University of East Anglia Business Management

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University of East Anglia Business Management

University of East Anglia Business Management

BSc Business Management

With a particular focus on the contexts within which businesses operate, this course will equip you for a career in a range of sectors, helping you develop those qualities most prized by companies today. Namely, knowledge, skills and application.

You will also be introduced to the tools and techniques of management, learning how business information is analysed, and how decisions are made in a complex environment.


A flexible course designed for those of you who want to develop specialist knowledge of areas such as human resources, accounting, finance, and marketing, the BSc Business Management degree will give you the understanding, self-awareness and confidence to build a successful career in a wide range of organisations.

By the time you graduate, you will have acquired the skills to assess complex management problems, developed strategies to drive the success of a business, and practised presenting your solutions to colleagues. To help you develop a rounded understanding of business activity in a fast changing world, and keep pace with the career choices this presents, the BSc Business Management degree looks at every size and type of organisation; from entrepreneurial start ups to those in the non-profit driven sector, small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) to true global players.


BSc Business Management is approved by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) to provide direct entry to the CIM’s Professional Certificate in Marketing. The degree is also recognised by the Chartered Insurance Institute, with substantial exemptions for those looking to take the CII Certificate in Insurance. You may be eligible for further exceptions if you are looking to take the CII Diploma and Advanced Diploma.


Year 1

Because it’s important to understand the individual contributions that different areas of a business make to an organisation’s overall strength, all first year students at the Norwich Business School study core modules that provide a grounding in the key principles and theories related to management practice, including accounting, finance and business.  Anyone who has been inspired by a particular subject studied in the first year may consider switching to a degree in another area within Norwich Business School at the start of the second year.

Year 2

You will develop your understanding of management through three compulsory modules.  In addition, you may also select modules which best reflect your particular interests, including Financial Accounting, Business and Company Law, and Business Ethics. You may also opt to take a module from another school within the university, including an introductory module to a language (Mandarin, Japanese, French, Spanish and German).

Year 3

During your final year you will study ‘Strategic Management’.  This advanced module examines how corporate and business strategies are developed and executed in different organisations, and you will consider the challenges of implementing and managing these strategies.  Your choice of remaining options should be based on those modules that best reflect your career goals and the interests you have developed over the course of your studies.  For example, you may choose to study Consumer Behaviour, Financial Modelling, and Managing Innovation and Creativity.

A full list of current modules can be found on the course modules page.


When you join Norwich Business School, you will be assigned an academic advisor who will oversee your progress and guide you through the range of module choices, helping you select those which will best suit your interests and career path.


If the experience of our recent graduates is anything to go by, the world’s your oyster. Only six months after graduation, more than 90% are in employment or higher education, and more than 70% in professional and managerial jobs.  Many graduates have gone on to build careers in major organisations, such as:

–    PwC LLP
–    Deloitte
–    Ernst and Young
–    KPMG
–    Grant Thornton
–    BDO
–    Aviva
–    Ford Motor Company
–    Tesco
–    Apple
–    Google
–    Credit Suisse
–    Barclays
–    Amazon
–    BBC
–    March
–    UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
–    EY
–    Fujitsu.

Some of our more entrepreneurial graduates have even gone it alone, establishing their own successful companies, such as Gnaw Chocolate and Zealify.


Course Modules

Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:

Enrolment will be made depending on your Economics A-Level qualification.

Name Code Credits


NBS-4003Y 20


NBS-4007Y 20


NBS-4001Y 20


NBS-4005Y 20


NBS-4004Y 20


NBS-4006Y 20


Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level ABB excluding General Studies
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points
  • Scottish Advanced Highers ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificate AABBBB or 2 subjects at H1 and 4 subjects at H2
  • Access Course An ARTS/Humanities/Social Science pathway preferred. Pass with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3
  • European Baccalaureate 75%

Entry Requirement

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

A GCE A-Level in General Studies is not accepted.

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

INTO University of East Anglia

If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in Business, Economics, Society and Culture

International Foundation in Humanities and Law

International Year One in Business Management and Economics


The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some students an interview will be requested. You may be called for an interview to help the School of Study, and you, understand if the course is the right choice for you.  The interview will cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.  Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a convenient time.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and to contact directly to discuss this further.


The School’s annual intake is in September each year.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: Home and EU Students

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for Home and EU students and for details of the support available.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds.

Home/EU – The University of East Anglia offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships.  To check if you are eligible please visit the website.


Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: International Students

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for International Students.


We offer a range of Scholarships for International Students – please see our website for further information.

How to apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further information

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Office prior to applying please do contact us:

Undergraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515

When emailing us please remember to include your full name, UCAS Personal ID or your UEA Application Number (if applicable) and the name of the course you are applying for so your query can be answered as quickly as possible

Register your details via our Online Enquiry Form.

International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University’s International section of our website.