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BA (Hons) Professional Management

The UCQ BA (Hons) in Professional Management (validated by The Open University) is delivered as a stand-alone qualification, and as part of the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship. Students successfully completing the programme will be supported to gain professional recognition as a Chartered Manager (CMgr MCMI).

UCQ is approved by The Open University (OU) as an appropriate organisation to offer higher education programmes leading to Open University validated awards, and an HE partner of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

The BA (Hons) Professional Management degree enables students to develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours in the operational and strategic dimensions of management within a real working environment. Upon successful completion of the BA (Hons) Professional Management, five educational aims will have been achieved:

1. An in depth understanding of the main areas of professional management and the way these areas interrelate

2. Knowledge and understanding acquired through formal learning and applied to the business environment

3. An ability to apply an independent approach to develop the skills required by a professional manager

4. Skills acquired and demonstrated through continuous professional development in the workplace

5. The ability to apply critical tools and techniques that enable the integration of theory and practice within a work environment.

Entry Criteria/Eligibility


Individuals holding existing degrees may join. Please refer to AD-002 Admissions Policy for full eligibility requirements.


£6000 pa

Student Loans Company support is available (subject to T&C);

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Contact admissions@ucq.ac.uk to discuss enrolling on the programme

Progression Opportunities

Students completing this course have increased progression opportunities within their current employment and the opportunity to apply for more senior jobs with another organisation. Previous graduates have been given additional management responsibilities and pay increases, promotion, new employment, and the confidence, knowledge, skills and behaviours to seek their ideal management role

Key Links

BA (Hons) Professional Management – Programme Specification

Regulations for Validated Awards of The Open University 

UCQ Graduate Attributes

Course Information

Title: BA (Hons) Professional Management

  Duration: 3 years (36 months)

  Upon successful completion of the programme students will achieve a BA (Hons) in Professional Management 

  Assessment methods include:

  • Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Reflection
  • Work-product evidence
  • Professional discussion

There are cohorts starting throughout the year: September; October; January; February; May; and June.

 Each student has a dedicated Professional Development Assessor to support throughout the programme.  Module Leads deliver lectures and an Academic Support Tutor provides academic and SEN support.  

  Study Format: Distance/hybrid delivery; online Teams interactive sessions; workshops; and tutorials.