BSc Management

The 2018/2019 academic year

Year one:

Terms one and two: Study 10 core modules that that will introduce the key areas of business.

Term three:  Revision and exams.

Year Two:

Terms one and two: Four core modules and six electives. You can choose to specialise in either finance or marketing by selecting the relevant elective modules in years two and three, your transcript on graduation will reflect this, adding even more value to your degree when applying for work in either sector.

Term three: Revision and exams.

Year Three:

Terms one and two: One double weighted core module, Critical Issues in Management, and eight electives.

Term three: Revision and exams.

How will I be assessed? 

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

Work placement 

Extend your degree by a year and carry out a work placement in your third year. We do not organise work placements, however our dedicated CareersPlus team will provide support in making your applications. You would typically work for a company such as IBM or Microsoft in a consulting role.

Your year working should improve your confidence, provide you with a more developed knowledge of business, and improve your personal skills ready to put into practice for your final year at Warwick.

Study Abroad

We also 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.

Year 1

Core Practice

CORE (Creative, Organised, Reflective, Enterprising) is an essential module for all Year 1 students. This module aims to help support your transition into the business school environment, by developing your learning style, build your employability skills and encourage personal reflection. Develop your WBS graduate attributes in an open space, virtual and traditional lecture setting.

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.

Operations Management

Consider four aspects of Operations Management: 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.

Business Planning

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Year 2

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, Politics and Corporate Accountability

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 x 6

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.

Year 3

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 x 8

In your final year, 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.

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