The BA (Hons) Management provides you with a broad range of management skills across various business disciplines. You'll gain an understanding of the theory, principles and practice of management to take into your chosen management career. Ideal for those seeking a career as a general / operations manager or developing a career in a specialist management function such as Finance, Marketing or Human Resources.

Meet our students Josie Badman

Josie Badman

“I enjoy the social aspects of my apprenticeship for example holding meetings and helping the agents on cases. The units have been relevant to my job role which helps me to ensure that I have knowledge to bring to my workplace.”

Meet our students Natasha Mathias

Natasha Mathias

“I love the freedom I’ve been given in my office environment to work and develop. When I first started, I was given my own set of suppliers to manage and deal with. Since then, I’ve been able to confidently contact them and sort out payments, queries etc. I also enjoy how everything I learn in college reflects my role in the office, helping me to further develop my skills.”

Natasha Mathias, Accounting Apprentice

  • Description

    Throughout this three-year programme there is a strong emphasis on employability by building your skills and practical application of your learning. You will continually develop your management capabilities using scenarios as well as learning the key theories, models and concepts in order to shape your future career. You will gain knowledge and confidence to deal with management issues using real life case studies drawn from a wide variety of sectors.

    Tutors with extensive senior-level managerial and industry expertise will work with you in small groups to enable you to analyse and evaluate complex situational problems as well as provide support and feedback throughout your programme of study.

    You will learn through a variety of methods including:

    • lectures / group discussions with your course tutors, peers and guest lecturers
    • live online group learning / individual sessions using our virtual learning environment, accessible remotely
    • guided independent learning utilising the University of Northampton's electronic library resources

    A higher education personal support tutor is also available on campus to support you.

    Typical topics include:

    Year 1: Foundations of Marketing Introductory Finance and Accounting Information Management Managing People Business in Society The Business Environment

    Year 2: Strategic Business Analysis Managing in Organisations Research Methods and Dissertation Preparation Operations Management Career Development and Employability Managing Human Resources

    Year 3: Research Project Developing Cross-cultural Capability Strategic Management of the Digital Organisation Critical Perspectives on Managing Organisational Change Employee Relations

    You will typically spend one day per week attending class in person either on campus or online. You are expected to allocate approximately six hours a week on research and self-study outside of normal class time in order to build up knowledge, confidence and successfully complete the programme. This may be completed at home or in the UCN.

  • Entry Requirements

    A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. Applications are welcome from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications. We also welcome mature students and students who have undertaken Access courses.

    As a minimum: 3 GCSE's Grade A-C / 9-4 or Level 2 equivalent to include Mathematics and English Language.

    Plus at least one of the following: 1 A Level, or, 1 Level 3 qualification, or Access to Higher Education Diploma In exceptional circumstances applicants will be considered on the submission of an extended Curriculum Vitae, satisfactory professional references and a successful interview.

    If English is not your first language, an IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands is required.

    Independent study skills and good time management skills are needed.

  • Qualification

    BA (Hons) Management awarded by University of Northampton

  • Progression

    Learners awarded this qualification can progress at University Centre Newbury onto the Level 7 Senior Leader Apprenticeship Chartered Management Institute Programme and Master of Business Administration (MBA) Top-Up awarded by the University of Northampton.

  • Assessment

    Assessment is via a variety of methods including report writing, portfolio building, group task, multiple choice test and written examination.

  • Home Study

    You are provided with information for self-directed learning and completion of assignments using the University of Northampton virtual learning environment and online library. You are expected to work independently and proactively to prepare for class and undertake written assignments in your own time.

  • Work Placement

    The course does not involve work placement, but you are encouraged to seek out opportunities to visit or engage with companies within the industry.

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    The tuition fee for this programme is £8,000 per year. In addition to the tuition fees, an annual student association fee of £15 is payable. At times, you may be offered the opportunity to visit exhibitions and shows, which may require additional entrance fees and travel costs.

* Terms and conditions apply. The fees stated on this website are for guidance purposes only and should be checked before enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, fees shown are for tuition only, over one term (Community Learning courses) or one academic year. Where a course is longer than one academic year, the fees stated are for the first year, and the cost of the second or subsequent years will be discussed at interview. For details of fee remission for students over 19 click here. If you think you may be entitled to a concession or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us on 01635 845000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fee information

14 - 18 year olds

In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.

19 years and over

Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.