UCAS codes

  • N100 -

Course contact

Peter McGuire
0141 849 4101

Qualifications and durations

  • BA - 3 Years
  • BA Hons - 4 Years

Start date(s)

  • September
Developed in partnership with business and industry, the BA (Hons) Business offers an excellent grounding in the business and enterprise skills valued by employers. With a flexible core framework, it equips you with the skills and understanding to succeed in a wide range of business careers.
  • SQA Highers: BBBC inc English over 1 sitting; ABBCC/BBBCCC inc English over 2 sittings 
  • GCE A-Levels: CCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: BBBC2 inc English
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 26 points (4, 4 at HL).
  • SQA Advanced Highers: BBB relevant subjects + H English
  • GCE A-Levels: BBB relevant subjects
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Business; Business Management; Administration & IT; Accounting; Event Management; Events; Travel & Tourism; or other relevant discipline
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND / Foundation Degree: Business; Business Management; Administration & IT; Event Management; Events; Travel & Tourism; or relevant

Please note entry to the programme at Ayr Campus is to Year 3 only.

You can generalise your degree or specialise in an area related to your career aspirations, such as enterprise and entrepreneurship, marketing or HRM. The programme offers a broad-based, integrated perspective on business life from operational to strategic levels.


Key elements of the programme include talks from, and visits to, local and national employers and varied assessment formats, including case studies and portfolio building.


Year 1

An introduction to key areas of the business environment include an examination of the various functions within business sectors. Practical skills in communication techniques, time management and presentations are developed.

Year 2

You will develop skills and knowledge across a range of business disciplines including law. You can specialise in a particular area, such as human resource management or marketing or pursue a broader business degree.

Year 3

You will develop an understanding of the complex issues at work in the general and specialist areas of business and learn how to research business topics effectively.

Year 4

You will undertake a dissertation in an area of your choice, in conjunction with further study in your specialist area.
This degree has been developed in conjunction with major UK employers. Many of the core module skills are in line with the requirements for graduate trainee programmes helping you to prepare for a career in national and international organisations. You can enter the public, private or voluntary sectors, at home and abroad, in areas including local government, health, manufacturing, or retail. Typical roles include financial services consultant, marketing manager and retail manager. You may have the opportunity to study abroad while gaining credit towards your degree at one of our 80 educational partner organisations.

Useful Information

  • ^Please note entry to the course at Ayr Campus is Years 3 and 4 only.

    Entry to the course at Dumfries Campus is Years 2, 3 and 4 only.