BSc in Business Administration


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Program Description

The BSc Business Administration equips you with critical and creative decision-making skills to help boost your career.

By studying this degree, you will:

  • gain a systematic understanding of management-related problems and conceptual tools for analysing and evaluating management issues;
  • understand more about the historical, political, cultural and institutional forces shaping modern business;
  • engage with case material in a stimulating learning environment;
  • gain the skills and competencies necessary for the development of your creative and decision-making capabilities;
  • receive excellent preparation for careers in business and management;
  • be able to tailor the degree in line with your future career aspirations by choosing a specialist pathway.

How you study

Independent study

The BSc Business Administration is available online. You will have access to a significant range of online resources, including a fully supported Virtual Learning Environment and online library.

Local teaching support

In order to benefit from face-to-face interaction with academics and other students, many students choose to pay for teaching support at a local independent institution. So that you can rely on the standards of teaching, support and administration that you receive, the University of London has established a network of Recognised Teaching Centres to offer study support to our students.

Online support

When you register, we will give you access to your Student Portal. You can then access your University of London email account and other key resources:

  • The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Here, you can access electronic copies of all printed study materials, resources including audio-visual and revision guides, and forums to discuss course material and work collaboratively with others.

Through the VLE you will be able to:

  • access your online course materials which include bite-sized learning activities specifically designed to aid your learning;
  • access specifically selected articles and e-texts to develop your learning;
  • take part in discussions with your tutor and other students;
  • receive support for the examinations and coursework;
  • complete automated self-test exercises and submit assignments;
  • access the Student Guide and Programme handbook. These contain information about examinations, University contacts and important dates;
  • access the University of London Online Library. The Online Library provides access to over 100 million academic electronic items comprising E-books, E-journals, conference proceedings, etc. In addition, students can request items which are not held in the library via the library's Inter-Library loans service with the British Library;
  • access to Senate House Library. Senate House Library provides free reference access for all registered distance and flexible learning students;
  • receive notices and other programme related information;
  • ask questions regarding the administration of the programme.


Each course is examined by one written examination and one piece of coursework. You can sit examinations at any of our 400 examination centres around the world. Conversely, the coursework is submitted in the Virtual Learning Environment.

Programme structure

You study 12 courses to earn a BSc degree.

  • Four Stage 1 courses (FHEQ Level 4);
  • Four Stage 2 courses (FHEQ Level 5), including one specific to your elected pathway, as applicable;
  • Four Stage 3 courses (FHEQ Level 6), including two specific to your elected pathway, as applicable.

There are four degree-pathways you can choose from:

  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration - Human Resource Management
  • Business Administration - International Business
  • Business Administration - Marketing

Entry requirements

For access to the BSc Business Administration degree, you will usually meet the following criteria:

  • Age 17+ by 30 November in the year of registration.
  • Satisfy our General Entrance Requirements.

Even if you don’t meet the standard requirements, we will consider each application on its own merits. Our Admissions Panel will consider whether any alternative/incomplete qualifications or work experience you have are suitable for entry to the programme.

English Language requirements

You need to demonstrate a good level of English to be admitted to our programmes. We accept a range of evidence, including proficiency test scores. If you don’t have evidence but believe you can meet the standard, we may consider your case.

Computer requirements

We set minimum basic computer requirements because your study resources are accessed via the Student Portal and it is vital that you can access this regularly. For this degree, you will also need Adobe Flash Player to view video material and a media player (such as VLC) to play video files.

Career opportunities

When you graduate from the programme, you will be well-equipped for careers in business, management, consultancy and beyond, as well as for advanced academic study (including the Global MBA).

What do employers think of our graduates?

University of London graduates are among the most employable in the world. Our rigorous courses provide not only subject-specific knowledge but also important transferable skills that are valuable to your career progression.

Study the BSc Business Administration from wherever you are in the world.

Last updated Oct 2020

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