Business & Management

3 Years

Guide to studying Business & Management Studies

What is Business & Management Studies?

  • A Business & Management Studies degree is concerned with the way in which a company or organisation operates and functions
  • This can include the financial, administrative and marketing sides of a business.
  • Check out the exact courses which fall under Business & Management Studies here: Management StudiesHuman Resource Management & Business Studies

Why study Business & Management Studies?



  • You should study a Business & Management Studies degree if you want to gain a deep understanding of how organisations function as one unified force of business.
  • Studying a Business & Management Studies degree gives you great employability, reflected in the Graduate Prospects scores shown on our Subject League Table for this discipline.
  • By studying Business & Management Studies you can accrue a broad set of skills which leave career choices wide open. Extrapolatable skills like leadership, financial awareness, team work and computing are all extremely valuable to any job.
  • Check out our article ‘Nine reasons to Study Business & Management Studies’ for further reasons to embark on this degree.

Coursework, Assessment & Exams

  • At most institutions assessment will be a mixture of exams, coursework, presentations, group and solo work, essays and seminar performance.
  • Exams are usually sat in January and May/June, at the end of each Teaching block.
  • Many institutions also encourage students to undertake work experience at some point during their degree, in order to provide vocational experience.

What degree can I get?

  • BA Hons Business Studies
  • BA Hons Management Studies
  • Business & Management Studies is a degree which is almost always studied in tandem with another subject.
  • Accounting & Management, Accounting & Business, Business & Languages, Disaster Management are just a small sample of how broad this discipline can be.

What qualifications do I need?

  • Always check with your chosen institution to make sure of their entry standards.

Use our CUG course Chooser to filter your search results when looking for Business & Management Studies courses.

What are the postgraduate opportunities?

  • There are numerous Postgraduate study opportunities, including:
  • MSc in Business Management
  • MBA Business & Management

These postgrad courses increase employability by developing previously learned skills to an even higher standard.


What are the job opportunities?

  • Business & Management Studies graduates earn above the average graduate starting salary.
  • Typical career paths include Management Consultancy, Human Resource management, Marketing, Insurance companies.
  • These are competitive areas of work, and so hard work is required to ensure a high return.
  • Check out our Career Guide for Business & Management Studies.

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