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: • 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. What does this course lead to? 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 start their own businesses. Who is this course for? 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 Positive Psychology for Success Data Analysis, Tools and Application Business Finance for Managers Marketing, Sales and Negotiation Skills Creative Enterprise and Innovation YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Values Driven Leadership Project Management in Business Operations Management Community Enterprise YEAR 2 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Financial Management Capital Market Trading Integrated Marketing Communications Global Challenges Study Abroad / Placement YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Developing the Professional Manager Research Methods Sustainable Strategic Management Final Major Project Ecological Economics YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Business Start-Up International Finance Reporting and Analysis International Marketing Intercultural Competence for 21st Century Managers International Law and Human Rights UX Strategies
The 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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||£13800||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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