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The Mathematics with Business & Management Degree (G1N1) at Aberystwyth University will develop your appreciation of advanced mathematical and statistical techniques and their application in the key areas of business. The Mathematics with Business & Management Degree utilises the expertise of the Department of Mathematics and the School of Management and Business to offer you a highly relevant and stimulating programme which is very attractive to employers in a diversity of fields. In addition to the specialist mathematical and analytical skills you will acquire through your Mathematics with Business & Management Degree, you will also gain a broad range of transferable skills which will serve you well in any career. Expand the sections below to discover more...
The Mathematics with Business & Management Degree is a major/minor scheme meaning that you will spend two-thirds of your time studying Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and one-third studying Business and Management in the School of Management and Business.
Why study Mathematics with Business & Management at Aberystwyth?
Our Mathematics courses are accredited by the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), the UK’s learned and professional society for mathematics and its applications. The IMA exists to support the advancement of mathematical knowledge and its applications and to promote and enhance mathematical culture in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, for the public good.
Mathematics has been taught at Aberystwyth since the foundation of the university in 1872, making it the oldest Mathematics department in Wales. Despite our heritage we have continued to innovate ensuring that the degree schemes we offer will provide you with the best Mathematics degree you can possibly obtain.
The Department of Mathematics maintained its position as one of the best departments in Wales in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). The department returned almost 90% of our staff, the highest proportion of any Welsh mathematics department. Results show that 1 in 8 of our research outputs are world leading, and more than 60% are either world leading or internationally excellent. All of our research and the impact it has outside universities, was judged to be of international standard.
100% of our 2014 Maths graduates were in employment or further study 6 months after graduating. 71% were in professional work or graduate level education, above the UK av
erage for the subject (DLHE 2014). This reflects our investment in innovative and strategic, student-focused employability initiatives which encompass all our academic institutes and which we firmly believe are likely to improve our employability ratings still further.
The 2015 National Student Satisfaction survey results show high levels of satisfaction amongst Mathematics and Statistics students, with 84% reporting satisfaction with the quality of the teaching they received, and 92% satisfaction with learning resources (5 points above the UK average for the subject).
The Department of Mathematics offers a number of modules taught through the medium of Welsh. Further details may be obtained from the Department.
The School of Management and Business has an excellent reputation for the quality of its courses and for the success of its graduates across a wide variety of careers and contexts. Our lecturers are actively engaged in academic and policy-oriented research and consulting. Many have a business, as well as an academic, background allowing us to inform you of the latest developments in your subject and pass on a practical awareness of the contemporary business environment. Our programmes are supported by visiting speakers who also bring their professional expertise to the classroom.
Teaching in the School of Management and Business is underpinned by research. Our academic staff publish their work in leading academic journals and regularly act as consultants to a range of organizations. We have significant strengths in areas such as entrepreneurship, human resource management, international business and operations and supply chain management. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) assessment the university was placed in the top 50 institutions for research power and intensity. It submitted 77% of eligible staff and 95% of the university's research was of an internationally recognised standard.
100% of our 2014 School of Management and Business graduates were in employment or further study 6 months after graduating (DLHE 2014). This reflects our investment in innovative and strategic, student-focused employability initiatives which encompass all our academic institutes and which we firmly believe are likely to improve our employability ratings still further.
The 2015 National Student Satisfaction survey results show significant improvement in many areas of our students' satisfaction. Students on courses in the School of Management and Business have reported high levels of satisfaction with the quality of teaching they received and with the learning resources to which they have access.
We have arrangements with many partner universities overseas to deliver short academic programmes (2 weeks) to small groups of management and business students (on a self-funding basis), to enable you to experience the impact of the cultural environment when conducting business abroad. We currently have partner universities in India, China, Russia, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and Brazil and our portfolio of countries is rapidly expanding.
Most lecturers in the Department of Mathematics are qualified to PhD level and are research active. Many have a postgraduate teaching qualification.
