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BA (Hons) Business Studies BA (Hons) Business

One-year work placements are available as part of this degree, enabling students to gain real-world experience.

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Brayford Pool

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N100

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Dr Herbert Mapfaira - Programme Leader

Dr Herbert Mapfaira - Programme Leader

Dr Herbert Mapfaira is a Senior Lecturer in Operations Management and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Business Studies.

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Welcome to BA (Hons) Business Studies

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

Business Studies at Lincoln 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.

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

As part of this course, students can choose a one-year work placement following the second year. They are expected to source their own paid placement, and tutors can provide support during the process if required. Students who successfully complete their studies with a year on work placement will receive the award title BA (Hons) Business Studies (with Work Placement). Those who do not will receive a BA (Hons) Business Studies award, or equivalent exit award.

There are no tuition fees for the work placement year, but students will need to pay for their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

Welcome to BA (Hons) Business

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

Business at Lincoln 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.

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

As part of this course, students can choose a one-year work placement following the second year. They are expected to source their own paid placement, and tutors can provide support during the process if required. Students who successfully complete their studies with a year on work placement will receive the award title BA (Hons) Business (with Work Placement). Those who do not will receive a BA (Hons) Business award, or equivalent exit award.

There are no tuition fees for the work placement year, but students will need to pay for their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

How You Study

The course is designed to explore a variety of topics, drawn broadly from the areas of statistics, economics, marketing, operations, and strategy.

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

In the final year, students are able to choose from a range of modules. This enables them to take their business knowledge further and develop a career specialism by choosing the subject areas aligned to their personal interests.

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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How You Study

The course is designed to explore a variety of topics, drawn broadly from the areas of statistics, economics, marketing, operations, and strategy.

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

In the final year, students are able to choose from a range of modules. This enables them to take their business knowledge further and develop a career specialism by choosing the subject areas aligned to their personal interests.

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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Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

Information for Offer Holders Joining Us in Autumn 2021

Letter from Head of Department of Management

We are delighted you are interested in joining us at the University of Lincoln and I am writing to let you know about our planning for the new academic year. You currently have an offer of a place at the University and we want to keep you updated so you can start preparing for your future, should you be successful in meeting any outstanding conditions of your offer.

We fully intend your experience with us at Lincoln to be engaging, supportive and academically challenging. We are determined to provide our students with a safe and exciting campus experience, ensuring you benefit from the best that both face-to-face and online teaching offer. We have kept our focus on friendliness and community spirit at Lincoln and we look forward to your participation in that community.

As you know, the UK Government has published its roadmap for the easing of Covid lockdown restrictions in England. There are still some uncertainties for universities around possible restrictions for the next academic year, particularly in relation to social distancing in large-group teaching. We are planning in line with government guidance for both face-to-face and online teaching to ensure you have a good campus experience and can complete all the requirements for your programme. We are fully prepared to adapt and flex our plans if changes in government regulations make this necessary during the year.

Face-to-face teaching and interaction with tutors and course mates are key to students’ learning and the broader student experience. Face-to-face sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, workshops, practicals and lab sessions. Students tell us that there are real benefits to some elements of online learning within a blended approach, such as revisiting recorded materials and developing new digital skills and confidence. At Lincoln we aim to take forward the best aspects of both.

This letter sets out in detail various aspects of the planned experience at Lincoln for your chosen subject area, and we hope the information is helpful as you plan for your future.

Teaching and Learning

Within Lincoln International Business School (LIBS) we are planning to maximise face-to-face teaching for your seminars and for any module where numbers are small enough to run workshops and some lecture content safely. We also know that students have really valued being able to access our lectures remotely, you can learn anywhere but still engage in a live taught session, asking your lecturer questions in real time. You also don’t need to feel nervous asking a question out loud as you might in a large lecture theatre. These online sessions will also be recorded for you to replay or view later if you miss them. We will continue to record attendance for both face-to-face and remote events.

