With the full range of business skills, including managing people, marketing, finance, planning and strategy, leadership and sustainability, you will learn how companies operate and compete - and how, by applying these management skills, you can help them achieve their strategic ambitions. Study while you work on our distance learning degree course, and take your career to the next level.
Our course is designed for you if you're new to management and will help you to develop a raft of new skills and enhance your managerial experience.
As well as studying the theories behind management and leadership, we focus on developing relevant, practical knowledge that you can put to use straight away in your work, making a real difference to your personal performance, to your employer and as you progress through your career.
Our degree course is designed to be completed in four years while you're working. However, you can also study for an intermediate award and 'top-up' to the full BA (Hons) at another time. You'll be able to gain a Cert HE Management in 18 months, or an FdA Management in 30 months.
Whichever award you choose to study for initially, our specialist distance learning tutors will guide you through the course, making sure that you're learning things that are relevant to your career. You can study online from a place that suits you: you'll simply need a PC and internet access. You'll also have use of our facilities, including an extensive digital library, and it's possible to join some workshops at our Chelmsford campus.
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Our course will give you the management skills and knowledge to make an increased contribution at work. It features a Work-Based Major Project that's your chance to focus on a topic of relevance to you and your employer, and to make recommendations for improved business performance.
We'll assess you in a number of ways, including written reports, presentations, and a Major Project in your final year.
The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.
Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.
What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.
We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.
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Full-time, sandwich-thick undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
January 2017, September 2017
Full-time, part-time, sandwich-thick undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
January 2017, September 2017
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