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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 4.16k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 13.4k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 1월 2016

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    Description

    Upon successful completion of our programmes of study, students should normally have acquired and enhanced their knowledge and understanding of a wide range of management issues including:

    • Harnessing technology effectively
    • Leading and managing people
    • Leading change
    • Managing creativity and innovation
    • Managing in the global business environment
    • Managing markets
    • Managing resources
    • Strategic management
    • Working in teams

    In addition, there are many opportunities for students to be able to develop and enhance a range of skills, including: problem-solving and critical thinking, project management, communication skills both written and oral, numeracy skills, working in teams and effective use of a range of business analysis tools.

    Queen’s University Management School is one of the largest Schools in the University with more than 1300 full-time undergraduate students and 300 plus postgraduate students. The School has been delivering high quality programmes for more than 40 years and was one of the first schools in the UK to introduce undergraduate management education. Since then, QUMS has been developing and enhancing its teaching portfolio for both local and international students and boasts students from more than 20 different nationalities.

    In recent years, the School has benefited from significant investment resulting in many new academic appointments and state-of-the-art facilities including computer teaching labs with specilaised software and a Trading Room in Riddel Hall. In addition, the new McClay library houses an excellent selection of Management and related texts and there are extensive IT facilities throughout the campus.

    At Queen’s, we aim to deliver a high quality learning environment that embeds intellectual curiosity, innovation and best practice in learning, teaching and student support to enable student to achieve their full academic potential. In line with this, one of QUMS’ primary objectives is to deliver innovative learning and teaching programmes that provide students with the competences and skills to make a positive contribution to business, economic and civic life.

    On the BSc Business Management programme we achieve these goals by providing a range of learning environments which enable our students to engage with subject experts both academic staff and industry guest speakers, develop skills and 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 enhances their development as independent, lifelong learners. Examples of the opportunities provided for learning on this degree programme are:

    • Lectures: these introduce foundation information about new topics as a starting point for further self-directed private study/reading. As the module progresses this information becomes more complex. Lectures, which are normally delivered in large groups to all year-group peers, also provide opportunities to ask questions and seek clarification on key issues as well as gain feedback and advice on assessments. Additional lectures are also delivered by employer representatives and staff from a number of organisations are involved in the delivery of Business Management workshops and problem solving sessions. In addition to the academic content of the lectures and workshops, this enables employers to impart their valuable experience to QUMS Business Management students, introduces important local employers to our students and allows our Business students to meet and engage with potential future employers.
    • Seminars/tutorials: a significant amount of teaching is carried out in small groups (typically 15-20 students). These sessions are designed to explore, in more depth, the information that has been presented in the lectures. This provides students with the opportunity to engage closely with academic staff who have specialist knowledge of the topic, to ask questions of them and to assess their own progress and understanding with the support of their peers. During these classes, students will be expected to present their work to academic staff and their peers.
    • Computer-Based Practicals: these provide students with the opportunity to develop technical skills and apply theoretical principles to real-life or practical contexts. For example, one of the compulsory Level 2 modules, MGT2009 Business Research Methods, incorporates SPSS software practicals (a commercially used software package).
    • Site Visits: to demonstrate the practical relevance of management theory site visits to local organisations are an integral feature of this programme.
    • E-Learning technologies:information associated with lectures and assignments is often communicated via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) called Queen’s Online. A range of e-learning experiences are also embedded in the degree programme through the use of, for example, interactive support materials, podcasts and web-based learning activities.
    • Self-directed study: this is an essential part of life as a Queen’s student when important private reading, engagement with e-learning resources, reflection on feedback to date and assignment research and preparation work is carried out.
    • Work placements: The BSc Business Management programme does not have a compulsory placement year. However, the School actively supports any student who wishes to avail of an optional placement year, normally between the second and final year of the degree programme. The School has a dedicated Placement Office which facilitates students in sourcing and securing appropriate placements which will augment their classroom-based learning experience. In addition, the School encourages students to seek other work-based and/or educational related experiences, whether that is through the summer placement programme (a 3-4 month internship in a local organisation working on a very specific project), Erasmus programmes with other European Universities, or studying abroad in universities with which the School and/or University has an existing relationship.
    • Student Support Systems: QUMS has an active and co-ordinated student support system to assist students in making the transition from school to university. This includes:
    • assigning each student an Adviser of Studies to assist with the choice of modules at the beginning of each academic year;
    • assigning each student a Personal Tutor (an academic member of staff) when they begin the degree programme. The Personal Tutoring System includes individual scheduled appointments with personal tutors, small group tutor meetings (4-5 students) and e-mail contact to discuss academic matters, academic performance, skills development, careers and/or prospective placements and issues related to University policies and practices. Students meet their Personal Tutor at induction and during the first and second year of study they are expected to meet with their Personal Tutor at least once per semester.
    • A Peer Mentoring Scheme whereby students in second and third year of their degree programme volunteer to mentor Level 1 students. Developing the programme themselves, with support from academic staff in QUMS, the mentors organise informal meetings, regular contact and a series of events ranging from ice-breaker type events to employer-led sessions with the Level 1 students.
    • a formalised induction for all undergraduate students. For Level 1 students, this includes several half-day sessions the week before the programme begins to allow students to familiarise themselves with the campus and the degree programme. During Level 1 there are a number of follow-up sessions throughout the year. Topics such as academic writing, referencing, plagiarism, communication skills, examination preparation and managing time effectively are all covered in these practical sessions.
    • Personal Development Planning to encourage students to engage in independent learning.

