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 study 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 modules will also include interactive workshops and online learning materials such as videos, podcasts, or reflective journals that you will need to complete.
You probably already know that we are experts in face-to-face teaching, and we hope that in the 2021/2022 academic year we will have returned to this as the normal mode of delivery. However, while Covid-19 continues to affect all of us, we have been able to draw on the expertise we built up on our world number one Distance Learning MBA (Financial Times' Online MBA Ranking, 2020). Therefore, where social distancing measures are required, we are able to move the larger classes/lectures online. If local restrictions are applicable and students are required to study fully online for any period, we are able to deliver the same standard of teaching and course content as you would face-to-face and you will receive the same opportunities for support academically, from our fantastic WBS CareersPlus team, Personal Tutors and Programme Team. Please contact our Undergraduate Recruitment Team if you have any questions.
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.
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.
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.
We have an international research-active faculty specialising in a wide range of business and management areas. They offer a wealth of knowledge alongside our Professors of Practice, industry-experts who can back up the theory with their practical insights and experience.
Here are some of the academics you may study with depending on your chosen modules: