BSc Business Management (e-Business) with year work placement

  1. UCAS code:
    N1G6
    Duration:
    4yrs Full-time (with a year in Industry)
  2. Typical offer:
    ABB-BBB
  3. 93% Graduate Employment

Course Overview

Ideally suited to students with a keen interest in e-business and its application to the business environment, this degree provides students with a broad range of expertise across the main areas of business and management (such as marketing, operations management, finance, accounting, strategy and human resource management) together with an intensive focus on topics such as information systems management, e-commerce, social media, and application development.

The four year option offers students the opportunity to undertake either a year-long or two six-month industrial placements. These will be invaluable in helping the student to gain real-world experience and network with leading business thinkers and many companies go on to hire their placement students on graduation. Students do not need to decide on application which placement route they prefer – they can choose their preferred option in their first year of study.

Key Features

  • All modules are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge
  • Opportunity to undertake work placements in both three year (single week or summer internship) and four year (year in industry) variants
  • 93% of Swansea students in employment six months after graduating
  • High contact time – our modules come with a lecture (in class sizes capped at approximately 150 students) and seminar/tutorial (in class sizes capped at 30) every single week
  • Fully refurbished facilities – we have invested half a million pounds in a recent refurbishment to our student facilities
  • Scholarships available for outstanding students – click here for more details. 

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MN-2008Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Digital and Social Media Marketing
MN-2011Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Information Systems
MN-2040Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Strategic Analysis
MN-2514Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business Information Systems
MN-2518Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15e-Business
Optional Modules
Semester 1 

Choose Exactly 15 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students should select 15 credits from the following list for Semester 1. Optional modules will be offered subject to demand, availability and timetable constraints. Students should note and check BEFORE selecting whether modules have any special requirements, such as pre-requisites, co-requisites or incompatibles. NOTE: Pre-reqs need to have been taken in a previous year and co-reqs have to be selected in the current year

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-2003Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Corporate Governance and Ethics
MN-2004Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Corporate Finance 1
MN-2006Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Managing Teams
MN-2007Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Strategic Marketing Planning
MN-2009Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Change Management
MN-2010Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Marketing 1
MN-2013Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Organisational Behaviour
MN-2015Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Programming for Analytics
MN-2017Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Management Science 1
MN-2019Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Composition & Critical Writing
MN-2021Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Micro-economics 2Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1015 or MN-1014 or MN-1511 or MNE102. Split-year placement students need to have completed MN-2524 OR one of the specified pre-reqs.
MN-2023Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Economic History and Industrial Development
MN-2027Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Development Economics 1Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1512 or MN-1015 or MN-1014 or MN-1511 or MNE102
MN-2028Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Econometrics 1Students cannot select this module if they have previously completed either MN-1509 or MNA100
MN-2029Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Environmental and Resource EconomicsStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1011 or MN-1015 or MN-1014 or MN-1511 or MNE102.
MN-2030Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Financial Statement Analysis
MN-2031Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Principles of Financial AccountingStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1003 or MN-1515
MN-2035Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Global Business Environment: International Political Economy
MN-2041Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Economic PolicyStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1011 or MN-1015 or MN-1014 or MN-1511 or MNE102.
MN-N001Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)0English for Management 1This is a non-credit bearing module aimed at School of Management Students whose first language is not English and who wish to improve their English language skills.
AND
Semester 2 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students should select 30 credits from the following list for Semester 2. Optional modules will be offered subject to demand, availability and timetable constraints. Students should note and check BEFORE selecting whether modules have any special requirements, such as pre-requisites, co-requisites or incompatibles. NOTE: Pre-reqs need to have been taken in a previous year and co-reqs have to be selected in the current year

