About the Course

Fast-track your way to a successful career in business with this two-year BA (Hons) Business Management degree. Whether you want to start your own business, analyse data or market products, this degree applies academic theory to real-life business situations, all to boost your future career opportunities and employability. This course starts each September and is awarded by the University of Surrey. 

Course highlights 

  • Is taught at University Centre Farnborough, with modern facilities and access to online learning  
  • Our two-year fast-track degrees will enable you to start your career or masters course a year sooner  
  • Save money by paying for just two years’ tuition fees 
  • Jobs directly related to this degree include a management consultant or project manager
  • Can provide a route into careers related to business such as marketing or human resources  
  • Previous guest visits include digital agency teams and talks on consumer behaviours


Why study this course with us?

This degree is suited to those wanting a career in management or leadership, in the diverse yet competitive world of business. From being an adviser or analyst, to working in sales or retail, there is a lot of flexibility when it comes to finding your dream career. With that in-mind, this degree aims to give you the tools and experience needed to boost your employability in the sector.  

Several lecturers for this course have been involved in research, lecturing and consultancy work in the UK and overseas in South-East Asia, Western and Eastern Europe. We also have strong links with industry, commerce and professional bodies such as CIM, CIMA and CIPD and this is reflected in the course content. 

At Farnborough, we understand the varying nature of the business sector. Our modules cover a variety of business components, from finance and HR to marketing and staff management. This will enable you to explore different parts of the industry and find the area you thrive in and enjoy most. 

The option to study an accelerated degree not only allows you to save money by paying for just two years’ tuition fees, it will also save you money on the costs associated with being a student and allow you to complete your degree sooner. Our dynamic new University Centre Farnborough building and Study Centre offers you a modern and facilitating space to complete your studies on a smaller campus where you will not get lost in the crowd. 


This course is suited to those with an entrepreneurial drive and a business focused mindset, thinking of becoming a manager or running their own business. You may already have studied business at A level, are currently studying it at Level 3, or have experience from an Access to Higher Education course. 


During the first year of this two-year course, you will study topics that cover the foundations of business management, from business environments and principles, to accounting, law and ethics. With this knowledge in place, you will then start to explore the wider world of international business and data technology alongside creating your own portfolio of work.  In your final year, you will study topics such as sustainability and digital media in business while working towards your final year project.


Fee Per Year £9000

Paying for this Course

There are no up-front tuition fees for this course when taking out a student loan. Read more and find out if you are eligible.

Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.

Your Course

How will I be taught?

During the course, you will be asked to communicate ideas, concepts and research findings using different modes of communication such as oral, written and visual means.  

Modules will be taught through both workshop and lectures, with the opportunity for you to undertake independent research, assess its usefulness and draw reasonable conclusions. Students will also be required to lead discussions, present arguments and deliver presentations. 

What modules are covered?

This course and its modules are currently subject to validation. 

Level 4 Modules: 

  • Academic Studies 
  • Business Environment  
  • Management Concepts 
  • Business Law and Ethics 
  • Marketing Principles and Practice  
  • Organisational Behaviour  
  • Financial Accounting  
  • Operations Management

Level 5 Modules: 

  • Professional Development Portfolio 
  • Research Methods 
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship  
  • International Business  
  • Consumer Behaviour  
  • Human Resource Management  
  • Business Finance for Managers 
  • Data Technology and MIS  
  • Project Management

Level 6 Modules:  

  • Final Year Project 
  • Strategic Management  
  • Sustainability in Business  
  • International Human Resource Management 
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Digital Media in Business  
  • International Business
How will I be assessed?

During this course, you will create engaging presentations, review journal articles, report on business trends, review case study analysis, answer essay questions and create a final year project (dissertation) all of which will go towards earning credits for your course. 

Your Future

What Next?

On successful completion of this course, you may progress onto a Masters’ qualification or onto professional business programmes such as CIPD, CIM, CIMA. 

There are a wide number of careers where your new degree will be relevant. Some of the examples below may require extra training and experience first. Please speak to our careers advisors to discover which career routes are best for you. 

Jobs directly related to a business degree include: 

  • Business adviser 
  • Business analyst 
  • Business development manager 
  • Chartered management accountant 
  • Data analyst 
  • Management consultant 
  • Project manager 
  • Risk manager 

Jobs where your business degree would be useful include: 

  • External auditor 
  • Human resources officer 
  • Logistics and distribution manager 
  • Marketing executive 
  • Retail manager 
  • Sales executive 
  • Systems analyst 

Transferable skills:

  • Interpersonal skills; time management, self-awareness and self-reflection 
  • Ablity to explore ideas and concepts by reflecting on current industry practices 
  • An understanding of organisational behaviour and structure 
  • Analytical and critical thinking 
  • Numeracy and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data 
  • A creative approach to problem solving 
  • Persuasive written and oral communication 


Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways: 

  • Via the UCAS website. Visit and browse the courses available under 'University Centre Farnborough'.  
  • Directly to University Centre Farnborough via the button on this webpage. Applications take around 15 minutes and are free of charge. You can apply to us direct at any time in the year (including after the UCAS deadline). Applications of this type are separate to the UCAS system, which means you could also apply for more than the five universities that UCAS allows. 
What previous qualifications and experience will I need?
  • 72 UCAS points

Applications are considered on an individual basis, and we recommend that you apply even if you are not sure that you meet the criteria above.  

If English is not your first language, evidence of your ability will need to be supplied with our applications. IELTS 6.5 is required to be accepted onto this course. 


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My degree was supportive, concise, and friendly. I wouldn’t have gone to uni if it wasn’t for Farnborough. It’s a great way to get ahead in your career quickly.
Madeleine Business Management
We focus on giving you the skills and knowledge to kick-start your career, which is why many of our courses are more hands-on than you might expect.
Our class sizes are similar to college, which means you won’t get lost in the crowd or feel like just a number with us.
Our small campus is full of plants, natural light, and new facilities that will help you feel good while studying. Plus, you’ll have exclusive access to University Centre study spaces in the College.
Studying a degree at a small institution means your lecturers will know all your strengths and weaknesses, and give you valuable feedback and support to help you go further.
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