What you study
Key themes include Business and Society, Innovation, Digital Business, Project Management, International Management and Strategy, and associate support topics such as accounting, finance and economics.
In the early years you will gain a broad appreciation of business in its different forms, and the challenges faced in an ever changing environment. Team-working will be a strong element of the learning experience in early years, leading to more independence as the years progress. To be able to provide a solution to an organisational problem, you first need to be able to accurately analyse the situation, and, in year 2, you will use a range of tools and techniques to provide a systematic way of working. Professional practice is a key theme running through the programme in year 3. This is achieved through work placement experience and real-client project working. Year 4 highlights innovation and change as a fundamental factor affecting the ability of organisation to compete and remain sustainable. By this point, you should be confident in your ability to produce professional consultancy level solutions.
For more information on the course content, download the Programme information - Programme information - BA with Honours in Business Management
How you learn and are assessed
Throughout the programme, teaching, learning and assessment will be used to develop both your ability to understand the complexities of modern business and management, and the skills necessary to compete in ever tighter graduate job markets. We ensure this by incorporating the involvement of private and public sector employers; providing guest lectures, problems that require solutions, opportunities to learn with them, which helps maintain the employability focus of the degree.
You will be expected to actively engage in your studies; testing ideas in a low risk environment. Learning at Abertay is not just about passing exams and coursework, but making your contribution to the knowledge of others, and gaining from them.
Teaching, learning and assessment combine a range of traditional and innovative approaches. It's not all about exams: portfolio projects, presentations, groupwork, simulation and at work assessments are all key features of the programme.