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Business Management BSc

UCAS code: N200 Business Management N201 Business Management with a year in Industry.

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three / four years (Optional Placement Year available)
Application status:
Closed
Start date:
September 2022
Application deadline:
26 January 2022
Apply via UCAS

Ranked 1st in London for Business & Management studies (The Complete University Guide 2020), our Business Management course provides a comprehensive and exciting approach to modern business studies. You’ll learn about the fundamentals of how businesses operate, and as you progress through your degree you’ll be introduced to the advanced concepts of many management disciplines. Our course offers a range of topics for you to explore, including international business, finance, entrepreneurship, economics, marketing and many more.

Key benefits

  • In the first year you’ll avoid the fatigue of eleven week modules with our unique, shorter eight week modules, topped and tailed with immersive one-week modules designed to help you consolidate and reflect on your learning across the entire term.
  • Our research-led curriculum encourages critical analysis and debate on a wide range of contemporary management issues.
  • Our graduates are highly employable, entering careers that include banking, consultancy, accountancy, marketing, advertising and management.
  • Gain valuable work experience in your third year to enhance your career prospects when you graduate.
Hsin-Tien

It has truly been a life-changing experience studying Business Management and meeting like-minded individuals at King's. Located in London, the course offers an all-rounded perspective to current businesses. I am always encouraged to thrive and to step out of my comfort zone with various means of support.

Hsin-Tien, Student (Business Management BSc)

Course Aims

  • 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.

Base campus

strand-quad
Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Special features

Optional study abroad
Optional year in industry

Awarding Institutions

kcl logo

King's College London and Affiliates

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
A-level (or equivalent) grade A in a Humanities or Social Science subject (excluding Modern Languages).
Preferred subjects:
None

A-Levels

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.

Must include grade A in a Humanities or Social Science subject (excluding Modern Languages). Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

Contextual A-Level information

AAB 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. Must include grade A in a Humanities or Social Science subject (excluding Modern Languages). Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

International Baccalaureate

35 points including 766 at Higher Level.

Must include grade 6 in a Higher Level Humanities or Social Science subject (excluding Modern Languages). Notes: The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. GCSE/IGCSE Mathematics requirement can be met via IB Standard Level/Middle Years grade 5, if not studied/studying at Higher Level

Contextual International Baccalaureate information

35 points including 665 at Higher Level. Must include grade 6 in a Higher Level Humanities or Social Science subject (excluding Modern Languages). Notes: The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. GCSE/IGCSE Mathematics requirement can be met via IB Standard Level/Middle Years grade 5, if not studied/studying at Higher Level

You will also need:

GCSE/IGCSE Requirements

Mathematics grade 6/B.

 

Notes:

 

Functional Skills, and Numeracy modules studied within an Access to HE diploma, are not accepted for this programme to meet the GCSE/IGCSE requirements.

 

If you are an international student who does not study GCSEs/IGCSEs or IB Standard Level/Middle Years as part of your qualifications, then we would not expect you to have met this requirement. However, we will look for evidence of the equivalency in your studies.  

 

Humanities/Social Science subjects accepted for this programme to meet the subject requirement:

  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • English Language and Literature
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Government and Politics
  • Politics
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Psychology

 

 

 

Alternative accepted qualifications

Standard requirements

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

English language band: B

Selection process

Application deadline: 26th January 2022 - 18:00 GMT

 

Contextual consideration

We make contextual offers for this programme, which can be found in the entry requirements. As part of the assessment process, we take into account contextual information to gain a more complete picture of each application. More information can be found on the Contextualised admissions website.

Deferrals

Applications can be submitted for deferred entry by choosing the appropriate year of entry on the UCAS application.

If your circumstances change and, therefore, you need to request a deferral after an offer has been made, then we can generally permit these for this programme. However, each deferral request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to decline any post-offer deferral request. Requests should be submitted via a message on King’s Apply with an explanation of the reason for making the request.

Please note, second deferral requests will only be considered where the request is due to extreme unforeseen extenuating circumstances, for example, health reasons. We are unable to permit deferral requests that go beyond two years and you would need to apply again. This is with the exception of deferrals which are due to military/national service. 

Foundation courses

Applicants studying Foundation Year programmes in the UK are welcome to apply for this programme. Foundation programmes from other universities and further education providers in the UK are considered on a case-by-case basis. Whether or not we can consider a particular foundation year as suitable for study at King's depends on the content of the syllabus and modules studied. In the past we have accepted foundation programmes from a number of other institutions.

