Business Management BSc Hons

Taught by top researchers and lecturers in their field, our Business Management degree gives you a practical overview of how businesses and managers operate in an international environment and provides you with an excellent foundation in the core disciplines of management studies.

About the Programme

Studying Business Management with us is great if you are still undecided about what you would want to be in the future and are looking for a broad foundation of business as well as a strong focus in management as it covers a variety of subjects other than business. Our researchers and lecturers all have in depth experience with working in the international landscape as well as industry which is an added advantage as they are able to give a very practical approach to the programme. By the end of this course, you would have developed a reflective outlook on issues relating to your potential future employability and career development as well as future learning development in business. Based on your academic standing you have the option of spending your second year at our main Lancaster campus in the UK.  This is great for those of you who would like to take a year to experience the British culture without putting your studies on hold.  Other benefits of a study abroad year is the opportunity to develop your cultural competence and to widen your global network.  It broadens your education in a new teaching and learning context and provides you with different perspectives on your discipline. At Lancaster University Ghana, you will have the added advantage of attending guest lectures from practitioners in respected organisations to give you an overview of working in industry and guide you along your career path by giving career advice and answering any questions you may have. The Business Management class is affiliated to the Business Society which is a student initiative led Society.  This Society aims to drive engagement between students, staff, faculty and industry.  As a member of this Society, you would work in teams to organise workshops as well as have the opportunity to develop business skills and engage with companies in various industries.

Broad skill set

Equip individuals with a broad range of skills that are applicable to various industries and roles. These skills include leadership, decision-making, problem-solving, communication, teamwork, and strategic thinking.

Understanding of business principles

The degree provides a comprehensive understanding of key business principles, such as marketing, finance, operations, and human resource. This knowledge enables graduates to have a holistic view of how organizations operate and how different functions work together in the workplace.

Leadership and management

Business Management degrees focus on developing leadership and management skills. Graduates are equipped with the ability to lead teams, manage projects, and make strategic decisions.

Project management skills

Business management programmes often include coursework in project management. Graduates have the skills to plan, executive, and manage projects effectively. These skills are valuable in roles that involve managing complex initiatives coordination teams, and ensuring projects are completed on time and within budgets.

Career opportunities

A business management degree opens up a wide range of career opportunities in various industries and sectors. Graduates can pursue careers in business development, consulting, operations, marketing, human resources, and more. This versatility allows individuals to explore different career paths and roles that align with their interests and skills. Overall, a Business Management degree provides individuals with a broad skill set, a comprehensive understanding of business principles, and the ability to lead effectively. Moreover, these skills and knowledge are highly transferrable and can lead to diverse and rewarding career opportunities.

Course Structure

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Introduction to Management Fundamentals of Strategic Management. Rethinking Leadership
Introduction to Business Analytics Introduction to Statistical Methods for Business. Management in the 21st Century
Economics for Managers Marketing Research Strategic Marketing
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consumer Behaviour Marketing of Services
Principles of Marketing Management Accounting for Business Decisions. Industrial Organisation
Learning Community Global Media Classroom International Business

* Our optional modules cover topics under the field of Marketing, Accounting and Finance and Economics and International Relations.


  • Coursework and Exams
  • Form of assessment – report, presentation, class quizzes, presentations, etc
  • Exam periods: May and August
Employability is one of the key objectives of this course and the modules prepares you (as well as gives you an edge) to be able to get employed with the necessary skills needed in the industry you plan to practice in. It also prepares you if you intend on continuing this subject as a professional course. We combine the practical aspects of finance with the business environment – as a student here, you will have the added advantage of being able to engage with and use case studies from real firms to aid you in understanding and appreciating business first hand.

Fees and Funding

For full details of the fees for this programme, and the University’s financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please click here.

Grade Requirements

  • ‘A’ Levels – Pass in 3 ‘A’ Level subjects at grade CCC or 96 tariff points plus grade C or 4 in five GCE/IGCSE or Grade 6 in GCE ‘O’ Level subjects including English and Mathematics.
  • Full Diploma Certificate is ABCE. Also applicant must have had credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) or Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE)
  • Higher National Diplomas (HND) from a recognised Polytechnic in Ghana with a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 3.0 or better in any field, are eligible to apply to this UG programme. In addition, such applicants MUST have WASSCE Grade C6 in the best 6 subjects, to include three core subjects and three electives (core subjects must include English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science or Social Studies) OR Grade C or 4 in five GCE/IGCSE or Grade 6 in GCE ‘O’ Level subjects including English and Mathematics.
  • International Baccalaureate – Overall mark of 27 points in total average score with 16 points from the best three HL subjects with English and Mathematics and Higher Level Grade 5 or Standard Level Grade 6.
  • French Baccalaureate – Overall mark of 10 as a total average score with a minimum of 11 in the English Language and 11 in Mathematics.
  • Option International Baccalaureate (OIB) – overall marks of 9.5 in the total average score with a minimum 10.5 in English Language and 10.5 in Mathematics.
  • USA High School Graduation Diploma – 2.8 GPA plus grades 3,3 and 3 in AP (Group A subjects).
  • Canada Secondary School Diploma – Ontario: 60% average in six Grade 12 U or M level courses
  • First degree from any recognised university.