Solent University (Southampton) has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Designed by experienced academics who have worked across key roles in a wide variety of industries, our business management degree is designed to make you highly employable in a competitive global market – giving you the skills you need to secure your first management job or set up your own business. Whether you are interested in the private, public, charity, social enterprise or entrepreneurial industries, the course team understand what you need to thrive as a business professional. From core subjects such as operations management, marketing, project management and strategic thinking, through to future-proof skills in enterprise, innovation and digital futures, you will do more than learn the theory – you will learn to apply it through a wide range of ‘real-world’ live briefs and events like international marketing week, where you can spend a week abroad getting hands on experience of international business challenges. Networking events and guest talks from industry professionals will be your chance to build professional connections, while short- and longer-term work placements offer both academic credit and opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills in a work-based environment – proving to prospective employers that you are work-ready. And we also offer extra qualifications and memberships on top of your honours degree, including: The Chartered Management Institute’s L5 Diploma in Leadership and Management. Project Management Qualification Student membership of professional bodies Potential for Foundation Chartered Manager and Student Membership status of the Chartered Management Institute Our curriculum not only studies the contemporary business challenges, but helps identify future trends which you will be managing and leading on within your organisations. And it’s flexible, too – you can tailor your studies towards the areas that interest you. At Solent you will become part of an active business community, encompassing students, staff and business alumni who inspire and support current students. Our graduates work across the globe, in a wide and fascinating range of industries. As well as visits, talks and guest lectures, we offer a great peer mentoring scheme – providing an academic mentor who will be there to support you throughout your degree journey. The business curriculum is based around teaching students core business topics, but also future trends and issues as this is vital for employability and career success. A Solent business management degree gives you the specialist business knowledge and broad transferable skills to find business-focused roles in any industry. Recent graduates have gained professional and managerial positions across the world, for example: Graduate scheme, TK Maxx HR graduate scheme, Randstad HR, B&Q Assistant manager and graduate manager trainee, Enterprise Rent-a-Car Resource partner, Roke Ministry of Foreign Office (Saudi Arabia) Investment Manager, Black Coat Group Digital Credit Controller, Penguin House Team Senior, BMW Chief Marketing Officer, Kaspas Desserts Project Manager, Olay Trans Ltd (Cyprus) Business Systems Analyst, Meridian Corp Finance Consultancy graduate, CISCO HR, NHS Southampton Financial Coordinator, Devere Group (Malta) Sales Executive, EE Operations Assistant, Marks and Spencer Accounts Controller, Wallenuis W Logistics Other graduates have used the knowledge and skills gained to drive their entrepreneurial ambitions and start their own businesses. Solent’s business management degree is ideally suited if you want to develop strong business skills and prepare yourself for successful careers in a range of business industries – studying a curriculum that is not just about theory but real-world application.
YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Contemporary Management Theory Personal and Professional Development 1 - Awareness of Self Digital Future Business Finance for Managers Marketing, Sales and Negotiation Creative Enterprise and Innovation YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Operations Management Personal and Professional Development 2 - Development of Self Project Management in Business Then one of the following routes: Route one: Work Placement (three modules worth) Route two: Study Abroad (three modules worth) Route three: Community Enterprise Global Challenges And one option (part of route 3): Capital Market Trading Contemporary Growth Challenges for Business Please note - not all optional modules are guaranteed to run each year. YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Personal and Professional Development - The Business Professional Research Methods Strategic Management Final Major Project Ecological Economics YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Starting a Business Professional Consulting Strategic HRM International Finance Reporting and Analysis
This course is assessed through practical business-relevant activities, such as presentations, reports, workshops and business simulations. There are no exams and assessment is coursework-led in either groups or individually.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Chartered Management Institute
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 112 points||From at least 2 A levels, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM, BTEC Diploma DD or equivalent qualification. Alternative entry on this course is available through the Foundation Year. We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview / and or portfolio. Please contact for further details.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits P: 15 credits||60 Credits overall with 45 Merit level credits and 15 at Pass.|
|AS||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)||MMM|
|Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)||DD|
|Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF)||In combination with other qualifications|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Extended Project||In combination with other qualifications|
|HNC (BTEC)||P - D|
|HND (BTEC)||P - M|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||MMM|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||DD|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate||In combination with other qualifications|
• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each individual component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||80 overall with a minimum 19 in each individual component.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.
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