Business & Management

BA (Hons) Global Business (Business Management)
Progression Route (Level 6)

Learners will be challenged with scenarios and case study analysis of key business sectors, events and approaches. Part of this Final Year is an opportunity to conduct an in-depth study into a locus of particular business interest, via a dissertation, consulting project or internship (40 Credits).

  • Flexible study options - Weekdays or Evenings
  • Industry experienced lecturers with excellent education and professional qualification
  • Simplified learning
  • Personal attention to all learners
  • Small classes
  • Free career development mentoring programme
  • Connect with our very successful alumni

Assessments at GBS

This GBS course will provide you with opportunities to test your knowledge and understanding informally through ‘formative’ assessment. Formative assessment will be completed before your formal ‘summative’ assessment, which will determine your final marks.

Each module normally contains at least one piece of formative assessment from which you will receive feedback from your course team. Formative assessments are purely for developmental purposes and do not count towards your final module mark. They are designed to help you to gain more knowledge and confidence in the module material and approaches to formal assessment. Students who do not engage with informal assessments often struggle with Foundation Year progression, as well as with the academic levels above.

The formal summative assessment usually occurs towards the end of each module. Assessment methods may include written examinations and a range of coursework, including reports, portfolios, essays and presentations. The marks awarded for summative assessments count towards your final module mark. Assessment methods at GBS are reviewed annually and may be updated in consultation with students, for example in response to student or External Examiner feedback. An External Examiner is an independent academic expert from another higher education provider, and they are appointed by the University of Suffolk to provide external assurance regarding the academic standards of your course.

Degree Programmes – Year 3 (Level 6) direct entry

Successful completion of the GBS HND Business, or Merit in an HND Business if undertaken elsewhere.

Process required:

  1. Application form
  2. Personal interview

Funding your study

All students will access student finance through the University of Suffolk. 

A Tuition Fee Loan will cover the cost of your up-front fees, and will be paid to your university, in this case the University of Suffolk. The loan repayments only start once you have finished your course and are earning £26,575 a year or more. Both full and part-time learners can apply.

If you are eligible, you can apply for a Maintenance Loan too. The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. This loan has to be repaid after you leave your course and when your earnings are more than £26,575. For more information please visit

Maintenance Grants are paid into your bank account at the start of term. You don’t have to pay it back, but any funds you get will reduce the amount of Maintenance Loan you are eligible for.

New students must prove they have been living in the UK for five years before their course start date in order to get living cost support from Student Finance England.


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October | February | May


1 year

Awarding Institution

The qualifications are awarded by University of Suffolk.


weekdays, evenings and/or weekends*.


London, Birmingham, Manchester


£9,250 per year

*Weekend delivery can only occur if there are sufficient student numbers (minimum 30)
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