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BA in Liberal Studies (Business & Management) (Full Time)

Regent's University London

Bachelor Degree , Business Management

Course Description

This programme is modelled on the traditional US liberal arts degree. You will major in one subject area, but will also study a variety of other topics. This flexible structure gives you the freedom to tailor your education to reflect both your personal and professional interests.

The specialist knowledge and broad-ranging skills you will develop on this programme will prepare you for a career in almost any professional environment.

The types of skills you will gain include:

  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Social responsibility

The BA (Hons) Liberal Studies (Business & Management) programme is structured around core business and management practices including accounting, marketing and law. You will also take a selection of elective modules across the Liberal Studies curriculum ranging from art history to international relations, psychology to theatre studies.

In your second year, you will also have the option to spend a term abroad at one of our partner universities. This provides the unique opportunity to explore a diverse range of topics from another cultural perspective.

This degree programme will develop you as a team player. It will give you the expert knowledge, global outlook and practical skills to work across competing markets and international boundaries.

This programme is modelled on the traditional US liberal arts degree. You will major in one subject area, but will also study a variety of other topics. This flexible structure gives you the freedom to tailor your education to reflect both your personal and professional interests. The specialist knowledge and broad-ranging skills you will develop on this programme will prepare you...

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Course Content

This is a three-year, full-time programme, in which you will combine your Business & Management major with a selection of subjects that reflect your interests.

You will be required to combine your specialist modules with five elective modules in other subjects in Years 1 and 2, and three in Year 3.

Year 1 (Core Modules)

Module Title

Financial Accounting

Introduction to Microeconomics

Introduction to Macroeconomics

Management Accounting

Principles of Business Law

Five elective modules

Year 2 (Core Modules)

Module Title

Business Ethics

Business Finance

Operations and Supply Chain Management

People, Management and Organisations

Principles of Marketing

Five elective modules

Year 3 (Core Modules)

Module Title

Advanced Topics in Business and Management

Creative Leadership

International Business and Management

Strategic Management

Major Capstone (Dissertation)

Three elective modules

This is a three-year, full-time programme, in which you will combine your Business & Management major with a selection of subjects that reflect your interests. You will be required to combine your specialist modules with five elective modules in other subjects in Years 1 and 2, and three in Year 3. Year 1 (Core Modules) Module...

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Entry Requirements

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes. 

Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding A levels at grades BCC. 

We will also assess your application for proficiency in Mathematics, asking for a GCSE in this subject at grade A-C / 9-4 (or the international equivalent).

We receive applications each year from over 170 countries and are happy to assess all international qualifications. For example, if you are studying the International Baccalaureate, we would make an offer based on your successful completion of the IB Diploma; if you are studying an American High School Diploma, we would make an offer based on a minimum GPA of 2.8 plus three APs at grades 4, 3, 3.

English Language requirements

English is our language of instruction and we require proof of your English proficiency. 

You can demonstrate your English proficiency with:

•    IELTS: Overall score of 6.0 with no score below 5.5 in any of the four components

•    PTE Academic: Overall score of 58, with 51 or above in each individual component

•    TOEFL IBT: Overall score 80. (We do not accept TOEFL from applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa, as this qualification is no longer accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI)

•    A-level/GCSE/IGCSE English: Grade C / 4 or above (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)

•    International Baccalaureate: Grade 4 or above in English at Higher or Standard Level

This list is not exhaustive. We will review the English qualifications you submit as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.
For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders able to visit us in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test.  This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact [email protected] note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London applicants only.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

As a Regent’s student you will take an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) module in your first semester in order to support the development of your academic work in English.

Please note that students who achieve an IELTS 6.5, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component, or an equivalent result, are exempt from taking the EAP module and have an additional academic module.

Students entering with Recognition of Prior Learning

If you are joining your programme at an advanced entry point, we require IELTS 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 in Reading and Writing, with no score below 5.5 in any other components.

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your...

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Assessment Methods

Students are assessed through a mix of presentations, journals, essays and exams. Assessment is both practical and theoretical and is designed to ensure that you acquire the knowledge and skills to adapt to a variety of professional environments.

In Year 3, you will also be asked to complete a liberal studies capstone project. The project will reflect what you have learned in your major, but also the knowledge you have gathered from your elective subjects.

This could be:

  • An essay or dissertation
  • A practical project
  • A report
  • A creative work, plus reflection
  • A portfolio of work , plus reflection
  • Another format (subject to supervisor approval)

Students are assessed through a mix of presentations, journals, essays and exams. Assessment is both practical and theoretical and is designed to ensure that you acquire the knowledge and skills to adapt to a variety of professional environments. In Year 3, you will also be asked to complete a liberal studies capstone project. The project will reflect what you have learned in your...

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Additional Information

Non-refundable advance deposit

Home/EU students: £1,000

Non-EU students: £4,000

Non-EU students in receipt of US Federal Loans: £1,000

What do fees include?

Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources. Fees are presented for the first level of study which equates to two terms.

What other costs should I budget for?

Fees cover the cost of tuition. You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips, visits, activities or courses that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of the programme.

The library hold a limited number of copies of core text books and where possible in e-format. You will be encouraged to purchase your own text books and will need to budget approximately £80-£100 per year, depending on your programme of study.

When are fees paid?

Fees are payable in the following instalments:

  • An initial non-refundable advance deposit paid when you accept your offer of a place
  • The advance deposit is allocated against the first term’s fees
  • Tuition fees (including fees for subsequent terms) are due two weeks in advance of classes commencing

Calculating fee increases

  • The University sets tuition fees on an annual basis in line with the University's financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July
  • The fees quoted here are for one academic year of study
  • For students starting their programme in January the programme spans two separate financial year accounting periods. Fees for the different teaching terms are calculated separately in line with fees charged in each financial year
  • Fees for subsequent years of study are subject to fee inflation
  • The University aims to keep annual fee increases in line with the University’s cost inflation. The expectation is that this will be no greater than UK consumer price inflation (CPI) plus 3%. There are occasionally variations to this dictated by the costs of running specific programmes or facilities required for our programmes
  • As a registered charity, all fee increases are subject to approval of the Trustee Board thus ensuring that affordability for our students remains a primary concern in any decisions regarding fee increases

Non-refundable advance deposit Home/EU students: £1,000 Non-EU students: £4,000 Non-EU students in receipt of US Federal Loans: £1,000 What do fees include? Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources. Fees are...

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