MANAGEMENT SCHOOL UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES 2020 ENTRY - TO PROGRESS AND LEAD

 
MANAGEMENT SCHOOL UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES 2020 ENTRY - TO PROGRESS AND LEAD
MANAGEMENT
SCHOOL
UNDERGRADUATE
PROGRAMMES
2020 ENTRY

TO PROGRESS
AND LEAD
MANAGEMENT SCHOOL UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES 2020 ENTRY - TO PROGRESS AND LEAD
WE EDUCATE LEADERS                                                                                         TRADING ROOM
                                                                                                           Students have access to Bloomberg
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                                                                                                                                                      EMPLOYABILITY
                                                                                                                                                      AND NETWORKING
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WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE                                                                                      software, a market leader in financial
                                                                                                           news, data and analytics, which is used
                                                                                                           by many financial institutions. The
                                                                                                                                                      OPPORTUNITIES        The William J Clinton Leadership
                                                                                                                                                                           Institute at Riddel Hall brings world-class
                                                                                                                                                                                                     facilities, leading academics and industry

IN THE WORLD
                                                                                                                                                      Our students benefit from a
                                                                                                           Trading Room is an interactive learning                                                   experts together to deliver a high-end
                                                                                                                                                      dedicated Placement Office
                                                                                                           environment which brings textbook theory                                                  portfolio of executive education and
                                                                                                                                                      which has established strong links
                                                                                                           to life. Students use and have access to                                                  leadership programmes. As specialists
                                                                                                                                                      with business partners providing
                                                                                                           software such as Stata, Excel, Matlab,                                                    in executive education, we deal with
                                                                                                                                                      internships and consulting projects.
Queen’s Management School is one of the top business schools in the UK                                     and databases such as Thomson One
                                                                                                                                                      • Helping start-up companies such as           the highest level of business people
                                                                                                           Banker, DataStream and Bloomberg.
and Ireland and prides itself on a range of world-class undergraduate degree                                                                             Cardinal Analytics and Pretty in Petite     and their associated organisations.

programmes in Accounting, Economics, Finance and Management.                                                                                          • Students benefit from masterclasses
                                                                                                                                                         with industry experts
                                                                                                           STUDENT-MANAGED                            • Employers inform our curriculum              DIVERSITY
                                                                                                           FUND (SMF)                                    through employer liaison groups
WHY CHOOSE QUEEN’S                                                                                         Students are invited to join the Student
                                                                                                                                                      • Employer visibility through
                                                                                                                                                         studentships and prizes
                                                                                                                                                                                                     We have a diverse student body from
                                                                                                                                                                                                     around the world including, UK, Northern
MANAGEMENT SCHOOL?                                                                                         Managed Fund where they will have a                                                       Ireland, China, Kazakhstan, Malaysia,
                                                                                                           unique opportunity to manage a real        Students are invited to many joint             India, Mauritius, Ecuador, Brazil, Canada,
We are among the best in the world.                                                                                                                                                                  Vietnam, US, Nepal, Guyana, Pakistan,
                                                                                                           money investment portfolio of £30,000.     events with the Leadership Institute and
                                                                                                           Queen’s Management School is one           prestigious speakers including Sam Woods,      Azerbaijan, Ukraine, India, Norway,
Accounting and Finance is ranked 8th in the                                                                                                                                                          Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Denmark,
                                                                                                           of only a handful of universities in the   Director of Financial Stability at the Bank
UK (Complete University Guide 2019).                                                                                                                                                                 France, Germany, Italy and Romania.
                                                                                                           UK and Ireland to offer this experience    of England, Denis O’Brien, the leading Irish
                                                                                                           which is a game changer when it            Telecoms Entrepreneur, Manus Cranny,
In the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014/
                                                                                                           comes to graduate employability.           European Markets Editor and News
Times Higher Education), we are joint 8th in the UK for
                                                                                                                                                      Anchor for Bloomberg TV, and former
Research Intensity, with over 75% of our research deemed
                                                                                                                                                      South African President FW de Klerk.
to be world-leading or internationally excellent.

Our students think so too – we were ranked 1st amongst
business schools in the Russell Group for overall
satisfaction (National Student Survey 2016).                      OUR DEGREE PROGRAMMES
                                                                  go.qub.ac.uk/courses
PURPOSE-BUILT FOR MANAGEMENT
                                                                  Accounting
Queen’s Management School is located at Riddel Hall,
situated within the Stranmillis Conservation Area adjacent        Actuarial Science and Risk Management
to the main University campus. The site now encompasses a
contemporary hi-tech Management School and Postgraduate
                                                                  Business Economics
and Executive Education Centre with conference facilities.        Business Management
Riddel Hall provides the School with academic and support
offices; postgraduate research rooms for students and             Economics
research fellows; a range of fully equipped teaching facilities
with varying capacities from small syndicate rooms to a 120-      Economics and Accounting
seat tiered lecture theatre; two computer suites; the Trading     Economics with Finance
Room; the Placement Office; resource accommodation;
flexible space for large group teaching and conference use; and   Finance
communal support facilities including catering accommodation
to encourage social and intellectual interaction.                 International Business with a Language

