BSc (Hons) Management

Study Management at the University of Stirling and advance your career prospects by learning how to put leadership theory into practice.

Key facts

  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Start date September 2024, January 2025
  • Application notes For students who need a visa: we are closed for January 2024 entry.
  • Duration 48 months or 36 months
  • Mode of study full time, part time
  • Delivery on campus
  • UCAS Code N200
  • Study abroad opportunities

Overview

With a 91% student satisfaction rate for Business and Management (National Student Survey 2022), the University of Stirling Management School is the perfect place to sharpen your leadership skills and gain insight into today’s business landscape. 

Our expert staff have a track record of preparing graduates for roles at some of the world’s best-known companies, and everything we do is designed to equip you with the practical knowledge you need to become an effective manager. You’ll learn how to solve complex problems through analytical decision-making, explore organisational structures, and develop personal skills in critical thinking, teamwork and leadership.

By the time you graduate, you’ll be prepared to turn innovative ideas into action and follow in the footsteps of our graduates who have gone on to work for Nat-West, Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE), Morgan Stanley, Tesco, Visa, Rolls Royce, the Scottish Government and other organisations in a range of industries.

Top reasons to study with us

* Rankings are based on institutions within the Guardian University Guide

Entry requirements

Year 1 entry – Four-year honours

SQA Highers
AABB – by the end of S5
AABBB – by the end of S6

GCE A-levels
BBB 

IB Diploma
30

BTEC (Level 3)
DDM

Widening access students
Widening access students may be eligible for an adjusted offer of entry. To find out if this applies to you go to our widening access pages.

Care-experienced applicants will be guaranteed an offer of a place if they meet the minimum entry requirements.

Year 2 entry – Three-year honours

SQA Advanced Highers
ABB

GCE A-levels
ABB

IB Diploma
35

Other Scottish qualifications

Scottish HNC/HND
Year one minimum entry - Bs in graded units.

Access courses
University of Stirling access course - for mature students only. You must pass the course with 50% or above.

SWAP Access course - for mature students only.

Email our Admissions Team for advice about other access courses.

Foundation Apprenticeships
Considered to be equivalent to 1 Higher at Grade B

Other qualifications

English, Welsh and Northern Irish HNC/HND
Merits and Distinctions

English, Welsh and Northern Irish access courses
Access to Higher Education - 60 credits, minimum 45 at QCF Level 3, pass at 60% or above.

International entry requirements

Advanced entry

Year 2 and Year 3 entry
Entry into Year 2 or Year 3 may be possible depending on your HNC/HND course. To find out more go to our articulation pages.

Other qualifications
Advanced entry may be possible depending on your qualifications. For more information, contact our Admissions Team at admissions@stir.ac.uk.

Other routes of entry

If you don't currently meet our academic requirements, INTO University of Stirling offers a variety of preparation programmes that can earn you the qualifications and skills you need to progress onto some of our courses. Explore INTO University of Stirling to see the Foundation and International Year 2 routes available.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

  • IELTS Academic or UKVI 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-skill.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 60 overall with a minimum of 59 in each sub-skill.
  • IBT TOEFL 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing.

See our information on English language requirements for more details on the language tests we accept and options to waive these requirements.

Pre-sessional English language courses

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.

Find out more about our pre-sessional English language courses

Course details

Our Management course is designed to arm you with the skills you’ll need to become an effective manager in today’s rapidly-evolving business environment. Your first year of study will provide you with a broad grounding in business and management, covering topics such as the history of management, decision-making and business innovation.

In semesters 3-7, compulsory core modules provide theory and applications of management. You’ll study leadership, project management, operations management, business ethics, and a range of practical management relevant topics that provide transferable skills for the workplace. You’ll also have the chance to take elective modules in accounting and finance for managers.

In your final year, you'll research, analyse and carry out a dissertation project based on a particular business and sector. You’ll be tasked with investigating a particular problem,  phenomenon or issue to demonstrate your capability in using the problem-solving tools and techniques taught on the course.

Modules

The module information below provides an example of the types of course module you may study. The details listed are for the current academic year (September 2023). Modules and start dates are regularly reviewed and may be subject to change in future years.

Course details

Teaching

Studying Management at the University of Stirling will give you comprehensive insight into the internal workings of businesses and other organisations. Our expert teaching staff draw on their research and industry insights to ensure you’re armed with a broad understanding of complex competitive environments – and equipped to make your mark on them.

You’ll be taught through on-campus lectures, practical workshops and seminars, using a variety of teaching methods including employing case studies, industry guest speakers and industrial visits.

Assessment

You'll be assessed by a variety of formats which can include coursework, exams, vlogs, poster sessions, presentations and more.

Study abroad

You’ll have the opportunity to broaden your horizons and study abroad through our well-established connections with several international universities. Typically students will have this opportunity in third year.

Find out more about studying abroad.

Contact

Dr Peter Flett, Course Director

+44 7769 670 022
pdf1@stir.ac.uk

Fees and funding

Fees and costs

Academic year: 2023/24 2024/25
Scottish students £1,820 £1,820
Students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland £9,250 £9,250
International students (including EU) £16,400 £17,200

Scottish students

This fee is set by the Scottish Government and is subject to change.

Although you’re liable for annual tuition fees, if you are domiciled in Scotland you can apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have your tuition fees paid by the Scottish Government on your behalf.

