Why study Business Management?

Business degrees are a consistently popular choice of course worldwide and for a reason: Business graduates have the skills to succeed in the global workplace. Whether you choose a general Business degree or a specialized area, there’s a wide range of career opportunities available to you.

3 great reasons to study Business Management

  1. Prepare for a global career – an international outlook combined with in-depth business skills will make you invaluable to organizations across the world.
  2. Employability – enter a sector where there’s plenty of opportunities for graduate trainee schemes, above average starting salaries and career progression.
  3. Transferable skills – your practical and theoretical understanding of business and management will prepare you for working in a diverse range of sectors, including business, retail, sales, human resources and marketing.
What is Business Management?

Business Management is a general term that covers a range of business areas, including Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Management, Entrepreneurship and Law. The success of a business not only depends on great products or services, but also requires a strong leadership team. Prepare for a career in business with a Business Management degree and you’ll be equipped with the skills to succeed in today’s competitive business world.

You could study a general Business degree and gain a solid understanding in key areas such as business theory, management and economics, helping you to become an effective manager of people, projects and resources. Or choose to specialize in a particular business practice: perhaps Marketing, Human Resources or Logistics? Whatever Business degree you study, you’ll be highly employable with a world of exciting career opportunities to choose from.

What can I expect from a Business Management degree?

As part of your degree, you could:

  • learn from industry guest speakers and real-world business scenarios
  • choose to specialize in your preferred business area of interest, from Marketing to Human Resource Management to Operations Management
  • gain valuable on-the-job experience through an optional placement year or internships
  • work on a research or consultancy project
  • be exposed to future employers through industry links
  • graduate with an accredited degree
What skills will I develop?
  • Critical thinking
  • Numeracy
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Project management
  • Report writing
What next after graduation?

Popular careers that you could go on to with a Business Management degree include:

  • Accountant
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Market Researcher
  • Project Manager
  • Retail Manager

Which subject area is right for you?

Gain the skills to build your career in the competitive world of business. There are many different areas of business to choose from.

Business is all about making money: companies need Accountants to record and analyze their accounts, whereas Finance is a broader subject, concerned with using financial records to project growth. You can choose to do these subjects together or specialize in one area. Either way, if you’re numerate and analytical, then a degree in Accounting and Finance will suit you.

Top employers

  • PwC
  • KPMG
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst and Young

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Successful business managers understand how to lead businesses on a global scale. A Business Management degree will provide you with in-depth knowledge of current business practices and you will learn about a wide range of business areas such as customers, finance, markets, communication operations and strategy.

Did you know? Influential business leaders to inspre you include:

  • CEO of Apple, Tim Cook
  • lawyer, politician and founder of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani
  • founder of the Virgin Group, which controls more than 400 companies, Sir Richard Branson
  • entrepreneur, investor and co-founder of PayPal, Elon Musk

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Economists conduct research, collect and analyze data, follow economic trends, and develop financial forecasts. If you’re interested in how money and goods relate to society and people, this might be the subject for you.

Did you know?

Famous Economics graduates include magnate Warren Buffet, former American President Ronald Reagan and Huffington Post founder, Arianna Huffington.

Student Testimonial

"The Foundation has prepared me well for my degree. Now I know what to expect at university and I feel more confident in my English."

Anastasiia from Ukraine

Completed International Foundation in Economics, Finance and Management at University of Exeter

If you enjoy working with people and making sure everyone is having a great time, then your customer service skills will be put to good use in the rapidly growing, global hospitality industry. With the business and management skills you learn as part of your degree, you could be managing a five-star hotel, starting your own tourism business or helping to organize a music festival.

Did you know? Washington State University's School of Hospitality Business Management is ranked #1 in the nation for providing career services assistance to its students as they seek interships and jobs.

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A satisfied workforce is one of the most important assets of any business, and Human Resource (HR) Management is about obtaining and maintaining satisfied employees. Employee welfare, motivation, rewards, industrial relations, working conditions, training, promotion and appraisal are all part of HR Management.

Did you know?

Glasgow Caledonian University's Master's in Human Resource Management is recognised by two globally renowned HR professional bodies: the Charted Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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Studying business from an international perspective is vital if you plan to work abroad or for a global company. As companies become better connected, there is a greater need for International Business graduates who not only understand the world marketplace, but also the risks of doing business in a continually changing global market.

Did you know?

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and former chairman and CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz all got their start studying International Business.

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Studying Marketing will help you to understand consumer needs as well as learn to promote a business by delivering the right messages about a product or service. Marketing includes elements of audience research, advertising, PR and brand management. As Marketing focuses on the customer, it is an important industry that is relevant to all sectors.

Did you know?

Marketing students at the University of Stirling can enhance their employability, apply theory learned while studying and network with marketing professionals by competing in the annual Star Marketing Student of the Year Award.

Student Testimonial

"Compared to my peers who did not study a Pre-Master's, the advantages I've gained are obvious. Some of my peers have no idea how to structure an assignment or how to reference. All of the academic knowledge I've gained after studying with INTO for a year, they unfortunately don’t have."

Hanyu from China

Completed International Graduate Diploma in Business and Management at Glasgow Caledonian University

Operations Managers ensure that organizations use their resources, whether they are materials, equipment or staff, efficiently. Operations Management can be further divided into Supply Chain Management or Logistics. Use your excellent organizational ability to excel in this area.

