BSc Business and Management (study locally)
World-class academic direction
The degree is developed, examined and assessed by expert academics at LSE, a federation member of the University of London and one of the world’s leading social science universities. LSE is ranked 11th in the world for Business and Management in the 2023 QS World University subject rankings.
Study from your home country
Study at a teaching centre near you and gain a prestigious University of London qualification with no international travel, relocation or accommodation costs. You'll benefit from in-person academic support and all the facilities of a campus environment.
Boost your career prospects
This degree will give you a core social science knowledge base and the technical skills, including data analysis and presentation, to help you succeed in a broad range of careers. A University of London degree is a mark of quality that's valued by employers worldwide.
Unparalleled resources at your fingertips
Our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) gives you access to a range of engaging content, from study materials to revision guides, and forums to connect with your tutors and fellow students. You can also access our Online Library containing a wealth of e-journal articles, ebooks and much more.
Join our global alumni network
After you graduate, you'll continue to benefit from a lifelong connection to the University of London. Our worldwide alumni community includes industry leaders and Nobel Prize winners.
Teaching Centre Support
General entry requirements
The programme has two routes and your choice will depend upon whether you have a degree or not.
You complete 12 courses for the Standard Route or nine for the Graduate Entry Route.
The Programme Specification and Programme Regulations contain information and rules regarding what courses you can choose and the order in which they must be studied.
(MT105a - Half course)
(ST104a - Half course)
Four courses from the following
One 300 course from Selection group M plus
One 200 or 300 course from Selection group M plus
One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any of the Selection group
Selection group AB [Level 200 and 300 courses]
Selection group D [Level 200 and 300 courses]
Selection group E [Level 200 and 300 courses]
Selection group F1 [Level 100 courses]
(MT105a - Half course)
(MT105b - Half course)
(ST104a - Half course)
(ST104b - Half course)
Selection group F2 [Level 100 courses]
Selection group G [Level 200 and 300 courses]
Selection group IR [Level 200 and 300 courses]
Selection group IS [Level 200 and 300 courses]
Selection group L [Level 200 and 300 courses]
Selection group M [Level 200 and 300 courses]
Selection group N [Level 200 and 300 courses]
(ST2133 - Half course)
(ST2134 - Half course)
(MT2176 - Half course)
(MT2175 - Half course)
(MT3040 - Half course)
(MT3042 - Half course)
(MT3043 - Half course)
Selection group P [Level 200 and 300 courses]
Selection group S [Level 200 and 300 courses]
Course code MN3211 has replaced MN3075 for Human Resources Management.
(MT105a - Half course)
(ST104a - Half course)
Three courses chosen from
One 200 or 300 course from Selection group M
Selection group M [Level 200 and 300 courses]
Study at a Recognised Teaching Centre
This programme is only available to study at a Recognised Teaching Centre and cannot be studied independently.
If you prefer to study independently, a selection of programmes with academic direction from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) are available to study fully supported online.
Your study materials are available through the Student Portal and are specially written by academics appointed by LSE. These include a Student Guide and the programme handbook; online course materials for each course studied; past examination papers and examiners’ commentaries; and Programme Regulations containing full details of syllabuses, programme structures and degree classification criteria.
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.
- The Online Library. As a student at the University of London, you will have access to a range of resources, databases, and journals via the Online Library. You will be able to contact a team of professional and qualified librarians for any help you require.
Senate House Library
- If you’re based in the United Kingdom, or are visiting London, make sure to visit Senate House Library. Students studying with the University of London can join the library free of charge. Membership includes a 10-book borrowing allowance, access to all reading rooms and study areas, and on-site access to Senate House Library digital resources.
We are committed to delivering an exceptional student experience for all of our students, regardless of which of our programmes you are studying and whether you are studying independently or with a Recognised Teaching Centre.
You will have access to support through:
- The Student Advice Centre – provides support for application and Student Portal queries.
- TalkCampus – a peer support service that offers a safe and confidential way to talk about whatever is on your mind at any time of day or night.
Each module is assessed by an unseen written exam, which is usually held in May or June. You can sit your exams at any approved centre around the world. These centres charge a fee for hosting the exams.
Your exam is set and assessed by academics at LSE, ensuring that your degree is of the same standard as those studying on-campus in London.
If you study the following courses from the Information System selection group, you will also need to undertake a project or coursework.
- IS1060 Introduction to information systems
- IS2182 Innovating digital systems and services
- IS3139 Software engineering: theory and application
- IS3159 Research project in information systems.
- ST2187 Business analytics, applied modelling and prediction
- ST3188 Statistical methods for market research
- ST3189 Machine learning
- ST2195 Programming for data science.
LSE provides academic direction for this programme. LSE is regarded as an international centre of academic excellence and innovation in the social sciences.
About the LSE Summer School
LSE’s Summer School is the most well-established and the largest of its kind in the whole of Europe, with over 80 academically rigorous courses on offer. Each year over 6,000 students from 120 nations study at the LSE campus in the heart of Central London.
Courses are taught by LSE faculty and complement the content of this degree. If you complete two Summer School courses you may be able to earn credit equivalent to one course on the degree. As a student on this programme you will receive a 15 per cent discount on tuition fees to attend the LSE Summer School.
Full details and how to apply are available on the LSE Summer School website.
|Programme starts||November 2023|
What qualifications will you need?
For access to the BSc Business and Management degree, you will usually meet the following criteria:
- Age 17+ by 30 November in the year of registration.
