This degree gives students the knowledge and understanding of a wide range of management issues, including harnessing technology effectively, leading people, managing change, fostering creativity and innovation, using markets and resources, developing strategy, and working in teams. There is an integrated placement year which allows students to get practical experience of working in a business.
Our graduates have found work with world-leading companies such as PWC, M&S, Diageo, Microsoft and Unilever.
"To complement the academic side of student life, my lecturers have helped me to develop at a personal level through the peer mentor program, public speaking opportunities and their encouragement in my travels abroad to help develop other young entrepreneurs globally. I am proud to be a management student at Queen’s as it has helped in shaping me into the creative, inquisitive and ambitious individual that I am."
Jennifer Murphy, Ballymena 3rd year BSc Business Management student
|Placement Year (Year 3)||The four-year degree includes a compulsory placement year between Stages 2 and 3.|
|Year 1||Students take six compulsory introductory modules, which set the context and foundation for the remainder of the degree. The focus will be on organisations, their structures, behaviours and the changing external environment within which they operate. Modules will cover accounting, economics, the history and philosophy|
of management, marketing principles, organisational behaviour and how business, government and society interact.
|Year 2||Students take six compulsory modules covering issues such as, leadership, decision-making through effective|
data analysis and interpretation, internationalisation, the digital business, managing human resources,
and operations management.
|Year 4||The final year of the programme will see students taking modules that cover business ethics and strategic management. Students will also be afforded a choice of modules where they can focus on innovation management, consumer behaviour, supply chain management or public sector management. Students will|
also be afforded the opportunity to conduct a consultancy or business start-up project.
Queen’s Management School
Stephanie's research interests are in the area of environmental operations and supply chain management. Within this area, she has conducted research on the link between environmental strategy, practices and performance outcomes using survey data collected from manufacturing companies within the UK food industry.
|Large Group Teaching||6 (hours maximum)|
hours of lectures
|Medium Group Teaching||3 (hours maximum)|
hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week
|Personal Study||25 (hours maximum)|
25- 30 hours studying and revising in your own time each week, including some guided study using handouts, online activities, etc.
|Small Group Teaching/Personal Tutorial||2 (hours maximum)|
hours of tutorials (or later, project supervision) each week
On the BSc Business Management programme we provide opportunities for our students to engage with subject experts including academic staff and industry guest speakers, develop skills, attributes and perspectives that will equip them for life and work in a global society and make use of innovative technologies and a world-class library that will enhance their development as independent, lifelong learners. Examples of the opportunities provided for learning on this degree programme are:
Details of assessments associated with this course are outlined below:
As students progress through their course at Queen’s they will receive general and specific feedback from a variety of sources including lecturers, module co-ordinators, placement supervisors, advisers of study and peers. University students are expected to engage with reflective practice and to use this approach to improve the quality of their work. Feedback may be provided in a variety of forms including:
|A level requirements|
ABB + GCSE Mathematics B
Note: there are no specific subjects required and it is not necessary to have previously studied Business Studies or Management.
|Irish leaving certificate requirements|
H3H3H3H3H3H3/H2H3H3H3H3 + if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O3 in Mathematics
Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 70%. GCSE Mathematics grade B or equivalent in Access Course.
In addition, to the entrance requirements above, it is essential that you read our guidance below on 'How we choose our students' prior to submitting your UCAS application.
Applications are dealt with centrally by the Admissions and Access Service rather than by Queen's University Management School. Once your application has been processed by UCAS and forwarded to Queen's, an acknowledgement is normally sent within two weeks of its receipt at the University.
Selection is on the basis of the information provided on your UCAS form, which is considered by a member of administrative staff from the Admissions and Access Service and, if appropriate, the Selector from the School. Decisions are made on an ongoing basis and will be notified to you via UCAS.
Applicants for the BSc Honours in Business Management must be able to satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirement and in addition all applicants must have GCSE Mathematics at grade B or above. There are no specific subjects required at A-level. Offers are normally made in terms of grades rather than UCAS Tariff points.