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-2502Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial Markets and Institutions
MN-2505Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Investments: Assets; Equities and Bonds
MN-2506Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Maths 2 for Business
MN-2508Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Human Resource Management
MN-2509Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Management Consulting 1
MN-2510Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Consumer Behaviour 1
MN-2511Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Business
MN-2512Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Industrial Marketing
MN-2513Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Supply Chain Management
MN-2515Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Social Enterprise Project
MN-2517Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Statistics 2 for Business
MN-2519Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business and Employment Law
MN-2520Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business Analytics
MN-2521Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Public Speaking
MN-2522Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Social Marketing
MN-2526Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Defence Economics 1Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1015 or MN-1014 or MN-1511
MN-2527Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Macro-economics 2Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1014 or MN-1015 or MN-1511 or MNE102. Split-year placement students need to have completed MN-2024 OR one of the specified pre-reqs
MN-2528Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Econometrics 2Pre-reqs: MN-1509 or MNA100 (or MN-2028 for Business students undertaking split year placements).
MN-2529Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15European Economic IntegrationStudents wishing to select this module will need to have also selected MN-2021 Micro-economics 2 as a co-requisite module.
MN-2534Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Principles of Management Accounting
MN-2536Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Service Operations Management
MN-2544Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Development Economics 2To select this module, students will need to have also selected MN-2027 Development Economics 1
MN-2545Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Theory of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
MN-2548Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Auditing 1To take this module, students need to have also selected MN-2031 Principles of Financial Accounting
MN-2549Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Decision AnalysisStudents cannot select this module if they have previously completed MNB218.
MN-2550Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Economics and Trade 1To select this module, students will need to have also selected MN-2021 Micro-economics 2
MN-2551Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Social Aspects of Organisation
MN-N002Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0English for Management 2Students must have completed MN-N001 or MN-N003 English for Management 1 in order to select this module.
MN-N003Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0English for Management 1 (TB2)This is a non-credit bearing module aimed at School of Management Students whose first language is not English and who wish to improve their English language skills (repeat of MN-N001 taught in TB1)

Year 3 (Level 5 YR OUT)

FHEQ 5 Sandwich Year
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MN-S000Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)120One year industrial placement

Year 4 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MN-3026Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Application Development
MN-3050Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Final Year Project - Project Planning and Delivery 1
MN-3519Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Information Technology Service Management
MN-3556Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Final Year Project 2 - Project Delivery 2 and Report Writing
Optional Modules
Semester 1 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students need to select exactly 30 credits from the following list for Semester 1. Optional modules will be offered subject to demand, availability and timetable constraints. Students should note and check BEFORE selecting whether modules have any special requirements, such as pre-requisites, co-requisites or incompatibles. NOTE: Pre-reqs need to have been taken in a previous year and co-reqs have to be selected in the current year.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-3002Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Financial Market Efficiency and Behavioural FinanceStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1503 or MN-1012 or MN-1517 or MNA107
MN-3004Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Investment BankingStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004 or MNA203 or EBF232
MN-3005Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Financial ServicesStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004 or MNA203 or EBF232
MN-3006Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Financial ManagementStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004 or MNA203 or EBF232
MN-3007Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Auditing 1Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2031 or MN-2535 or MNA201 or EBF223
MN-3008Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Corporate Finance 2Pre-requisites: MN-2004 or MNA203 or EBF232. Non-requisites: MNA205 or EBF234.
MN-3010Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Management Accounting 2Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2032 or MN-2534 or MNA200 or EBF211
MN-3011Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Financial Accounting 2Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2031 or MN-2535 or MNA201 or EBF223
MN-3012Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marketing Research
MN-3013Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Human Resource Management
MN-3014Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marketing Communications
MN-3015Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Power and Organisation
MN-3016Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Innovation Management
MN-3018Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Sales and Sales Force Management
MN-3019Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Project Management
MN-3021Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marketing Metrics
MN-3022Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Pioneers of Entrepreneurship 1
MN-3023Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Lean Operations
MN-3024Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Data Mining
MN-3025Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Composition & Critical Writing Students cannot select this module if they have previously completed MN-2019 as this module is incompatible.
MN-3027Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Mathematical EconomicsStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2005 or MN-2506 or MNE202 or MNA104
MN-3028Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Econometrics 3Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2528 or MNE206
MN-3030Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Industrial EconomicsStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1011 or MN-1015 or MN-1014 or MN-1511 or MN-2021 or MN-2524 or MNB105 or MNE209
MN-3031Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Labour Economics 1Students must have previously completed MN-2021 in order to select this module
MN-3032Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Economics and Trade 2Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2026 or MN-2527 or MNE204
MN-3033Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15History of Economic Thought
MN-3035Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Monetary Economics 1Students must have completed BOTH of the following pre-reqs: MN-2021 AND MN-2527
MN-3038Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Taxation 1Students cannot select this module if they have previously completed MN-2533
MN-3042Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Global Shift: Globalization and Transnational CorporationsStudents must have previously completed MN-2035 in order to select this module.
MN-3047Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Strategic Implementation
MN-3048Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Advanced Economic AnalysisStudents must have completed BOTH of the following pre-reqs: MN-2021 AND MN-2527
MN-N001Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)0English for Management 1This is a non-credit bearing module aimed at School of Management Students whose first language is not English and who wish to improve their English language skills.
AND
Semester 2 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students have to select exactly 30 credits from the following list for Semester 2. Optional modules will be offered subject to demand, availability and timetable constraints. Students should note and check BEFORE selecting whether modules have any special requirements, such as pre-requisites, co-requisites or incompatibles. NOTE: Pre-reqs need to have been taken in a previous year and co-reqs have to be selected in the current year

