UndergraduateProspectus2012 ENTRY
Contents     2 Welcome     4 About us     6 Our campus     8 Our city   10 Our teaching   12 International opportunities  ...
Welcome                                 I am delighted you are considering a degree programme at the University of Exeter ...
www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school   3
About us                                                 The Business School consistently leads the     For the last five ...
Accenture, Bank of England, BritishAirways, the Civil Service, Deloitte,Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, Flybe,Honda, JLT Ben...
Our campus                                                       You’ll find the Business School right at the          hol...
cafés and bars are all within walkingdistance of each other.is is one of the UK’s mostbeautiful campus environments.Just ...
Our city                                                Exeter is consistently rated as one of the    Exeter is also a gro...
hikers, climbers, horse riders and cyclistswhile the gentler rolling hills, rivers andattractive market towns and villages...
Our teaching                                                 Choosing Exeter means you’ll be based in       understanding ...
module. Coursework assignments aretypically between 2,500 and 6,000 wordsin length and examinations normally takeplace at ...
International opportunities                                        If you could sum up the University of Exeter   combine ...
www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school   13
There’s more information on our international study options at         http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/unde...
Working in industryAnother option open to you is to spendyour third year working in industry. Our‘with industrial experien...
Building brilliant careers                                                  Coming to study at the University of Exeter   ...
www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school   17
Employability events and workshops              The Exeter Award and Exeter                     As well as encouraging you...
Business competitions                                         Work placements                                n   If you un...
Where your degree could take you            Some employment destinations of our                                           ...
Our alumniYou may decide to come to Exeter for three                                              I left Exeter in 2000, a...
Accommodation and scholarships                                                 We can guarantee you accommodation for     ...
Fees and fundingProposed tuition fees and financial            At the University of Exeter we aresupport for 2012 entry   ...
Here to support you                                                We’re here to help you get the most from       includin...
Our green credentials           If environmental credentials are important      n   In 2011 we launched our One Planet    ...
Accounting and Finance          at Exeter     Accounting and Finance at Exeter are well-established and                   ...
BA Accounting                                                                      and FinanceICAEW and ICAS, dependent on...
BA Accounting                                                                                  BA Business     with Leader...
I’m not exaggerating when I say I enjoy every one of my modules – I find them allextremely interesting. e information the ...
Economics at Exeter     Economics at Exeter is a friendly Department with a strong                  The application of eco...
BA Business                                                                      EconomicsAn important part of our teachin...
BA Economics                                                                                   BA Economics               ...
I’m now in the second year of my course, and I particularly like the way our programmeis structured. e core modules give ...
BA Economics                                                                                    BA Economics     and Finan...
www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school   35
Management at Exeter     Management at Exeter is highly regarded for research and                      Our management prog...
BA Business and                                                                  ManagementWe also offer two unique degree...
BSc IT                                                                                BA Leadership     Management        ...
Because so much of what we study relates to current, topical business life, I’vedeveloped a much better understanding of t...
Undergraduate brochure - University of Exeter Business School
Undergraduate brochure - University of Exeter Business School
Undergraduate brochure - University of Exeter Business School
Undergraduate brochure - University of Exeter Business School
Undergraduate brochure - University of Exeter Business School
Undergraduate brochure - University of Exeter Business School
Undergraduate brochure - University of Exeter Business School
Undergraduate brochure - University of Exeter Business School
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Undergraduate brochure - University of Exeter Business School

  1. 1. UndergraduateProspectus2012 ENTRY
  2. 2. Contents 2 Welcome 4 About us 6 Our campus 8 Our city 10 Our teaching 12 International opportunities 16 Building brilliant careers 22 Accommodation and scholarships 23 Fees and funding 24 Here to support you 25 Our green credentialsProgrammes 26 Accounting and Finance at Exeter 30 Economics at Exeter 36 Management at Exeter 43 How to apply 44 Visit usAcknowledgementsProductionUniversity of Exeter Business School, Marketing Team and Education TeamDesignDesign and Publications Office, University of ExeterPhotographyTim Pestridge, Steve TannerThis document forms part of the University’s Undergraduate Prospectus. Every effort has beenmade to ensure that the information contained in the Prospectus is correct at the time of goingto press. However, the University cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information containedwithin the Prospectus and reserves the right to make variations to the services offered wheresuch action is considered to be necessary by the University. For further information, please referto the Undergraduate Prospectus (available at www.exeter.ac.uk/ugp/disclaimer).
  3. 3. Welcome I am delighted you are considering a degree programme at the University of Exeter Business School. In this competitive graduate marketplace, it is important you choose a programme that offers you high quality academic standards, together with great prospects. It is also important you really enjoy the time you spend as an undergraduate. The University of Exeter, which is 10th in the 2012 Times Good University Guide, is a superb setting for study, and the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of the University is reflected in the Business School. Our aim is to offer you an outstanding student experience that will give you an excellent foundation for an exciting future and meaningful employment. Our research-led programmes are designed to be relevant, innovative and challenging, and we offer an inclusive, supportive, highly motivating learning environment. We are a truly international School, with staff from 26 countries and students from over 80. We also have an expanding network of international partners, and agreements with over 30 universities and business schools worldwide, which means you will have opportunities to study at other top-ranked schools during your time with us. We are keen for as many of our students as possible to spend a period of time studying or working abroad, to gain valuable insight into working and collaborating in a global culture. Your time here will be on Now is a particularly exciting time to be joining us. We have recently undergone a your CV for life – it’s our aim significant period of growth, with increasing student and staff numbers. We have to make it one of the most also invested £24 million in our buildings and facilities, including our recently valuable contributions to opened new building, Building One, to expand and complement the Schools your future success. growing reputation as a centre of excellence for business research and learning. Our links with business are crucial as well, of course, and we are continually expanding these, working with our extensive network of adjunct faculty, as well as our supporters in industry and our global alumni community. Excellent links we have in place mean you will gain relevant, practical advice and work experience to supplement your studies and enhance your CV. If you decide you like what we have to offer here, I can promise you studying at the University of Exeter Business School will be a challenging, exciting, valuable experience, an experience that will stay with you for life, and provide an excellent foundation for building your future career. We look forward to hearing from you. Professor Robin Mason ACTING DEAN, UNIVERSITY OF EXETER BUSINESS SCHOOL2 www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school
