Our Bachelor of Business Administration degrees are four-year integrated programmes, where you spend two years in Lancaster and two overseas. You will emerge from your degree equipped with sound professional and technical knowledge of management disciplines combined with practical managerial skills and experience. You will also have an informed insight into the culture and customs of other countries, as well as fluency in at least one other European language.
You start your degree at Lancaster, studying subjects such as Introduction to Management; Introduction to Financial Accounting for Managers; and Introduction to Operations Management.
In your second year, you'll follow modules including Introduction to Finance; Management Accounting for Business Decisions, and Management and Consulting: Practice and Technique. In both years you must also choose an appropriate language course within the Department of European Languages and Cultures. Over the course of the first two years, we encourage all students to undertake an approved work placement of approximately ten weeks during the summer vacation.
You spend your third and final years abroad. You will study at one of our leading partner universities: CESEM in Reims, France; ESB in Reutlingen, Germany; UCSC in Piacenza, Italy; ICADE in Madrid, Spain or NEU in Boston, USA. You transfer to the partner university at the beginning of your third year and take courses such as Managerial Economics and Introduction to Operations Management. You will also undertake a six-month work placement in the country where you're studying, typically starting in the middle of your third year. In your final year, you can follow courses such as Strategic Management; Strategic Management 'Airline', and Ethical Responsibility in Business.
At the end of the four years, you will be awarded two degrees: BBA Hons from Lancaster and the corresponding degree of the partner university.
- Management and Information Technology (4 years including placement) : BSc Hons
- Business Studies : BSc Hons
- Business Studies (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Entrepreneurship (with Management) : BA Hons
- Business Analytics and Consultancy (Industrial Placement) : BSc Hons
- Business Analytics and Consultancy (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Management : BBA Hons
- Management (Study Abroad) : BBA Hons
- European-American Management : BBA Hons
- Business Analytics and Consultancy : BSc Hons
- European Management (French) : BBA Hons
- European Management (German) : BBA Hons
- European Management (Italian) : BBA Hons
- European Management (Spanish) : BBA Hons
- Management Studies and European Languages : BA Hons
Lancaster degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to compliment their degree. The following is an example list of modules which our previous students have studied. For a full list contact the Management School UG Office department.
- Introduction to Financial Accounting for Managers
- Principles of Economics
- Part One Marketing
- Introduction to Management
- Preparation for Placement
- Introduction to Operations Management
- Introduction to Business Analytics
- Management and Consulting Practice and Critique
- Data Analysis for Management
- Introduction to Finance
- Marketing Fundamentals
- Marketing Management Essentials
- Management Accounting for Business Decisions
- Principles of Economics
- Introduction to Economics for Managers
- Further Topics in Economics for Managers
- Part I French for European BBA (Intensive)
- Part I French for Euopean BBA (Advanced)
- Part I German for European BBA (Intensive)
- Part I German for European BBA (Advanced)
- Part I Italian for European BBA (Intensive)
- Part I Italian for BBA
- Part One Marketing
- Part I Spanish for European BBA (Intensive)
- Part I Spanish for European BBA (Advanced)
- E-Business Management
- Spanish Language: Oral Skills
- Principles of Finance
- Managerial Economics
- Employability Workshops and Placement
- Introduction to Operations Management
- Human Resource Management I
- European Management BBA Assessment Unit 3
Lancaster University offers the chance to follow a structured study programme or the option to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into 2 sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). In Part 1 you will take three modules of study which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects, a higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
For further information about the department, staff and courses please visit the Management School UG Office department website.
A-level: Normally AAB including Spanish, unless Spanish is to be taken from beginners' level, in which case, a GCSE (A) in a foreign language is required.
General Studies: Accepted as one of 3 A-levels
Preference: Three A-levels
Key skills: Not included in offer
GCSE: Grade B in Maths and English Language; evidence required of good language learning ability
Scottish Highers: ABBBB
Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information
International Bacc: 35 pts overall with 16 pts from best three HL courses
BTEC: Overall grades of DDM/DDD
Mature students: Applications welcome. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information
All of these degrees offer remarkable prospects for graduating students. The international experience in both work and study, together with language and cultural competencies, take our graduates to highly valued positions in the corporate world.
Recent graduates have started their careers in various roles, from market research and financial analysis and management to communications and consultancy. They are working with leading global brands such as Aston Martin, Centrica, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, General Electric, McKinsey & Co and Neilson. Some have stayed in France and Germany to continue their studies or take up employment.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Lancaster we offer a broad range of learning environments which include the traditional lecture-tutorial , interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
The modules which make up a programme of study are assessed using a variety of different methods, enabling students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typical coursework assignments include laboratory reports, essays, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions, group work assessment and oral presentations. Formal examinations include short answer questions, essays and data analysis. Students are supported in the production of final year project reports and dissertations. Details of the assessment methods for individual modules can be accessed via the university's online module catalogue.
In addition to these learning and teaching methods we encourage independent study, meaning you take responsibility for your own learning. For more information visit our Teaching Approach page.
We offer you a variety of stimulating and effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. This enables you and your tutors to explore the very latest thinking within your subject and develops your skills in problem solving, analysis and critical reflection, communication, application of knowledge and modern technologies.
As a University, we commit to providing all our undergraduates with a minimum number of contact hours per week, providing you with timely feedback on your work and a maximum number of 15 students per seminar group.
Lancaster University has committed £2.7m in scholarships and bursaries to help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2014, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2014 we will have the following financial support available:
- An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications
- An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualifications
- A Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600
- As part of the National Scholarship Programme, a £1,000 Bursary, a £1,000 Fee Waiver and a £1,000 Accommodation Discount in the first year of study, for students from England with a household income of less than £25,000. Plus a Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 in subsequent years.
*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2013.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page