Get ready to enter the corporate world with confidence in your ability to operate and manage at a high level by studying this Business Management degree.
- Dual accreditation: BA (Hons) degree plus Diploma in Management and Leadership (CMI)
- Students who successfully pass all mapped modules will be eligible to be awarded a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership (subject to CMI moderation).
- Work placement opportunities integrated into the second and third year of the programme.
- Rose 29 places in the 2023 Complete University Guide
- Degree includes a placement year of paid work experience
Why study Business Management?
The world needs good managers. It needs them at every level, whether managing day-to-day business operations or in the headquarters of businesses, government or charities. If you want to climb the corporate ladder of an international organisation developing managerial concepts, skills and disciplines will be critical to that ambition.
This Business Management course has been designed by an experienced team of academics, many of whom have experience of working as managers in a variety of industry sectors. The degree takes into account what employers and industry experts expect from new management recruits.
This degree gives you the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful manager, in private, public or charitable sectors throughout the world. It builds on contemporary management skills and approaches, giving you everything needed to secure and succeed in your first management job. We aim to give you practical experience through our extensive placement and mentoring programmes, which will equip you with hands-on skills and guidance from industry professionals.
Completion of the degree leads to dual accreditation: Bachelor's Honours degree and Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership awarded by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
Why St Mary's?
St Mary’s University is a small and beautiful campus university in West London, with a friendly and professional atmosphere.
Our Business Management programme combines coverage of the key business areas from finance and marketing, through to strategy and human resources, with the opportunity to study more specialist subjects, such as business law, management consultancy and digital business.
You can undertake a work placement as part of your degree. This will allow you to experience the benefits of combining academic theory with the practicality of the working environment. You will organise your placement with the help of the Workplace Learning Team and can choose to do it in a location that suits you.
Being located in the capital means we are near many large companies, including a range of sectors that supply, run and use Heathrow Airport. However, we are also surrounded by successful small businesses who need management expertise and welcome student placements.
About the Placement Year
A placement year enables students to undertake a year of experience in an organisation between their second and final year. It is a substantial piece of paid experience where you can make a real contribution to your employer and it can really make you stand out from the crowd!
It will also enable you to:
- Apply the knowledge and skills you gain from your course in a work setting
- Build your commercial awareness and insights into organisations and industries you might want to work in.
- Develop your professional skills through company training, networking skills and confidence in the workplace
- Get some great experience for future job applications or even land a graduate job!
Support from St Mary’s every step of the way.
Securing a placement can really help you develop your job search skills and the Employability Service placement and careers teams can support you to find and apply for available opportunities. You will need to attend some preparatory workshops which will explain all aspects of the placement year and give you the skills to find the placement of your choice. With access to our jobs board, careers events and employer contacts you will be able to approach companies confidently and find the right opportunity for you.
Please note: in the event that you cannot secure a placement you will be able to transfer onto the 3 year version of your degree programme.
The undergraduate degree with foundation year programme offers applicants without traditional qualifications or grades an alternative route to studying Business Management (with a Placement Year).
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