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  5. 5. About us The Business School consistently leads the For the last five years we’ve been way in the student satisfaction surveys. consistently ranked amongst the highest We are recognised internationally for the business schools in the UK for student quality of our research and our business satisfaction in the National Student Survey. teaching is regarded as world-class. We have become a popular destination for Whether you have an interest in students wanting to get ahead and make accounting, business, economics, finance, their mark in the business world. Business management or leadership, or any teaching has always been an important combination of these, you are bound to area of focus at the University of Exeter, find a programme at Exeter that suits and even more so since the Business your interests and ambitions. We offer an School was founded in 1997. Since then, exciting range of degree programmes, the School has grown every year, in size most of which include the option to spend and stature, and today we are recognised an extra year studying or working in as one of the leading business schools in another country. the country. We have excellent links with the business Our teaching is genuinely research-led, world, links you will benefit from in many which means you will study and learn with ways during your time with us. You will the experts, with internationally respected hear from guest speakers from leading academics who publish in leading journals companies who will come to share their and are helping to shape business thinking wealth of experience with you, and who in their chosen fields. You will have access will bring the case studies you are studying to the very latest business ideas, theories to life. Students that take part in the and approaches, information you will want Business School’s employability events to take on board, and take with you into have the opportunity to work with a range your future career. of companies and organisations including: ere are a lot of opportunities at the Business School which makes the University of Exeter not only the best place to study but a remarkable place for the whole university experience. Danish Shakeel (BA Accounting and Finance 2009 to present)4 www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school
  6. 6. Accenture, Bank of England, BritishAirways, the Civil Service, Deloitte,Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, Flybe,Honda, JLT Benefit Solutions, JP Morgan,Kodak, KPMG, the Met Office,PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Procter &Gamble, QBE Insurance, Symantec,Thomson Reuters and Xerox.Academic study is just one part of yourundergraduate experience. You will alsohave a huge variety of other opportunitiesat Exeter to develop personally, as well asprofessionally, and we are keen to helpyou improve your skills for employment.Our aim ultimately is to prepare you forbusiness life, armed with the knowledge,experience and qualifications you need sothat on graduating you are as well placedas possible to pursue the avenues thatinterest you. www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school 5
  7. 7. Our campus You’ll find the Business School right at the holds world-class facilities for research, heart of the University of Exeter’s teaching, learning and social Streatham Campus, which is widely interaction. La Touche, Building One’s acknowledged as one of the most cafe is on the ground floor, the menu spacious and attractive campuses of any provides both traditional and UK university. With lakes, parkland, contemporary cuisine, including street woodland and gardens, plus first-class food with international flavours. An facilities and accommodation, and the city extensive breakfast range and food on of Exeter just a short distance away, this is the go is also available. an outstanding environment in which to develop your business knowledge. The £275 million investment programme on Streatham Campus is moving towards The Business School is located in three completion. main buildings: The Forum project is an exciting new n Streatham Court – the School’s development for the heart of Streatham Take a look around by taking a virtual original academic building and its Campus, creating an inspirational mix of tour of the campus on our website at www.exeter.ac.uk/visit/campuses/ administrative centre. Incorporating outside and inside space that will deliver virtualtours state of the art lecture theatres, a new Student Services Centre, retail and seminar spaces and IT facilities. catering outlets, a refurbished Library, new technology-rich learning spaces, a n The Xfi Building – home to the Xfi 400-seat lecture theatre and a new Centre for Finance and Investment, and University reception. The project is due the world renowned Centre for for completion in December 2011. Leadership Studies (CLS). Once you’ve got your bearings, n Building One – part of a £24 million everything is very easy to find, and all the investment programme, Building One teaching rooms, together with the Sports was completed in February 2011, and Park, library, shopping centre, restaurants, As soon as I visited the campus I knew this is where I wanted to be. With its accommodation, the city, the Sports Park and the Business School, I realised that it would be the perfect university for me. It has a great city centre with everything you could possibly need on one high street. e Business School’s major redevelopment means that there’s now a great new building to study in. With a brilliant reputation already, it is only set to get better and I know that I can get both a brilliant academic education but at the same time have a great social life. Alex Bennett (BA Economics 2010 to present)6 www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school
  8. 8. cafés and bars are all within walkingdistance of each other.is is one of the UK’s mostbeautiful campus environments.Just some of the facilities on offer Lecture theatres, equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment Seminar and meeting rooms Computer facilities, including a number dedicated specifically to the School’s undergraduates and available 24 hours a day A range of high quality catering facilities IT-enabled communal areas Additional 24-hour computer facilities at a number of locations across the siteYou’ll also have access to the mainUniversity library, which houses all thebooks and journals included on thereading lists for modules run by theSchool, as well as access to the extensiveelectronic library. The Library has recentlyhad £9 million spent on its resources, andlibrary users now benefit from 24/7access, self-service machines, state of theart multimedia facilities, enhanced groupand silent study areas, an extended WiFinetwork and an increased number of keytexts and electronic resources. www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school 7
  9. 9. Our city Exeter is consistently rated as one of the Exeter is also a growing business centre, best places to live in the UK. With a with many companies choosing to locate population of around 118,800, it is a here, and relatively low unemployment. It safe, student-friendly city, with a vibrant is the main administrative centre for culture and a beautiful historic setting. Devon and has a thriving retail sector. Plus the South West and everything it has to offer is right on your doorstep. Exeter celebrates history and embraces today... its thriving The city centre, which is just a short walk nightlife, lively cultural scene and from the campus, is a perfect fusion of rich history make it well worth a new and old. Cafés, restaurants, pubs visit. is old city is young at heart and shops mix with historic buildings, thanks to a large student crowd including the famous Cathedral, the and plenty of bars, clubs and cafés, Guildhall, Mol’s Coffee House and the especially around the revitalised Ship Inn, both favourite haunts of Sir quay area. Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh. Lonely Planet Guide to Great Britain Arts and music-wise, there’s loads going And when you want a break from town on. The Exeter Phoenix is a thriving arts life, some of the most stunning centre. Concerts are regularly held in the countryside in Britain is right on your Lemon Grove on campus, and live music doorstep. The whole region is a paradise can also be enjoyed throughout the city for outdoor enthusiasts. The wild scenery in pubs, clubs and concert halls and at of the Dartmoor and Exmoor national the large Westpoint venue. parks provides an exciting challenge for One of the reasons I chose the University of Exeter Business School is because it has such a good reputation. It’s also one of only a few universities to offer Economics and Finance together which is what I wanted to study. Another deciding factor was its location. Exeter is a relatively small city, yet big enough to cater for all your needs. It’s also nice to be able to get to London easily, at the same time as having stunning scenery right on your doorstep. Places like Dartmouth and Exmouth are just breathtaking. So you can enjoy a top quality education in a really beautiful place. Darwin Huang (BA Economics and Finance 2010)8 www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school
