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
Managing creativity and innovation
Managing in the global business environment
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.
Queens 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 Queens, 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:
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 Queens 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 Queens. Students are encouraged to plan and build their own, personal skill and experiential profile through a range of activities including; recognised Queens 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.
Queens 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.
England, Scotland and Wales £9,000; EU £3,575; International: £11,500Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
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
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
Managing resources (human, financial and operational)
Specific modules include:
Accounting for Managers in an International Context
Business Research Methods
Human Resource Management
Interpreting, Presenting and Using Data
Principles of Marketing
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
Improving the supply chain
New venture creation and entrepreneurial 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:
Public Sector Management
Supply Chain Management
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.
For BSc Honours in Business Management:
There are no specific subjects required and it is not necessary to have previously studied Business Studies or Management.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Queen's University Belfast.