What will I learn?
Our BSc Management degree is consistently ranked one of the best in its class, equipping students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to operate effectively in a range of roles in international brands, multinational companies, global financial markets and new business ventures.
You will gain a thorough grounding in core areas of accounting, economics, general management, financial management and quantitative analysis – theoretical knowledge that you will use to analyse and solve real-life management problems. We will also help you to develop transferable communication, teamwork, problem-solving, numeracy, IT, and leadership skills, alongside valuable self-awareness. Employer events, guest speakers and careers workshops throughout the courses provide opportunities to meet business professionals. Many of our graduates go on to work at large, global, commercial firms spread across a range of sectors, with about a third entering financial roles.
You may take a 12-month work placement in your third year – extending your degree to four years. Typically this would be in areas such as marketing, finance, human resources, technology, or accounting.
In collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the UPP enables selected students to gain professional work experience during an intercalated year. This involves working in an accounting role with an ICAEW member organisation during the third year of the course. Depending on the organisation, you may also be able to take professional ACA exams during the placement which will form the first year of the ACA training contract. You can work in the UK or overseas, before returning to WBS for the final year of the course. The programme forms 10% of the overall degree classification.
How will I learn?
Teaching is delivered via lectures and seminars. Lectures will be in larger groups of up to 450 in your first year, and seminars (also known as tutorials) are taught in smaller groups of around 20-25. As you progress to your second and final years you will find that some of the lectures are smaller as you all follow different optional modules.
You will have around 15 hours of lecture and seminar contact time with WBS academics and will be expected to complete around 20 hours of private study per week. This may include preparing for seminars and lectures by reading set texts, working through problem sets, participating in group work, writing essays and reports, and revising for tests and examinations.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a combination of end of year examinations and on-going assessments, which may include essays, research assignments, projects, case study analysis, class tests, presentations and group work.
Warwick Business School
A Level AAA
International Baccalaureate 38 points overall
These normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Contextual data and differential offers Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).
Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP page.
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more nformation please visit the international entry requirements page.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.
Interviews Applicants for the BSc (with Foundation Year) courses may be invited to attend an interview at a Selection Day as part of the application process. We do not otherwise typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.
Open Days Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend for interview at one of our Selection Days which usually take place in the spring term. Bookable information sessions are held throughout the year for anyone wanting to find out more about our courses. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.
What modules can I study?
Year one modules could include Introduction to Financial Accounting; Economics for Business; Operations Management; CORE Practice; Markets, Marketing and Strategy; Integrative Project; Management Organisations & Society; Foundations of Financial Management and Quantitative Analysis for Management I and II.
Year two modules may include Global Environment of Business; Governance, Politics and Corporate Accountability; Global Integrative Project; Economics of Strategy and you may also choose six elective modules from a range of topics such as marketing, strategy, accounting, finance, economics or a language.
Third year modules include Critical Issues in Management and you may also study eight elective modules from a similar range of subjects.
* This is not an exhaustive list and the modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please visit the department website for more detailed information.
You should be aware that due to the differences in study methods, assessment methods, and contact hours, between different optional modules, students enrolled on the same course may find that they experience different study methods, assessment methods and contact hours. The choices you make will affect your overall experience.
Where can my degree take me?
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: Goldman Sachs, Jaguar Land Rover, KPMG, Procter & Gamble, EDF Energy.
Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Finance Analyst, Merchandising Executive, Actuarial Associate, Communications Consultant, Human Resource Manager. Some graduates have chosen to start their cown businesses or work with other start-ups.
A level: AAA
You also need a GCSE grade A in Mathematics and GCSE grade A in at least one humanities or social science subject.
IB: 38 points
Degree of Bachelor of Science
3 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)
Warwick Business School
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
Find out more about fees and funding
Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.
For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.
This information is applicable for 2018 entry.