  10. 10. hikers, climbers, horse riders and cyclistswhile the gentler rolling hills, rivers andattractive market towns and villages areperfect for exploring at a more leisurelypace.The South West is a top holidaydestination and as a student here, youcan enjoy it all year round. Exeter is justnine miles from the coastal town ofExmouth, with its long sandy beachesand the Exe estuary perfect for sailors,swimmers, water-skiers, windsurfers andsunbathers. Surfers do have to travel alittle farther from Exeter to the northDevon and Cornwall coasts, but it’s wellworth it for some of the finest surfing inthe UK.All in all, being located in such a beautifulpart of the world, with easy access toboth city life and quiet beaches, meansyou can look forward to a great quality oflife here. Find out more about living in Exeter and the South West, visit www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/ living/exeter 9
  11. 11. Our teaching Choosing Exeter means you’ll be based in understanding of complex material. You’ll one of the UK’s leading business school receive many of the teaching materials for environments. We can promise you access lectures electronically, to accompany the to outstanding resources and facilities, notes you take. Different members of our expert teaching, and an inclusive and staff give the lectures, including leading supportive learning environment. Our professors, who integrate their latest standards are very high, we will push you research findings into the teaching you to achieve your potential, so you gain receive. Guest lecturers, including members maximum benefit from your time with us. of industry, also contribute to some modules. Taught and developed by internationally respected academics, our undergraduate You’ll attend a variety of seminars and programmes are designed to be relevant, tutorials as well, which allow you to innovative and challenging. We encourage explore in-depth the issues covered in the a variety of learning styles, including self lectures. You’ll have the opportunity to study and group work, which not only discuss various concepts and theories, and helps to consolidate your learning, but is a receive feedback on your written great opportunity to get to know your assignments. fellow students and develop team working skills. Assessment is through a mixture of group e Times Good University work, coursework, project work and Guide 2011 ranks us in the You’ll attend lectures designed to give you examinations. The weighting of each of top ten for every subject information on ideas central to your these components will vary according to we teach. modules and help you develop your the academic requirements of each I am the vice-president of a Christian Society on campus. We have socials, and I run the meetings every Wednesday. It’s a great opportunity for me to meet new people. Taking part has helped me to refine my interpersonal skills, my leadership skills, my administrative skills and many others during my time here in Exeter. Tinashe Manika (BA Accountancy and Finance 2011)10 www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school
  12. 12. module. Coursework assignments aretypically between 2,500 and 6,000 wordsin length and examinations normally takeplace at the end of the module, in Januaryand May/June. Not all work, no play Academic studies are a big part of life here, but they’re not the only part. The atmosphere around the School, like the whole University, is very relaxed and friendly, and there is always plenty going on. Whether you’re into rock climbing, cello playing, Spanish speaking or just about any other kind of activity, chances are you’ll be able to pursue it at Exeter. The University has a very active Students’ Guild, which currently supports over 150 societies, which means you can indulge your passions, have a go at new things and enjoy lots of new experiences. Each year, over 8,000 students join at least one society or club, making it one of the best ways to meet people. Each society is run solely for the benefit of its members, by the students themselves, just like the Guild. Find out more about the Students’ Guild and all its activities at www.exeterguild.org www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school 11
  13. 13. International opportunities If you could sum up the University of Exeter combine advanced language study as part Business School in one word, ‘international’ of your degree programme, and even opt would be a very appropriate description. to learn a totally new language such as With a huge diversity of nationalities Japanese or Chinese. represented among our staff and students, plus a large network of partnership You could choose to extend your degree to universities, institutions and businesses four years, and spend a year abroad, either from around the world, the School has a studying at one of our partner universities, very diverse, global feel. We’ll also or gaining work experience. Candidates encourage you to spend at least some time with language and cultural skills are often overseas, as part of your studies to help preferred at interview and for promotion you gain the international knowledge you and employers actively seek out graduates need to prepare for work in the global who have spent time abroad. marketplace. The School can also advise on At Exeter, you’ll mix with, and learn from, recommended summer schools with staff and students from many different university partners around the world for a countries, enabling you to gain interesting short-term international experience. Many perspectives and valuable insights into how Summer School programmes include business works around the world. We business-related academic content and believe our cosmopolitan environment local company visits. enhances both your academic and social experience. With students from over 80 countries and staff from 26, this is You can study optional language modules, a truly international business whatever your level, at our Foreign school. Language Centre. You can also choose to I chose Exeter for two key reasons. e first being that it’s one of the top universities in all of Europe for studying leadership, which is something I was very interested in doing. Secondly, it had the best opportunities for studying abroad. Because I chose Exeter, I’ll be spending the next academic year studying leadership at Hong Kong University, one of the top universities in Asia, which I’m extremely excited about. Maja Lunsjo (BA Management and Leadership 2009 to present)12 www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school
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  15. 15. There’s more information on our international study options at http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/undergraduate/studyabroad/ How our four-year schemes work Both programmes will offer you new We will advise you about all aspects of We offer three different schemes that let perspectives and insights and allow you to spending your third year away from Exeter, you extend your study from three to four study subjects that might not be available from helping you prepare for placement years, so you can spend your third year at Exeter. Although many of our partners interviews to working out which of our making yourself more ‘employable’ and teach all, or part, of their programmes in overseas partners might suit you best. attractive to employers. These programmes English, you may want to work on your have titles ending with: foreign language skills before you go, we Your host university will help you find your n ‘with European study’ offer the option of including language accommodation, in halls, hostels or n ‘with international study’ studies during your first and second year, privately, and there’ll be students at the n ‘with industrial experience’ by taking credit bearing modules run by university overseas who have visited Exeter, our Foreign Language Centre. and will be on hand to give you extra These four-year options are available for all support during the year. our programmes, except IT Management Where can you go? for Business, and you can either apply We currently offer placements in over 50 directly through UCAS (see the UCAS codes different universities including, Deakin on the individual programme pages) or ask University, Australia, Karl-Franzens- to transfer onto one of these options later, Universität Graz, Austria, HUB usually during your first year. (Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel), Belgium and Carleton University, Canada. As well as Study overseas in China, Denmark, Finland, France, If you opt for a ‘with European study’ or Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, ‘with international study’ programme, you New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Spain, will spend your third year studying at one of Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, our partner institutions. The ‘with European Turkey and the USA. study’ programmes also let you spend all, or part, of the year on an approved work placement. Being given the opportunity to go and study in Spain for a year has been the best thing about coming to study here. For anyone considering the School, I’d say give some thought to the year abroad programme. It’s such a fantastic opportunity that you might not get again! Louise Anderson (BA Business and Management with European Studies 2009 to present)14 www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school
