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This subject’s main focus is on the management of organisations. It examines the theories and methods behind successful management and explores the relationships between people, organisations and their environment.
You will study organisational policies, strategic planning, employment relations, finance, marketing and technology. The degree programmes draw on other subject areas including psychology, law, economics and sociology. Business Studies can be studied as part of a joint honours degree programme with Arabic, Economics, History, Law and Psychology among other subjects.
You will study Business Studies 1, which introduces key concepts of management and business including strategy, finance, marketing and the management of people. You will also study computing and accountancy courses and choose an outside course of your choice.
If you are studying an international business degree you will study Economics and an outside course of your choice.
In Year 2 you will study Business Research Methods 1: Quantitative Techniques and Career Development Planning. You can also choose courses from the following courses: Organisation Studies, Business Economics, Principles of Finance, Managing Employment Relations, International Business, Marketing, Management Science and Entrepreneurship.
You will study courses in strategic management and take the course Business Research Methods: Applications and Analysis. You will start to choose more specialist courses.
If you are studying for an international business degree you will spend your third year abroad.
You will continue to study specialist courses and will complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice.
The MA in International Business Studies is very similar to a Business Studies degree except you will choose some courses in international business.
Case studies are required at various stages during the programme and students will be asked to provide a deposit for each case study. Certain honours-level case studies may incur a charge of £25.
Students undertake a dissertation in fourth year, at an approximate cost of £250, according to the field of study chosen.
International Business students spend their third year at a university abroad. Costs vary according to the country chosen.
Courses are taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical exercises and computer-based learning.
You will be assessed on presentations, reports, essays, exams and individual and group projects.
Business Studies graduates are highly valued by employers across the world. You will have a choice of careers open to you, including accountancy, management, consulting, finance, marketing and human resources. A key aim of our degrees is to combine academic knowledge with transferable skills in order to enhance employability.
Teaching takes place in the Central Area of the University. Honours students have access to the School’s Undergraduate Resource Centre at 16 Buccleuch Place.
The Business School exchange programme offers opportunities to study in Hong Kong, China, North America, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Korea and within Europe. There are opportunities to study abroad through ERASMUS and the University’s International Exchange Programme.
This article was published on Jun 29, 2012