We expect to have a limited number of places available for Late, Clearing and Adjustment applicants for 2017 on a range of programmes. Entry requirements might vary from those shown below. For up to date information on vacancies and applying through Clearing or Adjustment, visit our dedicated 2017 Clearing and Adjustment pages.
Designed for students who are interested in finance or a finance career but who do not want to take a full Accounting & Finance degree, this programme provides students with a broad range of expertise across the main areas of business and management (such as marketing, operations management, accounting, strategy and human resource management) together with a specific focus on topics such as corporate finance, financial innovation and risk management, financial services and international financial management.
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.
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 entirety of their studies).
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. GCSE Maths and English minimum grade is also required.
The School of Management will make offers to students with predicted (or achieved) IB of 32-33 or higher.
The School of Management will make offers to students with predicted (or achieved) BTEC results of DDM or better.
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.
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.
Recommended textbooks for this course are available in the library. All software needed for the course is available on the School of Management network, for use within our PC rooms at Swansea University.
Free wireless internet access is available across the whole of the University campus and halls of residence.
Swansea University offers a range of scholarships to help fund your studies, including:
Excellence Scholarship - awarded to students achieving AAA or above at A-Level (or equivalent) - £3000 over 2 years.
Merit Scholarship - awarded to students achieving AAB at A-Level (or equivalent - £2000 over 2 years.
For more information on scholarships and other funding opportunities available at Swansea, please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.
The School of Management also offers the Developing Futures Scholarship package, which encourages students to develop a number of professional skills whilst working with the School throughout the academic year.
Undergraduate scholarship of £2000 towards tuition fees.
Available to non-EU (International) students holding an offer to study at the School of Management.
Postgraduate scholarship of £3000 towards tuition fees.
Available to all UK/EU and International students holding an offer to study at the School of Management.
More information on Developing Futures Scholarships, including how to apply, can be found here.
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.
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.
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: