BSc (Hons) Business Studies (Study Abroad)
UCAS code: N103
The BSc (Hons) Business Studies (Study Abroad) (N103) is an exciting three-year degree programme with the second year spent at a high quality university in the USA, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, China or Australasia. The overall aim of the programme is to provide students with a thorough grounding in theoretical and practical aspects of business and related courses, drawn from departments in Lancaster University Management School, and it also allows Business Law and Modern European Language options to be chosen.
The distinctive feature of the Business Studies scheme at Lancaster University is its flexibility in terms of course selection and the areas and extent of specialisation. The programme is structured to expose students to a wide variety of courses in the Management School and to allow them to specialise in courses from mainly one, or more equally from two or three departments within the School. The scheme provides a wide variety of options corresponding to different carer choices - with high expected returns in terms of professional and vocational relevance.
If we cannot offer you a place on this degree, you will automatically be considered for the BSc (Hons) Business Studies (N102) degree.
Note: Even if you are not initially accepted on to the Study Abroad scheme, there may be the opportunity to transfer once you are here, during your first year. The year of study abroad is conditional upon an acceptable level of performance in your first year examinations. Conversely, it will be easy to transfer in the opposite direction, if you decided you do not wish to go abroad after all. Students whose first-year performance is not satisfactory will be automatically transferred out of the Study Abroad scheme.
If you wish to take a four-year course with a year's industrial placement you can apply for the BBA in Management (N200/N201)
All Management School undergraduates take three full units in year-1. For Business Studies, one of these units is compulsory and comprises two modules.
The first and third term module is in Business and Management: an Introduction to Theory and Practice (MNGT120).
The second term module is Introductory to Business Analytics (MSCI110).
Students then choose:
Either two full Management School Part 1 units (please see module list below)
Or one full Management School Part 1 unit and one full Part 1 language unit
NB: there are intensive language courses in French, German, Italian and Spanish for students with little or no prior knowledge of the respective language. Advanced language modules are available to those who have achieved a grade A or B at A Level, or a grade A at AS Level (or equivalent qualifications).
International Students: for students who have not previously studied for at least eighteen months in the EU, there is an additional module "Business and British Society". Its purpose is to assist and smooth the transition to studying Business and Management at a UK university and to ensure such students achieve their full academic potential quickly. This course enhances language and study skill development and includes experience of group work and oral presentation in a supportive context. At the same time it introduces students to the British societal and business context of their degree.
Students wishing to study abroad should note that proficiency in mathematics is required at much higher levels with North America undergraduate courses than in the UK and ideally, students should have A Level Mathematics (or equivalent). Those who do not have that level of attainment must have enrolled on the Refresher Mathematics Course that is taught in the Michaelmas and Lent terms
Second and Third Year
Students spend the second year at a high quality institution abroad. The subjects taken are equivalent to the subjects they would have studied if they were staying at Lancaster for their second year, including an overview course in Management and a second-year quantitative methods course. The marks students obtain during their second year abroad count towards their final degree classification.
In their third year at Lancaster, students will continue the core element of the degree by taking the following courses:
If they have not already taken them in their first or second year, students will also need to complete baseline competences in key management disciplines by taking one course in each of Accounting and Finance, Economics and Marketing.
Over the second year at the partner university and the third year at Lancaster, the remainder of the degree will comprise the specialist aspect of Business Studies in which students choose to specialise mainly in one, or more equally in two or three LUMs departments.
One specialism must follow on from a subject choice in year 1
The second/third specialism choices can start in the second year or can follow on from a subject choice in year 1.
Optional courses in second and third year
There are options in Business Law and/or in European Languages (the latter for students who have taken such languages in their first year).
Want More Help?
For further information, help or advice please contact:
Business Studies Programme Co-ordinator
Undergraduate Office (A7)
Lancaster University Management School
LA1 4YX, UK
Telephone +44 (0)1524 594741
Fax +44 (0)1524 594463
- AC.F 100 Introduction to Accounting and Finance
- AC.F 111 Introduction to Financial Accounting for Managers
- ECON 100 Principles of Economics
- MKTG 101 Introduction to Marketing
- MNGT 120 Business and Management: an Introduction to Theory and Practice
- MSCI 102 Introduction to Operations Management
- MSCI 103 Introduction to Management Science/Operational Research
- MSCI 110 Introduction to Business Analytics (Lent)
- OWT.100 & OWT.101 Management and Organisations