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Undergraduate management courses

The School attracts intelligent and self-motivated students, who contribute to and benefit from a lively and stimulating academic environment.

The structure of all our degree programmes has the advantage of providing you with knowledge and skills in the core areas of management. Our specialist pathway degrees will enable you to pursue a deeper understanding of one of the core areas of management of interest to you, in addition to learning about key management theories.

Our overall approach to learning is to adopt a creative attitude to problem solving and decision-making. You will also acquire the skills and competencies necessary to enable you to research a topic and how to organise, analyse and interpret data. We strongly support Independent learning to help you in your future career.

The School of Management offers four single honours programmes: BSc Business and Management programme, which has formed the basis of our undergraduate teaching since 1994; and the BSc Business and Management with a Year in Business programme, which includes an industrial placement in the third year of study. Our Accounting and Finance programme and the Accounting and Finance with a Year in Business programme uses our established accountancy teaching and research, and also is accredited by several of the large accountancy bodies.  For a detailed breakdown of courses in this programme please see the tab above.

Your first year will provide you with an introduction to Management, through the study of seven core courses, plus one optional:

  • International Business
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Markets & Consumption
  • Organisation Studies
  • Interpreting Management
  • Information Systems
  • Quantitative Methods

In your second year, you will take six core courses, plus two optional courses;

  • Employability
  • Strategic Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Marketing Strategy in Context
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resource Management

In your final year, you will take two core courses, supplemented by optional courses;

  • Integrating Management: Business in Context
  • Integrating Management: Leadership

If you are taking the Year in Business course you will follow a similar pathway, as well as being offered support in finding a placement for the third year. During the placement year, you will be fully supported by the host organisation and the School. Placements typically last between nine and twelve months and are paid positions.

You will have the opportunity to put into practice elements of the academic management theory studied in first and second years. You will also gain an understanding of the day-to-day running of a company, an insight into the managerial skills needed in business, and experience of a range of practical work-based situations.

Assessment is through a combination of end of year examinations and coursework, as well as group projects and presentation assignments.

Specialism programmes enable students to gain a deeper understanding of a specific area of management, in addition to studying core courses that provide an overview of the key elements of academic management theory. Specialisms include:

All of these programmes can also be studied with the Year in Business.

Assessment is through a combination of end of year examinations and coursework, as well as group projects and presentation assignments.

Joint Honours

If you are a Joint honours student you will spend half your time in each department. For Management and Spanish (BA), the School of Management is the home department, which means that you will be assigned a Personal Tutor to help you deal with any administrative issues.

For the following courses, the School of Management is not the home department, so you will be required to register with the other department:

Minor Honours

If you are taking management as a minor subject you will spend three quarters of your time studying the other subject, and you will take only one management course a year. Minor honours courses are;

You should view the Mathematics web page for more information about these departments.

The BSc Accounting and Finance covers key elements of the theory and practice of accounting and finance  including management accounting, finance, taxation, law,  auditing and financial accounting and reporting, in addition to related elements of management.

Your first year will provide you with an introduction to Management, through the study of six core courses, plus one optional course:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Quantitative Methods
  • International Business
  • Information Systems

In your second year, you will take six core courses, plus two optional courses;

  • Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting for Performance and Decision Making
  • Corporate Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Employability

In your final year, you will take four core courses, supplemented by optional courses;

  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Management Accounting for Strategic Analysis
  • Investment Management
  • Ethics for Accounting and Finance

If you are taking the BSc Accounting and Finance Year in Business course you will follow the same pathway and will be offered support in finding a placement for your third year. During the placement year, you will be fully supported by the host organisation and the School. Placements typically last between nine and twelve months and are paid positions.

You will have the opportunity to put into practice elements of the academic management theory studied in first and second years. You will also gain an understanding of the day-to-day running of a company, an insight into the managerial skills needed in business, and experience of a range of practical work-based situations.

Assessment is through a combination of end of year examinations and coursework, as well as group projects and presentation assignments.

 

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