'Study business in the UK and experience first-rate teaching in one of the world’s leading business and financial centres. UK business degrees are available in a wide range of subjects. Choose from courses in banking, accountancy, economics and administration to specialist programmes such as sports management.'
Business degrees are among the most popular in the UK. More than 13 per cent of all UK higher education students and 19 per cent of postgraduates are on business-related courses. You’ll be in good company too, as nearly a third of all UK business students come from overseas.
Why study business in the UK?
- There are more than 100 dedicated business schools in the UK, several of which are situated on university campuses.
- The UK is a member of the G20 group of world's leading economies. Business, management and finance studies in the UK will put you at the centre of the country's exciting and vibrant business environment.
- The City of London is one of the most important financial centres in the world. A total of 692 foreign companies are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) while the Square Mile plays host to more than 250 foreign banks.
- Edinburgh is the UK's second financial centre after London and Europe's fourth by equity assets. In world terms, it ranks ahead of Dubai, Amsterdam and Washington in the Global Financial Centres Index.
Many UK further education colleges and specialist business or language schools offer courses accredited by professional bodies. These include the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the Chartered Institute of Management (CIM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Business courses are among the most popular foundation degrees in the UK. NCC Education offers business courses that give a good introduction and are accepted for entry by many UK universities.
HNDs with work placements are available in subjects like Business and Finance, and Business with Computing. There are also courses that specialise in Culinary Management, Events Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management. The BTEC National (England, Wales and Northern Ireland only) in Business allows you to specialise in human resources or marketing, with management courses available for specific industry areas.
UK undergraduate business degrees
A huge range of business-related degree courses in the UK are on offer. Most lead to Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc). Others take you to Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or undergraduate Master of Management Science (MManSci).
UK postgraduate business courses
More than 16,000 postgraduate courses relating to business, management and marketing are available at UK universities. Many business graduates join international companies on fast-track management training programmes. There is strong competition in this area, so a UK postgraduate degree can give you a definite edge.
Business education and research at postgraduate level receives some funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). They have a budget of more than £100 million and fund around 2,000 postgraduate students in the UK.
Study methods in the UK are taught master's and PG Certificate/Diploma or research degrees (MPhil, MRes and PhD). Some UK universities also offer New-Route PhDs in business-related subjects.
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