BSc, BSc (Hons)
Management 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 data; and have the communication skills vital for translating good ideas into action.
Studying for a degree means learning in different ways; managing your own time; conducting research; mastering new computer skills. We have the facilities and advice on hand to help you do all this - and do it well.
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If examinations are taken over two sittings, or there are repeats or upgrades, the entrance requirements may be higher.
INTO University of Stirling offers an International Foundation programme for those international students who do not meet the required academic and English-language criteria. These courses offer a route to study at the University of Stirling through an excellent teaching and learning experience located in the high-quality study facilities on campus.
Successful completion of the International Foundation in Business, Finance, Economics and Marketing to the required standard provides direct entry to year two of this degree.
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
More information on our English language requirements
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner INTO University of Stirling offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree.
Semesters 1 and 2 are designed to provide students with a broad grounding in the subjects of Business and Management and include the history of management, management practice, organisational behaviour, decision making for business, change and business innovation. Analytical techniques that underpin business activity and management are also introduced. Modules will be taught alongside students from Business Studies, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Retail Marketing.
Year 2 entry is available for suitably qualified candidates who can expect a seamless transition into Semester 3.
In Semesters 3-7 compulsory core modules provide theory and applications of management. Core modules may include Fundamentals of Management, Operations Management, Leadership and Management, Responsible Business/Ethics, Project Management and Strategic Management. Students are encouraged to take electives in Accounting & Finance for Managers and Economics for Managers.
You will have numerous opportunities to develop appropriate work-related skills at every stage of your studies, culminating in the Professional Development and Practice module in Semester 8 which helps you prepare for entering the workplace.
This course is not available as a Combined Degree.
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.
Full-time (three modules per semester).
Part-time (one or two modules per semester).
January entry also available - see semester dates
The timetable below is a typical example, but your own timetable may be different.
|Year||Semester||Subject 1||Subject 2||Subject 3|
||1||The Global Business Environment: An Introduction||Any module||Any module|
|2||The Management Challenge: An Introduction||Any available module at the appropriate level||Any available module at the appropriate level|
||3||Fundamentals of Business and Management||Any available module at the appropriate level||Any available module at the appropriate level|
|4||Operations Management||Any available module at the appropriate level||Any available module at the appropriate level|
||5||Leadership and Management||Management School option at Level 10||Honours option in Business and Management|
|6||Responsible Business||Project Management||Year 3 Honours option in Business and Management|
||7||Strategic Management||Year 4 Honours option in Business and Management||Dissertation|
|8||Professional Development and Practice||Dissertation||
In REF2014 Stirling was placed 6th in Scotland and 45th in the UK with almost three quarters of research activity rated either world-leading or internationally excellent.
The reputation of our research at Stirling Management School was recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), where the School was placed in the UK’s top 25 institutions for Business and Management, out of 101 business schools. In Scotland, the School was ranked in the top five. 64% of our research outputs were classified as world-leading and internationally excellent in terms of their originality, significance and rigour and we were ranked 14th in the UK in terms of research impact with over 60% of our research impact judged to have outstanding reach and wide-ranging impact on the policies of public, private and governmental organisations.
Teaching provision in Business and Management has been assessed by the Scottish Funding Council and rated as ‘highly satisfactory’.
You may spend Semester 6 studying abroad under the ERASMUS European exchange programme, and are also eligible for exchanges administered by the University’s Study Abroad Office to destinations in the USA, Canada, Australia and elsewhere.
At least 94% of our graduates are in work or further studies within six months of graduating. Many of our alumni are now working in leading organisations across the world
Here is what some of our alumni have to say about their experiences at the University of Stirling Management School and life after graduation. http://www.stir.ac.uk/management/employability/viewpoints/
Management can provide entry into a large variety of careers. Our Management graduates have progressed to a variety of careers. Some have taken up general line management, planning or business analysis roles, while others have joined consultancies offering specialist skills.
Management 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.
Our graduates are contributing to the performance of a range of private, public and third sector organisations including:
Recent graduates from these degrees have secured positions as:
Graduates who left Stirling up to ten years ago have now forged careers in the following areas:
The grounding that a Management degree provides you with in demonstrated in the wide range of professions that some of our more established graduates are currently working in:
The Careers Mentoring Scheme is open to all Year 3 and Year 4 students across Stirling Management School. Mentoring is widely recognised as an effective tool for enhancing your career prospects and of ensuring informed choice, and this scheme is designed to provide additional support as you progress through your studies, as well as preparing your for progression into your desired professions. Mentors are all former students of Stirling Management School who know what it is like to be unsure about your future career plans. They are keen to pass on tips relating to potential careers and applying for jobs.
The benefits of the scheme include:
For more information, and to discover other ways in which our alumni get involved with our students, visit:
An internship is an opportunity offered by an employer to students (or interns) over a fixed period of time, which enables the student to gain practical experience. The Career Development Centre has details of internships available around the world with large private sector organisations, as well as opportunities with smaller local businesses which are promoted through both the Third Sector Internship Scheme, the Saltire Foundation, and our very own Stirling Internship Programme. As a student, you will automatically be registered onto the University’s Vacancy & Events System which means that you will receive regular updates regarding new opportunities as they become available.
Six reasons why you should consider an internship:
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£ 11,555.00|
|Scottish and EU students||TBC|
|Students from the rest of the UK||£6,750 per year for a maximum of 4 years|
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£ 11,275.00|
|Scottish and EU students||£ 1,820.00|
|Students from the rest of the UK||£6,750 per year for a maximum of 4 years|
Please note: Scottish and EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish government.
Please note: Students from the rest of the UK can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loan Company.
You should expect to pay fees for every year you are in attendance and be aware fees are subject to revision and may increase annually. Students on programmes of study of more than one year should take this into account when applying.
Please note there is an additional charge for the conferral of your degree. This will be charged at the rate applicable when you complete your studies. View more information