Choosing a business course can be a daunting prospect, particularly if you haven’t yet decided on a specific area that you wish to concentrate on for the rest of your career.
Whichever course you do end up choosing, you will be giving yourself a head start in a competitive industry by making the most of your own natural talents, whilst at the same time gaining all the knowledge and qualifications you need to find a rewarding career path.
Business Studies taken at university level can be split up into many different disciplines, approaches and subjects. There are also courses which cover a wider range as a whole, allowing you to decide on an area to specialise in further down the line.
The depth and variety of subjects is highlighted by those which are often compulsory in many Business degrees, including Strategic Management, Accounting & Finance, Marketing, Economics, Human Resource Management and Management Science.
There are also many areas of study that can have a direct influence on business studies, but might not be immediately considered. Subjects such as Sociology and Law can play a major part in achieving business qualifications, while other areas such as Entrepreneurship, Information Systems (computing), Quantitative Techniques and even learning a foreign language can play an important part in any academic study related to business.
Although there can be a wide range of variation within the courses which are on offer, most of them should be quite flexible in order to allow for all of the points mentioned above. This means you can make the best of your options, your interests and your own strengths.
From courses that are very practical in nature, to others that are more academic and involve more theory (from a social science perspective). The choice also revolves around where you want to undertake your studies.
There are many institutions around the UK that have excellent reputations for teaching Business Studies. Manchester Business School, also known simply as MBS, is the largest campus-based business and management school in the UK.
It has always been recognised for its original thinkers and the institution was one of the first two business schools to be founded in the UK. Currently ranked first in the UK for business research, MBS provides world-class business and management education to undergraduates, postgraduates and experienced practitioners alike. It offers a full range of business courses across the entire spectrum.
Callum Stephenson’s articles appear on education and business blogs.