University of Gloucestershire Business Management

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University of Gloucestershire Business Management

University of Gloucestershire Business Management

Business Management (BA Hons)

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MAKE IT in Business

Make It as a career ready graduate

Become a skilled business leader with sharp commercial insight. In your first year you’ll gain solid grounding in all aspects of business management including business law, marketing principles and understanding financial information. Throughout your degree you will hone your skills in management with subjects including practice of leadership in an organisation, managing operations globally and managing innovation and entrepreneurship. Alongside this, our Make It business experiences are designed to ensure that you stand out from the crowd when you graduate.

Make It international: You will study the principles of modern enterprise from an international perspective while engaging and working with businesses in the thriving capitals of either New York or Hong Kong- the choice is yours. New York offers the opportunity to see Wall Street, the iconic NASDAQ building and the world’s largest stock exchange. Hong Kong is ranked the third leading financial centre in the world and home to the International Commerce Centre. Having global exposure will help you stand out in the job market, no matter whether you plan on having an international career or not. For this vital reason, the trip is included in the cost of your fees.

Make It real: learn from people who have been there and done it. Leading international brands and business figures will deliver inspiring lectures and give you real insight into how to succeed in global business. Real-world application is embedded throughout your learning and you will analyse actual case studies, take part in work simulations and pitch your ideas to business experts. In your final year you will have the opportunity to take part in an exciting business challenge with an international or UK brand.

Make It happen: grow into a career-ready graduate. Work placement opportunities give you confidence to put your learning into practice and gain essential contacts. Students have worked for companies such as Warner Bros, BMW and British Heart Foundation. You also have the opportunity to shadow an entrepreneur, work with a corporate firm and gain experience as a shadow consultant at the Growth Hub, our business centre at Oxstalls Campus. All of this is designed to give you the skills and the CV to pursue your chosen career. Graduates have gone on to work all across the business spectrum; from starting their own businesses to working internationally for companies such as IBM.

Study style

Learn through lectures, seminars, group work, reflective practice, business simulations, problem-solving challenges and presenting. Through these you will develop skills in managing people, projects, finance, HR, marketing and logistics. Real-world case studies offer you the opportunity to build your expertise while simulations and live pitches to business leaders give you practical experience. You will have opportunities to work with leading businesses and be able to complete a work placement as part of your degree. This will prepare you to graduate career-ready.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2017 entry

120 tariff points

Typical offers

BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2017 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don’t meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours – 3 years full-time N200
Single Honours – 4 years placement N101
Single Honours – 2 years fast-track N202
Single Honours – 3 years fast-track placement N20A


    • Project manager
    • Logistics manager
    • Management consultant
    • Operational researcher
    • Retail manager
    • Sales manager

Masters by Research or PhD Business and Management (Postgraduate)

Team working in a warehouse

With more than 40 academic staff, the School of Business and Management is able to supervise across a broad range of research topics.

Contribute to the advancement of your profession through an in-depth research project in a specialist area of interest. Develop your professional expertise and academic skills. Benefit from supervisory team support, with all supervisors chosen based on their expertise in your subject. Open the door to work in full-time research, teaching or professional practice.Develop your skills through research training events, research student-led seminars, conferences and summer schools. Have opportunities to participate in training offered through other universities and bodies.

Attend national and international academic conferences and in the latter stages of your research, present your ideas and receive feedback.Get involved with active research centres and groups researching a range of issues including services marketing, consumption, retailing, HR, HRD and leadership.

Research AreasSome of our recent research completions include: the role of processes, groups and individuals on the practice of innovation; the influence of cultural factors on knowledge sharing within organisations; the use of personality and integrity/honesty assessments as an employee selection tool in high impact SMEs; the process theory of internationalisation and international new venture theory; service recovery and justice theory and exploring working lives through the framework of the psychological contract.

Entry requirements

  • MRes: you will need at least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area. On successful completion of the MRes you can normally progress to a PhD
  • PhD: you will need a Masters degree or equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the proposed research topic
  • We normally consider applications from candidates from different backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate research experience and achievement
  • International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent


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