Cardiff University Business Management

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Cardiff University Business Management

We offer a range of programmes for students who want to pursue a career in business and management reflecting the breadth of our research expertise and current developments in the business world.

Our three-year BSc Business Management programmes share a generic first year, during which you will take seven compulsory modules from across the range of business disciplines, providing a broad understanding of business and management contexts and processes.

The BSc Business Management programme provides a broad education across the range of business and management subjects. There is greater scope for students to choose optional modules in this programme and due to the broad nature of the degree, students take at least one module in their final year from each of the fields of HRM, Marketing, Accounting, Operations and General Management.

Distinctive features

  • the opportunity to study in a School that was ranked 6th in the UK for research quality and joint 1st for research environment in the 2014 Research Excellent Framework (REF);
  • the involvement of research-active staff in teaching;
  • the emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment;
  • the variety of modules on offer in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary School;
  • progression through core and specialist option modules;
  • the opportunity to study abroad with or without a language component.

This is a three-year, full-time course, consisting of 120 credits a year. All Students take a common Year one, which does not count towards the final degree classification. In years two and three, compulsory modules are determined by the choice of route already made but you will also choose optional modules, from approved lists, to a total of 120 credits.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2017/18 academic year. The final modules will be published by July 2017.

Year one

You will study five compulsory double modules and two compulsory single modules, one per semester. All students on the Business Management programmes pursue the same first year modules which provide a common basis from which the specialised routes develop in the second and final years.

Core modules
Introduction to Accounting BS1503 20 credits
Statistical Analysis and Research Methods BS1508 20 credits
Marketing BS1528 20 credits
People in Organisations BS1529 20 credits
Principles of Business Management BS1530 10 credits
Introduction to Economics BS1547 20 credits
Business Environment BS1629 10 credits

Year two

In Year two you will take five compulsory double modules and one double module from the optional list.

Core modules
Performance and Financial Management BS2517 20 credits
Organisational Behaviour BS2530 20 credits
Marketing and Strategy BS2540 20 credits
Managing People BS2542 20 credits
Operations Management BS2582 20 credits
Optional modules
Inferential Statistics, Statistical Modelling and Survey Methods BS2506 20 credits
Business, Government and Society BS2518 20 credits
Cross Cultural Management BS2524 20 credits
Employment Relations BS2534 20 credits
Buyer Behaviour BS2535 20 credits
International Management BS2537 20 credits
Purchasing and Supply Chain Management BS2541 20 credits
Business Information Systems BS2543 20 credits
Logistics and Distribution Management BS2581 20 credits

Year three

In year three you will take two compulsory double modules with the remaining 80 credits made up of at least one, and no more than two modules from three different groups covering the range of business management disciplines.

Core modules
Strategic Management BS3543 20 credits
Organisational Analysis and Change BS3735 20 credits

Key facts

UCAS Code N201
Next intake September 2017
Duration 3 years
Mode Full time
Accreditations Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Typical places available The school typically has 425 places available.
Typical applications received The school typically receives 2850 applications.
Admissions tutor(s)

Entry requirements

For detailed entry requirements see the Cardiff Business School admissions criteria pages.

Typical A level offer AAB, excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies.
Typical Welsh Baccalaureate offer Grade A in the Core and grades AB from two A-levels OR Grade B in the Core and grades AA from two A-levels.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer 35 points, including Mathematics and English (Standard level) with scores of 5.
Other requirements Applicants will also require GCSE English grade C and GCSE Mathematics grade B. Applications from those offering alternative qualifications are welcome. Specific admissions and selection criteria for this degree programme can be found online.