Study a Business and Management Degree in the UK

Business and management programs are available at the undergraduate and postgraduate level at our partner universities throughout the UK. These programs are among the best in the UK and offer students a world-class education.

Going to the UK for any degree has a range of benefits, including shorter, affordable degrees (so you’re saving money on tuition and accommodation and entering the workforce sooner), international experience which enriches both your education and your university experience, and an invaluable chance to travel and learn about the world and other cultures while earning an internationally respected degree.

Business is a varied degree—as varied as the types of business and operations that it takes to run them. Each course will be slightly different and allow a student to pick the aspect of business that interest them the most for their studies and future career. Business is a field of study that opens up a variety of different careers. In particular, our partner universities offer a range of specialties for both undergraduates and postgraduates, which include but aren’t limited to the following:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Retail Management
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Festival and Event Management
  • Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business and Management
  • Leadership
  • MBA
  • Project Management
  • Organizational Psychology

Undergraduate Study

Undergraduate students undertaking a degree in business or management in England and Wales will take just three years to complete their degree (four years in Scotland) with the option at many universities to spend an additional “sandwich year” either working in their chosen industry or studying abroad—a valuable option for a business degree, which can also help with future employment and to narrow down your own interests. There are a range of flexible, hands-on, and rigorous academic programs with excellent links to industry to help you pursue your goals even after you finish your studies. In particular:

  • Durham University is ranked number 6 in the UK by the Complete University Guide for Business and Management studies. Durham offers a range of different business-related degrees with excellent placement contacts for each
  • The University of Exeter is a top 5 program for Business and has recently spent 24 million pounds renovating their business facilities!
  • The University of Nottingham is ranked by the Economist as having a top 100 business school in the world

Postgraduate Study 

Postgraduates spend just 12 months earning their master’s degree in the UK. Students can expect academically rigorous degrees with many universities offering the chance to take advantage of placement options and real-life, hands-on final projects in your chosen field. The UK is also an excellent center for business and would be an excellent option for those wanting to study international business or to pursue a career with an international focus after their studies:

  • The University of Essex offers a Business Analytics course, which addresses an area that is becoming more and more important—understanding and working with “big data” and how to turn statistics into good business
  • Hertfordshire offers a dual award program called Global Business where students spend half the year at Hertfordshire and half the year in either Germany, Russia, France, the USA, or Spain. This results in two master’s degrees in Business from both universities.
  • Newcastle academic Pauline Dixon, professor on MA International Development and Education, did a TEDx talk. Check it out!

If you don’t see your field of interest anywhere above, just let us know! The UK is known for its range of niche and specialty programs, so you can be sure that UK universities offer just about any course of study. We can certainly help you find one that’s right for you!


The following Across the Pond partner universities offer degrees in business and management:


University of Aberdeen, Edinburgh Napier University, University of Stirling, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow


Aberystwyth University, Swansea University


Durham University, University of East Anglia, University of Essex, University of Exeter, University of Hertfordshire, University of Kent

Lancaster University, University of Leeds, University of Leicester, University of Lincoln, University of Liverpool, Newcastle University, University of Nottingham

Oxford Brookes University, University of Reading, University of Sheffield, University of Southampton, University of Winchester, University of York

Brunel University, King’s College London, Kingston University, Middlesex University, Queen Mary, University of London, University of Roehampton, Royal Holloway University of London