For our face-to-face events, you are likely to engage in group discussions, you might undertake exercises, practical demonstrations and give presentations from work you have prepared in advance for classes. These sessions are also flexible for you to ask questions of fellow students and your lecturers to help your learning. They are also a great way to make friends and maintain relationships with fellow students on your programme. We will continue to monitor the situation regarding Covid and take feedback from yourselves as students, always following government advice and direction, so our plans could see an increase in the face-to-face events we hold. We will, however, continue with some more blended and flexible provision so we maximise the number of students who can access as many of our learning events, anywhere and as often as possible.

The University Campus

We are very proud of our beautiful and vibrant campuses at the University of Lincoln and we have used our extensive indoor and outdoor spaces to provide students with access to study and social areas as well as learning resources and facilities, adapting them where necessary in line with government guidance. All the mitigations and safety measures you would expect are in place on our campuses (at Lincoln, Riseholme and Holbeach), such as hand sanitisers, one-way systems, and other social distancing measures where these are required.

Student Wellbeing and Support

The University’s Student Wellbeing Centre and Student Support Centre are fully open for face-to-face and online support. Should you, as one of our applicants, have any questions about coming to Lincoln in October or any other concerns, these specialist teams are here for you. You can contact Student Wellbeing and the Student Support Centre by visiting https://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk where service details and contact information are available, or if you are in Lincoln you can make an appointment to meet a member of the team.

To enable you to make the most out of your experience in Lincoln and to help you access course materials and other services, we recommend that you have a desktop, laptop or tablet device available during your studies. This will enable you to engage easily with our online learning platforms from your student accommodation or from home. Students can use IT equipment on campus in the Library, our learning lounges, and specialist academic areas; however, there may not always be a space free when you have a timetabled session or an assessment to complete which is why we recommend you have your own device too, if possible. If you are struggling to access IT equipment or reliable internet services, please contact ICT for technical support and Student Support who can assist you with further advice and information.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible start to university life and to helping you to prepare for your time with us. As part of this commitment, you can access our Student Life pre-arrival online support package. This collection of digital resources, advice and helpful tips created by current students is designed to help you prepare for the all-important first steps into higher education, enabling you to learn within a supportive community and to make the most of the new opportunities that the University of Lincoln provides. When you are ready, you can begin by going to studentlife.lincoln.ac.uk/starting.

Students’ Union

Your Students’ Union is here to make sure that you get the most from every aspect of your student experience. They will be providing a huge range of in-person and virtual events and opportunities - you are sure to find something perfect for you! Meet people and find a new hobby by joining one of their 150 sports teams and societies. Grab lunch between teaching or a drink with friends in The Swan, Towers or The Barge. Learn new skills and boost your CV by taking part in training courses and volunteering opportunities in your spare time. Grab a bike from the Cycle Hire and explore the city you will be calling home.

To start off the new academic year, your Students’ Union will be bringing you The Official Lincoln Freshers Week 2021, with a huge line-up of social events, club nights, fayres and activities for you enjoy (restrictions permitting). Keep an eye on www.facebook.com/lincolnfreshers21 for line-up and ticket updates, so you don’t miss out.

Most importantly, your Students’ Union will always be there for you when you need it most; making sure that your voice as a student is always heard. The SU Advice Centre can provide independent advice and support on housing, finance, welfare and academic issues. As well as this, your Course Representatives are always on hand to make sure that you are getting the best from your academic experience. To find out more about the Students’ Union’s events, opportunities, support and how to get in contact go to: www.lincolnsu.com.

Student Accommodation

Many applicants will choose to live in dedicated student accommodation on, or close to, campus and you may well have already booked your student residence for the upcoming year. All University-managed student accommodation will have our Residential Wardens in place. Residential Wardens are here to help you settle into your new accommodation and will be offering flatmate and residential support activities throughout the year. If you have booked University accommodation, you will have already heard from us with further details on where you will be living to help you prepare. If you have not yet booked your accommodation, we still have plenty of options available. In the meantime, lots of advice and information can be found on the accommodation pages of our website.

The information detailed in this letter will form part of your agreement with the University of Lincoln. If we do not hear from you to the contrary prior to enrolment, we will assume that you acknowledge and accept the information contained in this letter. Adaptations to how we work may have to be made in line with any future changes in government guidance, and we will communicate these with you as necessary. Please do review the University’s Admissions Terms and Conditions (in particular sections 8 and 9) and Student Complaints Procedure so you understand your rights and the agreement between the University and its students.

We very much hope this information is useful to help you plan for the next step in your academic journey, and we look forward to welcoming you here at Lincoln this Autumn. This is the start of a new phase and will be an exciting time for all of us. If you have any questions, please do email me at joannasmith@lincoln.ac.uk.

Joanna Smith

Head of Department of Management

† 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.

Data Analytics 2021-22ECO1023MLevel 42021-22This 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 ensuring that students are 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.CoreEmployability and Careers 2021-22MGT1027MLevel 42021-22This module is designed to enable students to identify potential career paths, understand power, emotional intelligence and responsibility in a professional context. Moreover, the module enhances 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 will learn from industry guest speakers who will share their personal career journeys and provide detailed advice on specific graduate job opportunities.CoreIntroduction to Business Finance 2021-22FIN1012MLevel 42021-22This 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.CoreIntroduction to Business Law 2021-22ACC1026MLevel 42021-22This module aims to serve as an introduction to the English legal system and English contract law. The module is designed to give students the opportunity to develop a basic understanding of contract issues in England and seeks to enable students to appreciate when a legally binding agreement comes into existence, the obligations involved and the consequences of breaking such agreements. Contract law underpins a companys dealings with its customers, employees and suppliers. It is important that students appreciate the legal context in which everyday business decisions are made.CoreOrganisational Behaviour 2021-22MGT1022MLevel 42021-22This module is designed to introduce students to the principles and theories underpinning the discipline of organisational behaviour. The module draws on multiple levels of analysis to explain how individual differences, group dynamics and processes, culture, leadership, and organisation design affect behaviour. The module aims to develop students abilities to engage in critical analysis, evaluation, and argumentation through practical application of classic and contemporary research to a variety of work contexts.CorePrinciples of Marketing 2021-22MKT1001MLevel 42021-22This module is designed to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing. Students will have the chance to examine the key concepts and issues of marketing.CorePrinciples of Microeconomics 2021-22ECO1025MLevel 42021-22This 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, finance etc., 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.CoreThe Responsible Business Professional 2021-22BUS1030MLevel 42021-22The Business Professional module provides an opportunity for students to learn about the Higher Education Environment and its connection to business. The module will challenge students to consider the choices they have made with regard to the Higher Education journey and enable students to engage with Business Cases to gain further information about the workplace. The module also seeks to engage students in critical debate about the implications of sustainability in the global business community and management practice and relates to the UN Sustainable Goals as part of the commitment to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). The module will also enable students to develop transferable skills for academic study and work in a responsible business environment. Throughout the module students will be exposed to a range of ideas from business case studies that will be integral to their studies in business. These ideas will help the students to frame a business problem from a business example and offer a variety of alternative prescriptions through a team working process.CoreBudgeting for Business 2022-23FIN2142MLevel 52022-23The module is designed to equip students with the understanding and skills to help them deal with the financial issues they will face in whatever business discipline they eventually practise. Issues include the use of budgeting as a motivational tool and the potential benefits of participation in the planning process. Using variance analysis, we will consider how deviations from plan may be identified and explained, and how this may in turn be used to enhance future planning and performance.CoreBuyer Behaviour 2022-23MKT2017MLevel 52022-23This module is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to understand what buyer 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 primary on consumer behaviour, but in addition important attention will be paid to business and organisational buyer behaviour.CoreFinance for Business 2022-23FIN2144MLevel 52022-23The 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 practise. At its conclusion, students should have a solid understanding of the key elements of financial accounting and financial management that inform and affect the manager.CoreHuman Resource Management 2022-23HRM2105MLevel 52022-23This module endeavours to appreciate the importance of the Human Resource (HR) function in an organisational context. The module explores and examines strategic and operational aspects of the HR function in light of the broader business, social and ethical context. The practices associated with the management of human resources