BA (Hons)
Business

Key Information


Duration

3 or 4 years

Typical Offer

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Campus

Brayford Pool

UCAS Code

N100

Academic Year

Course Overview

Graduates with a broad knowledge base in finance, marketing, human resources, operations, management, and economics are well-placed to embrace opportunities in a range of exciting business contexts.

Our BA (Hons) Business combines elements of all of these disciplines. It offers students the opportunity to develop the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills needed to enter the competitive world of business.

The course takes an international perspective to help prepare students for the global nature of modern business practice, offering the opportunity to specialise in areas of particular interest and acquire workplace experience.

Students have opportunities to complete a one-year work placement or international year abroad which will be reflected in their award title - BA (Hons) Business (with Professional Practice), or BA (Hons) Business (International Study Year). Those who choose not to complete a placement or year abroad will receive a BA (Hons) Business award, or equivalent exit award.

Why Choose Lincoln

Hands-on experience during a professional practice year

Undertake real-life, industry-related projects

Business insights from visiting practitioners

Choose modules aligned to your personal interests

Graduates working at IBM, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, and Siemens

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How You Study

The course is designed to explore a variety of topics, drawn broadly from the areas of finance, economics, marketing, operations, human resources, entrepreneurship, and strategy. The course's learning activities are aimed at developing your creativity, critical thinking, complex problem solving, and entrepreneurial thinking, alongside developing your understanding of principles and practices of business and management.

The first year introduces key elements of business, including economics, finance, marketing, business analytics, creativity and entrepreneurship, and organisational behaviour. The second year builds on this foundation with modules designed to develop professional skills in operations management, consumer behaviour, human resources management, and innovation.

In the final year, modules are designed to enable you to practice and develop confidence in creative problem solving, enterprise, and entrepreneurship, to provide you with the mindset, knowledge, and skills that allow for success in innovation driven organisations. In addition, you can choose from a range of modules to take your business knowledge further and develop a career specialism by choosing the subject areas aligned to your personal interests.

