Business and Management

Key Facts

Code N122
  • Typical A-level offer


  • Course Length

    3 Years

Further details on entry requirements

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The BSc in Business and Management within the Aberystwyth Business School will prepare you for the perfect introduction to a career in the business world.  This degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA). Our teaching experts will guide you through areas of marketing, operations management, finance, accounting, strategy and human resource management, entrepreneurship in addition to the range of cutting-edge specialist modules. This degree is engineered for a student who wants to excel and succeed to the top level of global business management practice. 

90% student satisfaction for our Business and Management degree scheme (NSS 2016)
Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Business (NSS 2016)

Aberystwyth Business School: 90% student satisfaction (NSS 2016)

96% of undergraduates from the Aberystwyth Business School who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)

  • Overview
  • Course Content
  • Employability
  • Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • Student Views


Why study Business and Management at Aberystwyth University?·         

  • Taught in the state-of-the-art Aberystwyth Business School
  • Insight into the world of enterprise
  • An understanding of the impact of changes in the business environment e.g. economic events

Gain knowledge in the following

  • changes in accounting practices
  • changes in the regulatory and legal environment
  • marketing decisions
  • business strategies

On completion of this degree you will possess;

  • Abroad understanding of management in practice
  • In-depth knowledge of trade and commerce in both the public and private sector
  • A solid grasp in the complexity of management challenges and the combined impact of the economic, financial, human and legal issues that managers deal with. 

Our Staff

Students at the Aberystwyth Business School are taught by lecturers and other teaching staff who are active researchers and expert practitioners in their chosen subject area.

Over 75% of full time members of teaching staff are qualified to PhD level. Most are currently research active, meaning that students benefit from being taught ‘new’ knowledge in their chosen field of study as well as recognized literature. The School also employs part-time and full time staff devoted purely to teaching. Many part-time staff combine teaching duties with consultancy and business activities, ensuring that students have access not only to up to date research but the latest applied knowledge.

Course Content

Welsh medium modules available

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

Year 1 Core (60 Credits) You must pass a minimum of 100 credits overall to proceed to Part 2

Semester 1

Marketing Principles MM10120
Managing Finance MM11400

Semester 2

Managing Finance MM11420
Management And Marketing Skills And Analysis MM11520

Year 1 Options This CORE MODULE is offered bilingually: choose your preferred language. You must pass a minimum of 100 credits overall to proceed to Part 2

Semester 1

Introduction To Management MM11000

Cyflwyniad I Rheolaeth MR10500

Semester 2

Introduction To Management MM11020

Cyflwyniad I Rheolaeth MR10520

Year 1 Options This CORE MODULE is offered bilingually: choose your preferred language

Semester 1

Business Environment MM11200

Cyflwyniad I'r Amgylchedd Busnes MR10600

Semester 2

Business Environment MM11220

Cyflwyniad I'r Amgylchedd Busnes MR10620

Year 1 Electives You must take 20 elective credits

Year 2 Core (100 Credits) You must pass a minimum of 100 credits to proceed to year 3.

Semester 1

Financial Strategy AC33010
Management Information Systems IL32410
Firms, Markets And Pricing MM33220

Semester 2

Organisational Behaviour MM33120
Operations And Innovation Management MM33620
Management Research Methods MM33920

Year 2 Options This CORE MODULE is offered bilingually: choose your preferred language

Semester 1

Marketing Management MM30120

Rheolaeth Marchnata MR30720

Final Year Core (20 Credits) You must take

Semester 2

Business Leadership And Corporate Responsibility MM34220

Final Year Options This CORE MODULE is offered bilingually: choose your preferred language

Semester 1

Human Resource Management MM33520

Rheolaeth Adnoddau Dynol MR33520

Final Year Options This CORE MODULE is offered bilingually: choose your preferred language

Semester 1

Business Strategy MM34020

Strategaeth Busnes MR34020

Final Year Options This CORE MODULE is offered bilingually: choose your preferred language

Semester 1

Independent Research Project In Management, Marketing And Tourism MM35000

Semester 2

Independent Research Project In Management, Marketing And Tourism MM35020

Prosiect Ymchwil Mewn Rheolaeth, Busnes A Marchnata MR35020

Final Year Electives You must take 40 elective credits

Semester 1

Work Experience MM38000

Semester 2

Strategic Marketing MM30320

Marketing Case Studies MM31220

Small Business Management And Entrepreneurship MM32220

Contemporary Issues In Management MM34520

Work Experience MM38020


What can I do with a degree in Business Management?