You will be charged the annual tuition fee each year when you enrol.

If you need to take additional modules or resit modules, you will be liable for an additional fee.

For more information on courses invoiced on an annual fee basis, please read our tuition fee policy.

Students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

This tuition fee may be subject to change depending on guidance provided by the UK Government.

You can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees, from your relevant funding body. Students from the Republic of Ireland are eligible for a tuition fee loan of up to £9,250 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).

We also offer additional funding – such as our Honours Year Scholarship – for students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. See our funding opportunities section below for more information.

You will be charged the annual fee each year when you enrol. Your fees will be held at the same level throughout your course.

If you need to take additional modules or resit modules, you will be liable for an additional fee.

For more information on courses invoiced on an annual fee basis, please read our tuition fee policy.

International students (including EU)

Eligible students will automatically receive a scholarship worth between £8,000-£30,000 over the duration of your course. See our range of generous scholarships for international undergraduate students.

You will be charged the annual fee each year when you enrol. Your fees will be held at the same level throughout your course.

If you need to take additional modules or resit modules, you will be liable for an additional fee.

For more information on courses invoiced on an annual fee basis, please read our tuition fee policy.

Additional costs

There are some instances where additional fees may apply. Depending on your chosen course, you may need to pay additional costs, for example for field trips. Learn more about additional fees.

Funding

See what funding opportunities and loans are available to help you with tuition and living costs.

Students from Scotland

Find funding opportunities for Scottish students.

Students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

Eligible students will automatically receive our Undergraduate Welcome Scholarship, Undergraduate Merit Scholarship, and our Honours Year Scholarship, which are worth between £1,000 and £9,250.

International students

Eligible international students will automatically receive a scholarship worth between £8,000-£30,000 over the duration of your course. Find funding opportunities for international students.

Cost of living

If you’re domiciled in the UK, you can typically apply to your relevant funding body for help with living costs. This usually takes the form of student loans, grants or bursaries, and the amount awarded depends upon your personal circumstances and household income.

International (including EU) students won’t normally be able to claim living support through SAAS or other UK public funding bodies. You should contact the relevant authority in your country to find out if you’re eligible to receive support.

Find out about the cost of living for students at Stirling.

Payment options

We aim to be as flexible as possible, and offer a wide range of payment methods - including the option to pay fees by instalments. Learn more about how to pay.

After you graduate

What jobs can I get with a Management degree?

Management courses teach you how to lead effectively, work well within a team, and solve complex problems through analytical decision-making. After graduating from Stirling, you’ll have a firm grasp of these skills, as well as an understanding of what it takes to turn innovative ideas into reality. We also seek to give you an edge in the job market through a range of specialist career services that you can access during your studies and after you graduate.

Find out more about how we prepare you for the world of work.

  • Take advantage of career-focused modules and the University’s employability services.
  • Management graduates from Stirling have gone on to work for leading organisations such as SSE, Tesco, Morgan Stanley, Nat-West, Rolls Royce, BT, VISA and many more.

Management graduates from the University of Stirling have gone on to a wide range of roles, including general management, project management, risk analysis and business analysis, while others have joined consultancies offering specialist services. Our alumni are playing their part in shaping businesses around the globe and have started their careers in some of the following roles:

  • Project Manager, Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE)
  • Analyst, Black Rock Financial Management
  • Marketing and Business Development Executive, Imorph Limited
  • Assistant Manager, Crocojet Sarl
  • Business Analyst, Tesco
  • Website Assistant – Despatch, Browns Fashion
  • Director of Communications, Scottish Water
  • General Manager, Nestle UK Ltd
  • Project Manager, Nat-West Bank
  • E-Learning Development Consultant, AEGON
  • Policy Advisor, Scottish Executive

Employability skills

Your employability is one of our highest priorities, and we want to make sure you have every possible advantage when you enter the job market. Our module in Professional Development and Practice (Semester 6 or 8) places a special focus on preparing you for the workplace, and our overall focus on personal and professional development is designed to help you achieve your career ambitions.

Your studies will equip you with skills in the following areas, plus many more:

  • critical analysis using qualitative and quantitative tools
  • teamwork and the capability to lead
  • effective communication and reporting
  • simulation
  • research and consultation skills
  • capability to be an independent learner

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What our students said

Alexander Johnstone
Alexander Johnstone
United Kingdom
BA Business Studies and Management
Studying at the University of Stirling provided me with a solid foundation for my career. I am grateful for the benefits I gained from my time at Stirling, which continue to have a positive impact on my professional journey.
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Fraser McDonald
Scotland
BSc (Hons) Management
I would describe my time at Stirling as enlightening, memorable and rewarding
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Lara Adamson
Lara Adamson
Canada
BSc (Hons) Management
I wouldn’t have been able to get into the career path in Project Management had I not chosen to study at Stirling, and I will be forever grateful for the staff who encouraged me and supported me throughout my university career.
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Flexible study

Are you interested in more than one of our courses? You might not have to choose between them. Here at Stirling, we believe in choice and offer more than 170 course combinations.

Management can be combined with any of the following courses:
Course nameUCAS code
Business Studies UCAS code for this combination: NN12

For a combined honours degree where the two subjects have different entry requirements, you will usually be asked to meet the higher entry requirement.

Find out more about degree flexibility and how you can take combined courses.