Keep your career options open while developing skills that can be used in almost any industry. Our world is evolving in ways you couldn’t have imagined when you started school (Social Media Manager, anyone?). Studying business management will prepare you for a career that can cross any sector – and maybe even a role that hasn’t been invented yet.
Employers look for business graduates with knowledge and awareness of current issues. This course will teach you about globalisation, sustainability and social change, allowing you to fully understand the factors affecting businesses. When you graduate, you’ll have a sound appreciation of management practice, including human resources, marketing, accounting and finance, and information management. You’ll also have the skills to analyse strategic commercial behaviour.
Study with us and you could be part of a winning team representing Anglia Ruskin. In addition to reaching the finals of the Universities Business Challenge Worldwide competition, our teams have won twice in seven years, something only achieved by two other UK universities.
We’ve also reached the UK final of AB InBev's Best Beer competition for three consecutive years – twice finishing second at the European final in Belgium.
Management students at Anglia Ruskin University can now bolster their advanced management training with CMI accreditation, thanks to a new partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). This means that students on the BSc (Hons) Business Management, BSc (Hons) Business Management & Leadership and the MBA at Anglia Ruskin will achieve a considerable competitive advantage and provide an effective route to career progression.
Throughout our BSc (Hons) Business Management course, you’ll benefit from lectures and seminars on career-relevant issues such as CV preparation, job-hunting, obtaining work experience and using social media.
Our dedicated placements and employability support team will give you access to information that’s relevant to business management graduates. We’ll encourage you to reflect on your strengths and areas for development, and to make plans to strengthen your skills and experience in preparation for employment.
Studying business management will give you a range of transferable skills, and prepare you for a career that can cross any sector or industry. These include aerospace and defence, beverages, construction, health, pharmaceutical, retail, telecoms, travel and leisure, and many more. You might work in the private, public, or third (voluntary) sector.
We regularly host employer visits, guest speakers and business events. These help to enhance your knowledge of the job market and give you the chance to speak with employers.
Through our Business School Intern programme, around 35 students each year get exclusive training and development, a business mentor, work experience, and a reference from the Dean.
You can expect an interesting mix of coursework, essays, exams and activity-based assignments. Your coursework could include problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations and group or individual reports. You'll also be able to access support materials supported by materials accessed through our virtual learning environment (VLE).
All assessment is designed to allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learned, and to make sure you’re developing the knowledge and skills you need to complete the course.
Alongside your core modules you will pick a number of optional modules. Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.
Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.
What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.
We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.
We want to make sure that you’re fully prepared for an increasingly competitive job market, so we offer a four-year degree option which includes a work placement in the third year. It’s an opportunity to apply and enhance your skills while developing new ones. You’ll also build valuable professional networks.
It could be that you have one placement during Year 3, or you could have two or three, giving you the chance to experience different organisations and working practices. Many of our students find that their placement company hires them when they graduate. We have a specialist team to help you find a placement and support you during this year. You might work in the UK or go abroad: our students have worked at leading organisations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Bosch, BMW, Airbus, BskyB and KPMG. This period of work experience can help set your final-year studies in context and may well help with your dissertation topic. All in all, it’s a fantastic way to stay ahead of the competition.
You could broaden your horizons by spending time living and studying abroad. This could be a short study visit or a semester spent in Europe, Canada, the USA or Malaysia. It will look great on your CV and help you take advantage of opportunities in the international job market.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email email@example.com for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
Entry requirements are for September 2016 entry. Entry requirements for other intakes may differ.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
Full-time undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
January 2017, September 2016
Full-time, part-time undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
January 2017, September 2016
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