BA (Hons)
Business and Management

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3 or 4 years

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Course Overview

At the heart of every successful business are people with the expertise to use physical and human resources effectively, leading teams to embrace the challenges they face and find the best way forward.

Our BA (Hons) Business and Management is designed for students who want to work in the fast-paced global world of business, whether it is in a private, public, or a third sector organisation.

The course aims to help you develop the capacity to address the challenges of business practice by managing complexity, being confident in conditions of uncertainty, and positively responding to unintended consequences. You are encouraged to think and act as managers, developing your critical-thinking skills, and building a broad knowledge of core business subject areas.

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

Why Choose Lincoln

Hands-on experience during a professional practice year

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute

Online training for personal and professional skills

Access to industry through guest speakers and visits

Undertake problem-based learning and develop a professional portfolio

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How You Study

From the outset of the course, students are expected to tackle subjects which underpin business practice, such as finance, organisational behaviour, and economics. This moves on to more complex aspects of management in the second year including sustainability, leadership, innovation, operations, human resource management, and budgeting.

In the final year, you will study core modules in strategic management, leadership, digital marketing, and philosophy, and can choose to specialise in ethics, crisis management, financial management, global marketing strategy, or independent research

Core modules on this programme have integrated opportunities for you to innovate and develop your leadership skills. There are opportunities for you to undertake problem-based learning, develop reflective practice, and design, develop, and present portfolios.

Most modules include lectures. These are designed to inspire and motivate students, introduce you to particular topics, and give an overview of current issues and debates within the discipline. Some are given by visiting practitioners who provide 'live' case material and offer students industry contacts and careers advice.

In seminars, which typically involve numbers of fewer than 20, you are able to articulate your own thoughts and clarify ideas through discussion with others.

A variety of learning methods will be used, including in-class group exercises, discussions, presentations, evaluation of sample material, and case study analysis. Students are expected to prepare prescribed material for seminars as well as generally keep abreast of current developments in their discipline.

Student Stories - Callum's Journey

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† 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.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.CoreDigitalisation Work and Employment 2024-25MGT1534MLevel 42024-25This module aims to prepare students to engage critically with theories and issues related to ‘organisations’ and ‘organising’. It aims specifically to develop students’ abilities to explore the underlying assumptions embodied by different modes of organising and to track the ways in which power and control are variously mobilised, enacted and resisted.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.CoreManagement: Concepts and Practices 2024-25MGT1533MLevel 42024-25This module takes a critical approach to organisation and management, and broadens students' horizons by exploring how approaches to managing shift in response to new theories and practices.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 2 2024-25MOD1394MLevel 42024-25OptionalAdvanced German 2 2024-25MOD1396MLevel 42024-25OptionalAdvanced Spanish 2 2024-25MOD1398MLevel 42024-25OptionalBusiness English Culture and Society 2 2024-25MOD1408MLevel 42024-25OptionalCore Chinese 2 2024-25MOD1400MLevel 42024-25OptionalCore French 2 2024-25MOD1402MLevel 42024-25OptionalCore German 2 2024-25MOD1404MLevel 42024-25OptionalCore Italian 2 2024-25MOD1629MLevel 42024-25OptionalCore Spanish 2 2024-25MOD1406MLevel 42024-25OptionalIntermediate French 2 2024-25MOD1410MLevel 42024-25OptionalIntermediate German 2 2024-25MOD1412MLevel 42024-25OptionalIntermediate Spanish 2 2024-25MOD1414MLevel 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.OptionalBudgeting 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.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, Creativity and Change 2025-26MGT2035MLevel 52025-26The module develops skills of innovation, creativity and critical inquiry through a student led project which focuses on an ongoing business problem. Through the inquiry project the module seeks to examine the everyday practical challenges of being innovative and creative in the workplace.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.CoreLeadership 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.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 52025-26OptionalBusiness 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.OptionalConsumer 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.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 culturesOptionalInnovation 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.OptionalIntermediate French for Business 4 2025-26MOD2598MLevel 52025-26OptionalIntermediate German for Business 4 2025-26MOD2600MLevel 52025-26OptionalIntermediate Spanish for Business 4 2025-26MOD2602MLevel 52025-26OptionalLIBS 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.OptionalDigital 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.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.CoreNew Ways of Managing and Leading 2026-27MGT3287Level 62026-27This module gives student the opportunity to investigate current research into the practice of business and management. Students can explore the effects of shifts in economics, politics, and society’s interests on business management and reflect on the implications this will have on ways of thinking, managing, and working in contemporary organisations.CorePhilosophy of Management 2026-27MGT3033MLevel 62026-27This module explores the complexity of the relationship between knowledge, theories and action. Management is regarded as both practical and pragmatic, but also fundamentally a philosophical phenomenon. In this context, the underpinning epistemological and ontological assumptions of management theories, as well as managerial practices, are scrutinized.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.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.OptionalGlobal 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.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.OptionalRepresentations of Organisations in Popular Media 2026-27MGT3031MLevel 62026-27This module explores how the subjects of management and organisation are represented by popular media forms such as Hollywood film and television drama. In contemporary society, visual media plays an important part in shaping our expectations and understandings of organisations. Not only do popular media forms determine the information we receive and the perceptions and opinions we come to hold, it can also provide us with a way of making sense of our own experiences of work. For future managers and leaders, reading film and television texts is an important way of gaining insight into the cultural ideology embedded within these texts and developing a critical awareness of the role of the media in reproducing systems of power and authority associated with the dominant culture. Looking at a diverse range of media genres, from hospital television drama to ‘mockumentary’ to science fiction films. This module investigates the ways in which dramatic representations and stereotypes work to create and perpetuate popular understandings of organisational structures and managerial processes. The module seeks to develop students’ abilities to read media texts and interpret their cultural and social significance relative to their own organisational experience and the experience of others through a range of teaching and learning activities including reading, lectures, screenings, seminar discussions, and student presentations. This student-led approach supports the enhancement of personal responsibility, research, and team working skills.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.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.

