Business Management (BA Hons)

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Full-Time or Part-Time

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Park, Cheltenham

Follow our 'Make it' programme to become a skilled business leader with the ability to set up or manage a successful organisation.

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MAKE IT in Business

Make It as a career ready graduate

MAKE IT International
MAKE IT Happen

Become a skilled business leader with sharp commercial insight. In your first year you’ll gain solid grounding in all aspects of business management including business law, marketing principles and understanding financial information. Throughout your degree you will hone your skills in management with subjects including practice of leadership in an organisation, managing operations globally and managing innovation and entrepreneurship.

From 2018, the University of Gloucestershire Business School will move to a brand-new, state-of-the-art home at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. The £16 million development will be home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses. Find out more about the new Business School and other developments with our virtual fly-through video and see where you could be taking the first steps towards your career in business.

As well as this, our Make It business experiences are designed to ensure that you stand out from the crowd when you graduate.

Make It international: You will study the principles of modern enterprise from an international perspective while engaging and working with businesses in the thriving capitals of either New York or Hong Kong- the choice is yours. New York offers the opportunity to see Wall Street, the iconic NASDAQ building and the world’s largest stock exchange. Hong Kong is ranked the third leading financial centre in the world and home to the International Commerce Centre. Having global exposure will help you stand out in the job market, no matter whether you plan on having an international career or not. For this vital reason, the trip is included in the cost of your fees.

Make It real: learn from people who have been there and done it. Leading international brands and business figures will deliver inspiring lectures and give you real insight into how to succeed in global business. Real-world application is embedded throughout your learning and you will analyse actual case studies, take part in work simulations and pitch your ideas to business experts. In your final year you will have the opportunity to take part in an exciting business challenge with an international or UK brand.

Make It happen: grow into a career-ready graduate. Work placement opportunities give you confidence to put your learning into practice and gain essential contacts. Students have worked for companies such as Warner Bros, BMW and British Heart Foundation. You also have the opportunity to shadow an entrepreneur, work with a corporate firm and gain experience as a shadow consultant at the Growth Hub, our business centre at Oxstalls Campus. All of this is designed to give you the skills and the CV to pursue your chosen career. Graduates have gone on to work all across the business spectrum; from starting their own businesses to working internationally for companies such as IBM.

Study style

Learn through lectures, seminars, group work, reflective practice, business simulations, problem-solving challenges and presenting. Through these you will develop skills in managing people, projects, finance, HR, marketing and logistics. Real-world case studies offer you the opportunity to build your expertise while simulations and live pitches to business leaders give you practical experience. You will have opportunities to work with leading businesses and be able to complete a work placement as part of your degree. This will prepare you to graduate career-ready.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2018 entry

120 tariff points

Typical offers

BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2018 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

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Fees

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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours - 3 years full-timeN200
Single Honours - 4 years placementN101
Single Honours - 2 years fast-trackN202
Single Honours - 3 years fast-track placementN20A

Careers

  • Project manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Management consultant
  • Operational researcher
  • Retail manager
  • Sales manager

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Student Focus

Matt Bartlett

I’m doing a business support placement for Oberthur Technologies.

I never realised how many theories are used in real-world business. Learning at the University of Gloucestershire is about much more than ‘sitting in a classroom and learning theories’. We do heaps of practical work like digital business simulations. My lecturers have a lot of business experience. It makes learning fascinating and it’s really helped in my placement role.

Industry links

You'll hear from industry experts through guest lectures throughout the course.

New York city skyline

Visit New York City

You will visit an international business capital, to experience global business in its most powerful context.  This essential and relevant part of your course is included in the cost of your degree.

Terms and conditions apply

Student placement at Morgan Motor Company, Malvern

Learn from experts and ‘live’ business challenges

Get expert insight in lectures from global business leaders and work on exciting live business challenges with international brands. Enter the Universities Business Challenge Worldwide.

Dan Germain, head of brand and creative at innocent drinks

Our community

Our Business School is a thriving and dynamic place to study. Providing undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees from our beautiful Park Campus in Cheltenham our goal is to produce graduates who are ready and prepared for their careers. It’s a philosophy that sets us apart and drives excellence in everything we do. Thanks to this, the professional credentials of our academic staff and the impactive work of our researchers, our reputation is growing quickly and we are emerging as a leading Business School for students looking for a more well-rounded education rooted in vocational insight and experience.

 

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