Focus On: Business Professions

Find out all you need to know about studying Business Professions at North East Scotland College.

Student Stories

Find out what our students think about studying Business Professions at NESCol.

Careers

Business disciplines are sought after by employers in highly diverse industries and careers worldwide.

Courses

Gain the skills and knowledge required to succeed, with excellent progression routes and career opportunities.

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Business professions encompasses a huge range of areas. Whether you are an analytical problem solver or a more creative thinker, there is a course and a career to suit you in this field.

The skills gained from studying any of the Business Professions are required in every single industry, so opportunities for employment all over the world are vast. You will also gain transferable skills that will allow you to work across a range of business practices, including HR, management, consulting, and many, many more.

At NESCol, you will be taught by experienced staff who have worked in industry, and have a reputation for developing the skills and knowledge required for students to progress to university and into successful careers.

Student Stories

Find out what our students think about studying Business Professions at NESCol.

Jekaterina’s NESCol journey took her from studying ESOL to Business to Legal Services. She used the Degree Link pathway to achieve her BA (Hons) Law with Management from RGU and now works for Aberdein Considine.

Rob studied HND Media & Communication at NESCol before progressing into year 3 of BA (Hons) Public Relations at RGU. He now works for Total Media, an advertising agency in London.

Accounting students at our Fraserburgh Campus can take advantage of the unique partnership between NESCol and Johnston Carmichael. Kristy and Shannon are former students who are now working for the company.

Careers

Business Professions attracts highly motivated individuals with management potential and promising entrepreneurs of the future. Those qualified in business disciplines are sought after by employers in highly diverse industries and careers worldwide.

239,900

Jobs in Financial and Business Services

Business Management

Business Management courses could lead to the following careers:

  • Administrator
  • Trainee Administrator
  • Junior Admin Manager
  • Clerical Assistant
  • Personal Assistant
  • Management Consultant
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • HR Officer
  • HR Administrator

Accounting

Accounting courses could lead to the following careers:

  • Assistant Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Trainee Accountant
  • Legal Cashier

Legal Services

Legal Services courses could lead to the following careers:

  • Conveyancing Assistant
  • Legal Accountant
  • Legal Cashier
  • Paralegal Assistant

Communications

Media & Communications and Advertising & PR courses could lead to the following careers:

  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Social/Digital Media
  • Advertising
  • Market Researcher
  • Journalist/Writer
  • Editor (of print or online publications)

Statistics Source: Skills Development Scotland Sector Skills Assessment 2019

Courses

You will develop a broad knowledge of business operations and widely transferable skills. These can be put to use in everyday life as well as during your career – whether you continue on the path of a business role, or change your profession completely.

These skills include communication, analytical thinking, problem-solving, decision making, presentation, numeracy, initiative, innovation and project management.

Study in Aberdeen

Study Business Professions full-time in Aberdeen. Applications are open now!

Study in Fraserburgh

Study Business Professions full-time in Fraserburgh. Applications are open now!

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On Wednesday we’re hosting an online open session to provide all the information you need on opportunities in Business Professions. Our experts will be on hand from 3-5pm to answer your queries by email, through live chat and call-back. Complete the form below and we’ll make sure your query is directed to the right person to talk to. If you can’t join us on the day, we’ll get back to you at a time that suits.

Need help with your application?

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries. Contact them at any time on studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk, or use the live chat: Monday-Thursday 9am-4.30pm, Friday 9am-3.30pm.

Every Friday in June we will be running a live Application Workshop, where advisers will be on hand between 10am-12pm to answer your application questions!

Need help with your application?

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries. Contact them at any time on studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk, or use the live chat: Monday-Thursday 9am-4.30pm, Friday 9am-3.30pm.

Every Friday in June we will be running a live Application Workshop, where advisers will be on hand between 10am-12pm to answer your application questions!