Business Management Professional in Retail (BA (Hons))

Manchester Metropolitan University

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

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About Business Management Professional in Retail at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry



Four years part-time

UCAS code(s)

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Additional Costs

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing. Total optional cost: £600


Manchester Campus, Flexible Location


Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics

Studied only as part of the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship.

The BA Business Management Professional in Retail, is your opportunity to gain the skills required for effective retail business management, while also benefitting from full time employment with some of the country's leading retailers. The degree has been developed with a range of employers and the Chartered Management Institute.

The degree programme looks in depth at the various roles and responsibilities of modern retail managers, and you will study a curriculum that will help you focus on improving organisational performance, enhancing interpersonal effectiveness and developing project and transferable skills. Your studies will draw on disciplines including business planning strategy, creative thinking, accounting and finance, human resources, leadership, marketing and data analysis.

The programme is designed to integrate your learning with your own workplace and where possible management projects are based on live, real-world business scenarios. The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship in Retail, gives you the chance to kick start or progress your retail management career.

Your career prospects after the course

By completing the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship, you will have gained work experience and two internationally recognised qualifications that you can take forward within the same organisation or elsewhere.

By following this route you will have the knowledge, skills and work experience to further your career.

The Degree Apprenticeship is a great foundation for any career in a business or management role.

Although the exact nature of your learning experience will depend on which employer you choose to apply to, the key skills you will learn are suited to those looking to begin or develop a career in the following roles:

  • Manager
  • Head of Department
  • Supervisor
  • Operations Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Any other role with managerial responsibilities.

We also place a strong emphasis on giving you all the tools necessary to manage your own career progression.


In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation

DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known

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Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.

UCAS Tariff points/Grades required


UCAS Tariff Points at A2 (Grades BCC-BBC) or acceptable alternatives e.g. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma, Extended Diploma at Level 3 (Grades DMM) . 

Specific GCSE requirements

GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English Language, Mathematics and preferably ICT. 

Additional Requirements

Applications will be considered individually from candidates without the necessary qualifications, but with relevant work experience.

Further information

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