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BSc (Hons) Management

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

Clearing places available to eligible students      Clearing 2018

Key facts

  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Start date September or January
  • Duration 48 months or 36 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based

The University of Stirling Management School is ranked among the top 25 in the UK for research impact in business and management – making it the perfect place to sharpen your leadership skills and gain rich insights 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 former Management students 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
  • Prizes or awards

    Management Undergraduate Dissertation Prize
    A research-based prize of £200 is open to every student writing a Management dissertation and is awarded to the student who submits the best undergraduate dissertation. The prize may be shared if more than one dissertation achieves the highest mark.

  • Year 1 entry – Four-year honours

    SQA Highers
    ABBB – one sitting
    AABB – two sittings 

    GCE A-levels
    BBB 

    IB Diploma
    32 

    BTEC (Level 3)
    DDM

  • Year 2 entry – Three-year honours

    SQA Advanced Highers
    ABB

    GCE A-levels
    ABB

    IB Diploma
    35

  • Other qualifications

    Scottish HNC/HND
    Year one Minimum entry – Bs in graded units

    English, Welsh and Northern Irish HNC/HND
    English, Welsh and NI HNC/D - Merits and Distinctions

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

  • Advanced entry

    Advanced entry is possible with an HNC/D in Business. For information on accepted courses please consult 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.

    Mathematics Standard Grade (3), National 5 (C), Intermediate 2 (C), GCSE (C) or equivalent. If examinations are taken over two sittings, or there are repeats or upgrades, the entrance requirements may be higher.

  • Other routes of entry

    Access courses and other UK/EU and international qualifications are also welcomed.

    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 - 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill
    • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C
    • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C
    • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component
    • IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17

    More information on our 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

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 details given below are subject to change as the University regularly revises and refreshes the curriculum of our taught programmes. The modules outlined below represent those offered in 2017/18 on this course of study.

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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.

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  • Fees and costs

    Fees shown are per year (Fees are different for each course)

      2018/19 2019/20

    Scottish/EU Students

    Although you’re liable for annual tuition fees, students domiciled in Scotland or the EU will be able to 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 online.

    You will be liable to pay tuition fees for every year you’re in attendance, and your fees will be held level upon entry. Please note if you need to extend your period of study, you may be liable for an additional fee.

    Important note for EU students

    The Scottish Government has confirmed that EU students enrolling in the 2018 and 2019 academic year will be entitled to free tuition fees in Scotland. EU Students will retain that status for the duration of their four year degree. The future fee status of EU students enrolling in UK universities will depend on the timing and terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union. The University will make decisions on fee levels for EU students enrolling in 2020 when further guidance is available from the Scottish and UK governments, and will publicise information about fee levels and financial support available on the University website.

    While students should be aware this may mean a change from the current position where EU students are treated with equivalence to Scottish students, it is also important to note that any changes would also require changes to existing UK and Scottish legislation. Current indications are that the UK would leave the EU at the earliest in 2020, so any changes would not take effect before the academic year 2020/21.

    £1,820*

    *This tuition fee is set by the Scottish Government, and may be subject to change.

    £1,820*

    Students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland

    If you’re domiciled in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, you’ll be able to apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees, from your relevant funding body.

    You will be liable to pay tuition fees for every year you’re in attendance, and your fees will be held level upon entry. Please note if you need to extend your period of study, you may be liable for an additional fee.

    If you successfully complete Years 1-3 of your course, you will also be eligible to receive an Honours Year Scholarship valued at £9,250 to cover the tuition fee costs of your fourth and final year of study. Learn more about the Honours Year Scholarship.

    There is additional funding available for students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland – please see Funding opportunities below.

    £9,250 £9,250

    Overseas (Non-EU) Students

    You will be liable to pay fees for every year you’re in attendance, and your fees will be held level upon entry. Please note if you need to extend your period of study, you may be liable for an additional fee.

    £12,140 £12,450

    You should expect to pay fees for every year you attend. 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.

  • Funding opportunities

    Students domiciled in Scotland and the EU

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

    Students domiciled in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (RUK)

    Eligible students domiciled in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be able to receive the University’s Undergraduate Choice Scholarship, which offers a £1,000 cash award for Years 1-3 of study to eligible students coming to us with a minimum of AAB at A-level or equivalent

    Alternatively, the Undergraduate Merit Scholarship offers a £1,000 cash award for Years 1-3 of study to eligible students coming to us with a minimum of AAB at A-level or equivalent.

    You don’t need to apply for these awards - 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.

  • Additional costs

    If you choose to attend your graduation ceremony, you will be liable for an additional charge. There is no charge if you wish to graduate in absentia. Learn more about additional fees.

  • 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.

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.

  • Over 97% of University of Stirling undergraduate leavers are in employment or further study within six months of graduating. (HESA DLHE 2016/17)
  • 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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