The Why, What, How and Where of studying Business or Management

If you’re thinking about studying a Business or Management related degree, there are a lot of options available to you. To make sure you pick the right one, take a look at our useful tips.

Why?

Business and Management degrees are some of the most popular because they help students access a wide range of careers and to keep their long-term options open. They tend to be applied by using real-life examples, so they’re good if you’re practically-minded. Many also have other opportunities such as work-placements, study abroad, volunteering or trips and exchanges which really bring the subject to life. This tends to build a wide range of skills which employers value, including the ability to contribute to the organisation from as early as day one!

What?

Business or Management degrees come in many forms. Whilst they will all cover the essentials in areas such as HR, Marketing, Finance, Operations and Strategy, they may be tailored towards a particular area; i.e. tied to a sector such as Sport, Events or Hospitality Management. Alternatively, they may move away from core business and deal with more specialist aspects, for example Marketing and Advertising. To ensure you pick the right course for you, think carefully about where your interests are and try to link the degree to the type of job you may wish to do in the future. You can do this by taking a look at the careers section on the individual course page on our website.

How?

There’s more to studying a degree in Business or Management than going to university for three years. You could opt for a sandwich placement, which is great for enhancing your employability, and means you can study over four years. If you fancy something shorter, our Business Fast-Track programme condenses the course into two years, allowing you to get into work more quickly. Under new Government Initiatives degree apprenticeships are now getting started, such as the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship. Here your fees are paid and you earn and learn together, gaining your qualification whilst completing projects in the workplace. Of course, part-time options are available on some programmes, so you can work full-time too, but it will be tough! If you didn’t get the qualifications you wanted then it may be possible to complete a Foundation Year programme, which will help you into university and onto a degree. There are lots of options available; you just need to make sure you pick the right one for you.

Where?

Where you study is just as important as what you are going to study. To make sure you get the most out of your time as a student, you need to pick a university that suits your needs. Take the time to look at the courses in detail and be realistic about the entry requirements. You might also want to consider whether you want to live at home or move away. Do you want to be in a big city or a campus-based university? Do you want to be part of a really big institution or one which is smaller and deals with you more personally? Are there sports or other facilities available for outside of your studies? University is a very personal choice and the obvious one may not be the best for you.

Overall there is a lot to think about and you need to consider your options carefully, and most importantly, take some advice. Visiting an Open Day is a great way to find out about an institution and what they have to offer. Take your time to make the decision and don’t hesitate to ask questions. After all, universities understand how important it is to you.

Want to know more? 

For more information about studying a Business or Management degree at the University of Chester take a look at our website or get in touch. 

E: businessschool@chester.ac.uk  T: 01244 511800

Visit us

If you missed our Open Day you can still come and visit us on an Applicant Day or you can book a campus tour.

E: visitus@chester.ac.uk  T: 01244 512800