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Course Info: Business Studies


Consistently one of the top 10 most popular degree subjects for Pakistani students, Business Studies and related courses combine excellent academic training with good career prospects working for a company as well as an entrepreneur and most importantly a general understanding on how businesses really work. If this is an option that appeals to you, our Hotcourses Pakistani editor, Umar, will expand the subject.

Being one of the ‘hot picks’ by students, you will find a large variety of course options you can choose from. Generally, a Business degree focuses on how organisations operate - what they do, their styles of management and their business strategies- and further examines the business functions of human resources, marketing, accounting and finance.

You will learn about theories, methodologies and applications related to the business world. Additionally, it provides a wide range of opportunities to develop your business skills, learning how to assess a wide range of business problems and policies and provide solutions accordingly.

The programme explains how business organisations are managed and operate by observing and applying an extensive variety of techniques together with simulations, problem solving and consultancy.

Why study Business?

These programmes will help build strong academic and practical skills to develop managerial expertise, which you can develop throughout your working life. Usually students who undertake the bachelor’s degree on Business Studies are willing to question and be proactive. They can adapt their aptitudes to work within their external environment.

Course Information

Usually, this course runs for 3 years full-time and 4 years part-time with a wide choice of selection for the modules according to the interests of the student in the 2nd and 3rd year, such as??? For example, some courses will lean more towards commerce or retail, while others will focus on tourism or international business.

Entry Requirements

Standard Grades: Mathematics at Grade 2, English at Grade 3, and a language other than English at Grade 3.

GCE A Levels: BBB. Mathematics AS or A Level strongly preferred.

GCSEs: Mathematics at Grade B, English at Grade C, and a language other than English at Grade C.

Additionally, you can opt for a business foundation course which will automatically grant a place in the undergraduate course depending on your final results. This course enhances your language and study skills and includes experience of group work and oral presentation in a supportive context.  At the same time, foundation courses help students settle in a different country and prepare them well for student life ahead at university.

Career Opportunities:

Business students will benefit with many key career skills such as communication, presentation, project management, team work, numeracy and research. Along with that, Business Studies graduates are highly valued by employers across the world.

Graduates often find career paths in many different areas including finance, marketing, HR, consultancy, and general management. Some of the most common positions are:

  • Marketing accounts manager
  • Purchases officer
  • Production and maintenance manager
  • Personnel and recruitment consultant
  • Retail manager
  • Broker.

Some of the best universities that offer Business courses are:


More information:

Read more about Study in the UK and how to apply to UK institutions by following the link.

Check our list of scholarships offered worldwide for Business and management students.

Read more about Umar’s experience through the Visa application process and how to get it right!

Find out more about Business studies and related courses offered in the UK and other study destinations by following the link.

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