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BSc (Hons) Business and Management

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Studying Business and Management at ARU Peterborough

Develop the entrepreneurial skills and abilities to succeed in business, and explore wider social, political and ethical issues, with our Business and Management degree course at ARU Peterborough.

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We're the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year. We've also been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a reflection of the outstanding education we offer our students.

Are you in Year 12? You could join us for a real taste of life as a Business student with our free residential experience this July. Places are limited – find out more and apply for our Amplify Your Summer Business and Law Programme in Cambridge or Chelmsford.

Build the knowledge and skills you need to analyse, solve problems, and lead teams so you can forge ahead in your career in this incredibly broad and varied field.

While studying at ARU Peterborough, you’ll cover all of the important aspects of business and management, including organisational structures, objectives, and performance, to enable you to add value quickly in a variety of business and managerial roles.

The course also will enable you to apply a commercial mindset to sustainable business practices.

You’ll explore the strategic importance of human resource and people management, as well as contemporary issues such as globalisation, sustainability, entrepreneurship and innovation, social responsibility, diversity, ethics, and risk management.

You’ll also become adept at using communication and information technology effectively for business.

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60 Second Seminar

Parminder Summon, Senior Lecturer Practitioner in Business, explains how leaders should behave in turbulent times in this 60 Second Seminar.

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Career support from day one

Study at ARU Peterborough and:

  • attend business events, seminars and talks
  • make connections with local employers
  • benefit from ongoing careers and employability support

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Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • benefit from a Personal Development Tutor from day one, who's there to support you throughout your time at university
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.


Our Business and Management degree will prepare you for a career in a wide range of industries, in the UK and internationally.

As a graduate, you’ll have a strong business knowledge base and broad skillset, and feel confident about identifying solutions to many problems.

You may start your career in a specialist, supervisory or a first line management role – and work in sectors as diverse as financial services, logistics, hospitality, and construction.

At ARU Peterborough, our focus is on preparing you for the professional environment in a global business world.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us as you might decide to stay on and complete a postgraduate course. You could study for a Masters degree such as the MSc International Business Management or MSc Supply Chain Management at ARU Peterborough.

Employability and personal career development

Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.

To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.

Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.

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Graduate Capitals

To help you stand out when competing for a job after you graduate, we've developed the ARU Graduate Capitals. This is a set of six attributes, valued by employers and industry, that we integrate into our courses and help you develop, so you’ll have life-long career-skills.

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Life in Peterborough

Study in the heart of Peterborough, a historic yet thriving city that's a great home for students. ARU Peterborough is easily accessible by public transport, making it ideal for you to live and study locally.

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Do you have a question that we haven't answered so far? Talk to our application experts. You can also ask our Student Ambassadors about life at ARU.

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