e.g. recruitment and selection, appraisal, training, reward systems etc are examined within what constitutes good practice, and more significantly with the relevant issues attached.CoreOperations Management 2022-23BUS2141MLevel 52022-23This 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.CoreStrategic Management 2022-23BUS2654MLevel 52022-23The overall objective of module is for students to understand and rigorously apply the principal concepts, analytical frameworks and techniques of strategic management.CoreBusiness English and Communication 2022-23MOD2591MLevel 52022-23The aim of this 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.OptionalCompetition and Regulation 2022-23ECO2103MLevel 52022-23This module explores some key areas of microeconomic policy for business. At its heart it is a consideration of competition theory and industrial structure. This informs the analysis of competition policy in sectors, such as telecoms and airlines. This is extended to a consideration of injecting competition into the state sector. Other areas of state intervention are explored where activities are taxes; prices are regulated; or industry is incentivised to relocate. Throughout, concepts and applications are made relevant to real world examples.OptionalCross Cultural Management 2022-23MGT2034MLevel 52022-23This 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 2022-23BUS2177MLevel 52022-23The 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.OptionalInternational Economics 2022-23ECO2006MLevel 52022-23This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge of the gains to be made from trading internationally. It focuses also on the gains to be made from economic integration and the globalisation process. The module also seeks to examine the main patterns of trade and exchange and aims to demonstrate how free trade can be influenced by government and the future risks of protectionism.OptionalKnowledge Management 2022-23MGT2038MLevel 52022-23This module aims to introduce students to key concepts of organisational knowledge, knowledge management and learning and the links with the innovating processes in organisations. Initially, the module seeks to explore different approaches to organisational knowledge management by differentiating between declarative, procedural and tacit knowledge in organisations. The module then moves on to provide students with an opportunity to consider knowledge in terms of intellectual capital and intellectual capital as an organisational asset.OptionalLIBS International Year Abroad 2022-23MGT2286MLevel 52022-23Lincoln 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 Universitys 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.OptionalMacroeconomic Environment for Business 2022-23ECO2110MLevel 52022-23This module provides an opportunity for students to extend their understanding of macroeconomics. It emphasises the role of macroeconomics as an applied discipline, focusing on issues facing the worlds economies featured in the Financial Times. By the end students are expected to be able to use the techniques learned to interpret changing macroeconomic aggregates, events and policies.OptionalPrinciples of Macroeconomics 2022-23ECO2203MLevel 52022-23This module aims to provide the non-economist with an amalgam of macroeconomic theory and contemporary comment which prepares students for a further study in economics. There is a grounding in basic macro concepts such as inflation and deflation, growth and stagnation, and balance of payment issues and exchange rates.OptionalPrinciples of Project Management 2022-23BUS2040MLevel 52022-23This 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).OptionalProfessional Practice 2023-24MGT2037MLevel 52023-24This 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.OptionalServices Marketing 2022-23MKT2012MLevel 52022-23This module aims to provide students with an adequate understanding of services marketing and to help prepare them for entering into work. Topics currently analysed in academic research and also adopted by businesses will be covered: such as service quality and customer satisfaction; service encounters; servicescape; experiential marketing and the role of employees in the service delivery.OptionalStrategic Marketing Planning 2022-23MKT2021MLevel 52022-23This module considers how changing macro and micro environmental influences impact and are incorporated into the marketing planning process. The module blends a theoretical and applied approach, requiring students to use relevant models and frameworks both in the analysis of case material and when developing a sustainable product concept.OptionalAdvanced Strategy for Business 2023-24BUS3576MLevel 62023-24Strategy for Business focuses on the decisions that fundamentally influence the direction of the organisation and the effective implementation of the chosen direction. This module links strategy theory and practice. Up until this time, most of your education within the Business Studies programme has emphasised a specialised, functional perspective of business situations. All of these disciplines play a critical role in the success of a business, but how do they fit together? In this module, we integrate these views and experiences by taking a strategic approach to business decisions.CoreLeadership and High Performance Teams 2023-24MGT3028MLevel 62023-24This module aims to offer students two significant moments of practical reflection. Firstly, the module provides students with the opportunity to reflect on some of the