  16. 16. Working in industryAnother option open to you is to spendyour third year working in industry. Our‘with industrial experience’ programmesenable you to put into practice some ofthe things you learn in your first twoyears, and go into your final year armedwith the insights of your practicalexperience in the field.Your year-long placement will give you aproven employment track record and extraconfidence when looking for your firstgraduate position, both of which shouldhelp make you highly attractive toemployers. Find out more about working in industry as part of your degree programme at: http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/ programmes/undergraduate/ employability/work/ www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school 15
  17. 17. Building brilliant careers Coming to study at the University of Exeter n We have a dedicated Employability Team, Business School is a career-focused who will begin working with you in your decision. You are coming here to gain the first year to ensure you’re as well education you need to begin building a prepared as possible for entering the job great career, in whichever area of business market when you graduate. it is that interests you. Attaining a good degree classification from a highly- n We run around 100 employability events regarded university is a good starting at the School every year, to offer you point. But these days, as the global valuable careers support and advice. graduate job market remains extremely competitive, you need to stand out to n You’ll gain insights from leading attract the attention of employers. employers such as the Accenture, Bank of England, British Airways, the Civil At Exeter, we place a heavy emphasis on Service, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & careers, and we will be working with you Young, Flybe, Honda, JLT Benefit from day one to increase your Solutions, JP Morgan, Kodak, KPMG, the ‘employability’ and help you build the Met Office, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, foundations for a great career. Procter & Gamble, QBE Insurance, Symantec, Thomson Reuters and Xerox. n Our courses are designed to equip you with the skills that today’s employers are This combination of focused career looking for, skills that will significantly support, together with the excellent increase your chances of getting the job business teaching we provide, means we you want. have a very strong ‘employability’ record. Many of our students go on to rewarding, interesting and influential careers and we are committed to helping our current students do the same. Exeter’s strong reputation, and in particular that of the Business School, stood me in very good stead when interviewing for an internship with Deloitte last year. My year of European study (in France) gave me an extra edge over the competition and I was fortunate enough to both gain a place on last summer’s internship and go on to secure a graduate job with them. Fergus Daisley (BA Economics and Finance with European Study 2009)16 www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school
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  19. 19. Employability events and workshops The Exeter Award and Exeter As well as encouraging you to take part in You’ll have the opportunity to attend an Leaders Award some of the many activities on offer, extensive range of employability events Academic life is just one part of the having one of these awards will show during your time with us from mock Business School experience. There’s a huge future employers that there’s more to you interview sessions, and events to help with range of other things going on too and than just a clever student: you’re preparing for psychometric testing, writing most of our students manage to find time well-rounded, you’re committed, you’re CVs and covering letters, to industry to get involved in at least one kind of keen to develop new skills. And that makes specific sessions led by experienced extra-curricular activity, if not several, you a very attractive prospect. professionals from a variety of sectors. whether that’s sport or a cultural pursuit, work experience or voluntary work. These events are often run by top graduate employers, with the help of experienced The Exeter Award scheme lets you record Find out more about the Exeter Awards careers advisors at the University. You’ll be and gain recognition for these activities at www.exeter.ac.uk/exeteraward encouraged to attend as many of these as and achievements even attending and possible, to develop the job-hunting skills employability events can count towards it. www.exeter.ac.uk/exeterleadersaward you need for the graduate market. If you like, you can then go on to complete the Exeter Leaders Awards, which focuses In addition to these School-specific events, specifically on leadership skills and you can also attend a large range of outstanding achievement. workshops, presentations and fairs, organised by the central Careers and Employment Service which are open to all University of Exeter students. e employability service here at the Business School is incredible. It’s outstanding how much they have to offer you, from careers workshops to employer presentations to learning practical experiences. ey have everything to enhance your employability for when you finish your degree. Alex Bennett (BA Economics 2010 to present)18 www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school
  20. 20. Business competitions Work placements n If you undertake a three-yearWe encourage all our students to take part If you would like to gain some work programme, you can choose to do an 8-in nationally-recognised business experience during your time at the School, 10 week internship with a firm duringcompetitions, as well as competitions you’ll have plenty of opportunity. the summer holidays, as a way to finddeveloped and sponsored by businesses out about work in a particular industry.specifically for the School. We support the n You can choose to study one of our ‘withnational IBM Universities Business industrial experience’ programmes, Gaining work experience, in whatever form,Challenge, and we are proud that the which means you’ll spend a year in is looked upon very favourably by employersUniversity of Exeter has been in the final of approved vocational employment and can help give you an edge. What’sthis competition for five out of the last six between your second and final years. more, both internships and 12-monthyears and were runners-up in 2010, 2008 See page 15. placements often lead to a job offer onand 2007. graduation. n If you opt for a ‘with European study’ programme, you can work, rather than Whichever work experience option you are study, in a European country. interested in, our dedicated Placements See page 14. Officer will help you identify suitable companies and opportunities, make applications and handle interviews.Six months after graduating, 82.9% of the University of Exeter’sfirst degrees students were either in employment or further study.(Figures as at January 2010, as a percentage of those respondents available for employment or study). www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school 19
  21. 21. Where your degree could take you Some employment destinations of our students that graduated in 2010 include: The University of Exeter Business School has an excellent reputation n Tax Accountant, KPMG with employers across a very wide n Associate, Ernst & Young range of industry sectors, for producing high calibre graduates. Each n Accountant, year, a substantial number of our PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP students find work in the financial n Associate, Deloitte services sector and go on to become managers, accountants and analysts n Wealth Manager, Welbeck Wealth for organisations such as KPMG, Management PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Deloitte n Corporate Banker (Graduate Scheme), and Ernst & Young. Many others Barclays Corporate Bank become graduate trainee managers in disciplines such as marketing, human n Finance Analyst, Zurich resources, sales and operations in n Supply Chain Planning and Control large multinationals, while others go Leadership Graduate, Rolls-Royce into domains such as advertising or media, or decide to go straight into n Graduate Business Analyst, running their own companies. RWE npower n Trainee Area Manager, Aldi n IT Graduate, Tesco n Graduate Trainee Inventory Coordinator, Estee Lauder n Retail Management Graduate Trainee, Waitrose n Graduate Executive, Philips Electronics n Assistant Brand Manager, Alliance Boots For more about what Exeter graduates do, see www.exeter.ac.uk/employability/students/graduatedestinations/20 www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school