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-3501Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial EconomicsStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004 or MNA203 or EBF232. NOTE: This module requires a high level of mathematical ability
MN-3503Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial Innovation and Risk ManagementStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004 or MNA203 or EBF232
MN-3505Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Asset ManagementStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004 or MNA203 or EBF232
MN-3506Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Derivatives and Risk ManagementStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004 or MNA203 or EBF232
MN-3507Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Risk Management in BankingStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004 or MNA203 or EBF232
MN-3508Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Contemporary Issues in FinanceStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004 or MNA203 or EBF232
MN-3512Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business Ethics
MN-3513Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Leadership
MN-3515Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Marketing 2Students must have completed MN-2010 in order to select this module.
MN-3516Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Marketing Ethics
MN-3517Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Corporate Social Responsibility
MN-3520Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Pioneers of Entrepreneurship 2Students wishing to select this module will need to have also selected MN-3022 as a co-requisite module.
MN-3521Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Standards
MN-3522Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Environmental Management for Business
MN-3524Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Consumer Behaviour 2Students must have previously completed MN-2510 in order to select this module.
MN-3525Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Public SpeakingStudents cannot select this module if they have previously completed MN-2521.
MN-3526Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Spreadsheets and Databases for Business Analysis Students cannot select this module if they have previously completed MN-2523
MN-3527Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Labour Economics 2Students wishing to select this module will need to have also selected MN-3031 as a co-requisite module.
MN-3528Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Managerial EconomicsStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1011 or MN-1014 or MN-1015 or MN-1511 or MNE102, and also not have completed MNE208.
MN-3531Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Public ChoiceStudents must have previously completed MN-2021 in order to select this module.
MN-3532Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Econometrics 4Students wishing to select this module will need to have also selected MN-3028 as a co-requisite module.
MN-3533Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Economies of the Middle and Far East
MN-3534Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Monetary Economics 2Students wishing to select this module will need to have also selected MN-3035 as a co-requisite module.
MN-3536Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial Accounting 3Students wishing to select this module will need to have also selected MN-3011 as a co-requisite
MN-3537Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Management Accounting 3Students wishing to select this module will need to have also selected MN-3010 as a co-requisite module.
MN-3538Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Decision AnalysisStudents cannot select this module if they have previously completed MNB218
MN-3540Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Econometrics 2Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2028 or MN-1509 or MNA100, but not taken either MN-2528 or MNE206
MN-3541Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Taxation 2Students will need to have previously completed MN-2533, and also have selected MN-3038 as co-req
MN-3544Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Game TheoryStudents must have previously completed MN-2021 in order to select this module, but not previously completed MN-2531 which is incompatible.
MN-3548Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Economic Policy
MN-3551Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Law of International Corporate Governance
MN-3552Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business and Financial Forecasting
MN-3553Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Sales and Personal Selling
MN-3554Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Contemporary Issues in Accounting
MN-3555Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Forensic Accounting
MN-N002Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0English for Management 2Students can only select this module if they have previously completed MN-N001 or MN-N003
MN-N003Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0English for Management 1 (TB2)This is a non-credit bearing module aimed at School of Management Students whose first language is not English and who wish to improve their English language skills (repeat of MN-N001)

Description

For our BSc Business Management programme the first year is the same for all students and serves as a core foundation that covers all areas of business and management. You will study a range of business topics that include: marketing, operations management, accounting, finance and strategy. In addition, we provide a range of modules that cover the basics for all areas of business, including quantitative methods and statistics as well as academic and professional skills.

After the first year, students pursue either a specialist pathway (which pre-selects half of the modules to be studied but still allows students to pick from a wide range of optional modules for the remainder or the time) or a generalist pathway (giving students complete freedom to choose optional modules for the remainder of their studies).

