BA (Hons) Management

LEVEL 6 - Equivalent To Final Year Of UK Bachelors



Level 6

Course Objective

Decorate your profile with an online degree in Management from Anglia Ruskin University, accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The degree offers a complete range of business related skills, including but not limited to people management, effective marketing, finance, strategy planning, leadership and sustainability. You should be able to learn how companies operate and compete and how, by applying these management skills, you can help them achieve their strategic ambitions. You can take advantage of this study while you can continue with your work through our distance learning degree course. This should help you take your career to the next level.

Our course is tailored for relatively new learners to concepts of management and it will help you to develop a raft of new skills and enhance your managerial experience. It will introduce the theories behind management and leadership, the course focuses on developing relevant and most practical knowledge that you can gather to use straight away in your work, making surprising boost to your personal performance, to your employer.

Our degree course is designed to be completed in four years while you can continue with your work. However, you can also study for an intermediate award and ‘top-up’ to the full BA (Hons) at a later stage. You’ll be able to gain a Cert HE Management in 18 months, or an FdA Management in 30 months. Whichever award you choose to study for initially, our specialist distance learning tutors will guide you through the course, making sure that you’re learning things that are relevant to your career. You can study online from the comfort of a place of your choice, all you need is a computer and internet access. You’ll also benefit from our allied facilities, including an extensive digital library and it is also possible to join relevant workshops at our campus.


Accredited by the CMI

CMI accreditation means you may opt to, at no extra cost, receive a second professional qualification upon successful completion of your programme.




Understanding Work-Based Learning and Your Work Sector

Foundation degree students undertaking a work-based programme will need specific study skills to enable them to maximize their learning potential and take advantage of opportunities available both academically as well as professionally. This module is therefore intended to provide the academic and professional skills essential for successful HE study. It also intends to be preparatory and supportive, paving a strong base for the development of academic and professional skills. This module is designed to develop analytical, technological, communication and learning skills. These will be developed in an appropriate vocational context by focusing on the key features of successful management in the relevant industry sector(s). This will include consideration of the types and characteristics of the organizations within the sector and the internal and external factors and constraints which influence their activities. Delivery of the module aims to meet the needs of a diverse student profile and will therefore adopt a flexible approach revolving around the personal development planning (PDP) process. The module will be delivered through face-to-face workshops, and weekly e-tivities via the Virtual Learning tools. An online learning community will be encouraged through a café forum for social time, online discussions, use of wikis and the creation of personal blogging – this will also provide an integrated induction of the VLE for students.


Managing people, Customers and Markets

This module is designed to provide you with a basic understanding of organisations and the important role of effective management of human resources, customers handling and marketing strategies. These areas will be explored with an emphasis on the understanding and use of appropriate theories to explain the ways in which business organisations respond to issues and problems.


Managing Sustainable Business

TNature of businesses have increasingly become dynamic, complex and uncertain. This module allows you to examine, draw analysis and evaluate the forces in the external environment which impacts organizations. A combination of case studies, historical analysis and ‘live’ business problems will be employed to allow the application of theoretical frameworks. You will be encouraged to examine different approaches and to formulate befitting strategic responses, which take account of ethical issues and environmental sustainability and their implications for managers .This module will make reference to the introductory PESTLE analysis undertaken in the Level 4 module Understanding Work Based Learning and the Sector, and enable you to analyse and evaluate the external environmental impacts.


Work Based Practice

The work environment provides a rich setting for exploration and discovery of a range of knowledge, skills and understanding. This module is the first step of the journey to work-based learning. It enables students to explore the relationships between the world of work and the academic discipline, and to apply the learning so far in a work based setting, through a negotiated project.


Managing Projects and Organizational Change

This module focuses on the skills and knowledge associated with delivering a successful business project. Projects often bring change, therefore, this module examines strategies and practical tools to incorporate change within the organizations.


Work Based Project

The Work Based Major Project allows you to engage in a substantial piece of critical work-based research project on a topic of your own choice within the business, and management field that will inform and contribute to the effectiveness of your workplace and your personal professional interests. The project topic will be assessed for suitability to ensure appropriate academic challenge and desirable supervision by an academic member of staff, and it must also have the support of your workplace/employer.


Leadership in Practice

This self-managed, experience-based module requires you to engage with, and subsequently reflect upon and assess, your own learning and development in an on-going manner as demonstration of your commitment to continuing professional development as a leader. This module will investigate and evaluate classical and contemporary approaches to leadership theory, focusing on leadership at supervisory, middle and senior management level.


Financial Management and Financial Forecasting

A core element of all business activity is the management of finance. Regardless of professional background or discipline all managers, senior, middle, junior, become accountable for using corporate resources and today senior management and directors expect a level of financial skill and knowledge to be applied.


Strategic Management

Strategic Management is a fascinating discipline that studies the long-term purpose and direction of organizations, by looking at how to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. The first part of the module focuses on core frameworks and analytical techniques that will enable you to assess the resources and capabilities of organisations in relation to the conditions of the industry and the macro environment, and stakeholder pressures. The module concludes with the evaluation of business-level and corporate-level strategies, providing a springboard to the Advanced Strategic Management module in the final year, focused on strategic implementation.


Work Based Project Impact and Review

You will disseminate the findings of your major work based project to collect feedback. Having completed the project and having written about your work, in the module Work Based Major Project, you will prepare materials for dissemination of the findings to a relevant audience. You will gather evidence of the impact of implementing the project, and this module provides the opportunity to present key findings and assess the impact of this. You will also extend the review and dissemination to an academic audience and will focus on the reaction this generates.


Reflection on Practice Career Progression

This module will encourage you to identify, organize and provide evidence of the range of transferable skills developed through undergraduate study of work based learning. The university generic graduate learning outcomes, relevant occupational standards and professional body requirements, will provide the framework against which you will identify your personal portfolio of skills achievement.


Entry Requirements​

  • 80 UCAS Tariff Points from A level (or equivalent).
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Mathematics.
  • A relevant work sector qualification at level 3.
  • Completion of an approved Management Development Programme.
  • Applications from mature students and those offering qualifications other than GCE/VCE a levels are welcomed and will be considered on individual basis, in conjunction with the university and any workplace provider.

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