Key Information

Part-time

18 to 24 months

Typical Offer

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Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

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Course Code

BUSMDLUB

BA (Hons) Business Management

Please note: This degree is a Work Based Distance Learning (WBDL) programme.

Key Information

Part-time

18 to 24 months

Typical Offer

See Website

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

Course Code

BUSMDLUB

Welcome to BA (Hons) Business Management

The BA (Hons) Business Management programme offers students the opportunity to advance their career through engaging in personal and professional development, with the aim of increasing management competence and enhancing overall employability.

This work-based distance learning programme is designed to provide those working within an appropriate environment, and commonly already holding professional qualifications, the management skills to effectively and efficiently manage their work areas.

The degree draws upon specialised knowledge and skills you have already developed during the course of your employment.

The degree encourages the development of lifelong learners and offers the following key features:

  • A blended learning approach, drawing on University of Lincoln's expertise in delivering online programmes to part-time students in full-time employment
  • An innovative and creative approach in teaching, learning and assessment, drawing on a range of digital and technological learning tools
  • A learning experience, offering students a wider critical perspective on the consequences of individual decisions and actions and on the ethics of being socially responsible, including corporate social responsibility, part of the Lincoln International Business School’s ‘responsible futures principles’.
  • A clear focus on the student experience and academic, pastoral and professional support and care.

How You Study

This flexible learning programme can be tailored to the individual needs and circumstances and provides an academically rigorous learning environment within which students have the opportunity to extend their skills, expertise, knowledge, vision and personal and career development by:

  • engaging in independent learning, reflective debate and practice, supported throughout by a module tutor and a range of resources
  • focusing on theoretical aspects of business and management, offering the opportunity to apply theories and concepts to students' workplaces, developing knowledge in addition to developing a range of skills and abilities
  • gaining an understanding of the dynamic nature of modern organisations and the environment within which they operate by applying module content to management situations within the workplace in increasingly integrated and systematic ways


The BA (Hons) Business Management programme presents a framework within which students may engage in personal and professional development by integrating the acquisition of knowledge, skills and experience, whilst simultaneously contributing to organisational effectiveness. This programme is designed to be flexible and dynamic enough to reflect and absorb change and facilitate the student’s acquisition of a range of skills and knowledge that may be needed to rise to the challenges of the contemporary workplace.

The BA (Hons) Business Management degree presents a distance-learning framework to enable individuals to complete the programme within a two year period - the duration reflects personal circumstances, accredited experience, prior learning and work commitments.

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. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

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An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This module is designed to provide you with an opportunity to explore the behavioural aspects of organisational life. The module provides a framework for the development of self-awareness and emotional intelligence in relation to others, and interpersonal and social processes as they impact on personal and organisational effectiveness. Furthermore, an introduction to the concepts of Transactional and Transformational Leadership enables you to develop a conceptual understanding that is grounded on personal experience.

Module Overview

This 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).

Module Overview

This module aims to equip students with appropriate knowledge and skills to enable them to engage critically with their studies, and the Independent Research Project in particular.

Module Overview

This module aims to introduce students to the concept of digital communication and its components, and provoke the thought process of digital communication to enable the effectiveness and sustainability of businesses. Drawing upon a variety of conceptualisations and propositions on digital communication in business contexts, students can focus on the structure of the digital communication set-up within their own organisation and will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge, experiences and skills on using digital communication to exchange information, to facilitate effective management.

Module Overview

This module aims to apply academic theory and thinking to students' own organisation and linking finance to other functions within the organisation.

Module Overview

The dissertation is the capstone project of the programme. It provides students with the opportunity to apply, integrate, and deepen the knowledge, insights, and skills that have learned throughout the programme of study. The focus of this project should be a real-world issue or a research topic. Whilst it is intended that most students will complete a work-based research project, in keeping with the ethos of our programmes, this module seeks to enable and facilitate innovation and creativity. Therefore, the format of the final assessment can be negotiated with the supervisor, dissertation coordinator and programme leader.