Modules


† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Business Environment (Micro) 2024-25ECO1032Level 42024-25This module explores a range of economic concepts and basic analytical techniques. The focus of the module is the Financial Times (FT). The FT covers issues relating to operations management, accounting, HRM, economics, and finance, all of which are relevant to a business degree. Students are encouraged to keep abreast of current events in the commercial environment, which can help when competing for placements and employment opportunities in the commercial world.CoreCreativity and Entrepreneurial Thought 2024-25BUS1025MLevel 42024-25The module aims to provide students with the experience of developing an understanding of creativity and how it drives innovative thought and fits within the context of entrepreneurial behaviour. In addition, the module draws together both the business and economy and aims to demonstrate how both creativity and entrepreneurial values effect each other.CoreData Analytics for Business 2024-25ECO1031Level 42024-25This module develops some quantitative techniques that underpin research and business analysis. It promotes a critical awareness and understanding of some of the processes, techniques, and technology by which numerical information can be collected and analysed. In addition to helping students become competent in relevant numerical techniques, it anticipates the requirements of later modules, such as independent study, that entail analysis of numerical information using statistical tests.CoreFinance for non-specialists 2024-25FIN1012MLevel 42024-25This module is designed to provide an introduction to basic business finance for non-specialist students. The module explores the essential elements of business finance, which are required for a career in business, in any discipline.CoreOrganisational Behaviour 2024-25MGT1022MLevel 42024-25This module is intended for students who are interested in understanding the way people work, as individuals and as group members in firms. The module explores essential topics in a clear, concise and informative manner, aiming to introduce students to the interpersonal perceptual processes in a work environment; the key behavioural factors determining effective and ineffective groups; the usefulness of theories on leadership/management styles; and the difficulties in implementing change in organisations.CorePrinciples of Marketing 2024-25MKT1001MLevel 42024-25This module provides an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing, as well as marketing technologies that will underpin the more specialist marketing modules at higher levels. Students are introduced to the key concepts, terminologies, and issues of marketing not only in specific businesses, but also in a broad social context. The module shows how sustainable market success can be achieved through business environment analysis and customer-centred product/services development. The module will examine the customer journey and stakeholder engagement to evaluate the impact of marketing activities on consumers, the environment, and society. Students will also benefit from gaining insights on the latest marketing thinking, trends, and techniques; learning from experienced marketing practitioners and developing creative mindset, cognitive flexibility, social and emotional intelligence to manage the plethora of opportunities and challenges that will help them to success in future world of work.CoreAdvanced French 1 2024-25MOD1393MLevel 42024-25OptionalAdvanced French 2 2024-25MOD1394MLevel 42024-25OptionalAdvanced German 1 2024-25MOD1395MLevel 42024-25OptionalAdvanced German 2 2024-25MOD1396MLevel 42024-25OptionalAdvanced Spanish 1 2024-25MOD1397MLevel 42024-25OptionalAdvanced Spanish 2 2024-25MOD1398MLevel 42024-25OptionalBusiness English Culture and Society 1 2024-25MOD1407MLevel 42024-25OptionalBusiness English Culture and Society 2 2024-25MOD1408MLevel 42024-25OptionalCore Chinese 1 2024-25MOD1399MLevel 42024-25OptionalCore Chinese 2 2024-25MOD1400MLevel 42024-25OptionalCore French 1 2024-25MOD1401MLevel 42024-25OptionalCore French 2 2024-25MOD1402MLevel 42024-25OptionalCore German 1 2024-25MOD1403MLevel 42024-25OptionalCore German 2 2024-25MOD1404MLevel 42024-25OptionalCore Italian 1 2024-25MOD1628MLevel 42024-25OptionalCore Italian 2 2024-25MOD1629MLevel 42024-25OptionalCore Spanish 1 2024-25MOD1405MLevel 42024-25OptionalCore Spanish 2 2024-25MOD1406MLevel 42024-25OptionalIntermediate French 1 2024-25MOD1409MLevel 42024-25OptionalIntermediate French 2 2024-25MOD1410MLevel 42024-25OptionalIntermediate German 1 2024-25MOD1411MLevel 42024-25OptionalIntermediate German 2 2024-25MOD1412MLevel 42024-25OptionalIntermediate Spanish 2 2024-25MOD1414MLevel 42024-25OptionalIntermediate Spanish 1 2024-25MOD1413MLevel 42024-25OptionalProfessional Development 2024-25MGT1027MLevel 42024-25This module is designed to enable students to identify potential career paths, understand power, emotional intelligence, and responsibility in a professional context. Moreover, the module can enhance the students' understanding of the graduate job market and the skills they need for meeting employer requirements and securing a job. Assessments enable the students to map their skills and competences based on the analysis of job descriptions and practise interview and presentation skills. In addition to lectures and seminars, the students can learn from industry guest speakers who will share their personal career journeys and provide detailed advice on specific graduate job opportunities.OptionalThe Business Professional 2024-25BUS1030MLevel 42024-25 The Business Professional module provides an opportunity for students to learn about principles of management and its connection to business. The module will challenge students to consider management as a process involves identifying challenges in the workplace, evaluating different strategies and controlling and monitoring the implemented strategy to achieve organisational vision, mission and objectives. It enable students to engage with Business Cases from a variety of business organisations to gain further information about the workplace. The module also seeks to engage students in critical debate about the implications of ethics and responsible management in the global business community and management practice and relates to sustainability and the UN Sustainable Goals as part of the commitment to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME).OptionalBusiness Finance Practice 2025-26FIN2020MLevel 52025-26This module is designed to equip students with understanding and skills to help them deal with the financial issues they will face in whatever business discipline they eventually practice. At its conclusion, students should have a solid understanding of the key elements of financial management that inform and affect the choices made by business. Furthermore, students have a platform in the principles, models, and issues that underpin the advanced aspects of the subject area. Business Finance Practice is concerned with the efficient and effective management of the finances of an organisation in order to achieve its objectives. It involves planning and controlling: where funds are raised from, where funds are deployed to, and whether funds are being used effectively or not. In many organisations, Finance is recognised as one of the major management functions alongside others such as marketing, production and human resources. In this module, students can develop an understanding of several principles that underpin business finance as a discrete discipline. Students are able to learn to analyse real world companies’ stock and financial performance as well as financial health. Students can also learn to solve finance problems and provide data and information using computer technology.CoreConsumer Behaviour 2025-26MKT2017MLevel 52025-26Understanding how consumers really behave has been identified as one of the fundamental issues which serve to distinguish marketing from other disciplines. This module explores the thoughts , feelings, and actions of people in the consumption process. The module is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to understand what consumer behaviour is, why it is important for marketers and organisations, and how to initiate customer research activities to explore the increasing complexity of customer behaviour. The focus will be around exploring how consumer attitudes and behaviours are formed and strategies adopted by marketers to influence the consumer decision-making process.CoreEthics, Sustainability and Responsibility 2025-26MGT2291MLevel 52025-26This module builds on the principles of the United Nations Global Compact and the ‘purpose’ of the Principles of Responsible Management Education, as well as the ‘essence’ of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Vision 2050, to develop the knowledge, skills, and capabilities of students to be future creators of sustainable value for business, and to work towards an increasingly inclusive society and a more sustainable global economy. This involves rethinking and reengineering business strategies and activities, to understand organisational constructs and influences, as well as that of their ’own agency’, to be the change that produces and secures economic, social, and environmental value for current and future generations. This means systematically examining contemporary business, economic development, and the historic relationships with a ‘Eurocentric’ social-cultural construct within global commerce and management, to discover a fairer and increasingly viable future. As a consequence, this module will ask students to explore and reflect on responsible management, sustainability, and ethical practice, as well as the resultant effects on global society, and the environmental costs created by human interaction as they analyse and evaluate contrasting strategies and approaches. This will not only provide a better understanding of the challenges of responsibly managing sustainability and ethical practice but will also identify and emphasise the questions to be addressed in respect of their future management endeavours.CoreHuman Resource Management 2025-26HRM2105MLevel 52025-26This module endeavours to provide an introduction to the importance of the Human Resource Management (HRM) function in an organisational context. The module explores and examines the strategic role of HRM and its contribution to the operational aspects of the HR function to support workforce planning in light of the broader business, social and ethical context. The module provides an important oversight for both aspiring HR practitioners and also future organisational managers.CoreInnovation Management 2025-26BUS2177MLevel 52025-26The module provides an introduction to the underlying theories and concepts relating to the innovation process in the firm. It clarifies the nature and definition of innovation in the form of varied types of new Activity including product and process innovation, service innovation and organisational and business model innovation. As a result of the module students are expected to have a better understanding of the innovation process and how it might be supported in a variety of organisations.CoreInternational Business Environment 2025-26ECO2205Level 52025-26This module explains the gains to be made from economic integration and the globalisation process. It examines the main patterns of trade and exchange and shows how free trade can be influenced by the government and the future risks of protectionism. Trade is also supported by international capital markets and exchange rate determination as well as international policy coordination and these factors need to be well understood.CoreOperations Management 2025-26BUS2141MLevel 52025-26This module is designed to introduce students to a wide range of Operations Management topics that contribute to an understanding of organisations as systems seeking to remain viable and competitive within their environment.CoreAdvanced French for Business 4 2025-26MOD2586MLevel 52025-26OptionalAdvanced German for Business 4 2025-26MOD2588MLevel 52025-26OptionalAdvanced Spanish for Business 4 2025-26MOD2590MLevel 52025-26OptionalBudgeting for Business 2025-26FIN2142MLevel 52025-26Building on concepts from the first year module Finance for Non-Specialists, this module focuses on utilising management, accounting, and financial information for the purpose of planning business activities. In accordance with the QAA Subject Benchmark for Business and Management, the module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the management of finance and the use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, and decision-making.OptionalBusiness English and Communication A 2025-26MOD2370MLevel 52025-26This module is only for students whose first language is not English. The aim of the module is to enable students to communicate successfully in the international business world. The module focuses on a range of business skills that can be applied in a global context, as well as the skills and themes associated with working in a foreign country or dealing with international businesses. The module places an emphasis on independent study. The module aims to strengthen and consolidate existing communicative competence and introduce new skills. Students can learn persuading, influencing, negotiating and problem solving skills. There is the opportunity to develop a broad critical understanding of cultural issues and their impact on businesses.OptionalBusiness English and Communication B 2025-26MOD2371MLevel 52025-26This module is only for students whose first language is not English. The aim of the module is to enable students to communicate successfully in the international business world. The module focuses on a range of business skills that can be applied in a global context, as well as the skills and themes associated with working in a foreign country or dealing with international businesses. The module places an emphasis on independent study. The module aims to strengthen and consolidate existing communicative competence and introduce new skills. Students can learn persuading, influencing, negotiating, and problem solving skills. There is the opportunity to develop a broad critical understanding of cultural issues and their impact on businesses.OptionalCore Chinese for Business 4 2025-26MOD2605MLevel 52025-26OptionalCore French for Business 4 2025-26MOD2594MLevel 52025-26OptionalCore German for Business 4 2025-26MOD2596MLevel 52025-26OptionalCore Italian for Business 4 2025-26MOD2609MLevel 52025-26OptionalCore Spanish for Business 4 2025-26MOD2604MLevel 52025-26OptionalCross Cultural Management 2025-26MGT2034MLevel 52025-26This module is designed for students who are thinking of a career in the international arena. It will be of use to anyone interested in working in multinationals or those interested in understanding how business is conducted across different culturesOptionalIntermediate French for Business 4 2025-26MOD2598MLevel 52025-26OptionalIntermediate German for Business 4 2025-26MOD2600MLevel 52025-26OptionalIntermediate Spanish for Business 4 2025-26MOD2602MLevel 52025-26OptionalLeadership and High Performance Teams 2025-26MGT2292Level 52025-26This an opportunity to explore theory of leadership and teamworking through a critical management lens. The module considers the role of structure, culture and environment on the practices of leadership and teamworking. The module will consider power and equality in relation to leadership and team work practice.OptionalLIBS International Year Abroad 2025-26MGT2286MLevel 52025-26Lincoln International Business School (LIBS) believes that an option to study overseas is a valuable educational opportunity for our students. The optional year is intended to: - enable students to benefit from studying similar subjects within a cross cultural environment, by exposing students to a wider academic and cultural experience; - facilitate reflexivity in learning and personal and professional development; - enhance their future employment opportunities by increasing their cultural and professional mobility. This module is optional for all taught on campus undergraduate students within Lincoln International Business School. Study Abroad is a year long module which enables students to spend time studying abroad at one of the University's approved partner institutions. During the year spent abroad, students share classes with local students and study on a suite of locally-delivered taught modules which have been approved in advance by the University. As many partner institutions support internships it is anticipated that some students will elect to combine study (minimum one semester equivalent) with work and or a period of volunteering. Eligible students must have completed their second year of study to a satisfactory standard (normally with an average of a 2.2 or above, dependent upon partner requirements) standard and successfully completed the application process. Upon completion of the study period abroad, each student will be required to submit a portfolio including a reflection on the experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.OptionalPrinciples of Project Management 2025-26BUS2040MLevel 52025-26This module aims to provide a solid foundation in the theory and best practice of project management, with the aim of developing the practical skills of how to plan, implement and control projects. The module provides students with the chance to develop an understanding of the system perspective on management and a practically oriented introduction to the nature and purpose of project management and its key functions (scope, time, cost, quality, risk). To adequately balance the hard skills learned, the module also involves an appreciation of how to communicate with project stakeholders and an understanding of the organisational and human issues involved in managing projects.OptionalProfessional Practice 2025-26MGT2037MLevel 52025-26This module is aimed at those students who have decided to take a year out of formal studies to gain accredited work experience and are registered on a degree programme with an accredited professional practice element. The Professional Practice Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation. It should be a three way co-operative activity between employer, student and University from which all parties benefit. Students can choose to pursue a variety of options including a placement year, a consultancy project or a work-based dissertation. Potential costs relating to this module are outlined in the Features tab.OptionalStrategic Marketing Planning 2025-26MKT2021MLevel 52025-26This module builds on the theoretical concepts introduced in the Principles of Marketing module. Through a blend of theoretical and applied approaches, students undertaking this module can explore how changing macro and micro environmental influences impact and are incorporated into the marketing planning process.OptionalDesign Thinking for Innovation 2026-27MGT3288MLevel 62026-27The module provides the opportunity for students to gain analytical and practical skills which have been identified by employers as needed by graduates to make a fast start in their careers and to contribute to and to innovation and change-related projects and activities. The skills developed in the module will increase students’ attractiveness to potential employers and enable them to make a faster impact in their careers once employed.CoreDigital Marketing and E-Commerce 2026-27MKT3094Level 62026-27The central theme of this module revolves around understanding the various concepts, theories and models associated with developing and marketing an ecommerce business and applying them to organisations, customers and stakeholders. Students are provided with opportunities to practice and conceptualise their own ecommerce business and consider the role of digital marketing in terms of how it contributes to the maintenance and development of an online business. This module explores the role of e-commerce on market position, competition and sustainability, and encourages student to reflect on the changing nature of the relationship between the supplier and user /the human and the digital interface. Students are offered an opportunity to develop important subject specific practical and digital skills and knowledge that most organisations would recognise as being highly important or alternatively would serve them well in the development of their own business. The module delves into how to market an e-commerce business, learning practical digital skills and applies digital marketing skills which will typically include; search engine optimisation, key word placement, PPC advertising, social media marketing and digital lead generation tactics to support sales through an e-commerce platform.CoreGlobal Entrepreneurship 2026-27BUS3578MLevel 62026-27Students undertaking this module can learn how to identify, recognise, and use entrepreneurial skills, skills which are sought after throughout industry and government organisations. The module ultimately aims to equip students with a comprehensive depth and range of entrepreneurial theory.CoreLeadership Practice 2026-27MGT3289Level 62026-27The module adopts a practice based approach. The module will explore skills associated with leadership practice and provide an opportunity to rehearse and develop these skills in a supportive and safe environment. Participants will learn about their own behaviours and those of others and receive and give feedback to enable personal development.CoreStrategy 2026-27MGT3286Level 62026-27This module aims to introduce the concepts, theories, and techniques of strategic management, enabling learners to develop a well informed and critical understanding of the business environment. Students can also develop the tools and frameworks to analyse and evaluate complex, changing, and emerging issues facing 21st century organisations, help them to know and conceive how organisation can create and sustain competitive advantage over rivals in the marketplace.CoreAdvanced French Business, Culture and Society 5 2026-27MOD3338MLevel 62026-27OptionalAdvanced French Business, Culture and Society 6 2026-27MOD3339MLevel 62026-27OptionalAdvanced German Business, Culture and Society 5 2026-27MOD3340MLevel 62026-27OptionalAdvanced German Business, Culture and Society 6 2026-27MOD3341MLevel 62026-27OptionalAdvanced Spanish Business, Culture and Society 5 2026-27MOD3342MLevel 62026-27OptionalAdvanced Spanish Business, Culture and Society 6 2026-27MOD3343MLevel 62026-27OptionalBusiness Ethics in the 21st Century 2026-27BUS3577MLevel 62026-27Students studying this module will understand that business ethics comprises of complex ideas, applications, and interpretations about not only what is right and wrong, but also why things are considered right and wrong. Business ethics is key part of developing responsible leadership at all levels of organisations.OptionalCore Chinese Business, Culture and Society 5 2026-27MOD3344MLevel 62026-27OptionalCore Chinese Business, Culture and Society 6 2026-27MOD3345MLevel 62026-27OptionalCore French Business, Culture and Society 5 2026-27MOD3346MLevel 62026-27OptionalCore French Business, Culture and Society 6 2026-27MOD3347MLevel 62026-27OptionalCore German Business, Culture and Society 5 2026-27MOD3348MLevel 62026-27OptionalCore German Business, Culture and Society 6 2026-27MOD3349MLevel 62026-27OptionalCore Italian Business, Culture and Society 5 2026-27MOD3354MLevel 62026-27OptionalCore Italian Business, Culture and Society 6 2026-27MOD3355MLevel 62026-27OptionalCore Spanish Business, Culture and Society 5 2026-27MOD3350MLevel 62026-27OptionalCore Spanish Business, Culture and Society 6 2026-27MOD3351MLevel 62026-27OptionalCrisis Management 2026-27TOU3120MLevel 62026-27This module addresses the implications of interruption to business and the issues and problems that may arise in connection with measures designed to counteract the effect of such interruption. Students are introduced to the underlying rationale for crisis management and business continuity initiatives both from a theoretical and professional perspective. The module examines the positioning of crisis management within an organisation’s overall strategic plan by reference to examples of good practice from organisations at home and abroad. Students can examine the role and function of effective crisis communication during times of crisis. Approaches to crisis management are evaluated and applied to a range of organisational case studies. The module also explores the relationship between crisis management and risk management which is seen as an inherent part of all businesses and which is further compounded by the uncertainties with the nature of product and consumer.OptionalDisaster Management 2026-27TOU3119MLevel 62026-27This module examines the various scenaria that arise during the management of natural disasters. It enables students to examine different ‘disaster’ situations and competing approaches to disaster management intervention measures. The module aims to expose students to the anatomy of disaster and to reflect upon the best strategic practices for the management and control of disasters and emergencies. The module uses real case studies to demonstrate the importance of preparedness for disaster, and the need for effective recovery and rehabilitation measures. Students are introduced to the levels of command and the systems in place for any situation requiring major emergency or disaster management. The module also examines the position of relief workers and victims caught up in disaster. As such, this module analyses