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 across our other degree courses to widen your social and academic network. Lectures are typically larger classes and you will usually take two hours of lectures per subject per week. Smaller seminars, usually one hour per subject per week, are designed to allow you to discuss related topics in more detail in a supportive environment. You will be expected to prepare work in advance for your seminars and carry out around 15-20 hours of independent learning per week.
However some of our more creative modules will include interactive workshops and online videos, podcasts or reflective journals that you will need to complete.
You will be guaranteed a place with one of our partner business schools in Europe, Canada or Latin America. The flexibility of our year abroad allows you to choose whether you would like to study, undertake a work placement or a combination of the two. We do not organise work placements, however our dedicated CareersPlus team will provide support in making your applications.
An integral part of your year abroad will be to attend a compulsory seminar. This three-day seminar will provide the opportunity to reflect on your year-abroad and support you in preparing for the two assignments that make up 10% of your overall degree. In addition, you will work in groups on a case study that relates to the city in which the seminar is taking place. Previous seminars have been based in Venice and case studies have included The Rialto Market and Venice in Peril.
Some of our modules are assessed by group work. You will work in small groups with students from different backgrounds typically producing a report and creating and delivering an assessed presentation. Collaborating with students from across the world will help you to prepare for working in teams within a global environment, and also for your year abroad.
Your support network
Our faculty are known to be highly accessible. You will be allocated a personal tutor to support you throughout your degree with both academic and pastoral issues. All faculty have student support and feedback hours when they can be approached to help if you wish to understand a topic better, or just want to discuss what you have learned.
We have an international research-active faculty specialising in a wide range of business and management areas. They offer a wealth of knowledge alongside our Professors of Practice, industry-experts who can back up the theory with their practical insights and experience.
Here are some of the academics you may study with depending on your chosen modules: