BSc Business Administration

University of London


Grow your career by earning your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from a top 25 UK university.

The BSc Business Administration degree provides a platform to develop the essential knowledge and skills required to succeed in today’s business environment. In practice, this means that as well as providing the core business administration learning elements, the programme focuses on key skill sets including the ability to analyse and evaluate current issues facing organisations in a global setting.

Successful managers are adept at dealing with complexity within a changing context. To be ready for these challenges, you will require an intellectual understanding that will help you analyse and make a decisive contribution to solving these issues. The BSc Business Administration degree helps you gain these perspectives. You will be encouraged to think critically and creatively.

The degree takes a creative approach to the curriculum through the lens of some interesting case studies and will prompt you to consider questions such as:

  • Why did false positive Covid-19 tests cause a stir?
  • Are coffee pods good for the environment?
  • Can music boost your own productivity at work?
  • Do the Beatles represent a sublime formative moment in consumer culture?

In this programme, you will develop the ability to analyse real-life business problems and devise effective solutions.

What makes this degree unique?

  • A dynamic global learning community: Modules are designed to ensure students appreciate the diverse, interdisciplinary nature of business administration. Students will connect with peers around the globe and engage in learning activities with each other to bring their own unique perspectives to the programme.

  • Learn from internationally renowned experts: You’ll be taught by leading academics at Royal Holloway’s School of Business and Management, University of London, a UK top 25 university (The Guardian University Guide 2022). The school’s academics have extensive industry experience from around the world, reflecting the global nature of modern business, which feeds directly into their teaching.

  • Enhance your professional profile with a valuable career credential: As a graduate of this programme, you’ll be prepared for a career in fields such as human resources, accounting, marketing, production, operations, information technology, and more, and you’ll have the skills to succeed in organizations ranging from large corporations to small businesses and nonprofits. Graduates from Royal Holloway’s School of Business and Management have gone on to work at leading global companies like Versace, Barclays, Nissan, Deloitte, Xerox, and Goldman Sachs.
  • Tuition
    £12,000 – £16,000*

    Depending upon geographic location

  • Program length
    3 – 6 years

    Estimated 10-12 hours per week

  • Brief overview
    12 modules
  • Method of study
    Completely online

The programme is offered twice per year in April and October.

Applications for the April 2022 cohort will open on December 8, 2021.

The next cohort starts on 4 April, 2022.

If you have a question please contact the University of London via their Student Enquiry System.

View the Prospectus and Programme Specification.

About the Programme



Application periods are open twice each year, corresponding to the two study sessions. You can apply via direct entry, or performance based-admission if you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry.

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The programme prepares you for dealing with complex business challenges by giving you a systematic understanding and appreciation of business administration, as well as the key skill sets required to succeed in today's hyper-competitive environments.

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Learn in-demand skills and benefit from a curriculum that emphasises practical skills acquisition.

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Student Experience

Student Experience

The degree aims to provide an engaging and varied student learning experience through the use of pre-recorded video lectures, podcasts, group chats, discussion forums, live sessions with academics, online quizzes and much more.

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About University of London

About University of London

The University of London is one of the world’s leading universities, internationally recognised for its high academic standards. This reputation is built upon the outstanding teaching and research of our 17 member institutions.

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Applications open for the April 2022 cohort


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