Why study Business at Warwick?
- At Warwick Business School, creativity runs through our teaching and learning. Our top ten ranked* undergraduate programme contains a module called CORE Practice that enables you to develop your academic, personal and employability skills through a range of innovative teaching methods including our virtual WbsLive classroom.
- We attract students with talent and ambition: the socially responsible leaders of tomorrow. Our 35,000+ graduates provide an active alumni network which offers valuable career and networking opportunities. The WBS LinkedIn Group is the largest online business school community in Europe, a place for all alumni, staff and students to share ideas and interact. Our extended business school building brings all of our undergraduate and postgraduate students together in one vibrant, integrated hub.
- We are popular with leading employers including UBS, Deloitte and IBM. Some of our students undertake integrated work placements and we have dedicated careers professionals to help you make successful applications for graduate opportunities.
* The Guardian 2016 league table, The Times and The Sundays Times Good University Guide 2016 and Complete University Guide 2016
Dr Louise Gracia
Warwick Business School
Hanna Botelho Karhunen
2nd Year Undergraduate
Why study at Warwick
A view from our academics
What will I learn?
Our Management courses provide a general management qualification which opens up wide ranging employment options, with scope to specialise in a particular function such as marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, or operations management. They also offer a firm foundation for those considering starting their own business, and may exempt you from some professional accountancy qualifications.
You will gain a thorough grounding in core areas of accounting, economics, general management, financial management and quantitative analysis – theoretical knowledge that you will use to analyse and solve real-life management problems.
We will also help you to develop transferable communication, teamwork, problem-solving, numeracy, IT, and leadership skills, alongside valuable self-awareness. Employer events, guest speakers and careers workshops throughout the courses provide opportunities to meet business professionals. Many of our graduates go on to work at large, global, commercial firms spread across a range of sectors, with about a third entering financial roles.
In your first year ten core modules aim to provide you with the foundations of key business elements. Over your second and third years you can choose from more than 70 subjects within WBS, including marketing, HR, law, finance and behavioural science, and subjects from other departments such as Economics or foreign languages. This enables you to either graduate with a general Management degree or to specialise depending on your preferred career path.
If you choose the Management course, you can opt to take a 12-month work placement in the third year, extending your degree to four years. If you choose our four-year International Management course you’ll spend your third year abroad, studying with a partner institution and/or on work placement. We currently have exchange partnerships in USA, Canada, China, South Korea, Australia, South Africa and across Europe. This experience is designed to improve your ability to operate in multicultural and global contexts and across cultural boundaries. All study and work placements are conducted in English.
How will I learn?
Teaching is delivered via lectures and seminars. Lectures will be in larger groups of 200-450 in your first year, and seminars (also known as tutorials) are taught in smaller groups of around 20-25. As you progress to your second and final years you will find that some of the lectures are smaller as you all follow different optional modules.
You will have around 15 hours of lecture and seminar contact time with WBS academics and will be expected to complete around 20 hours of private study per week. This may include preparing for seminars and lectures by reading set texts, working through problem sets, participating in group work, writing essays and reports, and revising for tests and examinations.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a combination of examinations and on-going assessments, which may include essays, research assignments, projects, case study analysis, class tests, presentations and group work.
What opportunities are there to study abroad?
Some of our courses currently offer exchanges with partner universities in North and Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as the opportunity to study a second language (compulsory for BSc International Business).
A Level AAA
International Baccalaureate 38 points overall
Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking at A or AS level.
Warwick International Foundation Programe All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP page.
GCSE grade A in Mathematics, and GCSE grade A in at least one humanities or social science subject.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.
Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.
Open Days Departmental Open Days are held for offer-holders at least twice in the spring term. Bookable information sessions are held throughout the year for anyone wanting to find out more about our courses. Visit www.warwick.ac.uk/wbsinfosessions for more information. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.
What modules can I study?
Year one modules could include Introduction to Financial Accounting; Economics for Business; CORE Practice; Integrative Project; Management Organisations & Society; Foundations of Financial Management and Quantitative Analysis for Management.
Year two modules may include Global Environment of Business; Governance & Social Environment of Business; Global Integrative Project; Economics of Strategy and you may also choose from six elective modules.
Third year modules include Critical Issues in Management and you can also select from a further eight elective modules.
Elective modules can be selected from a range of subject areas such as: marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship, human resources, customer service management, industrial relations, law as well as accounting and finance. Alternatively you can choose from modules offered through other University departments such as Economics or a language.
* This is not an exhaustive list and the modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please visit the department website for more detailed information.
Some of our recent graduate destinations include:
Trading Analyst, Goldman Sachs; Finance Analyst, Amazon; Logistics Analyst, Jaguar Landrover; Assistant Auditor, KPMG Audit LLP; Merchandising Executive, Abercrombie & Fitch. Some graduates have chosen to start their own businesses or work with other start-ups.
A level: AAA
IB: 38 points
Degree of Bachelor of Science
3 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)
Warwick Business School
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
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Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. For further information on the typical additional costs you should contact the department administering the course.
This information is applicable for 2017 entry.