Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Business Management with Sustainability

UndergraduateBA (Hons) Available in Clearing

Year of entry:
UCAS code: N210

What you'll study

First year

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

Core modules

Core and compulsory modules are fundamental to achieving the learning outcomes for your course and must be studied.

  • Personal and Professional Skills for Contemporary Organisations

    This module introduces the organisational behaviour and HRM concepts that you'll need for the course. Areas of focus include individual difference and personal development, and people management and leadership. You'll also concentrate on effective communication and information; skill evaluating; and strategy, culture, and referencing.

  • Accounting and Finance

    This module delivers essential basic accounting and finance knowledge. You'll study topics including measuring financial performance; analysing and interpreting financial statements; capital investment appraisal decisions; financing decisions; working capital management; cost behaviour; cost-volume-profit analysis; absorption costing; variance analysis; and budgeting.

  • Business Environments

    This module introduces you to the wider environments - economic, political, social, legal, cultural - that businesses operate in and in turn help shape. You'll examine the tools for assessing how various market structures and changes in these environments may impact upon the conduct and performance of business.

  • Operations, Supply Chain and Business Practices

    You will explore how modern businesses are developing their operations management and supply chain practices to enhance their competitiveness. You will learn new tools and techniques that can help you to understand, analyse and evaluate the complexities inherent in today's organisations.

  • Marketing

    This module introduces you to core marketing theories and concepts such as segmentation, targeting and positioning, consumer behaviour, and marketing mix. You'll have the opportunity to apply your understanding of these different concepts in a real-life business project.

Optional modules

Optional modules let you tailor the course to your interests. Please note, the availability of optional modules can vary each trimester.

  • Passport Languages

    The Passport Foreign Language Scheme provides you with the opportunity to develop your language skills. You can join a module to learn a new foreign language or to improve your existing language skills and intercultural competence. Languages include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese and Russian.

  • World Economy

    This module provides an introduction to the world economy. You'll study the nature of, and change in, the world economy from an economic perspective complemented by a social, political and institutional understanding. You'll develop insights into key contemporary issues associated with international trade, international finance, regional groupings such as the European Community, climate change and others.

  • Summer School

    Broaden your experience in an international setting and study in one of our partner institutions for up to three weeks over the summer. This module can count towards your degree.

Second year

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

Core modules

Core and compulsory modules are fundamental to achieving the learning outcomes for your course and must be studied.

  • Responsible Business in Society

    Examine the challenges to business practice from the social and environmental responsibility agenda. You'll explore concepts like responsible business, corporate social responsibility, business ethics and sustainable development. And you'll learn to understand them in a global context.

  • Sustainable Business and Innovation

    Develop insights into the major trends, challenges and innovative thinking on business sustainability and corporate responsibility. You'll be introduced to alternative business models, innovations and practices, and will explore business-focused solutions to pressing challenges.

  • Organisational Management

    You will explore different approaches to organisational management and be given the opportunity to integrate theory and practice. You'll consider a variety of organising practices, the assumptions that underpin them (ranging from the highly mechanistic to more holistic, systemic perspectives), and the outcomes achieved in complex, dynamic operating environments.

Optional modules

Optional modules let you tailor the course to your interests. Please note, the availability of optional modules can vary each trimester.

  • The Organisational and Environmental Context of HRM

    This module aims to develop your understanding of how organisational and environmental context informs HR management in terms of its design, organisation, leadership, ethics and practice.

  • Understanding Entrepreneurship

    Learn about entrepreneurship and SMEs from a policy and research perspective. You'll develop an understanding of the factors which contribute to successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurship, how entrepreneurship differs around the world, how governments encourage entrepreneurship and how one researches entrepreneurs.

  • Organisation in the Digital Economy

    The internet and emerging digital technologies present business and society with all kinds of opportunities and challenges. Here's your chance to engage with the new management mindsets needed to address them.

  • Procurement and Supply Chain Operations

    This module explains how procurement ensures the effective supply of the materials that businesses need. Core concepts include managing business relationships, planning operations and problem solving.

  • Consumer and Business Buyer Behaviour

    The consumer should be at the heart of any marketing activity. In this module, you'll build a deeper understanding of consumer behaviour and how you can use this information to develop effective marketing plans, marketing communications and develop products and services to satisfy unmet needs.

  • Financial Reporting

    This module covers a wide range of the regulatory aspects of financial reporting. It will enable you to understand and evaluate the meaning and construction of traditional financial statements of companies, according to international accounting standards

  • Financial Management

    Develop a fundamental understanding of investment, financing and dividend decisions. You'll be introduced to the basic techniques and concepts needed to evaluate complex financial management problems.