We are unable to accept Foundation programmes that are integrated as part of a main degree at another institution. These may be called Year 0 or Integrated Foundations. We are also unable to accept non-UK Foundation courses.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your qualification, such as a list of modules and course specifications.

The King's International Foundation Programme has guaranteed pathways available for progression onto our King's undergraduate degree programmes, and information can be found on the website.

Graduates

Our general entry requirements are based on A-level or equivalent. However, where an applicant is completing/has completed a degree, we are able to consider the degree study as part of the assessment of the application.

Generally, we would consider a minimum of a UK Bachelor degree with a 2:1 grade profile (or overseas equivalent) as meeting the entry requirements for our undergraduate degrees. However, those who have achieved/are predicted a high 2:1 or a First may be considered more competitive. 

Where a programme has subject requirements, these will still need to have been met. If you have not met the subject requirements via A-level (or equivalent) then we may be able to consider the content within your degree. We would be looking for significant study of the subject across the degree programme with a 2:1 or above grading on those modules.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your degree study.

Personal Statement

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.

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.

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.

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 also take into account experience gained by students who have part time employment whilst studying.

Resits

The University has currently implemented a suspension of the resit policies due to the Coronavirus situation, which is in place for all undergraduate programmes. This has now been extended, therefore, this means that all our standard resit policies will pause for applications received in the 2021/22 admissions cycle.

The below is the standard resit policy for this programme and is expected to be reintroduced from the 2022/23 admissions cycle.

In a standard admissions cycle, we are able to consider applicants who have retaken their qualifications, however, you should bear in mind that your application for this programme will be reviewed alongside other strong applicants who might be viewed more favourably if they achieved the required grades within a standard timeframe, for example, a two year period for A-levels.

We consider applicants who have recently achieved grades which are below the entry criteria, and have subsequently studied/are studying another qualification to seek entry, such as an Access to HE Diploma or a Foundation programme, to be resit applicants.

Transfers

Transfers into this programme are not permitted.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and independent study. A typical module will include a 1 – 2-hour lecture and a 1hour 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. As a student of business management you will use resources which include books, journal articles, newspapers and magazines, the internet, social media, TV and radio and more to understand the discipline: how things were done and have developed; contemporary business management issues and challenges; and what might be in the future.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Assessment

  • Written Examinations
  • Presentations (Individual and Group)
  • Coursework
  • In-Class Tests

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. Some modules may include a regular ‘Tutorial Assessment’.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits. This is a three / four-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

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. 

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 academic year is £28,050 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.

If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees. 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.   Please see the Study Abroad web pages for details of the relevant partner universities and detailed information on the fees that apply under the Course Essentials tab.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, 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.
  • Graduation costs.
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses.

Funding

Course Aims

  • 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.

Base campus

strand-quad
Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Special features

Optional study abroad
Optional year in industry

Awarding Institutions

kcl logo

King's College London and Affiliates

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
A-level (or equivalent) grade A in a Humanities or Social Science subject (excluding Modern Languages).
Preferred subjects:
None

A-Levels

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.

Must include grade A in a Humanities or Social Science subject (excluding Modern Languages). Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

Contextual A-Level information

AAB 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. Must include grade A in a Humanities or Social Science subject (excluding Modern Languages). Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

International Baccalaureate

35 points including 766 at Higher Level.

Must include grade 6 in a Higher Level Humanities or Social Science subject (excluding Modern Languages). Notes: The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. GCSE/IGCSE Mathematics requirement can be met via IB Standard Level/Middle Years grade 5, if not studied/studying at Higher Level

Contextual International Baccalaureate information

35 points including 665 at Higher Level. Must include grade 6 in a Higher Level Humanities or Social Science subject (excluding Modern Languages). Notes: The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. GCSE/IGCSE Mathematics requirement can be met via IB Standard Level/Middle Years grade 5, if not studied/studying at Higher Level

You will also need:

GCSE/IGCSE Requirements

Mathematics grade 6/B.

 

Notes:

 

Functional Skills, and Numeracy modules studied within an Access to HE diploma, are not accepted for this programme to meet the GCSE/IGCSE requirements.

 

If you are an international student who does not study GCSEs/IGCSEs or IB Standard Level/Middle Years as part of your qualifications, then we would not expect you to have met this requirement. However, we will look for evidence of the equivalency in your studies.  

