• For Entry: September
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Award: BSc (Hons)
  • Study Abroad: Yes
  • Study Mode: Full Time

Our Business Management degree is intended to provide you with a broad, analytical, integrated and general business management education.

TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

It provides you with an opportunity to develop an understanding of the nature, impact and limitations of various business and management techniques; how management can influence a business’ performance; how business and other types of organisations can help society to function and address society's problems.



Business Management BSc (Hons) is dual accredited by CMI. This means you will automatically receive a second professional qualification upon successful completion.

As well as studying 'traditional' business management subjects, we offer opportunities to explore alternative, but increasingly important, areas such as Digital & Business Innovation, Consumer Experience in a Digital World, Economics of an Unequal World and Business Start-up.

Business leaders and area specialists will be sharing with you the real-time challenges they face. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to do a short placement with a local firm to gain practical experience.

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The following are the minimum, up-to-date entry requirements.

Courses starting 2018 and 2019
Qualification Level 1 Entry Advanced Entry to Level 2
SQA Higher/Advanced Higher BBBB (minimum) - AABB (typical) at Higher. English and mathematics (Standard Grade at 2 or National 5/Intermediate2 at C) is recommended. AAB including business management or a related subject at Advanced Higher. English and mathematics (Standard Grade at 2 or National 5/Intermediate2 at C) is recommended
GCE A-Level BCC (minimum) - BBB (typical) at A-Level. GCSE English and mathematics at B / 6 is recommended. BBB including business management or a related subject. GCSE English and mathematics at B / 6 is recommended.
BTEC A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDM A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDD
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 30 points including 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level, plus Standard Level English and mathematics at grade 5.
A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.
34 points including business management or a related subject at grades 6, 6, 5 at Higher Level, plus Standard Level English and mathematics at grade 5
Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC) H2H2H3H3 at Higher Level. Ordinary Level English and mathematics at O2 is recommended Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
Graduate Entry
SQA Higher National (HNC/HND) A relevant HNC with B in the Graded Unit A relevant HND with BB in the Graded Units
Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with CC at Advanced Higher Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
SWAP Access
Advanced Diploma Grade B with ASL-A Level at B Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
Welsh Baccalaureate Pass with A-Levels at BB Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
European Baccalaureate 70% overall Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
Other Qualifications

 EU and International qualifications

English Language Requirement

For non EU students

IELTS Overall 6.0
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 6.0
Speaking 5.5

 Equivalent grades from other test providers


English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

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Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

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Your degree will include a good grounding in professional knowledge and skills. It will give you exposure to many of the latest developments in business, management and organisational research. The optional modules available in Levels 3 and 4 allow specialist business management areas to be studied in greater depth.

An Honours degree normally takes four years, full time. You study Levels 1-4, as described below.

You can study for these degrees in three years if you have the required grades and subjects as listed in the Entry Requirements section. 

How you will be taught

Our programmes are delivered using a variety of lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and hands-on computer labs.  You’ll be expected to undertake a minimum of an additional 20 hours of individual study per week.

We regularly have guest speakers from businesses, coming into support the teaching.   

How you will be assessed

Assessment is by a mixture of coursework; computer labs; projects based on group assignments; making and presenting a film, and exams. The weightings allocated to assessed coursework and the final examinations vary from module to module.

What you will study

All students on the Business Management BSc take a set of modules at Level 1 that are the same or similar to those taken by students on the BAcc, BFin and BIFin courses. Thus, at the end of Level 1, students can transfer between degrees if they want to specialise in certain areas such as Accountancy or Finance.

Course Content

Level 1- Level 1 modules provide a technical foundation for a career in business.  You are introduced to the Fundamentals of Marketing, Accounting for Managers, Business Economics and the Global Business Environment. We also introduce you to Digital & Business Innovation.  Our hugely popular "Step Up to Business" module gets you ready for the world of business and your University studies. Successful completion of these modules allows you the flexibility of transferring to other related courses should you choose to do so.

Level 2- You will continue to undertake broad-based and technically-oriented modules, further developing your knowledge and understanding. We continue to focus on digital and innovative technology, with a focus on Consumer Experience in a Digital World. In level 2, you also get the chance to select modules from a list of options. You can undertake a 30-hour Business Management Internship.

Level 3- You will develop your understanding in core module areas of Project, Operations and Human Resources Management. The digital theme continues with Big Data Analytics and we address real world challenges in our Business in Society: Responsibility, Diversity and Geopolitics module. The optional modules carry an entrepreneurial and innovative theme, including Doing Business in Scotland and Doing Business in Europe.

Level 4– You will again have core modules covering the areas of change management, strategy and leadership and, you will study Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Strategic Management in the 21st Century: Central questions in the Global Economy, Ecology and Ethics.  You will also have a range of optional modules to select for the honours element of your degree. This choice includes both taught and more independent modules such as a Business Management Dissertation or Consultancy-based project.


Level 1 - Compulsory modules

International Business Environment 

Introduces you to the relationship between firms and their local and global environments, as well as discussing aspects of managerial theory and material relating to personal financial planning.