Did you know?

Quick and efficient supply chain management and logistics are a large part of the reason for Amazon's success. The online retail giant continuously innovates – from manufacturing its own products to using its own logistics network – to deliver customers what they want in the shortest time possible.

Operations Management

Business is all about making money: companies need Accountants to record and analyze their accounts, whereas Finance is a broader subject, concerned with using financial records to project growth. You can choose to do these subjects together or specialize in one area. Either way, if you’re numerate and analytical, then a degree in Accounting and Finance will suit you.

Top employers

  • PwC
  • KPMG
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst and Young

Alumni stories: from a Wall Street Semester at Drew University to working at NASDAQ

Blog image
Kehong “Baker” Liu has had amazing success since studying at INTO Drew University. Find out more about the Wall Street Semester and about his new job.

Read More >

Successful business managers understand how to lead businesses on a global scale. A Business Management degree will provide you with in-depth knowledge of current business practices and you will learn about a wide range of business areas such as customers, finance, markets, communication operations and strategy.

Did you know? Influential business leaders to inspre you include:

  • CEO of Apple, Tim Cook
  • lawyer, politician and founder of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani
  • founder of the Virgin Group, which controls more than 400 companies, Sir Richard Branson
  • entrepreneur, investor and co-founder of PayPal, Elon Musk

5 must-see TED talks for business students

Blog image
Are you an aspiring business student with dreams of starting your own company? Watch these 5 TED talks and start working towards your business goals today!

Read More >

Economists conduct research, collect and analyze data, follow economic trends, and develop financial forecasts. If you’re interested in how money and goods relate to society and people, this might be the subject for you.

Did you know?

Famous Economics graduates include magnate Warren Buffet, former American President Ronald Reagan and Huffington Post founder, Arianna Huffington.

Student Testimonial

"The Foundation has prepared me well for my degree. Now I know what to expect at university and I feel more confident in my English."

Anastasiia from Ukraine

Completed International Foundation in Economics, Finance and Management at University of Exeter

If you enjoy working with people and making sure everyone is having a great time, then your customer service skills will be put to good use in the rapidly growing, global hospitality industry. With the business and management skills you learn as part of your degree, you could be managing a five-star hotel, starting your own tourism business or helping to organize a music festival.

Did you know? Washington State University's School of Hospitality Business Management is ranked #1 in the nation for providing career services assistance to its students as they seek interships and jobs.

Kevin's twelve-month work placement in the US

Blog image
Kevin, a student at the University of Gloucestershire had a twelth-month work placement with Marriott Hotels in America. Find out more about it...

Read More >

A satisfied workforce is one of the most important assets of any business, and Human Resource (HR) Management is about obtaining and maintaining satisfied employees. Employee welfare, motivation, rewards, industrial relations, working conditions, training, promotion and appraisal are all part of HR Management.

Did you know?

Glasgow Caledonian University's Master's in Human Resource Management is recognised by two globally renowned HR professional bodies: the Charted Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

How studying abroad kick-started my career!

Blog image
Tristan graduated from an MA International Human Resources Management at Newcastle University. We asked him about his journey and career goals….

Read More >

Studying business from an international perspective is vital if you plan to work abroad or for a global company. As companies become better connected, there is a greater need for International Business graduates who not only understand the world marketplace, but also the risks of doing business in a continually changing global market.

Did you know?

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and former chairman and CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz all got their start studying International Business.

Why a student placement is an amazing opportunity

Blog image
Getting industry experience with a student placement is a rewarding, exciting part of a UK degree. Aidana tells us about her time working at Endsleigh...

Read More >

Studying Marketing will help you to understand consumer needs as well as learn to promote a business by delivering the right messages about a product or service. Marketing includes elements of audience research, advertising, PR and brand management. As Marketing focuses on the customer, it is an important industry that is relevant to all sectors.

Did you know?

Marketing students at the University of Stirling can enhance their employability, apply theory learned while studying and network with marketing professionals by competing in the annual Star Marketing Student of the Year Award.

Student Testimonial

"Compared to my peers who did not study a Pre-Master's, the advantages I've gained are obvious. Some of my peers have no idea how to structure an assignment or how to reference. All of the academic knowledge I've gained after studying with INTO for a year, they unfortunately don’t have."

Hanyu from China

Completed International Graduate Diploma in Business and Management at Glasgow Caledonian University

Operations Managers ensure that organizations use their resources, whether they are materials, equipment or staff, efficiently. Operations Management can be further divided into Supply Chain Management or Logistics. Use your excellent organizational ability to excel in this area.

Did you know?

Quick and efficient supply chain management and logistics are a large part of the reason for Amazon's success. The online retail giant continuously innovates – from manufacturing its own products to using its own logistics network – to deliver customers what they want in the shortest time possible.

Operations Management

The following INTO university partners all offer programs which offer progression to a degree in this subject area:

Helping you to decide

Whatever type of career you're interested in, INTO can help you find the right course. Just get in touch with our enrolment counsellors who will give you the advice and support you need to start your studies. Or, if you've already submitted an enquiry or applied, simply reply to the latest email from your adviser.