UCAS code N200
This course is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Graduates will be exempt from some of the foundation level exams set by these professional bodies.
About the course
This popular course equips you with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in a broad range of business careers.
You will develop a solid grounding in economics, law, finance, organisational behaviour, marketing, research methods and people management. Up-to-date case studies are used to illustrate the application of business theory to real-world scenarios.
A distinctive feature of the Business Management BSc is the work placement year. Having a year's experience on your CV differentiates you from other graduates, and many students return to university for their final year with firm job offers.
Practical skills development is central to this course. You will gain expertise in project management, report writing, time management, presenting, budgeting, team working and leadership.
This is a highly flexible degree which allows you to tailor your studies to your strengths and interests. You can specialise in economics, finance, human resource management or marketing. Your final degree title will reflect the choice you have made and will clearly demonstrate your expertise in a particular area of business.
On graduation you will have the knowledge and skills required to be a confident and effective business professional, able to add value to an organisation right from the start.
This degree is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). All students who have taken a work placement will graduate with dual awards - both a BSc and a CMI Diploma in Management and Leadership. Having a CMI Diploma as well as a BSc from Brighton will help you stand out to employers.
The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014. Entry requirements for students thinking about starting a course in 2013 can be found in the online prospectus. Individual offers may vary
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34 points, including 16 at Higher level.
Access to HE Diploma
pass (at least 45 credits at level 3) with 30 credits at merit or above. Must include accounting and finance, business or management.
GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
at least three subjects including English language and mathematics.
may enable you to start the course in year 2. Relevant subjects required.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
For equivalent international qualifications
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Year 1 provides a general business background. You will study economics, finance, marketing and human resources. You will also work on academic skills such as research and analysis, and business skills including communication, time management, IT and problem-solving.
Expanding your business knowledge and skills is the aim of the second year. Opting for one of our specialist pathways allows you to focus on an area that interests you.
A key feature of the course is the work placement year. On placement you will gain work and life experience (and a salary). It significantly adds to your CV, there are plenty of networking opportunities and many students return to university for their final year with firm job offers. Placement companies include: American Express, BMW, Bosch, Channel 4, Disney, Electronic Arts, Hewlett Packard, Home Office, IBM, Ipsos Mori, ITV, lastminute.com, Microsoft and Rolls Royce Motor Cars.
In your final year you will be able to choose from a wide range of options, enabling you to tailor the course to suit your interests and career aspirations.
- Global Business Environment
- Organisational Behaviour and HRM
- Principles of Marketing
- Financial Knowledge and Skills
- Business Project
- Developing Academic and Employability Skills
- International Business Analysis
- Managing Systems and Processes
- Business Law
- Operations and Enterprise Resource Planning
Plus two options from:
- Economic Theory and Applications
- Consumer Behaviour
- Understanding Theory and Practice
- Working Across Cultures
- Environmental Sustainability
- Creativity in Enterprise
- Design and Innovation
- Purchasing and Supply
Work Placement Year
- Managing and Developing People
- Business Strategy
- Placement Project
Choose 4 from over 50 options, including:
- Entrepreneurship: New Business Planning
- Globalisation and International Markets
- Labour Market Analysis
- Current Issues in Finance
- Electronic Commerce
- Digital Marketing
- Project and Event Management
- Competitive Advantage and the Global Economy
- Current Issues in Strategic Management
Classes are lively and interactive with a wide variety of activities, such as presentations, business planning, problem solving and group discussions.
You can view the programme specification for this course as a PDF file by clicking on the link below:
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2013-14. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.
What's included in the fee?
When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.
You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.
Our website www.brighton.ac.uk/money provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.
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Located to the north of Brighton city centre, the Moulsecoomb campus offers students an excellent learning environment and a wide range of facilities. It is the largest of our five campuses with over 8,000 students.
Living in Brighton
Brighton’s rich mix of historic architecture, lively arts scene, varied shopping and cosmopolitan community make it a vibrant, enjoyable place to live. It is no wonder that many Brighton graduates choose to stay here.
Alongside the traditional seaside attractions, Brighton is famed for its exciting social scene with a wide choice of pubs, clubs and restaurants.
The highlight of the city’s cultural year is the Brighton Festival. The event is held each May and is England’s biggest arts festival, which showcases arts and performance from around the world. Brighton is also home to the UK’s oldest working cinema, the Duke of York’s, which shows alternative and mainstream films. The city is also well known for its exciting music scene and hosts The Great Escape music festival.
Whether you take your sport seriously or just want to keep fit, Brighton offers all kinds of sports opportunities and facilities, on and off campus. You can also make the most of the location, and play volleyball, basketball and windsurfing down by the beach. The seafront is also the finishing point for the famous London – Brighton bicycle ride and the quirky veteran car run.
Julie's professional background is in management development within the financial services sector, which involved facilitating change through objective analysis, team building and leadership.
She joined the University of Brighton in 1999 and is the Director of Business Programmes for undergraduate courses. Julie co-ordinates the Professional and Academic Skills Modules as well as teaching Managing People and Human Resource Management.
