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BMaP courses and application process

BMaP (Business and Management for all Programmes) is a suite of business and management courses offered by Alliance MBS and is open to all students across the University who are able to take free choice options as part of their degree structure, providing they meet the entry criteria for the course(s) concerned. The student's home school must also approve of the course choice.Visiting students and those on exchange programmes are also eligible to be considered for BMaP courses.

There are numerous reasons why students choose to take BMaP courses:

  • To be taught by top academics
  • To gain business acumen
  • To include on your CV
  • To complement and sometimes contrast major studies
  • To meet students from other Schools and Faculties within the University
  • Interest in the subject area

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Application process (for current students only)

If you wish to take a BMaP course and you meet the pre- and co-requisites detailed on the course outline, 

please download and complete this form (*applications open on 28th January 2019 for semester 2 courses). You must have approval from your registering home school prior to applying via the Alliance MBS Undergraduate Office. 

Once you have completed the form, you can enrol onto your chosen course(s) by emailing your form to If you are a visiting/exchange student you should return your form to either the International Programmes Office or your Erasmus Co-ordinator.

If your application is successful you can find details of the timetable information for the courses via the Alliance MBS UG Online Handbook (click the link above on the left hand menu).

BMaP Courses Available in 2018/19

Fundamentals of Management BMAN10011 10 credits
Fundamentals of Technological Change
BMAN10252 10 credits
Fundamentals of Finance BMAN10552 10 credits
Business Economics
BMAN10612 10 credits
Fundamentals of Financial Reporting
BMAN10621(B) 10 credits
Fundamentals of Management Accounting BMAN10632 10 credits
Introduction to Corporate Finance & Financial Instruments BMAN20242 10 credits
Technology, Strategy & Innovation 1 BMAN20792 10 credits
New Product Development & Innovation BMAN20821 10 credits
Marketing BMAN20832
10 credits 
Global Contexts of Business & Management BMAN21012  10 credits 
Introduction to Business Information Systems BMAN21061 10 credits
Firms & Management in Comparative Perspectives
20 credits
Chinese Business  BMAN24501 10 credits
Chinese Business - SALC students only BMAN24511 20 credits
Organisations & Employment
BMAN24521 10 credits
Management of Knowledge & Innovation BMAN30010 20 credits
BMAN30021 10 credits
Strategy BMAN30022 10 credits
Human Resource Management
BMAN30042 10 credits
Case Studies in Digital Transformation
BMAN30202 10 credits
Investment Economics & Innovation BMAN31212 10 credits 

Understanding course codes

The first digit indicates the level of study, ie. BMAN10011 is taught as a level 1 course, and the last digit indicates the semester the course is taught in, ie. BMAN10011 is taught in semester 1, BMAN21012 is taught in semester 2 and any courses ending in ‘0’ are taught over both semesters.


Do I need to have previously studied business and management to be eligible to take a BMaP course?

Not in most cases. The majority of the BMaP courses do not have pre-requisites and are therefore suitable for anyone regardless of whether you have studied business and management previously. Courses with pre-requisite requirements are: BMAN10632 and BMAN20242.

If I am interested in taking a BMaP course, how do I find out more information, such as teaching methods, assessment methods and recommended reading?

Click on the title in the list above. This will take you to a short course outline which provides detailed information such as course content, assessment methods and recommended reading.

I am a current student. Where can I find timetable information?

Timetable information is available on the AMBS UG Online Handbook (click the link above on the left hand menu) and on a notice board on D floor in AMBS East building. Full course details are distributed to students by the lecturer in the first lecture at the start of the semester detailing full reading lists and the full syllabus.

Do I have to pay to take a BMaP course?

BMaP courses are free for the vast majority of students however some overseas visiting students may be required to pay.

How do I find out more about BMaP courses?

Further information can be obtained from

Undergraduate Office
Room D20
Alliance Manchester Business School
Alliance MBS East
The University of Manchester
Booth Street East
M13 9SS / 0161 306 3400