To join this degree, you will initially apply to BSc Management or BSc Economics and Management. During your first year, you can then put your name forward for consideration for the four-year course. Allocation of places is merit-based, depending upon your first year examination results.
Our Department of Management, part of the School of Economics, Finance and Management, is small enough to be friendly and offer strong student support yet large enough to provide an international experience. One third of our students come from outside the EU, and we have strong links with international partner institutions such as Copenhagen Business School.
Our management courses take a social science approach, examining the behaviour of individuals and organisations in their full context. Common areas of study in the first year of each of our management courses give you the option to transfer between degrees before the second year as your interests develop.
Our subjects address both theoretical and empirical aspects, our lecturing team comprises leading researchers and specialist teaching staff. Your contact time will be balanced between lectures and small-group tutorials.
In 2014 (the most recent graduation cohort at the time of writing), 28% of our students graduated with first-class honours, and a further 56% earned a 2.1.
You can apply until:
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Years one and two cover underpinning material in Analysis in Management, Organisation Theory and Management Accounting, as well as the option to choose modules in Business Law, Economics and a variety of open units from across the university. You may choose to take a language module in the language of the country where you will spend your third year abroad.
You will spend year three at a partner institution overseas, for example at Copenhagen Business School, where your studies will match the course at Bristol, before returning to Bristol for your final year, when, in addition to studying The Practice of Management and writing a Management Dissertation, you will have a range of options to choose from, including:
as well as options in Accounting, in Economics and in Finance.
If you are scientifically minded and able to communicate ideas clearly, you will enjoy the balanced approach we take in our courses, which develop the quantitative and discursive abilities which are so valued by employers. You will also enjoy studying management with us if you like a balance of approaches in your learning.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score (Grade B):
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
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