Business degree courses

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or keen on developing a successful career in business or agribusiness, we will support you to achieve just that. Our strong network of alumni have gone on to pursue careers worldwide and for prestigious companies from Mitsubishi Motors to Unilever.

Business students have the opportunity to work with real start-up enterprises based at the Gloucestershire Growth Hub on campus, using their knowledge to find and implement solutions to current industry problems.

You will be taught by academics who are experts in their subject area and bring this industry experience into the classroom, ensuring you develop the knowledge and skills the industry is looking for. 

You can also gain industry insight from guest speakers through our award-winning Enterprise and Entrpreneurship Programme, which has supported many students in starting their own sucessful businesses.  Previous guests have included Julian Dunkerton, Entrepreneur and founder of Superdry. 

Our programmes include a range of opportunities for you to enhance your employability thorugh placements and work-based learning, giving you valuable experience and a chance to put your learning into practice. 

You could benefit from a course which has dual accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), so in addition to your degree you will receive a separate qualification from the CMI, enhancing your CV for potential employers.

BSc (Hons) International Business Management

With a real-world focus, you will benefit from lecturers with experience of domestic and international business management, as well as a strong network of industry contacts. No wonder graduates have gone on to pursue careers at internationally-recognised companies including Mitsubshi Motors, Unilever, Harrods and Weatherbys.


BSc (Hons) Agri-Food Business Management

 The supply chain between the agricultural production of food, trading, processing, packaging, distribution and consumption is used by everyone. The resilience, innovation and security of these supply chains are critical in ensuring a sustainable economy, climate and population. The programme seeks to provide an academic experience with a strong emphasis on development of business knowledge, skills and capabilities appropriate to the global agri-food supply chain business.


Horses exercising on the beachBSc (Hons) International Equine and Agricultural Business Management

Become a multi-skilled graduate with a thorough grounding in agricultural and equine developments, equine science, business including marketing, finance, law and negotiating skills.  You will also delve into the changing dynamics of the UK horse industry, as well as international equine business and science, covering Northwest Europe, the USA, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia.  


BSc (Hons) Applied Equine Science and Business

The equine industry generates huge amounts of revenue for some of the world’s major economies, which are increasingly on the lookout for bright, skilled graduates. As well as benefitting from a blend of practical exercises and academic knowledge, you will gain essential experience with a work placement. You will tap into our powerful network of industry contacts, including graduates from the University. 


Woman and man networkingBSc (Hons) Rural Entrepreneurship & Enterprise

Gain the fundamentals of starting and operating a business under the guidance of specialist lecturers, practising entrepreneurs and industry mentors.


BSc (Hons) Agri-Food Business Management with Foundation Year

You will learn the fundamentals of business whilst also developing knowledge of the agriculture and food sector, under the guidance of lecturers with experience of domestic and international business management. With our strong network of industry contacts it’s no wonder graduates have gone on to pursue careers at companies including Criddle, Unilever, Pipers Crisps and Laurent-Perrier.


International business foundation degreeBSc (Hons) International Business Management with Foundation Year

Do you have your sights set on a career in the world of corporate finance, event management or consultancy on the international stage? Whatever your ambitions, our BSc in International Business Management, which is accredited by the Chartered Association of Business Schools, will help you get there.

This degree course with a foundation year incorporates an extra year of study at the start of your course, so that you can progress with confidence.


BSc (Hons) Rural Entrepreneurship & Enterprise with Foundation Year

Taught elements of the degree will give you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of operating a business, with a focus on the entrepreneurial and the strategic skills needed to realise ideas in dynamic, international markets. While practical components will focus on teaching you how to design, develop and finance your venture, this means that you'll graduate with the ability to start your own company in a wide range of markets or bring entrepreneurial thinking to an established organisation.


Equine foundation degreeBSc (Hons) Applied Equine Science and Business with Foundation Year

Gain a solid grounding in both scientific and business skills and grasp the growing number of opportunities available through our network of industry contacts. With an additional foundation year included at the start of this degree course, you will develop the skills and confidence needed to help you progress through your degree confidently.


Equine international agricultural business managementBSc (Hons) International Equine and Agricultural Business Management with Foundation Year

Become a multi-skilled graduate with a thorough grounding in agricultural and equine developments, equine science, business including marketing, finance, law and negotiating skills. The extra year of study at the start of your degree will give you the skills you need to progress confidently in your later studies.