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ACCOUNTING                                                                                                                                   Internationally Renowned Experts
                                                                                                                                             Many of our staff are leading international
                                                                                                                                             experts in their fields of research and a
                                                                                                                                                                                                Typical career destinations of graduates
                                                                                                                                                                                                include:
                                                                                                                                                                                                •   Financial accountant
Accounting is concerned with the provision of decision-useful economic                        BSc Honours                                    significant number are qualified accountants       •   Management accountant
                                                                                                                                             with many years of professional experience.        •   Analyst
information for both internal and external organisational stakeholders,                       Accounting 3 yrs (N400)
                                                                                                                                                                                                •   Auditor
                                                                                                                                             Student Experience
through financial statements and budgeting. This degree is designed                           Accounting with French 4 yrs (N4R1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                •   Advisor
for students who intend to enter the accounting profession and as such                        Accounting with Spanish 4 yrs (N4R4)           The majority of the Accounting modules have        •   Forensic accountant
                                                                                              BSc Joint Honours                              prizes which are sponsored by employers            •   Researcher
contains considerable practical content, as well as essential theory and                                                                     or professional bodies. Students can join
                                                                                              Economics and Accounting                                                                          •   Financial controller
critical thinking skills, in the various specialisations of Financial Accounting,                                                            the Student Managed Fund, a student-run            •   Partner
Management Accounting, Auditing, Taxation and Finance. Students will                          See also Economics and Finance
                                                                                                                                             organisation which aims to educate its members     •   Banker                                                8TH IN THE UK FOR
also have the opportunity to develop their interpersonal skills including                                                                    on trading and investing through guest speakers,                                                          ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                Graduate employers include: PwC; EY;
                                                                                                                                             competitions and educational seminars.                                                                     (Complete University Guide 2019)
communication, leadership and teamworking, in order to lead people                            Entrance Requirements
                                                                                                                                                                                                KPMG; Deloitte; Grant Thornton; BDO;
and manage change.                                                                                                                           CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY                              Moore Stephens; Baker Tilly Mooney
                                                                                              Accounting                                                                                        Moore; Ulster Bank; Bank of Ireland
                                                                                                                                             The Accounting degree offers a firm base for
                                                                                              A-level:                                                                                          Further Study
COURSE CONTENT                               Note: students completing Accounting                                                            either further academic study or taking the
                                             with either French or Spanish, complete          AAB + GCSE Mathematics grade B                 final examinations of the main professional
                                                                                                                                                                                                Students can choose from a wide range
The Single Honours Accounting degree
                                             Accounting based modules each year               Accounting with a Language                     accountancy bodies. It attracts students of                                                          “In my experience detailed help and
comprises compulsory modules together with                                                                                                                                                      of Master’s programmes as well as a
                                             (indicated with an*) and complete                                                               the very highest calibre and is recognised
                                                                                                                                                                                                comprehensive list of research topics, as shown   feedback is available to you when
optional modules available in the School.                                                     A-level:                                       by the accounting profession, industry and
                                             one year-long language module.                                                                                                                     on the Queen’s Management School Website.         asked for from your lecturers, who
The modules are:                                                                              AAB + GCSE Mathematics grade B                 the public sector. As a result, Accounting
                                             WHY QUEEN’S?                                                                                    graduates from Queen’s are much sought after                                                         are keen to promote your success and
Year 1                                                                                        For French option: normally A-level
                                             Professional Exemptions                                                                         throughout Britain, Ireland and further afield.    “Having taught in several different               are often leading contributors to the
                                                                                              French grade B or AS-level French grade
• Accounting Information Systems*                                                             B or GCSE French grade B or evidence           Graduate Careers and Achievements                  universities, I can honestly say that the         academic field they teach.”
• Introduction to Legal Study                The degree is accredited by the Association
                                             of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA),
                                                                                              of linguistic ability in another language                                                         students on the Accounting degree at
  and Basic Contract Law                                                                                                                     At Queen’s, we aim to deliver a high
• Introductory Financial Accounting*         the Chartered Institute of Management            For Spanish option: normally A-level           quality learning environment that embeds           Queen’s are the best students I have              David Grant, BSc Accounting Graduate
                                             Accountants (CIMA), Chartered Accountants        Spanish grade B or AS-level Spanish grade      intellectual curiosity, innovation and             ever had the pleasure of teaching.”
• Introductory Management Accounting*
                                             Ireland (CAI), the Institute of Chartered        B or GCSE Spanish grade B or evidence          best practice in learning, teaching and
• Economy, Society and Public Policy 1*
                                             Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW),           of linguistic ability in another language
• Quantitative Methods                                                                                                                       student support to enable students to                                                                “The course has helped me enhance
                                             Chartered Institute of Public Finance and        Note: if the language is studied at a          achieve their full academic potential.             Martin Kelly, Programme Director
Year 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            my CV, improve group work and
                                             Accountancy (CIPFA) and Association of           higher level then the grade required
                                             International Accountants (AIA). You will gain   at that level must be achieved.                                                                                                                     presentation skills and allowed me to
•   Financial Accounting*
•   Financial Decision-making*               automatic exemptions from some professional      Economics and Accounting – see                                                                                                                      build up relationships with employers
•   Financial Market Theory                  examinations on completion of the course.        Economics and Accounting entry                                                                                                                      - all of which helped me begin my final
•   Management Accounting*                   Industry Links                                   For students whose first                                                                                                                            year with multiple job offers.”
•   Managerial Behaviour                                                                      language is not English
                                             There is an emphasis on helping students
Optional Modules                             improve their skills for employment.             An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum
                                                                                              of 5.5 in each test component or an                                                                                                                 Ciara Woods, BSc Accounting Graduate
• Data Analysis and Optimisation             Accounting students take part in tailored
                                             employability and skills workshops, and          equivalent acceptable qualification, details
• Financial Modelling                                                                         of which are available at:
                                             business games, where representatives
Year 3                                                                                        go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs
                                             from accountancy firms and professional
•   Advanced Financial Accounting*           bodies provide students with information
•   Advanced Management Accounting*          on placement and graduate opportunities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Entrance requirements
•   Auditing and Accountability              World-class Facilities                                                                                                                                                                                 e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
•   Law of Business Organisations*                                                                                                                                                                                                                  t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
•   Taxation*                                You will have access to Bloomberg
                                             terminals in the FinTrU Trading Room,                                                                                                                                                                  Course information
Optional Modules                             giving students the skills, experience and                                                                                                                                                             Dr Martin Kelly,
• Issues in Not-for-Profit and               knowledge necessary to prepare them for                                                                                                                                                                Programme Director, BSc Accounting
  Public Sector Accounting                   a career in the financial services sector.                                                                                                                                                             Queen’s Management School
• Supply Chain Management
• Business Ethics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   e: martin.kelly@qub.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    t: +44 (0)28 9097 4818
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    w: qub.ac.uk/mgt

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ACTUARIAL SCIENCE                                                                                                                                       such as Model Risk and the Bloomberg
                                                                                                                                                        terminals in the FinTrU Trading Room.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Graduate Careers and Achievements
                                                                                                                                                                                                       The degree has professional accreditation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Queen’s Management School is committed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to the continuous improvement and

