Lecturers are really approachable, and the workload is just right: challenging but not too daunting. I feel prepared for the workplace.



Get the skills you need to become a confident business manager. 

Good business management is at the centre of every successful organisation. Our degree allows you to build your knowledge and understanding of organisations and how they are managed.

You'll study fundamental areas of business, finance, HR, marketing and operations, and the macro and micro environments in which they operate including cultural, social and ethical issues.

You'll have opportunities to examine real-life organisational problems by making the most of the strong links between Christ Church Business School and a wide range of local, regional and national organisations.


Why Study Business Management?

Our course will open your eyes to different organisations and external environments, so you can understand how they operate and are managed. 

You'll develop your business and management skills while being exposed to scenarios and real-world problems that will make you think outside the box.

Entry requirements

A typical offer would be 88-112 UCAS Tariff points.

This course can also be studied over four years with an additional foundation year (Year 0).

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course, please click here to visit our dedicated web page.

More information about entry requirements.

UCAS Points

All about the course

You'll gain significant experience in four core areas of business throughout the course:

  • strategic business management
  • business operations
  • business research and analysis
  • introduction to marketing.

The first year will introduce you to the key elements of business management through a diverse range of core modules that focus on finance, accounting, economics, marketing and managing people. In Year 2, you'll delve into project management, employability skills and leadership as well as selecting optional modules.

In the final year, you'll study business from a strategic perspective, developing your finance and management skills and abilities to help you carve you career in business.

Module information

Please note that the list of optional modules and their availability may be subject to change. We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. 

In Year One combined honours students will take three core modules. These modules differ depending on the combining subject. They have been set to meet the learning needs of the combined honours subject and align with the specific combination. You can see the list of core modules for each combination here.

Core/optional modules

How you’ll learn

Our teaching team will share with you their expert knowledge, experience and research insights during stimulating lectures, seminars and practical workshops.

You'll be taught over two semesters each year, taking three modules per semester. Typically, you'll have around 12 contact hours per week, depending on your module choices, in addition to independent learning.

Seminars in smaller groups will enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures and you'll also be supported by your academic personal tutor.

Between Years 2 and 3 you'll have the opportunity to gain work experience on a year-long placement with an external organisation.

You can opt to undertake a final year project that will be based on a live brief from a relevant industry.

All courses are informed by the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy 2015-2022.


When not attending lectures, seminars, workshops or other timetabled sessions you'll continue learning through self-study. Typically, this involves reading journal articles and books, undertaking research in the library, working on projects, and preparing for coursework assignments/examinations, workshops and seminars. Your module tutor will direct you towards specific readings and/or activities to complete before class.


Christ Church Business School is special for a number of reasons, not least of which is the really good links we have with businesses. It's a supportive place to study business; we work well with you, and you work well with us.

Julian GloverSenior Lecturer, Christ Church Business School

How you’ll be assessed

You'll be assessed by a number of methods including essays, reports, business simulations, presentations, reflective logs, computer based assessments, examinations, and case studies. Some modules include group assessments to help you become familiar with working as a team; often a key aspect of professional and graduate level work.

The nature of the assessment depends on the modules you take. This mixture is intended to build individual knowledge and skills in the application of theory and best practice to realistic business scenarios. It also provides valuable experience in the importance of effective teamwork and leadership in achieving goals.

Your future career

Combining academic study and practical assessments, this degree will equip you to pursue a wide range of career opportunities. Our graduates have moved on to very exciting and challenging jobs in the private as well as public sector, in the UK and abroad, in roles as diverse as project management, logistics, banking, production management and teaching. Their employers include Google, Apple, KPMG, HSBC and the NHS. This degree also provides an ideal basis for continued study at Masters level in a range of business-related disciplines.

Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18

of our Business Management students were in jobs or further study 15 months after finishing their course

Combination courses

Combined UCAS Codes

We constantly assess our curriculum to ensure students have the best possible study experience and this means our course combinations are subject to change. If you are interested in a particular combination please contact our friendly course enquiry team to discuss your choice.


Course UCAS Code Placement Year
Accounting NN41 ---
Advertising NN51 ---
American Studies TN71 ---
Applied Criminology MN91 ---
Digital Media GN4C  
Education Studies XN3C X4N1
English Language and Linguistics QN3C Q3N2
English Literature QN31 N1Q4
Film, Radio and Television NW16 N1P4
Finance NN31 N3N1
History VN11 N1V2
Human Resource Management NN16 N1N6
International Relations LN2D ---
Logistics Management NN26 ---
Marketing NN15 NNCN
Media and Communications PN31 N1P6
Politics LN21 L2N2
Public Relations and Media ---  
Psychology NC18 N2C8
Religion, Philosophy and Ethics VN61 N1L4
Sociology NL13 N2L4
Sport and Exercise Science NC16 N1C7
Tourism Studies NN81 N1N9

Combined Honours explained.


The 2022/23 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  UK** Overseas***
Full-time £9,250 £14,500
Part-time £4,625 £7,250

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

Please read the 2022/23 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2022/23 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

**Home (UK) Fees

The fees above are for the 2022/23 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2022/23.

In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website.

***Overseas Fees (including EU fees):

Undergraduate Overseas tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees.

Students with an Overseas fee status will be eligible for an International student Scholarship fee discount of £1,500, which will be applied to all Full-time Undergraduate courses with a tuition fee of £14,500.

Students with an EU fee status will be eligible for the EEA Transition Scholarship. Further details can be found here: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding/international-student-fees-and-funding

Professional accreditation

Christ Church Business School recognises the importance of professional body accreditation, to ensure that not only do we deliver well researched courses, but our students meet the professional expectations of prospective employers and have the opportunity to gain professional body qualifications. This includes modules accredited by the Association of Project Management (APM). Our Project Management module was the first from a university to gain accreditation and exemption for its teaching and assessment. The Business School has accreditation with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and students enrolling on to this programme automatically gain student membership of the CMI.

Industry links

We work with industry stakeholders aligned to further enhance our teaching programme, research and knowledge exchange. Some stakeholders come in as guest lecturers and we also have masterclasses by visiting professors who are chosen for their expertise in business and management. These established links have helped some of our students to secure placements.A Business School Advisory Board has been established, which includes representatives from across the private and public sector. This encourages employer engagement as the Board engages in discussion about technical content of the curriculum and the development of wider employability skills, the provision of work placement opportunities, guest speakers, live case studies, and workplace visits.

Regulated by the Office for Students

The Office for Students (OfS) regulates Canterbury Christ Church University. The OfS is the independent regulator of higher education in England. It aims to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers. Further details about its work are available on the OfS website.

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