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Good universities for Business Management

Hello,
I am in year 12 now and thinking about my options after A Levels, and I think I might want to study Business Management at university, and I am wondering which universities are the better ones to look at. If possible, I would like to do a course with a placement year or study abroad, maybe specialising or with modules in something like psychology, marketing, law etc., but I am not too fussed about that and would not mind keeping it general if it were to help me in terms of employability or even furthering education on after that. My A Levels are Business, Psychology and English Lit, and I am currently predicted Bs and Cs, but I would like to improve this to As and Bs a small concern I would have is my GCSE maths (I got a grade 5) and I have seen that some places ask for at least a 6 or 7, but I do not know if universities would be slightly more lenient because of the exams being cancelled.
Thanks

P.S. Would someone be able to move this into the Business and management forum? I posted it in A Levels by mistake
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Im going to York St John for my Sports Business Management degree, its got a great business school so I'd recommend going there although this is me being biased and their entry grades are slightly lower so if you're an A Student you'd probably go for a bigger uni
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I'm looking at the same degree as you! I know that Leeds accepts a grade 5 in maths and asks for AAB at A level. Also, Southampton uni is also AAB but with an EPQ it's ABB and Southampton Uni can accept a grade 5 in maths in your situation because you do Psychology and Business but you do need at least a grade B for the two subjects I've just said to able to study business at Soton uni. I hope I helped in any way :smile:
Reply 3
Which part of the country would you be looking in? I've heard good things about Newcastle - I think they accept lower grades than they advertise.

You should look at resitting GCSE maths by the way - it will expand your options a lot.
Reply 4
Original post by ajj2000
Which part of the country would you be looking in? I've heard good things about Newcastle - I think they accept lower grades than they advertise.

You should look at resitting GCSE maths by the way - it will expand your options a lot.

I don't really mind what part of the country, I was thinking in East Midlands as it's not far but the location isn't super important. I have considered resitting GCSE maths but I'm not sure whether I would do it through my sixth form somehow or as a private candidate.
Hi ! I'm Elena, a second year Business Management (Marketing) student at Surrey.

The Surrey Business School has been ranked 8th in the UK for business and economics, and Surrey asks for a BBB in A-Level results, so if you're saying you'd like to achieve a ABB or BBB, you should be fine! Good luck with your exams! Also you might be happy to know that Surrey is asking for a grade 4 at GCSE Maths. You can see all the entry requirements and course specifications for Business Management here.

I'm really enjoying my time at Surrey so far. My modules are really interesting. Of course I do have some I like more than others, but I do really like them generally, especially this year as I got to choose half of my modules each semester. At Surrey, everyone studying Business Management does the same modules in first year. In second year, depending on your chosen pathway you get to choose some of your modules. That being said, if you don't specifically want to choose a pathway like Marketing or Entrepreneurship, you can just stick with Business Management.

The campus at Surrey is absolutely lovely (one of the reasons I chose Surrey), they have high employability rates, and the social life is also great (before covid, and now when restrictions allow it). There are more than 150 clubs and societies to choose from, so there is definitely one for you!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Hope that helped!
Elena, Business Management.
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Hi! I have applied to do business/marketing and management this year, although most of the universities I applied to require AAB, I did apply to some which needed ABB-BBB. Here they are:
University of reading offers business management with marketing + study abroad, entry requirements ABB (but with EPQ could lower by one grade), they require a 5 in maths and english.
University of sussex offers marketing and management (there are other variations), entry requirements ABB but BBB if firmed, requires a 4 in maths and a good gcses (mainly 9-4).
These both rank quite well for business management (can't remember specific ranking but they are in the top 40 for business on complete uni guide).

Whilst researching for universities I also came across these as well:
Bournemouth, business management (marketing) 104 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two A-levels, 4 in maths and english.
Aston, business management, BBB or BBC (+epq B), requires 5 9-4 gcse grades and 4 in maths and english.

You should also check to see if you are eligible for contextual offers as these can also reduce the entry requirement.

Hope this helps! If you need any more advice feel free to message me any time :smile:
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Hi there,

Aston Business school is a good choice to study Business and Management. It is part of an elite group of business schools thanks to the triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. It is also internationally recognised by top accrediting bodies and independent rankings for the quality of teaching and the employability of graduates.

The Business and Management degree at Aston offers integrated placement years with an amazing careers team to help you on the way - allowing you to get stuck into a real business for 1 month to a year. As part of your degree, you’ll also be able to take up modules like law for business, Business psychology, and many more.

At the moment the minimum required GCSE Maths grade is C/4, so you should be fine. And the current A-level requirement is BBB for a standard offer. This may or may not change during your application cycle so make sure to double-check. You can find out more information on the Aston Business and Management BSc here.

Aston graduates with this degree have gone on to work at companies such as Samsung, Coutts, Amazon, Hewlett Packard, Santander, Chamber of Commerce, KPMG, Lloyds Bank, Google, Channel 4 and West Midlands Police.

I hope this has helped.

*Ethel
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Original post by Aston University
Hi there,

Aston Business school is a good choice to study Business and Management. It is part of an elite group of business schools thanks to the triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. It is also internationally recognised by top accrediting bodies and independent rankings for the quality of teaching and the employability of graduates.

The Business and Management degree at Aston offers integrated placement years with an amazing careers team to help you on the way - allowing you to get stuck into a real business for 1 month to a year. As part of your degree, you’ll also be able to take up modules like law for business, Business psychology, and many more.

At the moment the minimum required GCSE Maths grade is C/4, so you should be fine. And the current A-level requirement is BBB for a standard offer. This may or may not change during your application cycle so make sure to double-check. You can find out more information on the Aston Business and Management BSc here.

Aston graduates with this degree have gone on to work at companies such as Samsung, Coutts, Amazon, Hewlett Packard, Santander, Chamber of Commerce, KPMG, Lloyds Bank, Google, Channel 4 and West Midlands Police.

I hope this has helped.

*Ethel


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Hello!

If anyone is interested in doing a degree in Business Management, I've just been studying for 2 years at Arden University and I had a wonderful time. Here is a link to the course https://arden.ac.uk/our-courses/undergraduate/business-degree/ba-hons-business-management

For any provider check out their report with the QAA (a bit like Ofsted) and Teaching Excellence Framework report, both readily available online

Marc
Arden University Student Ambassador
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Southampton too!

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