Entry Requirements

A-level Qualification

The School of Management will make offers to students with predicted (or achieved) A-Level grades of ‘ABB-BBB’ or better.   No A-level in Business, Economics, Maths or Accounting/Finance is required. We do not however consider General Studies as an A-level subject for offer purposes. Students may combine A-levels with other qualifications below.

International Baccalaureate 

The School of Management will make offers to students with predicted (or achieved) IB of 32-33 or higher.

BTEC (18-unit)

The School of Management will make offers to students with predicted (or achieved) BTEC results of DDM or better.

English Language

Non-native English speakers must achieve 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent tests.

For students who fall short of only the English language requirement we offer a range of pre-sessional training programmes that you may take before starting your degree programme. Further details can be found here.

International Qualifications

View the international qualifications that we accept, and the level required, for International Students (non EU) and EU Students.

How To Apply

If you are a UK or EU student, you should apply here.

Students from outside the UK or EU should apply here.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BSc (Hons) Full-time (with a year in Industry) £9,000 £14,550

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.

During a sandwich year (e.g. year in industry, year abroad or placement year) a lower fee will apply. For more information visit our tuition fees page.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

Fees for Work Placement

While on work placement students pay 20% of the regular fee (for a total year placement this equates to £1800 for home/EU students or £2910 for overseas students). 

The total programme cost for a four year programme at the current time is therefore: 

  • Home/EU students: £28800
  • International students: £43200

Please not fees are subject to change/inflation year-on-year. Fees for international exchange programmes may vary from the above.

Bay Campus

In September 2015 Swansea University will become one university with two stunning campuses, located in acres of tranquil parkland and on the majestic sweep of the bay. The School of Management is excited to be moving over to this magnificent 65 acre campus. All programmes delivered by the School of Management will be taught at the Bay Campus from September for both new and continuing students.

The Bay Campus is situated in an outstanding location on the eastern approach into Swansea, with direct access onto the beach and its own seafront promenade. The campus will feature modern and bright student accommodation, including standard, premium, twin and wheelchair accessible rooms.

There will be a Tower Information Centre which will be home to central support services for students, a state of the art library and resource centre, the Students’ Union, facilities and meeting rooms and an impressive Great Hall will house an auditorium for 800, lecture theatres and a cafe offering magnificent views across the Swansea Bay towards Gower and Baglan Bay. There will be extensive catering provision throughout the campus to include cafes, bars and a restaurant, retail units include a mini market, laundrette and cash points. All of this will be in addition to recreational sporting facilities and a beach, for all to enjoy.

Scholarships

Swansea University offers excellence scholarships for new students entering the first year of the programme as below: 

  • AAA at A-level (or equivalent) - £3000 over two years 
  • AAB at A-level (or equivalent) - £2000 over two years

For more information, please visit academic scholarships

Industrial Work Placements

For detailed information visit our placements webpages.

The School of Management has a dedicated placements and employability team which facilitates the placements process in-house and advertises a range of potential placement opportunities to students.

Students receive extensive help to find a placement including careers workshops, skills training for CV writing and mock interviews, and the School of Management is one of the only UK business schools to have its own dedicated careers advisors for students.

We have worked with a broad spectrum of companies both through placements and graduate recruitment schemes. These range from international blue chip conglomerates to local start-up companies including: Bloomberg, Corus, Cable and Wireless Worldwide, Tate & Lyle, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, L’Oreal, HSBC, Barclays, Julian Hodge Bank, Capgemini, Accenture, Marks and Spencer, Shell, Microsoft, Deloitte and Nike.

Work placements offer enormous benefit to students:

  • discover what work is like in your chosen field of study
  • develop new work-orientated skills
  • build confidence and maturity
  • help you gain relevant experience in a real organisation
  • help you gain breadth of subject knowledge before undertaking the critical final year to inform module choices
  • help you to identify your ideal career pathway
  • provide you with high level work experience to add to your CV for graduate recruitment
  • translate your academic studies into the real world
  • many placements are paid

Most importantly, many companies who take on placement students go on to employ that student permanently after graduation.

 

Industry Projects

Real world projects help translate ideas learnt in the classroom into real world impact while also helping students meet potential employers. At the School of Management, students have the opportunity to undertake a sponsored projects in collaboration with business and organisations. These range from general consultancy to specific topics. Past projects include:

  • Swansea Market – business students working on a project to support the regeneration of the marketplace and benefit the broader Swansea community.
  • Unsung Hero, Llainpropert – business students working on a marketing project to identify growth opportunities for this family business. At Swansea we are very keen to work with small and local businesses to help them benefit from expertise in the University. 
  • Nexiform – students worked with this company to help launch a new environmentally friendly tile production process. This project included handling proprietary information and confidentiality agreements were signed to support the company.

