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If you study Business Administration BA at XJTLU you can choose from these options to study at the University of Liverpool on the XJTLU 2+2 programme.

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Business Management BA (Hons): XJTLU 2+2 programme

Course details

BA Business Management is a flexible programme which allows you to experience a wide range of management functions and provides you with a thorough grounding in a range of business subjects.

Our Business, Management and Marketing subject area is ranked 25th from 119 providers, a rise of 10 places from last year. (Times Good University Guide 2023).

Course overview

Taught by academic staff with industry experience in a variety of business sectors, you will be introduced to the challenges of the business world and will be equipped with the knowledge to solve them.

By the final year of your programme you will have the skills, business awareness and confidence to succeed in the wider business world with the opportunity to specialise in areas such as marketing, football, finance and events management.

We encourage our students to work as part of a team with peers on their course and give opportunity to work with real businesses, gaining a global perspective through a vibrant international learning community, as you are exposed to business ideas and cultures from the UK and beyond.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching and assessment, operating facilities such as libraries, IT equipment, and access to academic and personal support.

Tuition fees

All XJTLU 2+2 students receive a partnership discount of 10% on the standard fees for international students. We also offer 50 XJTLU Excellence Scholarships providing a 25% discount on tuition fees to the students that score most highly in stage 2 at XJTLU across the different subject areas. Allocation is based on the number of applications received per programme.

The net fees (inclusive of the discounts) can be seen below.

XJTLU 2+2 fees
2024 tuition fee (full) £23,200
2024 tuition fee for XJTLU 2+2 students (inclusive of 10% discount) £20,880
2024 tuition fee for XJTLU 2+2 students qualifying for Excellence Scholarship (inclusive of 25% discount) £17,400
Fees stated are for the 2024-25 academic year.

Course content and modules

Year two

In your second year of study you will build upon the foundations you created in your first year at XJTLU by deepening your knowledge of business and awareness of contemporary business issues.

You’ll be able to apply your deeper Business Management knowledge to diverse organisational contexts and communicate this in a variety of more advanced quantitative and qualitative techniques.

You will be able to demonstrate the link between entrepreneurship, innovation and business creation from start-ups right up to large multinational organisations. An international dimension to business will also be introduced alongside a specialist law module and a range of optional modules for you to choose from.

On the 2+2 programme, you'll study your third and fourth years at the University of Liverpool. These will be year two and year three of the University of Liverpool's programme of study.

Programme details and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.



Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 1

This module gives an overview of some very basic economic principles as it applies to the firm and its environment. It equips the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and evaluate internal and external factors that influence the strategic decisions made by the firms. This includes the analysis of the nature and behaviour of firms in international markets. It is designed for non-economists such as Business Studies students . Explanations are sometimes based on very basic diagrams and students are expected to have GCSE level maths.


Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 2

Business strategies and behaviour are part and parcel of dynamic interactions between a wide range of actors in the world economy. This module aims at producing the basic knowledge and skills for understanding that interaction, taking into consideration firms but clearly examining also other types of actors such as states, international organisations, labour and social movements. It does so by asking three sets of interrelated questions. Firstly, why do businesses internationalise their operations? What, and in relation to whom, can they gain from doing so? Secondly, how do transnational corporations operate across borders? How do these operations contribute to patterns of international development? Are these patterns smooth and harmonious (simple globalisation) or uneven? Thirdly, what is the current (and future) context in which transnational enterprise takes place? Recently, the 2007-09 global economic and financial crisis, the 4th Industrial Revolution, the climate change crisis and the global health crisis have transformed the dynamics of the world economy in a number of ways, and the module aims at enhancing knowledge of this new context of business. The module will also consider key phenomena ranging from the role of the BRIC economies in the future international economic order to gender. Throughout the module, we will consider political (power) and ethical issues, as they are fundamental to understanding the world economy, past, present and future.