 

Humanities/Social Science subjects accepted for this programme to meet the subject requirement:

  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • English Language and Literature
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Government and Politics
  • Politics
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Psychology

 

 

 

Alternative accepted qualifications

Standard requirements

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

English language band: B

Selection process

Application deadline: 26th January 2022 - 18:00 GMT

 

Contextual consideration

We make contextual offers for this programme, which can be found in the entry requirements. As part of the assessment process, we take into account contextual information to gain a more complete picture of each application. More information can be found on the Contextualised admissions website.

Deferrals

Applications can be submitted for deferred entry by choosing the appropriate year of entry on the UCAS application.

If your circumstances change and, therefore, you need to request a deferral after an offer has been made, then we can generally permit these for this programme. However, each deferral request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to decline any post-offer deferral request. Requests should be submitted via a message on King’s Apply with an explanation of the reason for making the request.

Please note, second deferral requests will only be considered where the request is due to extreme unforeseen extenuating circumstances, for example, health reasons. We are unable to permit deferral requests that go beyond two years and you would need to apply again. This is with the exception of deferrals which are due to military/national service. 

Foundation courses

Applicants studying Foundation Year programmes in the UK are welcome to apply for this programme. Foundation programmes from other universities and further education providers in the UK are considered on a case-by-case basis. Whether or not we can consider a particular foundation year as suitable for study at King's depends on the content of the syllabus and modules studied. In the past we have accepted foundation programmes from a number of other institutions.

We are unable to accept Foundation programmes that are integrated as part of a main degree at another institution. These may be called Year 0 or Integrated Foundations. We are also unable to accept non-UK Foundation courses.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your qualification, such as a list of modules and course specifications.

The King's International Foundation Programme has guaranteed pathways available for progression onto our King's undergraduate degree programmes, and information can be found on the website.

Graduates

Our general entry requirements are based on A-level or equivalent. However, where an applicant is completing/has completed a degree, we are able to consider the degree study as part of the assessment of the application.

Generally, we would consider a minimum of a UK Bachelor degree with a 2:1 grade profile (or overseas equivalent) as meeting the entry requirements for our undergraduate degrees. However, those who have achieved/are predicted a high 2:1 or a First may be considered more competitive. 

Where a programme has subject requirements, these will still need to have been met. If you have not met the subject requirements via A-level (or equivalent) then we may be able to consider the content within your degree. We would be looking for significant study of the subject across the degree programme with a 2:1 or above grading on those modules.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your degree study.

Personal Statement

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.

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.

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.

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 also take into account experience gained by students who have part time employment whilst studying.

Resits

The University has currently implemented a suspension of the resit policies due to the Coronavirus situation, which is in place for all undergraduate programmes. This has now been extended, therefore, this means that all our standard resit policies will pause for applications received in the 2021/22 admissions cycle.

The below is the standard resit policy for this programme and is expected to be reintroduced from the 2022/23 admissions cycle.

In a standard admissions cycle, we are able to consider applicants who have retaken their qualifications, however, you should bear in mind that your application for this programme will be reviewed alongside other strong applicants who might be viewed more favourably if they achieved the required grades within a standard timeframe, for example, a two year period for A-levels.

We consider applicants who have recently achieved grades which are below the entry criteria, and have subsequently studied/are studying another qualification to seek entry, such as an Access to HE Diploma or a Foundation programme, to be resit applicants.

Transfers

Transfers into this programme are not permitted.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and independent study. A typical module will include a 1 – 2-hour lecture and a 1hour 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. As a student of business management you will use resources which include books, journal articles, newspapers and magazines, the internet, social media, TV and radio and more to understand the discipline: how things were done and have developed; contemporary business management issues and challenges; and what might be in the future.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Assessment

  • Written Examinations
  • Presentations (Individual and Group)
  • Coursework
  • In-Class Tests

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. Some modules may include a regular ‘Tutorial Assessment’.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits. This is a three / four-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

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. 

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 academic year is £28,050 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.

If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees. 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.   Please see the Study Abroad web pages for details of the relevant partner universities and detailed information on the fees that apply under the Course Essentials tab.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, 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.
  • Graduation costs.
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses.

Funding

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three / four years (Optional Placement Year available)
Application status:
Closed
Start date:
September 2022
Application deadline:
26 January 2022
Apply via UCAS

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