BA (Hons)

Business and Management

Teaching & Learning

The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload is indicative and may be subject to change.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021. In the meantime, our existing course specifications are available.

What you'll learn

Examine how managers can understand and use different financial information. You will consider how shareholders can use financial statements as a means of evaluating a firm?s performance.
Learn about the people side of business. This module is structured into four main themes: motivation, management, leadership and teams. You will look at these within the context of culture, political environment, global working and intercultural competence.
Learn to use statistical methods to describe, present and identify the salient features of business data in order to develop your ability to make sound commercial decisions.
Understand the essential economic tools and theories that enable business students to begin to identify the economic dimensions of the human condition in a business environment. The module will promote an understanding of the operation of key global markets and consider important worldwide macro-economic issues.
Become familiar with key marketing principles and appreciate how contemporary marketing concepts are used by organisations. You will gain an insight into marketing challenges and the consequences for organisations that fail to become customer-orientated.
Explore the challenges business managers face in a globalised competitive environment. This module will enable you to experience the daily challenges of running a business first-hand through the use of business simulation software. You will understand the differences between public, private and third sector companies and the functions and departments of a business, as well as developing your problem-solving abilities.
Examine how managers can understand and use different financial information. You will consider how shareholders can use financial statements as a means of evaluating a firm?s performance.
Learn about the people side of business. This module is structured into four main themes: motivation, management, leadership and teams. You will look at these within the context of culture, political environment, global working and intercultural competence.
Learn to use statistical methods to describe, present and identify the salient features of business data in order to develop your ability to make sound commercial decisions.
Understand the essential economic tools and theories that enable business students to begin to identify the economic dimensions of the human condition in a business environment. The module will promote an understanding of the operation of key global markets and consider important worldwide macro-economic issues.
Become familiar with key marketing principles and appreciate how contemporary marketing concepts are used by organisations. You will gain an insight into marketing challenges and the consequences for organisations that fail to become customer-orientated.
Explore the challenges business managers face in a globalised competitive environment. This module will enable you to experience the daily challenges of running a business first-hand through the use of business simulation software. You will understand the differences between public, private and third sector companies and the functions and departments of a business, as well as developing your problem-solving abilities.

What you'll learn

Understand the nature of managerial decision making and its complexities including the tensions between ethics and cost effectiveness. You will explore the role of cognition, perception and motivation in decision making as well as the negotiation skills essential in effective decision making.
Study the technical and behavioural aspects involved in implementing effective performance management and measurement systems and strategies to ensure an organisation meets its objectives. You will cover the role of teams within this process, along with approaches for encouraging effective team performance.
Understand the structure of business finance and its application to the decision-making processes in organisations.
Explore the leadership skills and competencies required for managers in a global environment. This module focuses on managerial employability and aims to equip you with skills relating to job search, application and selection, as well as an understanding of your individual ‘personal brand’.
Examine complex businesses and organisations to determine how its operations and supply chain produce competitive advantage and improve performance. You will use a range of real-life scenarios along with qualitative and quantitative data to understand, apply and analyse concepts and principles from the field.
Explore the concepts, theories and models of management, foresights, future focus and sustainable development. You'll consider and develop your own understanding of management, conceptual models and behaviours. This module will challenge you to consider your responsibility to think about the future in the work you do and the decisions you make.
Understand the nature of managerial decision making and its complexities including the tensions between ethics and cost effectiveness. You will explore the role of cognition, perception and motivation in decision making as well as the negotiation skills essential in effective decision making.
Study the technical and behavioural aspects involved in implementing effective performance management and measurement systems and strategies to ensure an organisation meets its objectives. You will cover the role of teams within this process, along with approaches for encouraging effective team performance.
Understand the structure of business finance and its application to the decision-making processes in organisations.
Explore the leadership skills and competencies required for managers in a global environment. This module focuses on managerial employability and aims to equip you with skills relating to job search, application and selection, as well as an understanding of your individual ‘personal brand’.
Examine complex businesses and organisations to determine how its operations and supply chain produce competitive advantage and improve performance. You will use a range of real-life scenarios along with qualitative and quantitative data to understand, apply and analyse concepts and principles from the field.
Explore the concepts, theories and models of management, foresights, future focus and sustainable development. You'll consider and develop your own understanding of management, conceptual models and behaviours. This module will challenge you to consider your responsibility to think about the future in the work you do and the decisions you make.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

What you'll learn

If you choose to study the Governance, Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility module, you will explore the importance of ethical business decision-making, how the governance of firms should be organised and the consideration of stakeholders in developing approaches to the social responsibility of businesses. Alternatively, choose to apply for a work placement and start to develop your experience of the workplace.
Study a range of key contemporary issues related to the significance of innovation, the implications for organisational structure and processes, leadership, strategic management and change management. This module will build on and extend your understanding of strategic management issues.
Gain a critical understanding of organisations as a whole. You will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to critically contribute to the strategies of any organisation by working with complex real-life business problems.
Apply your learning to a strategic organisational issue of your choice. You will develop and manage a client-consultant relationship, and work in a group supported by a member of staff deliver outcomes for the client using the relevant academic knowledge, skills and critical thinking. This module will be delivered in collaboration with professional mentors, and investors and will add real-life value to your CV.
Evaluate the role of leadership practice in the implementation of strategic human resource management in organisations and consider the impact of this on those who are managed and organisational outcomes.
If you choose to study the Governance, Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility module, you will explore the importance of ethical business decision-making, how the governance of firms should be organised and the consideration of stakeholders in developing approaches to the social responsibility of businesses. Alternatively, choose to apply for a work placement and start to develop your experience of the workplace.
Study a range of key contemporary issues related to the significance of innovation, the implications for organisational structure and processes, leadership, strategic management and change management. This module will build on and extend your understanding of strategic management issues.
Gain a critical understanding of organisations as a whole. You will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to critically contribute to the strategies of any organisation by working with complex real-life business problems.
Apply your learning to a strategic organisational issue of your choice. You will develop and manage a client-consultant relationship, and work in a group supported by a member of staff deliver outcomes for the client using the relevant academic knowledge, skills and critical thinking. This module will be delivered in collaboration with professional mentors, and investors and will add real-life value to your CV.
Evaluate the role of leadership practice in the implementation of strategic human resource management in organisations and consider the impact of this on those who are managed and organisational outcomes.

Option modules may include

Gain theoretical knowledge of reward management concepts and how to apply them. You'll explore and evaluate various solutions to reward issues within the broader contexts of HRM and corporate strategy.
Study the theoretical and practical underpinning for global issues management and crisis communication. This module will enable you to learn about issues communication as a leadership tool in mitigating threats to the organisations. You will develop response strategies to different situations, crises, and stakeholders and you will have the opportunity to practice your skills in our simulation laboratory.
Study the ways in which process influences practical decision-making. You'll combine psychology and economics as you explore this emerging and rapidly developing field.
Develop your understanding of the challenges that are present in setting up and developing entrepreneurial business opportunities in today’s global economy.
Gain theoretical knowledge of reward management concepts and how to apply them. You'll explore and evaluate various solutions to reward issues within the broader contexts of HRM and corporate strategy.
Study the theoretical and practical underpinning for global issues management and crisis communication. This module will enable you to learn about issues communication as a leadership tool in mitigating threats to the organisations. You will develop response strategies to different situations, crises, and stakeholders and you will have the opportunity to practice your skills in our simulation laboratory.
Study the ways in which process influences practical decision-making. You'll combine psychology and economics as you explore this emerging and rapidly developing field.
Develop your understanding of the challenges that are present in setting up and developing entrepreneurial business opportunities in today’s global economy.