If you want to build on your knowledge and experience of business management to develop your career then this part-time degree is for you. The course is flexible, relevant and designed to make you a more effective manager and leader. You'll be able to make use of your own work experience, as well as learning from the latest research and theory relevant to the current world of work.
The course combines an excellent grounding in fundamental business management concepts, with an emphasis on the development of business management knowledge and skills. It also focuses on your personal and professional development and will build your capacity for progression to more senior management roles.
Is this course for me?
This degree seeks to build your business management and leadership knowledge and develop your skills and ability to plan and operate at a strategic level.The course is taught one evening a week, so you can study alongside your work and other commitments.
On successful completion of the degree you will be eligible for a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 qualification in Leadership and Management (subject to CMI moderation).
You'll study functional, operational and strategic aspects of management across five themed pathways covering consultancy, leadership, skills, innovation and decision-making, all within the context of the ethics and responsibility, global and cultural and employability threads which run through the modern workplace.
Details of typical modules/components for our courses will now be published after July 1st (instead of May 1st), due to current limitations as a result of covid-19. These details may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Learning and teaching
Teaching is imaginative and supportive to make sure that you are intellectually stretched and helped to become an independent inquirer. Group sizes are small enough for you to engage actively and be well supported.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
Assessments are varied and include essays, projects, case studies, group presentations and examinations. This wide range gives you the opportunity to work to your strengths and to gain skills in different forms of expression.
Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: 3 A-level passes or equivalent
GCSE: English and Maths grade C/4 or above, or equivalent
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Access to HE Diploma
60 credits overall, with 45 graded credits at Level 3 of which 30 must be at Merit and 15 at Pass.
Pass, Pass, Pass
Work experience which demonstrates your appreciation of a range of different roles and/or work settings and/or management.
Additional consideration will be given to life experience and circumstances in which you have gained prior qualifications.
Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications or contact the Schools Undergraduate Admissions Team.
Alternative Entry Scheme for Mature Applicants
If you are a mature applicant (over 21 at the point of entry) and if you don’t have the required A Levels or GCSE qualifications, you can complete our Alternative Entry Scheme. As part of this you may be asked to take tests in English and maths and to write an essay. Contact the Lifelong Learning Centre for more information.
If you are a mature student or want to study part-time the Lifelong Learning Centre offers a free, confidential and impartial pre-entry guidance service. Our experienced staff can also talk to you about how you might meet the entry criteria and what support may be available to you.
How to apply
Apply to this course through the Lifelong Learning Centre.
We will treat all applications individually. We’ll take into account an applicant’s life experience and the circumstances in which you have gained prior qualifications and we encourage you to cover these things in your personal statement.
Your application will be reviewed by the Admissions team, and if you’re successful you’ll be invited to an interview. This could be either in person or on the phone. If you’re entering through the Alternative Entry Scheme you’ll be sent details after your interview.
UK/EU: To be confirmed
International: To be confirmed
You will study at 67% intensity (80 credits) for years 1-4. Fees for 2020/21 will be £6,167 (67% of £9,250). In year 5 you will study at 33% intensity (40 credits). The fee you are charged in years 2 to 5 will be calculated as a proportion of the full-time fee agreed for that year.
There are no upfront fees to pay. All eligible students are able to borrow the entire cost of tuition fees making study free at the point of entry, with good repayment terms. You are eligible if you are studying for 30+ credits per year on a programme which is at a higher level than any qualification already held. Previous study in Higher Education may affect your eligibility.
Fees for part-time courses are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.
Scholarships and financial support
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more in our Undergraduate funding overview.
Depending on your circumstances, non-repayable financial support is available from the Leeds Financial Support scheme.
A qualification from the University of Leeds counts: our graduates are highly valued by employers. When you complete your degree programme you will also become part of a network of highly employable graduates.
A University of Leeds degree will make you very attractive to employers and enhance your career prospects. The Business Management degree has recently been redeveloped to offer a broader and deeper understanding of business, so you are well placed to progress to more senior management roles within your existing organisation or move to a new role in a different organisation.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. Thats one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.