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Eight Reasons to Study Business & Management Studies

For those considering a degree in this area but need further convincing, the Complete University Guide lends its expertise. Here are the top eight reasons to study Business & Management Studies:

1. Practical and theoretical

A degree in a business-related subject strikes a balance between theoretical and practical work. Many business schools in the UK enjoy good relations with local and global businesses alike, meaning students benefit from cutting edge business techniques as well as high calibre work placements during their time at university.

2. Case-based learning

Business degrees are notorious for having a high level of case-based learning. Universities use real-life examples so students can apply their learning. Students never doubt that what they’re learning will have real-life applications.

3. Combined courses

Business schools usually offer a number dual honours degrees meaning you’ll be able to combine a business education with another passion of yours, or explore two strands of business in greater detail. 

4. Large pool of modules

Business is a very broad area and this is reflected in the variety of modules students are able to select from. Students can tailor their degree according to career aspirations or keep their education broad, specialising later in life.   

5. International perspective

The world is a small place with business becoming more and more of a global endeavour. Business degrees reflect this trend throughout their delivery with specialist international modules and placements, even a year abroad. Use course chooser to search for Business & Management Studies courses, some of which will offer time abroad. 

6. Internationally diverse cohort

True to form, the quality of business education at UK providers attracts a substantial number of students from overseas. In fact, it’s our business and management degrees which benefit from the largest number of international students. The figure is more than double that of the next highest subject group.

7. Good graduate prospects

Just order our Business Studies & Management subject table by Graduate Prospects and you’ll see that business students enjoy a pretty good chance of ending up in professional jobs within six months of graduating.

8. Transferable skills

If graduates choose to follow an alternative path all together, they can rest assured the transferable skills a business degree develops are in high demand. Skills include understanding how an organisation operates, communication, decision-making, numeracy and presenting – just to name a few. Business graduates have a wide variety of career choices and have the aptitude required to work in any industry.