- Satisfy our General Entrance Requirements.
- Mathematics to UK GCSE Level (Grade C) or equivalent.
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.
If you are not eligible for this programme, you may be able to study the CertHE Social Sciences before progressing with credit. This programme must be studied at an approved local teaching centre.
Alternatively, you might be interested in our International Foundation Programme. This pre-university programme is equivalent in standard to qualifications studied in Year 13 (i.e. A levels) and must also be studied at an approved local teaching centre.
Graduate entry route
You may apply for graduate entry if you hold an acceptable undergraduate or postgraduate award. The award must be at least one year full-time in duration and considered at least comparable in level to a UK bachelor degree. Professional qualifications and memberships will be considered on an individual basis.
You must also satisfy English language and any mathematics requirements for your chosen degree.
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.
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 to be able to view video material and a media player (such as VLC) to play video files.
If you have studied material as part of a previous qualification that is comparable in content, level and standard to our EMFSS modules, you might be exempted from the equivalent course of our degree. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Exemption. You will not need to study or be assessed in the module(s) to complete your award.
To be considered for RPL you should make a formal request within your application when applying online. Alternatively, this can be done through an online enquiry, once you have submitted your application.
This is available for both Standard Entry Route and Graduate Entry Route.
We will not consider any application for RPL if you have already entered the exam for the course concerned.
Some qualifications are automatically recognised as meeting the learning outcomes of our courses. If you satisfy the conditions, make a formal request and supply the necessary evidence, we will accredit your prior learning as detailed here: Recognition of Prior Learning degrees in EMFSS. No fees are charged for this service.
With the exception of the qualifications noted in the automatic RPL section on our website, applications for RPL based on examinations from professional institutions or professional certificates will not normally be considered.
Other qualifications will need to be assessed by specialist academics on a case by case basis, before we can approve RPL. A formal application is required and an RPL application fee is payable. The RPL application fee is non-refundable, even if your prior learning is not recognised.
Your qualification must be at the appropriate level (equivalent to a UK Level 4 qualification or above) to be considered.
For your discretionary RPL request to be processed, you will need to provide: a completed RPL request form, the supporting documentary evidence (normally a scanned copy of an official transcript and syllabus of your previous studies) and the discretionary RPL fee.
You should apply as early as possible to ensure we have sufficient time to review your qualifications and so you can register by the registration deadline.
Note: All discretionary RPL requests must be submitted by the dates specified in the year that you apply. We must receive all required supporting evidence by the deadline stated.
|November 2023 intake|
|Submit RPL request by||1 October 2023|
|Submit supporting evidence by||15 October 2023|
If you submit your discretionary RPL application but are too late to be considered for RPL in the current session, we will still process your application to study the programme. If you receive an offer, you can still register. If you wish to be considered for RPL in a subsequent session, then you shouldn’t register on the modules you want to apply for RPL.
How to request RPL
Information about how to apply for RPL and how the process works: Recognition of Prior Learning
Fees, funding and payment
The fees below relate to new students registering for the 2023-2024 session. On average, fees are subject to a five per cent year-on-year increase.
Students who registered earlier can view their fees on the Course Fees page.
|Application fee (non-refundable)||£107|
|Initial registration fee||£1275|
|Examination entry fee (full course)||£384|
|Examination entry fee (half course)||£192|
|Online examination fee*||£10|
|Continuing registration fee||£581|
|Other fees (as applicable)||2023-2024|
|Additional registration fee for students taking law courses (per course)||£70|
|Application fee for accreditation of prior learning (per full course)||£125|
|Application fee for accreditation of prior learning (per half course)||£63|
|Indicative total: standard BSc||£7600|
|Indicative total: graduate BSc||£5638|
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The indicative totals reflect average annual fee increases and assume that you complete the qualification within the minimum time – without resits, and with no law courses (which require additional fees). Indicative totals will be available shortly.
*The online examination administration fee is charged for each examination paper held online, including resits. This does not apply to any coursework submissions. This fee will be charged at the point of exam entry and is in addition to the exam entry fee listed above.
You may also need to budget for:
- Textbooks (could extend to around £300 per year)
- Teaching centre tuition costs
- Exam centre fees, which are paid directly to the venues where you sit your exams.
Please note: all student fees shown are net of any local VAT, Goods and Services Tax (GST) or any other sales tax payable by the student in their country of residence. Where the University is required to add VAT, GST or any other sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the fees shown during the payment process. For students resident in the UK, our fees are exempt from VAT.
Your payment provider may apply additional transaction fees (if in doubt, please check with them before making a payment).
Without the cost of moving to London, studying for your University of London diploma anywhere in the world represents excellent value for money. However, there may be additional sources of support depending on where you live.
This degree will prepare you for a career in areas of business, banking, general management, accountancy, management consulting and marketing. You could also gain entry to a master’s programme in this field.
The programme will help you to question and analyse information, develop arguments, and boost your analytical and communication skills – all of which are valued in management-related roles.
In some countries, qualifications earned by distance and flexible learning may not be recognised by certain authorities or regulators for the purposes of public sector employment or further study. We advise you to explore the local recognition status before you register, even if you plan to receive support from a local teaching institution.
You’ll have access to a wide range of careers and employability support through the University of London Careers Service, including live webinars and online drop-in sessions.
Tailored support for careers in the refugee and humanitarian fields is available through regular programme events, webinars and careers resources.
What our students say
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