Bachelor of Science (BSc)
3 years full-time (or 4 years with placement)
27 September 2021
Department of Study
Warwick Business School
Location of Study
University of Warwick
Studying Management (BSc) encourages a wide range of relevant, highly transferable and sought-after skills. These help to prepare you for the challenges you will face after university; everything from a career in a multinational corporation to starting and running your own business.
Our highly ranked course taught by world-renowned academics will help you develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to operate effectively in roles within international brands, multinational companies, global financial markets and new business ventures.
As the course progresses, you can choose modules to tailor your experience to meet your interests, development needs and career aspirations. This means you can follow a generalist route in business and management to keep your career options open or choose one of our recognised Pathways in Finance, Digital Innovation, Entrepreneurship or Marketing. You will have the opportunity to extend your degree to four years with a placement year studying abroad or working in the UK or overseas.
Previous students have completed placements with companies including Rolls-Royce, Ford, IBM, Microsoft, EY, Nestlé and Accenture. As a WBS (Warwick Business School) student you will have access to CareersPlus, who provide a range of individual and group sessions and interventions to help you source a placement or summer internship.
The flexibility of this course means that you can either generalise or specialise by choosing certain modules in your second and final year in areas such as finance, marketing, digital innovation and entrepreneurship.
Year One: seven core modules, choose one option from Business Analytics, Digital Ventures, or Management of Global Risks; Year Two three core and five optional modules; final Year one core and six options.
How will I learn?
You will learn in a variety of ways – primarily through a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and online learning.
This varies by year but you will have approximately 12-15 hours per week of class time, plus student support and feedback hours.
Your class sizes will vary by module. There can be up to 500 students in lectures (mainly Year One) and then around 25 in seminars. Some electives are much smaller.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a combination of examinations and on-going assessments. These may include essays, research assignments, projects, case study analysis, class tests, presentations and group work. The final degree classification is determined by your second and final year marks and each contributes 50%.
The following WBS degrees enable you to spend time studying abroad:
- International Management
- International Business with French
- International Business with German
- International Business with Italian
- International Business with Spanish
Study abroad is not a requirement of this course, nor is it guaranteed. However if there are places available once allocations have been made to the students on the above courses, those studying other degrees may be considered.
General entry requirements
- You will also need a GCSE grade A/grade 7 in Mathematics, and a GCSE grade A/grade 7 in at least one humanities or social science subject.
- We welcome applications from students taking BTECs alongside one or two A levels.
- You will also need a GCSE grade A/grade 7 in Mathematics, and and GCSE grade A/grade 7 in at least one humanities or social science subject.
- Note: Overlapping subjects at BTEC and A level will not be considered (e.g. A level/BTEC Business and A level Accounting).
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.
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).
Taking a gap year
Applications for deferred entry welcomed.
We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.
- CORE: Foundations, Skills and Debates
- Accounting for Business
- Foundations of Financial Management
- Economics for Business
- Management, Organisations and Society
- Principles of Marketing
- Business Statistics
- Business Analytics, or Digital Ventures or Management of Global Risks
- CORE: Global Environment of Business
- CORE: Entrepreneurial Mindset
- Operations Management
- CORE: Critical Issues in Management
Examples of optional modules/options for current students
- Marketing: Marketing Research, Global Issues in Marketing; Marketing Strategy; Consumer Behaviour.
- Finance: Financial Econometrics; Investment Management; Banks and Financial Systems; Mergers and Acquisitions.
- Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurial Finance & Venture Capital; Cognition and Decision Making; Corporate Entrepreneurship, Law for Entrepreneurs.
- Digital Innovation: Digital Business in Modern Organisations; Enterprise Information Systems; Artificial Intelligence for Business.
- Other electives: Issues in Management Accounting; Auditing, Governance and Accountability; Behavioural Economics; Supply Chain Management; Project Management; Managing Human Resources; Images of Creativity; Corporate Strategy; Fundamentals of Business Law; Equality & Diversity.
Additional course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. Students who choose to complete a work placement or study abroad will pay reduced tuition fees for their third year.
We believe there should be no barrier to talent. That's why we are committed to offering a scholarship that makes it easier for gifted, ambitious international learners to pursue their academic interests at one of the UK's most prestigious universities. This new scheme will offer international fee-paying students 250 tuition fee discounts ranging from full fees to awards of £13,000 to £2,000 for the full duration of your Undergraduate degree course.
Graduates from Warwick Business School have gone on to work for employers including:
- JP Morgan
- National Audit Office
They have pursued careers such as:
- Business and related associate professionals
- Chartered and certified accountants
- Finance and investment analysts and advisers
- Financial accounts managers
- IT business analysts, architects and systems designers
- Marketing associate professionals and taxation experts
Helping you find the right career
We have our own dedicated careers team at Warwick Business School called WBS CareersPlus.
The WBS CareersPlus team will support you and help you to understand yourself and your strengths. They can help you to identify possible career paths, and to set and achieve your career ambitions. This helps to boost your employability and helps you prepare for your career.
You can take advantage of personalised careers coaching and advice. Our one to one careers appointments can help you if you have a question about writing applications, wish to explore your career options, or need to prepare for interviews and assessment centres.
You can also attend group workshops and employer events throughout the year. Our workshops cover all aspects of the job application process, from creating your CV to preparing for interviews and assessment centres. Tailored sessions, such as ‘What job is right for you?’ can help you to plan your future career and actions. Past examples include:
- Writing an effective CV
- How to network with employers skills workshop
- Internships and Placements opportunities employer event
- Careers Fairs and informal networking opportunities with employers
- Sector events with industry speakers, for students who want to pursue a career in a specific sector such as Marketing, Finance and Banking
Employer events and placements
We organise and facilitate employer events on summer internships, year-in-industry placements and graduate opportunities. We also host employer-led skills workshops and run informal networking sessions. Past bespoke employer events include attendees from:
- Johnson & Johnson
- Royal Bank of Scotland
- Grant Thornton UK LLP
- Aston Martin
This gives you great networking opportunities and links to top local, national and international brands.
Our students have worked at many companies on placement, including the following:
- The Walt Disney Company
- MGH Technology solutions
"Challenging but exciting"
"Having lived in the same house for my whole life, moving away from home to come to university was challenging but extremely exciting.
What made the BSc Management course so special was the opportunity to discover the vast ranging areas of business.
The first year modules allowed me to gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of business and management, whilst the flexibility in second and final year to choose from a very wide variety of modules allowed me to explore and find the areas that I am most passionate about.
I was also fortunate enough to complete a placement year at L’Oréal within the marketing team which developed my marketing knowledge and allowed me to put into practice what I’d learnt at within my course at Warwick Business School."
About the information on this page
This information is applicable for 2021 entry. Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply. Please read our terms and conditions to find out more.