You want to stand out. You want cutting-edge business acumen and exceptional leadership skills that set you apart and help you become the kind of leader you have the potential to be. The kind of business leader people will stand behind and look up to; the kind of leader people will follow. We know what to do with this spark of potential. Our Business and Leadership programme can help you become the kind of leader that makes change happen. Because being a leader means being the one with a vision to share, and the skills of strategy and focus to realise it. These types of skills come from specialised modules in leadership, business, development, and strategic management as well as from meaningful links with local businesses and accreditation from the CMI (Chartered Management Institute). All as part of this course.
You see your future as an important member of the business community, and we want to equip you with the right skills and experience you need to make that happen.
Leadership means making a difference. It means being someone who can impact their workplace through vision, strategy and empowerment. Someone who can build strong industry and social connections, and be a top player on the market. Being a business leader means taking the challenge head on, stepping outside of your comfort zone when necessary, and being a vital member of the business community at that. It’s that drive and vision for the future of business, the daring to be different, to push yourself to go further, while nurturing the potential of others and inspiring them to be better versions of themselves. We want to create that narrative that sets you apart.
You want your course to prepare you for the challenges you’ll face in your future career. This course has a strong focus on active learning, something that’s particularly important for you as a future leader. You will work in a team to solve real business problems and find solutions to actual challenges the business world faces. We’ll help you develop your strategic and critical thinking, hone your communication, and prioritise time to reflect on your performance; all of which you will need as a leader and manager in business.
We know what it takes to get you qualified so our Business and Leadership course is designed in line with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). This means your CMI membership cost is included in your course fee while you’re studying with us. The advanced management training with professional accreditation, through the CMI, is essential for its competitive advantage and effective route into a sharp career.
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Management cuts across all businesses and all sectors, and there are myriad occupations and career opportunities for graduates. You’ll be able to apply the skills you’ve developed on our Business Management and Leadership degree to varied and interesting roles, from manufacturing to knowledge-based businesses, and from retail to public sector roles.
Through our Business School Intern programme, around 35 students each year get a business mentor, work experience, exclusive training and development, and a reference from our Dean.
You can expect an interesting mix of coursework, essays, exams and activity-based assignments. Your coursework could include problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations, and group or individual reports. You'll also be able to access support materials supported by materials accessed through our learning management system (Canvas).
All assessment is designed to allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learned, and to make sure you’re developing the knowledge and skills you need to complete the course successfully.
Alongside your core modules you will pick a number of optional modules. Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
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.
We want to make sure that you’re fully prepared for an increasingly competitive job market, so we offer a four-year degree option which includes a work placement in the third year. It’s an opportunity to apply and enhance your skills while developing new ones. You’ll also build valuable professional networks.
It could be that you have one placement during Year 3, or you could have two or three, giving you the chance to experience different organisations and working practices. Many of our students find that their placement company hires them when they graduate. We have a specialist team to help you find a placement and support you during this year. You might work in the UK or go abroad: our students have worked at leading organisations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Bosch, BMW, Airbus, BskyB and KPMG. This period of work experience can help set your final-year studies in context and may well help with your dissertation topic. All in all, it’s a fantastic way to stay ahead of the competition.
You could broaden your horizons by spending time living and studying abroad. This could be a short study visit or a semester spent in Europe, Canada, the USA or Malaysia. It will look great on your CV and help you take advantage of opportunities in the international job market.
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
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting an undergraduate degree with us can access an £800 bursary.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
Full-time, sandwich-thick undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
Full-time, sandwich-thick undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
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