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Business Management with Social Purpose (with Professional Placement) BSc (Hons)

City, University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Business with Social Purpose is delivered by Cass Business School. Part of City, University of London, Sir John Cass Business School is one of Europe’s leading business schools and is ranked amongst the top 20 business schools in Europe (1). Ranked 2nd in the UK for Business, Management and Marketing (2), the BSc Business Management with Social Purpose pathway provides students with the knowledge to lead and manage social change and the skills to address fundamental issues in society.As the only business school in London to be assigned Champion status of the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, Cass is best placed to train the next generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex demands faced by business and society in the 21st century. This degree is unique because of our expertise in business management and charities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), corporate social responsibility, volunteering and social enterprise. Not only will you learn the theory but you’ll put what you learn into practice through practical projects and consultancies. Therefore this degree should appeal to you if you want to be the voice of global socio-economic issues and lead and manage projects, movements and organisations to create and lead on change. Graduates will be suited to roles in social enterprises, ‘for purpose’ hybrid organisations, charities, non-profit organisations, international NGOs, in the Corporate Social Responsibility departments of for-profit organisations, or setting up your own social enterprise.You will follow a core set of modules in your first year to introduce you to the fundamental concepts of business management and social purpose – such as economics, quantitative skills, marketing and critical analysis. In your second year you will begin to apply the theory you’ve learnt to issues in leading and managing social purpose organisations. These fundamental issues include the structure, mission, funding and governance of non-profit organisations; the motivation and management of volunteers; leading NGOs in a changing global climate; the growth of hybrid models and ‘for purpose’ companies; campaigning and social marketing. You will also continue to study core business management modules, including an introduction to entrepreneurship. You’ll also continue to take business management modules alongside modules focusing around social purpose and change. In your third year you’ll begin to specialise and refine your management skills including a mentoring and coaching module to improve your skills in communication and responsibility – both of which employers highly value. Part of your final year project will include a practical project with social purpose dimension. This could involve working with major businesses on their engagement with social enterprise or social responsibility, for example. During your time on the BSc Business Management with Social Purpose pathway, we support your professional and personal growth in a number of ways. As well as hosting a series of business networking events at our state-of-the art building, 3rd year students have the opportunity to mentor 1st year Business Management students and GCSE Mathematics pupils across London, ensuring you develop your communication and leadership skills throughout. The degree is available as a three-year degree, or four-year degree. The four-year degree offers you the opportunity to take a placement to gain relevant work experience and to make contacts in the world of business; or to study abroad for a year or a term at one of our highly respected partner institutions across the world. (1) Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2019 (2) Guardian University Guide 2020

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 19,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : AAA

Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and native language subjects. Please note GCSE Maths grade 6/grade B is also required if not taking A Level Maths. Additionally GCSE English Language grade 5/grade C or other English language proficiency qualification required (For more information on English qualifications please refer to http://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying-to-city/tier-4-english-language-requirements).


University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 123 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    177 81%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%



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