Management BSc (Hons) 2020 entry
The BSc (Hons) in Management introduces you to organisations in all sectors and teaches you to understand techniques which draw from the subject including marketing, organisational behaviour, managing in diverse and challenging situations, and analysing financial data. From your studies, you acquire interpersonal skills in problem solving, critical thinking and self-reliance, and are empowered to interrogate evidence, challenge logic, and question existing ways of doing things.
You will learn from a team of international scholars whose teaching and research are based on the concept of responsible enterprise, which entails an ethical approach to managing organisations and their social and environmental impacts.
The BSc course is particularly suited for those wanting a range of options across Science subjects, but who want to give most of their attention to Management. For those interested in studying Management alongside Arts subjects, the MA in Management may be of interest instead of the BSc.
Bachelor of Science (single Honours degree)
Four years full time
- Start date: 7 September 2020
- End date: 30 June 2024
Information about all programmes from previous years of entry can be found in the archive.
These grades are the overall standards required to consider you for entry. Find out more about Standard, Minimum and Gateway entry requirements using academic entry explained and see which entry requirements you need to look at using the entry requirements indicator.
- Standard entry grades: AAAAB
- Minimum entry grades: AABB
- Gateway entry grades: BBBB
- Standard entry grades: AAA
- Minimum entry grades: ABB
- Standard entry grades: 38 (HL 6,6,6)
- Minimum entry grades: 36 (HL 6,5,5)
We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry on to our programmes, please see our entry requirements for more information.
For degrees combining more than one subject, the subject with the higher entry requirements determines the grades you need. You will also need to meet any further subject specific entrance requirements as outlined on their pages.
If English is not your first language you will need an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6.0 in each component (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking), or an equivalent English Language qualification.How to apply
Do I need to have studied this subject before?
No previous knowledge of this subject is required.
General entry requirements
All applicants must have attained the following qualifications, or equivalent, in addition to the specific entry requirements for individual programmes.
More information on how to apply via other entry routes or accreditation of prior learning and experience can be found on the University’s entry requirements web page.
St Andrews students must meet with their Adviser of Studies at the beginning of Semester 1 in September to complete advising – a compulsory part of the matriculation process. After module choices have been decided, a timetable will be allocated indicating the dates and times of classes.
The School of Management at St Andrews was ranked first in the UK (overall and for graduate prospects) by the Complete University Guide 2020. The School was also ranked first in Scotland (overall) and second in the UK (satisfied with teaching) for business, management and marketing by the Guardian University Guide 2020.
The School is also known for its research impact and was ranked second in Scotland for research quality by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, with over 78% of its research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.
The University of St Andrews as a whole was voted top in the UK for student academic experience in The National Student Survey 2019 as 95% of St Andrews final year students were satisfied with the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
The University as a whole was awarded second in the UK and first in Scotland by the Guardian University Guide 2020.
The University has secured a TEF Gold Award for the quality of teaching and the undergraduate experience.
Find out more about studying management at St Andrews.
In the first two years of your degree (known as sub-honours) you will take the required modules in Management alongside modules in at least one other subject.
Typically, you will take one Management module per semester during your first two years, and two to three Management modules per semester during your third and fourth year (known as Honours). Find out more about the modular Scottish degree system.
The modules listed are indicative of this course. If you would like to know more about the content of the modules for this programme, you can view the School of Management module guides for the current year of study.
You will take two compulsory modules, one in each semester. Taken together, the modules explain why we have organisations, how they operate in society and what information is required of them by the external environment.
- Organisations and Analysis: examines some of the main analytical approaches and techniques required by managers and provides an introduction to financial accounting concepts and techniques.
- Organisations and Society: introduces students to three key aspects of management in the external and internal environment – understanding the business environment, people and organisations, and economic principles.
You will take two compulsory modules, one in each semester. These modules explore the core functions of managers, including marketing, organisational behaviour, managing in diverse and challenging situations and the analysis of financial data.
- Management and Analysis: examines some of the alternative perspectives on management and the changing policy and business environment for organisations, and engages with accounting from a broader sociological perspective.
- Management and Society: examines the conceptual frameworks and techniques of marketing and organisational behaviour.
In addition, you may choose to take an innovative module on enterprise and creativity, which helps you develop creativity and enterprise skills and take a proactive role in managing your learning.
If you decide to take Management in your third and fourth years, you will take two compulsory modules:
- Contemporary Issues in Management: provides a learning experience in which management students can understand and respond to current and likely future challenges that will face them in the near and intermediate future as managers and citizens.
- Organisation Studies: examines major organisational theories, surveys key topics in this area, and explores organisational forms that have emerged in recent times.
In addition, you will take optional modules, chosen from a wide range which reflects the expertise of staff in the School. Here is a sample of Honours modules which have been offered in previous years:
- Corporate Finance and Control
- Financial Markets and Investments
- Human Resource Management
- International Business
- Knowledge Work: Practice and Context
- Leadership Development.
In fourth year, you also have the option of undertaking a research project and submitting a dissertation.
The compulsory modules listed here must be taken in order to graduate in this subject. However, most students at St Andrews take additional modules, either in their primary subject or from other subjects they are interested in. For Honours-level, students choose from a range of Honours modules, some of which are listed above. A full list of all modules currently available can be found in the module catalogue.
“The Management course at St Andrews focuses on real world dilemmas faced by business professionals. This provides engaging subject material taught by approachable staff. There is such a wide range of topics taught, from finance to marketing to sustainable development and more.”
Alice (Colorado, USA)