BSc

Business and Management

Key Facts

Code N122
  • Typical A-level offer

    BBC

  • 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
  • Modules
  • Employability
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Student Views

Overview

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.

Modules

Employability

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

What work experience opportunities exist at Aberystwyth University? 

Click here to find out about the various opportunities that our Aberystwyth University Careers team offer.

Enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and YES (Year in Employment Scheme) managed by our Careers department. 

Teaching & Learning

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the three year degree scheme.

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:
DMM

International Students

International Baccalaureate:
25 points overall

European Baccalaureate:
75% overall

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