What are the business challenges presented by shifting markets, ever-changing business models and emerging technologies? Which management skills do you need to deliver a high-level financially and sustainable organisational performance?
You will learn how businesses work by choosing this fascinating degree designed to give your career a head start. We teach you how to thrive in today’s fast-paced global economy.
By using our outstanding industry links, you will find out how businesses really operate through expert guest speakers, projects tackling real life business problems, work placements and offsite visits. By going beyond the classroom and working on extra-curricular activities such as the IBM international Business Challenge, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of business life.
We put employability at the forefront by focusing on current themes in business management. You will develop the knowledge and transferrable skills required to become a professional manager in a digital environment.
So whether your ambition is to start your own business or work within an organisation, your skills will be relevant all over the world.
We aim to immerse you in student life here at Abertay and give you a true feel for our courses and our amazing academic community.
Experience our Always-On Open Day anytime for a mix of:
Subject and course presentations and videos.
Campus tours, info on applying, funding, student support and accommodation.
What the city of Dundee is like to live in.
Take time to soak it all in.
Tailor what you study to suit your own interests and career aspirations. This degree is part of a larger portfolio of 12 courses covering business, accounting and marketing.
The first two years covers a common curriculum including the basics of business, accounting, and marketing meaning there’s the flexibility to swap between all of or some of the courses depending when you join.
The course options within the Business Management stream are:
Joining us in Year 1: You can choose to specialise within business management, add one of the extra subjects above to it, or even move to a marketing or accounting course in year 2. In year 3 you can still move within any of the courses in the Business Management stream.
Joining us in Year 2 or 3: You can transfer within the Business Management stream at the start of both years, except for Business Management with Law.
Our academics will provide advice and full support about transferring, and help you choose your modules as you progress through the years.
Your chosen specialism will be reflected in your degree title e.g. BA (Hons) Business Management with Analytics - or if you choose not to specialise, you will graduate in BA (Hons) Business Management.
Transfering between the courses is straightforward, so only apply for one of them.
You’ll be assessed via a combination of methods:
We also have international partner institutions, from the US to Asia, and all stops in between, where you can study in English for a term or a year. This is an excellent opportunity to boost your CV, as it shows your willingness to experience different cultures and methods of working.
Students are asked to come up with solutions to real business problems set by organisations from a range of business sectors, including food and drink, banking, textiles, and telecoms.
Working in small teams, students have to apply their studies to practical problems currently being faced by those businesses, before pitching their solution back to the company.
In addition to developing solutions to live business problems, in many of your modules you'll be encouraged to take part in entrepreneurial initiatives to gain additional experience of group working and industry exposure. This is also a great opportunity to work with students from other programmes of study.
In association with Stuttgart Media University in Germany, students are tasked with identifying a social or economic challenge and finding a solution which they then present back to former students and industry professionals. The top teams are invited to Germany to participate in the final.
Sponsored by IBM, this UK-wide initiative sees our students competing against other UK universities in hope of winning recognition for the best solution to a social enterprise challenge through simulation activities. We've had five teams in the final over the past nine years!
The module information featured is intended as an example only, describing the modules our students are taking this year. Modules are reviewed annually and may be subject to change. If you receive an offer to study with us we will send you a Programme document that sets out exactly which modules you can expect to take as part of your Abertay University degree programme. Please see Terms and Conditions for more information.
Please note: All applicants must have passes in English and Maths or Lifeskill Maths - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent. National 5 ESOL is accepted in lieu of National 5 English.
Below are the literate subjects we accept for entry on this course:
One of the following: Business Management; Classical Studies; Economics; English; ESOL; Geography; History; Media Studies; Modern Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies; Sociology
If there is a subject that does not appear, please contact our Admissions Office (email@example.com) who will be able to confirm whether or not it would be considered for entry.
Please visit our Entry from College pages for suitable College courses.
See information about studying and applying to Abertay for International students.
|Qualification Type||Grade Requirements||Essential Subjects|
|Higher (standard entry)||BBBB||Literate subject|
|Higher (minimum entry) We may make you an offer at the minimum entry grades if you meet the criteria. Find out if you're eligible for minimum entry (see below).||BBC||Literate subject at B|
|Irish Highers||H3H3H3H3||Literate subject|
|International Baccalaureate||28 Points||Literate subject at S5 or H4|
|BTEC Extended Diploma||MMM||Business (all pathways), Enterprise & Entrepreneurship, IT (Business), Travel & Tourism|
|AHEAD||-||Successful completion of the relevant stream of our AHEAD programme|
|SWAP Access||BBB||Access to (one of the following):- University Study, Community, Education & Humanities, Arts & Social Science and Primary Teaching, Languages with Business, Languages, Arts & Social Science, Humanities & Primary Education, Arts & Humanities, Humanities, Humanities (Teaching), Degree Studies|
|Qualification Type||Grade Requirements||Essential Subjects|
|Advanced Higher||BBB||Business Management|
|BTEC Extended Diploma||DDD||Business, Business (Management) or Business (Marketing)|
|HNC||-||Our Entry from College pages list approved HNC courses|
|Qualification||Grade Requirements||Essential Subjects|
|HND||-||Our Entry from College pages list approved HND courses|