Business and Management

Our management degrees:

  • combine rigorous theory with real-world relevance, drawing on the latest case studies from our own research;
  • have a strong international dimension;
  • feature a wide choice of optional units, allowing you to personalise your degree.

Why study Business and Management at Bristol?

At Bristol we offer you a challenging yet supportive learning environment. We will help you become an innovative and resilient graduate with the confidence to find creative solutions to organisational problems.

You will be taught by academics and management practitioners who are experts in their fields. Our courses are current and exciting, informed by internationally renowned research.

Current members of the department have expertise in:

  • business ethics and sustainability;
  • group dynamics and learning;
  • internationalisation of business;
  • marketing;
  • innovation and digitisation;
  • organisational culture, values and organisational identity;
  • strategic management;
  • third-sector and non-profit management.

Your final year at Bristol may include a dissertation based on a piece of original research. Many students choose a theme that matches their personal career interests, and use their dissertation to showcase their talents to prospective employers at interview.

We equip you with skills to support you in your dissertation, such as research design, use of interviews and surveys, data collection and data analysis.

We offer opportunities for our students to engage with employers through our Faculty Professional Liaison Network. Initiatives include a professional mentoring scheme, visiting speakers from relevant organisations, student visits to companies, student internships, and student consultancy projects with external partners. These opportunities provide an excellent chance to improve employability and explore different career paths.

What kind of student would this course suit?

Our management courses will be of interest to you if you are considering a career in business or in the public or not-for-profit sectors, and want to retain a broad and balanced approach to your studies.

There will be lots of opportunities, as the course progresses, to tailor the course to reflect your personal interests. You will benefit from an international dimension to your studies, as a member of the vibrant and diverse student community here at Bristol.

You will also enjoy studying management with us if you like a variety of approaches in your learning.

How is this course taught and assessed?

We use a range of teaching methods. As well as lectures introducing new material to a large group of students, we run exercise lectures demonstrating the application of material. Our small-group teaching enables valuable interaction and discussion with tutors and peers.

You will prepare assignments during the year and receive feedback to help you learn from your work. Degree classifications are determined primarily by examinations, although some units include a coursework element as part of the final assessment. You may also complete a dissertation.

What are my career prospects?

With a combination of relevant theory, analytical skills and quantitative techniques, a degree in management from Bristol will equip you for a career in any sector.

Many of our students join graduate management schemes in both the public and private sectors, while others opt to study at master's level or pursue professional conversion courses for law or teaching. Bristol is a hub for startups, and some of our graduates go on to create and run their own businesses. Others have pursued careers in management consultancy, marketing or HR.

Recent graduate employers include Accenture, Amazon, the NHS, JP Morgan and PwC.

Find out more about what our students do after graduating.


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