Whether you dream of running your own business or aspire to become the manager of a much-respected Public Limited Company (PLC), management roles are both challenging and rewarding. Our Business Management & Leadership BA (Hons) programme is designed to help you establish key leadership skills, from managing people and resources to strategic planning. Our degree also focuses on contemporary management issues, giving you the opportunity to develop a wealth of general skills needed to aid progression from an operational level through to leadership. Success in this field requires confidence, versatility and strategic thinking, coupled with elevated communication skills and a desire to succeed. Alongside award winning teaching*, you get the chance to conduct critical research with our experienced staff, learn from highly-regarded guest visitors and take part in invaluable practical modules. *Coventry University awarded Gold Rating in Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017. **Year One** This Higher National Certificate (HNC) programme is year one of the Business Management & Leadership BA (Hons) Degree. It focuses on the organisational environment and decision making processes at junior management level. You’ll cover a broad range of topics, from core concepts of current management and organisational behaviour, to the fundamentals of business policy and strategy. You will also develop the necessary skills and knowledge that will prepare you for study in years two and three. Students who complete year one are awarded a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Management & Leadership. **Year Two** As the course progresses, you’ll build on the knowledge gained in year one to cement a solid foundation of core principles. Now that you are working to a higher level after completing the HNC, you will begin to develop a comprehensive range of skills and insights needed by operational managers to deal with complex issues. The focus of year two falls upon specialised areas such as financial management, entrepreneurship and the development of business practices. Students who complete year two are awarded a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Management & Leadership.