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BSc (Hons)Business Management with Marketing

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UCAS code: BMM4
Institution code: S30
Campus: Southampton City CentreView on Google Maps

Why study business management with marketing with foundation and placement years

Flourish in a business career and gain the strategic management and creative marketing skills to become a successful future leader on this CMI accredited course.

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  • The Business and Law Foundation Year is ideal for those who are looking at an alternative route into higher education, or who wish to update or broaden their knowledge before progressing onto the full BSc (Hons) Business Management with Marketing degree.
  • Gain valuable first-hand work experience with a year-long full-time work placement between the second and third years of your degree.
  • Solent Business School, winner of the Outstanding Higher Education Training Provider of the Year at the CMI Awards 2022, holds the Small Business Charter. Solent is one of only 62 Business Schools to have this acknowledgement of excellence in working with SMEs.
  • Accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) means you can also graduate with an additional professional leadership and management award (level 5).
  • Sustainability is embedded in the curriculum. As a future manager and leader, you will consider climate change and the underlying economics, critically evaluating proposed solutions and their ecological and economic impacts.
  • Deliver projects for clients including PWC, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Red Funnel, and B&Q – giving essential knowledge of business and management, and the understanding to apply that knowledge in real-world contexts.
  • Our teaching team offers a wealth of experience in varied national business and marketing environments with strong connections with a range of successful businesses.
  • Our graduates now work at prestigious firms including Deloitte, Red Bull Racing, DHL, PWC, HSBC, BMW and more.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to do a 13-week placement or study abroad in semester 2 in your second year of the full degree.
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Course overview

From core subjects such as business, law, finance, marketing, enterprise, personal development and projects in the community, the Business and Law Foundation Year will help you gain a solid introduction to the foundations of business and law, study contemporary business challenges, identify future trends and focus on the areas and industries which matter to you.

And throughout the foundation and subsequent full Solent degree, you’ll do more than learn the theory – you’ll learn to apply it through an innovative range of assessment and ‘real-world’ live briefs. Our degrees offer the chance to engage and get hands-on experience of international business and legal challenges and contexts, as well as a variety of extra qualifications, exemptions and memberships in addition to your honour’s degree.

Solent Business School, winner of the Outstanding Higher Education Training Provider of the Year at the CMI Awards 2022, offers the skills and confidence you need to progress a successful career in marketing, business or international management.

Incorporating dedicated marketing units focused on creativity and promotion, this challenging course provides everything you need for the ever-changing business environment – teaching you to analyse future trends, identify the local and broader impacts, and recommend sustainable, ethical solutions to contemporary business challenges.

And the course is also accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), meaning you can graduate with an additional professional leadership and management award (level 5).

You will hone your skills through interactive learning sessions and a variety of practically-focused assessments, building a strong foundation of knowledge in business and marketing – along with the analytical skills and practical understanding to apply that knowledge in real-world contexts.

Our talented teaching team offer a wealth of experience in varied national business and marketing environments and cultures, giving you an exceptional range of expertise to call upon.

The placement year will allow you to put what what you've learned in your first and second years into practice in the workplace, while gaining valuable real-world work experience before you graduate.

Any questions?

Contact UK admissions

Email: admissions@solent.ac.ukCall: 023 8201 5066

Contact international admissions

Email: admissions.international@solent.ac.ukCall: +44 (0)23 8201 5066

Accredited by with Dual Award:

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Solent Business School awarded:

CMI outstanding partner of the year winner 2022

Course features

  • Placement year

    If you apply for this course with a placement year, you have the opportunity to undertake a year in industry between your second and third years

  • Professional membership

    You have the opportunity to obtain a professional membership as part of this degree

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

  • Foundation year available

    If you're not quite ready for a full undergraduate degree, there's alternative entry through one of our foundation years

  • Professional accreditation

    This course has been accredited by a professional body

  • Study abroad

    You have the opportunity to study abroad in one of our partner universities for a semester on this course

Who is this course is for?

Solent’s Business and Law Foundation Year is ideally suited if you want to build your academic knowledge and confidence to return to studying or progress in your studies. You’ll develop strong academic and organisational 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.

If you're looking to gain a year's worth of industry experience as part of your studies, this course is for you. Our course and placements teams will help you find the perfect industry placement in your chosen field.

BSc (Hons) Business Management with Marketing is ideally suited to students who want to lead, manage and use creativity to make a difference in the world.

Whatever your aspiration – whether it’s social enterprise, charity, government, big local/global business or a smaller entrepreneurial firm or start-up – the business management with marketing degree will provide the tools and the knowledge to shape a future that’s bright with opportunities.

What does this course lead to?

When you graduate from this innovative and engaging course, you will have a broad range of transferable skills, allowing you to pursue a career as marketing manager, social media specialist, digital marketer, business development manager, marketing communications professional and project manager.

Our graduates have secured jobs within companies such as Pinterest, ThinkEngine, Amazon, Red Bull Racing, Carnival UK, McLaren, B&Q and Sky Media to name only a few.

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Facilities

Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces.

Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.

    International opportunities

    Broaden your horizons by adding an international dimension to your CV – essential to achieving success in today’s fast-changing, global environment.

    Studying, working or volunteering in another country could be the experience of a lifetime. Enhance your degree by developing important global skills such as knowledge of other countries, language skills, intercultural awareness, adaptability and confidence.

    For more information, please email international.mobility@solent.ac.uk.

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