The Business Blueprint: A Guide on University Business Courses

University business courses are a diverse curriculum which ranges from university to university. Business and management courses are one of the most popular courses to take in the UK as shown by around 22% of students applying to study a business course in 2021-22. This makes it one of the most popular degrees to study. However, one thing in common that all business courses have is that they prepare students with a wide range of essential skills and knowledge.

These will help with future careers and will improve students’ employability once they graduate and take their first steps into their careers. Graduating from a business course will open the doors to a range of career opportunities such as, corporate management, consulting, finance, and marketing to name a few. This guide will help show an overview of the types of university business courses available for prospective students.

What types of university business courses can you study?

Most business courses are studied alongside another subject which will give you a more diverse skillset. Undergraduate degrees can include:

  • Business Analytics BSc
  • Accounting and Management BSc
  • Business and Management BA/BSc

There are other options such as combining the business course with a modern language or social science such as studying German and Business Studies. These can help give students a different perspective when evaluating business.

Guide to university business courses

Entry requirements to study a university business course degree

Just like all other degrees, to study a business course at any university will require some qualification. These qualifications can range from university to university and will also differ depending on if you are already a UK student or an international student.

UK Student

Most businesses courses will ask for 96-159 UCAS points which can be gained in different ways such as:

  • A Levels: AAA-CCC
    • Usually at least two A-levels is required. Maths at A-levels is generally preferred and sometimes compulsory depending on university.
  • BTECs: DDD-MMM
    • Many universities do accept BTECs however not all do so be sure to check the university and if they accept them.
  • Scottish Highers: AAAAB-BBBB (Advanced Highers: AAB-BBB)

International Students

Business courses will require international students to have academic qualifications that are at the same level as UK applicants. As each country may have different grading systems it will change what the requirements are.

One grading system that most universities consider is the International Baccalaureate (IB). This is an international studying program that is recognised by other educational institutions.

One requirement that most UK universities look for, is proficiency with the English language. A key method of testing this is by having international students take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). This is an internationally standardised test which shows how proficient with the English language students are. As the university will teach in English it is vital for students to be able to understand and use English for their assignments.

Business Course Modules

Business courses will require international students to have academic qualifications that are at the same level as UK applicants. As each country may have different grading systems it will change what the requirements are.

One grading system that most universities consider is the International Baccalaureate (IB). This is an international studying program that is recognised by other educational institutions.

One requirement that most UK universities look for, is proficiency with the English language. A key method of testing this is by having international students take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). This is an internationally standardised test which shows how proficient with the English language students are. As the university will teach in English it is vital for students to be able to understand and use English for their assignments.

Study in the UK

Career Prospects

As mentioned before, studying a business course will help open the doors to a wide variety of potential careers and jobs. Depending on what course is taken and what specialism taken can open different career paths. An example of this is with graduates with finance and accountancy specialism may delve into further training to achieve chartership. Graduating a business course can directly lead into a job but with further specialisms or training it can lead to more potential job’s examples include:

  • Account executive
  • Arbitrator
  • Bank manager
  • Business analyst
  • Chartered management accountant
  • Data analyst
  • Events manager
  • Investment analyst
  • Project manager

Conclusion

Studying any university business course can be challenging, however the rewards of obtaining a business studies degree is very valuable. The multitude of skills learnt throughout the course will open a myriad of career paths that graduates can choose from. Studying a business course will help form a strong foundation of skillsets that can be adapted and used in many different possibilities to deal with real world business challenges.

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