BSc (Hons) Business Management and Leadership (Final Year)

Course Duration

12 months

Delivery Method

On Campus

Course Fee

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Delivered & Awarded by

Anglia Ruskin University 2019

About this Course

You want to be a leader, the kind of leader people look up to and follow. And you know you’ll need cutting-edge business acumen and exceptional leadership skills to set you apart. We know what to do with this spark of potential. Our full-time Business Management and Leadership degree is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute. Specialist modules, and an optional placement year, will help you develop your business vision, strategy and focus. Become the kind of leader that makes change happen.

You see your future as an important member of the business community, and we want to equip you with the right skills and experience you need to make that happen.

Leadership means making a difference. It means being someone who can impact their workplace through vision, strategy and empowerment. Someone who can build strong industry and social connections, and be a top player on the market. Being a business leader means taking the challenge head on, stepping outside of your comfort zone when necessary, and being a vital member of the business community at that. It’s that drive and vision for the future of business, the daring to be different, to push yourself to go further, while nurturing the potential of others and inspiring them to be better versions of themselves. We want to create that narrative that sets you apart.

You want your course to prepare you for the challenges you’ll face in your future career. This course has a strong focus on active learning, something that’s particularly important for you as a future leader. You will work in a team to solve real business problems and find solutions to actual challenges the business world faces. We’ll help you develop your strategic and critical thinking, hone your communication, and prioritise time to reflect on your performance; all of which you will need as a leader and manager in business.


Core Units

This module introduces you to how an organisational strategy takes shape and what strategists actually do. The module is organised around five themes. Firstly, it focuses on the evaluation of strategic options in terms of suitability, acceptability and feasibility. Secondly, ‘intended strategy development’ versus ’emergent strategy development’ is examined as two broadly different approaches of strategy development. The third theme covers the role of organisational structures and systems in strategy development. The fourth theme is the leadership of strategic change. Lastly, the module discusses the practice of strategy. You’ll learn about practical examples associated with Strategic Management together with key problem-solving skills.

This innovative and exciting career-focused module will help you develop the employability skills and capabilities that are needed to compete successfully in the graduate labour market whilst seeking to provide you with knowledge, support and insight into the contemporary world of work and the business market. The module will also develop your skills and is therefore practical and engages you in case study exercise, real-life scenarios, audit and skills testing techniques and invites external guest speakers and employers to provide insight and input. The lectures and seminars will provide key inputs to help introduce you to fundamental employability concepts, insights and techniques, drawn from the world of business and management, but also from other disciplines such as sociology, social psychology and the humanities.

This module will explore a number of alternative approaches to business which stem from a broader outlook of business value, including social enterprises, and discuss the benefits of business coalitions and networks. This module encourages you to recognise the diverse nature of the current workforce and the advantages this diversity can offer to employers. You will explore both the ethical and social framework underlying the management of diversity and will explore why diversity is important, emphasising the benefits in terms of improving creativity as well as understanding the policies and practices that support the effective management of diversity and ethics within businesses. You will also address the importance of understanding and managing the natural capital within business. It will cover mechanisms for ‘valuing’ this capital within the financial framework of a business and how this can improve the resilience of a company to future environmental risks. It will include the issue of corporate reporting of social & environmental risks and impacts (and the debates about this, e.g. in the EU and around the Rio 2012 conference).

This module is designed to help you investigate contemporary business related issues and examine the connection between leadership, organisational planning and organisational performance. Focusing on theoretical constructs and debates you will be encouraged to realise the relationship between leadership and planning to drive organisational performance. Through the creation of a written report, such as a Consultant’s Report, you will firstly examine contextual issues of a case study or a real-life environment. You will then be able to formulate strategies and interventions in a final consultant’s report to address the contextual issues you’ve identified. This module will allow you to integrate your prior understanding of operational aspects of organisation, leadership and management developed at level 4 and 5 with the wider social contexts in which they occur. You’ll be able to investigate implications for organisational survival and performance by applying theory to real life issues. This is invaluable for anyone wishing to lead and manage a contemporary organisation.

This module allows you to engage in a substantial piece of individual research on a topic of your choice within the business and management field under the supervision and guidance of members of academic staff. You will develop a chosen topic into a specific project with your supervisor over the course of the final undergraduate academic year. Supervisors will discuss with you contemporary research problems and issues based on their research and practice. The main focus of this module is the development and enhancement of transferable skills which include the ability to manage a complex project, conduct extensive research, presentation and self-management skills. Such skills are imperative to a role in business.

Optional Unit

In an increasingly global business environment, those involved in international business and management must develop the insights and skills to interact with customers and stakeholders in a culturally sensitive way. The module introduces and examines the work of important researchers in the field such as Hofstede, Hall, Watson, Tayeb, Holden, Hampden-Turner and Trompenaars. It explores the application of these theories to decision making at an organisation level. Presenting cultural diversity as a central element in the phenomena of business change and organisational development through the use of case studies and interactive scenarios. It draws on the diversity of the student group as a resource and attempts to generate dynamic learning experiences.

About Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University began as the Cambridge School of Art founded by William Beaumont. It was then merged with the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology and the Essex Institute of Higher Education and was renamed Anglia Polytechnic. It was then given university status in 1992 and renamed Anglia Ruskin University in 2005. The university has campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough, university centres in Kings Lynn and Peterborough and partnerships with universities from the around the world including Berlin, Budapest, Trinidad, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

Entry Requirements​

  • 72 UCAS tariff points.
  • Required subject(s): 2 A levels in related subjects or a BTEC/Access or a BTEC National or a full Access Certificate in a related subject.
  • GCSEs required: 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.
  • Level 5 Diploma in Business

BSc (Hons) Business Management and Leadership (Final Year)

This BA degree combines knowledge and awareness of current issues such as globalisation, sustainability and social change.

Delivered & Awarded by

Anglia Ruskin University 2019


12 months


January / September

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