  22. 22. Our alumniYou may decide to come to Exeter for three I left Exeter in 2000, and went to work for Accenture, the globalyears, but we hope your relationship withus will last much longer than that. Many of management consulting, technology services and outsourcingour graduates stay in touch after they company. Accenture help clients develop new business strategies,leave, and if you wish, we can continue to redesign their processes, exploit technology and improve organisationalsupport you in all kinds of ways. performance. After eight years I joined Kodak to help them develop a consulting and services business across Europe. e work is varied andWe offer a range of alumni services to challenging, I get to meet interesting people and find out about all kindsoffer you further opportunities to network, of businesses. I also work where the clients are, so my job takes me allsocialise and keep developing over the UK and Europe.professionally throughout your career.As well as keeping you up-to-date with Reading Economics at Exeter gave me a good grounding in the globalall the latest news through our University economy, and helped me understand how this affects businesses andnewsletter, we offer ongoing careers individuals. I feel I still benefit from the knowledge I gained atadvice, arrange reunions and other university, especially when I work with clients assisting them innetworking events, and encourage our understanding their current situation and helping them improve theiralumni to come back and share their performance.experience and expertise with our currentstudents. addeus Brown (Economics 2000) www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school 21
  23. 23. Accommodation and scholarships We can guarantee you accommodation for With over 4,000 catered and self- your first year at Exeter, as long as you catered places, the University can apply by the advertised deadline. guarantee accommodation for all new undergraduates. Accommodation is either on campus or up to a 30-minute walk away. Most first years live in catered halls of residence, but self- catered options are also available on campus and in the city. You’ll find more information about accommodation, including a virtual tour of the University, on our website at www.exeter.ac.uk/accommodation Scholarships, bursaries and prizes A number of scholarships and bursaries for UK/EU undergraduate students are available through the University. The School also award other prizes, funded by external sponsors, at the end of the academic year based on examination results. You can find up-to-date information at www.exeter.ac.uk/scholarships I have lived in both catered and self-catered halls and have found advantages in both; in catered you don’t have to worry about cooking and the atmosphere at dinners is really friendly, whereas in self-catered you have the advantage of eating when you like and form a good group of friends in your flat. All halls are in walking distance of the city and the University. Angela Brown (BA Management with Leadership 2010)22 www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school
  24. 24. Fees and fundingProposed tuition fees and financial At the University of Exeter we aresupport for 2012 entry committed to attracting and supportingThe University of Exeter is proposing to set the most talented students, irrespective ofa tuition fee of £9,000 a year for Home/EU your financial background. It is importantundergraduates starting programmes from that students can come and study at the2012. University of Exeter whatever their family background.The proposal is subject to the approval offair access and widening participation We also provide expert financial advice andarrangements by the Office for Fair Access guidance to offer the best practical help(OFFA). and support possible to ensure you are able to make the most of your time atAs part of these new arrangements, Exeter Exeter.is developing a new package of fee waiversand bursaries to encourage more Further information on fees can be foundapplications from students from lower at: www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/income households. When fee waivers are money/taken into account the average tuition feewill be less than £9,000. www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school 23
  25. 25. Here to support you We’re here to help you get the most from including details of the University’s local your business school experience. We want representatives, see you to enjoy your Exeter experience and if www.exeter.ac.uk/international or email you need support, we’ll be here to help you. intoff@exeter.ac.uk n You’ll have your own personal tutor who The INTO University of Exeter Centre offers can offer you advice on anything related Academic English and intensive pre- to your programme and other aspects of sessional English Summer Courses, designed student life. for students who need to improve their English and study skills before starting their n The staff who teach you on individual degree programme. The Centre also offers modules will be available to discuss any non-credit bearing support courses aspects of the module on an informal including writing tutorials, grammar basis during their designated office workshops and oral communication classes hours. throughout the year. Visit www.intohigher.com/exeter n The University also runs a Personal Development Planning programme, Other support services designed to help make the most of your As well as support available within the university experience. Business School, you can also access specialist advice from the University’s If you’re coming to us from overseas, staff Student Advice Unit, the Student in the International Office will also be on Counselling Service, the Student Learning hand to advise you about any aspect of Skills Service, the Disability Resource Centre, living and studying at the University of the Accommodation Office and the Multi- We’re here to help you get Exeter, including the suitability of your faith Chaplaincy. Visit www.exeter.ac.uk/ the most from your business existing academic qualifications and English undergraduate/life/support school experience. language proficiency. For more information, I’m really enjoying the course so far. I like the fact there’s a good mix of presentation styles: all my modules have lectures combined with either tutorials or group work or seminars or online learning. e academic staff are always available during their office hours to offer extra help if you need it. Edward Latham (BA Business and Management 2010 to present day)24 www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school
  26. 26. Our green credentials If environmental credentials are important n In 2011 we launched our One Planet to you, you may be interested to know that MBA, run with WWF, the global the University of Exeter was the 22nd conservation organisation. ‘greenest’ university in the UK in 2010, out of a total of 133 higher education n The People & Planet Green League Table institutions. The University, and the 2010 has given Exeter a ‘First class award Business School specifically, are involved in for environmental management and many environmental-related research performance’. initiatives, and we take our environmental responsibilities extremely seriously. n Our cafes and restaurants are now all ‘Fair Trade’. n Our new Business School building, Building One, achieved a BREEAM n We have introduced an ‘Eco Power ‘excellent’ rating of 76%. BREEAM (BRE Rangers’ energy saving scheme in all our Environmental Assessment Method) is halls. the leading and most widely used environmental assessment method for n We have also installed 140 new bike buildings. It sets the standard for best parking spaces this year. practice in sustainable design and has become the de facto measure used to describe a buildings environmental performance. n With a focus on climate prediction, adaptation and migration, and close liaison with the Met Office Hadley Centre, Exeter is fast becoming a hub for world-class climate change research. Exeter was the 22nd greenest university in the UK in 2010. www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school 25
