Develop the essential business skills for a career in management on this exciting, challenging professional degree course – blending the latest business management theory with innovations from the digital landscape. From enquiry, analysis, evaluation and communication to knowledge of the latest business techniques and innovations, the course offers the complete package of business management skills for a great career – along with an innovative focus on digital technologies and their impact. From blockchain to diversity, from horizon scanning to global digital solutions, you will study the latest innovations in theory and technology, learn to analyse future trends and identify the impacts on organisations and society – and recommend sustainable and ethical solutions to modern business challenges, applying your new knowledge and skills to real-world problems. Ranked in the UK top 25% for business, management and marketing (Guardian Best UK University Guide 2021), Solent Business School delivers the skills and confidence you’ll need to progress a successful career in business and management – or even to start up your own business. Solent is fourth in UK universities for graduate start-ups, and has held a top ten spot for four years running (HE-BCI survey, 2019) Led by a diverse teaching team with a range of business expertise and connections, you will expand your career horizons and professional network. The course is also dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), offering a professional leadership and management award (level 5) alongside your degree. Dual accredited with Chartered Management Institute; on graduation, you will also receive a level 5 professional diploma in leadership and management. What does this course lead to? When you graduate from this innovative and engaging course you will have a broad range of transferable skills, allowing you to pursue careers in any of the following areas: Business project manager Business and risk analyst Business planning manager Business development manager Business advisor Corporate banking manager Wealth manager Investment manager IT manager Digital delivery manager Data analyst Financial analyst Digital transformation project manager Digital marketing manager Who is this course for? Business management at Solent Business School is ideally suited to students who want to lead, manage and make a difference. You want to add and create value for society the economy and yourself. You may not be sure yet which industry or organisation will suit you. You may work for a social enterprise, charity, government, big local, global business or smaller entrepreneurial firm or start-up. You may even start your own business. Whatever your aspiration, you know you have the potential to be a creative, problem solver with determination. Our course will provide the digital business, research-informed insights and practical work skills to help you unlock that potential.
YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Positive Psychology for Success Contemporary Management Theory Data Analysis, Tools and Application Marketing, Sales and Negotiation Skills Business Finance for Managers Creative Enterprise and Innovation YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Project Management in Business Operations Management Values Driven Leadership Community Enterprise Analytics and Business Intelligence Human Computer Interaction YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Sustainable Strategic Management Developing the Professional Manager Research Methods Final Major Project Ecological Economics UX Strategies
The course is assessed through simulation, reports, plans, presentations, evaluation and analysis, podcasts, blogs, reflective logs, papers and coursework assessments that relate to the real-world of ‘doing’ business in a digital world.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Chartered Management Institute
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/help-for-international-students
• 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||with 5.5 in each individual component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.|
All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries
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