City University London

Course Introduction

Students learn both 'hard' skills, dealing with technical or administrative procedures related to organisational core businesses and 'soft' skills such as communicating, listening, giving feedback, team working, solving problems, self'reflection and self'awareness. These skills are highly prized by employers in management, consulting, finance and business. The course deals with a variety of international and global issues and prepares students for the changing needs of the labour market. BSc (Hons) Business Studies covers a broad range of business'specific subjects, equipping students with a distinctive toolkit of skills. Students can take a work placement or study abroad to widen their network of contacts and enhance their career prospects. Many graduates progress to rewarding careers with internationally renowned organisations in the City of London and worldwide. BSc (Hons) Business Studies students have recently completed placements at a range of organisations including Morgan Stanley, the Bank of England, Unicef, Dior, Universal Pictures, IBM, Nintendo, Bentley Motors Ltd and Warner Bros. Each year, BSc Management students secure placements with a variety of financial firms, business'to'business companies and consultancies, including Accenture, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Microsoft, GlaxoSmithKline and Xerox. Students studying Business and Management can choose to spend a year abroad in highly ranked institutions such as the Chinese University of Hong Kong (ranked 1st in Asia), the National University of Singapore and the Technische Universit't M'nchen, Munich, Germany.

Course Modules

All years: Marketing; accounting; economics; management; quantitative methods; optional French, Spanish or German business language; electives from: finance and marketing; European studies; virtual organisations; international business environment; emerging markets; management of innovation and change. Year 3: International business strategy and business project are compulsory; specialism in finance or marketing available; opportunity to spend 1 year working on professional placement or studying abroad.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAA
  • SQA Higher BB-AAA
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAABBB
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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96% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 79%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 89%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 96%

£22,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 55
Studying 35
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 10
Unknown 5

16% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 65%

Total Coursework: 31%

Total Practical: 4%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation