Career Development

Four ways a business degree will prepare you for a successful career  

Looking to build a successful career? Let’s get down to business…

Business skills are essential in almost every job, across every single industry. And if you’re interested in qualifying for them, studying for a degree in business is a great way to gain the skills and experience you need to stand out to employers.

We spoke to The University of Law Business School, part of The University of Law, experts in developing career ready graduates in their chosen profession, to find out four ways a business a degree will prepare you for a successful career:

You’ll learn about real world business issues

A business degree isn’t just about theory and textbooks. It’s actually real life.

The University of Law Business School’s curriculum is based on real time business issues and developed with employers’ needs in mind, allowing you to gain insights into the latest issues affecting the business world.

By undertaking a business degree, you’ll develop core knowledge on the essentials of management, international business environments, leading change, corporate responsibility in a global context, strategic management, economics, and much more.

And, if you choose to progress onto an MSc (either online or classroom based), you’ll dig even deeper into the fundamentals of business – also studying areas such as the management of business operations, financial information for business decisions, and international marketing leadership, depending on the programme you choose.

You’ll go beyond a classroom

A business degree focuses on doing – meaning you not only learn core theory and develop academically, you also gain practical skills which can be applied directly to a job.

For example, with a degree at The University of Law Business School, your studies will span far beyond a lecture theatre.

Instead, teaching is delivered through small interactive workshops which closely replicate a business working environment.

You’ll also learn in a range of other settings, including inspirational speaker events, guest talks, workshops, career fairs and placement years, where you’ll be taught by the thought leaders and industry professionals of the business world.

You’ll build valuable business connections

The thought leaders and industry professionals you interact with on your course will then make up your business contact base.

Not only will you be taught by commercially experienced tutors with great links to the industry, you’ll also meet students from around the world – helping you to build and enhance your international network.

And with small class sizes, you won’t be limited on the amount of contact time you receive, giving you a number of opportunities to develop key business relationships.

What’s more, if you study with The University of Law Business School, you’ll have the chance to benefit from their network of connections, memberships, and accreditations, such as CMI, Natwest Group, Highways England and more.

You’ll gain the credentials employers want

In addition to teaching you the ins and outs of the business world and enabling you to practice your skills in a work environment, a degree will also make you stand out to employers and ultimately qualify for higher level (and higher paid) jobs.

But you won’t be expected to get there alone. Because business degrees at The University of Law Business School are developed with employability in mind, you’ll receive one-to-one sessions with a Careers Advisor throughout your studies, and benefit from their exclusive job vacancy database upon graduation.  

Completion of a degree at The University of Law Business School also enables you to progress onto a Masters degree (with CMI membership) – for free. And yes, you read that right.

So whether you choose to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level (or both), a business degree will arm you with the tools and connections you need to start a successful career.

Why study with The University of Law Business School?

The University of Law Business School offers undergraduate and postgraduate business courses covering a full range of business disciplines.

Not only has it been ranked first amongst universities for overall undergraduate student satisfaction in England in the 2020 National Student Survey, 100% of its Business School postgraduate students were also in work 15 months after graduating*.

And with access to worldwide connections in the legal and business sectors, studying with ULaw Business School will enable you to connect with prospective employers such as IBM, Lloyds of London and PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

More reasons to study with The University of Law Business School include:

  • Automatic free membership to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and a CMI qualification on completion of many of their courses
  • Access to entrepreneurial events, with guest speakers and mentoring support
  • One-to-one advice from a dedicated employability team
  • Fees support through a variety of means or merit-based scholarships and bursaries
  • Online and classroom and full-time and part-time study options available

Find out more

Interested in taking a business degree? Enquire now. 

The University of Law Business School offers undergraduate and postgraduate business courses covering a full range of business disciplines.

*2017/18 Graduate Outcomes data.

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