Undergraduate Programmes

Undergraduate Programmes

Study at SoM

The School of Management offers a range of undergraduate programmes across the areas of business/management, accounting/finance and economics. All of our programmes offer a fast track into the top tier of modern business or policy organisations.

Employability  A wide range of work placement options are available, including short-term activities such as a Week of Work (WOW) and Swansea Paid Internships (SPIN) over the summer vacation as well as year in industry options  (either as one continuous year or two six month placements) across our business and accounting/finance portfolio. There are also career fairs and alumni networking to help students find work at the end of their studies.  See where our students now work here – 93% of Swansea students are in employment or further study six months after graduation. 

Entrepreneurship: Swansea is one of the most entrepreneurially focused universities in the UK. We have a vibrant student society called Konetics, a new dedicated enterprise suite that provides facilities including hot-desking, rapid prototyping and 3D printing for new student start-ups, we are active members of ENACTUS and offer free business start up mentoring to students. 

Small class sizes  All of our taught programmes are focused on providing the best student experience. We supplement our traditional lecture programme with small group seminars and tutorials to engage with students – we regularly host visiting speakers from industry and academics from around the world.

World-class student facilities The School of Management has invested over a million pounds in creating a range of student facilities in our main building – including group work space with 50” plasma screens, a junior common room and state of the art computer facilities. 

A beautiful location  We are based on the picturesque beach front in Swansea, within walking distance of the city centre and just a short drive out of the city you will be in the Gower Peninsula, designated the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty back in 1956.

Accredited and highly ranked programmes Our programmes are professionally accredited to give you a head start in your chosen career. To see our current rankings, click here.

Scholarships for academically outstanding students. Find out more here

A global university that offers study abroad opportunities are available in forty countries

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Business & Management

The School of Management's highly successful BSc in Business Management (BBM) programme will prepare you for a variety of business-related careers. We offer the BBM as a generalist variant where you have the freedom to design your own programme after completing the first year or with specialist pathways where you spend half of your time within the specialist field (which is recognised on your degree certificate). All the programmes share a common first year so you are free to change degree schemes or specialisation at the end of your first year of study.

We offer our programmes in a three year or four year format. Four year programmes have the choice of one continuous year in industry (in the third year) or two six month placements (in the second and third year). A placement helps students to focus on a specific career and gain real world experience. Many employers use placements as a way to screen potential graduate recruits – with many companies hiring former placement students upon their graduation.

For more details on any of these programmes please click on the relevant programme code below.

Course3-year4-year with year work placement4-year with study abroad
BSc Business Management For students interested in all areas of business who want the freedom to design their own degree programme.  N100 N103 NN12
BSc Business Management (Marketing) For students interested in understanding how customers and business interact in a global marketplace. N1N5 N1N8 N1K5
BSc Business Management (Entrepreneurship) For students interest in starting their own business or understanding entrepreneurial behaviour.  470B 471B 480B
BSc Business Management (Operations & Supply Management) For students interested in understanding how global business supply network operate and can be improved.  470A 471A 480A
BSc Business Management (Finance) For students interested in moving into a career in finance and business.  N1N3 N1N6 N14J
BSc Business Management (e-Business ) For students interested in how computers and the internet have shaped modern business practice. N1G5 N1G6 N1G8
BSc Business Management (Management Consulting) For students interested in developing a career in management consulting.  N2N1 N2N2 N2Y1
BSc Business Management (Business Analytics) For students interested in understanding how the world of ‘big data’ operates.  N32N N33N N340
BSc Business Management (Human Resource Management) For students focused on understanding the human elements of business management.  N600 N601 N604

Graduate Profile

Graduate profile image - begbieName: Steven Begbie

From: Swindon

Course: BSc Business Management

Job: Corporate Graduate, Distribution Specialist, Nationwide Building Society‌

Starting salary: £25,500 p.a.

"The thing I liked best about my course was the variety: It included modules such as accounting and marketing, and field trips for my module in Entrepreneurship.

My degree taught me essential skills such as academic writing, IT and how to think analytically.

I use all of the skills I learned in the workplace: at the end of my degree I was offered places on the graduate training schemes of both Nationwide and Fujitsu, and I have just started working at Nationwide. 

I have four 6-month placements around the whole business to give me a broad knowledge of the company. I'm currently working within New Branch Design and ATM strategy and am investigating what the branch of the future will look like and how we will meet the needs of our customers.

