A business management degree is an undergraduate degree that can be studied over three-years if you choose a full-time course, or for four years or more if you opt to study part-time. It equips you with the tools needed to succeed in business management, and gives you the opportunity to focus on a particular business specialism of your choice in the final year.
At its heart, the degree will raise your awareness of how businesses – both large and small – operate, as well as what is required to run a successful organisation.
Generally, if you are taking A-Levels, you would need to have at least AAA-AAB to study at BSc level or AAA at MBus level to be considered and receive an unconditional offer.
Required grades at GCSE level include English Language at grade C level or higher, and Mathematics at Grade C level or higher.
Postgraduate Entry Requirements
Entrance to a Masters in Business Management course will vary depending on the institution you are applying to. Generally, you will be expected to have gained an upper 2:1 degree in any subject other than business and management related degrees. You are advised to contact the institution directly for a complete list of their specific entry requirements.
Some postgraduate degrees in Business Management may require students to attend an entrance interview. To help you understand postgraduate interviews we have put together an article for the top 10 questions that are likely to pop up and the best ways that you can answer them: Top 10 Postgraduate Interview Questions.
A business management degree equips you with knowledge and skills that open up a number of career opportunities for you. The skills you will acquire include:
- Problem solving
- Critical thinking
- Data analysis
- Managing people
These employability and commercial skills are needed by a wide range of sectors, and most students enter full-time employment upon graduation. Possible careers you may want to consider include:
- Business Analyst
- Project Manager
- Retail Manager
- Sales Executive
- Human Resources Officer
- Product Manager
You can enter either the private, public or even voluntary sector, or you might decide to go onto further education.
It's worth noting that business related degrees were reported to be one of the most employable subject areas in 2016. The destination of leavers from higher education survey reported that 88% of graduates were placed in further education or full time employment within 6 months of completing their degree, with an average salary of £22,500. You can find out more about the most employable degrees with our article: Top 10 Most Employable Degrees
As a Masters in Business Management is an internationally recognised program, graduate prospects in the world of business are high. Many graduates go on to secure roles in various job positions in industries such as:
- Public Relations
- Business Consultancy
- Financial Analysis