AND RISK MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         enhancement of all of its degree
                                                                                                                                                        Prizes and Awards                              with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         programmes. New modules may be
                                                                                                       BSc Honours                                                                                     the professional body, such that students
                                                                                                                                                        A number of local employers and professional                                                     developed and included to replace or
                                                                                                                                                                                                       succeeding on the degree can also achieve
                                                                                                       Actuarial Science and Risk                       bodies sponsor prizes on an annual basis                                                         enhance those which are mentioned here.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       exemptions from the initial technical
The BSc Actuarial Science and Risk Management programme has                                            Management 4-yr SW (N323)                        for best students in their level, module
                                                                                                                                                                                                       exams (previously CT1-CT8), subject
                                                                                                                                                        or category. These include Invesco, The
been designed by qualified actuaries to enable students to develop the                                                                                  Company of Actuaries Charitable Trust
                                                                                                                                                                                                       to certain conditions being met.
                                                                                                       See also Finance and Mathematics with Finance
theoretical and practical skills required to pursue a career as an actuary                                                                              Fund, SCOR Global Life, Mercer, Pramerica,     Graduates from this degree at Queen’s are
in the fields of pensions, insurance or in the wider financial industry.                                                                                Spence & Partners, Acumen Resources,           well regarded by many employers (local,
                                                                                                       Entrance Requirements                            Xafinity Consulting, and Allianz Re Dublin.    national and international) with approximately
                                                                                                       A-level:                                                                                        90-95 per cent of graduates finding
In addition, students may gain exemptions from the initial technical                                                                                    CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY                          high-level actuarial employment within
professional exams required to qualify as an actuary via our                                           A*AA including Mathematics
                                                                                                                                                        Students pursuing a career in Actuarial        several months of graduation. Furthermore,
accreditation with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.                                             OR                                               Science should enjoy working with numbers,     several students are offered full-time
                                                                                                       AAA + A (AS) including A-level Mathematics       be effective communicators and work well       positions with their placement provider.
                                                                                                                                                        with people as they will have to analyse and   The traditional areas in which
COURSE CONTENT                                       Students undertake a minimum of nine              For students whose first                         interpret financial and other information
                                                     months in a salaried work placement.              language is not English                                                                         actuaries are employed include:
The duration of the BSc Actuarial Science                                                                                                               to meet the needs of different users,
                                                     Placement allows students to develop highly-      An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of          including managers and investors.              •   Actuarial Consultancies
and Risk Management degree is four years,
                                                     valued practical skills. Recent placement         5.5 in each test component or an equivalent                                                     •   Insurance Industry
with Year 3 spent in a salaried placement in an                                                                                                         Consultations
                                                     providers have included Aviva, Irish Life, Kerr   acceptable qualification, details of which are                                                  •   Pensions Industry
actuarial or risk management environment.
                                                     Henderson, Spence & Partners, SCOR, The           available at: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs   We regularly consult and develop links with    •   Investment Industry
In each of Years 1, 2 and 4, the                     Pension Protection Fund and Pramerica.                                                             a large number of employers including all      Graduate employers include: Kerr
following modules are studied:                                                                                                                          the major actuarial employers in Northern
                                                     WHY QUEEN’S?                                                                                                                                      Henderson; Spence & Partners; NFU
Year 1                                                                                                                                                  Ireland and Ireland and a selection of         Mutual; Invesco; Boal & Co; Towers Watson;
                                                     Accreditation                                                                                      employers from Great Britain. We host
• Actuarial Mathematics 1                                                                                                                                                                              Allianz Insurance; Mercer; AXA Insurance;
                                                     Subject to academic performance,                                                                   annual employer liaison meetings for the       Deloitte; Capita; Liberty Mutual Insurance;
• Financial Reporting and Analysis                                                                                                                      course as well as annual actuarial careers
• Introduction to Statistics and                     students can gain various exemptions                                                                                                              PwC; Pramerica; Metlife; Xafinity.
                                                     from the Institute and Faculty of                                                                  fairs at which students can engage with
  Operational Research                                                                                                                                  actuarial employers on a one-to-one basis.     Further Study
• Economy, Society and Public Policy 1               Actuaries (IFoA) professional exams.
                                                                                                                                                        The establishment of SoNIA (Society of         Students can choose from a wide range
• Economy, Society and Public Policy 2               City Scholarships                                                                                                                                                                                   “The course is widely regarded and
                                                                                                                                                        Northern Ireland Actuaries) by staff in        of Master’s programmes as well as a
• Introduction to Statistics and
  Operational Research Methods
                                                     Students can apply for the popular City                                                            Queen’s Management School has facilitated      comprehensive list of research topics, as shown   respected, and has opened many
                                                     Scholarship Programme, which would                                                                 a continuous and seamless engagement           on the Queen’s Management School website.         doors personally in relation to
Year 2                                               allow them to spend a week working                                                                 between academics, actuarial employers
                                                     for a leading financial company in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ‘Insight’ visits in Belfast, Glasgow,
•   Actuarial Mathematics 2                                                                                                                             and Queen’s students whereby students
                                                     London at the end of their first year.                                                             can gain access to the profession. They        “During my third year, I was on a                 Edinburgh and London.”
•   Actuarial Methods in General Insurance
•   Financial Risk Modelling                         Student Societies                                                                                  have an opportunity to discuss issues          placement with Allianz Re Dublin
•   Investment Analysis                                                                                                                                 that are concerning the industry and that
                                                     Students may wish to join the Student Managed                                                      are of importance to qualified actuaries.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Limited, working as a student actuary.            Samuel Stewart, Northern Ireland
•   Excel and Visual Basics for Applications (VBA)
                                                     Fund, a student-run organisation which aims to                                                     Students can also develop excellent            Through the placement, I not only                 BSc Actuarial Science and Risk
•   Principles of Actuarial Modelling
                                                     educate its members on trading and investing                                                       networking, communication, and business        learnt some technical skills such as              Management Graduate
Year 3                                               through guest speakers, competitions and                                                           awareness skills from the start to end of
                                                     educational seminars. It manages a £30,000                                                                                                        VBA coding, analytical reasoning
• Placement Year*                                                                                                                                       their academic progression ensuring that
                                                     real money portfolio, giving students the                                                          they can fully compete in the competitive
                                                                                                                                                                                                       and problem solving, it also gave
Year 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Entrance requirements
                                                     opportunity to be part of an investment                                                            graduate employment market.                    me opportunities to gain an insight                 e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
                                                     management process. The Finance & Actuary
•   Actuarial Modelling
                                                                                                                                                        Placement Employers                            of an actuary’s job scopes and                      t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
•   Capital Markets                                  Society runs social and educational events for
                                                     members, such as the end-of-year formal.                                                                                                          responsibility.”                                    Course information
•   Actuarial Econometrics and Data Science                                                                                                             Recent placement providers have included
•   Financial Engineering                            Software                                                                                           Aviva, Irish Life, Kerr Henderson, Spence &                                                        Dr Mark Farrell,
•   Actuarial Applications                                                                                                                              Partners, SCOR Global Life, The Pension                                                            Programme Director
                                                     Students on the course will be given                                                                                                              Jo Khoon Loh, Malaysia
•   Stochastic Processes for Finance                                                                                                                    Protection Fund and Pramerica.                                                                     Queen’s Management School
                                                     the opportunity to develop their                                                                                                                  BSc Actuarial Science and Risk
*Placement Year                                      modelling skills and will use software                                                                                                            Management Graduate                                 e: mark.farrell@qub.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           t: +44 (0)28 9097 4819
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           w: qub.ac.uk/mgt

