In Year 1 you will learn about business and management,
focusing on the international environment and the application of theory
to practice. You will examine contemporary business issues, focusing on
competing in an uncertain environment and innovating for success. The
development of your core management capabilities begins in the first
year and includes problem solving, communication and IT skills.
In Year 2 and your final year you will
study from a wide range of core compulsory modules covering subject
areas including creativity, evaluating options and risk management.
This will build on the knowledge you gained in the first year and
prepare you for honours level (final year) study. You select optional
modules in consultation with your adviser. In Year 2
you will also take a module to enhance your employability skills as you
progress through your course in support of graduate employment
As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you choose from may differ from the ones listed here.
You can spend your third year on a work placement,
which is a great opportunity to enhance your CV, preparing you for
future employment. You will gain commercial and practical experience,
and many students are offered graduate positions by their placement
Students have enjoyed inspiring and intellectually challenging positions
at IBM, Aldi, BMW, Dyson, Ernst & Young, GlaxoSmithKline,
Nestlé and PayPal.
During your placement there is a fee which is paid to the university. It
covers the cost of your placement tutor, and the support we provide
whilst looking for a placement position and during your placement role.
Whilst on your placement you will still be classed as a student. You
will be paid a financially sustainable salary which will vary depending
on your role, company and location.
For more information about the fees please go to the Fees/Funding
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange
while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year.
Studying abroad provides an amazing opportunity to add value to your
- improving your understanding of opportunities for international
growth and employment within an international market
- boosting your language skills
- building your confidence in adapting to new situations
- improving your knowledge of different cultures.
While on exchange you will gain credits which count towards your degree.
We have more than 100 partner universities around the world. Funding is
available through the Erasmus scheme, and also via some international
programmes such as the Santander Student Awards.
There is also a European work placement programme which gives you the
chance to work abroad as part of your studies.
For more information, visit our pages on studying
abroad and exchanges.
Free language courses for students - the Open Module
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
Please note that the free language courses are not available if you are:
- studying at a Brookes partner college
- studying on any of our teacher education courses or postgraduate education courses.
It's your responsibility to purchase core texts and cover print/binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published
on the website. For more information, please visit our
Changes to programmes