University of Brighton Business Management

University of Brighton Business Management

Our four-year Business Management BSc(Hons) follows the same first year as the three-year Business BSc(Hons) but also gives you the opportunity to graduate with a year’s paid work experience in industry and a Chartered Management Institute Diploma in Management and Leadership.

This professionally accredited degree enables you to develop the practical skills and broad understanding of business principles needed to thrive in your chosen career. Learning is delivered through a stimulating mix of seminars, expert guest lectures, group projects and workshops.

You will study subjects including economics, law, marketing, finance and people management, while at the same time having the freedom to tailor the course, through option modules, to your ambitions and personal interests.

In year 3 you can take a year’s salaried placement in industry, giving you the chance to gain industry contacts, boost your CV and put your skills into practice.

All of our business degrees share the same first year, offering you the flexibility to change your final degree title. At the end of your first year you can choose to continue with a Business Management BSc(Hons), or to specialise in one of the following areas:

  • Business Management with Economics BSc(Hons)
  • Business Management with Finance BSc(Hons)
  • Business Management with Human Resource Management BSc(Hons)
  • Business Management with Marketing BSc(Hons)

All students will graduate with two qualifications – a BSc(Hons) and a CMI Diploma in Management and Leadership, and can earn up to £22,000 during year-long placement working with some of the biggest names in commerce and industry.

Entry requirements

A-levels or BTEC
Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BBC–CCC (112–96 UCAS Tariff points), or BTEC Extended Diploma DMM–MMM. Our conditional offers typically fall within this range.

We will generally make you an offer if your predicted grades are at the top of this range. If your predicted grades are towards the lower end of this range we may still make you an offer if you have a good GCSE (or equivalent) profile or relevant non-academic achievements.

International Baccalaureate
30 points including 16 at Higher level.

Access to HE Diploma
Pass with 60 credits overall. Must include business or management. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 30 credits at merit or above.

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
At least English language and maths.

Foundation degree/HND
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.

Course structure

Your first year will introduce you to the different aspects of business. You will develop a sound knowledge of key business functions and how they work together, as well as an appreciation of factors including customer and market requirements, competition, sustainability and economic, political and technological change.

Should you decide that you would like to take a work placement year it may be possible, provided your grades are satisfactory after your first year, to switch over to the four-year Business Management course which includes a work placement year in industry.

This course will give you the opportunity to develop confidence and expertise in analysis, business communication, team working, and transferable skills in preparing briefs, plans and reports, presenting, budgeting and evaluation. In your second year, you will have the opportunity to specialise in what you are most interested through option modules, or by choosing to specialise in marketing, economics, human resource management or finance.

In your third year, our dedicated placements office will support you with your work placement. Your placement will give you work and life experience, significantly adding to your CV. Many students return to university for their final year with firm job offers.

During your final year, you will study three compulsory modules, including a project based on your placement, before choosing from a wide range of option modules.

Fees and funding

Your fees

UK/EU (full-time) 9,250 GBP

International (full-time) 12,660 GBP

If you choose to take the professional placement (sandwich) year offered on this course you will pay a reduced fee during this year. Our fee for the professional placement year is £1,000 for home students and £2,000 for international students. This fee may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.

The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2017–18. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. Further details regarding tuition fees are available from the university’s student contract and tuition fee policy (pdf).

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 DBS 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 check with the school that provides your course using the contact details in the Find out more tab (at the end of this page) for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.

See our finance pages for advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee-paying status.

Find out more

Brighton Business School
01273 642151

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