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS                                                                                                                                   necessary to prepare them for careers
                                                                                                                                                     in economics and business analytics.
                                                                                                                                                     Prizes and Awards
                                                                                                                                                                                                        value in a range of different career and life
                                                                                                                                                                                                        situations. Core transferable skills include
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the ability to learn independently, problem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Typical career destinations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of graduates include:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • Management Consulting
                                                                                                                                                                                                        solve, understand and interpret economic,
This degree allows students to develop their understanding of                                       BSc Honours                                                                                                                                          • Accountancy
                                                                                                                                                     • Shaw Memorial Prize for best-performing          financial and business-specific information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • Managers and Administrators in
Economic techniques whilst also learning about the principles of                                    Business Economics 3 yrs (L110)                    second-year student in BSc Economics             and work productively as part of a team.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           areas such as market research,
                                                                                                                                                     • Foundation Scholarships for best student
Business Management. Students in Business Economics should have                                                                                                                                         Students graduating with a degree in Business      advertising, sales and personnel
                                                                                                                                                       in Economics Level 1 and Level 2
an interest in using economic theory and thinking in applied business                               See also Economics and Business Management
                                                                                                                                                     • KPMG Prize is awarded to the best
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Economics from Queen’s are well placed to        • Education, health or government departments
                                                                                                                                                                                                        secure a range of employment opportunities
settings. This degree has less of an emphasis on using mathematics                                                                                     graduate in the BSc Economics degree                                                              Employment Links
                                                                                                    Entrance Requirements                                                                               in economics and management in the public
compared to a traditional economics degree and the programme fosters                                                                                 • McKane Medal is awarded to the best
                                                                                                                                                                                                        and private sectors. In recent years, students   Graduate employers include PwC, EY,
                                                                                                    A-level:                                           final honours student in Economics
numerical skills through the use of up-to-date business applications.                                                                                                                                   have secured positions in economic analysis      KPMG, Deloitte, BDO, Ulster Bank,
                                                                                                    ABB + GCSE Mathematics grade B                   CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY                              and appraisal with a range of government         Bank of Ireland, First Trust, Northern
                                                                                                    For students whose first                                                                            and other public sector organisations,           Ireland Civil Service, Northern Ireland
COURSE CONTENT                                    Year 3                                                                                             This degree prepares students for a
                                                                                                    language is not English                                                                             careers in banking, as well as more generalist   Statistics & Research Agency, JP Morgan,
The emphasis of this degree is on those           Students will study:                                                                               variety of careers in the public and private                                                        Morgan Stanley, BBC, National Trust.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        positions in business and management.
aspects of economics that are of most                                                               An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of          sectors. Graduates have been employed as
                                                  • Economics of Corporate Strategy                 5.5 in each test component or an equivalent      professional economists or as managers or
importance in a business setting. Students        • Quantitative Business Economics                 acceptable qualification, details of which are   administrators. Depending on the choice
study both Introduction to Business
                                                                                                    available at: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs   of modules, this degree also prepares
Economics and Applied Economics in the            Students will be able to choose four additional
first year, along with Accounting, Finance        modules from a range which may include:                                                            students for postgraduate studies in
and Business Management modules. This                                                                                                                Economics and related disciplines.
                                                  •   Labour Economics
is followed in Years 2 and 3 by modules in        •   Economic History                                                                               Those pursuing a career in Business Economics
economics and modules related to business         •   Public Economics                                                                               should be effective communicators and work
economics. With the flexibility in this degree,   •   International Trade                                                                            well with people, as they will have to analyse
students should not only develop good             •   Business Start-up                                                                              and interpret a range of information to
numeracy skills, but also specialisation          •   Business Ethics                                                                                meet the needs of different users, including
in qualitative aspects of the subject.            •   Supply Chain Management                                                                        managers and investors. Business Economists
Students will cover a range of                    •   Innovation Management                                                                          must be prepared to take on challenges and
topics and modules including:                     •   Consumer Behaviour                                                                             be able to adapt to a constantly changing
                                                                                                                                                     and dynamic business environment.
Year 1                                            WHY QUEEN’S?
                                                                                                                                                     Many of the skills that students will acquire
•   The Economy (full year module)                Student Satisfaction                                                                               during their studies at Queen’s will be of great
•   Quantitative Methods
                                                  90% of Economics students were
•   Accounting
                                                  satisfied with their course according to
•   Organisational Behaviour                                                                                                                         “Business Economics allows you to
                                                  the National Student Survey in 2018.
•   Financial Institutions and Markets
                                                  Placements                                                                                         gather a vast array of skills through
Year 2
                                                  Business Economics students may take
                                                                                                                                                     the various different methods of
•   Macroeconomic Policy and Performance                                                                                                             assessments offered – assignments,
                                                  an optional placement year after their
•   Managerial Economics
•   Data Analysis and Optimisation
                                                  second year. Recent placements from                                                                group projects, presentations and
                                                  students studying economics and business                                                           research projects. As the course
•   International Business
                                                  economics include PwC, KPMG, Citi,
Students will be able to choose two additional    Oxford Economics, Belfast City Council,                                                            allows you to choose some modules
modules from a range which may include:           First Derivatives, and Tayto Group Ltd.                                                            in second year, you are able to focus
•   Financial Decision Making                     Student Experience                                                                                 more on the topics you’re interested                                                                   Entrance requirements
•   Human Resource Management                                                                                                                        in and tailor the degree to suit your                  90% of Economics                                e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
                                                  Students can join the Economics Society,
•   Operations Management                                                                                                                            preference. During the first semester                  students were satisfied                         t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
                                                  a student-run organisation which aims to
•   The Digital Business
                                                  educate its members on the use of economics                                                        of my second year, I was able to secure                with their course                               Course information
•   Leading for Change
                                                  in practice through guest speakers, field                                                          a placement with the successful drinks                 according to the National                       Dr Heather Dickey,
                                                  trips abroad and educational seminars.                                                                                                                    Student Survey in 2018                          Programme Director, BSc Economics
                                                                                                                                                     company Diageo.”
                                                  Students will also have access to specialist                                                                                                                                                              Queen’s Management School
                                                  mathematical and statistical software, giving
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            e: h.dickey@qub.ac.uk
                                                  them the skills, experience and knowledge                                                          Rhianna Donaldson                                                                                      t: +44 (0)28 9097 4735
                                                                                                                                                     BSc Business Economics                                                                                 w: qub.ac.uk/mgt

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
This degree gives students the knowledge and understanding of a                                  BSc Honours
wide range of management issues, including harnessing technology                                 Business Management with Placement 4-yr SW

effectively, leading people, managing change, fostering creativity
and innovation, using markets and resources, developing strategy,                                See also International Business with a Language

and working in teams. There is an integrated placement year which
allows students to get practical experience of working in a business.                            Entrance Requirements
                                                                                                 A-level:

COURSE CONTENT                                   WHY QUEEN’S?                                    ABB + GCSE Mathematics B

Stage 1                                          Placement                                       Note: there are no specific subjects required
                                                                                                 and it is not necessary to have previously
Students take six compulsory introductory        During the third year of the degree, students   studied Business Studies or Management.
modules, which set the context and foundation    complete a 9 to 12 month placement
                                                                                                 For students whose first
for the remainder of the degree. The focus       in a business. This provides excellent          language is not English
will be on organisations, their structures,      experience, and a competitive edge
behaviours and the changing external             when seeking graduate employment.               An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of
environment within which they operate.                                                           5.5 in each test component or an equivalent
                                                 Industry Links                                  acceptable qualification, details of which are
Modules will cover accounting,                                                                   available at: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs
                                                 The Management School invites guest                                                               CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY                             Employment Links                               “Within the first semester of my final
economics, the history and philosophy
                                                 speakers from industry to talk to students
of management, marketing principles,
                                                 about latest trends and to apply theory to                                                        This degree provides graduates with the           Graduate employers include PwC,                year I was able to secure a marketing
organisational behaviour and how business,                                                                                                         knowledge and skills to secure employment         Randox, Deloitte, BDO, Bombardier,             graduate job with Diageo in Dublin.
                                                 practice. Students also get the opportunity
government and society interact.                                                                                                                   in a wide range of occupations in the public,     Google, Microsoft, Unilever, Mercer,
                                                 to work on consulting type projects                                                                                                                                                                I strongly believe that the range
Stage 2                                          preparing them for employment.                                                                    private and voluntary sectors. Those pursuing     Accenture, KPMG, Diageo, M&S, Tesco,
                                                                                                                                                   a career in business management should enjoy      Local Government including Councils,           of modules and skills the Business
Students take six compulsory modules             Internationally Renowned Experts                                                                  working with people and should be effective       Health Trusts, College and Universities,       Management course had to offer
covering issues such as, leadership, decision-
                                                 Many of our staff are leading international                                                       communicators, able to engage with a range        Invest Northern Ireland, Bank of Ireland.      enhanced my CV and experiences
making through effective data analysis and                                                                                                         of stakeholders including senior management,
                                                 experts in their fields of research.                                                                                                                Further Study                                  that helped secure the job. The course
interpretation, internationalisation, the                                                                                                          consumers and consumer groups, government
digital business, statistics, managing human     Student Experience
                                                                                                                                                   representatives and policy makers.                Students are also well equipped to undertake   uses a range of different assessments
resources, and operations management.            Students can join the Student Managed                                                                                                               further study in management or other related   between assignments, presentations,
                                                                                                                                                   During the third year of the degree, students     disciplines, and can choose from a wide
Stage 3                                          Fund, a student-run organisation which
                                                                                                                                                   complete a 9 to 12 month placement                                                               group work and research projects
                                                 aims to educate its members on trading                                                                                                              range of Master’s programmes as well as a
The final year of the programme will                                                                                                               in a business. This provides excellent            comprehensive list of research topics; see
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    which allow students to develop a
                                                 and investing through guest speakers,
see students taking modules that cover                                                                                                             experience, and a competitive edge                the School website for further information.    range of experiences and challenges
                                                 competitions and educational seminars.
business ethics and strategic management.                                                                                                          when seeking graduate employment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Queen’s Management School is committed         that are great to apply in interviews.”
Students will also be afforded a choice          Study Abroad
                                                                                                                                                   Typical career destinations                       to the continuous improvement and
of modules where they can focus on               The Study USA programme provides                                                                  of graduates include:
innovation management, consumer                                                                                                                                                                      enhancement of all of its degree
                                                 students with the funded opportunity                                                                                                                                                               Hannah Todd
behaviour, supply chain management or                                                                                                              • Consultancy                                     programmes. New modules may be
                                                 to study for a year in a US university.                                                                                                             developed and included to replace or           BSc Business Management Graduate
public sector management. Students will also                                                                                                       • New venture creation
be afforded the opportunity to conduct a         Prizes and Awards                                                                                 • Operations                                      enhance those which are mentioned here.
consultancy or business start-up project.                                                                                                          • Supply chain and quality
                                                 A number of prizes and awards are made                                                                                                                                                               Entrance requirements
                                                                                                                                                   • Advertising, business development, marketing,
                                                 on an annual basis from local employers                                                                                                                                                              e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                                     market research, export marketing
                                                 including CIMA Ireland, PwC, Bombardier                                                                                                                                                              t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
                                                                                                                                                   • Human resources, recruitment,
                                                 Aerospace, and Allen & Overy, plus the
                                                                                                                                                     training and development                                                                         Course information
                                                 Sir William Crawford Prize. Foundation
                                                                                                                                                   • New product development,                                                                         Dr Stephanie Graham
                                                 Scholarships are also available.
                                                                                                                                                     accounting, finance                                                                              Programme Director
                                                                                                                                                   • Inward investment, exporting                                                                     Queen’s Management School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      e: stephanie.graham@qub.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      t: +44 (0)28 9097 4794
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      w: qub.ac.uk/mgt

