In an increasingly cutthroat global economy, we aim to create reflective, socially and ethically aware specialists in operations management.
You’ll learn to identify problems, gather relevant information and analyse your data to make decisions and take action.
More mathematically rigorous than the equivalent BA, the BSc in Business and Management is a well-balanced degree that will prepare you to make complex decisions in a volatile global marketplace. Your year in industry will give you the chance to put your skills into practice at the cutting edge of management theory, then draw on your first-hand experience to inform your final year of study.
This course is available as a three-year degree, without a year in industry: Business and Management (BSc).
Gain management-related experience, apply your academic knowledge and improve your employability with an integrated year in industry.
Gain experience of business planning, presenting, negotiating and the everyday decision-making and creative thinking that employers value most.
I absolutely loved my placement year. Not only did I meet a lot of great people and have some incredible experiences, but the skills and knowledge that I have gained from the year have been invaluable.Becci, Management School student. Read about Becci's placement at Experian
Our business and management, accounting and finance degrees share some common elements in Year 1 to introduce you to the core concepts underpinning these key disciplines.
As you progress, you'll develop the knowledge and skills acquired in your first year, giving both depth and breadth to your learning, with an emphasis on mathematical skills and statistical analysis. You'll be able to choose optional modules to widen your knowledge or bring your specialism into focus.
In your third year, you'll undertake a 12-month paid placement in industry. You'll develop your understanding of business and management, apply the theories you've learned and enhance your employability.
There are opportunities for you to spend time abroad during your course:
In Year 1, you'll study seven core modules, which introduce some of the key concepts and techniques used in business and management. The modules give a broad overview of topics you may want to specialise in in later years, with assessments designed to develop your academic skills. You'll enhance your understanding of accountancy and statistical research methods.
In addition to the above you will also need to complete our online Academic Integrity module.
This module covers some of the essential skills and knowledge which will help you to study independently and produce work of a high academic standard which is vital for success at York.
This module will:
In Year 2 you'll develop your understanding further, and explore some new areas of study. Modules build on the concepts introduced in Year 1, expanding your understanding of key topics, research techniques and practical skills.
You can also choose to add a placement in industry before your final year.
A year in industry gives you the opportunity to apply your academic learning to a real-life business. Salaries for these placements are typically £14,000 - £18,000, but have been as high as £45,000.
Our dedicated Placements Office advertise hundreds of vacancies each year. You can find placements in all sorts of industries, all over the world. If you have an idea of where you'd like to work, our team can help you find and apply for a suitable position. In recent years placements have included:
In your final year you'll take three core modules. You can then choose option modules to develop new skills, take a closer look at topics you're familiar with, or investigate an interesting subject in detail.
You can take three option modules, or one option module plus a dissertation based on an original research project.
Choose one of the following Autumn options:
Choose two of the following Spring/Summer options:
The dissertation is completed over the whole year. If you undertake a dissertation this counts as your Autumn choice and one of your Spring/Summer choices:
Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
Every course at York has been designed to provide clear and ambitious learning outcomes. These learning outcomes give you an understanding of what you will be able to do at the end of the course. We develop each course by designing modules that grow your abilities towards the learning outcomes and help you to explain what you can offer to employers. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
The business project gave me a valuable insight into the running of a business and the input from businesses such as IBM and Davis Langdon was extremely useful.Selina, BSc Management
10th equal for business and management studies
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2020
We're 1st for 'Overall Satisfaction' in Management Studies among Russell Group universities included in the 2019 National Student Survey.
You may find it useful to buy textbooks, and for some modules this may be required. Textbooks usually cost around £30 - £60 each.
UK/EU or international fees? The level of fee that you will be asked to pay depends on whether you're classed as a UK, EU or international student.
For more information about tuition fees, any reduced fees for study abroad and work placement years, scholarships, tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and living costs see undergraduate fees and funding.
We'll confirm more funding opportunities for students joining us in 2020/21 throughout the year.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.
“Students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes”
The TEF Panel, Office for Students, June 2018
Our Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award demonstrates our commitment to the delivery of consistently outstanding teaching and learning for our students.
You’ll study and learn with academics who are active researchers, experts in their field and have a passion for their subjects. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace. Find out more about our approach to teaching and learning.
We focus on teaching the skills and expertise that employers want. We use practical problems and case studies from our industrial partners to ensure our modules are relevant to modern industry. Our passionate tutors' research-led teaching puts you at the forefront of current issues in business and management.
We use a wide range of teaching methods to suit different learning styles, including:
Our courses are designed to encourage you to take responsibility for your own learning and development, but with all the support you need available from our academics.
As a guide, students on this course typically spend their time as follows:
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|Lectures and seminars||168 hours||132 hours||0 hours||132 hours|
|Placement||0 hours||0 hours||1200 hours||0 hours|
The figures above are based on data from 2016/17.
The rest of your time on the course will be spent on independent study. This may include preparation for classes, follow-up work, wider reading, practice completion of assessment tasks, or revision.
Everyone learns at a different rate, so the number of hours will vary from person to person. In UK higher education the expectation is that full-time students will spend 1,200 hours a year learning.
You will be based in the Management School on Campus East. Most of your teaching will take place in the Law and Management Building, with additional contact hours elsewhere on Campus East and occasionally Campus West.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
You will be assessed using a mixture of essays, projects and examinations. For some modules you'll produce reports, strategy documents or group presentations.
In your final year you will have some scope to choose forms of assessment that you prefer through selection of optional modules. You can pick modules which emphasise presentation skills, essay writing or exams. You could choose to work on an extended dissertation based on your own research and analysis of a current issue or problem in management.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
The figures above are based on data from 2016/17.
Our bespoke employability sessions help you identify and improve your skills. Our dedicated support team will help you to build an employability portfolio and to present yourself at your best for the next step of your career.
Our graduates go on to careers in all aspects of business and management. Many progress to postgraduate degrees at York and other leading universities.
Recent graduates' positions include:
The focus is on creating a springboard for success. The studies here at York are just as concerned with the academical aspect as with the implementation of gained knowledge and skills in real life. It is a great way of preparing you for successful a future.Merilyn, BSc Business and Management
|Access to Higher Education Diploma||36 credits at Distinction and 9 credits at Merit or higher.|
|BTEC National Extended Diploma||DDD|
|Cambridge Pre-U||D3, D3, M2|
|International Baccalaureate||35 points|
We also require GCSE Mathematics at grade 5 (B). We do not accept adult numeracy in lieu of GCSE Maths.
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
|IELTS||6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component|
|PTE Academic||61, with a minimum of 55 in each component|
|GCSE/IGCSE/O level English Language (as a first or second language)||Grade C|
|C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency||176, with a minimum of 169 each component|
|TOEFL||87 overall, with a minimum of 21 in Listening, 21 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 21 in Writing|
|Trinity ISE III||Merit in all components|
For more information see our undergraduate English language requirements.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current IELTS scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
To apply to York, you will need to complete an online application via UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
If you have faced obstacles to higher education, or you are returning to education after a long absence, you may benefit from the York Access Scheme.
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