Business and Management

Pursue your passion and advance your skills to build a limitless corporate career.

Pursue your passion and take the first steps to develop a career in Business and Management. Learn the skills you need to respond to the ever-evolving global business industry and build a limitless corporate career. Studying a Business and Management will provide you will a wide variety of skills that are in high demand in organisations across the world. 


Business and Management explained

Business and Management are all key components of how businesses are run day to day. As a major employer in the South of Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway College knows only too well the challenges that businesses today face, particularly with the rapid changes and developments across many industries.  

Studying a business or management course, you will be taught various subjects that encompass a broad scope of topics to help shape your career. Business courses will give you a taster of the various departments that work together to run a successful business, such as Marketing, Finance and HR. By developing an understanding of these various aspects of a business, it allows you to specialise in any area that may interest you or develop a foundation of skills to begin your own business. 

Megan Callaghan – Business & Administration Student

This qualification will help me when I move into my new manager’s position within the Business Continuity. My assessor support me throughout even when I had self-doubt, I would highly recommend this course to anyone.

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Why pursue a career in Business and Management?

  • Location Independence – With a career in Business and Management you have the freedom of choosing where you want to work, whether you want to set up a local business or if international travel is your passion, there is endless possibilities. As skills in these industries are extremely transferable and in demand, you have the freedom to pursue your passion anywhere in the world.  
  • The opportunity for specialisation – If you enter the Business and Management fields, there are plenty of opportunities to specialise or switch jobs mid-career. Follow your interests and specialise in a subject such as Marketing, Finance or HR to build a career that you will love.    
  • Job security – Skills learned in our Business and Management courses have high levels of job security because they are in demand. Whether it is a large tech firm or a small salon, all businesses need aspects of business expertise to operate and thrive.   
  • Opportunity to be your own boss – Whether you want to work 9-5 in an office or you if want to freelance and work around your lifestyle needs, studying a Business or Management course can give you the opportunity to do either. Have the freedom follow your entrepreneurial spirit and build your own business to work around your commitments.  
  • Opportunities for advancement – Careers in business and management often offer more opportunities for advancement. With advancement in the industry comes salary increases and opportunities to challenge yourself and excel.   

Where Business and Management can take you

Take a look where a qualification in business and management could take you.  

Career Options  

As more than 1 in 3 college leavers go on to find employment1, a qualification in Business, Management & Accounting could lead to the following careers: 

  • Business Advisors – Provide specialist information to support and coach businesses to see the potential in improving their operations. This could include financial advice, scaling up and growing, changing the business model completely, or all of the above. This role has the opportunity to be worked remotely, as an employee or be self-employed. Average starting salary between £25,000 – £30,000  
  • Management Accountants – Work within companies to manage their finances. Often, they are researching and analysing the business’s financial accounts including spending, payroll, and profits. Management Accountants then use their own initiative to develop financial policies and systems based on evidence collected and present this to the business. Average starting salary between £27,000 – £30,000 
  • Business Administrators – Directs the daily operations of an organisation and supervises its finances. Often possessing excellent organisational skills, business admins provide administration support, manage the organisational data and provide information to assist staff and customers. Business Administrators are often employed by a company and can work either remotely or in an office. Average starting salary between £20,000 – £25,000  
  • Corporate Investment Bankers – Provide companies a variety of financial services for every type of business. Investment bankers have exceptional numerical and analytical skills in order to strategically manage corporate and financial prospects. Corporate Investment Bankers must have good knowledge of the financial market to advise decisions to help guide the business to achieve their goals. Average starting salary – £30,000 – £40,000  
  • Business Development Managers – Find business opportunities for companies to optimise their functionality. Business Development Managers help develop business and marketing strategies and draw up contracts with clients. Average starting salary £22,000 – £25,000  

Onward study  

As more than 1 in 3 college students who graduate with an HNC or above go on to university study2, a qualification in Business or Management could lead you to the following degree options:  

  • Degree in Business Management  
  • Degree in Marketing Management   

Professional Membership  

Students studying and graduates with a qualification in Business or Management can become members of various professional membership associations such as the Chartered Association of Business Administrators. Such memberships can help students get further insight into the industry and offer further benefits such as: 

  • A supportive network of professionals in the industry.  
  • Access to expertise, resources, and support. 
  • Guides, access to events, and competitions.  
  1. based on SFC College Leaver Destinations report 19-20  ↩︎
  2. based on SFC College Leaver Destinations report 19-20  ↩︎

Course Entry Requirements

The entry requirements to study on Business and Management courses vary depending on which course you select. Some courses such as our Business HND require you to have already completed the HNC Business course, however there are some entry level courses such as our Introduction to Business, Enterprise & Technology that do not have any formal entry requirements, for these all that we ask is that you: 

  • You demonstrate a keen interest in the subject area 
  • You attend an entry interview and present yourself well 
  • You have a positive learner reference – if you’ve studied with us before. 

For courses with formal academic entry requirements, we offer a number of routes in – from studying the qualifications that allow you to progress to offering alternative options.  

All Courses

Choose the course for you and click through to find out more and apply: 

*Courses listed above are available as at time of publishing. Availability is subject to demand and some courses may stop accepting applications or be withdrawn at any time.

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Learning Environment

Our modern computer labs offer a learning environment in which students can thrive and develop the skills needed to progress their career. Our fantastic facilities paired with the support from qualified staff ensure students get the best possible learning experience throughout their studies.