You want a solid foundation in business, a place you can kick off from when the time is right, to be ready for anything. You'll know when you're ready, because you're perceptive like that. This course is made for you, made for giving you meaningful exposure to real businesses - the ones who want you to become a graduate they can employ. Our award-winning partnership with the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) strengthens your degree with advanced management training, showing future employers that you are serious about your career.
Employers look for business graduates with a range of solid, relatable skills, like you. Our Business Management degree combines knowledge and awareness of current issues such as globalisation, sustainability and social change, meaning you'll understand the factors affecting businesses.
Study with us and by exploiting our links with businesses in the rapidly growing Cambridge and wider area, you can build on your network for when you graduate. And when you do graduate, it will be with a sound appreciation of management practice, including human resources, marketing, accounting and finance, and information management. By using mock interviews to grow your confidence and help you figure out how to approach the job market, you'll be developing the interpersonal skills demanded by employers
The advanced management training with professional accreditation, through the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is essential for its considerable competitive advantage and effective route to a real career. The cost of your membership to the CMI whilst you are studying with us is included in your annual course fees. On graduating, you can continue this membership from £145 per year with the CMI directly.
Throughout your Business Management course, you’ll attend lectures and seminars on career-relevant issues such as CV preparation, job-hunting, obtaining work experience and using social media to enhance your profile and employability. With your range of transferable skills, you are prepared for a career that can cross any sector or industry. Regular visits from employers, guest speakers and business events, mean you can build your network, speak to potential employers about your CV and how hiring you will benefit them.
By choosing the placement option for your degree, you'll graduate in four years having been able to put all these skills into practice with invaluable work experience. Our placements and employability team will give you information that’s relevant to your vocation, help you find your placement and strengthen your skills and experience in preparation for employment.
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 learning management system (Canvas).
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
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
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.
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, sandwich-thick undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
Full-time, sandwich-thick undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
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