BMW launches degree programme

Applications are now being accepted by Oxford Brookes University for a new degree programme developed in partnership with the BMW Group.

The BSc (Hons) Business and Automotive Management is a specialist course within Oxford Brookes University Business School, specifically for those who wish to pursue a career in the automotive sector.

During the four-year programme students will spend their first year of the course studying at Oxford Brookes and the second year studying at OTH Regensburg, Technical University of Applied Sciences, Germany. The third year will be spent in work placement at BMW Group Plant Regensburg and MINI Oxford plant for six months each. The fourth and final year of study will be at Oxford Brookes.

Dr Tony Gibbs, head of the department of business and management at Oxford Brookes University, said, ‘Our Business School is known internationally for its learning and teaching and Oxford Brookes has an outstanding track record for producing employable graduates.

‘I am delighted to be able to offer prospective students this unique and exciting opportunity to study with Brookes, BMW Group and OTH Regensburg which will, no doubt, lead to interesting career opportunities for the graduates.’

Commenting on the new undergraduate course, Bob Shankly, HR director for BMW Group Manufacturing in the UK, said, ‘Employers today are working far more closely with universities and colleges to ensure courses better reflect the skills and knowledge actually required in the workplace. We’re delighted to have had the opportunity to develop this new degree in collaboration with Oxford Brookes and look forward to welcoming the first students on the course.’