Module Overview

This module is designed to develop and assess students’ ability to reflect critically on leadership and management professional practice and experiences. The expectation is that academic theory and literature will be critically reviewed and applied to the professional experience and organisational context to allow for personal development planning.

Module Overview

This module introduces students to coaching and mentoring as an approach to organisational performance improvement. Coaching can be understood as facilitating someone to reach their own potential to maximise their own performance, helping them learn rather than telling them.

Module Overview

This module introduces the creation of effective management systems for safe and effective work environments. This module looks to develop existing compliance knowledge, asking students to evaluate the policies and procedures in place within their organisation designed to achieve compliance. Students are encouraged to explore and question current processes in order to develop their own management skills, with emphasis on the human element rather than paperwork. It involves the application of a number of techniques which combine both knowledge and problem-solving skills.

Module Overview

In this module students have the opportunity to develop a solid foundation in the theory and best practice of project management, and can develop the practical skills of how to plan, implement and control projects. The module aims to provide students with an understanding of the system perspective on management and a practically-oriented introduction to the nature, purpose and standards of project management and its key functional objectives (scope, time, cost, quality, risk and flexibility). The role and qualities of the project manager and the composition of the team are also evaluated.

Module Overview

The Strategic innovation and opportunity creation elective has been designed so that upon completion of the module participants will be able to both identify, recognise and use entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial skills gained through the research and study of both theory and practice, and use these to create a value driven entrepreneurial business plan, or business case project plan. The module aims to equip students with a broad depth and range of enterprise and innovation theory which forms a foundation of knowledge on which to build a creative idea, either as a new business, or as a new project within an existing business. Researching an area or idea will form the main focus, upon which students will examine their target market/customer and both relate and synchronise them to offer value to the customer, either as a new business, or as a new project they will research a proposed innovation or value added outcome delivered within an existing business. It also aims to reflect the entrepreneurial learning process which informs how entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs learn from previous mistakes. Adopting this route does not confine the participants to the confines of small or medium business and its associated and related activities; it aims to examine the rise in popularity of third sector organisations of which the social entrepreneur plays a large role. It also supports the full development of entrepreneurial skills and sensitivities for use in existing organisations large and small, to facilitate the management of change and/or the achievement or organisational goals. In addition, it will prepare the student for involvement in inter-organisational relationships and joint ventures requiring the mobilisation of entrepreneurial skills and knowledge.

† 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.

How you are assessed

This programmes centres around work-based learning, which is not just about acquiring knowledge and a set of technical skills, but reflection and learning from experience. Application to context and evidence of application is central to the learning process as learning is seen as arising from action and problem solving within a work environment, centred around live projects and challenges to individuals and organisations.

Assignment briefs will inform students of the intended learning outcomes and requirements relating to assessment. The work-based focus of any project or assignment will involve negotiation and agreement between the student and the module tutor.

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. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Optional on-campus days may be available to you. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, University of Lincoln provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read.

However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

Each programme is designed to meet the needs of students in any business who want to upgrade their operations skills and progress their qualifications to degree level. To qualify for direct entry we normally look for a recent level 5 qualification (up to 5 years old) and on-going employment in a relevant field to the course subject area.

We may also accept candidates with a level 4 qualification or extensive work experience under certain conditions. If you are unsure of your suitability for the degree, please contact our Admissions team.

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

At Lincoln, Covid-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the student experience. We have made changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience. We will continue to follow Government guidance and work closely with the local Public Health experts as the situation progresses, and adapt our teaching and learning accordingly to keep our campus as safe as possible.

Career Opportunities

BA (Hons) Business Management programme is designed to help students advance their careers by furthering their management competence and general employability. The course is designed to enable students to extend their skills, knowledge and vision and to provide them with opportunities for personal and career development.

Working in Partnerhip

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.

LIBS 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. Find out more.

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