Business Management BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

Standard home offer

  • A Level
    Grade 4 (C) in GCSE English Language and grade 6 (B) in GCSE Maths
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
    35 points
    overall with HL4/SL 5 in Mathematics and English
  • BTEC
    GCSE Maths grade 6 (B) and GCSE English Language grade 4 (C)

UK qualifications

Core English and Mathematics requirements

In addition to the qualifications below (excluding IB), the following is required: a minimum of grade 4 (C) in GCSE English Language and grade 6 (B) in GCSE Maths.

Level 3 Certificate in Core Mathematics with a minimum grade C is also accepted.

Further requirements

A-Level: AAA

If you are studying General Studies or Critical Thinking these subjects will not be included in any offer condition.

We accept all foreign language A Level subjects, and such subjects are considered for entry even if it is the applicant’s native language.


OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDD

Cambridge Pre-U: D3 D3 D3

For candidates taking a combination of A Level/BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications we accept the following:

  • BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 National Diploma (grades DD) with one A-Level (grade A)
  • BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/National Extended Certificate (grade D) with two A-levels (grades AA)

Access to Higher Education Pass the course with 45 Level 3 credits which includes a minimum of 30 credits at Distinction level with the remaining 15 credits at Merit or above.

T Level:Distinction.

Bayes accept the following T Level pathways:

  • Accounting
  • Digital Business Services
  • Finance
  • Management and Administration

We do not accept any other T Level pathways.

IB: 35 points overall with HL4/SL 5 in Mathematics and English. Please note that we are happy to accept both Maths Analysis & Approaches and Maths Applications & Interpretations.

Contextual Admissions

We apply a contextual admissions process for UK undergraduate applicants who have been in care, attend a low performing school, live in an area where few students go to university, or are the first generation of their family to enter Higher Education.

Those who are eligible may receive a conditional offer with reduced entry requirements, typically up to two grades lower for A-levels and one grade for the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

International qualifications

Below is a list of countries with information on each about which qualifications we accept.

English language requirements

Information for international and EU applicants

For international applicants requiring a Student Route visa we accept any of the below English language proficiency qualifications at the grades listed.

Please note, the Official Certificate must be awarded OR the qualification must be verifiable online. Statement of Results will not be accepted.

The English Language qualification or test needs to have been taken no longer than two years from the date that the CAS is generated.

English Language Tests:

  • IELTS (Academic, UKVI or IELTS Indicator): 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any sub test
  • IELTS One Skill Retake: Must be taken within six weeks of previous IELTS test.  Accepted for one sub test where all other components and the overall score have been met.
  • Language Cert International ESOL: Language Cert B2 Communicator High Pass
  • TOEFL (Test centre or iBT Special Home Edition): 92 overall (24 Writing, 23 Reading, 22 Speaking, 21 Listening)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 59 overall with minimum of 59 in each sub test
  • Cambridge English Advanced (also known as Certificate in Advanced English): Grade C (180 overall) at CEFR Level C1 with minimum 170 in each sub test
  • Cambridge English Proficiency (also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English): Pass qualification (all grades accepted)
  • Oxford Test of English 130 overall with minimum 120 in each sub test.

English Language Qualifications:

  • IGCSE: English as a First Language (Syllabus 0500 & 0522) or English as Second Language (Syllabus 0510 & 0511) at Grade B or above
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 5 at Standard level or Grade 4 at Higher level
  • Trinity College (Integrated Skills): ISE III – pass in each area
  • INTO City Pre-sessional English: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any sub test (NB. Must be the 6 or 8 week Bayes-specific course)
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE): English Language Examination grade 4 or above
  • GCSE English Language Grade C/5 or above but 1) Qualifications must be issued by Ofqual, SQA, Qualifications Wales or CCEA regulated body in the UK; 2) Education must be undertaken in a UK school
  • A Level English Language Grade C or above but 1) Qualifications must be issued by Ofqual, SQA, Qualifications Wales or CCEA regulated body in the UK; 2) Education must be undertaken in a UK school
  • Vitnemal English grade 5
  • French Baccalaureat: 14/20 in English
  • Malaysian GCE O Level (SPM-1119 syllabus only): grade A.

An exception to the above criteria applies to Student Route visa applicants from the below majority English-speaking countries for whom we can accept a wider range of English qualifications:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America.

Don’t meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university.

These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses:

Information for home applicants

In addition to the above English language proficiency qualifications accepted for International applicants, as a Home or EU applicant we can also accept any of the below English qualifications:

  • GCSE: Grade C or 4
  • O-Level: Grade C
  • A-Level: Grade C
  • Cambridge English First (also known as Certificate of First in English): Grade A (180-190) at CEFR Level C1.