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.
Changes in how food is produced, marketed and controlled in the global supply chain have created complexities in an industry that requires people with transnational knowledge and a grasp of its practical needs.
You will visit entrepreneurs on a free study tour to Europe with previous destinations including Spain and Germany. You will also network and gain business contacts before you graduate at careers fairs, as well as having access to our Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programme. Upon completion of the degree you will receive the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 6 Diploma in Management and Leadership. Annual membership to CMI is free for one year after graduation.
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.
In the second year, you will apply and develop your expertise during a 15-week work placement. Not only could you find yourself working for prestigious companies in the UK or across the world, you will develop confidence and industry contacts for when you graduate.
International study tour
As part of the 'Entrepreneur in Action' module which is taken in the first year, the entire course of students are taken on a free study tour to a foreign country. In the last three years we have visited Spain, Bulgaria and Germany. During this time we visit entrepreneurs and their businesses with a view to learn the character traits of successful entrepreneurs and how this can be applied to our own personal development. All travel, accommodation and breakfasts are paid for by the University and it provides you with an amazing experience to meet agri-entrepreneurs.
Accreditations and partnerships
We are delighted to work with a wider range of businesses, partners and accreditation organisations, some of which are shown below: