BSc (Hons) in Business and Management

General

Program Description

Overview

In an increasingly cutthroat global economy, we aim to create reflectively, socially and ethically aware specialists in operations management.

You’ll learn to identify problems, gather relevant information and analyse your data to make decisions and take action.

More mathematically rigorous than the equivalent BA, the BSc in Business and Management is a well-balanced degree that will prepare you to make complex business decisions in a volatile global marketplace.

Course content

Our business and management, accounting and finance degrees share some common elements in Year 1 to introduce you to the core concepts underpinning these key disciplines.

As you progress, you'll develop the knowledge and skills acquired in your first year, giving both depth and breadth to your learning, with an emphasis on mathematical skills and statistical analysis. You'll be able to choose optional modules to widen your knowledge or bring your specialism into focus.

Study abroad

Year abroad

All of the York Management School's three-year courses give you the option to add a year abroad between years two and three of your course.

Summer abroad

Immerse yourself in another culture for a few weeks or the whole summer on a short course, volunteering programme, or career-related summer school.

Year 1

In Year 1, you'll study seven core modules, which introduce some of the key concepts and techniques used in business and management. The modules give a broad overview of topics you may want to specialise in in later years, with assessments designed to develop your academic skills. You'll enhance your understanding of accountancy and statistical research methods.

Year 2

In Year 2 you'll develop your understanding further, and explore some new areas of study. Modules build on the concepts introduced in Year 1, expanding your understanding of key topics, research techniques and practical skills.

Year 3

In your final year, you'll take three core modules. You can then choose option modules to develop new skills, take a closer look at topics you're familiar with, or investigate an interesting subject in detail.

You can take three option modules, or one option module plus a dissertation based on an original research project.

Learning by design

Every course at York has been designed to provide clear and ambitious learning outcomes. These learning outcomes give you an understanding of what you will be able to do at the end of the course. We develop each course by designing modules that grow your abilities towards the learning outcomes and help you to explain what you can offer to employers.

Teaching format

We focus on teaching the skills and expertise that employers want. We use practical problems and case studies from our industrial partners to ensure our modules are relevant to modern industry. Our passionate tutors' research-led teaching puts you at the forefront of current issues in business and management.

We use a wide range of teaching methods to suit different learning styles, including:

  • Lectures
  • Small-group seminars
  • Activity-based workshops
  • Group projects
  • Individual projects

Our courses are designed to encourage you to take responsibility for your own learning and development, but with all the support you need available from our academics.

Careers and skills

Our bespoke employability sessions help you identify and improve your skills. Our dedicated support team will help you to build an employability portfolio and to present yourself at your best for the next step of your career.

Our graduates go on to careers in all aspects of business and management. Many progress to postgraduate degrees at York and other leading universities.

Career opportunities

Recent graduates' positions include:

  • Director
  • Area Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Head of Harvest and Logistics
  • Media assistant
  • Audit associate
  • Sales Associate
  • Audit Assistant
  • Property Manager

Transferable skills

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication, presentation and reporting
  • Numeracy and data analysis
  • Time management
  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Negotiation and persuasion
Last updated October 2019

About the School

Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then we have become one of the world's leading universities, ... Read More

Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then we have become one of the world's leading universities, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse where a clear focus on excellence has secured national and international recognition alongside longer established institutions. Read less