Before I started at Swansea I had no clue what to expect, but it was beyond what I could dream of." 

Accounting & Finance

We offer three programmes across the areas of accounting and finance. All three share a common first year – if you are not sure which programme suits you best, you can apply to any programme and transfer up until the end of the first year. Our accounting and finance portfolio also gives you the freedom to transfer to our BSc Business Management programme at the end of the first year if you decide you would rather study in this area. All our programmes are taught by expert faculty and are designed to help you fast track your chosen career.

For students interested in general business but who would like to undertake some specialist finance modules, we also offer a BSc Business Management (Finance) programme.

We offer our programmes in a three year or four year format. Four year programmes have the choice of one continuous year in industry (in the third year) or two six month placements (in the second and third year). A placement helps students to focus on a specific career and gain real world experience. Many employers use placements as a way to screen potential graduate recruits – with many companies hiring former placement students upon their graduation.

For more details on any of these programmes please click on the relevant programme code below.

Course3-year4-year with year work placement4-year with study abroad
BSc Accounting & Finance For students interested in either area. Students have significant freedom to construct their own degree from optional modules. Designed around ACCA and CIMA professional standards and exemptions.  NN43 NN44 NN54
BSc Accounting For students interested in a career in accountancy. Designed around ACCA professional standards and exemptions.  N400 N401 N465
BSc Finance For students interested in a career in finance or investment and trading.  N300 N301 N303
BSc Business Management (Finance) For students primarily interested in business but who would also like to focus on finance.  N1N3 N1N6 N14J

Find out more about Professional Accreditation.

Graduate Profile

Katherine BowenName: Katherine Bowen

From: Swansea

Course: BSc Accounting and Finance

Job: Audit Department of Gerald Thomas and Co. Chartered Accountants

Katherine graduated from Swansea University's School of Management in 2011 with a 1st in her BSc Accounting and Finance course.  She has since achieved great success, winning the ACCA Affiliate Prize by achieving the highest mark worldwide for the five professional level papers in the December 2013 exams. Katherine also achieved the highest mark worldwide for Paper P7.

Lecturer Sarah Jones said: "Katherine was a fantastic student from the very start of her course.  She is a bright and capable student who applies herself and it is no suprise that she has done so well since graduating from the Accounting and Finance Course at the School of Management."

Economics

Our Economics portfolio reflects the very best economics education available in Europe. We offer highly focused degrees that do not require economics or mathematics A-level.  Students have the option of pursuing a general economics programme or jointly specialising in business or finance. Each of these programmes shares a common first year so students may apply for any one programme but are free to change up until the end of the first year.

For more information on any programme, please select the relevant link below. 

Course3-year 4-year with work placement4-year with study abroad 
BSc Economics For students interested in all areas of economics who want the freedom to design their own degree programme. L100 L1W0 L101
BSc Economics and Business For students interested in either area. Students have significant freedom to construct their own degree from optional modules.  L112 L1W2 L1W3
BSc Economics and Finance For students interested in both finance and economics, wishing to learn about topics within both disciplines. L111 L1W1 L1W4

Student Profile

Helen Glasby Name: Helen Glasby

Why did you choose Swansea University?

Swansea is a lovely setting and I’d visited in the past and enjoyed it, I’d heard so many great things!

 

Why did you choose to study Economics?

I was attracted to the Economics course because I really enjoyed Maths at A-Level and I wanted to follow a study of something I could apply Maths to, and which was highly relevant to things going on in the world today. There was the opportunity to do a year in industry which I thought was attractive.

The department...

The department is so helpful for students, with so many facilities for studying, employability and careers advice. The quality of teaching is very high, as our lecturers are specialised in their areas and so passionate about their teaching.

The course...

My favourite aspect of my course is the Microeconomics and International Trade modules, because they are very well taught and I find them interesting and relevant. There is a great spread of modules on the course, a wide range of topics, so no matter which area you are interested in, there is always something you can choose from.

Employability

We get plenty of opportunity to come to talks about careers and employment, along with plenty of skills training throughout our time here. There are so many useful resources in terms of building your CV and helping you to get experience in your area.

Would you recommend your course to others?

I’d definitely recommend Economics to others. The course is so useful and opens up a lot of doors to your career.