MANAGEMENT SCHOOL UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES 2021 ENTRY - TO PROGRESS AND LEAD

 
MANAGEMENT SCHOOL UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES 2021 ENTRY - TO PROGRESS AND LEAD
MANAGEMENT
SCHOOL
UNDERGRADUATE
PROGRAMMES
2021 ENTRY

TO PROGRESS
AND LEAD
MANAGEMENT SCHOOL UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES 2021 ENTRY - TO PROGRESS AND LEAD
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                                                                                                                                                      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,
The Accounting, Actuarial Science, and Finance subject areas                                                                                                                                         Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Denmark,
                                                                                                           of only a handful of universities in the   Director of Financial Stability at the Bank
are consistently ranked in the top 10 in the UK by The Times                                                                                                                                         France, Germany, Italy and Romania.
                                                                                                           UK and Ireland to offer this experience    of England, Denis O’Brien, the leading Irish
Good University Guide, and the Complete University Guide
                                                                                                           which is a game changer when it            Telecoms Entrepreneur, Manus Cranny,
                                                                                                           comes to graduate employability.           European Markets Editor and News
Business and Economics is ranked in the top 200 in the world
                                                                                                                                                      Anchor for Bloomberg TV, and former
in the Times Higher Education World Subject Rankings.
                                                                                                                                                      South African President FW de Klerk.
In the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014/
Times Higher Education), we are joint 8th in the UK for
Research Intensity, with over 75% of our research deemed
to be world-leading or internationally excellent.                 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                                                                                                                                World-Class Facilities
                                                                                                                                          You will have access to Bloomberg
                                                                                                                                          terminals in the FinTrU Trading Room,
                                                                                                                                                                                             Graduate Careers and Achievements
                                                                                                                                                                                             At Queen’s, we aim to deliver a high
                                                                                                                                                                                             quality learning environment that embeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               “Having taught in several different
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               universities, I can honestly say that the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               students on the Accounting degree at
Accounting is concerned with the provision of decision-useful economic                      BSc Honours                                   giving students the skills, experience and         intellectual curiosity, innovation and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Queen’s are the best students I have
                                                                                                                                          knowledge necessary to prepare them for            best practice in learning, teaching and
information for both internal and external organisational stakeholders,                     Accounting 3 yrs (N400)
                                                                                                                                          a career in the financial services sector.         student support to enable students to             ever had the pleasure of teaching.”
through financial statements and budgeting. This degree is designed                         Accounting with French 4 yrs (N4R1)                                                              achieve their full academic potential.            Martin Kelly,
                                                                                                                                          Internationally Renowned Experts
for students who intend to enter the accounting profession and as such                      Accounting with Spanish 4 yrs (N4R4)                                                                                                               Programme Director
                                                                                                                                                                                             Typical career destinations of graduates
                                                                                            BSc Joint Honours                             Many of our staff are leading international
contains considerable practical content, as well as essential theory                                                                      experts in their fields of research and a
                                                                                                                                                                                             include:
                                                                                            Economics and Accounting
and critical thinking skills, in the various specialisations of Financial                                                                 significant number are qualified accountants       •   Financial accountant                          “In my experience detailed help and
Accounting, Management Accounting, Auditing, Taxation and Finance.                                                                        with many years of professional experience.        •   Management accountant                         feedback is available to you when
During your studies, you will also have the opportunity to develop                                                                                                                           •   Analyst
                                                                                            Entrance Requirements                         Student Experience
                                                                                                                                                                                             •   Auditor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               asked for from your lecturers, who
interpersonal skills including communication, leadership and team                           Accounting                                    The majority of the Accounting modules have        •   Advisor                                       are keen to promote your success and
working, in order to lead people and manage change in organisations.                        A-level:                                      prizes which are sponsored by employers            •   Forensic accountant                           are often leading contributors to the
                                                                                                                                          or professional bodies. Students can join          •   Researcher
                                                                                            AAB + GCSE Mathematics grade B/6                                                                                                                   academic field they teach.”
COURSE CONTENT                               Note: students completing Accounting                                                         the Student Managed Fund, a student-run            •   Financial controller
                                             with either French or Spanish, complete        Accounting with a Language                    organisation which aims to educate its             •   Partner                                       David Grant,
The Single Honours Accounting degree
                                             Accounting based modules each year                                                           members on trading and investing through           •   Banker                                        BSc Accounting Graduate
comprises compulsory modules together with                                                  A-level:
                                             (indicated with an*) and complete                                                            guest speakers, competitions and educational
optional modules available in the School.                                                   AAB + GCSE Mathematics grade B/6                                                                 Graduate employers include: PwC; EY;
                                             one year-long language module.                                                               seminars. There is also the opportunity to apply
The modules are:                                                                            For French option: normally A-level French    to take part in the Business and Finance Study
                                                                                                                                                                                             KPMG; Deloitte; Grant Thornton; BDO;              “The course has helped me enhance
                                             WHY QUEEN’S?                                                                                                                                    Moore Stephens; Baker Tilly Mooney
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               my CV, improve group work and
Year 1                                                                                      grade B or AS-level French grade B or         Tour, which allows participants to meet senior
                                                                                                                                                                                             Moore; Ulster Bank; Bank of Ireland
                                             Professional Exemptions                        GCSE French grade B/6 or evidence of          employees from leading financial institutions.                                                       presentation skills and allowed me to
• Introductory Financial Accounting*                                                        linguistic ability in another language                                                           Further Study
• Introductory Management Accounting*        Subject to satisfactory academic performance                                                 Students on the course will be given the                                                             build up relationships with employers
                                             you will gain automatic exemptions from        For Spanish option: normally A-level          opportunity to develop their financial             Students can choose from a wide range
• Accounting Information Systems*                                                                                                                                                                                                              - all of which helped me begin my final
                                             some professional chartered examinations       Spanish grade B or AS-level Spanish grade     modelling and data analytical skills.              of Master’s programmes as well as a
• Introduction to Legal Study and Basic                                                                                                                                                                                                        year with multiple job offers.”
                                             on completion of the course. The Accounting    B or GCSE Spanish grade B/6 or evidence                                                          comprehensive list of research topics, as shown
  Contract Law*                                                                             of linguistic ability in another language     CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY
                                             degree is accredited by the Association of                                                                                                      on the Queen’s Management School Website.         Ciara Woods,
• Economy, Society and Public Policy 1*
• Quantitative Methods                       Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA),        Note: if the language is studied at a         The Accounting degree offers a firm base for                                                         BSc Accounting Graduate
                                             the Chartered Institute of Management          higher level then the grade required          either further academic study or taking the
Year 2                                                                                      at that level must be achieved.               final examinations of the main professional
                                             Accountants (CIMA), Chartered Accountants
•   Financial Accounting*                    Ireland (CAI), Chartered Institute of Public   Economics and Accounting – see                accountancy bodies. It attracts students of
•   Management Accounting*                   Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), The           Economics and Accounting entry                the very highest calibre and is recognised
•   Financial Decision-making*               Association of International Accountants       For students whose first                      by the accounting profession, industry and
•   Financial Market Theory                  (AIA) and the Institute of Chartered           language is not English                       the public sector. As a result, Accounting
•   Managerial Behaviour                     Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW).                                                       graduates from Queen’s are much sought after
                                                                                            An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of       throughout Britain, Ireland and further afield.
Optional Modules                             Industry Links                                 5.5 in each test component or an equivalent
                                                                                            acceptable qualification, details of
• Accounting Practice                        There is an emphasis on helping students       which are available at:
• Data Analysis and Optimisation             improve their skills for employment.           go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs                                                                                                                           8TH IN THE UK FOR
• Financial Modelling                        Accounting students take part in tailored                                                                                                                                                              ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
                                             employability and skills workshops,                                                                                                                                                                     (Complete University Guide 2020)
Year 3
                                             and business simulation games, where
•   Advanced Financial Accounting*           representatives from accountancy
•   Advanced Management Accounting*                                                                                                                                                                                                              Entrance requirements
                                             firms and professional bodies provide
•   Auditing and Accountability                                                                                                                                                                                                                  e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
                                             students with information on internships
•   Law of Business Organisations*                                                                                                                                                                                                               t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
                                             and graduate opportunities.
•   Taxation*                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Course information
Optional Modules                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dr Martin Kelly,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Programme Director, BSc Accounting
• Issues in Not-for-Profit and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Queen’s Management School
  Public Sector Accounting
• Supply Chain Management                                                                                                                                                                                                                        e: martin.kelly@qub.ac.uk
• Business Ethics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                t: +44 (0)28 9097 4818
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 w: qub.ac.uk/mgt