  27. 27. Accounting and Finance at Exeter Accounting and Finance at Exeter are well-established and opportunities including accountancy, insurance, banking and considered among the best in the UK for research and teaching, finance, and qualified accountants can be found at the highest ranking: levels of organisations in all sectors across the world. n 1st in The Times Good University Guide 2011; We offer four undergraduate accounting programmes, each with n 6th in the UK for overall satisfaction in the National Student distinctive module choices and intended learning outcomes. The Survey 2010; and newest of these is an innovative KPMG school leavers’ programme that will lead students to both a University of Exeter degree and a n a prestigious 2nd in the UK for world leading and internationally professional chartered accountancy qualification from ICAS2. excellent research in Accounting and Finance1. Our faculty is a mixture of academics who have developed their Accounting is one of the key functions in any organisation, the expertise through researching a diverse range of topics in information that accountants prepare informs the decision making accounting, and former practitioners who have held senior process throughout the organisation and also forms the basis of positions in some of the largest accounting firms in the world. A external communications about how the organisation is significant advantage of our programmes is the exemptions they performing. An accounting degree opens up a number of career offer from professional examinations such as ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, 1 RAE 2008 based on the percentage of research categorised as 4* and 3* 2 In addition, students will get a salary as well as their tuition fees fully paid by KPMG, the professional services firm. Further details of this programme is available at www.business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/undergraduate/accountingandfinance/kpmg/26 www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school
  28. 28. BA Accounting and FinanceICAEW and ICAS, dependent on the individual modules taken. UCAS Code: N422Full details of these exemptions are available at (N423 with European Study, NN4H with Internationalwww.exeter.ac.uk/business-school/undergraduate/ Study, NN43 with Industrial Experience)accounting_exemptions Number of first year students in 2010/11: 1953In addition to ensuring you acquire subject-specific skills, ourprogrammes are designed to help you develop a broad range of The Accounting and Finance degree is designed forpersonal skills and knowledge, essential to pursuing attractive students who are interested in following a career incareer opportunities in the twenty-first century. The BA Business accountancy or in going on to obtain professionaland Accounting and BA Accounting and Leadership accounting qualifications prior to entering a career inprogrammes provide you flexibility to choose from a range of business. The programme gives you an understanding ofoptional modules to select topics that match your specific the legal, business and social environments in whichinterest and career requirements. As with other undergraduate accountancy operates and enables you to be conversant inprogrammes in the School, you have the opportunity to study the technical languages and practices of the accountingoverseas or to undertake a period of industrial experience. sector in a market economy. These include measurement and disclosure in financial statements, managerialWe have extremely strong links with professional firms and accounting, auditing, taxation and business law.institutes, including the CFA Institute, the Securities andInvestment Institute and several professional accounting bodies For more information about this programme visit:including ICAEW and ACCA. Each year a selection of the www.business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/profession’s most distinguished practitioners come to give guest undergraduate/accountingandfinance/ba_af/lectures to our students. Entry requirementsCareers with Accounting and Finance GCSE Mathematics grade B or GCE AL/AS Maths, PureMany of our graduates in Accounting and Finance proceed to Maths or Further Maths; GCSE English Languages grade B.professional training, usually with large firms of chartered Typical offer AAA–AAB; IB 36–34accountants, and several have won Institute prizes for Visit www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate for full entryoutstanding examination performance. Others have trained in requirementsindustry, commerce or the public sector and some are pursuing 3 this figure relates to the 2010/11 intake only, future intake numbers are likely to varycareers in financial services. Examples of destinations of studentsgraduating from our accounting and finance programmes in2009 include: Tax Accountant, KPMG, Accountant, Deloitte,Audit Associate, Ernst & Young, and Tax Trainee, BDO LLP. www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school 27
  29. 29. BA Accounting BA Business with Leadership and Accounting UCAS Code: N4N2 (N4NF with European Study, N4NG with UCAS Code: NN41 (NN4C with European Study, NN1L with International Study, N4X9 with Industrial Experience) International Study, NND4 with Industrial Experience) Number of first year students in 2010/11: 54 Number of first year students in 2010/11: 205 The Accounting with Leadership degree is aimed at students Business and Accounting is aimed at students seeking a seeking a specialist understanding of accounting alongside specialist understanding of accounting as well as a general engaging with both theory and practice of leadership. The extent introduction to a broad range of business subjects. The extent to which this degree programme provides exemptions from to which this degree programme provides exemptions from professional examinations depends upon the options chosen. professional examinations depends upon the options chosen. Employers and professional bodies frequently cite leadership The programme assumes that many students will seek careers potential as one of the qualities they value highly and as one of in business, the public sector and finance rather than enter the the few providers of undergraduate leadership programmes in accountancy profession. Whatever career path you choose, the UK, we believe it will give you a distinct advantage. This however, you can be confident that Exeter graduates are programme equips you for action in a competitive business or keenly sought by leading employers. public sector environment that requires top performance from its players. It does this by giving you the ability to understand For more information about this programme visit: your own leadership qualities and limitations, as well as www.business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/ enhancing your capacity to work with others as part of a team. undergraduate/accountingandfinance/ba_ba/ For more information about this programme visit: Entry requirements www.business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/ GCSE Mathematics grade B or GCE AL/AS Maths, Pure Maths undergraduate/accountingandfinance/ba_al/ or Further Maths; GCSE English Language grade B. Typical offer AAA–AAB; IB 36–34 Entry requirements Visit www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate for full entry GCSE Mathematics grade B or GCE AL/AS Maths, Pure Maths requirements or Further Maths; GCSE English Language grade B. 5 this figure relates to the 2010/11 intake only, future intake numbers are likely to vary Typical offer AAA–AAB; IB 36–34 Visit www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate for full entry requirements 4 this figure relates to the 2010/11 intake only, future intake numbers are likely to vary28 www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school
  30. 30. I’m not exaggerating when I say I enjoy every one of my modules – I find them allextremely interesting. e information the lecturers give you is gold – I always try andmake sure I listen all the way through every single lecture. I’m particularly enjoyingfinancial accounting – it’s very realistic and by the end of the year, I will be equippedand able to prepare accounts for any company, just like a chartered accountant could.Vashisht Bhatt (BA Business and Accounting 2011) www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school 29
  31. 31. Economics at Exeter Economics at Exeter is a friendly Department with a strong The application of economic theory has also evolved to explore research orientation and excellent teaching provision. This contemporary issues such as the causes and impact of the quality is evidenced by: current financial crisis and the proposed solutions, the effects of trade, globalisation, corruption and climate change on n ranking 9th in Economics in The Times Good University economic development. Guide 2011; n 75 per cent of our Economics and Econometrics research Each of our five undergraduate economics degree programmes being classified as world leading or internationally excellent6. combines high academic standards with rewarding career prospects. You have flexibility to choose optional modules to What is economics? Perhaps the best way of explaining is that suit your interests and career requirements, and the it is the study of how individuals, firms, markets, governments opportunity to study overseas or undertake a period of and other institutions combine to produce and distribute goods industrial experience. and services in order to achieve desired outcomes for society, and how effective they are in doing so. 6 RAE 2008 based on the percentage of research categorised as 4* and 3*30 www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school
