This course is delivered by the AACSB-accredited Business School, an accreditation attained by fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide. It recognises our focus on excellence in all areas.
With over 35 years of success, our Business Studies course is an ideal stepping stone for anyone wanting to work in any industry, anywhere in the world. Students on this course love how incredibly flexible it is, as you don’t have to pick your specialism until the end of your second year of study. You’ll apply to our Business Studies degree and if you wish, choose to specialise later on.
BA (Hons) Business Studies has a dual Award with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), which means when you complete your studies you’ll have your Business Studies qualification and a CMI leadership and management qualification. You will also receive a complimentary CMI membership for the duration of your qualification with BU.
The International Business Studies pathway will help you to develop cultural sensitivity, as well as a critical understanding of the challenges of working and managing internationally. You’ll examine subjects such as the differing concepts of international business etiquette and protocol, ethical dilemmas in international management and the impact of globalisation on business and management.
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You’ll apply to Business Studies (N100) and then in your second year, you can choose to carry on with the broad Business Studies route or choose one of our specialist pathways which include:
- Business Studies with Economics
- Business Studies with Enterprise
- Business Studies with Finance
- Business Studies with Human Resource Management
- Business Studies with Marketing
- Business Studies with Operations & Project Management
- International Business Studies.
For September 2020 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses.
This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in May to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.
All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.
Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
4 years including a minimum 30-week work placement
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), The Chartered Management Institute
All subjects considered
For September 2019 & September 2020 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.