Course:BSc (Hons) Business Management (Placement Year)

Course details

  • UCAS Code

    N502
  • Location

    Royal Agricultural University Campus
  • Duration

    4 years (Full time)
  • Academic Year

    25 September 2023 to 24 May 2024

Businesses around the world are experiencing a period of rapid global economic change which they must react to in order to grow. The BSc (Hons) in Business Management will support you to develop a range of intellectual, analytical, and critical thinking skills that will position you to help these businesses address the challenges they face. You'll also have the chance to put your learning to practice during a work-based placement year.

Course overview

The BSc (Hons) in Business Management immerses you in the theory and practice of international business. During the degree you will study a wide range of modules covering key business disciplines with a focus on strategy and internationalisation.

To support your personal development the degree includes an international study tour to explore how businesses around the world are approaching the changing global economy.

In addition to this trip you will attend networking events, gain contacts through our alumni network, and have the opportunity to take part in a range of additional trips and activities to broaden your perspective on businesses and their operations.

Upon successful completion of the degree you may also receive the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 6 Diploma in Management and Leadership and the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) Professional Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. Also, annual membership to CMI is free for one year after graduation.

Work placement

In the third year, you will complete a 12-month period in the workplace. Not only could you find yourself working for prestigious companies in the UK or across the world, you will develop confidence and industry contacts.

International study tour

As part of the first year, 'Entrepreneur in Action' you will be taken on an international study tour. Previously students have visited Spain, Bulgaria and Germany. During these study tours you will visit agri-entrepreneurs and their businesses to learn about how they operate and explore their differing approach to business.

** We are reviewing aspects of this course ahead of the 2023/24 academic year to ensure we provide the best possible student experience. Where we plan to make changes which have a material impact on the course, we will communicate those to you as soon as they are available. **

Start-up Visa

The Royal Agricultural University is an endorsing institution under the Home Office’s Start-up visa route. The Start-up visa is for graduates who demonstrate high entrepreneurial potential and wish to start a business in the UK for the first time.

The Start-up visa is administered by the University’s Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programme and facilitated by School of Business and Entrepreneurship. To be endorsed for the Start-up visa by The RAU, you must be an RAU student or graduate, and have taken part in the University’s Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programme. Contact enterprise@rau.ac.uk for further information.

Accreditations and partnerships

We are delighted to work with a wider range of businesses, partners and accreditation organisations, some of which are shown below:

CMI LogoCFE logoEnterprise Educators logo
nacue logoIOEE logoPRME logo

Ready to take the plunge? Apply now

Applications to study at the Royal Agricultural University must be made through the UCAS system. This applies to all undergraduate courses.

Applications should be made by the UCAS deadline to ensure we are able to offer you a place on your first choice course. However, if you have missed the deadline please contact Admissions@rau.ac.uk as there are usually places available.

If you would like to apply during UCAS Extra or Clearing, please check that we have places available.

Applicants wishing to study on a course on a part-time basis will need to apply directly to the RAU.

Please contact admissions@rau.ac.uk to discuss your requirements and obtain an application form.