  • Decision Making for Managers

    You will explore decision making and a range of factors that can impact upon decision makers in organisational settings. You'll consider the potential for decision making to become compromised by, amongst other things, bias and overly narrow consideration of complex situations, as well as looking at ways to improve the effectiveness of decision making.

  • Passport Languages

    The Passport Foreign Language Scheme provides you with the opportunity to develop your language skills. You can join a module to learn a new foreign language or to improve your existing language skills and intercultural competence. Languages include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese and Russian.

  • Summer School

    Broaden your experience in an international setting and study in one of our partner institutions for up to three weeks over the summer. This module can count towards your degree.

  • Research Methods

    This module offers the exciting opportunity to prepare and undertake a small action research project. It will introduce you to research methodology, the need for ethical approval, how to find and analyse data, and how you can use literature to support the formulation of a research question. The module will also help you to become better critical readers of others’ research.

Final year

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

Core modules

Core and compulsory modules are fundamental to achieving the learning outcomes for your course and must be studied.

  • Sustainability Reporting and Communication

    Increasingly society expects companies to report what their impacts are and explain how they are addressing them. In this module, you'll explore the questions of ‘what’ companies should report on, ‘why’, and ‘how’ to communicate it effectively to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

  • Business Strategies

    This module considers business strategy and strategic decision making in diverse organisational contexts. You'll learn to use strategic analysis to make choices which create stakeholder value and strategic advantage in the complex business world.

  • Sustainability Project

    This module gives you the opportunity to define and deliver a project which explores and evaluates a sustainability issue, or issues, for a private, public or third sector organisation. You'll learn established techniques of analysis and enquiry to fulfil a project brief, and develop key personal and analytical skills relevant to sustainable business management.

  • Dissertation or Research Project

Optional modules

Optional modules let you tailor the course to your interests. Please note, the availability of optional modules can vary each trimester.

  • Passport Languages

    The Passport Foreign Language Scheme provides you with the opportunity to develop your language skills. You can join a module to learn a new foreign language or to improve your existing language skills and intercultural competence. Languages include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese and Russian.

  • Management Consulting

    You will be introduced to management consulting and a range of tools and techniques which are used in consulting projects. You'll also get plenty of opportunities to apply these in a number of team-based activities.

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More about this course

Our business management programmes are perfect if you want to develop a broad skill-set that will help you deal with the complexity and diversity of the modern business world. You'll discover how organisations work and discover how to seize the right opportunities at the right time. But you'll also learn how to be a responsible manager by considering legal and ethical issues. You'll study in state-of-the-art facilities under leading experts who'll bring theory to life with exciting case studies, live projects and guest speakers. Our many professional accreditations illustrate our relevance to the real world of business.

By choosing to focus on sustainability, you'll gain specialist knowledge in one of the biggest issues facing our planet and one now having a huge influence on business practices. You can also opt to spend a year of your programme in work, gaining invaluable experience and creating contacts. Or spend a year studying abroad with one of our partners across Europe, Asia, North America and Australia to give your degree an international flavour. There are also opportunities to take part in international summer schools including top destinations such as Copenhagen Business School and Hong Kong University.

Teaching and learning

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and supervised laboratory and studio sessions. The types of scheduled lessons you’ll have depend on the course you study.

Placement hours typically include time spent on a work placement, studying abroad, or field trips.

Independent study is the time outside your scheduled timetable, where you’ll be expected to study independently. This typically involves coursework, assignments, reading, preparing presentations and exam revision.

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

22%

78%

Second year

8%

92%

Final year

100%


Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests.

Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

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Where you'll study

The location below may not be the exact location of all modules on your timetable. The buildings you'll be taught in can vary each year and depend on the modules you study.

Hull Campus

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Tailor your course by studying business as a core subject with one of four complementary specialist areas.

One of very few universities to offer a four-year business programme with an integrated masters.

Learn with state-of-the-art business software in our inspiring Grade II listed buildings.

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Study abroad and gain valuable and life-enriching experience as part of your degree.

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Entry requirements

During Clearing we look at all of your qualifications and experience, not just your academic grades – you're more than just letters on a page!

Some courses do still have requirements such as previous study in your subject area, or specific GCSE grades. Others have additional requirements such as an interview or a satisfactory DBS check.

Please call us now on 01482 462238 to find out if we have a course that’s suitable for you.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250 per year*
  • International: £13,500 per year*

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation - but capped to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Additional costs

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 

Future prospects

A range of possibilities are open to our graduates from exciting employment opportunities - particularly in the field of sustainability - to starting your own business.

Recent graduates have gone on to work with companies including Deloitte, the Prince’s Trust, Npower, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Asda and Santander.

Positions secured include working as administration managers, trainee bank managers, property managers and quality assurance managers.

Other graduates elect to progress to further study, either here at Hull or with universities all over Britain and around the world.