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Why study at Roehampton

  • Brand new Business Management BSc which covers all aspects of business will give you an excellent foundation to build a successful career in business.
  • Regular opportunities to engage with highly respected and successful business people through employability events.
  • You will graduate ‘business ready’, with a clear understanding of how you can add value to employers and with the confidence to manage change. 
  • 91% of students in work or further study within six months of graduation (Destination of Leavers of Higher Education, 2016 results). 

This Business Management degree will give you an excellent basis for a career in a range of organisations. It is designed specifically to make you a ‘business ready’ graduate: a confident, independent thinker with a detailed knowledge of business and management and equipped with the skills to adapt rapidly to change.

You will develop in-depth knowledge of organisations and their environments, including their relationships to society. You will gain an understanding of managing people, business operations and logistics, marketing and communications, finance and accounting, corporate strategy and business ethics. You will also learn how businesses can operate effectively in a multicultural environment.

In readiness for your future career, you will develop a range of skills that employers value: the ability to identify and solve business problems and to effectively communicate your ideas. You will develop key attributes such as commercial acumen, self-reflection and emotional intelligence and gain skills in research, numeracy and project and people management.

Our academics have a wealth of experience in organisations and business and will support you to connect your learning to the realities of business and management. You will be supported throughout in your personal development by Personal Tutors, who will help you map your career development and provide learning guidance. You will also have access to our extensive range of employability events, including workshops, expert business speakers – e.g. members of our Advisory Board – and employer exhibitions. Alongside this, we provide a wide range of other opportunities to develop and learn, including a career mentoring scheme and student-led Business Society.

You will graduate confident about your personal values, with knowledge and experience to solve business problems ethically and with an ongoing passion for learning and development.

Throughout your three year degree there is a focus on supporting you to develop and track your own increasing ability to add value to organisations. This is achieved through our Business Readiness module where, working with your Personal Tutor, you will gather evidence of your knowledge, attributes and skills. This will demonstrate to prospective employers how you can play a key role in whichever organisations you work for.

In your first year, you will learn to recognise your personal strengths and weaknesses through a process of self-assessment and reflection, and understand your role in a team. You will practice these skills in a variety of team problem-based activities and scenarios. You will also establish an overview of business organisations in a global context and be introduced to key areas of business such as finance, marketing and data analysis.

Your second year will continue to develop your business readiness, and you will gain experience of management, from managing people across different cultures, to supply chain and project management.

In your third year, you will progress to understandings corporate strategy and business ethics. You will also be able to develop a deeper understanding of key areas such as finance and banking, or global marketing. There is a focus on specific subjects through options, such as developing an understanding of branding and Human Resource management on an international scale. You could also go deeper into the theory and practice of entrepreneurship.

Whether you want to work for a SME company, a local government organisation or develop creative marketing projects, our courses equip you with the skills necessary to succeed in a business environment. Each of our undergraduate business degrees is underpinned with the idea of business readiness, which is supported by a three year compulsory Business Readiness module. This will ensure that when you graduate, you can offer employers specific attributes which demonstrate the contribution you can make to their organisations.

Why do I need to be business ready?
You will graduate alongside many other students from across the UK, so it is critical that you are able to stand out and demonstrate that in addition to your academic knowledge, you are also able to communicate your employability and added value to employers.

Employers will want to know about your experience and why this makes you suitable for the job. As a recent graduate you may not have professional experience in the role you are applying for, however you will have a wealth of other experiences gained through volunteering, work experience, student projects, and other events or projects. These experiences will provide evidence that you can draw from that show the skills and attributes that highlight the contribution you could make to the organisation.

How do I become business ready?
Every module in the BSc programmes is designed to enable opportunities for you to practice and simulate business readiness and employability skills. Each module has three key components:

  1. Knowledge and Understanding – you know the content and theories
  2. Intellectual Skills – you understand these theories and how to apply them
  3. Transferable Skills – you can highlight how you use these skills

You will complete a compulsory Business Readiness module  in which you will draw together your knowledge gained as part of your degree. Using discussion, reflection and collection of evidence, you will compile a list of what skills you are gaining, and the added value that you can add to organisations.

There are a number of other opportunities, beyond the classroom, where you can gain valuable skills, through initiatives run by both the Business School and other University departments. These include:

  • Developing industry connections. You will be able to expand your networks through fellow students, Roehampton alumni, executives, managers, entrepreneurs and other professionals you meet (through the industry speaker programme). With students from more than 140 countries on campus, and the opportunity to study abroad, you will be able to widen your network internationally as well as in the UK.
  • Presenting yourself to recruiters. As part of your degree you will learn how to pitch yourself effectively, how to evidence your attributes and skills, and how to highlight the added value you can offer organisations. This includes practical support with CVs and guided interview simulations.
  • Guest speakers. Over the course of your degree, you will hear from a range of guest speakers, who will provide you with insight into different careers and industries. Recent speakers have come from Haymarket Media Ltd, Santander, KPMG and Chemistry. You will also have the opportunity to visit companies to meet with professional business leaders.
  • Business Advisory Board. Our board of senior business leaders work with the senior leadership team on strategy for the Business School, ensuring that your degree reflects the latest business practices. Our board is also available to mentor you.
  • Volunteering. Our students' union has an extensive volunteering programme, through which large numbers of our students work on projects that benefit our local community. There are also lots of opportunities to get involved on campus, including as a programme rep, flat rep, student council rep, on one of the sports teams or as a society treasurer.
  • Professional Body events. You will be encouraged to attend events organised by professional bodies for business and management and in particular those who accredit our degrees.
  • Roehampton Business Society (URBS). The URBS is a student-run society that brings together business students and professionals, provides opportunities to attend business events both on campus and in London, and enter into national business and entrepreneurship competitions. Student participants develop a range of leadership and management skills that support and reinforce academic studies. These include managing projects and team work, continuous learning and development, communications, developing confidence, and furthering knowledge of business that will give you the opportunity to clarify the career path you would like to take.

What our students say

"As Vice-President of the Business Society, I have expanded my professional network and had the opportunity to develop and practise what I have learnt in my modules including event and project management skills."

Maria-Chiara Franco
BSc Business Management

Career options

You will be able to pursue jobs in accounting and finance, international business, retail, marketing and human resources.
UCAS code

N190

Level

Undergraduate

BSc Single Honours

Single honours

Entry tariff

2017 entry: 96 points + GCSE grade C in Maths 

Specific entry requirements »

General entry requirements »

Department

Business School

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Tuition fees

£9,250 (2017; UK/EU)»

£13,000 (2017; International)»

Cash scholarships and bursaries available»

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