Develop the insight, confidence, management skills and sustainability perspective to succeed in modern business or set up your own business on this professionally-focused degree, accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Ranked in the UK top 25% for business, management and marketing (Guardian UK University Guide 2021), Solent Business School offers the skills and confidence you need to progress a successful career in business and international management – or even to start up your own business. With a range of option choices to help you focus your personal career path, this challenging course will prepare you for the ever-changing business environment – teaching you to analyse future trends, identify local and broader impacts, and recommend sustainable, ethical solutions to contemporary business challenges. Hone your skills through interactive learning sessions and a variety of practically focused assessments – giving you not just essential knowledge of business and management, but the understanding to apply that knowledge in real-world contexts. Our talented teaching team offer a wealth of experience in varied national business and marketing environments and cultures, giving you an exceptional range of expertise to call upon. 85% of our students say our courses are intellectually stimulating and 95% highlight our staff are good at explaining things (National Student Survey, DiscoverUni 2020). Meanwhile, accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) means you can also graduate with an additional professional leadership and management award (level 5). 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? 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 Graduate Scheme, EY HR, B&Q Assistant manager and graduate manager trainee, Enterprise Rent-a-Car Resource partner, Roke Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 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, De Vere Group (Malta) Sales Executive, EE Operations Assistant, Marks and Spencer Accounts Controller, Wallenuis Wilhelmsen Logistics Other graduates have used the knowledge and skills gained to start their own businesses. Examples include: Ben Michaelis – Managing Director, ThinkEngine Daisy Hatfield – Managing Director, New Forest Polo School Liam Saunders – Managing Director, VIP IT 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 a successful career in a range of business industries – studying a curriculum that is not just about theory, but focused on real-world application. You may not be sure yet which area of business will suit you, but all avenues are open - social enterprise, charity, government, big local, global business or a smaller entrepreneurial firm or start-up.
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.
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
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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