City University London Business Studies

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City University London Business Studies

This flexible Business Studies degree equips you with the broad-based knowledge, skills and training for a career in the global business world. You learn a range of subjects, which give you a general understanding of the various elements of running a business and management of an organisation.

There is a focus on technical skills, relating to, for example, administrative procedures and organisational core businesses. You will also develop soft skills including:

  • communicating
  • listening
  • giving feedback
  • teamwork
  • solving problems
  • self-reflection and self-awareness.

These skills are highly prized by employers in management, consulting, finance and business. The course deals with a variety of international and global issues and prepares you for the changing needs of the labour market.  Students also have the opportunity to specialise in marketing or finance disciplines.

Course content

Year 1

You will be introduced to some of the essential tools needed to function effectively in the business world, including accounting, statistics, economics and the functions of organisations. Other modules build on interpersonal skills such as effective business communication, teamwork and leadership.

Core modules:

  • Introduction to microeconomics
  • Financial mathematics and business statistics
  • Introduction to financial and management accounting
  • Functions of organisations: concepts, understanding and strategy (FOCUS)
  • Management practice and skills