BSc (Hons)
Business Management

Why study BSc Business Management at Goldsmiths

The BSc (Hons) Business Management will give you an interdisciplinary, practical and theoretical understanding of how different business types operate.

  • You’ll be exposed to a range of business fields such as marketing, finance, economics, information systems and computing, which will aid your academic learning and prepare you to enter the job market successfully.
  • Broad and in-depth insights into the realities you’ll face within organisations will provide you with an interdisciplinary understanding of business.
  • Your learning will be informed by current marketplace developments, helping to prepare you to tackle the challenges faced by today’s global businesses.
  • You will develop transferable skills to equip you for your future after university. This will include: becoming a co-creator of knowledge; learning to think critically; developing project management skills through group project work; and gaining qualitative and quantitative research skills across your modules and dissertation.
  • Your studies will prepare you for working in a range of businesses or how to become the leader of your own business.
  • From workshops on career paths and employability to the opportunity to meet industry speakers, you’ll be able to expand your network and build your own industry contacts.

Contact the department

If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Ivan Zupic or Mark McCulloch.

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Entry requirements

A-level: BBB
IB: 33 points with three HL subjects at 655


3 years full-time


Home - full-time: £9250
International - full-time: £19640


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What you'll study

Year 1 (credit level 4)

In your first year you will study the following compulsory modules:


Module title Credits
Strategic Management 15 credits
Foundations of Economics 1: Theories 15 credits
Foundations of Economics 2: Business Applications 15 credits
Understanding Entrepreneurship 15 credits
Introduction to Marketing 15 credits
Finance and Accounting 15 credits
Identity, Agency & Environment 1 15 credits
Identity, Agency & Environment 2 15 credits

Note about optional modules (if available): The above is indicative of the typical modules offered, but is not intended to be construed or relied on as a definitive list of what might be available in any given year. The module content and availability is subject to change.

Work Placement module

Our Work Placement Module is your chance to dive into real-world industry experience, which not only helps you grow your network but also gives you a peek into the professional world. Excitingly, some students have landed job offers right after their placement!

Teaching style

This programme is taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops. You’ll also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. This includes carrying out required and additional reading, preparing topics for discussion, and producing essays or project work.

How you'll be assessed

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These may include examinations, group work, presentations and projects.

Entry requirements

We accept the following qualifications:

A-level: BBB
International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall with three HL subjects at 655
UAL Extended Diploma: Merit overall
Access: Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject-specific modules
Scottish qualifications: BBBBC (Higher) or BBC (Advanced Higher)
European Baccalaureate: 75%
Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H2 H2

Alternative qualifications

See our full list of undergraduate entry qualifications.

We welcome students with a range of educational experiences. If you believe you may not meet the standard qualification requirements we would still encourage you to apply because we consider all aspects of your application when making a decision. 

We’ll pay particularly careful attention to your personal statement, which is your opportunity to demonstrate your interest in the subject you’ve applied for. Your referees are also welcome to include any relevant contextual comments around your academic achievements. We’ll look at all these things when making a decision on your application, as well as your qualifications and grades, and may still be able to offer you a place.

International qualifications

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.0 with a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for degree-level study.

Fees and funding

Annual tuition fees

These are the UG fees for students starting their programme in the 2024/2025 academic year.

  • Home - full-time: £9250
  • International - full-time: £19640

If your fees are not listed here, please check our undergraduate fees guidance or contact the Fees Office, who can also advise you about how to pay your fees.

It’s not currently possible for international students to study part-time if you require a Student Visa, however this is currently being reviewed and will be confirmed in the new year. Please read our visa guidance in the interim for more information. If you think you might be eligible to study part-time while being on another visa type, please contact our Admissions Team for more information.

If you are looking to pay your fees please see our guide to making a payment.

Funding opportunities

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries, and our careers service can also offer advice on finding work during your studies. Find out more about funding your studies with us.

Additional costs

In addition to your tuition fees, you'll be responsible for any additional costs associated with your course, such as buying stationery and paying for photocopying. You can find out more about what you need to budget for on our study costs page.

There may also be specific additional costs associated with your programme. This can include things like paying for field trips or specialist materials for your assignments. Please check the programme specification for more information.


Getting you ready for work

This degree will prepare you for working in a range of businesses or to become the leader of your own business.

We believe employability should be an integral part of your time with us. We work with you to help you discover the kind of role that might be right for you, how to access those opportunities and then how to market yourself effectively into the role.

In your second year, you will complete the My Career Strategy module, this will help you to develop a career and prepare for your future employment.

In addition, many of our modules also welcome visiting speakers from industry. You will also be encouraged to make your own network and links with organisations and potential employers, helping to enhance your employability prospects.

From workshops on career paths and employability to the opportunity to meet industry speakers, you’ll be able to start building industry contacts.


This degree equips you with an array of transferable skills to equip you for your future after university.

This will include:

  • Becoming a co-creator of knowledge
  • Learning to think critically
  • Developing project management skills through group project work
  • Gaining qualitative and quantitative research skills across your modules

Find out more about we help you improve your employability while at Goldsmiths

Study Abroad

Goldsmiths offers students the opportunity to study abroad at one of its partner universities worldwide. During this term-long exchange, students can earn credits that count towards their degree upon returning to Goldsmiths.

Most undergraduate students partake in this experience during the autumn or spring term of their second year. Funding through the Turing Scheme can support with living costs during the study abroad period.

Find out more about Study Abroad

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