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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.

Frequently asked questions

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Courses

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.

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

Develop the essential business skills for a career in management on this exciting, challenging professional degree course – blending the latest business management theory with...

BSc (Hons) Business Management with Finance

Develop your skills in business and financial strategy on this professionally focused course, offering a valuable combination of management, business and financial knowledge...

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...

MBA Global Master of Business Administration

Add value to your organisation with a graduate MBA from Solent. Benefit from our relationship with the CMI and develop a deeper understanding of business and the challenges in...

BA (Hons) Music Business

Would you like to understand music contracts, manage artists, plan events or create your own music company? Maybe you are an aspiring artist who would like to know more about...

MSc Project Management

Ready to take your career to the next level? Solent’s project management master’s programme is a professionally tailored course aligned to the Association for Project...

BSc (Hons) Sport Management

Develop your passion for sport, and progress to a successful career leading and managing sporting events and organisations on this CIMPSA accredited course.

Facilities

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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