The world of Business Management is fast-moving and dynamic: Business organisations are facing unprecedented change and complex challenges both within the UK and globally. This demands that students who enter the business sector understand the dynamics of the business environment and how organisations operate in increasingly uncertain situations. The Business Management degree at Liverpool Hope University examines small to medium-sized enterprises to global multi-national companies – public, private, not-for-profit with a focus on business principles, organisational dynamics and management processes.
Liverpool Hope Business School has an enviable reputation for developing students with sound theoretical principles, thorough understanding of contemporary business practices and informed by the latest research. The links we have with local and national businesses, plus links with professional bodies, ensure you are well prepared for the world of work.
This in-depth degree gives you the opportunity to understand how businesses operate and the ethical and social impact they have on communities. An experienced, student-focused team will develop your understanding of this business context and develop the critical business skills that future employers will demand.
Teaching on this degree is structured into lectures, where all students are taught together, and smaller groups of seminars and tutorials. The lectures will provide you with a general framework in Business Management, whilst the seminar activities and discussions, help your understanding and application of the subject. In tutorial sessions you will not only develop your understanding of Business Management further, but at times, work together in student led activities. Seminars and tutorials are also designed to enhance your leadership and employability skills.
If you are studying Business Management as a Single Honours degree, in your first year of study there are approximately 12 teaching hours per week, which will decrease to approximately 10 teaching hours per week in your second and third years. If you are studying Business Management as a Combined Honours degree, in your first year of study there are approximately 6 teaching hours each week, which decreases to approximately 5 teaching hours in your second and third years.
On top of teaching hours, you are also expected to spend more time studying independently each week. This could include additional research and reading, attendance at guest lectures and industry related events, preparation or completion of set tasks for taught sessions, revision for exams, work for your assessments and participation in group work.
Throughout your three years of study, you will have a number of assessments. Exams are normally held at the end of each academic year and you are required to complete a series of assessment tasks during each year. These typically include business reports, essays, and a portfolio. In your final year, you are also required to complete a research project/dissertation.
In addition to this, you are given opportunities for formative feedback on assessments, with opportunities to improve before your final submission.
You will be given feedback on your assessments, and you will have the opportunity to discuss this with your tutor in more detail.
*Please note topics marked with a * are studied by Single Honours students only.
You will be introduced to the underlying principles of Business Management that will lay the foundations for progression through your degree. You will study four component parts (4Cs) to understanding what a business is (the Company), how it interacts with its environment (the Context), how it serves its customers (the Customers) and how it manages its competition (the Competition). Additionally, in your first year, you will gain an appreciation of fundamental business structures and functions and the management challenges posed by the contemporary and ever complex business environment.
You will be introduced to the underlying principles of Marketing and the relationship between Marketing and the global business context. Study of this relationship can help contextualise marketing theory and practice and further help you understand the dynamics of contemporary marketing management, as you explore concepts such as the marketing mix, segmentation, targeting and positioning, and consumer behaviour.
This year will equip you with the fundamental skills for employability. Group-based work will develop your ability to work as part of a team, whilst student-led tutorials will enhance your competence in relation to interpreting, producing and presenting information in a variety of formats. At the end of this year, you will have the ability to deliver multiple projects within given timescales. Topics typically studied in this year are:
In Year two, you will be introduced to the dynamic relationship between a variety of business functions and management. This will allow you to consider the operational challenges facing contemporary organisations. You will be equipped with not only the understanding for enterprise, but also an appreciation of how the nature and scope of the internal and external operating environment will impact on business and management decisions – both nationally and internationally.
Topics typically studied in your second year are:
You will take on more strategic, global and contemporary perspectives. You will also undertake a research project/dissertation on an organisational issue of your choice. You will adopt a more strategic lens, through which to consider the nature and scope of business and management in an ever changing, increasingly global and dynamic context.
Both academic and professional competence will be refined in your final year. Critical evaluation is a key component at this level of study and this will lay the foundations for reflective thinkers and practitioners. The undertaking of an individual research project or dissertation will help you develop a proactive mind-set that will prepare you for the world of work or further study.
Topics typically studied include:
Our Business Management degree is designed to prepare you for a career in any aspect of management and business, equipped to set up your own business or to work as a business advisor. It also equips you with those transferable key skills that are required in today’s industry sectors. You will have developed skills such as problem-solving, resilience, flexibility, critical analysis, teamwork, giving presentations, report writing and reflective practice, all of which are demanded by top employers.
Recent graduates of the Business Management degree have gone on to have a variety of careers, including Customs Relations Manager, Human Resources Assistant, Retail Supply Chain Graduate Scheme, Business Development Assistant, Account Manager, Business Research Internship and Event Coordinator.
The Service and Leadership Award (SALA) is offered as an extra-curricular programme involving service-based experiences, development of leadership potential and equipping you for a career in a rapidly changing world. It enhances your degree, it is something which is complimentary but different and which has a distinct ‘value-added’ component. Find out more on our Service and Leadership Award page.
As part of your degree, you can choose to spend either a semester or a full year of study at one of our partner universities as part of our Study Abroad programme. Find out more on our Study Abroad page.
For the Foundation Year element of your degree, fees for 2019/20 will be £6,250.
As well as the cost of your tuition fees, you will need to consider the cost of your core textbooks which we estimate to be around £180. There is also a voluntary contribution cost of £5-£10 for the Young Enterprise venture.
You will also need to consider the cost of your accommodation each year whilst you study at university. Visit our accommodation pages for further details about our Halls of Residence.
We have a range of scholarships to help with the cost of your studies. Visit our scholarships page to find out more.
The International tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year are £11,400 (provisional) per year for full-time undergraduate courses.
Visit our International fees page for more information.
This course is also available with Foundation Year as a Combined Honours degree with the following subjects:
|Business Management and Accounting & Finance (with Foundation Year)|
|Business Management and Childhood & Youth (with Foundation Year)|
|Business Management and Computer Science (with Foundation Year)|
|Business Management and Creative Writing (with Foundation Year)|
|Business Management and Early Childhood (with Foundation Year)|
|Business Management and Economics (with Foundation Year)|
|Business Management and English Language (with Foundation Year)|
|Business Management and Film & Visual Culture (with Foundation Year)|
|Business Management and Health & Wellbeing (with Foundation Year)|
|Business Management and Information Technology (with Foundation Year)|
|Business Management and International Relations (with Foundation Year)|
|Business Management and Law (with Foundation Year)|
|Business Management and Marketing (with Foundation Year)|
|Business Management and Mathematics (with Foundation Year)|
|Business Management and Nutrition (with Foundation Year)|
|Business Management and Special Educational Needs (with Foundation Year)|
|Business Management and Sport & Physical Education (with Foundation Year)|