BSc Management

Programme structure

2022/2023 academic year

Our BSc Management course is extremely flexible. You can choose in your second and final year to study one of our course pathways in Digital Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Finance or Marketing which will be reflected on your transcript upon graduation, adding even more value to your degree when applying for work in the sector. If you choose to study BSc Management with Placement Year you will complete your work placement within your third year.

Term one

Study 4 core modules that will introduce the key areas of business such as accounting, and marketing. You will take exams for Term 1 modules in January.

  Term two

Study 2 more core modules and then choose between Business Analytics (required if you choose to study the Finance pathway), Digital Ventures, Management of Global Risks, or a language for your 8th module.

Term three

Revision and exams.

How you will be assessed

Throughout the study programme you will be assessed by a mix of examinations, essays, reports, case study analyses and group work.

CORE: Foundations, Skills and Debates

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.

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Accounting for Business

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of financial and management accounting and its broad range of users

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Foundations of Financial Management

Compare and contrast the main sources of financing for a company.

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Economics for Business

Apply analytical techniques to real world problems and gain an understanding of fundamental concepts in micro and macroeconomics.

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Foundations of Data Analysis for Management

This module will provide you with the basic knowledge of statistics and probability.

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Management, Organisations & Society

Explore the historical emergence of large organisations, management and of the 'organisational society'. 

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Principles of Marketing

Explore, define and evaluate the key principles of marketing within the world of business.

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Business Analytics, Management of Global Risks or Digital Ventures

In this module you will choose to study either Business Analytics, Management of Global Risks or Digital Ventures.

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Terms one and two

Study 3 core modules and 5 electives.

Term three

Revision and exams.

How you will be assessed

Throughout the study programme you will be assessed by a mix of examinations, essays, reports, case study analyses and group work.

CORE: Global Environment of Business

Understand the business responses of global firms to the features and influences of the business environment.

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Entrepreneurial Mindset

Develop your entrepreneurial mindset, attitude and skills.

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Operations Management

Analyse the challenges that organisations face in effectively managing their operations,

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Elective modules x 5

Choose five elective modules from a range of subject areas.

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Terms one and two

Study one core module, Critical Issues in Management, and 6 electives.

Term three

Revision and exams.

How you will be assessed

Throughout the study programme you will be assessed by a mix of examinations, essays, reports, case study analyses and group work.

Critical Issues in Management

Gain an understanding of business-related issues in the management of modern organisations.

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Elective modules x 6

Choose six elective modules from a range of subject areas.

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Course pathways

We have developed our course pathways to enable you to focus your studies around a particular subject. Each pathway has been developed to build your knowledge within that subject area and upon graduation, your recognised pathway will be added to your transcript adding real value to your CV when starting your career.

Pathway modules start in Year 1 with the Term 2 elective, and there is lots of information, advice, and guidance available to help you make your choice. Our Module Fair in Term 2 showcases a wide range of information for each pathway, and all of our elective modules, with academic and student guidance complementing our online materials to help you throughout the Module Application process.

We offer pathways covering the following subjects:

  • Digital Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing

In your second year, you will really start to specialise in your chosen topic, and in your final year you will have access to advanced level specialist modules such as:

  • Investment Management
  • Derivatives & Risk Management
  • Global Issues in Marketing
  • Developing & Communicating Powerful Brands
  • Innovation Management
  • Building a Venture
  • Managing Strategy in the Digital Era
  • Artificial Intelligence in Business

Teaching methods

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. You will usually take two hours of lectures per module per week. Smaller seminars, usually one hour per module 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. Some of our more creative modules will include interactive workshops and online videos, podcasts or reflective journals that you will need to complete.

Online platform my.wbs

Our unique online learning platform my.wbs houses all of our teaching materials, spaces for interactive quizzes and forums and online classroom: wbsLive. Easy to use, my.wbs enables interaction in live lectures, discussions and syndicate groups. It also allows students to track their progress, test themselves, submit assignments and to connect with other students and academics. 

Collaborative learning 

Some of our modules are assessed by group work. You will work in small groups with students from different backgrounds typically producing a report, or 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, this can also be beneficial if you decide to complete a work placement or year abroad as a part of your undergraduate studies. 

Study Abroad

We support student mobility through study abroad programmes and all students have the opportunity to apply for an intercalated year abroad at one of our partner universities.

Your support network

We take the wellbeing of our students very seriously. You will be allocated a personal tutor to support you throughout your degree with both academic and pastoral concerns. 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. 

You could also get involved in the Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC). The SSLC are forums in which students can voice their opinions about their time at the University of Warwick and WBS, make suggestions for improvement in areas such as teaching and feedback, and work with WBS to enhance the experiences for the whole student body. Each course elects Course Representatives at the beginning of the academic year. You will be informed via my.wbs of how to get involved in the SSLC. You can find out more about the SSLC by reading our student blog