The 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 the BSc Management with Placement Year you will complete your work placement within your third year.
Term 1: Study four 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 2: Study two 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 eighth module.
Term 3: Revision and exams.
Terms 1 and 2: Study three core modules and five electives.
Term 3: Revision and exams.
Terms 1 and 2: Study one year-long core module, Critical Issues in Management, and seven electives.
Term 3: 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.
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.
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. Our pathways add 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
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 (current examples are: Investment Management, Derivatives and Risk Management, Global Issues in Marketing, Developing and Communicating Powerful Brands, Innovation Management, Building a Venture, Managing Strategy in the Digital Era and Artificial Intelligence in Business).
If you choose to study BSc Management with Placement Year you will complete your work placement within your third year.
Our new BSc Management with Placement Year course enables you to put your studies into practice while learning about a particular industry. Employers often look for workplace experience as part of their recruitment process and many make graduate offers to students as a direct result of placements so this can be a great way to kick start your career!
With established links to employers across all business sectors both in the UK and abroad, our dedicated CareersPlus team are on hand to support you through the process.
The advantages of taking a placement year
- Professional placements are valued by employers
- You have the chance to try out a career
- You can gain essential workplace skills
- You can potentially secure a graduate-level role
- You have the opportunity to gain an advantage in a competitive job market.
- You can begin professional training*
*Through our Undergraduate Partnership Programme you can start your professional ACA qualification on your placement year with the ICAEW by taking a 12-month work placement with an ICAEW member organisation. Depending on the organisation, you may also be able to take professional ACA exams during the placement which will form the first year of the ACA training contract. You can work in the UK or overseas, before returning to WBS for the final year of the course. The programme forms 10% of the overall degree classification.
Finding the right placement for you
As part of the BSc Management with Placement Year course, you will spend your third year doing a work placement and our CareersPlus Team will help you:
- Find the right placement
- Complete your applications
- Prepare you for interviews and assessment centres.
Whether you want to ask a question about writing applications or wish to explore your placement year options our dedicated careers team are here to offer their support both online and in person.
Through our online careers platform (which you gain access to once you enroll) you will be able to book onto workshops, webinars, and events which will give you an overview of all aspects of the placement year application process, from creating your CV to preparing for interviews and assessment centres.
The team can also help with your personal development such as how to make a great impression with employers, career decision making, and how to get the most out of your university experience when applying to placement year opportunities. Where possible, we will also help you to access advice from returning placement year students, our ‘Placement Pros’, to share their tips for success.
Improving your employability
Our undergraduate courses are designed to give you the skills you need to succeed in the business world. By completing our BSc Management with Placement Year course you can put your skills to the test and make your mark by demonstrating yourself as a stand-out candidate for future career opportunities.
Many of our students who have successfully undertaken a placement year have gone on to either secure a graduate role with the same company or elsewhere with another organisation.
Here are some examples of the companies our students have worked at while on their placement as part of their BSc Management course:
- BNP Paribas Personal Finance
- General Electric
- Pink Shirtmaker
- The Walt Disney Co.