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, project, essay, report, portfolio, and reflective log; practical work including presentation, exhibition, role play, and oral assessment. Exams can include in-class tests or written exam.

The business and management 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 degree. Quality feedback is integral to the degrees teaching and learning strategy. Where possible feedback is available electronically. Students have access to one-to-one meetings to receive personalised feedback about their performance.


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. Students are expected to source their own placements and tutors can provide support and advice during this process if required. You don't have to pay tuition fees for this year, but you will need to cover your travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

Students who complete the one-year work placement will be awarded a BA (Hons) Business and Management (with Professional Practice). Those who choose not to complete a placement or year abroad will receive a BA (Hons) Business and Management, 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 the second and third year. Successful completion of the International Year Abroad will be reflected in the award title - BA (Hons) Business and Management (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. 

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.

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Professional Skills

The degree offers online training to develop personal and professional skills in areas such as management development, employability mathematics, and finance. Bite-sized online training is also available to enhance proficiency with frequently used business software. Training is available for packages such as Word, Outlook, Excel.

The University of Lincoln is proud of its approach to nurturing entrepreneurship in its students. Lectures and visiting practitioners provide insight into current practice and global issues, while real-world projects help challenge students to develop problem solving skills.

Academics and students on the degree also work closely with the Business Society to provide access to industry through guest speakers and business visits. This is very much the social arm of the degree.

What Can I Do with a Business and Management Degree?

Graduates from our BA (Hons) Business and Management may go on to work in project management, logistics management, consultancy, retail, human resources, marketing, finance, manufacturing, education, information technology, and telecommunications, as well as public sector management.

My course offered up-to-date industry knowledge that allowed me to thrive during my professional placement year with the bank that has since offered me a graduate role.

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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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.


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 for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas 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:

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 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

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.

Course -Specific Additional Costs

As part of this course, students can choose to undertake a year of work placement following the second year. They are expected to source their own paid placement, but can be supported through the process. No tuition fees will be due for this year, but students will be expected to cover their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

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The best way to find out what it is really like to live and learn at Lincoln is to visit us in person. We offer a range of opportunities across the year to help you to get a real feel for what it might be like to study here.

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The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.