Her main academic interests are the emotional dimension of leadership including emotional intelligence and most recently combining this construct with social marketing.
In 2009 she co-authored How to Succeed at University, an essential guide to academic skills and personal development at university.
The best thing about the course is the variety of modules, especially in the final year. You have the option to specialise, choose your own electives and to tailor the course to your requirements.
The Business School is very good at making links with businesses outside the University. We had some excellent guest speakers, especially in the final year.
During my placement year I worked in sales for a London hotel, which really helped me put the academic theory I'd learned in the past two years into practice. I think when you come back for your final year you’re much more motivated, having been out to work.
Brighton is a great town to live in and people are very friendly. There are some lovely shops and a wonderful night life which will appeal to any first year student.
The course has given me a good overall grounding in business and in my final year I have been able to specialise more in marketing and retail which particularly interests me. I feel that I’ve developed a good grounding in business and I am ready to contribute to a variety of work situations.
I chose to study at the University of Brighton because of the work placement opportunities, especially as all my friends who were looking for jobs found that all the employers were looking for work experience.
During my time at the Business School I felt very connected to the professional world. A lot of the lecturers work in industry, so have up to date project work, which they are able to bring into their teaching. We’ve had quite a few guest speakers and also our project work is always based in real life examples. Through our lecturers’ contacts we are able to speak to people inside the organisations, which really added an extra dimension to our learning.
On my placement I worked for a company called Cofely District Energy as a Business Support Operative. I worked in quite a few different areas, such as process management and accounting. What I really enjoyed about my placement was the variety and the also feel of being out in a professional environment.
Brighton is really friendly, there’s a lot going on throughout the day and night, so you always feel really comfortable, which I think is an important part in choosing where to go to study for three or four years.
The quality of teaching at Brighton Business School is excellent, with supportive staff/lecturers.
I have appreciated the wide choice of teaching modules offered by the university as they have helped me prepare for a range of career choices.
For example, from the final-year HR module experience I was able to build an understanding of different behavioural traits and how to manage people within a team. I believe this learning will be useful in my future career.
I would advise students that are considering studying Business Management at Brighton to maintain focus, have a healthy balance of academic time management while enjoying their university experience. A further recommendation would be to choose final-year modules which will support the career path they are interested in.
This course prepares you for work in a wide variety of areas, such as sales, marketing, finance, human resource management, IT, purchasing, logistics, international business or general management.
Recent graduates have joined companies such as American Express, LCH Clearnet, Ford, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Legal & General, Marks & Spencer, Investec Asset Management and Sainsburys. Others have chosen careers in education and health.
This degree is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). All students who have taken a work placement will graduate with dual awards – both a BSc and a CMI Diploma in Management and Leadership.
The CMI Diploma makes a statement about your standards and determination to continue to develop your management skills.
The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The University of Brighton's partnership with the CMI helps to keep our courses relevant to the workplace.
While studying for your degree you will be entitled to affiliate-level CMI membership.
Graduate with experience, ready for your career. You will be encouraged to apply for a paid work placement year. Work placements significantly add to your CV and many students return for their final year with firm job offers.
Benefit from excellent teaching and learning support. We have 40 years' experience of running business courses. You will be allocated a personal tutor who will help support and guide you through your first year.
Gain the knowledge and the skills that industry want. Our partners in industry and the professions contribute to course development and teaching.
Be part of an institution that is innovative and relevant. The Research Assessment Exercise (2008) ranked us in the top 15 UK business schools in terms of world-leading research outputs.
Live and study in an outstanding location. Brighton is a city with an extremely lively cultural and social life. It is no wonder that many Brighton graduates choose to stay here.
We provide career support from the first year. This is the only way to ensure our students are employable in the highly competitive job market. We do this by:
The university's Careers Service offers guidance relating to any aspect of your career planning and development. The service is in regular contact with over 1,800 employers who post vacancies and attend our careers fairs.
Beepurple is the university’s entrepreneurship network. Taking part in beepurple activities, you will meet like-minded people, hear how other recent graduates have set up their own ventures and gain key enterprise skills that will help you stand out from the crowd.
Momentum is our award-winning mentoring scheme. It pairs students with professionals who wish to share their experience. Students and their mentors meet regularly to exchange ideas, allowing the student to develop new skills and enhance their career prospects.
Brighton Business School is a truly international place to study.
As an international student, you will be supported from the moment you start with us. This includes:
- a free orientation programme
- a free pickup from Heathrow or Gatwick airport
- free English language tuition (throughout your first year)
- guaranteed accommodation in your first year
- a range of scholarships and bursaries
- a team of support staff to assist you, including a personal tutor.
More details on support for international students
The level of English you need depends on the course. The details are included in the course information, but for more general information read our information on English language requirements.
However, we provide a number of ways to improve your English before you start your course, and free English language support you while you are studying.
We can help you meet our academic entry requirements if your qualifications are not the correct level to study at university in the UK. The preparation courses at the University of Brighton’s International College have been specially designed to help international students to progress to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course at the university.
More about our university preparation courses
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The best way to get a feel for what Brighton Business School is all about is to come and visit us.