a range of strategic options in terms of theory and practice. The development of strategic thinking is relevant to both those interested in uniformed and non-uniformed public sector management. The module aims to increase students’ awareness of the nature and management of disasters, drawing on an interdisciplinary approach. It is designed to enable graduates to engage with and relate to disaster professionals with confidence and commitment.OptionalEntrepreneurial Finance 2026-27FIN3029MLevel 62026-27Students studying this module can explore the theories, knowledge, and financial tools that entrepreneurs need to start, build, and harvest a success venture. The module also outlines how and where successful entrepreneurs obtain financing.OptionalEssential English Leadership Skills A 2026-27MOD3357Level 62026-27This module is only for students whose first language is not English. The module aims to enable students to gain high-level communication skills appropriate for leaders in the international business world. The main aims are to strengthen and consolidate existing communicative competence and introduce new skills as appropriate, to apply communication skills to selected professional contexts, and to provide increasing opportunities for initiative, autonomy, and group work. The module aims to enable students to be able to communicate information effectively within international businesses to a diverse range of audiences, presenting an organisation and its services or products in the clearest possible way to consumers, clients and colleagues. Students can develop the skills to work successfully in a team and in a professional manner appropriate for leadership.OptionalEssential English Leadership Skills B 2026-27MOD3358Level 62026-27This module is only for students whose first language is not English. The module aims to enable students to gain high-level communication skills appropriate for leaders in the international business world. The main aims are to strengthen and consolidate existing communicative competence and introduce new skills as appropriate, to apply communication skills to selected professional contexts, and to provide increasing opportunities for initiative, autonomy, and group work. The module aims to enable students to be able to communicate information effectively within international businesses to a diverse range of audiences, presenting an organisation and its services or products in the clearest possible way to consumers, clients and colleagues. Students can develop the skills to work successfully in a team and in a professional manner appropriate for leadership.OptionalFinancial Management For Business 1 2026-27FIN3031MLevel 62026-27This module is designed to enhance students learning from their level two studies and to take their appreciation of theoretical finance into the real world of business application. The module will aim to teach the financial skills and knowledge that will be invaluable to students whichever career they subsequently pursue.OptionalFinancial Management For Business 2 2026-27FIN3032MLevel 62026-27This module is designed to enhance students' learning from Financial Management for Business 1 and to expand their thinking, application and challenge of a number of areas of corporate finance, aiming to give students a range of practical tools and understanding for their eventual roles within a plethora of different types of organisation.OptionalGlobal Marketing Strategy 2026-27MKT3088Level 62026-27The aim of this module is to provide students with a thorough understanding of global marketing, including historical perspectives, trends, and issues characterising international markets, and considers the strategic marketing implications for companies operating in a rapidly changing and dynamic global business environment. For many organisations, the importance of a global perspective and strategy is vital to long-term success. Competitive marketing strategy, examined in a global context, is a market-oriented approach that establishes a profitable and sustainable position for the firm against all the forces that determine industry and ultimately international conditions of trading. The module introduces different global marketing strategies and approaches, specifically market entry strategies and the impact that macro- and micro-environments have on international operations. Students can further develop an understanding of effective marketing communication and branding within a global context.OptionalIndependent Project - Research 2026-27MGT3290MLevel 62026-27The Final Independent Research Project, allows students to undertake a substantive piece of research in the context of both their chosen degree specialism and Lincoln International Business School's commitment to principles of responsible management. Research areas will be framed by areas of research expertise existing with relevant departments. Students will progress through guided research and workshops to supervised independent study.OptionalStrategic Human Resource Development 2026-27 HRM3111Level 62026-27The major function of the module is to locate the role of Human Resource Development (HRD) function in the organisational context. The module explores and examines strategic as well as operational aspects of the function in the light of the contemporary business environment and social context.OptionalVenture Creation 2026-27BUS3020MLevel 62026-27This module enables students to apply free thinking to contemporary situations so as to apply a conceptual environment to a number of business situations. It examines modern day success stories of contemporary businesses, traces their origins and reasons for successful accomplishments, and reflects on the entrepreneurial learning process. The module aims to examine how and why businesses operate, why people start businesses and others do not and finally, why some are successful and others not. The module explores venture creation within different contexts, such as the rise in popularity of third sector organisations and the role of the social entrepreneur. It supports the full development of entrepreneurial skills and sensitivities for use in existing organisations, to facilitate the management of change and/or the achievement of organisational goals. In addition, it aims to prepare students for involvement in inter-organisational relationships and joint ventures requiring the mobilisation of entrepreneurial skills and knowledge.Optional

