BSc (Hons) Business Management

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Build a sound understanding of management practices, and the skills and connections you need to launch your business career, with our BSc (Hons) Business Management degree.

Michael's story

Studying Business Management at ARU

Business student Michael talks about his motivation for going to university and the advantages of taking a Business Management degree.

You want a solid foundation in business, a place to launch your career from when the time is right.

By studying Business Management at ARU you’ll get a thorough grounding in areas that underpin all successful organisations, including human resources, marketing and finance. But you’ll also look at current issues in the world of business, such as globalisation, sustainability and social change.

As you’d expect from a Business Management degree, there’s a focus on advanced management training too. Our training is professionally accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), giving you a competitive advantage in the jobs market.

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Facilities and accreditation

Brilliant facilities and teaching

At ARU you’ll be part of our School of Management:

  • study in one of the largest business schools in the East of England
  • benefit from award-winning facilities
  • learn from qualified, expert staff
  • choose to study abroad for a semester (3- and 4-year courses only).

Career support from day one

Study at a university that’s known for its entrepreneurial spirit and:

  • attend business events, seminars and talks
  • make connections with local employers
  • take an optional placement year in industry
  • benefit from ongoing careers and employability support
  • get business support and mentoring through our start-up hub
  • pitch for start-up funding in our annual business competition.

Chartered Management Institute

You’ll be a member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) while you’re studying at ARU, with the membership cost included in your course fees.


A business management degree can prepare you for careers in a range of industries, in the UK and internationally.

At ARU, we’ll help you on your way. In lectures and through team-based learning, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and abilities to kick-start your business career. But we also work closely with employers in Cambridge and Chelmsford to offer valuable work placements and business-related experience. It’s a great chance to build your networks and set yourself apart from the competition.

There’s the option to study Business Management as a four-year degree, with a placement year. During your placement year you’ll really get to immerse yourself in the day-to-day operations of a business. Many students who’ve chosen this route have been offered graduate roles by their placement companies.

You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters. There are plenty of options, including our MBA, MSc Marketing or MSc International Business. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

Ganesh Gupta

“The level of experience I’m getting from working alongside senior, successful people and seeing first-hand how they work is going to be invaluable to my studies and my career. It’s putting me a step ahead before I’ve even graduated.”

Ganesh Gupta

BSc (Hons) Business Management student

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