About the Course
This course will develop your business knowledge and skills, with the emphasis at all times being on rural business throughout the UK. You will study a range of up-to-date and relevant modules, giving you a real insight into rural business today while providing you with a range of transferable skills which are of vital importance to today’s graduates.
Through the specialist elective modules available (offered in addition to the generic business core) you will be able to tailor your studies to focus on your own particular sector of interest.
A summer work placement between the first and second year ensures that you will acquire practical and operational skills and knowledge. Some students have found placements overseas including in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Course Duration: 2 years if studied full-time.
Applicants must hold a minimum of 2 Scottish Highers (CC)/A-Levels (DE).
Year one introduces the key functions of management, marketing, human resource management and finance. Year two modules build on this and include further study of human resources, finance and economics. To meet the needs of employers you will also study advanced IT and E-commerce.
Field trips, guest speakers and practical activities are incorporated into modules, and full use is made of the wealth of knowledge held by the staff at SRUC, including specialist consultants. Each year there is the opportunity to take part in a study tour, visiting rural businesses.
Upon successful completion of this course, students may apply to join year three of SRUC’s BA/BA (Hons) Rural Business Management degree.