BSc (Hons) Business and Management

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Develop the skills and abilities to succeed in business and management, and explore wider social, political, and ethical issues, with our brand-new degree course in Peterborough.

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Business and management is an incredibly broad and varied field. By studying at ARU Peterborough, you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to analyse and solve problems – and forge ahead in your career.

We’ll cover 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 will enable you to apply a commercial mind-set to sustainable business practice.

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.

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Be the first

Be one of the first students at ARU Peterborough, a brand-new university with a focus on your employability. We’ve developed our courses in collaboration with regional businesses – so you can be sure you’ll graduate with the skills employers need.

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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

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.


A Business and Management degree prepares you for careers in a range of industries, in the UK and internationally.

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

You may start your career in specialist, supervisory or first line management roles – 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.

Our free Employability Service will help you take practical steps to follow your chosen career path , secure jobs, and work experience, or even start your own business.

Throughout the course, we’ll also encourage you to reflect on your strengths and areas for development, and to build your skills and experience in preparation for employment.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to stay at ARU with postgraduate courses on the horizon for ARU Peterborough. You could also study for a Master’s degree such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at ARU in Cambridge.

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.

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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