This course is designed for students wishing to embark on a professional career in business and management. It will help you develop analysis and evaluation skills which can be applied to real-world situations. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the various functional areas of business, including management, marketing, human resources, finance and operations management within a global context. You will also be equipped with the skills required to be successful in business, such as entrepreneurship, digital literacy, collaborative working and communication skills. Having completed this course, you will be able to effectively apply a range of management and business theories and practices in an entrepreneurial and innovative manner. All students have the opportunity to take an optional placement year which provides valuable workplace experience and significantly improves your employability on graduation. In addition, during your studies you will have the opportunity to meet with business practitioners through guest lectures and other special events. The course offers you the option of specialising in your final year by opting for a bracketed award in one of the following areas: Economics; Enterprise, Finance; Human Resources and Marketing; Sport Management. This degree can also be used as the basis for postgraduate study in more specialist areas. For example, the Business School has a MA in Human Resource Management which builds on the Human Resource elements within the award. You may also study Business as part of the following joint awards: BA (Hons) Business and Accounting; BA (Hons) Business and Finance; BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management; BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management.