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Accounting for non-specialists

Foundations of Economic Analysis 

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Level 2 – Compulsory Modules

Business Management Internship 

Provides students with meaningful work experience through an Internship Placement, whilst also developing project management, report writing and a range of career management skills including CV writing, interview performance and presentation training.


Introduces students to the concepts and practices of entrepreneurship, through team and individual work, helping them students to understand what is required to enable enterprise and enterprising ideas and practices as required in contemporary business.

Managing People in Organisations 

Business Law (BU22001)

Focuses on the main legal principles that affect companies' commercial activities by covering aspects of modern contract and company law as well as relevant aspects of delict, agency and commercial law.

Level 2 optional modules

Plus any School of Social Sciences modules at level 7 or 8

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Level 3

Performance in the first two levels helps determine whether students can study for the Honours version of the degree (awarded after four years) or the non-Honours version (awarded after three years). Students doing the non-Honours degree take 120 credits at Level 3, most of which build directly on those taken at earlier levels. Students choosing, and able, to progress to Honours Level take 240 credits over Levels 3 and 4.

Compulsory modules

Research Methods and Consultancy Practices

Aims at developing understanding of the methodologies and methods appropriate to conducting research in Business Management and develops the student's ability to write a robust dissertation research proposal.

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Plus 4 optional modules from the following:

Marketing Theory

The module introduces the basic principles of marketing and provides an understanding of modern marketing methods. The module will examine the history and philosophy of marketing, the nature of the market-place, key elements of the marketing mix with respect to product, pricing, promotion and place.  This module provides the pre-requisite foundation for the further study in the E-Commerce programme pathways of E-Commerce (Marketing), E-Commerce (Business) and E-Commerce (Law).

Level 4 - Compulsory Modules

Level 4 optional modules

Business Management Dissertation (40 credits)* 

Aims to enhance students’ opportunity to undertake supervised, independent research into a topic of their choice, relevant to their degree subject, and to apply the full range of associated research skills required to produce a dissertation. In doing so, they will develop enhanced research based and transferable skills applicable in most areas of employment after graduation.

Students elect to take either the Business Management Project or the Business Dissertation. 

Business Consultancy Project (20 Credits)

Allows students to demonstrate their ability to work intensively and independently on a focused literature-based project, meet deadlines and produce a coherent and critically engaged topic-focused literature review appropriate for a Level 4 submission. 

Students elect to take either the Business Project or the Business Dissertation. 

Understanding and Managing Organisational Space 

Seeks to develop students’ abilities and critical faculties by exposing them to recent developments in management research and practice with regard to the management of organisational space.  Students will also develop an understanding of the environment in which management practices operate and change, thereby developing an understanding of the strategic and operational issues relating to the management of organisational space. 

Accounting & Accountability in the Public Sector

Branding and Marketing for Transitional Change

Graduates from this course have gone on to successful careers in both the private and public sectors. The type of job roles typically open to people with our degrees include: marketing assistant, project officer, digital/creative industries, recruitment and talent management; human resource management; financial analysis; retail analysis; project management.

Our students have gone on to take up positions on management training schemes with companies and organisations such as Sky TV, Hollister, Morgan Stanley, Enterprise Car Rental, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Insights, Argos, brightsolid, Frame Digital, Marsh, Sainsbury’s Bank, Sellafield Ltd., Amazon UK, FourM Chartered Accountants, VodaPhone Greece and Tesco plc. 

You’ll be able to make use of the university's dedicated careers service to help you to confidently prepare for your next career step.


Suzie Cattigan

I joined the University of Dundee in 2012 as a direct entrant into second year. The three years I spent studying Business Management fully prepared me for a career in business. The degree course provided me with vital knowledge about business functions and the necessary steps to becoming a successful manager through both management theory and real life case studies of large corporations.

Suzie Cattigan
Business Management BSc (Hons)

Ricky Shek

The Information Systems modules in the BSc Business Management degree were incredibly helpful as my current role is very database orientated. Problem solving is also a major part of my role which the degree gave many opportunities to practice.

Ricky Shek
Business Management BSc (Hons)

The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

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Fees for students starting 2019-20

Fee categoryFees for students starting 2019-20
Scottish and EU students £1,820 per year of study
Rest of UK students £9,250 per year, for a maximum of 3 years, even if you are studying a four year degree. See our scholarships for rest of UK applicants.
Overseas students (non-EU) £16,450 per year of study

Scottish and EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish Government.

Rest of the UK students can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loans Company.

Tuition fees for Overseas (non-EU) students are guaranteed not to increase by more than 3% per year, for the length of your course.

Additional costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year.

Examples of additional costs:

One off costOngoing costIncidental cost
Graduation feeStudio feeField trips

*these are examples only and are not exhaustive.

Additional costs:

  • may be mandatory or optional expenses
  • may be one off, ongoing or incidental charges and certain costs may be payable annually for each year of your programme of study
  • vary depending on your programme of study
  • are payable by you and are non-refundable and non-transferable

Unfortunately, failure to pay additional costs may result in limitations on your student experience.

For additional costs specific to your course please speak to our Enquiry Team.

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