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BSc (Hons) Business with Marketing

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Introduction to our Business with Marketing degree

Learn more about the business and marketing degree with our Course Leader Dr Chris Kerry

Study Business with Marketing at ARU

Get the edge on the competition and stand out with our Business with Marketing BSc (Hons) degree.

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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.

Why should I join a Business with Marketing degree?

You want to stand out from unqualified marketers. Our CIM accredited Business with Marketing degree in Cambridge will help you do just that.

With up-to-the-minute knowledge and skills, our course will help you to outstrip the competition and build up your business acumen as you learn from industry specialists with a wealth of practical experience. No matter which industry you want to work in, becoming a qualified marketer is a sure-fire way to stand out from the competition.

With this intel, the opportunity to take a placement year and a degree course that serves as a gateway to professional marketing qualifications, you’ll be ready to fast-track your business career and get a head start in the ever-changing world of marketing.

As part of the CIM Graduate Gateway programme, our Business with Marketing degree gives you the unique opportunity to gain a professional qualification or award alongside your degree.

We know that your future career is important and you want to build your CV. So we'll encourage you to grab every opportunity for real-world experience: there’s even the chance to study abroad for a semester – with funding on offer to help cover the costs.

With a career in marketing, a world of possibilities awaits you. You could go on to become a marketing manager, the go-to PR person running your own agency, or even find yourself as the name behind the development of a successful brand.

The world of business never stands still – join us and see where your talents can take you.

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Course features

As well as our extensive library and IT facilities, you can expect the following as part of your Business with Marketing degree:

  • fast-track to a professional Chartered Institute of Marketing qualification with our CIM Graduate Gateway programme
  • industry-specialist lecturers with a wealth of practical experience, teaching you in a supportive and encouraging environment
  • active collaborative learning which includes digitally supported learning with online screencasts providing background material to support face-to-face discussion
  • the opportunity to apply and enhance your skills with an optional placement year
  • study visits available in the UK and internationally.

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What can you do with a Business with Marketing degree?

The world of business never stands still and our BSc (Hons) Business with Marketing degree course is no different. Learning up-to-the-minute skills and knowledge as you study with us, there is a major focus on practical, hands-on learning to get you set up for a career in business.

This degree course will open the doors to a wide range of careers in the business sector and gives you the theoretical and practical knowledge you’ll need to work across a range of business areas. You may find yourself wanting to become a Marketing Manager, the go-to PR person running your own agency, or even the name behind a successful brand. At ARU, we’ll help to guide you towards realising your career goals.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us, of course. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters such as our Marketing MSc or our renowned Master of Business Administration MBA. With our Alumni Scholarship, you’ll even get 20% off your fees as an ARU graduate.

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 an ARU Certificate for Professional Development, 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.


“ARUCPD enabled me to challenge myself and my abilities. Throughout the module I increased my leadership skills and the experience with my mentor was a wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas and advice. I found the whole experience inspiring!”


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Placement year available

You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.

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