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ECONOMICS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “The Economics course at Queen’s is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     well-structured, interesting and covers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     current topics. You develop a wide
A BSc Economics degree allows students to analyse in-depth how                                   BSc Single Honours                                                                                                                                  variety of skills through various group
economies function (macroeconomics) and how individuals make                                     Economics 3 yrs (L100)                                                                                                                              projects, assignments, presentations
decisions (microeconomics). The models used by economists                                        BSc Major Honours                                                                                                                                   and research projects, which truly
combine qualitative and quantitative techniques, and you will have the                           Economics with Finance 3 yrs (L1N3)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     enhances your employability and
                                                                                                 Economics with French 4 yrs (L1R1)
opportunity to gain analytical, computing, presentation, and writing                                                                                                                                                                                 attractiveness in the job market.”
                                                                                                 Economics with Spanish 4 yrs (L1R4)
skills. These transferable skills are highly sought after across industry,
                                                                                                 BSc Joint Honours
and also provide an excellent platform for future entrepreneurs.                                                                                                                                                                                     Aoife Kealey
                                                                                                 Economics and Accounting 3 yrs (LN14)

COURSE CONTENT                                    Students will also have access to specialist
                                                  mathematical and statistical training and      See also Accounting, Business
Year 1                                                                                           Economics, Finance, and Politics,
                                                  software, giving them the skills, experience
•    The Economy (full year module)               and knowledge necessary to prepare them for    Philosophy and Economics (PPE)
•    Communicating Economics                      careers in economics and business analytics.
•    Mathematics for Economists                                                                  Entrance Requirements
                                                  Internationally Renowned Experts
•    Statistical Methods
•    Financial Institutions and Markets           Many of our staff are leading international    Single Honours
                                                  experts in their fields of research.           A-level:
Year 2
                                                  Student Experience                             ABB + GCSE Mathematics grade A
•    Economic Growth
•    Game Theory                                  Students can join the Economics Society,       Major Honours with a Minor
•    Microeconomics                               a student-run organisation which aims to       in a Modern Language
•    Industrial Organisation                      educate its members on the use of Economics    A-level:
•    Introduction to Econometrics                 in practice through guest speakers, field                                                       CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY                              Typical career destinations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        90% of Economics students
•    Macroeconomics                               trips abroad and educational seminars.         ABB + GCSE Mathematics grade B                                                                      of graduates include:
                                                                                                                                                  Those pursuing a career in Economics should                                                           were satisfied with their
                                                                                                 • For French option: normally A-level            enjoy working with numbers and dealing with        • Economic Consulting
Year 3                                            Study Abroad
                                                                                                   French grade B or AS-level French grade        ambiguous and incomplete information as they       • Accountancy                                      course according to
• Applied Econometrics                            The Study USA programme provides                 B or GCSE French grade B or evidence           attempt to understand and provide solutions        • Managers and Administrators in                   the National Student
• International Trade                             students with the funded opportunity             of linguistic ability in another language
                                                  to study for a year in a US university.
                                                                                                                                                  to problems. They should also be effective           areas such as market research,                   Survey in 2018
Students will be able to choose four additional                                                  • For Spanish option: normally A-level           communicators and work well with people.             advertising, sales and personnel
modules from a range which may include:           Prizes and Awards                                Spanish grade B or AS-level Spanish grade      Economists must be prepared to take on             • Education, health or government departments
                                                                                                   B or GCSE Spanish grade B or evidence          challenges and be able to adapt to a constantly    Employment Links
•    Labour Economics                             Top performing students are regularly            of linguistic ability in another language      changing and dynamic business environment.
•    Economic History                             awarded prizes, scholarships and internships                                                                                                       Graduate employers include PwC, EY,
•    Public Economics                             from leading companies, including:             Note: if the language is studied at a            Many of the skills that students will acquire      KPMG, Deloitte, BDO, Ulster Bank,
•    Economics Dissertation                                                                      higher level then the grade required             during their studies at Queen’s will be of great
                                                  • Shaw Memorial Prize for best-performing                                                                                                          Bank of Ireland, First Trust, Northern
                                                                                                 at that level must be achieved.                  value in a range of different career and life
•    Economics of Networks and Institutions         second-year student in BSc Economics                                                                                                             Ireland Civil Service, Northern Ireland
•    International Macroeconomics                                                                For students whose first                         situations. Core transferable skills include the   Statistics & Research Agency, JP Morgan,
                                                  • Foundation Scholarships for best student
                                                                                                 language is not English                          ability to learn independently, problem solve,     Morgan Stanley, BBC, National Trust.
WHY QUEEN’S?                                        in Economics Level 1 and Level 2
                                                                                                                                                  understand and interpret very sophisticated
                                                  • KPMG Prize is awarded to the best            An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of                                                             Further Study
Student Satisfaction                                                                                                                              economic and financial information, and
                                                    graduate in the BSc Economics degree         5.5 in each test component or an equivalent
                                                                                                 acceptable qualification, details of which are   work productively as part of a team.               Students can choose from a wide
90% of Economics students were                    • McKane Medal is awarded to the best
                                                    final honours student in Economics           available at: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs   Graduate Careers and Achievements                  range of Master’s programmes as well              Entrance requirements
satisfied with their course according to
                                                  • Economics Group Prize is awarded                                                                                                                 as a comprehensive list of research               e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
the National Student Survey in 2018.                                                                                                              The skillset of an Economics graduate
                                                    to the best presentation in the                                                                                                                  topics, as shown on the Queen’s                   t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
World-class Facilities                                                                                                                            is highly sought after by employers, in            Management School website.
                                                    Level 3 Dissertation module                                                                   the public and private sectors. In recent                                                            Course information
You will have access to Bloomberg                                                                                                                 years, students have secured positions in          Queen’s Management School is committed            Dr Heather Dickey
terminals in the FinTrU Trading Room,                                                                                                             economic analysis and appraisal with a range       to the continuous improvement and                 BSc Economics
giving students the skills, experience and                                                                                                        of government and other public sector              enhancement of all of its degree programmes.      Queen’s Management School
knowledge necessary to prepare them for                                                                                                           organisations, specialist careers in banking       New modules may be developed and
a career in the financial services sector.                                                                                                        and investment appraisal, as well as more          included to replace or enhance those              e: d.hickey@qub.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                                  generalist positions in economic consulting.       which are mentioned in this brochure.             t: +44 (0)28 9097 4735
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       w: qub.ac.uk/mgt