Demand for places differs from course to course and for Business Management, past performance at GCSE or AS level is taken into account when deciding whether or not to make conditional offers. For last year’s entry, the threshold was a minimum of 3A and 2B grades at GCSE or average to ABB at AS-level. Please note that this changes from year to year depending on the demand for places. The final threshold is not usually determined until late in the admissions cycle, so there may be a delay in processing applicants who do not meet the initial requirements. Where applicants do not cash-in AS-level examinations results at the end of year 13 (Year 12 England and Wales), it is helpful if the equivalent grades are given in the personal statement or academic reference, since this will speed up the decision-making process.
Offers are normally made on the basis of 3 A-levels. Two subjects at A-level plus two at AS would also be considered. The offer for repeat applicants is set in terms of 3 A-levels only and is one grade higher than that asked from first time applicants. Grades may be held from the previous year.
Applicants offering other qualifications, such as BTEC Extended Diplomas, Edexcel Higher National Certificates and Diplomas, the International Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate or an Access course, will also be considered.
The same GCSE profile is usually expected of those applicants taking a BTEC Extended Diploma qualification or a Higher National Certificate (HNC).
The current entrance requirements for applicants offering a BTEC Extended Diploma are successful completion of the BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits at Level 3) with 120 credits at Distinction and 60 credits at Merit. For applicants offering a HNC, the current requirements are successful completion of the HNC with 2 Distinctions and remainder Merits.
For those offering a Higher National Diploma, some flexibility may be allowed in terms of GCSE profile but, to be eligible for an offer, at least half of the units completed in the first year of the HND must be at Merit level and remainder Passes. Applicants must successfully complete the HND with Merits in all units assessed in the final year. Any consideration would be for stage 1 entry only.
Applicants offering Access/Certificate in Foundation Studies courses will be considered individually on their own merits and for last year the standard was an overall average of 70% in Level 3 modules including 70% in all Mathematics modules (which must be equivalent to GCSE standard).
In addition to the academic requirements above, the information provided in the personal statement section and the academic reference together with predicted grades are noted, but these are not the final deciding factors as to whether or not a conditional offer can be made. However, they may be reconsidered in a tie break situation in August.
A-level General Studies and A-level Critical Thinking will not normally be considered as part of a three A-level offer and, although they may be excluded where an applicant is taking 4 A-level subjects, the grade achieved could be taken into account if necessary in August/September.
If you are made an offer then you may be invited to an Open Day organised by Queen's University Management School, which is usually held in the second semester. This will allow you the opportunity to visit the University, to find out more about the degree programme of your choice, the facilities on offer together with a flavour of the academic and social life at Queen's.
For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.
An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component or an equivalent acceptable qualification, details of which are available at: http://go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.
INTO Queen's offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare international students for undergraduate study at Queen's University. You will learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre on campus, and will have full access to the University's world-class facilities.
These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry.
INTO - English Language Course(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)
This degree provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to secure employment in a wide range of occupations in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Those pursuing a career in business management
should enjoy working with people and should be effective communicators, able to engage with a range of stakeholders including senior management, consumers and consumer groups, government representatives and policy makers.
Employment after the Course
Typical career destinations of graduates include:
new venture creation
supply chain and quality,
advertising, business development, marketing, market research, export marketing,
human resources, recruitment, training and development,
new product development, accounting, finance,
inward investment, exporting
Graduate employers include: PwC, Randox, Deloitte, BDO, Bombardier, Google, Microsoft, Unilever, Mercer, Accenture, KPMG, Diageo, M&S, Tesco, Bank of Ireland, Local Government including Councils, Health Trusts, College and Universities and Invest Northern Ireland.
