BSc Management

Programme structure

2025/2026 academic year

Our BSc Management course is extremely flexible. You can choose modules 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 a particular sector.

If you choose to study BSc Management with Placement Year you will complete your work placement within your third year.

Term one

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.

Term three

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.

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.

Full details
Accounting for Business

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

Full details
Foundations of Financial Management

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

Full details
Economics for Business

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

Full details
Foundations of Data Analysis for Management

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

Full details
Management, Organisations & Society

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

Full details
Principles of Marketing

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

Full details
Business Analytics, Management of Global Risks, Digital Ventures or a language

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

Full details
Terms one and two

You will study 3 core modules and 5 electives.

Term three

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.

CORE: Global Business Strategy and Sustainability

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

Full details
Entrepreneurial Mindset

Develop your entrepreneurial mindset, attitude and skills.

Full details
Operations Management

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

Full details
Elective modules x 5

Choose five elective modules from a range of subject areas.

Full details
Terms one and two

You will study one core module, and 7 electives.

Term three

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.

CORE: Critical Issues in Management

This module will present you with a range of contemporary business-related issues in the management of modern organisations.

Full details
Elective modules x 7

Choose seven elective modules from a range of subject areas.

Full details

Elective modules

These are indicative elective modules that may vary year-on-year.


  • Financial Reporting
  • Accounting for Sustainability, People, Planet
  • Advances in Management Accounting
  • Auditing and Accountability

Digital Business

  • Digital Business
  • Design Thinking for Digital Innovation
  • Artificial Intelligence for Business
  • Programming for Business Applications


  • Venture Capital
  • Decision Making in Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Law for Entrepreneurs


  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Investment Management
  • Banks and Financial Systems
  • Mergers and Acquisitions


  • Marketing Research
  • Global Issues in Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Consumer Behaviour

Strategy and Organisation

  • Work in the Digital Era
  • Managing Human Resources
  • International Business Strategy
  • Leadership

Other electives

  • Behavioural Economics
  • Managing People in a Complex World
  • Project Management
  • Images of Creativity
  • International Trade Law
  • The Economics of Wellbeing.


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.

If you decide to study a course pathway the core and elective modules that you study during your first year may count towards your pathway. There is lots of information, advice and guidance available in your first year to help you make your module choices. 

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:

  • Accounting
  • Digital Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing (CIM Accredited) *
  • Strategy and Organisation

*See exemptions below for more details

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


BSc Management and Marketing pathway

If you choose to study the BSc Management and Marketing pathways, you may be eligible for exemptions on The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) qualifications. 

Warwick Business School has developed strong links with CIM and our teaching content has been developed alongside CIM’s learning outcomes to ensure that course content is aligned to industry requirements.

Find out more about CIM's Accredited Degree programme.

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. 

Year abroad

Give yourself a head start in today's global job market by taking a placement year abroad as part of your studies.

You will have the opportunity to experience a different culture, improve your employability skills and build your global network in preparation for your future career.

Find out more.

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