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ECONOMICS                                                                                                                                          Prizes and Awards
                                                                                                                                                   Top-performing students are regularly
                                                                                                                                                                                                   “This degree teaches me to think
                                                                                                                                                                                                   critically about real-world economic

AND ACCOUNTING
                                                                                                                                                   awarded prizes, scholarships and internships    problems, understanding how
                                                                                                                                                   from leading companies including:
                                                                                                                                                                                                   problems occur and how they can be
                                                                                                                                                   • Shaw Memorial Prize for best-performing       resolved through market theory. It has
                                                                                                                                                     second-year student in BSc Economics
This degree integrates core elements of the economics and                                         BSc Joint Honours                                                                                allowed me to gain the necessary skills
                                                                                                                                                   • Foundation Scholarships for best student
accountancy degrees. It combines principles such as macro and                                     Economics and Accounting 3 yrs (LN14)
                                                                                                                                                     in Economics Level 1 and Level 2              for employment such as quantitative,
micro-economics, with the standards associated with financial                                                                                      • KPMG Prize is awarded to the best             analytical, computing, presenting and
and management accounting. It offers an ideal platform for                                        See also Accounting, Business                      graduate in the BSc Economics degree          writing. The broad range of subjects
                                                                                                  Economics, Finance, and Politics,                • McKane Medal is awarded to the best
graduate students to enter into the accounting industry.                                          Philosophy and Economics (PPE)                     final honours student in Economics.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   means that I can experience the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   various areas before deciding on which
COURSE CONTENT                                   WHY QUEEN’S?                                                                                      CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY
                                                                                                  Entrance Requirements                                                                            area I want to specialise in.”
Year 1                                           Student Satisfaction                             A-level:                                         Graduate Careers and Achievements
• The Economy (full year module)                                                                  ABB + GCSE Mathematics grade B                   Students graduating with a degree
                                                 90% of Economics students were satisfied with                                                                                                     Amy Gamble
• Introductory Financial Accounting                                                                                                                in Economics from Queen’s are well
                                                 their course according to the National Student   For students whose first                                                                         BSc Economics and Accounting
• Introductory Management Accounting                                                                                                               placed to secure a range of employment
                                                 Survey in 2018.                                  language is not English
• Introduction to Legal Study                                                                                                                      opportunities in economics and related areas
  and Basic Contract Law                         Placements                                       An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of          in the public and private sectors. In recent
• Quantitative Methods                                                                            5.5 in each test component or an equivalent      years, students have secured positions in
                                                 Economics and Accounting students may
                                                                                                  acceptable qualification, details of which are   economic analysis and appraisal with a range
Year 2                                           take an optional placement year after their
                                                                                                  available at: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs   of government and other public sector
                                                 second year. Recent placements from
•    Managerial Economics                                                                                                                          organisations, specialist careers in banking
                                                 students studying economics and business
•    Financial Decision Making                                                                                                                     and investment appraisal, as well as more
                                                 economics include: PwC, KPMG, Citi,
•    Financial Accounting                                                                                                                          generalist positions in economic consulting.
                                                 Oxford Economics, Belfast City Council,
•    Management Accounting
                                                 First Derivatives, and Tayto Group Ltd.                                                           Typical career destinations                       90% of Economics students
•    Data Analysis and Optimization
•    Macroeconomic Policy and Performance        Exemptions                                                                                        of graduates include:                             were satisfied with their
Year 3                                           Joint Economics and Accounting students                                                           • Economic Consulting                             course according to
•    Advanced Financial Accounting
                                                 are eligible for exemptions from some                                                             • Accountancy                                     the National Student
                                                 professional accounting examinations.                                                             • Financial Consulting
•    Law of Business Organisations                                                                                                                 • Managers and Administrators in                  Survey in 2018
•    Advanced Management Accounting              Student Experience                                                                                  areas such as market research,
•    Taxation                                    Students can join the Economics Society,                                                            advertising, sales and personnel
Students will be able to choose two additional   a student-run organisation which aims to                                                          • Education, health or government departments
modules from a range which may include:          educate its members on the use of economics                                                       Further Study
                                                 in practice through guest speakers, field
•    Quantitative Business Economics                                                                                                               Further study is also an option open to
                                                 trips abroad and educational seminars.
•    Labour Economics                                                                                                                              Economics and Accounting graduates.
•    Economic History                            World-class Facilities                                                                            Students can choose from a wide
•    Public Economics                            You will have access to Bloomberg terminals                                                       range of Master’s programmes as well
•    International Trade                         in the Trading Room, giving students the                                                          as a comprehensive list of research
•    Economics of Corporate Strategy             skills, experience and knowledge necessary                                                        topics, as shown on the Queen’s
                                                 to prepare them for a career in the financial                                                     Management School website.
                                                 services sector. Students will also have                                                                                                            Entrance requirements
                                                 access to specialist mathematical and                                                                                                               e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
                                                 statistical training and software, giving                                                                                                           t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
                                                 them the skills, experience and knowledge
                                                 necessary to prepare them for careers                                                                                                               Course information
                                                 in economics and business analytics.                                                                                                                Dr Heather Dickey
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Programme Director, BSc Economics
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Queen’s Management School
                                                                                                                                                                                                     e: h.dickey@qub.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                     t: +44 (0)28 9097 4735
                                                                                                                                                                                                     w: qub.ac.uk/mgt

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ECONOMICS                                                                                                                                     CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY
                                                                                                                                              Graduate Careers and Achievements
                                                                                                                                                                                              Graduate Employers
                                                                                                                                                                                              PwC, KPMG, Capita, Ulster Bank,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “The course provides a balance and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           comprehensive understanding of

WITH FINANCE
                                                                                                                                                                                              Citi, Northern Ireland Civil Service,        economics and finance. Final year
                                                                                                                                              Students graduating with a degree
                                                                                                                                                                                              The Treasury, Dow Chemical, BT.
                                                                                                                                              in Economics from Queen’s are well                                                           provides the flexibility to choose
                                                                                                                                              placed to secure a range of employment          Further Study                                modules that reflect my interests
This degree allows students to understand how the economy and the                            BSc Major Honours                                opportunities in economics and related areas    Further study is also an option open to      and career aspirations. Since year
                                                                                                                                              in the public and private sectors. In recent
financial system interact. The major in Economics includes an analysis                       Economics with Finance 3 yrs (L1N3)
                                                                                                                                              years, students have secured positions in
                                                                                                                                                                                              Economics with Finance graduates. Students   one at Queen’s I have developed
                                                                                                                                                                                              can choose from a wide range of Master’s
of macro and micro-economic principles, whilst the minor in Finance                                                                           economic analysis and appraisal with a range    programmes as well as a comprehensive        a strong skill set due to rigorous
provides insights into financial institutions and markets. This combination                  See also Accounting, Business                    of government and other public sector           list of research topics, as shown on the     academic assessment combined with
                                                                                             Economics, Finance, and Politics,                organisations, specialist careers in banking
provides an excellent platform for graduates to pursue a career in                           Philosophy and Economics (PPE)                                                                   Queen’s Management School website.           constant exposure to high quality
                                                                                                                                              and investment appraisal, as well as more
economics, finance and related industries.                                                                                                    generalist positions in economic consulting.                                                 academic staff and students.”
                                                                                             Entrance Requirements
                                                                                                                                              Typical career destinations
COURSE CONTENT                                Placements                                     A-level:                                         of graduates include:                                                                        Mark Carvill
Year 1                                        Economics with Finance students may            ABB + GCSE Mathematics grade A                   • Professional Economists                                                                    BSc Economics with Finance
• The Economy (full year module)              take an optional placement year after their    For students whose first                         • Accountancy                                      90% of Economics students
• Mathematics for Economists                  second year. Recent placements from            language is not English                          • Financial Consultants                            were satisfied with their
• Accounting                                  students studying economics and business                                                        • Teachers                                         course according to
                                                                                             An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of
• Statistical Methods                         economics include: PwC, KPMG, Citi,                                                             • Managers and Administrators in
• Financial Institutions and Markets          Oxford Economics, Belfast City Council;
                                                                                             5.5 in each test component or an equivalent
                                                                                                                                                areas such as market research,                   the National Student
                                                                                             acceptable qualification, details of which are
Year 2
                                              First Derivatives, and Tayto Group Ltd.        available at: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs     advertising, sales and personnel                 Survey in 2018
                                                                                                                                              • Education, health or government departments
• Economic Growth                             Student Experience
• Financial Market Theory                     Students can join the Economics Society,
• Microeconomics                              a student-run organisation which aims to
• Macroeconomics                              educate its members on the use of economics
• Introduction to Econometrics                in practice through guest speakers, field
• Financial Decision Making                   trips abroad and educational seminars.
Year 3                                        Trading Room
• Capital Markets                             Students have access to Bloomberg
• Corporate Finance and Derivatives           software, a market leader in financial
• Applied Econometrics                        news, data and analytics, which is used
Students will be able to choose three         by many financial institutions. The FinTrU
additional modules from a range which may     Trading Room allows for an interactive
include:                                      and exciting learning environment
                                              which brings textbook theory to life.
•    Economic History
•    International Macroeconomics             Prizes and Awards
•    Labour Economics                         Top-performing students are regularly
•    Public Economics                         awarded prizes, scholarships and internships
•    International Trade                      from leading companies including:
•    Economics Dissertation
•    Economics of Networks and Institutions
                                              • Shaw Memorial Prize for best-performing
WHY QUEEN’S?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Entrance requirements
                                                second-year student in BSc Economics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
Student Satisfaction                          • Foundation Scholarships for best student
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
                                                in Economics Level 1 and Level 2
90% of Economics students were                • KPMG Prize is awarded to the best                                                                                                                                                            Course information
satisfied with their course according to        graduate in the BSc Economics degree                                                                                                                                                         Dr Heather Dickey
the National Student Survey in 2018.          • McKane Medal is awarded to the best                                                                                                                                                          Programme Director, BSc Economics
                                                final honours student in Economics                                                                                                                                                           Queen’s Management School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             e: h.dickey@qub.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             t: +44 (0)28 9097 4735
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             w: qub.ac.uk/mgt

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FINANCE                                                                                                                                           CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY
                                                                                                                                                  This programme closely reflects the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  equity companies as well as in the finance
                                                                                                                                                                                                  functions of more general companies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Typical career destinations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Further Study
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Students can choose from a wide range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of Master’s programmes as well as a
                                                                                                                                                  real-world finance and investment
Finance is about making and managing money. It can involve investing                             BSc Honours                                      environment and focuses on the applied          of graduates include:                        comprehensive list of research topics; see
                                                                                                                                                  skills that employers look for.                                                              the School website for further information.
in the stock market, trading in currencies and derivatives, or making                            Finance 4-yr SW (N300)                                                                           • Financial Analysts (in bonds, equities
                                                                                                                                                  We regularly consult and develop links with a     and derivative products)                   Queen’s Management School is committed
lending decisions in banks. Students who study the BSc Finance with
                                                                                                 See also Economics, Business                     large number of employers including all the     • Fund Managers                              to the continuous improvement and
a Year in Industry degree at Queen’s will gain the skills and knowledge                          Economics and Accounting                         major finance employers in Northern Ireland,    • Treasurers                                 enhancement of all of its degree programmes.
that are needed to succeed in the financial industry. A placement                                                                                 Republic of Ireland and Great Britain. We       • Financial Planners                         New modules may be developed and
year with a financial institution is integrated into this degree. A                              Entrance Requirements                            host annual employer liaison meetings for       • Wealth Managers                            included to replace or enhance those
                                                                                                                                                  the course as well as annual finance careers    • Accountants                                which are mentioned in this brochure.
dedicated placement team supports students through the application                               A-level:                                                                                         • Financial Economists
                                                                                                                                                  fairs at which students can engage with a
process, and helps them to find high quality opportunities.                                      ABB including Mathematics                        range of employers on a one-to-one basis.       • Forecasters                                “I think it’s great that Finance
                                                                                                 For students whose first                                                                         • Corporate Lenders                          students have access to Bloomberg
                                                                                                                                                  Students are also offered exposure to experts
COURSE CONTENT                                  WHY QUEEN’S?                                     language is not English                          from the London financial markets, who          Recent graduate employers have included:     terminals from first year: it is a
                                                                                                                                                  share their industry knowledge and advice.      Allstate; Bank of Ireland; Citi Group;
Six modules are taken in each of Years 1,       Professional Recognition                         An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of                                                                                                       big advantage over other finance
                                                                                                 5.5 in each test component or an equivalent                                                      Delta Index; Energia; Ernst & Young; First
2 and 4. In Year 3, students undertake a                                                                                                          Graduate Careers and Achievements                                                            degrees. The placement year is also
                                                The BSc Finance at Queen’s has been              acceptable qualification, details of which are                                                   Derivatives; Goldman Sachs; HSBC; Kerr
salaried placement in a financial environment
                                                accepted into the Chartered Financial Analysts   available at: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs   Our graduates find employment in                Henderson; KPMG; Mercer Plc; Morgan          an invaluable opportunity to develop
for a minimum of nine months.
                                                (CFA) University Affiliation Program.                                                             investment banks, corporate banks, building     Stanley; Nationwide Building Society;        professional skills, work out your
Stage 1                                                                                                                                           societies, insurance houses, stockbrokers,      Nomura Bank; Oxford Economics; PIMCO;
                                                Placements                                                                                                                                                                                     career path, and secure graduate
                                                                                                                                                  investment banks, accountancy and actuarial     PwC; Setanta Asset Management.
•    Financial Reporting and Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                          job offers going into final year.”
                                                During the third year of the degree, students                                                     firms, specialist financial and private
•    Instruments, Markets and Institutions
                                                complete a 9 to 12 month placement within
•    Mathematics for Finance
                                                a financial institution. These placements are
•    Economy, Society and Public Policy 1                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kerri Cassidy, BSc Finance
                                                usually in Belfast, Dublin, or London, and can
•    Economy, Society and Public Policy 2
                                                involve companies such as Goldman Sachs,
•    Statistical Methods
                                                Morgan Stanley, the Bank of England, FinTrU,
Stage 2                                         First Derivatives or KPMG. The placement
                                                year gives students excellent experience and
•    Behavioural Finance
                                                connections, and provides a competitive
•    Introduction to Econometrics
                                                edge when seeking graduate employment.
•    Investment Analysis
•    Futures and Options                        World-class Facilities
•    Monetary Theory
                                                You will have access to Bloomberg
•    Excel and VBA
                                                terminals in the FinTrU Trading Room,
Stage 3                                         giving students the skills, experience and
                                                knowledge necessary to prepare them for
Placement (internship with a                                                                                                                                                                                                                          QUEEN’S IS RANKED 8TH IN
                                                a career in the financial services sector.
financial organisation)                                                                                                                                                                                                                               THE UK FOR ACCOUNTING
Stage 4
                                                Student Experience                                                                                                                                                                                         AND FINANCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Complete University Guide 2019)
                                                Students can take part in the Queen’s Student
•    Corporate Finance
                                                Managed Fund, which gives participants the
•    Financial Econometrics and Data Science
                                                opportunity to invest real money and manage
•    Financial Engineering
                                                the risk of their portfolios. Students rate
•    International Finance
                                                the course very highly, giving satisfaction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Entrance requirements
Plus two modules from:                          rates averaging 93% over the last five
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
• Capital Markets                               years in the National Student Survey.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
• Fixed Income Instruments                      Prizes and Awards
• Financial Bubbles and Crises                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Course information
                                                Top-performing students are regularly                                                                                                                                                             Professor Donal McKillop
                                                awarded prizes and scholarships from                                                                                                                                                              Programme Director
                                                leading financial companies, eg Morgan                                                                                                                                                            Queen’s Management School
                                                Stanley, KPMG, Ulster Bank and Citi.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  e: dg.mckillop@qub.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  t: +44 (0)28 9097 4821
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
WITH A LANGUAGE
The International Business with a Language degree seeks to develop                                   BSc Honours
graduates with a global mind-set that have the necessary business                                    International Business with French 4 yrs (N1R1)
                                                                                                     International Business with German 4 yrs (N2R2)
and cultural skills to work in a global marketplace. All organisations
                                                                                                     International Business with
are now operating in a competitive global arena, seeking to expand                                   Mandarin Chinese 4 yrs (N1R9)
and develop their business beyond their national borders. Success in                                 International Business with
foreign markets requires knowledge of how to adapt to local cultures,                                Portuguese 4 yrs (N2R5)
languages and customers as well as an understanding of fundamental                                   International Business with Spanish 4 yrs (N1R4)

