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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Business Management

UCAS Code: N100

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Maths and English at GCSE level grade C or 4

Various Access Courses are accepted: Access to Community, Education & Humanities Access to University Study Access to Arts, Social Sciences & Primary Teaching Access to Languages, Arts and Social Sciences Access to Languages with Business Access to Humanities/Primary Education Access to Degree Studies Access to Arts & Social Science Access to Humanities Access to Social Sciences Access to Teaching

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

To include Maths at Standard level

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3

Maths and English at Ordinary level grade O4 or H5.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Scottish HNC

Pass

Successful completion of your HNC in any subject with a C in the graded unit. Must also show Maths at Nat 5 grade C.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

National 5 in Maths and English at grade C.

UCAS Tariff

102-104

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Business and management

More and more employers require business management graduates who can join their companies and hit the ground running. This degree will give you both the theoretical business knowledge and, crucially, the practical experience you need to make your professional mark from day one. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad.

Let’s talk business. When you study for a degree in business management at QMU you’ll gain a deep understanding of the nature and core functions of businesses. How do successful companies manage their resources? What’s the best way to make an organisation environmentally sustainable? What marks out a successful entrepreneur? You can study a broad business management degree or (after two years of general study) decide to focus your learning on the enterprise, finance or marketing elements of business management.
People do business with people. If you have first-class management skills and practical expertise, people are going to want to be in business with you. The best companies will want you. That’s why our business management options are designed to give you the knowledge and skills that you need to thrive as a business leader and manager in the fast-moving marketplaces of tomorrow.

All students enrol on the general business management degree for Years One and Two. This is when you’ll build a strong foundation in core business management areas – marketing, economics, finance, human resource management, entrepreneurship, digital business and law.

In Year Three you’ll choose which of the four named routes you wish to specialise toward. You can study for a general business management degree or focus on one particular area such as enterprise, finance or marketing. This will allow you to graduate with a specialist award, for example in BA (Hons) Business Management with Enterprise.

Whichever business management path you take, you’ll be equipped with the skills employers are looking for – negotiation, project management, problem solving, critical thinking and team working.
Your practical business expertise will be honed by placements, guest speakers from the business world, business projects and the creation of your own business plan. You’ll also have the opportunity (subject to availability) in Years Two or Three to study for one semester at a university overseas in North America, Canada, Hong Kong, Europe, New Zealand or Australia.

Modules

Year One

Year One is designed as an introductory year, which will not only introduce you to key subject matter in business, but will allow you to develop the skills and learning techniques required in university level education.

Modules are:

Introduction to Marketing
Introduction to Economics
Introduction to Business in Society
Introduction to Finance and Accounting
Introduction to Management
Entrepreneurship
Year Two

Operations Management
Business Law
Live Business Event
Human Resource Management
Digital Business and E-Commerce Management
Negotiation
Years Three and Four

From Year Three you can choose which route in business management you wish to specialise in. Modules are tailored to each route – see below the course page for more information.

Assessment methods

You’ll be taught in lectures, seminars and practical workshops. Outside these formally timetabled sessions you’ll be expected to continue learning through self-study. You’ll be assessed by a range of methods such as written exams, reports, poster presentations, business plans, live pitch, group presentations and negotiation role play.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£13,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen Margaret University

Department:

School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Business and management

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
E
E

After graduation


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Business and management

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
57%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Managers and proprietors in other services
8%
Business, research and administrative professionals

As only a small number of students take courses in this subject area, there isn't much information on what graduates do when they finish, so bear that in mind when you review any stats. Management, finance and business roles are common, but it's a good idea to ask tutors what previous graduates taking specific courses went on to do when you're at an open day.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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