Business Analytics (EBUS205)

Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 2

Business Analytics comprises the use of quantitative techniques, mathematical and computer-based models, and statistical analysis in combination with data and information technologies to support making better decisions in business environments and for gaining improved insight into business operations. The module introduces the fundamental concepts and tools of Business Analytics and an understanding of using data in combination with analytical techniques to support making better decisions in business environments. The module is designed around the use of descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive techniques with relevance to practical applications.


Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 2

This module is designed to challenge students to think about the nature of modern business behaviour, its role and contribution to society, and the ways in which such behaviour can be understood, especially from moral and ethical perspectives. Over a series of formal lectures, students are introduced to a range of key critical thinkers from ethics, philosophy, economics and management studies. Our explorations are also constantly related to real-life examples. The module is taught via formal lectures and seminars and is assessed by an unseen online open book examination and an individual assignment.         


Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 1

The aim of this module is to provide students with basic financial concepts in the areas of projected financial statements, time value of money and risk-return, and offer preliminary knowledge on market efficiency along with some elementary theoretical and empirical components related to these topics. Furthermore, the module covers fundamental discussions on internal and external financing policies, capital structure, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, etc.



Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 1

The aim of this module is to provide students with basic financial concepts in the areas of projected financial statements, time value of money and risk-return, and offer preliminary knowledge on market efficiency along with some elementary theoretical and empirical components related to these topics. Furthermore, the module covers fundamental discussions on internal and external financing policies, capital structure, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, etc.


Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 1

This module delivers an outlook of issues of international finance, such as parity conditions, currency exposures/management and international capital markets; especially focusing on the financial management of multinationals. The groundwork is based on fundamentals of finance which provides an introduction to the core principles of finance, valuation and financial decision-making, within the domestic setting and then expands to the international setting.


Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 1

Operations management is all about how businesses create and deliver products and services, making it a key function of business. This module aims to introduce a range of operations management tools and techniques to students and considers their application to contemporary business environments. The module focuses on organisational level operations managements, encouraging students to consider the tools and techniques used to direct, design, deliver and develop operations management in both manufacturing and service contexts. Real world business examples are used throughout the module to explore principles in practice. Students on this module will develop an understanding of how the design and delivery of operations can be optimised to help a business to achieve competitive advantage. Students are introduced to topics such as lean, sustainability, supply chain management, process design and layout.


Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 1

Work and employment relations are continually changing and this can generate stakeholder tensions. The aim of this module is to examine current and emerging developments in Employment Relations (ER), because of their implications for individuals, organisations and society. These developments in ER are debated in the context of the UK, but insight into other national contexts is drawn upon to extend student knowledge and learning.

Identity, Culture and Wellbeing in Organisations (ULMS268)

Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 1

Identity and culture are two very important phenomena in organisations. They help explain why organisations look and feel the way they do. They also help us understand why people in organisations often ignore and/or resist rational models and techniques; how these affect the ways employees see their identity at work and their sense of wellbeing; and how identity and cultural management at sectoral, occupational and organizational levels impact workers’ sense of self. Students on this module are encouraged to investigate culture and identity in relation to wellbeing in contemporary films, fictional narratives and social media, as well as in the academic literature.


Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 1

​ This module will introduce students to the many forms of enterprise and entrepreneurship that exist. Entrepreneurship is often presented only in a limited format, with a key ‘heroic’ entrepreneur taking risks and achieving business growth usually measured by monetary gain. While this classical approach tends to glorify entrepreneurship in certain ways, ignoring how difficult it is to build a business for profit, it also marginalises many other forms of enterprise. Better ways of ensuring the enterprise is a success can be founded in sustainable forms of entrepreneurship. In this module students will gain new knowledge about what these others types of enterprise are, how they are formed and why they are pursued. For instance, social enterprise tends to focus on a pursuit of a social mission first and foremost, with social entrepreneurs being diverse in their motivations. Collective forms of enterprise may seek to redistribute profits amongst a community of members, such as through a cooperative organisation while entrepreneurship in low income communities may well be a catalyst to other forms of capital building, such as social and human capital. Students will be able to learn that engagement in enterprise is based on a wider set of motivations than merely individual monetary gain and that successful entrepreneurship can be defined in many ways. The module will act as a good foundation for the third-year model, Social Enterprise.


Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 2

This module aims to develop students’ academic skills, by providing them with an awareness of the main methodological approaches, tools and techniques (both qualitative and quantitative) that are necessary to use to produce a credible piece of research. The module will also offer students an opportunity to gain some valuable problem-solving skills, and some practical experience of conducting interviews and of analysing quantitative data using, for example, Excel, and Nvivo, with a view to further develop their employability skills. Student who intend to undertake a final year independent project (whether in the form of dissertation or consultancy style project) will particularly benefit from the methodological training and academic guidance provided in this module.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Organisations (ULMS226)

Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 2

This module provides an overview of what workforce equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are and their relevance and usefulness in improving the understanding and management of people at work. Today’s workplace is changing due to a number of factors including an ageing population and increases in the number of women and ethnic minorities. As a result, there is a need to effectively understand and manage EDI in organisations in order to create an inclusive workplace that meets organisational outcomes. A number of issues that managers of a diverse workforce face are explored. In particular, issues such as gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation and intersectional identities are discussed. Two key approaches towards EDI are reviewed: the social justice case and the business benefits case. The module also explores a range of EDI related concepts and topics such as social identity, stereotyping and discrimination. It also considers the protected rights of employees covered by UK legislation as well as international legislative drives and policies.
Successful students will develop their understanding of the field of EDI and their own personal position within it. They will also inform their practice as future managers from both research and practitioner perspectives.


Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 2

This module focuses upon ways in which services marketing is distinct from tangible goods marketing, highlighting a range of concepts and frameworks to highlight such distinctions.


Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 2

In a globalised world, companies of all kinds are no longer limited to producing and selling their goods and services in domestic markets. They explore global markets and operate across national borders. What challenges do companies face as they operate in multiple nation-states? How are they different from the domestic companies? How can multinational companies (MNCs) be managed effectively in order to stay competitive in the global market? This module aims to produce the knowledge and skills for students to address these questions. The module is structured into three parts. The first part discusses globalisation and MNCs, providing an overview of the changing landscape of the global economy. The second part focuses on the challenges that faced by MNCs with an analysis on the complex and often conflicting external environmental factors that shape the strategy and management of MNCs. The third part discusses how MNCs manage these challenges, exploring different strategies and practices that managers could consider in managing operation, talents and knowledge across borders.


Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 2

This module introduces students to the theoretical perspectives, roles and practical activities associated with Leadership and Performance Management in contemporary organisations


Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 2

This module seeks to highlight the role of, and need for, market research in supporting marketing decision-making. It involves a range of teaching strategies built around online learning activities (e.g., videos) and case studies. Additional material will be in the form of web-based reading and research, selected texts, journal articles and contemporary magazine and press articles. It is assessed through two pieces of coursework. The coursework involves a group desk research infographic and the completion of a group project which is designed to put market research techniques into practice.


Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 2

Many people must be able to sell effectively; selling ideas, selling business plans to partners or investors, influencing stakeholders, gaining commitment from others, identifying the needs of others, building professional relationships and trust.

Therefore, the module will focus on developing sales and negotiations skills in practical tasks and will be assessed in realistic sales situations as either buyers or sellers. The two are inextricably linked.


Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 2

A module to introduce students to the impact the law of England and Wales on business. Contract law, tort, employment law, discrimination and intellectual property are the main areas of focus.


Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 2

The core roles of government in relation to business are identified and evaluated and significant changes discussed. The module also explores the nature of the relationship between government and business, for example in terms of neo-corporatist structures and the role of business as an actor in the governmental process. These issues are also placed firmly within a wide-ranging international context and examples are drawn from a wide variety of countries. The module is assessed through an assignment and an unseen exam. Successful students will acquire an appreciation of the interactions between government and business, develop a strong critical awareness and be able to apply the general debates to a wide range of specific examples.

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There is a Management School extracurricular programme which provides us opportunities to meet with employers. There also many internship opportunities here in Liverpool, I got to work with a real company last year.