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Undergraduate Pathway in Business and Management

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In this pathway you will gain a broad business and management background and the analytical, technical and interpersonal skills needed to understand, analyse and address the issues facing today's companies. By choosing particular modules in the later stages of your degree you will also be granted exemptions from select professional examinations in the fields of accounting, marketing or business and management.

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Your pathway to Brunel University London:

High School
Stage 1

University Foundation

Stage 2

First Year University Studies

Stage 3

Second Year University Studies

Stage 4

Final Year University

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Course content

In all Brunel University London business related degrees, students develop a range of skills valued by employers such as communication, critical thinking, analysis, teamwork, career planning and project management. Each programme has a strong contemporary feel and relates theory and concepts to the practical issues facing employers and employees in the 21st Century. Successful completion of the degree can lead to career opportunities in marketing, enterprise, business accounting, accountancy, business operations, HRM, finance, recruitment consulting and other graduate level job depending on which degree path is followed after the Foundation study is completed.

Typical Foundation Modules

Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 1
Principles of Accounting
Principles of ICT

Typical First Year Modules:

International Business Environment
Interactive Learning Skills & Communication 2
Introduction to Accounting and Financial Management
Introduction to Management Enquiry
Managing Information with Technology
Organisational Behaviour and Analysis
Principles & Practices of Marketing

This course can be studied Foundation: 2 semesters full-time or First Year: 2 semesters full-time, starting in September.

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Careers and your future

Brunel Business School has extensive links with employers and industry and you’ll benefit from our networks as well as having the opportunity to learn from a variety of guest speakers. Our degrees offer an optional work placement year and we’ll encourage you to take this up. This experience in the workplace is highly valued by employers and will give you the edge when you apply for jobs.

Our programmes are built with input from business professionals with the specific aim of helping you enter the workplace fully equipped and confident of your abilities. As a graduate you’ll be equipped to enter a number of roles, including:

Business analyst
Business development manager
Data analyst
Insurance underwriter
Management consultant
Project manager
Risk manager
Sales executive
Supply chain manager

Some of the well-known names who value Brunel Business School graduates include Accenture, Amazon, Barclays, British Airways, Capgemini, HSBC, Jaguar Land Rover, L’Oréal, McCann, Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Xerox.

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Fees and funding

2024/25 entry

£9,250 Domestic Foundation Studies
£11,500 EU Foundation Studies
£17,450 International Foundation Studies

£9,250 Domestic First year University Studies
£11,500 EU First Year University Studies
£18,950 First year University Studies

September is the only available intake for EU/Domestic students who are applying for a Student Finance Loan.

All Brunel Pathway College course fees may be subject to a review. Brunel University London fees are a guide only and are subject to change.

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Assessment and feedback

Formative assessments are a key aspect of the programme element and are varied to ensure that a student has a variety of learning opportunities. These will include: individual and group formative assessment methods: presentations, individual and group work; and peer review.

Each student is expected to undertake a minimum number of hours in individual study per week in order to support and build the skills, knowledge and understanding presented in each lecture and small group tutorial session per week. It is expected that students will increase the number of individual study hours as they approach formal assessment events.

The ability for students to expand their learning by creating effective self-directed study patterns is a transferable skill deemed fundamental to further academic success as well as a key time-management tool. All students are provided with access to a range of on-line resources through the student portal.