Business and Management
Business Management degrees
Study Business and Management at Buckingham, ranked in the top 10 for Graduate Prospects (The Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2022).
Our business degrees prepare you for the world of business or entrepreneurship, helping you gain the confidence you need to enter the world of business and make a real contribution right from the start.
You will develop knowledge and skills that are relevant to today’s business world including entrepreneurial thinking, artificial intelligence, global business, sustainability and big data analytics.
Our two-year or three-year business management degrees are innovative, stimulating and developed to help you naturally adopt an entrepreneurial mind-set and a global, ‘real world’ perspective through integrated case-based and practical learning.
Because we embed everything we do in the real world of business, for our Business Management programmes we don’t have abolished exams. Only the accounting modules have exams, as that is a requirement of professional bodies. But the assessments you will do for the business modules range from writing reports, to giving presentations or taking part in debates. In other words, we will assess you using the kind of work you will be expected to do in the workplace. Nobody in a typical management office is asked to write an essay for the boss, or to take an exam. So we won’t ask you to do those things either. Instead, we’ll ask you to do the things that you will do in the office.
Our students find they are highly attractive to employers with Discover Uni, showing that 90% of our students gain employment or go on to future study.
Oh – and we also get 100% student satisfaction on our Business Management degree!
Why study Business at Buckingham?
Business management courses at Buckingham involve practical exercises and real-world business engagement. We strive to get you guest lecturers for every module you study. These are people in business or who have started their own companies and can tell you “like it is” in the real world of business.
Our lecturers also have worked in business, and our Visting Lecturers are either business owners or senior people in business. In other words, studying Business Management at Buckingham means you get to understand the current reality of business. However, we do not neglect the academic aspects. Our lecturers are also researchers, they write books and papers, plus several are “external examiners”, checking that other universities are doing their job right.
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“Unlike other universities, The University of Buckingham Business School not only taught us necessary theories but also developed our soft skills. These skills have not only helped me develop as a person, but have also boosted my employability.”
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Meet our lecturers
Debarpita Bardhan-Correia, Dean Faculty of Business, Humanities & Social sciences
Deba is Dean of the Business School and has strong interests in enhancing the teaching and learning experience for students at all levels. Her areas of expertise are Service Management and Cross-cultural Management and she supervises Master’s and PhD dissertations.
Graham Jones, Digital Business Lecturer
Graham is a psychologist who specialises in understanding how people use the internet, particularly in the world of e-commerce. His career has spanned from being a radio presenter, an author, running his own consultancy business and being a CEO of a national organisation.
Dr Soudabeh Bolourian, Lecturer and Postgraduate Business Programme Director
Sudi’s teaching expertise centres around business strategy, corporate sustainability, and research methods. Her research focuses on exploring the impact of corporate governance on corporate sustainability. Prior to joining academia, she worked for over 12 years in a variety of positions and roles in the banking industry.
Your future career
Graduating with a business degree will give you a solid foundation of skills that can be applied across not only the business sector but across many other industries. You will develop your marketing, research, entrepreneurial and decision-making skills that will be valuable in the working environment.
Our Business alumni have gone on to great things. From being nominated as Vice-President of Ghana, to featuring on the cover of Forbes magazine at 25, becoming fashion, finance and media entrepreneurs, and driving change as Vice President of international consulting or capital firms. As a graduate from Buckingham, you will be joining an esteemed group.
We support your employability through a Professional Development Portfolio, in which you write reflectively about the professional skills you acquire and use during your time at university. These skills will help you in your studies as well as being crucial for your future career.
Many of our courses introduce you to real-world projects as an integral part of the programme. This includes team-based assignments with local and regional companies, allowing you to apply your learning in real-life situations. We also offer short commercial internships and placements either during or after your degree. In the past students have been involved in Ikea, MK Dons, Civil Service Fast Stream, SBD Automotive, MK Lightning, Aira Digital and Ernst & Young, OCS group, Alvine Capital to name a few.