Studying Business & Management Courses in the UK
When searching for and deciding what to study at university, at the undergraduate or postgraduate level, there are certain practical questions you may want to ask yourself, including: where will this course lead me and what skills will I acquire?
“… where will this course lead me …?”
It is therefore of no surprise that business and management related courses, which offer both academic fulfilment and career-applicable skills, are the most sought-after courses at universities worldwide. Their practical application makes them highly relevant for all careers, no matter what industry that might be in.
Why study business and management related courses?
Skills in business and management form the backbone of career development in every field of employment. From engineering to medicine, human resources to occupational therapy, once you have acquired the knowledge and experience of how processes work, the next step is to assume more responsibility. Greater responsibility not only requires a deeper understanding of how businesses function and how they can be made to run more efficiently, but also demands the application of management skills, whether that be managing costs, projects or staff.
“… the application of management skills …”
Owing to constant demand for these skills, employers look favourably upon graduates with degrees in the business and management field. At undergraduate level, it shows an employer that you are well-equipped for a lucrative career ahead. At postgraduate level, it indicates a real determination to move up the career ladder into a more managerial role.
“… move up the career ladder ...”
For those of you exploring the idea of being your own boss, an increasingly popular and viable option, business and management degrees can provide the skills and knowledge needed to launch your own start-up venture. Here, business and management graduates are likely to have the wide-ranging skills needed to fill diverse functions during the early stages of a venture, enabling them to be self-reliant until the business reaches the capacity for growth.
How to choose a course and a university?
The UK offers an extensive selection of globally reputable and well-established universities at the leading edge of business and management education and thinking. The courses available are diverse, tailored to students with different interests, at different career stages, and with varied development goals. Additionally, UK universities attract a global student profile, so in addition to improving your skillset and career prospects, you can also expand your network of personal and professional relationships at a global level.
“The courses available are diverse …”
Whichever level you study at, and whatever specialization you choose, you can be guaranteed that a course in business or management will provide you with skills applicable throughout your career, however it evolves.
If you are thinking about what course to study or curious about what courses are being offered by UK universities, search degrees on QScourses.com, a specialised directory offering over 5,000 business and management related courses in the UK. Also, keep an eye out for QScourses Australia, due to be launched later this year.
Author: Caroline Phillips
Caroline has worked in five countries across four continents both in marketing and finance. Having completed her BSc in Development Economics at SOAS University, London, she confirms that the skills she learnt from business and marketing modules have held enormous value throughout her career so far.