BSc Business Management (Marketing)

2014 late applications, Clearing and Adjustment

We expect to have a limited number of places available for 2014 entry via late applications, Clearing and Adjustment, on a range of programmes.  Entry requirements may vary from those shown below.  For information on vacancies and how to apply, visit our dedicated 2014 late applications, Clearing and Adjustment microsite

  1. UCAS code:
    N1N5
    Duration:
    3yrs Full-time
  2. Typical offer:
    BBB-BCC
  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 (Marketing) pathway is for students interested in the broad areas of marketing, sales and consumer behaviour. This pathway allows students to pursue specialist topics such as consumer behaviour, marketing communications, marketing research, marketing metrics and global marketing.

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
  • 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. 

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).

A full programme outline may be downloaded here.  We are continually updating and improving our programme catalogue so the exact offering of modules will vary year to year, the current module catalogue may be downloaded here.

Entry Requirements

A-level Qualification

The School of Management will make offers to students with predicted (or achieved) A-Level grades of ‘BCC’ 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 substitute two AS-Levels for one A-Level or combine A-levels with other qualifications below.

International Baccalaureate 

The School of Management will make offers to students with predicted (or achieved) IB of 30 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 2014/15 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BSc Full-time £9,000 £13,500

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.

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.

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

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.

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’

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.

Contact

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

Telephone: +44 (0)1792 295601  

Email: SoMundergrad@swansea.ac.uk