Become a business leader in the global market. In your first year you will gain solid grounding in all aspects of business management including business law, marketing principles and understanding financial information. Throughout the degree you will also study business on an international scale, covering areas such as how to manage operations globally and cultural issues in management, perfectly preparing you for an international career.
The University of Gloucestershire School of Business is based at our state-of-the-art 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 the School of Business and see where you could be taking your next steps towards a 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 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 be able 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 for 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 will also 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.
Develop skills in managing people, projects, finance, HR, marketing and logistics across different cultures and environments. Understand the global economy and explore global sustainability issues and ethics. You'll learn through lectures, workshops, reflective practice and business simulations. Learn with 'real-world' business challenges and industry experts. You'll explore global business in China and benefit from business links with the university’s Growth Hub. 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 'Regional Studies In Business' 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
CCC at A levels, BTEC MMM 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.
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- Project manager
- Logistics manager
- Management consultant
- Operational researcher
- Retail manager
- Sales manager
My digital marketing business, Ocere, has exceeded £2,500,000 in sales. I started it from my lounge four years ago.
Ocere now has clients in 35 countries including Europe, Australia and the US. I recently won Gloucestershire Echo’s Young Person of the Year Award. My degree enabled me to create a sound business structure. I really enjoyed studying stock markets. They change so rapidly which is what I love about global business. I opened an e-commerce console accessories shop in my placement year. It made me realise I want to build something big!
"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.
Access expert mentors, work experience and networking opportunities through our Growth Hub. The Growth Hub brings together leading business services in Gloucestershire.
Dr. Jun Zhang
We are a really personal university – our tutors are very flexible and will support the student to help address their individual issues whenever they’re needed. We are here to open people’s minds, give them confidence and help them understand not only the challenges but also the potential of working across different cultures.
Learn from experts and ‘live’ business challenges
Get expert insight in lectures from global business leaders including Luke Johnson, famous for his expansion of Pizza Express, and owner and chair of a range of businesses including Metro Bank PLC, Capital Risk Partners and Neilson Holidays. Work on exciting live business challenges with international brands. Enter the Universities Business Challenge Worldwide. It recognises business-savvy undergraduates around the world.
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.