powerful images of leadership that influence their own views on leading, following and leadership. Secondly, the module asks for students to consider their own skills, qualities and capabilities in order to consider their near future and the question 'what sort of leader am I and what sort of leader might I become?'CoreAdvanced Business English and Communication 2023-24MOD3337MLevel 62023-24This module aims to enable students to gain a high-level communicate skills to communicate successfully 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.OptionalConsultancy Project (Business) 2023-24MKT3092MLevel 62023-24The Consultancy Project module provides the opportunity for students to work as Marketing/PR/Advertising consultants on a live company project. The overriding goal is for students to experience real company problems first hand and to work in small groups to attempt to find information and ideas that offer meaningful solutions to the client company. Students will have the chance to apply knowledge gained from the degree programme in a real world environment.OptionalContemporary Issues in Management 2023-24MGT3020MLevel 62023-24This module provides an opportunity to draw on the School's current research into critical management issues and to introduce students to contemporary topics that are both practically and theoretically relevant.OptionalCrisis Management 2023-24TOU3120MLevel 62023-24This 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 organisations 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.OptionalDigital Business and E-Commerce 2023-24MKT3093MLevel 62023-24This module provides students with the opportunity to develop an overview of e-business by reviewing how firms run their businesses, organise operational infrastructures, share information with business partners and communicate with customers. It explores the role of e-commerce (that is, the trading of goods and services through online systems such as e-sales and e-purchases) 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.OptionalDisaster Management 2023-24TOU3119MLevel 62023-24This 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.OptionalDissertation (Business) 2023-24BUS3019MLevel 62023-24The dissertation is a major independent piece of work intended to develop a students ability to actively engage with core disciplinary issues. The dissertation focuses on analysis, synthesis, and critique. In undertaking dissertation research, students are required to demonstrate the ability to identify, organise, and select from a large body of material in order to produce a coherent, well-defined, and internally consistent representation of their findings.OptionalEntrepreneurship 2023-24BUS3023MLevel 62023-24The module has been designed to develop entrepreneurial skills to enable graduates to pursue careers in a range of industries. Students can study the various theoretical aspects of both foundation and contemporary aspects of entrepreneurship and enterprise in order to self-appraise their own personal environment. The module examines modern day success stories of contemporary businesses and traces their origins and reasons for successful accomplishments. It aims to reflect the entrepreneurial learning process which informs how entrepreneurs learn from previous mistakes. The module offers a generic examination of the principles of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activity, within a variety of settings of SMEs and regional and rural settings. The module 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, to facilitate the management of change and/or the achievement or 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.OptionalFinancial Management For Business 1 2023-24FIN3031MLevel 62023-24This 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 2023-24FIN3032MLevel 62023-24This 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.OptionalHuman Resource Management (Level 3) 2023-24HRM3108MLevel 62023-24The main purpose of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to appreciate the importance of the Human Resource function in an organisational context. The module aims to explore and examine strategic as well as operational aspects of the function in the light of the contemporary business environment besides the social and ethical context.OptionalMarketing Communications 2023-24MKT3087MLevel 62023-24The module places the development of marketing communications in the context of business and marketing strategies. Theories of information processing and buyer behaviour, both at individual and organisational level, are explored and applied in the development of communication plans. Particular emphasis is placed on the discussion of the elements of the communications mix, the media selection and the evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of communications.OptionalPersonal Financial Planning 2023-24FIN3025MLevel 62023-24Personal financial planning is the process whereby individuals can determine whether or not they can meet their financial objectives through proper management of their financial resources. This module demonstrates and explores the application of a range of techniques used to help achieve this aim. Many students will go on to work in the financial services sector. This module aims to provide these students with a fundamental underpinning of the issues they are likely to face when working in this industry.OptionalVenture Creation 2023-24BUS3020MLevel 62023-24This 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

