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Course summary

The rural business sector is constantly progressing as it continues to evolve and offer exciting career opportunities for skilled graduates with knowledge of rural business diversification and sustainability. Our BA (Hons) in Rural Business Management is the perfect choice for you if you are interested in starting or diversifying a rural business. Rural businesses span many industry sectors, including agriculture, tourism and events, equestrian, horticulture, conservation, food production and many more. This course is designed to develop the business and entrepreneurial skills and knowledge you will require to develop, start, or diversify any rural business. You may already have a rural background/qualification or just simply want to begin your journey into the lucrative area of rural diversification. The course applies business theory to the rural environment, providing the potential for you to identify rural business opportunities and be able to act upon them. Course Features

  • Rural resources management
  • Innovation and diversification
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Finance
  • Business planning
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
Career Options
  • Business Change Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Head of Business Incubator and Accelerator
  • Global Programme Manager
  • UK Marketing and Business Development Manager
  • Business Consultant and Adviser


Level 4

  • Human Resource Management in Rural Business
  • Business Law in Land Based Industries
  • Introduction to Marketing in Rural Business
  • Leadership and Organisational Performance in Rural Business
  • Rural Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise
  • Introduction to Business and Rural Diversification
Level 5
  • Finance and Planning in Land Based Industries
  • eMarketing and Social Media in Rural Business
  • Research Methods in Rural Business
  • Venture Development and Growth in Rural Business
  • Current Issues in Rural Diversification and Sustainability
  • Work Based Learning for Land Based Industries
Level 6
  • Rural Resource Management
  • Business strategy in Rural Enterprise
  • Environmental Sustainability in Rural Business
  • Rural Commercial Strategy
- Dissertation

Assessment method

Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence and practical competency assessments. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows: Year 1 100% coursework Year 2 100% coursework Year 3 100% coursework

How to apply

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University Centre Reaseheath
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Mature students (21 years of age or over) working in (specified sector/industry) and without evidence of the above qualifications, will be required to demonstrate enthusiasm and aptitude for higher level study, and have the support of their managers for linking their education with their work activities. Where mature students do not have standard academic qualifications but are able to demonstrate considerable vocational experience and transferable skills, their applications will be viewed on an individual basis to assess suitability. All students in his category will be required to attend an interview and may be asked to submit a piece of work to confirm their ability to undertake the programme.

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Textbooks (approximately £40 per book if purchased) Stationery (approximately £30) Prices of equipment are subject to change dependent on retailer.
Rural Business Management at University Centre Reaseheath - UCAS