Undergraduate study2017

BSc (Hons)

Management Sciences

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2017

Management Sciences is a flexible, broad-based course which prepares students for careers in any area of business and management, whilst also ensuring graduates develop the essential analytical and information handling skills demanded by today’s dynamic business environment.

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  • Study Abroad
  • Placement Year

BSc (Hons)

Management Sciences

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2017

Management Sciences is a flexible, broad-based course which prepares students for careers in any area of business and management, whilst also ensuring graduates develop the essential analytical and information handling skills demanded by today’s dynamic business environment.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • Among just 1% of Business Schools in the world to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation
  • 93% of graduates in works or further study 2014 graduates) 
  • Top 10 in all our subject areas (The Times Good University Guide 2016)

Management Sciences has a long and very successful history of producing innovative decision-makers who are highly sought-after in the business world.

Successful modern organisations depend upon people who are able to handle, analyse and make effective and timely decisions based on the huge volume of information available. The course also recognises that in order to maximise the effectiveness of such skills, graduates require a broad understanding of the process and styles of management and the context in which business decisions are made.

Flexibility is a key element of the course - in the first two years we will provide you with a broad introduction to business and management. The final year will build on your placement experiences and the majority of your final year modules will be chosen by you.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich N201
Course overview

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.

By studying all the main management functions of accounting, finance, human resource 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 apply the practical experiences from your professional placement to your studies. 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, allowing you to tailor the course to match your own particular interests/career aspirations.

Alongside these subject specific skills, we will help you to develop practical skills essential for working in today’s businesses, by focusing on your communication and interpersonal skills and your ability to work in groups.

Teaching and learning methods

We are committed to helping you stand out in an increasingly competitive graduate job market and many of our graduates go on to enjoy rewarding careers with major international companies.

Our high quality courses develop skills valued by employers including independent learning and research, analytical skills, group work, presentation skills, project work, computer skills and numeracy. Our wide variety of optional modules enable you to focus on areas related to your career aspirations.

Lectures are supported by online resources, tutorials, workshops, seminars and discussion groups. Some tutorials are streamed according to prior qualifications in mathematics.

Assessment

The assessment of modules is very much dependant on the nature of the subjects, with some modules assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% examination.

Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, contribution in tutorials, group work, presentations, business reports, problem-sheets and computer-based exercises.

Enterprise ethos

Enterprise is a key part of the Loughborough experience and can really boost your job prospects. All our business degrees include a module to develop our students’ enterprise and employability skills. There are also specific modules in entrepreneurship for those with aspirations to start their own businesses.

Student Enterprise thrives on campus with a range of extra-curricular activities including business planning competitions, events, and support services for students with real business ideas.

Selection

Selection interviews are not normally held, and offers of places are made on the basis of your UCAS form, particularly your referee’s report and previous examination performances. Candidates who are offered a place are invited to visit the School and meet staff and current students on one of several Visit Days.

Graduate destinations

The Management Sciences course will prepare you for employment in a very wide range of careers including consultancy, investment banking, as a functional specialist, or general management in the private or public sector.

Each year our graduates go into a very wide range of jobs and are quickly given high levels of responsibility. Many large organisations specifically target our graduates and surveys show that starting salaries of our graduates are well above average.

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

Course structure

Year 1
  • 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 3
  • Salaried professional placement
  • Alternatively you can choose to study abroad at an overseas partner university, or a mixture of professional placement and study abroad
Year 4
  • 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

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: N201 BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

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)

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2016-17

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,000
International Students (Band A course) £14,950

Course fees for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as they are available.

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Professional placement

The third year of the course is spent on a salaried business placement. This is usually in a management-trainee situation with one of a broad range of major UK companies.

Our dedicated placements office has contacts with over 400 companies worldwide who regularly target our students to recruit for salaried placement positions, many of whom are offered a job after their degree.

Every year students comment on the value of the placement and the skills developed through the placement. On successful completion of the placement year, you will be awarded a Diploma in Professional Studies in addition to your degree.

Study abroad

You can also choose to develop your language skills by spending the year between your second and final year studying abroad at one of our partner universities around the world. This results in the award of a Diploma in International Studies in addition to your degree. Additionally, you could combine a shorter business placement abroad with one semester studying in a partner university taught in English.

Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: N201

Our students

Channing L

“There is so much to get involved in at Loughborough through my course and though extra-curricular activities. I feel I’m constantly developing as an individual.”

Helen O

“The quality of teaching, from the number of industry experts and researchers, is really high at Loughborough and our lecturers’ passion in their subjects is reflected in our lectures.”

Matt E

“I completed a six week summer internship with Ernst and Young (EY) before my final year, where they offered me a Graduate Scheme job after I graduate.”

Christina C

“I've had a great experience here at Loughborough. Students do not discriminate or isolate you as a mature student and I've made some great friends here of all ages.”

Simon L

“I've been given lots of time, advice and additional projects to get involved with by my personal tutor, which was fundamental to obtaining the placement year I wanted as an Accenture analyst.”

Channing L

“There is so much to get involved in at Loughborough through my course and though extra-curricular activities. I feel I’m constantly developing as an individual.”

Helen O

“The quality of teaching, from the number of industry experts and researchers, is really high at Loughborough and our lecturers’ passion in their subjects is reflected in our lectures.”

Matt E

“I completed a six week summer internship with Ernst and Young (EY) before my final year, where they offered me a Graduate Scheme job after I graduate.”

Christina C

“I've had a great experience here at Loughborough. Students do not discriminate or isolate you as a mature student and I've made some great friends here of all ages.”

Simon L

“I've been given lots of time, advice and additional projects to get involved with by my personal tutor, which was fundamental to obtaining the placement year I wanted as an Accenture analyst.”