Entry requirements for Business Management degree
Entry requirements are dependent on your University choice, but usually, you will need at least a grade C in English and Mathematics.
A lot of Universities allow various types of qualifications to study their course instead of A-levels such as a BTEC or an International Baccalaureate.
If you’re thinking about applying to university, visit our blog for tips and guidance for how to get into university.
Types of Business Management degree
There are various types of degree’s that specialise in Business, each dependent on the University you are applying to. Here are some of the courses that Business is taught under:
- International Business
- Business Management
- Business Administration
- Industrial Economics
However, if you wish to mainly focus on just Business, Business Management, Business Administration and International Business are your best choices.
It’s also worth researching the full lowdown on Business Management before you make a decision on which course is right for you.
With many of these courses you may be able to study abroad, study a language as a joint course with these degrees or even work abroad in your placement year.
If you’re considering studying abroad, check out our student-written blog for how to get the most out of studying abroad.
Duration of a Business Management degree
A Business Management course is usually three to four years long depending on if you take a placement year or a year abroad.
Taking a placement year has many advantages, especially to Business management undergraduate degrees.
For example, spending a year in industry and learning more about other aspects of business can help you realise what modules you would like to specialise in during your final year, and even help you decide a dissertation topic.
Moreover, a placement year is a great way to gain many valuable workplace skills that will be a great addition to your graduate CV, all helping you when it comes to applying to graduate jobs and graduate schemes.
For more of the advantages of taking a placement year, visit our guest blog to find out all about placement years, from what they are and how to find one.
What to expect each year of Business Management degree for a four-year course
- Year one – Usually does not count to your final qualification it is like an introductory year to your course but use this to practise what exam techniques you should use in your upcoming years.
- Year two – You usually do not get to pick these modules a lot are compulsory which is why it is important to check out which modules are dependent on the University because this will count towards your degree. For instance, if you know you are more creative than numerically minded it is better to pick a course that specialises more in these types of modules second year. Yet personal tutors and your lecturers are there to support you throughout the process.
- Year three – Placement Year where you get the opportunity to work for a company in a business related role. Or you may have the option to spend a year learning business abroad at a different University.
- Year four – Final year modules which usually you can pick yourself based on your favourite modules. This is where usually majority of your grade counts dependent on the University grading system. You will also most likely have to write a dissertation.
*(if you do not choose a course with a placement year then this would be a three-year course: so, you would exclude year three on this list)
Business Management essay and exams
When researching your course this is an important factor to consider, as some universities may offer courses with more group work and coursework-based modules, whilst some may focus on more exam-based modules.
Have a think about where your skills lie and where you’ve performed best academically in the past, you want to do as best as you can during your degree, so be tactical and choose a course at a university where you will be able to do this.