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Business and finance at Solent

Business management and finance are at the heart of every modern industry, driving global trade and helping organisations, economies and individuals thrive.

Ranked in the UK top 30 for business, management and marketing (The Guardian UK University Guide 2022), Solent Business School offers the skills, confidence and connections you need for a successful career in finance, business or international management.

At Solent you will learn the fundamentals underpinning modern business, from the psychology of success to the latest management theories, as well as digital tools for business analysis, finance, creative enterprise and innovation. For finance you will also focus on sales and negotiation skills, accounting and financial reporting.

As an engine of innovation, we equip our students with the real-world skills you need – regardless of the industry that interests you. Whether you have a passion for marketing, sustainability, technology, maritime, travel, fashion, music or law, Solent Business School is your gateway to something bigger and better.

We’re also heavily involved in local enterprise. As a holder of the Small Business Charter, we work with local businesses and freelancers, offering support, guidance and networking opportunities. Those connections help you to become work-ready while you’re studying with us, from real-world projects to internships and work experience.

With our distinctive blend of professional connections, qualifications and a highly practical business education, you’ll graduate more than ready for whatever the world can throw at you. And our courses are backed up by numerous accreditations, including the Chartered Management Institute, so you can be sure your CV is ready to shine.

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BSc (Hons) Accountancy and Finance

Enter the fast-paced world of international finance with this professionally accredited degree, working with global companies to gain the skills and real-world work experience you’ll need for success.
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Business and Law Foundation Year

Whether you're interested in business, law, finance, or marketing - gain new skills, build confidence, and develop your capabilities before moving on to your undergraduate degree.

BSc (Hons) Business Management

Develop the skills, confidence and real-world experience you’ll need to succeed in the world of business or excel as an entrepreneur with our top-ranked, CMI-accredited Business Management degree.

BSc (Hons) Business Management with Digital Technologies

Blending the latest business management theory with innovations from the digital landscape, this CMI accredited degree provides essential business skills for a career in management.

BSc (Hons) Business Management with Finance

Become a business innovator and gain financial expertise. With Solent awarded Outstanding Higher Education Provider of the year, this CMI accredited degree prepares you for rewarding career.

BSc (Hons) Business Management with Marketing

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.

Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (Fast-Track)

This flexible apprenticeship programme provides research and learning for the ever-changing world of business, applying theoretical models to real-life case studies and your own...

MSc Digital Marketing

This exciting, challenging, practice-orientated course will develop your strategic and creative skills, equipping you for a dynamic career in or related to the rapidly expanding digital marketing sector.

MSc Financial Management

Explore global trends and get to grips with the challenges and financial sustainability that underpin successful financial management on this industry-focused master's degree.

MBA Global Master of Business Administration

Add value to your organisation with a graduate MBA from Solent. Develop a deeper understanding of business and the challenges facing today's global economy.


Solent Business School brings businesses to life – our students are entrepreneurial, creative, agile and digital natives. Housed in our high-tech Spark building in the centre of Southampton, we support our students in developing both specialist knowledge and a powerful, transferable skillset – putting you in control of your future and able to adapt to a rapidly changing world. We encourage our students’ ambitions, and relish working with those who embody the entrepreneurial spirit which is in Solent’s DNA.

Solent Business School and its students are an integral part of business innovation in Southampton and the wider UK, via our extensive network of partnerships with the business community. These partnerships are a critical element of studying at Solent – they bring business to life for our students and enable us to support our local communities. Our vibrant campus provides 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.

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