business theories and practices. Global leaders ultimately cultivate
                                                                                                     Entrance Requirements
cultural intelligence by travelling to and working in different cultures,
                                                                                                     A-level:
developing and applying both their business and language skills. The
International Business with a Language degree at Queen’s Management                                  ABB + GCSE Mathematics grade B

School provides a platform for developing the required knowledge and                                 • For French option: normally A-level
                                                                                                       French grade B or AS-level French grade
skills to pursue a career in our globally connected business world.                                    B or GCSE French grade B or evidence
                                                                                                       of linguistic ability in another language
COURSE CONTENT                                    Year 2 – Specialisation and Preparation
                                                                                                     • For German option: normally A-level
This four-year BSc Honours degree in              • The second year provides you with the              German grade B or AS-level German grade
                                                                                                       B or GCSE German grade B or evidence             International Placement – Where in the world        this course have developed careers in areas
International Business with a Language              option to specialise in areas of interest.
                                                                                                       of linguistic ability in another language                                                            such as global marketing, corporate finance,      Graduates from this course
is delivered by Queen’s Management                  You can choose from Leadership &                                                                    On this program, you will have the unique
                                                                                                                                                                                                            consulting, global brand management and
School (Major) and the School of Arts,              Change, Data & Statistics, Operations            • For Mandarin option: evidence                    opportunity to undertake a compulsory
                                                                                                                                                                                                            risk investment in companies such as:             have gone on to work for
English and Languages (Minor).                      Management, HRM and Digital Enterprise,            of linguistic ability                            international work placement. This
                                                    while also covering International Business                                                          placement is undertaken in a country which          Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Google, L’Oreal, Louis
Currently five language options are offered:                                                         • For Portuguese option: normally
                                                    and Cross Cultural Management.                     A-level Portuguese grade B or AS-                predominantly speaks your chosen language.          HBO in New York, L’Oreal, Google,                 Vuitton, HBO, EY, Coca
•    French (Intermediate and Advanced)           • Your language abilities are further                level Portuguese grade B or GCSE                 This is an integral part of the degree, providing   Coca Cola, the Financial Times, PwC, EY           Cola and many more well
•    German (Intermediate and Advanced)             developed with a focus on developing               Portuguese grade B or evidence of                students with the fluency and confidence            Deloitte, KPMG and Swiss Airlines.
•    Mandarin Chinese (Beginners)                   skills necessary for working abroad,               linguistic ability in another language           to communicate and work effectively in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              recognised international
                                                                                                                                                                                                            This course also provides an ideal                organisations.
•    Portuguese (Beginners)                         linguistically, professionally and personally.   • For Spanish option: normally A-level             an international business environment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            foundation for graduates to progress
•    Spanish (Beginners, Intermediate                                                                  Spanish grade B or AS-level Spanish grade
                                                  Year 3 – International Placement –                                                                    You will be required to work for a minimum          on to Master’s degree courses in variety
     and Advanced)                                                                                     B or GCSE Spanish grade B or evidence
                                                  Developing Cultural Intelligence                     of linguistic ability in another language        of 9 months in a salaried position(s), and          of interdisciplinary subject areas, with
What is it all about?                                                                                                                                   have an option to do this across multiple           some of our graduates progressing to
                                                  • You will undertake a compulsory                  Note: if the language is studied at a
The four years of the degree                        international work placement in a country        higher level then the grade required
                                                                                                                                                        placements. You will work in a business related     undertake PhDs and become Professors.          “Studying International Business
                                                                                                                                                        role which may span multiple industries,                                                           with French has been one of my best
are outlined below.                                 which speaks your chosen language.               at that level must be achieved.
                                                                                                                                                        organisations and functions. Students have
Year 1 – Providing a Platform
                                                  • The aim is for you to develop your               For students whose first                           worked in a broad variety of business roles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           decisions so far. During my placement
                                                    professional, cultural and language
• The first year covers the fundamentals
                                                                                                     language is not English                            across Marketing, HRM, Supply Chain,                                                               year, I was working in Luxembourg for
                                                    skills while working in a dynamic
  of business in a global environment.              international organisation.                      An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of            Operations and Strategy functions.                                                                 EY and I had the opportunity to put my
                                                                                                     5.5 in each test component or an equivalent
  Modules in Global Business Environment,                                                                                                               Current and past placement companies include                                                       theoretical knowledge into practice
                                                  Year 4 – Enhancing your Global Mind-set            acceptable qualification, details of which are                                                            Entrance requirements
  Marketing, Economics, Accounting and                                                                                                                  PwC in Madrid, KPMG in France, Learnlight in                                                       and strengthen my business acumen -
                                                                                                     available at: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs                                                            e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
  Organisational Behaviour provide a platform     • You will undertake compulsory                                                                       Barcelona, Ernst & Young (EY) in Luxembourg,
  for developing knowledge across a variety         modules in Global Strategy as well as                                                                                                                      t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838                      all done in a foreign language. It was a
                                                                                                                                                        L’Oreal in Paris and Architrave in Berlin.
  of international business functions.              Consultancy or Business Start-up.                                                                                                                                                                      life-changing experience that opened
                                                                                                                                                        CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY                                  Course information
• You will also develop your language skills      • An applied focus is incorporated through                                                                                                                   Dr Kieran Conroy                            global opportunities.”
  with a focus on professional language skills,     company tours, live case studies with                                                               The first cohort of graduates from this                Programme Director
  improving grammar and increasing your             guest lecturers from industry and a                                                                 programme completed their studies in July              Queen’s Management School
  understanding of broader cultural issues.         variety of assessment and learning                                                                  2012 and have secured a range of positions                                                         Ema-Iordache Platis
• You can undertake summer internships and          approaches. You will have tailored                                                                  in local, national, regional and multinational         e: k.conroy@qub.ac.uk                       BSc International Business with French
  international study tours in your first year.     business language classes and continue                                                              organisations. Students that have completed            t: +44 (0)28 9097 5458
                                                    to refine grammatical and oral skills.                                                                                                                     w: qub.ac.uk/mgt

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