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 2022, January 2023
  • Duration 48 months or 36 months
  • Mode of study part time, full time
  • Delivery on campus
  • UCAS Code N200
  • Study abroad opportunities

Overview

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 course graduates who have gone on to work for the likes of Visa, Rolls Royce and the Scottish Government. Where will your future in management lead you?

Top reasons to study with us

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. Please check the SWAP progression routes document for details.

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 by possible depending on your qualifications. To find out more go to our advanced entry pages.

Additional information

General entrance requirements apply

If you’ve taken exams over two sittings, repeated an exam, or been upgraded, the entrance requirements may be higher.

Other routes of entry

INTO University of Stirling offers an International Foundation programme for international students who don’t meet the required academic and English-language criteria. This course offers a pathway to study at the University of Stirling through an excellent teaching and learning experience in the high-quality study facilities on campus.

International Foundation 

Successful completion of the International Foundation in Business, Finance, Economics and Marketing to the required standard provides direct entry to year two of a range of BA Honours programmes, including Accounting (either as single honours or as combined honours with Business Law, Business Studies, Economics, Finance or Marketing).

Subject to additional entry qualifications. year 3 entry to the BA Honours in Accounting and the BA Honours in Finance and Investment is also available to INTO International Foundation students via the Integrated International Year Two pathway.

For more information, and to apply, visit INTO University of Stirling.

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 5.5 in each skill
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) 169 overall with a minimum of 162 in each sub-skill
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) 180 overall with a minimum of 162 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
  • IBT TOEFL Special Home Edition 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing
  • Trinity ISE II Pass overall and Pass in each sub-skill, ISE III Pass overall and in all sub-skills, ISE IV Pass overall and in all sub-skills
  • Aptis (4 skills) CEFR B2 overall and B2 in all sub-skills
  • Duolingo 95 overall with a minimum of 90 in all sub-skills
  • LanguageCert International ESOL B2 Communicator -  Pass with minimum 33 in each sub-skill

Last updated: 24 March 2022

You must also check the specific English language requirements for your country.

For more information on ways that you can meet our English language requirements, including options to waive the requirement, please read our information on English language 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, business ethics, project management and more. You’ll also have the chance to take elective modules in accounting and finance for managers. In your final year, you’ll write a dissertation based on a business or service, in which you’re encouraged to investigate a particular problem and broaden your skills in research and problem solving. 

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 2021). 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 a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, computer-based workshops, case studies and occasional industrial visits.

Assessment

You'll be assessed by coursework and exams.

Study abroad

You’ll have the opportunity to broaden your horizons and study abroad through our well-established connections with several international universities.

Find out more about studying abroad.

Fees and funding

Fees and costs

Academic year: 2021/22 2022/23
Scottish students £1,820* £1,820 *
Students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland £9,250 £9,250
European Union students £15,100 £15,900
Overseas students (non-EU) £15,100 £15,900

Scottish students

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

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

Although you’re liable for annual tuition fees, students domiciled in Scotland can apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish Government on their behalf. If you’re unsure of your fee status, you can check your eligibility.

If you need to take additional modules or resit modules, you’ll 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 will be charged the annual fee each year when you enrol. Your fees will be held at the same level throughout your course.

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 who are living in the Common Travel Area of the UK, Islands or Ireland and are starting a course of study in Scotland in session 2021/22 will be entitled to apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for funding. See more information on the SAAS website.

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 below for more information.

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.

European Union students

For EU students starting studies in academic year 2022/23, we will award an automatic scholarship of up to £30k over the duration of your course. This is subject to eligibility criteria.

Students from the Republic of Ireland should see the fee and funding information under England, Wales, NI and Republic of Ireland.

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.

Overseas students (non-EU)

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 opportunities

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

Students domiciled in Scotland

The University of Stirling offers undergraduate funding opportunities for students domiciled in Scotland. To find out if you’re eligible to apply for an award, use our scholarship finder.

EU students

For EU students starting studies in academic year 2022/23, we will award an automatic scholarship of up to £30k over the duration of your course. This is subject to eligibility criteria.

Students domiciled in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

The Undergraduate Choice Scholarship provides a £1,000 cash award to all students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland who meet the conditions of their offer and select the University of Stirling as their Firm or Insurance choice on UCAS.

The University also offers the Undergraduate Merit Scholarship, which is awarded to selected students and provides a £1,000 cash award per year for years 1-3 of study. To be considered for the Merit Scholarship, students require a minimum of AAB at A-level or equivalent.

In addition, students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland who enter in year 1 and progress successfully through years 2 and 3 will receive our Honours Year Scholarship, which covers the cost of undergraduate tuition fees in the Honours year of study.

You don’t need to apply for the awards listed above - we'll automatically identify your eligibility as part of the admissions process.

To explore other scholarships and learn more about funding opportunities, use our scholarship finder.

Students domiciled overseas

The University of Stirling offers generous undergraduate funding opportunities for overseas students. To find out if you're eligible to apply for an award, use our scholarship finder.

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.

EU and overseas 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.

  • 93% of our graduates were in employment or further study fifteen months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2021, HESA)
  • Take advantage of career-focussed modules and the University’s employability services.
  • Management graduates from Stirling have gone on to work for leading organisations such as Rolls Royce, BT, Sun Microsystems 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:

  • Analyst, Black Rock Financial Management
  • Marketing and Business Development Executive, Imorph Limited
  • Assistant Manager, Crocojet Sarl
  • Website Assistant – Despatch, Browns FashionDirector of Communications, Scottish Water
  • General Manager, Nestle UK Ltd
  • 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:

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Critical evaluation
  • Research
  • Independent learning

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What our students said

Umberto Azeglio Politro
Umberto Azeglio Politro
Italy
BA(Hons) Business Studies and Management
One of the features that I liked most about the course is the exceptional level of expertise demonstrated by the lecturers and professors. Throughout my undergraduate studies, I had the opportunity to learn from highly skilled experts in their fields, who always took the time to answer my every question and satisfy my curiosity.
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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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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 220 course combinations.