"I was attracted to Queen’s because of its reputation as a leading Russell Group University, the quality of its teaching and the close knit student body you become apart of. I found my lectures to be not only interesting, but relevant and applicable - now as a Management Consultant at Deloitte, I find myself referencing a number of techniques and authors (Scientific Management, PESTEL, Porter, Maslow etc.) on a near daily basis with clients. Further to this the opportunities for further development are second to none including the clubs and societies (e.g. I was the Management Society chair) and unique alliances like the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute, where I undertook Inspiring Leader training. I attribute all of these things in helping me land a top graduate job. Many of the employers, clients and peers are amazed at the wealth of opportunities Queen’s offered me as an undergraduate student."
Matthew Juden, Crowthorne, UK
BSc Business Management Graduate (2016)
Currently a Management Consultant at Deloitte
Year in Industry
A number of prizes and awards are made on an annual basis from local employers including CIMA Ireland, PwC, Bombardier Aerospace, and Allen and Overy, plus the Sir William Crawford Prize. Foundation Scholarships are also available.
In addition to your degree programme, at Queen's you can have the opportunity to gain wider life, academic and employability skills. For example, placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. So not only do you graduate with a degree recognised from a world leading university, you'll have practical national and international experience plus a wider exposure to life overall. We call this Degree Plus. It's what makes studying at Queen's University Belfast special.
|Northern Ireland (NI)||£4,275|
|England, Scotland or Wales (GB)||£9,250|
|Other (non-UK) EU *||£4,275|
Tuition fees for 2020-21 have not been set. Those quoted above are for students commencing study in 2019-20. These will be subject to an increase for students commencing study in 2020-21.
Tuition fee rates are calculated based on a student’s tuition fee status and generally increase annually by inflation. How tuition fees are determined is set out in the Student Finance Framework.
* The tuition fees that EU students starting courses at UK universities following the agreed transition period are required to pay will depend on what is agreed as part of the UK's exit negotiations. Please refer to www.qub.ac.uk/brexit
Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies.
Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from any Queen's library.
If students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the University Library, prices per text can range from £30 to £100. A programme may have up to 6 modules per year, each with a recommended text.
Students should also budget between £30 to £75 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges.
Students undertaking a period of work placement or study abroad, as either a compulsory or optional part of their programme, should be aware that they will have to fund additional travel and living costs.
If a final year includes a major project or dissertation, there may be costs associated with transport, accommodation and/or materials. The amount will depend on the project chosen. There may also be additional costs for printing and binding.
Students may wish to consider purchasing an electronic device; costs will vary depending on the specification of the model chosen.
There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.
Business Management with Placement costs
Students who undertake optional study tours are expected to make a contribution, of approximately £150.
There are different tuition fee and student financial support arrangements for students from Northern Ireland, those from England, Scotland and Wales (Great Britain), and those from the rest of the European Union.
Information on funding options and financial assistance for undergraduate students is available at http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/Undergraduate/Fees-and-scholarships/.
Each year, we offer a range of scholarships and prizes for new students. Information on scholarships available.
Information on scholarships for international students, is available at http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/International-scholarships/.
How to Apply
Application for admission to full-time undergraduate and sandwich courses at the University should normally be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Full information can be obtained from the UCAS website at: www.ucas.com/students.
When to Apply
UCAS will start processing applications for entry in autumn 2020 from 1 September 2019.
Advisory closing date: 15 January 2020 (18:00).
Late applications are, in practice, accepted by UCAS throughout the remainder of the application cycle, but you should understand that they are considered by institutions at their discretion, and there can be no guarantee that they will be given the same full level of consideration as applications received by the advisory closing date.
Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as is consistent with having made a careful and considered choice of institutions and courses.
The Institution code name for Queen's is QBELF and the institution code is Q75.
Further information on applying to study at Queen's is available at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/Undergraduate/How-to-apply/
After an offer is made this will be notified to applicants through UCAS. Confirmation will be emailed by the Admissions and Access Service and this communication will also include Terms and Conditions (www.qub.ac.uk/Study/TermsandConditions) which applicants should read carefully in advance of replying to their offer(s) on UCAS Track.
Fees and Funding
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