Students at the Aberystwyth University School of Management and Business 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.
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 (80 Credits) Mathematics (Major): The following modules are core
Coordinate And Vector Geometry MA10110
Further Algebra And Calculus MA11010
Mathematical Analysis MA11110
Differential Equations MA11210
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
Year 1 Options This CORE MODULE is offered bilingually: choose your preferred language
Year 2 Core (30 Credits) Mathematics (Major). The following modules are core.
Real Analysis MA20110
Year 2 Core (40 Credits) You must pass a minimum of 100 credits to proceed to year 3
Firms, Markets And Pricing MM33220
Organisational Behaviour MM33120
Year 2 Options Mathematics (Major). 50 further credits must be taken from level 2 Mathematics and Mathematical Physics modules.
Final Year Core (20 Credits) You must take
Business Leadership And Corporate Responsibility MM34220
Final Year Options This CORE MODULE is offered bilingually: choose your preferred language
Final Year Options Mathematics (Major). A minimum of 70 credits must be taken from Level 3 Maths modules and another 10 credits from Maths Level 2/3 modules.
A degree in Mathematics with Business & Management will prepare you for such career options where specialist numerical skills and logical and analytical thought are in high demand. These include working for organisations such as the Office of National Statistics and the Meteorological Office, but career paths such as accountancy and banking, risk analysis and actuarial work, finance management, investment analysis, information technology, research and lecturing are also open to you. Your minor in business and management will be valued in any industry, and opportunities for management and analysis roles will exist with many employers in the private, public and voluntary sectors.
Studying for a degree in Mathematics with Business & Management will equip you with a range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. These include:
• research and data analysis skills
• enhanced mathematical and computational skills
• effective problem-solving and creative thinking skills
• a thorough grounding in information technology skills
• the ability to work independently
• time-management and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines
• the ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form
• self-motivation and self-reliance
• team-working, with the ability to discuss concepts in groups, accommodating different ideas and reaching agreement
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.
What will I learn?
In the first year, you will follow a clearly defined pathway through the study of core disciplines, including algebra and calculus, coordinate and vector geometry, probability, mathematical analysis, differential equations and statistics. You will be introduced to the key issues associated with the study of management and organisations, with emphasis placed on the application of theoretical concepts to real-life situations. You will also become acquainted with the dynamics of the modern business environment and the main forces largely responsible for shaping it.
In the second year you will study real analysis, complex analysis, and linear algebra. You will be introduced to the fundamental principles of effective human resource management, and will gain a detailed understanding of organisation theory and organisational structure. You will also choose from a range of optional modules in Mathematics.
In the third year you will be able to direct your own study and specialise further by choosing from a wide range of elective modules in Mathematics. You will study business strategy and how it functions within the wider internal and external business environment, and will examine the importance of management and strategic decision-making within organizations.
How will I be taught?
You will be taught through a complementary set of teaching and learning methods and approaches, ranging from formal lectures, seminars and tutorials to practicals and problem-solving classes, and individual and group-based project work.
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, presentations, reports and examinations.
You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice.
You will also have the opportunity to complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP) at Aberystwyth. This is a structured process of self-appraisal, reflection, and planning, which will enable you to chart your personal, academic and professional development throughout your time at university. By recording your academic performance, and highlighting the skills you already have and those you will need for future employability, the PDP portfolio will equip you with the necessary tools to plan effectively, develop successful approaches to study, and consider your future career options and aspirations.
Maths is a great course with really friendly and approachable lecturers. The content is always really interesting, but challenging to the right extent. The whole department works effectively to offer all the facilities needed to gain a good degree. Jennifer O'Neil
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. Peter Hamilton-Gray
UCAS Code: G1N1
Tariff Required: 280 - 320
Entry Requirements: Mathematics grade B (for higher points offer) or grade A (for lower points offer) GCSE: Grade C in English or Welsh. Grade C in Mathematics.
Course Length: 3 Years