In the industry, business and finance are inextricably linked. Having a good understanding of one area enhances your knowledge of the other. This course is ideal if you are interested in developing business knowledge and financial management skills.
Make your mark in the UK’s business industry
Business in the UK is the driver of economic success and growth. To ensure the future success of UK companies, highly skilled managers are required to provide businesses with a competitive edge in a global marketplace. Every business needs competent management to ensure that it can function in today’s economic environment.
Learn a wealth of skills to prepare you for your career
Being successful in business starts with having a broad range of skills. We’ll equip you with the ones you need. You’ll learn how to manage profit-making or providing value to stakeholders. Knowing how to communicate your business strategies is crucial and we help you to confidently make decisions.
There will be opportunities for you to explore your own business ideas and launch your own enterprise. You can also take work based learning to enhance your understanding and gain credits towards your degree.
More placements, more choices
Bucks is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.
We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.
Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.
We have a bustling business department with lots of expertise. All our business courses cross over, with some modules being shared across the degrees. We believe in breaking down barriers and giving our students every opportunity to expand their network while with us. With smaller, more intimate class sizes, we give our students one-to-one teaching and around-the-clock support.
Being so close to London gives us some amazing industry links, giving you the chance to gain experience in the real world. Our focus on real life experience gives you that competitive edge when heading into employment.
Make the most of our industry links
Our focus on recreating the industry on campus gives a boost to your employability. Some of the companies we have worked with include Initials, Jargon PR, Medico, Mindshare, Primal, Scannappeal and Simpler PR.
We have a strong practical element to our business courses with live briefs that our friends in the industry trust our students with. We’ve had students consulting major companies and helping start ups to get their businesses on the move.
Learn about Business from well-seasoned experts in management
Our lecturers have extensive industry and academic experience. They’ll help you mix theory with practice, informing your teaching with their knowledge. We attract many guest speakers, including former students who share their business acumen. We make sure that you’ll always know about the latest trends in the world of business.
Every year we run BizFest, where successful business leaders come to Bucks to share their thoughts on business ventures and the future of their industries.
Recognition by Institute of Financial Accountants
On successful completion of this degree programme, you will be eligible to apply for exemptions from the Institute of Financial Accountants for the following units:
- Management Accounting/Advanced Management Accounting – exemption from 5MA
- International Finance – exemption from 5MA
- Completion of the optional unit UK taxation – exemption from 4TX Tax for SMEs
- Completion of the optional unit Financial Reporting and Management – exemption from 5FR Financial Reporting Skills for SMEs
If you have completed the degree programme, as well as the optional tax and financial reporting unit as part of your degree, you will be eligible to apply for access to Associate (AFA) membership upon completion of the ethics programme.
Transcripts must be provided by students to confirm the award of membership/exemptions.
What are the course entry requirements?
A typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 80. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.
For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year; find out more.
What are my career prospects
This qualification opens doors in management in just about every sector. There is also the opportunity to study to become a professional accountant with a number of exemptions from initial exams being available to you due to your degree.
Recent graduates from this course have gone on to work as accountants, operations managers and bankers. You can find work as:
- Business manager
- Communications manager
- Financial manager
- Marketing manager
- Retail manager
- Sport manager
- Tourism manager
Some of our students use the skills and knowledge gained on the degree programme to set up their own business with the support of the University and its partners.
How will you help me prepare for my future career?
Throughout your time with us we’ll support you on the route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders.
We encourage you to undertake relevant work experience, giving you the opportunity to develop your skills in a work environment. Our modules and teaching expertise will help you become more independent as a learner and more certain of your discipline expertise.
We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more.
The Big Deal
At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.
We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK. It’s a big deal!