Careers in Business and Management
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Studying for a level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma in Business opens a range of career opportunities leading to a variety of University degree programs. This course can offer many routes of career opportunities in many different industries, including Careers in Business Management. Below details what a business and management course is.


Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements and you don’t need any previous qualifications to take this course. Applicants do need to be 19 and over and reside in the UK (students studying abroad will need to prove they have a UK postal address).


Course details

With AOLL there are online activities, written assignments and no exams as an alternative route without studying A Levels. This business Diploma is a great choice for learners who require flexible learning. Study is 1 to 1 tuition with personal tutor support. Through this enterprising course, students are provided with a thorough understanding and knowledge in key and varied principles of business management.


Subject Area

Learners studying this Diploma will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and practical skills through a range of subject areas including:

Management | Business Structures | Communications | Finance | Marketing | IT in Business | Customer Services | Human Resources | Leadership | Economics | Law


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Where can Access to Business take me?

A business management course teaches a range of administrative, marketing or even accounting tasks, how to work closely with a team and develop skills to manage a business or organisation successfully. A business management course offers units in: Exploring Marketing Concepts; Communications; Business Structures; Customer Service; Developing a Business Plan; Finance for Business; Organisation Structures; Principles of Leadership; International Trade and Development; Using the Internet for Business; UK Economic Environment; Consumer Law; The Formation of a Contract.


Future opportunities to study Business Management further

At university, a Bachelor’s degree in business management could include the following: Four-year program that teaches the overall management of a business, including risk management and strategic management. Students in this program pick a specialisation to focus on, such as: marketing, entrepreneurship or real estate.

Master’s degree in business management: Two-year program provides higher level coursework on management and leadership topics as well as chosen specialisation.


How much do Business Managers earn?

Client services managers can earn £41K* on average a year and are responsible for developing and implementing customer service procedures and training staff to follow the established guidelines.

Project Managers earn £56.3K* and organise, plan, direct and coordinate business projects and are responsible that all projects are completed according to deadline, budget and company goals.

(*according to as from February 2022)


Typical employers

Industries as diverse as chemicals, utilities, fashion, health, grocery and construction all require functional managers with a clear understanding of systems, efficiency and operational issues. Opportunities exist in management and analysis roles with employers in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Graduate training schemes offered by large employers frequently focus on commercial roles. Many give experience in several departments but others encourage specialisation from the outset.


Interesting examples of well-known business entrepreneurs

Sharon White, the first black person to become a Permanent Secretary at the Treasury is now the chair of John Lewis Partnership. She is regularly in the top ten of most influential business women in the magazine, Powerlist and became Dame Sharon White for her public services in 2020.

Alan Sugar, aged 21 set up Amstrad with £100 of Post Office savings. He started off selling radio aerials for cars and other electrical goods out of a van which he had bought for £50 and insured for £8. The name of the company was formed from his initials: Alan Michael Sugar Trading. In 2021, his fortune was estimated at £1.21bn.


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Payment Options

The cost of the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Professions) is £1236, and can be paid in monthly instalments from £103 per month over 12 months with 0% interest. Or discounted price at £1186 (£50 saving) when paid in full upfront.

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