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BSc Management Degrees

The School of Management is dedicated to ensuring that our courses reflect a challenging and progressive approach to management theory.  This is complemented by our research-informed teaching that reflects current management and economic issues.

Our degree's strong foundation is built on these seven core elements of management:

  • marketing
  • human resources
  • international business
  • sustainability
  • entrepreneurship
  • accounting
  • information systems

All of these topics will be covered in your first year, providing variety and knowledge on which to base your future course choices.  Additionally the degree gives you the ability to select and change chosen specialist pathways up until January in the second year of your degree.

All undergraduate students will study the following core courses.  This provides you with a foundation of all areas of management theory :

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Interpreting Management
  • Economic and Social Foundations of Sustainable Organisations
  • Managing International Business
  • Markets and Consumption
  •  Accounting
  • Information Systems
  • Organisation Studies

You will be able to continue taking options across all areas of management, or develop a specialism by opting to take more courses in one area from the following:

Core courses:

The Global Economy


Optional courses (choose 6):

  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing Strategy in Context
  • Marketing Research
  • Digital Marketing
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Operations Management
  • Information Systems
  • Information, Communication & Society
  • New Venture Creation
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
  • Motivation and Performance
  • Managing Organisational Change
  • Modern Business in Comparative Perspective
  • Management & Environmental Sustainability
  • Business in Society

By your final year, you will be able to further develop your specialism through a greater number of optional courses:

Core Courses

 Organisations, People and Management in Practice 1&2

Optional Courses (Choose 6)

  • International Financial Accounting
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Integrating Management Practice 1
  • Integrating Management Practice 2
  • Emerging Markets
  • Asia Pacific Multinationals in Europe
  • European Business
  • Accounting for Corporate Accountability
  • Globalisation & Employment: The India and China
  • Experience
  • International HRM
  • The Individual at Work
  • Dissertation
  • Brands and Branding
  • Project Management
  • Global Marketing
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Strategic Finance
  • Strategies for the Information Age
  • Advertising & Communications
  • Clusters, Small Business & Int’l Competition
  • Managing Beyond Profit
  • E-Commerce
  • Small Business Management & Growth
  • Entrepreneurship: Theory & History
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship & Strategy
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • Ethical & Environmental Economics
  • Accounting for Sustainability
  • Corporate Governance
  • Sustainability and Leadership
  • Responsible Entrepreneurs
  • Ethical Marketing

Students taking a year to complete an industrial placement after the second year will then return to university to complete the final year.


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