Become a skilled business leader with sharp commercial insight. In your first year, you’ll gain the 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 the practice of leadership in an organization, managing operations globally and managing innovation and entrepreneurship.
From 2018, the University of Gloucestershire Business School will move to a brand-new, state-of-the-art home at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. The £16 million development will be home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses. Find out more about the new Business School and other developments with our virtual fly-through video and see where you could be taking the first steps towards your career in business.
As well as 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 center 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 a real insight into how to succeed in global business. Real-world application is embedded throughout your learning and you will analyze 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 the 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 center 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.
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.
- Project manager
- Logistics manager
- Management consultant
- Operational researcher
- Retail manager
- Sales manager
You'll hear from industry experts through guest lectures throughout the course.