University Of Edinburgh Business Studies 1
Undergraduate Course: Business Studies 1 (BUST08001)
|School||Business School||College||College of Humanities and Social Science|
|Course type||Standard||Availability||Available to all students|
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)||Credits||40|
|Home subject area||Business Studies||Other subject area||None|
|Course website||None||Taught in Gaelic?||No|
|Course description||QUOTA DETAILS AND INSTRUCTIONS|
Due to the popularity of the course, a quota system has been introduced, and the order of preference will be:(1) First year students enrolled on either a single Business Studies degree or a Joint Degree with Business Studies, for which Business Studies 1 is a mandatory course;
(2) First year students, wishing to take Business Studies 1 as an outside subject;
Science and Engineering students should be referred to Industrial Management 1h (BUST08002) rather than Business Studies 1.
This course affords students an understanding of the nature, structure and workings of contemporary business organisations. This is achieved by applying the concepts and techniques of the social sciences to the problems of business. The course is designed both to be �self-contained� for those who do not intend to study the subject further, and to prepare students for three further years of Business Studies. Similarly, by the mix of lectures, tutorials and assignments, the course aims simultaneously to cater for the needs of those who have, and have not, formally studied the subject prior to University.
After an initial lecture which introduces the subject content of Business Studies and its methodology, the course comprises eight modules throughout Semesters 1 and 2: Business Policy and Strategy; the Economic Environment and Anatomy of Business; Marketing; Operations Management; Management Science; Finance; Employment Relations; and Organisation Studies.