On this course you will develop the organisational competences and business awareness needed for a successful career in your chosen field.
In Year 1 you will learn about the fundamentals that provide a firm basis for your study of the dynamic field of business and management. Core modules cover financial and business analysis, employability skills and the application of management theory to a contemporary business problem. Optional modules will include areas such as marketing, business history, and intercultural business communications.
In Year 2 you will gain a broad-based knowledge of business strategy and organisational behaviour. You will study options in areas such as marketing, finance, human resource management, enterprise and entrepreneurship, or business ethics and sustainability.
Final year builds on your second year studies - you will choose from a broad range of modules, as well as focusing on a business and management synoptic module, which features an in-depth case study analysis (in the past students have studied companies such as Amazon, Apple and LinkedIn). You will also focus on key employability skills including a mock assessment centre.
Please see the course structure chart.
As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the module list you choose from may differ from the ones listed here.
You can spend your third year on a work placement, which is a valuable 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 employer.
Our students have enjoyed exciting and challenging positions at Microsoft, IBM, Aldi, BMW, Dyson, Ernst & Young, GlaxoSmithKline, Nestlé, PayPal and a host of other global organisations. We also encourage you to study abroad for a semester during the course at one of our partner institutions in North America, Europe, Asia or Australia.
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. Typical placement salaries are in excess of £14,000.
For more information about the fees please go to the Fees/Funding section.
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.
Students typically use the extensive library for their core texts, wider reading and research. You will also make use of library databases of business analyst reports, news resources and academic journal articles. You are responsible for your own print costs, but please note that a lot of the coursework is 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