How to choose the best business degree

Pearson Business School students

There are so many different business management degrees that it can be daunting deciding which course to study.




You’re probably asking yourself questions like:

  • Which business degree will I enjoy most?
  • What exactly is the difference between these degrees?
  • Which business degree will help me get a job?

Thankfully, these are common questions so we thought we’d provide some insight that we hope will help you to choose the best business degree.

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Business degree students at Pearson College London

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Which business degree will I enjoy most?

When you’re about to invest three years and thousands of pounds in your education it is vital that you choose a degree you’ll enjoy. You want to wake up every day excited about the challenges ahead – not dreading what you’ll be faced with.

The trouble is that this is a difficult question to answer because it’s so personal.

When you study at Pearson College London you will be studying under some of the most engaging and motivational university tutors. Whichever specific course you choose, you’ll get the same level of attention and assistance.

Our business management degree programs are all delivered from our central London locations, so you don’t have to worry about which campus you’ll be studying on or whether you’ll be stuck on the fringes. Our degrees are the best choice for anyone who wants to study business management in London as you have an unrivalled opportunity to explore the world’s greatest city.

When it comes to choosing a specific degree you need to consider the subjects you enjoy now.

All of our degrees require common skills – you’ll need to be numerate if you want to study business - but it’s probably not the best idea to study business management with finance if you don’t enjoy working with numbers!

If you’re creatively inclined and want to understand how big brands are built then a business management with marketing degree might be best for you.

Or if you want to use your degree to get the skills you need to start your own business then you might lean more towards our business management and entrepreneurship degree.

What exactly is the difference between these degrees?

To give you a better idea we’ve put together this at-a-glance guide to our range of degrees. It might help point you towards the best business degree for you:

Business Management

Great for a broad understanding of business. Our most popular degree, allowing you to tailor your degree as you go. Pick and choose the areas that interest you as you begin to learn more about them.

Business Management with Finance

Great for: understanding financial data – even if you don’t want a job as an accountant. Open the doors to a career in banking, investment, insurance, procurement.

Business Management with Global Industries

Great for: understanding how business is done around the world. Study specific industries and regions and even spend time studying and working overseas to get first-hand experience.

Business Management with Law

Great for: entering the law but equally valuable for anyone interested in contracts and agreements. Particularly popular with anyone looking to work in HR and finance.

Busienss Management with Marketing

Great for: understanding how businesses identify, attract and keep their customers. PR, digital marketing, comms, branding – the opportunities are endless!

Business Management with Entrepreneurship

Great for: not just understanding how to turn an idea into a full-fledged business, but doing it. The special self-managed module on this course gives you the time and focus to start your own business while you study.

Which business degree will help me get a job?

If a potential employer asks you why you studied a specific degree they’ll want to hear something about the passion you have for a topic or a desire to learn something new. They don’t want to know that you chose a subject just because it would give you the best chance of getting a job.

Our business degrees are widely respected and benefit from our unique position of being the only FTSE 100 company to offer degrees. Many of our students go on to wonderful jobs with large businesses, many work at SMEs and many start their own business. You can read their success stories here to get an understanding of how a degree from Pearson College London can help you open the door to the career of your dreams.

Interested in studying Business from within a FTSE 100 Company? Check out the Pearson Business School section of our website.