We will introduce you to Warwick with an induction programme to familiarise you with our teaching methods, and with WBS and the University. Throughout your first year you will attend modules with other WBS students from either one of the single honours degrees or a joint degree to widen your social and academic network.
In Year 1 you take ten core modules, all of which are compulsory.
In Year 2, you will study four core modules and six elective modules of your choice. This allows you to specialise in areas such as marketing, strategy, operations, finance, accounting, human resources, and entrepreneurship.
In Year 3, you choose eight elective modules from a wide range of subjects and also complete a double core module: Critical Issues in Management.
As well as choosing elective modules offered at WBS you can take modules from other departments such as Economics, Psychology, Law and languages.
Throughout, you will be assessed by a mixture of formal examinations, essays, reports, case study analysis and group work.
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Explore the basic concepts, theories and context that underpin and influence accounting and its development. Learn to record and summarise accounting transactions and events, to integrate and understand the impact of accounting adjustments into the accounting records, and prepare and present financial statements.
Economics for Business
Apply analytical techniques to real world problems, especially in the business context, gain an understanding of fundamental concepts in micro and macroeconomics; and develop a range of appropriate analytical skills, including descriptive, graphical and elementary mathematical methods.
Quantitative Analysis for Management 1
Examine basic probability and statistical concepts, and explore realistic problems using case material and making use of Excel to analyse data sets. Apply the concepts and techniques to fully understand how they are used in practice.
Management, Organisations & Society
Explore the historical emergence of large organisations, management and of the 'organisational society'. Be introduced to key social science concepts for understanding Management, Organisation and Society. Learn about topics such as: motivation, knowledge and learning, leadership and change, culture, and identity.
Markets, Marketing & Strategy
Identify and evaluate why markets have arisen and the importance of oligopolistic models of competition. How the corporation came into existence and how consumers and competition became key priorities for strategic decision makers.
Foundations of Financial Management
Critically appraise the value added by a capital project by calculating the present value of expected future cash flows, and estimating the cost of capital. Describe how inflation and tax impact project appraisal. Compare and contrast the main sources of financing for a company. Explain the importance of financial planning over both the short term and long term.
Consider four aspects of Operations Managment: design operations, delivering operations, directing operations and the link between operations management and operations strategy. This module looks at the challenges that organisations face in effectively and efficiently managing their operations.
Quantitative Analysis for Management 2
Extend your understanding of probability and statistical concepts and further develop your competence in the use of a variety of quantitative tools and techniques. Apply the quantitative tools and techniques to solve real-life problems using case study material.
New for 2014, CORE (Creative, Organised, Reflective, Enterprising) Practice is core for all Year 1 students. It has been designed to complement, challenge and enhance students’ subject pathways though exposure to real world and interdisciplinary perspectives, and at the same time, developing the necessary skills for creative and innovative approaches in 21st century business practice.
Try your hand as an entrepreneur in a group exercise. Gain an understanding of the problems and opportunities inherent in establishing a new businesses and learn how all the things you have learnt so far fit together. Reflect on the entrepreneurial process, team dynamics, and your own personal development.
Global Environment of Business
Understand the business responses of global firms to the features and influences of the business environment. Appreciate the importance and impact of political, economic, social and cultural factors. Read, analyse, and compare different theoretical perspectives on globalisation, convergence and varieties of capitalism, strategic management, and the role and influence of multinational corporations in both the developed world and in developing countries.
Governance & Social Environment of Business
This module explores the changing role of business in global society. We discuss how businesses are affected by and affect many of today's challenges, such as, but not limited to: poverty, environmental sustainability, corruption, and human rights. The module follows an interdisciplinary approach blending insights from management studies, political science, sociology, and international law.
Global Integrative Project
Develop a critical understanding of major trends and issues in Global business. Increase your understanding of how global firms analyse their business environment. Experience and develop an understanding of multi-disciplinary management. Using an international issue based assignment/project develop project management, decision making, teamworking, and business research skills.
Economics of Strategy
Understand fundamental concepts in micro and macroeconomics, as relevant for the study of strategic decisions of firms. Develop a range of appropriate analytical skills, including descriptive, graphical and elementary mathematical methods used in the economic analysis of strategy. Develop your capacity to apply analytical techniques to real world business problems and strategy choices.
Elective modules x6
In Year 2 you will choose six elective modules from a range of subject areas such as: marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship, human resources, customer service management, industrial relations, law as well as accounting and finance. Alternatively you can choose from modules offered through other University departments such as Economics or a language.
Critical Issues in Management
This double module will present you with a range of contemporary business-related issues and problems in the management of modern organisations with a particular focus on situations which are relatively unstructured and where there is no "one right answer". You will work in syndicate groups to deliver presentations or critically discuss the presentations of other groups.
Elective modules x8
In Year 3 you will choose eight elective modules from a range of subject areas such as: marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship, human resources, customer service management, industrial relations, law as well as accounting and finance. Alternatively you can choose from modules offered through other University departments such as Economics or a language.