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Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

Year one

You will study:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Economic Reasoning
  • Understanding Business and Financial Information (Accounting, Economics and Finance)
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Understanding Organisations and People (Accounting, Economics and Finance)
  • Understanding the Principles of Marketing (Accounting, Economics and Finance)
  • Statistics and Data Management.

Year two

You will study:

  • Managing People
  • Management and Cost Accounting
  • Economic Theory, Policy and Applications
  • Research Methods for Business
  • Operations and Business Systems  
  • Good Business, Bad Business and Sustainability.

Plus, two optional modules from:

  • Emerging Economies
  • Economics of Money, Banking and Finance
  • International Trade and Multinational Business
  • Introductory Econometrics
  • The Wellbeing of People and Society.

Placement year (if applicable)

If you study on the four year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work or study placement after Year two.

Depending on which you choose, you'll either complete a placement learning or learning and development module.

See the Placements and Fees sections for more information.

Final year       

You will study:

  • Strategic Management (Accounting, Economics and Finance)
  • Applied Economics
  • Managing Organisational Change (Accounting, Economics and Finance)
  • Sustainable Business
  • Work Integrated Learning or Cross Cultural Learning and Development or Placement Learning or Learning and Development on Study Year Abroad.

Plus, one major project from:

  • Applied Business Project
  • Business Project
  • Final Year Project.

Plus optional modules from (the number depending on credit requirements): 

  • The Economics of Developing Countries
  • Econometrics
  • Economic Issues in International Business
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Political Economy
  • Economics of International Financial Markets
  • Interactive and Digital Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Competing through Quality
  • Organisational Leadership
  • Integrated Business Simulation
  • Global Marketing Management
  • Feminist and Gender Economics.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

You'll learn through a mix of tutor-led learning, independent student-led study and group projects.

Lectures, workshops/seminars and group project work make up 12 hours of contact time each week and you'll spend at least as much time again studying independently. This includes research, online work and preparation for assessment.

You'll develop your communication and presentation skills and IT and numeracy skills, with a strong focus on data interpretation and analysis. Your improved problem solving, critical thinking, analysis, evaluation and innovation skills will help you stand out as a graduate and benefit you in the workplace.

You can gain work experience through short-term internships, paid work as a Student Ambassador or Peer Assisted Learning Leader, or through volunteering.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Approximate percentage of time you'll spend in different learning activities*:

YearScheduled learning and teaching studyIndependent studyPlacement study
124%76%0%
224%76%0%
321%79%0%

*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year

Assessment

You'll be assessed through a mix of coursework and examinations to assess what you know and can do and help you develop the confidence and skills that employers value.

You'll complete essays and reports, business plans and applied research projects, portfolios and weekly notes, and assessed group and individual presentations and posters. You'll also reflect and comment on your own learning and personal development.

See our full glossary of assessment terms.

Approximate percentage of marks awarded by each assessment method*:

YearWritten exam assessmentCoursework assessmentPractical exam assessment
134%54%12%
247%50%3%
338%60%2%

*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year