Business and Management
Courses in Business and Management
- Business (top-up degree) BSc(Hons)
- Business with Enterprise BSc(Hons)
- Computing and Business BSc(Hons)
- Mathematics and Business BSc(Hons)
The joint degree combinations allow you to engage with two subject areas, opening up different opportunities as you develop complementary skills sets and experience in two areas.
Why study Business and Management?
In studying business here, you'll learn about the theories and practices needed for a career in business or management. You will gain essential transferable skills that will equip you for success in any size organisation or for setting up your own initiative.
What will I learn?
You'll cover subjects including marketing, an introduction to business law and accounting, and human resource (HR) management. In addition to gaining academic knowledge, you will develop specific skills for business, including presenting and reporting, analysis and strategy.
Over the first two years you'll develop critical understanding in subjects including:
- Business decision making
- HR management
- Business law
You’ll have an opportunity for your own business networking on a work placement during your second year. You'll also have chances to network with students from other disciplines and to develop your entrepreneurial skills.
The third year of study brings opportunities to look in more depth in advanced areas such as strategic management and continuing professional development. You'll also be able to apply your understanding to questions that interest you in a research project and dissertation.
Industry links and placements
The design of the degree gives scope for you to apply the understanding you develop to questions of specific interest to you in Research Project and Dissertation modules. There is a placement module in second year in which you will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge you have developed to real world situations in a real organisations or agency.
Skills and support
We have an outstanding reputation for both tuition and student support across our Business courses. Your lecturers will support you as you make the transition to university-level education in the first year, and offer further support throughout the course.
Our intention is that our students become independent learners, developing transferable skills such in presentations, analysis and strategy.
To become a successful, independent and pro-active business professional, you will also need to develop high levels of personal organisation and self-motivation.
Who will teach me?
University of Brighton lecturers in business and management are experienced in their field. Their ongoing work at the forefront of business teaching and as consultants makes their teaching informed and relevant.
Career paths from business and management degrees include work in the management and administration of a wide range of sectors in the private and public sector, eventually leading to opportunities for independent consultancy or strategy development.
"The field of business is as diverse or specialist as you wish to make it, from the thrill of being your own boss, to the opportunity of making a difference to the community you live in. A Business degree will provide you with the skills to achieve your own goals and to progress to the ever-changing and challenging business world of today. For me it is about having the chance to be creative, independent and constantly being able to update or develop new skills – so never a dull moment, always a challenge to keep life interesting."
Andrea Benn, course leader, Business
Business is available to students in Hastings as a single subject, or as part of a joint honours degree alongside another subject. In a joint honours degree, half of your time would be spent on business and the other half on another subject. This means that you have the chance to develop your skills and interests in two areas instead of one.