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. In addition to the information provided on this course page, our What You Need to Know page offers explanations on key topics including programme validation/revalidation, additional costs, contact hours, and our return to face-to-face teaching.

Business Studies is a diverse course where you are able to have a taste of everything, allowing you to tailor you learning to any business career.

How you are assessed

The degree uses a range of assessment types which can assess individual performance and group performance to reflect the variety of learning styles in students. Assessments can include coursework such as assignments, projects, essays, reports, portfolios, and reflective logs, as well as practical work including presentations, exhibitions, role play, and oral assessments. Exams can include in-class tests or written exams.

The course aims to provide timely feedback to students. Feedback is designed to identify areas of strength, weakness, and improvement in a student's work to support learning throughout the course. Quality feedback is integral to the course's teaching and learning strategy. Feedback is available electronically. Students have access to one-to-one meetings to receive personalised feedback about their performance.

Accreditation

The course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students completing the degree can achieve a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership from the CMI. As Affiliate Members of the CMI, you have access to CMI’s business mentoring scheme, career development centre, and professional learning resources to help develop professional expertise and to build relationships with industry throughout your degree.

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Professional Practice Year

All full-time students on this course have the opportunity to take a year-long professional practice placement after the second year. A placement enables you to gain valuable experience and apply your knowledge in a real business setting. You don't have to pay tuition fees for this year, but will need to cover your travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

Students who complete the one-year professional practice placement will be awarded a BA (Hons) Business (with Professional Practice). Those who choose not to complete a placement will receive a BA (Hons) Business, or equivalent exit award.

International Study Year

All full-time students on this course are able take an optional year abroad encompassing study at one partner institution (one term) with the option to work, volunteer, or continue study abroad (second term). The International Year Abroad takes place between years two and three. Successful completion of the International Year Abroad will be reflected in the award title - BA (Hons) Business (International Study Year). If you choose this option, you won't have to pay tuition fees for that year but will be required to cover your own travel, accommodation, and general living costs. 

 

Take the Business Challenge

There may be opportunities to take part in the Lincoln International Business School's 4.0 Challenge, where students are paired with businesses in order to explore how digital technology can be used to improve business operations, allowing them to develop and enhance their problem-solving skills.

Explore the 4.0 Challenge
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What Can I Do with a Business Degree?

A degree in Business can prepare students for a career working in e-commerce, financial management, retail management, human resources, manufacturing, project management, consultancy, and marketing, among other sectors. Lincoln graduates have gone on to work for organisations including IBM, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, Siemens, and Anglian Water.

This is a diverse course, where you are able to have a taste of everything, allowing you to tailor your learning to any business career.

Broaden Your Horizons

Lincoln International Business School students can expand their horizons, visit our partner universities, and see international business in action by joining funded international trips to exciting overseas destinations. Places are awarded competitively to eligible students each academic year.

Our Field Trips
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Entry Requirements 2024-25

United Kingdom

104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels

International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma from a minimum of 2 Higher Level subjects.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit or equivalent.

T Level: Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points.

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and do accept a combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTECs, EPQ etc.

We will also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

International students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

The University of Lincoln's International College also offers university preparation courses for international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements. Upon successful completion, students can progress to Bachelor's study at the University of Lincoln. Please visit https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/internationalcollege/ for more information.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Contextual Offers

At Lincoln, we recognise that not everybody has had the same advice and support to help them get to higher education. Contextual offers are one of the ways we remove the barriers to higher education, ensuring that we have fair access for all students regardless of background and personal experiences. For more information, including eligibility criteria, visit our Offer Guide pages.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. To help support students from outside of the UK, we are also delighted to offer a number of international scholarships which range from £1,000 up to the value of 50 per cent of tuition fees. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Working in Partnership

Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.The University of Lincoln is a member of AACSB, a global nonprofit association connecting educators, students, and businesses to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders.

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