LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS.
Interested in learning about business organisation, policy, strategy and management? Maybe you’ve got a specific interest in marketing, advertising, finance or human resources?
Whether you’ve got a specialism in mind, or just know you want to be successful in business, we can help you discover where your talents lie and match you to a pathway that’s ideal for you.
"I've just finished my degree and I'm about to start working for a company that helps children with disabilities. It seems like such a short time ago I was starting my Level 2, and now here I am nearly 7 years later with my Level 2 & 3 Business qualifications under my belt. I wouldn't have got here without the support of the Business team, which continued even after I was no longer a student. Thank you MK College! "
- Kalin Storch
"My work experience opened the door to my career"
Mykenlande Dorasin secured a job as a Marketing Assistant before she completed her qualification.
“I advise everyone to make the most of work experience opportunities because it’ll give you clarity in your career choice. I wouldn’t have been sure about what direction I want to go in if it wasn’t for this opportunity. I went into my work experience with People in Flow (a HR consultancy company) with an open mind. I didn’t know that such a great opportunity was waiting for me!
I was given tasks such as recording videos for podcasts, conducting research on potential clients, and getting involved in projects with the marketing team. I must’ve had a good impact because they offered me a position with them.”
I WANT A CAREER IN BUSINESS
So you're ambitious, you like to be in charge and you're determined. That's perfect to pursue a career in business! Our business courses are focused on specific pathways in human resources or finance. Once you’ve gained base knowledge and experience through your college study, the opportunities in business are endless. Whichever pathway you choose, you’ll develop the entrepreneurial skills and confidence to craft your career in pretty much any industry you've got your eyes on.
YOU COULD BE:
Business Executive Marketing Manager Human Resources Director Financial Advisor Economist
I WANT A CAREER IN MARKETING, EVENTS
OR TRAVEL & TOURISM
From managing events, to international business, to developing a marketing campaign, you will refine your general business skills to specialise in a career within marketing, events or travel and tourism. Learning from experienced tutors, you will come to understand how to apply your skills and knowledge to international business and to the travel and tourism industry.
YOU COULD BE: EVENTS MANAGER SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER MARKETING MANAGER TRAVEL AGENCY OWNER
Don't just take our word for it. Here are some stats from the industry to show you we mean Business.
Let’s talk about next steps
Once you've completed your Advanced (Level 3) qualification, there are lots of different options open to you. What you choose to do depends on your goal - have you got your mindset on a certain specialism, or do you want to develop more technical knowledge first? Your options are:
Take what you've learnt on your course and apply it to a role within the industry, where you will experience life in the workplace a few days a week, as well as continue to learn in college.
Got a specialism in mind? This is your perfect chance to study what you love further - whether it's human resources, marketing or event management, your Advanced (Level 3) qualification will give you UCAS points to apply to university. Explore the Undergraduate courses available at MK College here.
You could search for an entry-level position with a company, where you will take the next step on your career journey or even unleash your entrepreneurial streak and explore setting up your own business.
Meet Molly & Bea, who are both studying a Digital Marketing apprenticeship. Find out more about their experience, and why they chose apprenticeships.
Intermediate or Advanced?
You may have seen our courses split up into Intermediate and Advanced. Here's the lowdown on what they mean...
This level of study is equivalent to Level 1 & 2.
This will offer you a dedicated support system to prepare you for progression. You will develop your knowledge, skills and confidence in your chosen specialism, encouraged by your tutors and peers. Your experiences will enable you to decide what you want to do next, whether it’s an apprenticeship or an Advanced (Level 3) study programme at College, you will discover the wide range of options open to you.
This level of study is equivalent to Level 3.
Put your passion for your chosen subject into action with a variety of work experience opportunities. You’ll put your skills and knowledge to the test by taking on work experience in your chosen industry, getting an insight into what life in that career will be like. You’ll develop your learning at College, taking full advantage of our industry-standard facilities. Professionalism is a must for advanced programmes, as you will be making contacts and opening doors for yourself which could lead to something extraordinary.
This level of study is equivalent to Level 4, 5 & 6, and is only for people who have already completed an Advanced (Level 3) qualification (BTEC or A Level or equivalent).
Take your career to the next step with undergraduate qualifications, from HNCs to BA Degrees. Focus on your specialism, developing advanced technical, practical and research skills to prepare you for a fulfilling and successful career. With expert lecturers, small class sizes and access to facilities mirroring industry, get ready to become an expert in your chosen field.