Course Overview

Are you ready to take the first step towards a successful career in business management? Our accredited Business bachelor’s degree programme prepares students to excel in a range of business settings.

The Business bachelor’s degree programme (delivered in partnership with Plymouth Marjon University) provides students with a comprehensive education in various aspects of business management, including financial management, human resources, operations, and strategic planning. The course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), recognising the quality of our programme and highlighting its relevance to the modern business world.

Programme TitleBSc (Hons) Business
Awarding BodyPlymouth Marjon University
LevelBachelor of Science
DurationThree Years
IntakeSeptember; January; May
Mode of StudyFull-time
CampusesLiverpool Street; Gants Hill
Tuition Fees£9,250 per year

Why Study the BSc (Hons) in Business at UKCBC?

Throughout the course, students will develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge, which they will apply in a range of business settings, with a particular focus on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Students will also gain a strong understanding of ethical and sustainable business practices, enabling them to make informed and responsible decisions in their future roles. Upon completion of the programme, our graduates will be well-prepared to enter the workforce with the skills and knowledge required to excel in a range of business settings.

Through coursework and practical assignments, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities that SMEs face in the current business environment. Our students will learn how to create effective business plans, manage financial resources, and develop strategies for growth and expansion. They will also gain hands-on experience through practical learning opportunities, preparing them for the demands of a dynamic and fast-paced business environment. With a focus on ethical and sustainable business practices, our graduates will be equipped to make informed and responsible decisions, both as professionals and as global citizens.

The degree is also accredited by the CMI, and students will gain the CMI’s Level 5 qualification in Management and Leadership alongside the degree, at no extra cost and with no additional assessments required. Accreditation from the CMI is recognised globally and signifies that a programme meets the highest standards of excellence in business education.

The CMI qualification is highly valued by employers and demonstrates that the graduate has a profound understanding of the latest management practices and theories. Additionally, studying a CMI-accredited business degree will provide students with networking opportunities, allowing them to connect with other professionals and potential employers in their field. Finally, the CMI accreditation provides reassurance to students that their degree has been designed to meet the needs of modern business, ensuring that they are equipped with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in a competitive and rapidly evolving business environment.

BSc (Hons) Business - Entry Requirements

  • Three A-levels at grades CCC or above, or 
  • BTEC triple grades MMM or above, or 
  • Access 23-45 D/M with min 6D, or 
  • T level P (C+), or 
  • Any other level 3 qualifications from the UK which are comparable through Ofqual or through their relevant regulatory bodies, or 
  • Any non-UK level 3 qualifications comparable through ECCTIS at UK level 3


  • GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or grade C or above, or 
  • Functional Skills Level 2 Maths and English 
  • Applicants without the above will be subject to an internal test 


Applicants with other qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

UKCBC offers this programme as part of a franchise partnership with Plymouth Marjon University (PMU). Students are expected to fulfil all the admission requirements prescribed by PMU, and admissions are subject to final approval by PMU. Students are expected to adhere to the relevant rules and regulations of PMU, in addition to the regulations of UKCBC.