Canterbury Christ Church University Business Studies

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Canterbury Christ Church University Business Studies

The aim of this course is to provide a sound and relevant educational foundation for a range of professional roles in industry, commerce, the service sector and self-employment. Professional body accreditation of modules gives you the option to gain qualifications from professional bodies such as the Association for Project Management (APM) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). We believe this enhances our programmes, linking academic achievement with the requirements of leading professional bodies. It will also develop the knowledge necessary for postgraduate study, and career development within the business and management field.

The aim for students in all programmes within the Business School undergraduate suite, is to enable them to obtain a sound understanding of theory in business management and its application in practice. There are many opportunities for work experience to prepare you for future employment.

What will I study?

You will be able to select modules appropriate to your developing interests as the course progresses. This will provide you with a personalised pathway to focus your career interests.

You can study French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish as part of, or alongside, your course.

Year one provides a varied and interesting introduction to the business environment in the key areas of management, financial accounting, marketing, economics, and quantitative analysis. It provides the essential foundation to the whole programme whilst allowing flexibility to choose a variety of pathways in the second and third years.

All year two students study a core module in Management and Leadership and Project Management which is accredited by the Association for Project Management. All core and optional modules prepare you for a professional career and provide you with the opportunity to gain a broader understanding of the business world.

You can opt to spend the third year of a four year degree in a full-time, paid work placement, supported by the University’s career development service and receive tutorial support from an academic member of staff throughout the year. This valuable opportunity enhances your professional development by giving experience in a real environment. You can register on the programme at the end of your first year.

Work experience

The programme provides students with the opportunity to take a work-based learning module in year two and the opportunity for a placement year between years two and three.