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.
The University of Gloucestershire School of Business and Technology is situated in a brand-new, state-of-the-art centre at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. The £18 million development is home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses. Find out more about this and other new developments with our virtual fly-through video and see where you could be taking the first steps towards your career in business.
Access real-world business experiences and challenges. 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.
A personal tutor to help you identify exciting new opportunities. 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.
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.
You'll study a variety of modules from 'Driving High Performance Organisations' to 'The Global Business Environment'.
Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.
Tariff information for 2020 entry
BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
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.
Grade 4/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 contact our admissions team if you have a question.
See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
|UCAS codes available for this subject|
|BA (Hons) - 3 years full-time||N200|
|BA (Hons) - 4 years placement||N101|
|BA (Hons) - 2 years fast-track||N202|
|BA (Hons) - 3 years fast-track with placement||N20A|
|BA (Hons) - 4 years integrated foundation||N203|
- Project manager
- Logistics manager
- Management consultant
- Operational researcher
- Retail manager
- Sales manager
- Business Management / Leadership
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.
"The vast number of placements was simply outstanding." Andrew Shelton, Graduate
12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours per week)
Placements can be carried out in the UK or overseas; popular overseas placement destinations include the USA, China and Europe. You may even wish to source your own placement in other countries.
If carrying out a placement abroad, there may be a visa requirement.
On your placement year you will pay a reduced tuition fee and are still eligible to apply for a maintenance loan. Financial support is also available from the Student Finance Team by contacting email@example.com.
You will have access to guidance from the Placements Team throughout your placement search, and for the duration of your placement year. You can contact the Placements Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
You'll hear from industry experts through guest lectures throughout the course.
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.
Our School of Business and Technology 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 School of Business and Technology for students looking for a more well-rounded education rooted in vocational insight and experience.
Fast track option
Hear from Daniela Istrati, a fast-track business management student:
"I am currently studying Business Management (fast-track). It’s an amazing course! I absolutely love the teachers and my tutor - they’re all so helpful. I started the course age 21 and decided to come to study in the UK after beginning university in Europe. The induction week was really good, lots of helpful tips and I loved that we got to meet the tutors and teachers on the first day. I liked that the university helps students get jobs in reputable companies from the very first year."