University Of Edinburgh Business Studies 1

University Of Edinburgh Business Studies 1

Undergraduate Course: Business Studies 1 (BUST08001)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness SchoolCollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandardAvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)Credits40
Home subject areaBusiness StudiesOther subject areaNone
Course websiteNoneTaught in Gaelic?No
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;
(3) Second 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.