Management essentially combines Business Studies and Management Science. It equips you with two things: a broad understanding of business today and the practical management skills with which to become an effective manager.
You’ll gain an understanding of the internal functions and structures of organisations, as well as the contexts within which business operates. You’ll develop the analytical skills needed both to solve a range of management problems and to competently use a number of management software packages.
You will also develop your individual skills of critical thinking, teamwork and leadership; be competent in analysing quantitative data; and have the communication skills vital for translating good ideas into action.
IB Diploma with a total of 32 points.
HNC or HND with Bs in graded units.
Access courses and other UK/EU and international qualifications are also welcomed.
A-levels or Advanced Highers ABB to include Business Studies/Management.
Scottish HND in related subjects with Bs in graded units.
Applicants with an HND in Business will be considered on an individual basis with a good academic profile.
General entrance requirements apply.
International students can study our Undergraduate Certificate if they do not possess the necessary entrance requirements to be admitted directly to the first year of an undergraduate degree course.
If examinations are taken over two sittings, or there are repeats or upgrades, the entrance requirements may be higher.
English Standard Grade (2), Intermediate 2 (C), GCSE (C) or equivalent.
Mathematics Standard Grade (3), Intermediate 2 (C), GCSE (C) or equivalent.
Modes of study
Full-time (three modules per semester).
Part-time (one or two modules per semester).
February entry also available.
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You will take Management plus two other subjects in Year 1.
Semesters 1 - 3
A sequence of three general management modules is studied in common with Business Studies, Human Resource Management and Marketing.
These modules establish the foundation required in all management-related subjects, including an understanding of factory operations, the motivation of staff and basic statistical analysis.
Semesters 4 - 8
A sequence of compulsory core modules provides theory and applications of management planning and decision making. These are supported by optional elective modules in a range of business and management topics.
You will study Organisational Behaviour and Operations Management and choose one elective module from a range of business, management and information technology modules.
You will study the core modules of International Business and Modelling for Management, and can study optional elective modules in:
- Quality Planning and Analysis
- Public Management
- Management of the Environment
All students take Management Information Systems and Project Management modules. You can study optional elective modules which may include:
- European Business
- Public Management
- The Business Challenge
You will study the core module of Strategic Management and undertake a case studies module in Management Science. You can also study an optional elective module similar to those offered in Semester 5.
You will work on an Honours project and dissertation.
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Teaching and assessment
Lectures, seminars, tutorials, computer-based workshops and case studies are supplemented by occasional industrial visits. A feature of the final Honours Semester 8 is that the project can be based on a ‘business’ firm or service, in which you are encouraged to investigate a particular management problem and write a dissertation about it for assessment.
Management/Management Science graduates are currently working in a wide range of countries around the world including: Ireland, India, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Vietnam, Russia, Oman, Norway, Hong Kong, South Africa and New Zealand.
Management/Management Science graduates are contributing to the performance of a range of private, public and third sector organisations including:
- Hewlett Packard
- Sun Microsystems
- HM Revenue & Customs
- Barclays Capital
- Scottish Government
- Lloyds Banking Group
- First Direct
- Rolls Royce
- Royal Bank of Scotland
Recent graduates from these degrees have secured positions as:
- Analyst, Black Rock Financial Management
- Marketing & Business Development Executive, Imorph Limited
- Assistant Manager, Crocojet Sarl
- Website Assistant – Despatch, Browns Fashion
Graduates who left Stirling up to ten years ago have now forged careers in the following areas:
- Supply Chain Analyst, Field Group plc
- Performance Analyst, Skills Development Scotland
- Associate Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers
- Actuarial Assistant, HBOS
- Forecasting Planning Manager, BskyB
- Senior IT Auditor, Morrisons
- Bid Manager, Palmaris Services Ltd
- Business Analyst, Royal Bank of Scotland
The grounding that a Management/Management Science degree provides you with in demonstrated in the wide range of professions that some of our more established graduates are currently working in:
- Operations Support Manager, McDonalds Restaurants Ltd
- E-Learning Development Consultant, AEGON
- Head of Business Performance Management, BT
- Supply Manager – UK Region, Rolls Royce
- Director of Communications, Scottish Water
- Policy Advisor, Scottish Executive
- Business Systems Manager, Arcadia Group Ltd
- Strategy & Quality Development Advisor
- Head of Financial Reporting, Aviva plc
- General Manager, Nestle UK Ltd