The page you are visiting was formerly part of the Which? University website, but is now being provided by The Uni Guide — part of The Student Room. For more information please click here.

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more
Solent University (Southampton)

Business Management

UCAS Code: N200

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Sorry, no information to show

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Business and management

Designed by experienced academics who have worked across key roles in a wide variety of industries, our business management degree is designed to make you highly employable in a competitive global market – giving you the skills you need to secure your first management job or set up your own business.

Whether you are interested in the private, public, charity, social enterprise or entrepreneurial industries, the course team understand what you need to thrive as a business professional.

From core subjects such as operations management, marketing, project management and strategic thinking, through to future-proof skills in enterprise, innovation and digital futures, you will do more than learn the theory – you will learn to apply it through a wide range of ‘real-world’ live briefs and events like international marketing week, where you can spend a week abroad getting hands on experience of international business challenges.

Networking events and guest talks from industry professionals will be your chance to build professional connections, while short- and longer-term work placements offer both academic credit and opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills in a work-based environment – proving to prospective employers that you are work-ready.

And we also offer extra qualifications and memberships on top of your honours degree, including:

The Chartered Management Institute’s L5 Diploma in Leadership and Management.
Project Management Qualification
Student membership of professional bodies
Potential for Foundation Chartered Manager and Student Membership status of the Chartered Management Institute
Our curriculum not only studies the contemporary business challenges, but helps identify future trends which you will be managing and leading on within your organisations. And it’s flexible, too – you can tailor your studies towards the areas that interest you.

At Solent you will become part of an active business community, encompassing students, staff and business alumni who inspire and support current students. Our graduates work across the globe, in a wide and fascinating range of industries. As well as visits, talks and guest lectures, we offer a great peer mentoring scheme – providing an academic mentor who will be there to support you throughout your degree journey.

The business curriculum is based around teaching students core business topics, but also future trends and issues as this is vital for employability and career success.

A Solent business management degree gives you the specialist business knowledge and broad transferable skills to find business-focused roles in any industry.

Recent graduates have gained professional and managerial positions across the world, for example:

Graduate scheme, TK Maxx
HR graduate scheme, Randstad
HR, B&Q
Assistant manager and graduate manager trainee, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Resource partner, Roke
Ministry of Foreign Office (Saudi Arabia)
Investment Manager, Black Coat Group
Digital Credit Controller, Penguin House
Team Senior, BMW
Chief Marketing Officer, Kaspas Desserts
Project Manager, Olay Trans Ltd (Cyprus)
Business Systems Analyst, Meridian Corp Finance
Consultancy graduate, CISCO
HR, NHS Southampton
Financial Coordinator, Devere Group (Malta)
Sales Executive, EE
Operations Assistant, Marks and Spencer
Accounts Controller, Wallenuis W Logistics

Other graduates have used the knowledge and skills gained to drive their entrepreneurial ambitions and start their own businesses.

Solent’s business management degree is ideally suited if you want to develop strong business skills and prepare yourself for successful careers in a range of business industries – studying a curriculum that is not just about theory but real-world application.

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES
Contemporary Management Theory
Personal and Professional Development 1 - Awareness of Self
Digital Future
Business Finance for Managers
Marketing, Sales and Negotiation
Creative Enterprise and Innovation

YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES
Operations Management
Personal and Professional Development 2 - Development of Self
Project Management in Business

Then one of the following routes:

Route one:

Work Placement (three modules worth)

Route two:

Study Abroad (three modules worth)

Route three:

Community Enterprise
Global Challenges

And one option (part of route 3):
Capital Market Trading
Contemporary Growth Challenges for Business

Please note - not all optional modules are guaranteed to run each year.

YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES
Personal and Professional Development - The Business Professional
Research Methods
Strategic Management
Final Major Project
Ecological Economics

YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year)
Starting a Business
Professional Consulting
Strategic HRM
International Finance Reporting and Analysis

Assessment methods

This course is assessed through practical business-relevant activities, such as presentations, reports, workshops and business simulations. There are no exams and assessment is coursework-led in either groups or individually.

Extra funding

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

The Uni


Course location:

Solent University (Southampton)

Department:

Business, Law and Communications School

TEF rating:
Read full university profile

What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business and management

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business and management

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
79%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Sports and fitness occupations

As only a small number of students take courses in this subject area, there isn't much information on what graduates do when they finish, so bear that in mind when you review any stats. Management, finance and business roles are common, but it's a good idea to ask tutors what previous graduates taking specific courses went on to do when you're at an open day.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Share this page

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

This is the percentage of final-year students at this university who were "definitely" or "mostly" satisfied with their course. We've analysed this figure against other universities so you can see whether this is high, medium or low.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here