Bachelors in Business and Management

A program designed to drastically improve the skills and boost the performance of mid-level managers.

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Program Details

Length: 3 Years
Locations: Ashridge + Virtual

Fees: £27,000


The Ashridge Bachelors in Business & Management brings together industry and academia to provide the next generation of managers the necessary impetus to move forward in a competitive environment. Designed to improve the knowledge and skills, and boost the performance of entry to mid-level managers, the program equips participants with the right tools to immediately add value across their organization. 

The course is delivered through a flexible blend of virtual classes and face-to-face workshops at our historic Ashridge Estate campus, over a period of 3.5 years. Assessments are relevant to the employing organization and are designed to challenge established thinking and drive innovation. Working with peers and Ashridge faculty, participants get to explore, imagine and engage in a safe and supportive environment, with the goal of applying their learning in the context of their organization. 

The program starts with a half-day introduction at the beginning of the first module. After that, each module consists of 1.5 days face-to-face learning (residentials) and six weeks of virtual study, as well as continuous on the job learning and application of knowledge.

This program is designed with three key themes in mind: Managing Self and Others, New Age Business and Ecosystems, and Business in Action. The program structure allows participants to progress through these themes exploring themselves as leaders while understanding the challenges of a constantly evolving business environment. 

  • Year 1 consists of the following six modules::
    • Managing Self
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Digital Business
    • Dynamic Organizations
    • Business Strategy
    • Sales & Marketing
  • Year 2 consists of the following six modules:
    • Leading Others
    • The Dynamic Leader
    • Collaborations & Relationships
    • Communication
    • Managing Finance
    • Business Challenges
  • Year 3 consists of the following six modules:
    • Leading Teams
    • Managing People
    • Managing Operations
    • Project Management
    • New Age Business
    • Business of brands
  • In Year 3, participants undertake a 24-week long Strategic Work-based Project (SWBP)
    • Stage 1 & 2: Research Methods (30 credits, 4,000 words)
    • Stage 3, 4 & 5: Strategic work-based management report and presentation (60 credits, 10,000 words)

Ashridge will also provide the option of customized modules for those clients, who wish to develop the management and leadership skills of entire cohorts of employees. This ensures that program content is relevant to the context of your industry and the culture of your organization, with the possibility of in-house teaching at your organization.

The Ashridge Level 6 Bachelors in Business & Management is developed, delivered, and assessed by Ashridge. The degree accreditation will be validated and awarded by Coventry University.

Admissions and fees

Next intake: Spring 2019

Length: 3.5 years

Fee: £27,000 per participant, including the End-Point-Assessment.

Levy Funding: 

  • The program fee of £27,000 matches the government funding band for the Chartered Manager Standard and therefore can be fully funded through the apprenticeship levy.
  • Non-levy paying employers will have to pay 10% towards to the cost of the program and government will pay the rest (90%).
  • As per government requirements, the program fee does not include additional costs for travel or accommodation which will apply for the residential elements of the program and must be covered by the employer.
  • For more details, please speak to our Apprenticeship Team.

Deadline: Contact our Degree Apprenticeships Team for more information and to discuss your requirements.

Entry Requirements: 

  • Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their Apprenticeships. 
  • Most candidates will have A levels (or equivalent) or existing relevant Level 3 qualifications, and English, Maths, and ICT at Level 2.
  • Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered as an alternative.
  • Funding rules require an individual to be employed and working at least 50% in England.
  • Strong personal motivation and capability to benefit from and contribute to the program.
  • Line Manager support and access to the employing organization to undertake work-based assignments, to build the portfolio of evidence and carry out the work-based action project.

Faculty profiles

Our practitioner faculty brings a wealth of experience from both industry and academia, as well as a desire to develop in-depth understanding of the challenges your organization faces. They bring real-world wisdom to help individuals step up a gear, make changes and achieve results. 

Dr Mike Cooray
Dr Mike Cooray

Mike Cooray
MSc, University of Hertfordshire

Amy Armstrong
Amy Armstrong

Amy Armstrong       
PhD, Aston Business School, Aston University

James Moncrieff v2
James Moncrieff v2

James Moncrieff     
MBA, Open University


Victoria Harrison-Mirauer

MSc, Organisational Psychology, University of London

Participant feedback

I was at a stage in my career where I felt I needed a recognized business qualification.The ability to t the course around other events was very appealing. I also found the online learning portal very useful, providing up-to-date articles, books, and a pool of video interviews.

Mark Dudley

Business Development Panorama Antennas