Business & Management

Business and Management degree structure

Students have a choice of two Honours pathways in Business and Management:

  • Single Honours in Business and Management
  • Joint Honours in Business and Management and another subject

Year 1

Students will study level 1 courses in Foundations of Finance; Introduction to Marketing; Organisational Behaviour and Principles of Management (40 credits) and two other level 1 subjects (80 credits) selected from the choice offered by their degree programme – 120 credits in total.

Year 2
Students will study level 2 courses in Business Decision Analysis, Entrepreneurship, Fundamentals of Human Resource Management and Service and Operations Management (40 credits) and two other subjects (80 credits) selected from the choice offered by their degree programme – 120 credits in total.

Years 3 and 4
Students who meet the requirements for entry to Honours will study a combination of compulsory and optional courses depending on their Honours pathway.

Information about courses can be found by following the link to courses on the right side of this page.

Single Honours in Business and Management

Year 3

  • MGT4018 Research Methods
  • MGT4023 Strategic Management
  • MGT4106 Integrating Business & Management Practice (Junior Honours) - Students will be automatically enrolled prior to the start of teaching

Year 4

  • MGT4002P Business and Management Dissertation (30 credits)
  • MGT4003 Global Business (15 credits)
  • MGT4028 Ethics and Business (15 credits)
  • MGT4091 Integrating Business & Management Practice (15 Credits) 

Optional courses totalling 90 credits in Year 3 and 45 credits in year 4 with students making their selection from five categories: Entrepreneurship; Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour; International Business and Enterprise; Marketing or generalist options.

Students on a Single Honours Business and Management degree can take upto 60 credits outside of Busness and Management with approval from both subjects and availability.

Joint Honours in Business and Management and another subject

Year 3

  • MGT4018 Research Methods (compulsory only if student may complete dissertation in Management)
  • MGT4023 Strategic Management

Year 4

  • MGT4002P Business and Management Dissertation (30 credits) (if with Management)
  • MGT4003 Global Business (15 credits)
  • MGT4028 Ethics and Business (15 credits)

Optional courses totalling 30/45 credits in Year 3 and in year 4 Up to 30 credits of optional courses if Dissertation is with another subject.  Students making their selection from five : Entrepreneurship; Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour; International Business and Enterprise; Marketing or generalist options.

Exchange programme

For Single and Joint Honours students, Glasgow has lots of partnership agreements, which allow students to spend a year of their degree, or one semester, at an overseas university – either in Europe or further afield.  Most students who choose to go abroad do so in their third year but it’s also an option for the second year.  Spending time abroad has many advantages in terms of broadening your horizons, challenging yourself in a different academic environment, enhancing your CV and employment prospects and, perhaps, learning a language.  More information can be found on the University’s Exchange Programme web pages. 

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Detailed descriptions of each programme with information about programme aims, intended learning outcomes, assessment, and other related information can be found in the programme specifications.

Management Research Methods (15 credits)

Dissertation (30 credits)

Related links
MA (Social Sciences) degree structure
MA degree structure
Exchange programme
Programme specifications