Business Management degree courses are some of the most common in higher education. They have been long established as great courses for entrepreneurs and aspiring business leaders alike.
But why should you study a Business Management degree course? Here are seven reasons why we think you should take a look at what we offer at Birmingham City University.
Always in demand
Let’s start with what everyone is really here for – getting a job once you graduate. And while no course can guarantee you a job at the end of it, Business Management graduates can leave university knowing that as long as there are businesses, there will be a need for managers.
Management roles are present in every sector of commerce on the planet, from small local businesses to large international corporations. You will graduate with the fundamentals needed to seek out these roles, no matter where your future business interests lie.
As stated above, the skills you learn on your Business Management degree can be applied to practically any kind of business. The experience you pick up during your course can be utilised on any scale, from managing a small team for a retail business, to running an entire corporation.
So if you’re passionate about eco-friendly manufacturing, your degree will be useful. If your passion lies in the motor racing industry, you can apply your skills to job roles there too. Even if you find yourself moving out of the realm of management and onto a different career path, such as in the legal sector, your experiences can still be applied to your new job.
Birmingham City Business School put a big emphasis on practical business management skills, so we’ll give you all the tools you need to go wherever your career takes.
Already know what you want to do for a career? You may be surprised to find that Business Management degrees are quite flexible if you already know what you want to specialise in.
Alongside our Business Management degree, Birmingham City Business School offer full BA (Hons) degrees in Human Resource Management, Event Management and Sport Management. Even our standard Business Management degree offers specialist pathways in growing fields of Consultancy, Enterprise and Supply Chain Management.
Beyond that, you can also seek out modules that introduce you to subjects beyond management. This can include finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, and global business. When you graduate with a business management degree, you graduate as a well-rounded student with a diverse knowledge of the business world.
What sets one business management course out from another? Accreditations.
These accreditations allow people looking at your CV to know that you came from a quality programme. You can get accredited after you graduate with the various accrediting bodies, but that usually involves paying more and sitting more exams.
Our Business Management degree is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, and allows you to graduate with a professional qualification from the CMI if you meet certain conditions. Our Human Resource Management course is also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
So get a leg up on the competition straight away by seeking out accredited courses!
The university experience isn’t just about what you study though – it’s also about who you study with.
As such a diverse degree, business management courses attract students from all walks of life. They may have grown up around a family run business, or could be completely new to the subject. They will all bring different life experiences with them though, and that can be of great benefit to everyone on the course.
You could get the chance to meet people who share your ideas, so much so that you may one day become business partners. Conversely, you could meet students who introduce you to a whole new area of business, one that hits home with you and inspires you to alter your career plans.
It’s one big, exciting melting pot of ideas – and that is always good for business!
University also allows you access to some of the biggest companies in the country. The Birmingham City Business School organises several trips to business across several different industries, including Manchester United Football Club, and the Bicester Retail Village.
But you’ll also get insight into big brands from inside the classroom too. There is a big drive for universities to hire academics straight from industry, so they can pass on their up-to-date, industry relevant experience to students. Some of our staff have worked at places such as Marks & spencer, Nestle, Jaguar Land Rover and Selfridges. They can let you know what life is really like working for these huge international corporations, offering invaluable insight into the real world of management.
Going one step further, business management degrees offer opportunities to work with companies to gain experience even before you graduate. Placements can range anywhere from a couple of weeks to a whole year, and can really help graduates differentiate themselves from other candidates when searching for a job.
Our business management degrees feature the opportunity to take a whole year in placement between your second and final year. Some of our students have gone to work for companies such as Disney, Mattel and BMW. We also offer Professional Practices degrees that allow you to complete a year-long placement and complete your final year at the same time.
These are just some of the reasons why we think you should consider studying a business management degree. Interested? You can check out which business management courses we offer at the Birmingham City Business School right here.