30 credits and is optional. Please note, optional modules offered may vary each year. 

Required Modules

There are no required modules this year.

Optional Modules
  • Entrepreneurial Finance (15 Credits)      
  • Entrepreneurial Family Firms (15 Credits)
  • Applied Economics (15 credits)
  • Investment Management (15 credits)
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning (15 credits)
  • Managerial Economics (15 credits)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (15 credits)
  • Organisational Change (15 credits)
  • Labour Economics (15 credits)
  • International Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  • International Financial Systems (15 credits)
  • Communications in Organisations (15 credits)
  • Financial Statement Analysis (15 credits)
  • International Marketing (15 credits)
  • Employment Law (15 credits)
  • Leadership: Theory & Practice (15 credits)
  • Marketing Communications (15 credits)
  • Social Psychology of Financial Markets (15 credits)
  • Money & Banking (15 credits)
  • London Living (Classroom Project) (15 Credits)
  • A Foreign Language option offered by the Modern Language Centre, terms 1 & 2 (15 credits)

Entry requirements

 

Required grades

A*AA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

Required grades

35 points overall (including TOK/EE) and three Higher Level subjects at 766

Required grades

45 Level 3 credits: 39 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit

Required grades

D2 D3 D3

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

88% overall

 

Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements and English language entry requirements.

Required subjects

At least one Humanities or Social Science subject (excluding Modern Languages). 

Plus GCSE Mathematics at grade 6/B (or equivalent)

Preferred subjects

None

Further information and other requirements

Entry Requirements
A-Level A*AA

Must include at least one humanities or social science subject (excluding Modern Languages). 

Also required: GCSE Mathematics at grade 6/B (or equivalent).

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer. 

Access to HE Diploma

D: 39 credits

M: 6 credits

P: 0 credits

Access to Social Sciences/Humanities Diploma (or similar subject) with 45 Level 3 credits: 39 must be from units awarded at Distinction (including significant study of a humanities/social science subject excluding Modern Languages), with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.

Also required: GCSE Mathematics at grade 6/B (or equivalent).

Cambridge Pre-U  D2 D3 D3

Must include at least one humanities or social science subject (excluding Modern Languages). 

Also required: GCSE Mathematics at grade 6/B (or equivalent).

Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D2 D3 D3. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades A*A or D*DD with fourteen Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

Also required: GCSE Mathematics at grade 6/B (or equivalent).

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades A*A or D*D with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

Also required: GCSE Mathematics at grade 6/B (or equivalent).

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades A*A in required subjects or D* with five modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AA in required subjects.

Also required: GCSE Mathematics at grade 6/B (or equivalent).

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers AAA in Highers

and

AA in Advanced Highers

Must include at least one humanities or social science subject (excluding Modern Languages) as an Advanced Higher.

Also required: Mathematics at Standard Credit Grade 1 or 2/ Intermediate 2/National 5 (if not offered at Higher/Advanced Higher).

Must be a combination of three Scottish Highers and two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

International Baccalaureate 35 points

Including 766 in three Higher Level subjects. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Other International Qualifications   Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements.
English Language Requirements Band B  Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

 

Non academic requirements

Scholastic activities (Very Desirable): We look for applicants with an enthusiasm for scholastic activities in general such as reading, debating, theological interests etc. Participation will be valued but achievement in these areas of interest will also be recognised. We are looking for enthusiasm for the discipline in general but, in particular, we wish to recruit applicants who are attracted to the interdisciplinary nature of the King’s Business Management programme which offers a wide-ranging education covering many aspects of the business environment and related skills.

Community activities (Very Desirable): We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school, college or community life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also those who have demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment.

General (Very Desirable): We look for applicants who have varied extra-curricular interests and enjoy active participation in areas such as sport, music and the arts in general. Participation will be valued but any achievement in extra-curricular activities will also be recognised. King’s aspires to recruit applicants who will continue with their personal interests and contribute to the vitality of the College community.

Paid or voluntary work (Desirable): Although we do not require applicants to have been in paid or voluntary employment, we welcome applications from those with any experience of work within a business setting. We will alsotake into account experience gained by students who have part time employment whilst studying.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2019

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees EU:

Students starting their programme in 2019/20 (September 2019) who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2020/21.

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is £24,900 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

 

Additional costs/expenses

The following table gives you an indication of additional costs associated with your course.  These costs are not included in your tuition fees.

Item

Description

Professional Body Registration

Accounting Lab Registration fee of £29.99 for the Accounting & Financial Management module in year 1. Registration is not compulsory, and the cost is subject to change. 

Study Abroad

If you study abroad as part of your course, King's will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities.

King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees.  At present these are as follows: 

  • Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,000 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year.
  • Overseas students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for one third of the King's tuition fees for the year.

You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling. 

 

In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Gradutation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

 

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

From banking and consultancy to manufacturing and marketing, a degree in business management from King’s opens doors.

You’ll leave with the edge you need to get the highly competitive jobs with global organisations or secure your place on a respected graduate scheme.

With one-to-one career advice always available at King’s, we’re here when the time comes to take your next steps. Whether you need to polish your interview skills or explore your career path. 

Career destinations

Recent graduates have found employment as:

  • Analyst (consultancy)

  • Audit trainee

  • Business studies teacher

  • Company director

  • Corporate finance trainee

  • Legal assistant

  • Performance manager

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