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Study Business Management Courses in the UK

Courses to develop necessary skills for real-world business situations

The UK stands out as a preferred destination by international students since it offers a choice of more than 120 institutions including prestigious names such as the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge and many more.

A Business Management degree in the UK is designed to focus on planning, directing and controlling the operations of an organisation, so there are greater chances to get placed with global businesses and pave your path to lifelong success. Once you complete your degree, you’ll have adequate knowledge of the market, financial parameters, staffing skills, strategy and data interpretation that will help you excel in the corporate space.

But before you get enrolled it’s crucial to understand that most of the business courses have a shared study program in the first year preparatory to specialised subjects in the subsequent years.

Why study Business Management in the UK

Besides the fact that 15 of the UK’s business schools are ranked within the top 100 global positions and 24 in the global top 200 by QS World University Ranking 2020, there are many other reasons why international students opt to study in the UK. Some of them include:

  • Availability of single, joint, and multiple subject combinations with the program

  • Choice of full-time, part-time, and flexible study options along with placement integrated courses popularly known as sandwich courses

  • Chance to accelerate your degree i.e., you can complete your UG degree in two years rather than three or pursue one-year MBA programmes in place of two

  • Each business degree is designed keeping in mind the global businesses that also helps students interact with world-renowned faculty and industry experts

  • All business courses aim to impart real work-life experience and expand business connections

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria vary with every institution, however, some common requirements you need to meet before applying for the business program include:

I. For bachelor’s degree: All applications are made through Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) portal (for autumn intake). You’ll are required to have at least 70% to 75% in classes X and XII or in your Higher Secondary level with a good score in English-proficiency tests like IELTS with an overall band of 6.5.

II. For master’s degree: You’ll need a bachelor’s degree with a minimum average of 50%-59% in an honours subject and a good score in English-proficiency tests like IELTS with a minimum overall band of 6.5.

Note: All AMBA (Association of MBAs) institutions will require some work experience as a screening criterion.

Read more: All about IELTS

Types of specialisations

Level of the study program



Economics and Management, International Business, International Management, General Management, and IT Management for Business


International Business and Management, General Management, Business Analysis and Strategic Management, Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation, Marketing and Strategy, Business and Finance, Entrepreneurship


International Business, Organizational Studies and Management Science

Cost of studying

The cost of studying Business Management in the UK varies as per the level and type of specialisation. However, an indicative range of tuition fees for an undergraduate program ranges between £15,000 to £25,000 per academic year, while for masters, it may start somewhere around £29,000. Given the nature of MBA and Doctorate programs, the average annual fee can range between GBP 21,000 to GBP 42,000 for each year (depending on which institute/city/specialisation you opt for).

In Doctorate programs, the tuition fees for your first year is higher than in subsequent years. In fact, some institutions may not charge tuition fees if you complete your course within four years instead of five.

Remember, your expenses will also be affected by the choice of college, course, and many other factors. It is best to discuss your financials with an expert before making your final decision.

Read more: Cost of studying in the UK

Career prospects

Business Management is a broad degree with multiple focus areas and a wide variety of career paths for graduates such as Actuarial analyst, Arbitrator, Business Adviser, Business Analyst, Business Development Manager, Chartered Management Accountant, Corporate Investment Banker, Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Forensic Accountant, Insurance Underwriter, Management Consultant, Project Manager, Risk Manager, Stockbroker, Supply Chain Manager and so on. To give you an estimate about earnings of a business graduate, the average starting salary is estimated somewhere around £22,000. *

All business graduates with any specialisation are highly employable and are placed in any sector such as advertising, consultancy, banking, human resource management, general management, and marketing. To make the best out of your degree, we recommend you consult your case with one of our international education experts and make the right choice.

*Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17

Given the current COVID-19 situation, there might be some changes in the 2021 intakes. Don’t worry, our international education experts are here to guide you with the latest updates to help you apply to your desired course and institution. Feel free to connect with our experts for a free counselling session and keep posted about the latest COVID- 19 updates.

Updated on February 17, 2021

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