Course Overview The course covers the fundamentals of business management: Finance, Marketing, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, HR, Economics, Research Skills, Motivation and Leadership and puts them in a vocational rural context extensively supported by field trips. The course has an experiential ethos and especially suits candidates with an active learning preference. There are many visits to real businesses where students enjoy activities and benefit from listening to owners and managers. The course is supported by guest speakers and students have the opportunity to attend prestigious conferences. Student work is routinely entered for national business competitions and our Rural Business Management students have reached finals [and won prizes] for the past 12 years in succession. The course benefits from a close relationship with the Scottish Institute of Enterprise and the Institute of Agricultural Managers. The Scottish Institute of Enterprise awards extra certificates to candidates upon completion of innovation modules taught as part of the course and the Institute of Agricultural Managers offers free student membership and access to events and employment opportunities. The aim of the course is to support Scotland’s natural economy; however, this is wide field which leads to many rewarding opportunities. Assessment Methods The RBM degree course uses a range of assessment methods from examinations and essays to work based learning with integrated practical tasks and role play activities. The mix of assessment on the RBM programme enhances the overall quality of the SRUC student experience and links to the graduate attributes: Academically Competent; Critical Thinkers; Desire for Learning and Personal Development; Responsible Members of Society and Employability. Modules In 3rd year students have to take 8 modules. Some modules are core and others are elective choices. All modules benefit from guest speakers and/or industry visits and attendance at conferences The 3rd year core modules are
- Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Product Development and Branding
- Management Strategies
- Economic Policy and Analysis
- Research Skills and Data Analysis
- Advanced Case Studies
- Tourism in Rural Areas within the UK
- Active Tourism
- Multi Purpose Woodland Management
- Equine Business Management
- Advanced Financial Management and Taxation
- International Marketing
- Professional Practice and Law
- Honours Project [3 credits]*
- Contemporary Issues in International Rural Tourism
- Topical Issues
- Wild card choice
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 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Entry to Year 3 is possible with an appropriate HND, foundation or similar qualification. Please contact the Admissions to discuss further.
English language requirements
Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language ability to ensure they can cope with the demands of a course taught and assessed in English. Further information about the English Language tests that we currently accept as proof of English Language ability can be viewed on our website. English language tests should be no more than two years old on the start date of your chosen course.
Guidance on English Language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.