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Loughborough University

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Undergraduate study

Management Sciences student profile

Management Sciences student profile

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Management Sciences - 2017 entry

 

BSc (Hons) DPS/DintS* 4 years full time sandwich
UCAS code - N201

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

  • About the course
  • Course structure
  • Career opportunities
  • Entry criteria
  • Next steps

Successful modern organisations depend upon people with a good understanding of business who are capable of handling and analysing huge volumes of information, in order to make effective and timely decisions.

Management Sciences is a broad based business degree with a track record of producing innovative decision-makers who are highly sought-after in the business world.

Flexibility is a key element of the course, allowing you to explore all aspects of management whilst keeping your career options open. 

About the course

Management Sciences  is a four year degree and includes a year on placement or studying abroad (or six months on each) as an integral part of the course. Our final year students regularly comment on how this experience aids their understanding of the material we teach in the final year and their employability prospects.

In the first two years, as well as helping you to develop your numeracy and computing skills, you will be introduced to the organisational, marketing, financial and economic environments within which managers and organisations must operate. We will help you to develop your communication and interpersonal skills and your ability to work in groups, developing practical skills essential for working in today’s businesses.

By studying the main management functions of accounting, finance, human resources management, information management, marketing and operations management you will be able to make an informed choice from the entire spectrum of business placements for your third year.

In the final year you will be able to draw upon insights and experiences from your professional placement or year abroad. You will pursue a small number of core management subjects in further depth, but the majority of the final year is chosen by you from a wide range of options. This allows you to tailor the course to match your own interests and career aspirations, while maintaining a focus on key decision-making and analytical skills.

Year on Professional placement or Studying Abroad

  • salaried Professional Placement helps you test drive a career and stand out to employers. Our dedicated Placements Office work with over 400 leading employers of all sizes around the world to help you secure a placement. Typically around 1/3rd of placement students are offered a job by their placement employer.
  • Studying Abroad at one of our partner universities around the world also boosts your employability and helps you develop intercultural skills highly prized by employers.

Satisfactory completion of either of these options results in either a Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) or a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) in addition to your degree.

Recent placements for Management Sciences students

Accenture (Analyst)
adidas UK Ltd (Financial Planning Analyst)
Bank of England (Human Resources Recruitment Associate)
Barclays (Senior Administrator)
Caterpillar (Human Resources Intern)
Fujitsu (Sales and Marketing Account Manager)
GE Healthcare (Customer Care Process Intern)
GSK (Acting Communications Manager)
Kimberly-Clark (Marketing Services Co-ordinator, Europe)
KPMG (Auditor)
Mars (Supplier Development Analyst)

Microgen (Business Analyst)
Nomura International (Financial Controller)
PwC (Assurance Department Associate)
Toyota (GB) Plc (Lexus Strategy and Planning)
Tui Travel Plc (Commercial Assistant)
UBS (New Business Development)
Volkswagen Group UK Ltd (Marketing
Communications Assistant)
Waitrose Ltd (Supplier Management Administrative Assistant)
Warner Brothers (International Television Marketing Intern)

The core subjects and options may vary from year to year. For the latest information please email us.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Skills for Study, Placement and Employment
  • Business Modelling
  • Microeconomics for Business
  • Financial Framework
  • Principles of Marketing
  • The Marketing Mix
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Organisations in the International Context

Plus two modules from a list of options (including other introductory management subjects and languages).

Year 2

  • Management Science Methods
  • Data Analysis for Management
  • Brand Management
  • Accounting for Management Decisions
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Business Information Management
  • Information Systems Development

Plus four modules from a list of options (including Sales Management, International Business, Organisational Studies, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, Financial Management, Consumer Behaviour, Languages.

Year on Professional placement or Studying Abroad

  • salaried Professional Placement helps you test drive a career and stand out to employers. Our dedicated Placements Office work with over 400 leading employers of all sizes around the world to help you secure a placement. Typically around 1/3rd of placement students are offered a job by their placement employer.
  • Studying Abroad at one of our partner universities around the world also boosts your employability and helps you develop intercultural skills highly prized by employers.

Satisfactory completion of either of these options results in either a Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) or a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) in addition to your degree.

Final Year

Compulsory modules

  • Technology in Business and Society
  • Strategic Management

Plus nine modules from a wide range of options including: Consulting Practice & Decision Making, Business Forecasting, Marketing, Strategy and Planning, Career Management, International Marketing, Business Planning for New Ventures, Strategic Information Management, Project Management, Advanced Interpersonal Skills, Simulation for Decision Support.

Please note that optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

Teaching and learning

Our extensive and regular interaction with major companies around the world ensures all our teaching is commercially relevant. Find out more about how you will be taught and assessed at Loughborough to give the very best learning experience.

Career opportunities for Management Sciences graduates

Our great all-round student experience develops well-rounded graduates who are highly employable:

  • Loughborough was ranked joint 3rd in UK for Graduate Prospects in Business and Management Studies (Complete University Guide, 2017).
  • Loughborough is one of the top 15 universities most targeted by leading recruiters according to the 2016 Graduate Market Review (High Fliers Research).*

Management Sciences graduates are highly regarded by major employers and go on to follow a wide range of careers. As a result we achieve an exceptionally high graduate employment rates and starting salaries. Career destinations includeconsultancy, banking, marketing and human resource management.

Example graduate destinations: Accenture (Business Analyst); Microsoft (Project Support Manager); Warner Brothers (Research Analyst); L’Oréal (Trainee Marketing Manager); Rolls-Royce (Buyer).

*Source: High Fliers Research, ‘The Graduate Market in 2016’, January 2016

Entry criteria – 2017 entry

Information about the entry requirements for this course are below. 
A-level AAB (Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Communication and Culture). In some circumstances we may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects
SQA AH AB Advanced Highers plus AAB Highers
IB 35 points minimum with Grades 6 6 5 at HL
Other BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDD profile in relevant subjects
Additional Strong GCSE profile including minimum grade B in Maths and English Language (or equivalent)

All applications must be made through UCAS. To find out what to do next, please read our how to apply section.


SQA AH
 = Scottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers 
IB = International Baccalaureate Diploma 
BTEC = Business and Technology Education Council (UK)

Next steps

If you are interested in studying our Management Sciences BSc please follow the links for further useful information:


Contact details

To enquire about any of undergraduate courses please contact:

Charlotte Connor
Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment Officer
Tel: +44 (0)1509 223393 
Email: sbe.ug@lboro.ac.uk 



 

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