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What to do if you haven't studied a Business course before starting your degree

Donally Gonsalves posted on

Are you planning on starting a a Business or Accounting course at Pearson College London but have never actually studied a business course before? Perhaps you feel that your knowledge is not where it should be before going in on the first day of your degree. No worries! Just read this blog to find out some useful tips on how to be prepared on your first day of your degree.


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  1. DON'T PANIC!!!. Firstly, there is no need to panic! There are plenty of students in your position. Not everyone has studied the course they go on to study at university. However, if you’re reading this blog, you must be interested in some aspect of it and therefore (hopefully!) excited by the prospect of learning something new. Remember, learning is a process, done best at your own pace. And our tutors are always there to help, so make sure you speak out when you don't understand something.

  2. NEWS NEWS NEWS. But in the meantime, while you’re waiting for your first day; there are tons of materials online that can give you a good understanding of business concepts. This could be as simple as keeping in touch with the news and being aware of what's going on in the world. This is especially useful for interviews and networking events,showing you keep in touch with what's going on in the world and not just what you are told in school. The Economist or BBC are great examples of websites that have the latest news available at the touch of a button.

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  1. LEARN OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM. Another great option is short online courses. a good starting ground could be places like Coursera or FutureLearn which are able to offer free courses on any topic that you find interesting. These are great because you have the option to purchase the certificate and put them on your linkedIn, helping you stand out from the crowd. These would also be able to fit around your other commitments through a flexible online classroom environment.

  2. GET AHEAD. A great way to stay ahead of other students that you would be studying with would be to look at the module that you would be studying and build your own reading around the topic. This could be looking up relevant journal articles to the topic, finding out what business concepts and ideas would go with the topic etc. There is plenty to do and explore while you’re waiting for the course to begin so get stuck in!

  3. BE PROACTIVE. A Lot of the students are often scared or shy away from going to academic talks and networking events but it is amazing how much you can learn from a talk by an industry professional or academic. There are loads in London and often advertised on popular networking sites like linkedIn, Facebook, or Eventbrite. This can be another great way to make contacts and network.


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If you follow these helpful tips and advice then you will be immersed in the world of learning and business before you even begin!. The first day you will only impress on your current knowledge and maybe even impress a few of your teachers.

To find out more about studying at Pearson College London, just get in touch: info@pearsoncollegelondon.ac.uk.

What to do if you haven't studied a Business course before starting your degree
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