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The world of enterprise is constantly adapting and evolving. The impact of changes in the business environment in terms of economic events, changes in accounting practices, changes in the regulatory and legal environment, marketing decisions, and the development of business strategies can make the difference between success and failure for a company. BSc Business and Management, within the Aberystwyth Business School, is perfect preparation for your career in the business world. Our expert academics will guide you through areas of marketing, operations management, finance, accounting, strategy, human resource management and entrepreneurship - in addition to a range of other cutting-edge and specialist modules. The degree has been engineered for a student who wants to excel and succeed to the top level of global business management practice.

Course Overview

Why study Business and Management at Aberystwyth University?

At Aberystwyth Business School, you will learn how to respond to these events by developing your knowledge of essential elements of business including human resource management, organisational behaviour, business strategy and operations, marketing, and business data analytics. Our team of expert academics will develop your understanding of management in business, trade and commerce in both the public and private sectors. During the course, you will develop awareness of the challenges facing management, and the combined impact of the economic, financial, human and legal issues that managers deal with on a daily basis. You will also develop the skills to analyse management issues in relation to company priorities, external factors, and current good practice.

Opportunities for Business and Management students at Aberystwyth include:

  • working with businesses in the local community and further afield to develop your practitioner skills to support your academic development
  • learning from lecturers who have a wide range of business and management experience and research interests which are integrated into your learning.

After completing this degree you will possess:

  • a broad understanding of management in practice
  • an 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 leaders encounter.
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 September start - 2024

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.


Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Data Analytics AB15220 20
Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance * AB11120 20
Fundamentals of Management and Business * AB15120 20
Understanding the Economy AB13120 20
Marketing Principles and Contemporary Practice * AB17120 20


Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Corporate Governance, Risk and Ethics AB21320 20
Human Resource Management * AB25420 20
Marketing Management * AB27120 20


Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation AB25220 20
Operations and Supply Chain Management * AB25120 20
Strategic Business and Operational Resilience Analysis AB25540 40


Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Financial Strategy AB31720 20
Organizational Psychology AB35420 20
Strategic Leadership * AB35120 20

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh


What can I do with a degree in Business Management?

A degree in Business and Management will enable you to select from a diverse range of career options throughout business, industry and commerce, or working within the public sector. Many of our graduates are successful in finding employment in organisations including Goldman Sachs, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Marks & Spencer, and the UK Government.

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.

What skills will I obtain from this degree? 

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

  • an understanding of organisational behaviour and structure
  • improved numeracy skills and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data
  • a 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? 

Discover more about the various employment 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: 

  • the 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 behaviour and theory
  • the 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 
  • an understanding of current management thinking from both practical and theoretical perspectives
  • a compulsory independent research project which will give you the opportunity to specialise in a particular aspect of business management and marketing.

Optional modules are available to allow you to direct your learning and preferred specialism.

Student Testimonials

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

Typical Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 120 - 96

A Levels BBB-CCC

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:

International Baccalaureate:

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall

English Language Requirements:
See our Undergraduate English Language Requirements for this course. Pre-sessional English Programmes are also available for students who do not meet our English Language Requirements.

Country Specific Entry Requirements:
International students whose qualification is not listed on this page, can check our Country Specific Entry Requirements for further information.

The University welcomes undergraduate applications from students studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma or T-level qualifications, provided that relevant subject content and learning outcomes are met. We are not able to accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas or T-levels as a general qualification for every undergraduate degree course.
Our inclusive admissions policy values breadth as well as depth of study. Applicants are selected on their own individual merits and offers can vary. If you would like to check the eligibility of your qualifications before submitting an application, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for advice and guidance.

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