Business Studies encompasses the study of public, private and not-for-profit organisations, both small and large, their management practices and processes, and the changing external environment in which they operate. In our four-year programme we reflect the global, dynamic climate of contemporary business and management, offering specialist courses in areas such as International Business, Entrepreneurship and Climate Change, drawing on disciplines which include psychology, law, economics, sociology and mathematics.
Students are able to study a range of disciplines outside business, particularly in years one and two, allowing them to develop a broader range of knowledge and skills. A range of compulsory and optional courses examine topics in the context of businesses and of other types of organisation, including, charities, voluntary organisations and the public sector. All students have the option of studying abroad in the third year at one of our international partner institutions.
Students gain specific business knowledge, an understanding of the business world and develop a range of transferable, intellectual and study skills which are appropriate not only for those aspiring to a career in management but for those interested in the relationships between people, organisations and their environment who intend to pursue career opportunities within other types of organisation.
Our programmes are accredited by a range of leading business education organisations and professional bodies, and the School has strong links to the world of practice through research, consultancy and teaching, which ensures that our programmes are attuned to needs of employers and prepare students for the wide range of career opportunities post graduation.