Designed to give you practical and usable skills for both current and future employment roles, study is based around specific business-related issues within the context of cross-functional modules that develop communications, presentation, writing, analytical and critical-thinking skills.
This Business Studies course at University of Essex Online introduces you to a number of key and practical skills that can form the basis for ongoing career development. You’ll learn about the structure and dynamics of different types of organisations, understand different leadership and managerial approaches, become adept at analysing, evaluating and interpreting information and data and discover techniques to solve a range of business problems.
We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferable to the workplace.
A business studies certificate will equip you with a wide range of skills making you highly prized by employers in a variety of industries and professions.
The in-depth understanding our graduates gain in their studies has led to careers in areas as such as consultancy, human resources management, operations management, marketing, finance and accounting, as well as general management.
Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.
All of our online courses have an indicative study duration which is a guide to how long your course will take to complete. The actual duration may be longer or shorter depending on your speed of study, study options chosen and module availability. It’s possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times; however, minimum study durations do apply.
All of our courses have regular start dates throughout the year. Our academic year is organised into modules, typically with a one- or two-week break between modules and a structured three-week break for the Christmas period. Students will receive a course timetable during the application process.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
The CertCE Business Studies is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 60 credits.
For more information, please visit the programme website.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
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We believe that education should be accessible for everyone, so you do not need any previous academic qualifications to start our CertCE Business Studies course.
You will be allowed to start the CertCE Business Studies course and make an assessment of whether it is right for you during the first three weeks. You must pass your first assignment set during this time in order to continue with your studies.
If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0.
If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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