This course is well suited if you wish to make a career in business. You’ll develop a strong understanding of the key business areas of finance, marketing, behavioural economics, and statistics and data analysis.
During Term 1 and 2 you study the core modules and your choice of an elective module. The core modules provide key management and business expertise, all designed to contribute to a consulting career.
Elective modules We offer a range of elective modules, giving you stimulating options. You undertake one elective in term 2 and if you select the term 3 Business in Practice route you will also select two other electives. Please note that module availability may vary and that your first choice may not be guarantee. Please see the drop down link for module descriptions.
Assessment Assessment is a mix of exams, project work, and tests. Your dissertation or Business in Practice module brings all your learning together.
Learn from industry consultant practitioners The course offers you the opportunity to meet external industry consultant practitioners who will discuss and practice real life scenarios. In previous years these have included IBM, Deliotte, PwC, CSC, Capgemini and PA Consulting.
Build your expertise with clients and specialists You will develop and practice your consulting delivery skills with client companies and experts from consulting specialists. In previous years these have included Rolls Royce, BT, Whitbread and specialist Chillimint and ICDP.
Choice of Dissertation or Business in Practice route: Dissertation route If you are considering further academic study (PhD) and you would like the opportunity to research a topic relating to consulting, the 8,000 word dissertation enables you to test and apply the techniques and theories you have gained. You will be supervised and supported throughout and will usually submit your dissertation in early September. The Term 3 Research Methodology module will help prepare you for the dissertation.
In total you will study eight core modules and one elective, and complete a dissertation. The term 3 Research Methodology module will help prepare you for the dissertation.
Business in Practice route If you would like to develop further applied skills and specialist knowledge to suit your career aspirations, you can complete your studies with two additional elective modules and our applied Business in Practice module. You will develop deep functional and industry expertise with practical insights from our faculty and our CareersPlus & Corporate Relations team.
In total you will study seven core modules, three electives and also complete the core Business in Practice capstone module.