Six reasons to add a business course to your Clearing list

Going through Clearing and wondering what to do next? Our business degrees could be a great option for you. 

Degrees in Management and general Business featured in the top ten most popular degree subjects in the UK, which was carried out by The Complete University Guide.

Here’s our top reasons to choose them this Clearing season: 

  • Transferable skills 

Studying business typically builds skills that can apply to any working role and your everyday life. 

From financial expertise to effective communication skills, analytical thinking, problem solving, presenting and decision making and many more, these skills will stay with you.  

Studying business is as much about ethics, as much as it is about making money, a great acumen to hold in challenging times. 

Whether you take a degree in marketing, finance, or general management, you will build attributes in demand for a wide range of roles. 

  • Keeping your options open. 

It might be a cliché, but business is everywhere. Studying a business subject like marketing, accounting or general management can mean career opportunities in so many fields. 

Careers that follow a business degree range from those in finance departments, investment, insurance, business analytics, human resource management, business consultancy, public relations and many more.  

Learning how a business operates will also help you to build entrepreneurial skills that could help you to launch your own venture. 

  • Salary returns 

According to recent data, business subjects offer promising career prospects and competitive salaries.  

Work transparency platform, Glassdoor shows that business graduates can expect an average salary of around £30,290 per annum, noted as ‘very high’.

Finance graduates can expect even more at £31,740. Marketing graduates are also at a respectable average of £29,400. 

And, as you move through your career you can expect significantly more. Recent statistics from SavetheStudent put Marketing, Sales and Advertising Directors as the second highest paid profession in the UK with PR and Communications Directors, Financial Managers, General Managers and Project Managers not far behind. 

  • Fast track to specialist qualifications 

Undergraduates with accountancy specialisms often go on to take professional qualifications while working in the field, such as certified chartered accountancy given by reputable business associations. 

Our business courses offer many exemptions from these exams, to help you qualify quicker. BSc Accounting and Finance at Kent is accredited by five accounting bodies: ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, CIPFA, CPA.   

Every exemption means one less exam to sit with a professional accounting body, making it easier to get into your career.  

Taking a BSc in Marketing which is accredited by CIM means you’ll gain qualifications through the CIM Graduate Gateway, highly sought after by employers. 

Our BSc Management and BSc Business and Management courses are accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) where you are eligible to gain the CMI Level 5 Professional Certificate in Management and Leadership.

  • Putting it into practice  

Our business courses come with practical work experience opportunities such as our Year in Industry.  

Learning the theory of business during your first and second years provides a perfect steppingstone for a successful and confident placement year where you can apply what you have learned and get a feel for your future. Students like Morgan (pictured above) who was given a great deal of hands-on experience at Microsoft and even offered a graduate role following his placement year. 

There is also the chance to either study at a university or work a placement on a Year Abroad, where you can gain experience of a different culture and be able to travel the world within your degree while learning the differences of business in other parts of the world.  

Students like Diya took her Year in Industry abroad and ended up working for the same business as an auditor in Europe.  

  • Triple accreditation

Business is a great subject to study in general, but taking it at Kent means you will study among the top 100 ‘triple crown’ business schools worldwide.

KBS has accreditation from European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and The Association of MBAs (AMBA).

The three official bodies ensure the business school is Triple Accredited, something that only one per cent of business schools hold worldwide.

Clearing opens on 5 July and ends on 18 October. If you’re taking your A level exams, you’ll be able to use Clearing from results day. 

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