Our graduates have entered and are successful in a number of sectors; 

  • Chartered accountancy
  • Investment Banking
  • Insurance
  • Underwriting 
  • Risk Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Retail Management 
  • Distribution and Logistics Management
  • Sales Executive
  • Health Service Management 
  • Fashion Industry

What skills do I obtain from this degree? 

Studying our degree in Business Management will equip you with the following skills;

  • Understanding of organisational behavior and structure 
  • Improved numeracy skills and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data
  • Deep understanding of the causes and effects of economic and other external changes
  • The ability to communicate clearly in a written and spoken form
  • Effective problem solving
  • Analytical and creative thinking skills
  • Decision-making
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Time-Management and organisational skills
  • Self-motivation and self-reliance

Year in Employment scheme (YES)
The University operates a Year in Employment Scheme (YES), which offers you a fantastic opportunity to take a year out between your second and third year to work in an organisation in the UK or overseas. YES provides a very rewarding and worthwhile experience, both personally and professionally, and can help you to stand out from the crowd in a very competitive job market. The University’s Career Service will help you to explore your options and secure a suitable work placement.

GO Wales
GO Wales is administered by the University’s Career Service, working with local businesses to create paid work placements of a few weeks’ duration for students. It gives you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience which will enhance your CV and make you more attractive to potential employers.

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

What will I learn?

In your first year you will discover; 

  • Fundamental principles of management
  • The dynamics of the modern business environment 
  • The use of financial and accounting information in management decisions at operational and strategic levels
  • Marketing principles

In your second year you will explore; 

  • The organisational behavior and theory 
  • Theories and techniques of operations management
  • Market structures and pricing strategies 
  • The skills, analytical tools and techniques to identify and address problems and opportunities in business management and marketing 

In your third year you will study;

  • The business strategy and how it functions both internally and externally to the business environment 
  • Human resource management 
  • The understanding of current management thinking from both practical and theoretical perspectives
  • A compulsory independent research project which will give you the opportunity to specialize in a particular aspect of business management and marketing 
  • Optional modules are available to allow you to direct your learning and preferred specialism

Student Views

Business & Management provides academic insight to firm behaviour within internal and external business environments enabling individuals to fully comprehend the wider context of operations within a global context in an informative yet interesting manner. It’s diverse as it examines a variety of business topics. Students get to experience economics, accounting, and marketing providing a sound grounding in wide variety of business areas that may be extended in the second and final years. The modules set individuals in good stead for understanding a variety of business functions. Andrea Jane Phillips

The course has been a great deal of help for me and has given me confidence within marketing and business, particularly when we worked as business consultants for Aber Town Trader within Marketing Case Studies. It gives us an insight for future work and is great work experience for students. Marketing Communications last semester was also a very interesting topic as we learnt and analysed different communications that companies use within marketing in order to reach their target audience and potential customers. These opportunities have been great and good to put on CV as experiences! Dwynwen Medi Evans

Studying Business and Management at Aberystwyth University has enabled me to develop my understanding, and better appreciate the world in which we all live and work. With a limited understanding of Business and Management prior to studying, I have benefited greatly from this course, and the ability to select and choose which route I best want to follow. Through a range of in-class and interactive learning sessions my passion for the subject has flourished. The degree has fuelled my desire to pursue education to the next level in order to ascertain a more thorough understanding of the business environment. Peter Hamilton-Gray

Entry Requirements

A Levels BBC

GCSE requirements (grade C min):
English or Welsh, Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:

International Students

International Baccalaureate:
25 points overall

European Baccalaureate:
75% overall

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