BSc

Mathematics / Business and Management

BSc Mathematics / Business and Management Code GN11

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Key Facts

GN11
  • UCAS Tariff

    104 - 120

  • Course Length

    3 Year

Further details on entry requirements

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The BSc Mathematics/Business and Management at Aberystwyth University will allow you to explore mathematics, statistics, economics and psychology within a management context. You’ll develop knowledge, competences and understanding of how your mathematical and statistical skills can be applied to improve business objectives. Throughout the course, you’ll incrementally build up the skills required for a successful career in business. Our degree in Mathematics/Business and Management will allow you to understand the synergies between quantitative techniques and the application of management, providing you with an edge in understanding the mathematical representation of business situations and the evaluation of evidence within complex organisational systems. You’ll develop advanced knowledge of the major branches of mathematics and management, studying topics as diverse as business ethics and computational mathematics.

Student Satisfaction and Employability Results

92% overall satisfaction for the Department of Mathematics (NSS 2020).

2nd in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Mathematics, and 5th in UK for Student Experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

96% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 4% more than Mathematical Science graduates nationally (HESA 2018*)

91% overall satisfaction for the Aberystwyth Business School (NSS 2020). 

Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Business & Management Studies (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

97% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 3% more than Business and Administrative Studies graduates nationally (HESA 2018*)

Overview

Within Mathematics you will learn the essential disciplines of algebra, calculus and mathematical analysis, while the Business and Management element of this course will enable you to discover areas of strategy, marketing, operations management, finance, accounting, human resource management and entrepreneurship - in addition to a range of other cutting-edge and specialist modules. The degree has been developed for a student who wants to excel and succeed to the top level of global business management practice.
When you choose to study with us you’ll be welcomed into an environment in which staff strive to help you reach your full potential.

Why study Mathematics/Business and Management at Aberystwyth University?

• Mathematics has been taught at Aberystwyth since 1872, so that the department builds on over 140 years of teaching excellence.
• Business is a vibrant and dynamic subject choice, in which to maximise your professional development and we combine your studies with work experience and additional extra-curricular opportunities.
• Both departments are active research centres with committed teachers who directly use the results of this world class knowledge to provide you with cutting edge knowledge of their subjects.
• Our graduates are in high demand in industry with very positive graduate salary outcomes.
• Several modules are available through the medium of Welsh; for further details please check out the modules available on this course. 

Our Staff

All lecturers in the Department of Mathematics are qualified to PhD level and are research active. The majority have a postgraduate teaching qualification and new staff are required to complete the PGCTHE. The department also employs a number of part time tutors, with extensive teaching experience, and some student demonstrators, who are selected from our undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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

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.

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value

Options

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Fundamentals of Management and Business * AB15120 20
Marketing Principles and Contemporary Practice * AB17120 20
Mathematical Analysis * MA11110 10
Calculus * MP10610 10
Further Algebra and Calculus * MP11010 10
Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance AB11120 20
Understanding the Economy AB13120 20
Coordinate and Vector Geometry * MA10110 10
Differential Equations * MA11210 10
Probability * MA10310 10
Statistics * MA11310 10

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value

Options

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Human Resource Management * AB25420 20
Operations and Supply Chain Management * AB25120 20
Marketing Management * AB27120 20
Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation * AB25220 20
Linear Algebra * MA21410 10
Complex Analysis * MA21510 10
Real Analysis * MA20110 10
Introduction to Abstract Algebra MA20310 10
Distributions and Estimation MA26010 10
Applied Statistics MA26600
Applied Statistics MA26620 20
Real Analysis * MA20110 10
Introduction to Abstract Algebra MA20310 10
Introduction to Numerical Analysis and its applications * MA25200
Introduction to Numerical Analysis and its applications * MA25220 20
Hydrodynamics 1 * MA25610 10
Advanced Dynamics MA25710 10
Mathematical Physics * PM26020 20

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Financial Strategy AB31720 20

Options

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Organizational Psychology AB35420 20
Digital Business: Leadership and Management AB35220 20
Global Logistics AB35320 20
Strategic Leadership AB35120 20
Arweinyddiaeth Strategol CB35120 20

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Employability

What can I do with a Mathematics/Business and Management degree?

This combination of subjects provides graduates with a diverse professional range of employment that includes:

• Statistical analysis and computational statistics
• Operational Management in SME and Corporate environments
• Aeronautical Engineering
• Goldman Sachs – Investment Banking
• Risk Analysis and actuarial work
• Public Service – Government Agencies
• Retail Management
• Teaching

What opportunities are there at Aberystwyth University for me?

Employability is embedded across our teaching and tutoring to ensure that you are aware of, and build skills and competences, throughout your study time with us and can be explored here.
Enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and YES (Year in Employment Scheme) managed by our Careers department.

On completion of this degree you will have gained skills in the following:
• Research and data analysis skills
• Enhanced mathematical and computational skills
• Innovative approaches to solving real-world problems
• Effective problem-solving and creative thinking skills
• The ability to work independently or as part of a team
• Time-management and organisational skills
• The ability to clearly communicate in both written and spoken forms
• Self-motivation and self-reliance.

Learning & Teaching

What will I learn?

The breakdown below provides an illustration of what you might study during this three year degree scheme.

In your first year you will explore topics in:
• Algebra and calculus
• Fundamental principles of management
• Mathematical analysis
• Fundamentals of Management and Business
• Marketing Principles and Contemporary Practice
• Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance.

In your second and third years you will be able to choose from a range of modules on topics which might include:
• Partial differential equations
• Linear Algebra
• Applied Statistics
• Stochastic Models in Finance
• The organisational behaviour and theory
• Taxation
• Market structures and pricing strategies
• Human resource management
• The understanding of current management thinking from both practical and theoretical perspectives
• Policy implications of economic theory
• A compulsory independent research project which will give you the opportunity to specialise in a particular aspect of business management and marketing
• The skills, analytical tools and techniques to identify and address problems and opportunities in business management and marketing.

How will I be taught?

This degree is delivered through lectures, tutorials and practicals.
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.

Further information:

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.

Typical Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120

A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in Mathematics

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

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM with B in A level Mathematics

International Baccalaureate:
30-28 with 5 points in Mathematics at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in Mathematics

The University welcomes applications from students studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma. 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 are studying a qualification not listed on this page, please get in touch with the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice. Details about the country-specific qualifications the University accepts can be found on our country-specific pages. For further information, contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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