  32. 32. BA Business EconomicsAn important part of our teaching strategy in economics, unique UCAS Code: L112 (L115 with European Study, L194 withto Exeter, is the regular use of teaching experiments in our International Study, L192 with Industrial Experience)lectures and tutorials. Due to a prestigious grant from the HigherEducation Academy, economic classroom experiments are now Number of first year students in 2010/11: 497embedded into many economics modules. You might, forinstance, participate as a buyer or seller in a market experiment; The objective of BA Business Economics is to provide you withas a bidder in an auction experiment; or as a firm in an oligopoly a theoretical and practical understanding of the economicexperiment. decisions faced by business and its managers, and with the ability to analyse the economic and social environment inEconomics is a technical and rigorous subject, and graduates which these decisions are taken. The programme combines theleave equipped with a valuable range of personal skills and a development of key skills in economics, accounting andbroad education. Preference will be given to candidates holding management with the application of these skills to the solutionMathematics at A level but we also look for evidence of report of many interacting problems that face business managers.writing skills as well as quantitative ability. Students wishing to It is a very flexible degree programme that will appealpursue a programme with a high mathematical content should particularly to anyone aiming for a career in business. Thisconsider Economics and Finance or Economics and Econometrics, programme is recommended if you wish to study economicsthose wanting a less mathematical content should consider but do not want a high mathematical content in your degreeBusiness Economics or Economics and Politics. There is no programme.requirement for you to have studied economics before comingto us, as we will not assume any prior knowledge. For more information about this programme visit: www.business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/ undergraduate/economics/ba_be/Careers with Economics Entry requirementsExeter has above average rates for Economics students going onto employment and further study. Our students graduate to a GCSE Mathematics grade A or GCE AL/AS Maths, Pure Mathsvariety of careers, both as professional economists and in or Further Maths; GCSE English Language grade B.associated areas including accounting, business, actuarial Typical offer A*AA–AAB; IB 38–34science, insurance, banking and finance. Recent graduates have Visit www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate for full entrytaken up careers with the Bank of England, the Treasury, the requirementsGovernment Statistical Service, investment banks and law firms. 7 this figure relates to the 2010/11 intake only, future intake numbers are likely to varyExample destinations of our 2010 economics graduates include:Corporate Banker (Graduate Scheme), Barclays Corporate Bank,Finance Analyst, Zurich Insurance, Contracts Manager, LloydsBanking Group and Acturial Analyst, Legal and General. www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school 31
  33. 33. BA Economics BA Economics with Econometrics UCAS Code: L100 (L101 with European Study, L103 with UCAS Code: L190 (L191 with European Study, L195 with International Study, L102 with Industrial Experience) International Study, L193 with Industrial Experience) Number of first year students in 2010/11: 1718 Number of first year students in 2010/11: 149 Modern economics covers a wide range of topics from inflation Economics with Econometrics includes many of the same core to the control of monopoly power, from the study of developing modules as the standard Economics programme but with countries to the finance of multinational companies. The BA additional specialist Econometrics modules. Econometrics is the Economics degree programme reflects that breadth of interest in application of statistical concepts and methods to economics. a flexible course designed to cater both for the students who Many topics coming under the general heading of wish to study a broad curriculum and for those who may wish to econometrics are covered, including data analysis, estimation, specialise in a particular area. The list of final year options is wide model-fitting and testing of hypotheses, extended with special and choice may be widened still further by choosing one final techniques for dealing with economic data. Econometrics is year module from outside the School or by submitting a also relevant to a range of related problems in applied dissertation or business project in place of one of the options. economics, including time series analysis, forecasting and policy Graduates enter a wide range of occupations, including simulation. The Economics with Econometrics degree includes economics, accountancy, business or academic careers. core economics and econometrics modules in each of the three years, providing you with a high level of technical ability that No previous study of economics is required or assumed. will be useful in your future career in any field. For more information about this programme visit: For more information about this programme visit: www.business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/ www.business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/ undergraduate/economics/ba_e/ undergraduate/economics/ba_ee/ Entry requirements Entry requirements GCSE Mathematics grade A or GCE AL/AS Maths, Pure Maths GCE AL Maths, Pure Maths or Further Maths; IB Maths HL; or Further Maths; GCSE English Language grade B. GCSE Maths grade A; GCSE English Language grade B. Typical offer A*AA–AAB; IB 38–34 Typical offer A*AA-AAB to include Maths; IB 38-34 Visit www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate for full entry Visit www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate for full entry requirements requirements 8 this figure relates to the 2010/11 intake only, future intake numbers are likely to vary 9 this figure relates to the 2010/11 intake only, future intake numbers are likely to vary32 www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school
  34. 34. I’m now in the second year of my course, and I particularly like the way our programmeis structured. e core modules give you a solid foundation into the subject, but we alsoget to choose from a wide range of subjects for our additional modules. So I’ve beenable to branch out into different areas and see what kind of business I’d like to go into.As a result, I’ve studied Finance modules, Language modules and Managementmodules, alongside the Economics modules that are compulsory for my course. at’shelped me understand where I want to be and what I enjoy most, which will influencemy decisions about what to study in my final year.omas White (BA Economics and Econometrics 2009 to present day) www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school 33
  35. 35. BA Economics BA Economics and Finance and Politics UCAS Code: LN13 (LNC3 with European Study, LN1J with UCAS Code: LL12 (LL1F with European Study, LLCF with International Study, LND3 with Industrial Experience) International Study, LL1G with Industrial Experience) Number of first year students in 2010/11: 8810 Number of first year students in 2010/11: 2611 BA Economics and Finance explores modern economics and its This programme is taught jointly by members of staff from the application to financial systems and organisations. It introduces University of Exeter Business School and the Department of Politics. It advanced financial techniques such as derivatives pricing, risk aims to provide a thorough grounding in both disciplines, particularly management and portfolio management. This programme will in their more practical aspects, and bring out their connection and also develop your ability to critically analyse economic events inter-relationship. At each level there is a special inter-disciplinary and their impact on financial markets. The programme will module. Each of these modules, in its different way, explores the enable you to use the FEELE laboratory, our research centre for interaction between economic ideas and economic behaviour on the experimental economics, which involves participating in one hand and the working of the political process and government practical experiments that test theories of financial behaviour. policy on the other. Our graduates find employment with financial institutions such In the first year, you take introductory modules in economics and as banks, insurance companies, pension funds, investment and politics and in statistical analysis. During the second and final years unit trusts, as well as stock-broking and financial advisory a variety of modules are taken, some of which are especially work. This degree programme aims to provide a theoretical concerned with policymaking processes in economic and social background for those who wish to follow a career in finance. affairs. As one of your final examination papers, you select an The programme is also an excellent foundation for option drawn from appropriate courses offered by the two postgraduate study in either finance or economics. disciplines, and can thus specialise to some extent in either politics or economics; alternatively, you have the opportunity to present a For more information about this programme visit: dissertation on a suitable topic. www.business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/ undergraduate/economics/ba_ef/ For more information about this programme visit: www.business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/ Entry requirements undergraduate/economics/ba_ep/ GCSE Mathematics grade A or GCE AL/AS Maths, Pure Maths or Further Maths; GCSE English Language grade B. Entry requirements Typical offer A*AA–AAB; IB 38–34 GCSE Mathematics grade A or GCE Maths, Pure Maths or Further Visit www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate for full entry Maths; GCSE English Language grade B. requirements Typical offer A*AA–AAB; IB 38–34 Visit www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate for full entry 10 this figure relates to the 2010/11 intake only, future intake numbers are likely to vary requirements 11 this figure relates to the 2010/11 intake only, future intake numbers are likely to vary34 www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school
