Real-world insight

Gain a solid understanding of how organisations and managers operate in a global environment. Learn from academics using real-life research so you can apply theory to real business challenges.

Bright future

Learn to think critically and independently and benefit from tailored careers support. Leave us with the knowledge, skills and experience highly sought after by today's employers.

Global outlook

Succeed in today's rapidly changing environment with our international approach to business and management. Our partnerships with universities worldwide provide opportunities to study, work or volunteer overseas.

Business and Management at Bristol

We want to inspire the next generation of managers and leaders who can respond to the changing needs of society and the biggest challenges of our time. We prepare our students with a solid academic foundation and the life skills to succeed in the real world.

Not only will you gain a solid understanding of how organisations operate in a global environment, but we offer the flexibility for you to tailor your course around your own interests and career goals.

We also offer International Business Management and Marketing courses.

The people are lovely, the city is beautiful and there's lots to get involved with. Management combines theoretical study with practical applications to produce a learning experience that is truly valuable.

Saakib, BSc Management

Career prospects

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With a combination of relevant theory, analytical skills and quantitative techniques - as well as our tailored careers support - a degree in business and management from Bristol will prepare you for opportunities in a variety of sectors.

Many of our students join graduate management schemes in both the public and private sectors, while others opt to study at master's level or pursue professional careers in finance, marketing or management consultancy.

Recent graduate employers include KPMG, Goldman Sachs, UK government, Amazon and the NHS.

Bristol is a hub for startups, and some of our graduates go on to create and run their own businesses.

Course structure

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We offer a structured foundation supported by a flexible programme of study across our courses, allowing you to build your skills and knowledge while keeping your personal interests and career goals firmly in mind.

In the first year, you will explore important concepts and ideas in the fields of management, accounting, and statistics, as well as the global business environment. Second-year teaching will enhance your understanding of core research methods alongside optional units. In the final year, you'll put your skills and knowledge into practice and take a choice of specialist units. Most students will complete a dissertation, conduct a consultancy project or write a business plan.

Sample units may include:

  • Consumption and Consumer Behaviour
  • International Business Management
  • The Digital Economy
  • Project Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Business
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability.

If you have opted for a course with Study Abroad, you will spend your third year studying at a partner institution overseas either in English or in a modern language. Find out more about studying abroad at Global Opportunities.

Employability support

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While employability and professional skills development are embedded throughout our degrees, you can also benefit from events and initiatives organised by both our dedicated school Employability Advisers as well as our Professional Liaison Network, such as a professional mentoring scheme, visiting speakers from relevant organisations, student visits to companies, student internships and consultancy projects with external partners.

Further support is provided by our dedicated University Careers Service. Our Basecamp Enterprise team support entrepreneurs and their ideas with skills workshops, networking events, funding and support programmes.

These opportunities will help you to enhance your employability, develop professional networks and explore different career paths.

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