    Careers

    Those pursuing a career in Business Management should enjoy working with people as they will have to generate information from a wide variety of sources as they attempt to improve the business (entering new markets or developing new products or driving down costs or becoming more competitive etc) or solve a specific management related issue. They should be effective communicators as they will be expected to engage with a range of stakeholders including senior management, consumers and consumer groups, government representatives and policy makers, as well as employees and peers.

    Students interested in pursuing a career in Business Management must be prepared to take on challenges and be able to adapt to a constantly changing and dynamic business environment. To assist this, core transferable skills acquired throughout the degree programme include the ability to learn independently, problem solve, understand management and related information and work productively as part of a team.

    Graduate Careers and Achievements

    A degree in Business Management from Queen’s offers a firm base securing an excellent graduate position or further academic study. As this is a generalist Business Management degree, career options are extremely varied and the employment opportunities for our Business Management graduates remain strong. In recent years, our graduates have secured positions in local, national and multinational organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

    Our graduates have secured positions in advertising, human resources, recruitment, training and development, marketing, export marketing, new product development, market research, brand management, operations management, supply chain management, quality management, business development, accounting, finance, inward investment, management consultancy (specialising in areas including strategy, change management, business analysis).

    Degree Plus and other related initiatives: Recognising student diversity, as well as promoting employability enhancements and other interests, is part of the developmental experience at Queen’s. Students are encouraged to plan and build their own, personal skill and experiential profile through a range of activities including; recognised Queen’s Certificates, placements and other work experiences (at home or overseas), Erasmus study options elsewhere in Europe, learning development opportunities and involvement in wider university life through activities, such as clubs, societies, and sports.

    Queen’s actively encourages this type of activity by offering students an additional qualification, the Degree Plus Award (and the related Researcher Plus Award for PhD and MPhil students). Degree Plus accredits wider experiential and skill development gained through extra-curricular activities that promote the enhancement of academic, career management, personal and employability skills in a variety of contexts. As part of the Award, students are also trained on how to reflect on the experience(s) and make the link between academic achievement, extracurricular activities, transferable skills and graduate employment. Participating students will also be trained in how to reflect on their skills and experiences and can gain an understanding of how to articulate the significance of these to others, e.g. employers.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • EUR 4160 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 13380 Year (Non-EEA)

    England, Scotland and Wales £9,000; EU £3,575; International: £11,500

    Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Stage 1

    In their first year, students undertake six compulsory introductory modules, which set the context and foundation for the remainder of the degree programme. Modules focus on organisations, their structures, behaviours and the changing external environment within which they operate. These modules include:

    Accounting for Non-Specialists
    Economics of Organisations
    Global Business Environment
    Information and Organisations
    Organisations and Behaviour
    The History and Philosophy of Management

    Stage 2

    In second year, students take six compulsory modules covering issues such as:

    • Branding and marketing communications
    • Decision-making through more effective information analysis and interpretation
    • Internationalisation
    • Managing resources (human, financial and operational)

    Specific modules include:
    Accounting for Managers in an International Context
    Business Research Methods
    Human Resource Management
    International Business
    Interpreting, Presenting and Using Data
    Operations Management
    Principles of Marketing

    Stage 3

    Students complete six advanced modules; two of which are compulsory (Business Strategy and Business Analysis), and can choose four additional modules incorporating themes such as:

    • Creativity and innovation
    • Globalisation
    • Improving the supply chain
    • Managing change
    • New venture creation and entrepreneurial management
    • Strategic management
    • The responsible business

    The range of modules available may vary from year to year to reflect the changes in the external business environment, but should include:

    Business Ethics
    Entrepreneurship
    Managing Innovation
    Public Sector Management
    Supply Chain Management
    Sustainable Management


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    Requirements

    For BSc Honours in Business Management:

    • A-level AAB + GCSE Mathematics B.
    • Irish Leaving Certificate AB2B2B2B2B2 + if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade B in Mathematics.

    All applicants

    There are no specific subjects required and it is not necessary to have previously studied Business Studies or Management.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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