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  37. 37. Management at Exeter Management at Exeter is highly regarded for research and Our management programmes have been designed to teaching, ranking: either prepare you for a general management role or for a n 9th in The Times Good University Guide 2011; more specialised managerial career in areas such as marketing, tourism or information technology. Each n 5th for both Management Studies and Business Studies in programme allows you to choose from a wide range of the UK for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey optional modules so that you can study different topics 2010; which you may have a particular interest in, such as n 16th in the UK for world leading and internationally excellent marketing or entrepreneurship. research in Business and Management Studies12. 12 RAE 2008 based on the percentage of research categorised as 4* and 3*; 96 providers submitted36 www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school
  38. 38. BA Business and ManagementWe also offer two unique degrees in leadership, combined UCAS Code: N202 (N203 with European Study, NN1F withwith either management or politics, which draw on the International Study, NN12 with Industrial Experience)teaching expertise of the School’s Centre for LeadershipStudies, a world-renowned source of knowledge and Number of first year students in 2010/11: 17813experience for business leaders and students alike. The Business and Management degree is designed to equipAs with all programmes in the School, our Management you for a management career in industry, commerce or theprogrammes are designed to ensure you graduate with a public sector. To this end the programme provides you with arange of transferable skills that are highly valued by detailed understanding of the functional areas of business andemployers. We have good links with professional firms and the relationship of management theories and practice to them.institutes, including the Chartered Management Institute and In addition to modules covering accounting, economics,the Association of MBAs. Each year a selection of practitioners marketing and human resource management, there is thefrom a variety of sectors and management disciplines visit the opportunity to take a number of optional modules in a wideSchool and provide guest lectures to our students. area of subjects. The programme integrates the various components studied in the final year Business Strategy module.Our students further engage with the business You will have the option of a final year business project, whichcommunity by participating in national challenges and will develop your research skills and apply them to problems incompetitions. One such competition is the IBM the local or wider business community.Universities Business Challenge, in which our studentshave achieved fantastic success, with representation in No previous study of business is required or assumed.the final for the last six out of seven years. For more information about this programme visit: www.business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/Careers with Management undergraduate/management/ba_bm/Graduates of our management programmes are highly valued Entry requirementsby employers and many embark on careers in generalmanagement, marketing or human resources and in sectors GCSE Mathematics grade B or GCE AL/AS Maths, Pure Mathssuch as banking and finance, telecommunications, utilities, or Further Maths; GCSE English Language grade B.health service, law, retail, public sector and tourism to name Typical offer AAA–AAB; IB 36–34just a few fields. Example destinations of students that Visit www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate for full entrygraduated from our management programmes in 2010 requirementsinclude: Graduate Trainee Claims Negotiator, Ghl InsuranceServices, Business Analyst, IPC, Customer Development 13 this figure relates to the 2010/11 intake only, future intake numbers are likely to varyExecutive, Nestle and Associate, Deloitte, London. 37
  39. 39. BSc IT BA Leadership Management and Politics for Business (ITMB) UCAS Code: GN52 UCAS Code: NL22 (NL2F with European Study, NLF2 with International Study, NL2G with Industrial Experience) Number of first year students in 2010/11: 414 Number of first year students in 2010/11: 115 The IT Management for Business (ITMB) degree, offered jointly by the University of Exeter Business School, and Computing, is an initiative of the This programme is taught jointly by members of staff from the Centre e-skills council of the UK (www.e-skills.com) aiming to provide training for Leadership Studies within the University of Exeter Business School for IT managers working in business. and the Department of Politics. It aims to provide a thorough grounding in both disciplines, particularly in their more practical A unique feature of the degree is the extent of employer involvement that, aspects, and bring out their connection and interrelationship. Ever in addition to traditional lectures and tutorials, keeps you up-to-date with since Plato’s time, it has been assumed that leaders ought to be topical issues facing the IT sector. For example, there is a regular series of experts in politics and that experts in politics should be leaders. This key-note lectures provided by IT professionals in business, industry visits, and Combined Honours programme has been designed to promote student events such as open days where you will meet employers and other better leadership in politics. It will do so by striving for excellence students undertaking ITMB across the UK. In addition, the e-skills UK Board across the range of political and leadership studies, from core to guarantees to interview all ITMB students who meet their minimum criteria specialist, in a supportive and responsive learning environment that is for interview. The programme is designed to give you the ability to apply IT enriched by research. to business situations, evaluate technical knowledge and confidently take on project – and team – management in IT-related business scenarios. Our aim is to enable you to understand and use the main concepts, approaches and theories of the disciplines of politics and leadership, The programme features a final year project during which you work with as well as to analyse, interpret and evaluate political and/or professionals on realistic business challenges over a period of up to 12 leadership events, ideas and institutions, giving particular attention to weeks. You also have the opportunity to undertake an 8-12 week work the interface between the two subject areas. placement in the summer vacation after your second year. For more information about this programme visit: For more information about this programme visit: www.business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/undergraduate/ www.business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/undergraduate/ management/ba_lp/ management/bsc_itmb/ Entry requirements Entry requirements GCSE Mathematics grade B or GCE AL/AS Maths, Pure Maths or GCE AL Maths, Pure Maths, Further Maths, IT or Science; IB Maths HL5; Further Maths; GCSE English Languages grade B. GCSE Maths grade B (preference given to students offering grade A) or Typical offer AAA–AAB; IB 36–34 GCE AL/AS Maths, Pure Maths or Further Maths. Visit www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate for full entry requirements Typical offer AAA-ABB; IB 36-32 15 Visit www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate for full entry requirements this figure relates to the 2010/11 intake only, future intake numbers may vary 14 this figure relates to the 2010/11 intake only, future intake numbers may vary38
  40. 40. Because so much of what we study relates to current, topical business life, I’vedeveloped a much better understanding of the business world around me. Often weanalyse the business stories hitting the headlines. For example, climate change is abig story at the moment and we’ve looked at lots of well known companies, such asMarks & Spencer, Nokia and Tesco, to establish their real position. It’s so interestingto delve behind the PR and see what companies are truly, actively doing about it.Dilara Pars (BA Business and Management 2010) www.exeter.ac.uk/business-school 39

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