† 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.

Data Analytics 2022-23ECO1023MLevel 42022-23This 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 ensuring that students are 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.CoreEmployability and Careers 2022-23MGT1027MLevel 42022-23This module is designed to enable students to identify potential career paths, understand power, emotional intelligence and responsibility in a professional context. Moreover, the module enhances 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 will learn from industry guest speakers who will share their personal career journeys and provide detailed advice on specific graduate job opportunities.CoreIntroduction to Business Finance 2022-23FIN1012MLevel 42022-23This 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.CoreIntroduction to Business Law 2022-23ACC1026MLevel 42022-23This module aims to serve as an introduction to the English legal system and English contract law. The module is designed to give students the opportunity to develop a basic understanding of contract issues in England and seeks to enable students to appreciate when a legally binding agreement comes into existence, the obligations involved and the consequences of breaking such agreements. Contract law underpins a companys dealings with its customers, employees and suppliers. It is important that students appreciate the legal context in which everyday business decisions are made.CoreOrganisational Behaviour 2022-23MGT1022MLevel 42022-23This 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 2022-23MKT1001MLevel 42022-23This module is designed to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing. Students will have the chance to examine the key concepts and issues of marketing.CorePrinciples of Microeconomics 2022-23ECO1025MLevel 42022-23This 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, finance etc., 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.CoreThe Responsible Business Professional 2022-23BUS1030MLevel 42022-23The Business Professional module provides an opportunity for students to learn about the Higher Education Environment and its connection to business. The module will challenge students to consider the choices they have made with regard to the Higher Education journey and enable students to engage with Business Cases to gain further information about the workplace. The module also seeks to engage students in critical debate about the implications of sustainability in the global business community and management practice and relates to the UN Sustainable Goals as part of the commitment to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). The module will also enable students to develop transferable skills for academic study and work in a responsible business environment. Throughout the module students will be exposed to a range of ideas from business case studies that will be integral to their studies in business. These ideas will help the students to frame a business problem from a business example and offer a variety of alternative prescriptions through a team working process.CoreBudgeting for Business 2023-24FIN2142MLevel 52023-24The module is designed to equip students with the understanding and skills to help them deal with the financial issues they will face in whatever business discipline they eventually practise. Issues include the use of budgeting as a motivational tool and the potential benefits of participation in the planning process. Using variance analysis, we will consider how deviations from plan may be identified and explained, and how this may in turn be used to enhance future planning and performance.CoreBuyer Behaviour 2023-24MKT2017MLevel 52023-24This module is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to understand what buyer 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 primary on consumer behaviour, but in addition important attention will be paid to business and organisational buyer behaviour.CoreFinance for Business 2023-24FIN2144MLevel 52023-24The 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 practise. At its conclusion, students should have a solid understanding of the key elements of financial accounting and financial management that inform and affect the manager.CoreHuman Resource Management 2023-24HRM2105MLevel 52023-24This module endeavours to appreciate the importance of the Human Resource (HR) function in an organisational context. The module explores and examines strategic and operational aspects of the HR function in light of the broader business, social and ethical context. The practices associated with the management of human resources e.g. recruitment and selection, appraisal, training, reward systems etc are examined within what constitutes good practice, and more significantly with the relevant issues attached.CoreOperations Management 2023-24BUS2141MLevel 52023-24This 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.CoreStrategic Management 2023-24BUS2654MLevel 52023-24The overall objective of module is for students to understand and rigorously apply the principal concepts, analytical frameworks and techniques of strategic management.CoreBusiness English and Communication 2023-24MOD2591MLevel 52023-24The aim of this 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.OptionalCompetition and Regulation 2023-24ECO2103MLevel 52023-24This module explores some key areas of microeconomic policy for business. At its heart it is a consideration of competition theory and industrial structure. This informs the analysis of competition policy in sectors, such as telecoms and airlines. This is extended to a consideration of injecting competition into the state sector. Other areas of state intervention are explored where activities are taxes; prices are regulated; or industry is incentivised to relocate. Throughout, concepts and applications are made relevant to real world examples.OptionalCross Cultural Management 2023-24MGT2034MLevel 52023-24This 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 2023-24BUS2177MLevel 52023-24The 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.OptionalInternational Economics 2023-24ECO2006MLevel 52023-24This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge of the gains to be made from trading internationally. It focuses also on the gains to be made from economic integration and the globalisation process. The module also seeks to examine the main patterns of trade and exchange and aims to demonstrate how free trade can be influenced by government and the future risks of protectionism.OptionalKnowledge Management 2023-24MGT2038MLevel 52023-24This module aims to introduce students to key concepts of organisational knowledge, knowledge management and learning and the links with the innovating processes in organisations. Initially, the module seeks to explore different approaches to organisational knowledge management by differentiating between declarative, procedural and tacit knowledge in organisations. The module then moves on to provide students with an opportunity to consider knowledge in terms of intellectual capital and intellectual capital as an organisational asset.OptionalLIBS International Year Abroad 2023-24MGT2286MLevel 52023-24Lincoln 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 Universitys 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.OptionalMacroeconomic Environment for Business 2023-24ECO2110MLevel 52023-24This module provides an opportunity for students to extend their understanding of macroeconomics. It emphasises the role of macroeconomics as an applied discipline, focusing on issues facing the worlds economies featured in the Financial Times. By the end students are expected to be able to use the techniques learned to interpret changing macroeconomic aggregates, events and policies.OptionalPrinciples of Macroeconomics 