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Graduate Apprenticeships Business Management BA (Hons)

The BA (Hons) in Business Management degree is a bespoke four-year Graduate Apprenticeship  programme which will develop apprentices’ knowledge, skills, competencies and professional behaviours.

The degree is designed in partnership with employers in different industry sectors and to meet the criteria for Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Learners will acquire underpinning knowledge and understanding through blended online learning and on-campus delivery, with core business competencies being developed through an integrated work-based learning curriculum. The on-campus delivery will allow apprentices to work in groups and hone their business skills with support from experienced academics.

There are a number of funded places on the BA (Hons) in Business Management degree which are available from September 2019.

Course structure 

During Years 1 and 2 of the degree learners will study core modules addressing Strategic thinking, supply change management, Finance, Ethical Governance, Business Analysis and Technology and Innovation. In addition learners will work closely with work-based assessors and mentors to enable them to apply their academic knowledge within their work context.

Years 3 and 4 are designed to develop higher level cognitive skills and enable the continued integration of knowledge, professional competencies and transferable skills via two more extensive work-based Integrated Projects with real value to the employer and with possible choice of electives from across the fields of Business, Engineering and Computer Science.

Entry criteria

The Graduate Apprenticeship in Business Management has a flexible admissions approach and applications will be considered on an individual basis with input from employers. Applicants typically will have 4 Highers (minimum B grades) including Mathematics and English.

How to apply

  • employers identify suitable candidates
  • employers submit an expression of interest in the number of places
  • employers nominate existing or newly recruited candidates
  • candidates submit an application form

The Business Management Graduate Apprenticeship team is happy to work with employers to streamline the recruitment process for new apprentices. Please contact