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Business Management and Geography
Our Business Management and Geography course prepares you for a range of careers. You’ll gain core skills in business and management and develop key research techniques in geographical field work.
We base our course on our staff’s research expertise. In the Geography element of your course you’ll consider issues that affect our everyday life and explore ways to solve them. These include;
- environmental management
- nature and society
- contemporary cities
You can spend your third year on a work placement. This gives you excellent employment experience and enhances your CV. Many students have been offered graduate positions by their placement employer.
You could also take a look at the other subjects which you can combine with Business Management.
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Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.
Learning and assessment
In Year 1 your core modules introduce you to key elements of business and management. They prepare you for more specialised study in years 2 and 3. You will also learn to critically analyse organisations’ business strategies.
In Years 2 and 3 you can specialise in the areas that interest you most. In your final year the business and management synoptic module focuses on key employment skills. You will also undertake a case study project on companies such as Apple, Amazon and Twitter.
Throughout your degree you will take a mix of compulsory and optional modules. You can focus on either Human Geography or Physical Geography as well as the links between them.
In Year 1 you will study;
- Introduction to Human Geography
- Introduction to Environmental Geography
- Geography of the Oxford Region.
In Year 2 you will take our Geographical Enquiry and Field Research module. This emphasises the importance of fieldwork in your research methods.
You can study for one or two semesters at any approved institution in Europe, the USA, Canada, Asia, South America and Australia. We also have a special relationship with the University of Malta. The credits you earn while studying abroad will be transferred to your Oxford Brookes degree course.
Tuition fees are paid as they would be if you remained in the UK. You will be responsible for all other costs such as accommodation, purchasing your airfares, travel and health insurance and visas.
After you graduate
A degree in Business Management and Geography from Oxford Brookes will equip you with a very wide range of skills with which to enter further study or future employment.
This course will enable you to pursue a career in environmental management, conservation, leisure and tourism, consultancy, geography teaching, or secure a position in a range of settings, such as a multinational business, a major charity, education, health care or government, nationally or internationally. Many of our students go on to graduate training schemes in international companies such as Aldi, AC Nielsen, IBM, Virgin Mobile, Intel, Yell Ltd, O2 and Dell. In addition, many of our graduates find that their broad skills base makes them attractive candidates for posts in various professions such as advertising, banking, the Civil Service, the arts and media, and services management. Our Careers Centre will support you in finding the right job for you.
Many students continue on to postgraduate study at Oxford Brookes or other universities in the UK or overseas, on courses ranging from Archaeology, Environmental Hazard Management, and River and Coastal Engineering, to International Management, Brand Communications, and International Finance.
Our geography academics support a small group of research students studying for master's and doctoral qualifications, and encourage new applicants. Recently two graduates have gone on to do Masters in International Disaster Management and Climate Change.
Free language courses
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.
Information from Unistats
Programme Changes: 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 page.