2023-24ECO2203MLevel 52023-24This module aims to provide the non-economist with an amalgam of macroeconomic theory and contemporary comment which prepares students for a further study in economics. There is a grounding in basic macro concepts such as inflation and deflation, growth and stagnation, and balance of payment issues and exchange rates.OptionalPrinciples of Project Management 2023-24BUS2040MLevel 52023-24This 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).OptionalProfessional Practice 2024-25MGT2037MLevel 52024-25This 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.OptionalServices Marketing 2023-24MKT2012MLevel 52023-24This module aims to provide students with an adequate understanding of services marketing and to help prepare them for entering into work. Topics currently analysed in academic research and also adopted by businesses will be covered: such as service quality and customer satisfaction; service encounters; servicescape; experiential marketing and the role of employees in the service delivery.OptionalStrategic Marketing Planning 2023-24MKT2021MLevel 52023-24This module considers how changing macro and micro environmental influences impact and are incorporated into the marketing planning process. The module blends a theoretical and applied approach, requiring students to use relevant models and frameworks both in the analysis of case material and when developing a sustainable product concept.OptionalAdvanced Strategy for Business 2024-25BUS3576MLevel 62024-25Strategy for Business focuses on the decisions that fundamentally influence the direction of the organisation and the effective implementation of the chosen direction. This module links strategy theory and practice. Up until this time, most of your education within the Business Studies programme has emphasised a specialised, functional perspective of business situations. All of these disciplines play a critical role in the success of a business, but how do they fit together? In this module, we integrate these views and experiences by taking a strategic approach to business decisions.CoreLeadership and High Performance Teams 2024-25MGT3028MLevel 62024-25This module aims to offer students two significant moments of practical reflection. Firstly, the module provides students with the opportunity to reflect on some of the powerful images of leadership that influence their own views on leading, following and leadership. Secondly, the module asks for students to consider their own skills, qualities and capabilities in order to consider their near future and the question 'what sort of leader am I and what sort of leader might I become?'CoreAdvanced Business English and Communication 2024-25MOD3337MLevel 62024-25This module aims to enable students to gain a high-level communicate skills to communicate successfully 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.OptionalConsultancy Project (Business) 2024-25MKT3092MLevel 62024-25The Consultancy Project module provides the opportunity for students to work as Marketing/PR/Advertising consultants on a live company project. The overriding goal is for students to experience real company problems first hand and to work in small groups to attempt to find information and ideas that offer meaningful solutions to the client company. Students will have the chance to apply knowledge gained from the degree programme in a real world environment.OptionalContemporary Issues in Management 2024-25MGT3020MLevel 62024-25This module provides an opportunity to draw on the School's current research into critical management issues and to introduce students to contemporary topics that are both practically and theoretically relevant.OptionalCrisis Management 2024-25TOU3120MLevel 62024-25This 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 organisations 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.OptionalDigital Business and E-Commerce 2024-25MKT3093MLevel 62024-25This module provides students with the opportunity to develop an overview of e-business by reviewing how firms run their businesses, organise operational infrastructures, share information with business partners and communicate with customers. It explores the role of e-commerce (that is, the trading of goods and services through online systems such as e-sales and e-purchases) 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.OptionalDisaster Management 2024-25TOU3119MLevel 62024-25This 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.OptionalDissertation (Business) 2024-25BUS3019MLevel 62024-25The dissertation is a major independent piece of work intended to develop a students ability to actively engage with core disciplinary issues. The dissertation focuses on analysis, synthesis, and critique. In undertaking dissertation research, students are required to demonstrate the ability to identify, organise, and select from a large body of material in order to produce a coherent, well-defined, and internally consistent representation of their findings.OptionalEntrepreneurship 2024-25BUS3023MLevel 62024-25The module has been designed to develop entrepreneurial skills to enable graduates to pursue careers in a range of industries. Students can study the various theoretical aspects of both foundation and contemporary aspects of entrepreneurship and enterprise in order to self-appraise their own personal environment. The module examines modern day success stories of contemporary businesses and traces their origins and reasons for successful accomplishments. It aims to reflect the entrepreneurial learning process which informs how entrepreneurs learn from previous mistakes. The module offers a generic examination of the principles of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activity, within a variety of settings of SMEs and regional and rural settings. The module 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, to facilitate the management of change and/or the achievement or 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.OptionalFinancial Management For Business 1 2024-25FIN3031MLevel 62024-25This 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 2024-25FIN3032MLevel 62024-25This 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.OptionalHuman Resource Management (Level 3) 2024-25HRM3108MLevel 62024-25The main purpose of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to appreciate the importance of the Human Resource function in an organisational context. The module aims to explore and examine strategic as well as operational aspects of the function in the light of the contemporary business environment besides the social and ethical context.OptionalMarketing Communications 2024-25MKT3087MLevel 62024-25The module places the development of marketing communications in the context of business and marketing strategies. Theories of information processing and buyer behaviour, both at individual and organisational level, are explored and applied in the development of communication plans. Particular emphasis is placed on the discussion of the elements of the communications mix, the media selection and the evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of communications.OptionalPersonal Financial Planning 2024-25FIN3025MLevel 62024-25Personal financial planning is the process whereby individuals can determine whether or not they can meet their financial objectives through proper management of their financial resources. This module demonstrates and explores the application of a range of techniques used to help achieve this aim. Many students will go on to work in the financial services sector. This module aims to provide these students with a fundamental underpinning of the issues they are likely to face when working in this industry.OptionalVenture Creation 2024-25BUS3020MLevel 62024-25This 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