On the BSc Business Management programme suite all students complete a ‘Final Year Project’ (FYP). This is year long group project sponsored by an external organisation that serves as the capstone to the degree programme, allowing you to bring together all of the areas you have learnt while at Swansea and turn them into real world change. 

Meet our Students

Do you want to know what life is like as a SoM Student? Read our student blogs.

Careers and Employability

We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates with major multinational companies and our graduate employment rate is 92%.

From the moment you arrive at the School of Management we will work with you to help you build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects. During your time with us you’ll have the chance to:

  • Undertake a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or ‘Week of Work’ initiative
  • Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our visiting speaker programme
  • In conjunction with the International Development Office, undertake an Internship in India, with a company such as GE, Thomson Reuters, 3M, Private Equity or Kanvic Consulting
  • Boost your skills and meet employers during our biannual Employability Week
  • Complete the Swansea Employability Award
  • Participate in one of our student challenges and competitions, such as the Branding Challenge, and CIM student competition ‘The Pitch’

Discover how our in-house Careers Service has supported our students:

Graduate Destinations

Some of our recent graduate destinations:

  • Advanced Analytical Modelling Consultant, AC Neilsen
  • Assistant Tax Consultant, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Business Analyst, Bloomberg
  • Commercial Graduate, Tata
  • Finance Analyst, Cable and Wireless Worldwide
  • Finance Graduate Trainee, Tate & Lyle plc
  • Finance Graduate, Ford Motor Company
  • Financial Accounts Controller, Airbus UK
  • Financial Management Trainee, L'Oreal
  • Foreign Exchange Trader, HSBC
  • Graduate management scheme, Enterprise Rent- a-Car
  • Graduate Trainee programme, Barclays
  • Investment Banker, Julian Hodge
  • IT Consultant, Cap Gemini
  • Management Consultant, Accenture
  • Management Trainee, Marks and Spencer
  • Management Trainee, Shell UK
  • Marketing Assistant, Alfa Romeo
  • Recruitment Consultant, Microsoft
  • Share Dealer, OSTC
  • Trainee Accountant, Deloitte
  • Trainee Auditor, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Facilities and Support

The School of Management has heavily invested in upgraded facilities and support over the past years, including:

A student enterprise suite (opened by Swansea Alumnus Sir Terry Matthews in 2013): The School of Management is one of the few UK universities which gives students access to a dedicated entrepreneurship start-up suite. We offer a range of business support facilities such as business mentoring for start-ups and an active entrepreneurship society. We also provide a range of physical facilities for students including a hot-desking suite for student start-ups, print copy facilities, 3-D printing for rapid prototyping and a range of meeting or production spaces.

A financial trading and simulation room: In summer 2013 the School of Management opened a new trading and simulation room. This facility includes state-of-the-art computing facilities and is designed to support simulation activities – both within the financial sector such as investment and trading as well as a range of business topics such as supply chain management, decision analysis and operations management. We are one of a select few schools in the UK to offer a dedicated trading and simulation suite to our students. The suite is home to our investment society and is backed by global trading and investment company OSTC.

Expanded student social space:  We provide a Junior Common Room (JCR) for all our undergraduate and postgraduate students to meet, relax and socialise. We also provide several group work rooms with presentation facilities for students to come together on group projects and practice team working or presentation skills.

Come and Meet Us

The School of Management regularly hosts open days on campus for applicants and offer holders to visit us. The following dates are currently available:

  • Wednesday 5th February 2014
  • Wednesday 12th February 2014
  • Saturday 22nd February 2014
  • Wednesday 12th March  2014
  • Wednesday 26th March 2014

You can book a place by visiting: www.swansea.ac.uk/visitdays/

For overseas applicants, the School of Management attends a range of global fairs where you can come and meets us.

List of International Fairs 2013-14

Virtual Open Day

Missed one of our Open Days? Experience a Virtual Open Day within the School of Management.

Contact Details

For more information on this programme, please contact our recruitment team:

Telephone: +44 (0)1792 602438  

Email: SoMundergrad@swansea.ac.uk