BSc Business Management (e-Business)

  1. UCAS code:
    3yrs Full-time
  2. Typical offer:
  3. 93% Graduate Employment

Course Overview

The BSc Business Management is the largest and most established programme within the School of Management. The programme provides students with a broad range of expertise across the areas of business and management (such as marketing, operations management, finance, accounting, strategy and human resource management) as well as offering a range of cutting-edge specialist optional modules. This programme is designed for the student who wants to excel and reach the top level of global business management practice.

The BSc Business Management (e-Business) is ideally suited to students with a keen interest in e-business and its application to the business environment. This pathway provides students with an intensive focus on business information systems, covering topics such as information systems management, e-commerce, social media and application development.

Key Features

  • All modules are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge
  • Swansea is 3rd in the UK for international-ranked research outputs (REF 2014)
  • 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
  • Access to our new enterprise suite to help students start their own business
  • 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. 
  • Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014)


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

Year 2 (Level 5)

HE Level 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-2514Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business Information Systems
MN-2518Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15e-Business
Optional Modules
Semester 1 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students have to select 30 credits from the following list for Semester 1. Please note that optional modules will be offered subject to demand, availability and timetable constraints. When selecting these modules, students should note whether modules have any special requirements, such as pre-requisites, co-requisites or non-requisites. Please check this BEFORE selecting. NOTE: Pre-requisites have to be completed and PASSED.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-2003Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Corporate Governance and Ethics
MN-2004Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Corporate Finance
MN-2005Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Maths and Statistics 2
MN-2006Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15High Performance 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-2012Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)30New Business Planning and Startup
MN-2013Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Organisational Behaviour
MN-2014Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Project Management
MN-2015Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Programming for Analytics
MN-2016Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Sustainable Operations
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 2Pre-reqs: MN-1011 or MNE102 (or MN-2524 for Business students undertaking split year placement ONLY)
MN-2022Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Health Economics
MN-2023Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Economic History and Industrial Development
MN-2024Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Macro-economics for Business
MN-2025Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Regional Economics and Policy
MN-2026Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Economics and Trade 1
MN-2027Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Development Economics 1
MN-2028Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Econometrics 1Non-requisites: MN-1509 or MNA100
MN-2029Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Environmental and Resource Economics
MN-2030Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Financial Statement Analysis
MN-2031Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Principles of Financial Accounting
MN-2032Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)30Management Accounting 1
MN-N001Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)0English for Management 1
MN-N004Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)0Computerised Accounting
Semester 2 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students have to select 30 credits from the following list for Semester 2. Please note that optional modules will be offered subject to demand, availability and timetable constraints. When selecting these modules, students should note whether modules have any special requirements, such as pre-requisites, co-requisites or non-requisites. Please check this BEFORE selecting. NOTE: Pre-requisites have to be completed and PASSED.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-2502Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial Markets and Institutions
MN-2504Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Law for Accounting and FinanceNon-requisite: MN-2519
MN-2505Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Investments: Assets; Equities and Bonds
MN-2506Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Maths 2 for BusinessBusiness students ONLY. Pre-requisites: MN-1507 or MNB108. Non-requisites: MN-1012 or MN-1002 or MNE
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 BusinessBusiness students ONLY. Pre-requisites: MN-1507 or MNB108. Non-requisites: MN-1012 or MN-1503 or MNA
MN-2519Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business and Employment LawNon-requisite: MN-2504
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-2523Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Spreadsheets and Databases for Business Analysis
MN-2524Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Micro-economics for BusinessBusiness students only. Non-requisites: MN-1011 or MNE101
MN-2525Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Economic Analysis of LawPre-requisites: MNE102 or MN-1011.
MN-2526Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Defence Economics 1
MN-2527Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Macro-economics 2Pre-reqs: MN-1512 or MNE102(or MN-2024 for Business students undertaking split year placements)
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 Integration
MN-2530Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Economic Policy
MN-2531Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Game TheoryPre-reqs: MN-1012 or MNA104 (or MN-2506 for Business students undertaking split year placements).
MN-2532Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15African Economies
MN-2533Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Taxation 1
MN-2534Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Principles of Management AccountingNon-requisite: MN-2032
MN-2535Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)30Financial Accounting 1Non-requisite: MN-2031
MN-2536Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Service Operations Management
MN-2545Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Theory of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
MN-N002Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0English for Management 2
MN-N003Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0English for Management 1 (TB2)
MN-N005Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0Computerised Accounting


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 2016/17 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BSc (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £14,150

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.

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.


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

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.

Industry Projects

Real-world projects help translate ideas learnt in the classroom into real world impact whilst also giving students the opportunity to meet potential employers. At the School of Management students have the opportunity to undertake a sponsored project in collaboration with a business, commercial or other organisation.

Previous projects have ranged from general consultancy to specific topics and have included:

  • Swansea Market – business students worked on a project to support the regeneration of the market place and benefit the broader Swansea community.
  • Unsung Hero, Llainpropert – business students worked 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 the University's expertise. 
  • 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.

All students on the BSc Business Management suite of programmes 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 students to bring together all of the areas they have studied whilst at Swansea and turn them into real world change. 

Year in Industry Option

This programme is also available as a four year degree with either a year in industry or two six month work placements. Click on the links for further details.

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, Capgemini
  • 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 offers 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, printing/copying facilities, 3-D printing for rapid proto-typing 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: In our main building, we provide a Junior Common Room (JCR) for all our undergraduate and postgraduate students to meet, relax and socialise with each other. 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.

Virtual Open Day

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


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

Telephone: +44 (0)1792 602438