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What students say about business and management studies
It's challenging to work in such diverse teams as business students get a lot of team work assignments. We are expected to do essays, reports, presentations and exams. In particular, I enjoyed learning about organisational cultures, leadership, decision making, economy and quantitative methods.1st year, Oxford Brookes University
I find my course extremely interesting as it covers a broad range of subjects and it is all relevant to everyday life. The general areas of my course include human resources, finance, international business, management, marketing, law and IT software. Some of the content you may have studied already at school, but the content you haven't can be challenging but interesting.2nd year, Northumbria University
In business and management, I particularly liked the hands-on, role-playing modules such as business analysis and practice, where you develop a car manufacturing company by choosing car designs, target market, research, materials, add-ons, selling price and many more.3rd year, Leeds Beckett University
What you need to get on a course
Subjects you need
A-levels (or equivalent) usually required
- None (occasionally maths for management degrees)
Useful to have
- Business studies
Here's a guide to what to expect from the application process - also check individual university entry requirements, as these may differ.
- January application
- October application
- Personal statement
- Entry test
- Work experience
Personal statement advice
Whether it's talking about a society you've set up or something you've read, it's how you reflect on your business or management interests in your personal statement that matters most.
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Longer term career paths
Jobs where this degree is useful
- IT business analyst
- Market researcher
- Human resources officer
Other real-life job examples
- Chartered accountant
- Management consultant
- Retail manager
What employers like about this subject
The most popular subjects studied at degree level are business and management. There are many subject-specific skills you can develop on these degrees including an understanding of finance, markets, business policy, business operations and effective customer interaction. A business and management student will also learn a number of useful transferable skills in numeracy, communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and critical thinking. Business and management graduates are usually found working for finance organisations and related industries, but they can also be found in almost every other industry.