Is it for me?

To be successful in this sector you will need excellent organisational and communication skills, be able to solve problems and make informed decisions under pressure, be commercially aware and able to lead and motivate others.

Our facilities

You'll study this subject full time at Bede Campus or as an apprenticeship, you will have access to Specialist classrooms, industry-standard Sage Software, new employer hub and Virtual reality environment. 

Career ready

We work with the following employers to help you gain real work skills: Unipres (UK), Saggezza, Sky, Leighton Group.


of our business students progressed to employment or further study.*

*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)


Last year 87.2% of our students secured a place at university.*

*2018 SC destination data

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for business students including:

  • Specialist classrooms and access to industry-standard Sage Software.

Find out more about our Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

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Study Business as an Apprenticeship

Why maths skills are important in the business sector 

You will use maths skills everyday in the business sector to:

  • to forecast sales 
  • to understand accounts 
  • to calculate costs and pricing 
  • to analyse financial information 
  • to measure profits 
  • to negotiate deals 
  • to calculate budgets. 

Why English skills are important in the business sector 

You will use english skills in the business sector to:

  • to negotiate with clients 
  • to deliver presentations 
  • to understand information quickly and accurately 
  • to speak appropriately to a diverse range of people 
  • to write clearly and concisely 
  • to influence others 
  • to develop good working relationships 
  • to network. 


What are the career prospects like? There will be 109,108 jobs in Business & Enterprise in the region in 2027 (NE).

Careers could include: Business Adviser, Economist, Financial Manager, IT Consultant, Product Manager, Retail Manager or Officer Manager.

There are currently 3,217 Management Consultant and Business Analytics employed in our local region and they earn £34,008 a year.

Sales Accounts and Business Development Managers

Sales accounts and business development managers plan, organise and undertake market research to meet the requirements of an organisation’s marketing and sales policies.

Medium Salary

£ 41976

15684 people employed as Sales Accounts and Business Development Managers in the current year.

Business and Related Associate Professionals

Job holders in this unit group advise on the effectiveness of an organisation’s procedures, systems and methods and perform other business and related functions.

Medium Salary

£ 23823

4356 people employed as Business and Related Associate Professionals in the current year.

Business Sales Executives

Business sales executives provide advice to existing and potential customers, and receive orders for specialist machinery, equipment, materials and other products or services that require technical knowledge.

Medium Salary

£ 26544

4496 people employed as Business Sales Executives in the current year.