How you are assessed

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year.

The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year.

The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

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.

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.

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 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 will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

We 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.

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 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.

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

Entry Requirements 2022-23

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 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 will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

We 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.

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 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.

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

Work Placement Year

As part of this course, students can choose a one-year work placement following the second year, enabling them to apply their knowledge in a real business setting. They are expected to to source their own paid placement, and tutors can provide support during the process if required. No tuition fees will be due for this year, but students will be expected to pay their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

For 2021/22 students who successfully complete their studies with a year of work placement will receive the award title BA (Hons) Business Studies (with Work Placement). Those who do not will receive a BA (Hons) Business Studies award, or equivalent exit award. For 2022/23 students completing a work placement year, they will receive the award title BA (Hons) Business (with Work Placement). Those who do not will receive a BA (Hons) Business award, or equivalent exit award.  

Those students who are unable to undertake or choose not to participate in the work placement year scheme, may have the option to undertake a work-related project such as a piece of consultancy or an enterprise project, to give them experience of solving real industry problems.

Students who require a Tier 4 visa to study will be issued a CAS with a course length that should be sufficient for you to complete the course without the placement year. If you decide to undertake the the course and find a work placement as part of the course this will add additional time to your course and a new Tier 4 visa will be required either before or after the work placement to extend your stay in the UK.

There are also opportunities for relevant work experience and career development as part of the degree course itself, as well as through various other Lincoln International Business School and University schemes. For more information, please visit LIBS work placement pages.

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

Tamika Gayle, BA (Hons) Business Studies graduate

Career Opportunities

Business Studies graduates may go on to work in e-commerce, financial management, retail management, human resources, 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.

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. Find out more.

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