You will study 4 core modules introducing you to the key areas of business.Term two
You will study 3 core modules and 1 elective where you can choose between Business Analytics, Digital Ventures, Management of Global Risks, or a language.
Revision and exams.
How you will be assessed
Throughout the course you will be assessed by a range of different methods including examinations, class tests, essays, reports, presentations and group work.
Foundations, Skills and Debates is a pivotal module for all first year students which supports the transition from formal education to the business school environmentFull details
Foundations, Skills and Debates is a pivotal module for all first year students which supports the transition from formal education to the business school environment. Engage with other students and develop essential WBS attributes that are not only fundamental for your time here, but sought after by top employers. You will work on creativity, presentation and teamwork skills as well as negotiation, complex problem solving and debate.
Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of financial and management accounting and its broad range of users.Full details
Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of financial and management accounting and its broad range of users. They will develop the ability to prepare financial information in-line with accepted accounting principles and understand the uses of accounting information as a business tool in decision-making, planning and performance assessment.
In this module you will compare and contrast the main sources of financing for a company.Full details
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 and long term.
Develop a range of appropriate analytical skills, including descriptive, graphical and elementary mathematical methods.Full details
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.
This module will provide you with the basic knowledge of statistics and probability.Full details
The ability to use and make sense of quantitative information is an essential skill for any student taking a business or management degree. Foundation of Data Analysis for Management provides you with the basic knowledge of statistics and probability.
After completing the module, you will be able to carry out analysis of data as well as be critically assess reported quantitative information. These skills are essential for any career in business and management.
Explore the historical emergence of large organisations, management and of the 'organisational society'.Full details
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.
Define markets and evaluate why markets exist.Full details
Define markets and evaluate: why markets exist; how corporations evolved; and how understanding customers and competition became key priorities for marketing and strategy decision makers.
In this module you will choose to study either Business Analytics, Management of Global Risks, Digital Ventures, or a language.Full details
Business Analytics is used by companies committed to data-driven decision-making. It is the practice of methodical and intelligent exploration of an organisation’s data to gain insight and drive business strategy and operational decisions. 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 these tools and techniques to solve real-life problems using case study material.
Management of Global Risks
This module enables you to recognise and understand differing forms of governance within a wider political environment of business activity and the constraints and opportunities this presents.
This module offers a broad perspective on digital start-ups and the role of digital entrepreneurship in the transformation of the business landscape. Students will develop an understanding of best practices in making digital ventures grow and of business value.
You will be able to choose between Chinese, French or Spanish.