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ACTUARIAL SCIENCE                                                                                                                                         Prizes and Awards
                                                                                                                                                          A number of local employers and professional
                                                                                                                                                                                                           exams (previously CT1-CT8), subject
                                                                                                                                                                                                           to certain conditions being met.

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

• Placement Year                                     opportunity to be part of an investment                                                              competitive graduate employment market.          respected, and has opened many
                                                     management process. The Finance & Actuary                                                                                                             doors personally in relation to
Year 4                                                                                                                                                    Placement Employers
                                                     Society runs social and educational events for
                                                     members, such as the end-of-year formal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           ‘Insight’ visits in Belfast, Glasgow,               Entrance requirements
•   Actuarial Modelling                                                                                                                                   Recent placement providers have included
•   Capital Markets                                                                                                                                       Aviva, Irish Life, Kerr Henderson, Spence        Edinburgh and London.”                              e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
                                                     Software                                                                                                                                                                                                  t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
•   Actuarial Econometrics and Data Science                                                                                                               & Partners, SCOR Global Life, The Pension        Samuel Stewart, Northern Ireland
•   Financial Engineering                            Students on the course will be given                                                                 Protection Fund and Pramerica.                   BSc Actuarial Science and Risk                      Course information
•   Actuarial Applications                           the opportunity to develop their                                                                                                                      Management Graduate
                                                                                                                                                          Graduate Careers and Achievements                                                                    Neil McConville,
•   Stochastic Processes for Finance                 modelling skills and will use software
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Programme Director
                                                     such as Model Risk and the Bloomberg                                                                 The degree has professional accreditation
Students undertake a minimum nine-month,                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Queen’s Management School
                                                     terminals in the FinTrU Trading Room.                                                                with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries,
salaried work placement. Placement                                                                                                                        the professional body, such that students                                                            e: n.mcconville@qub.ac.uk
allows students to develop highly-valued                                                                                                                  succeeding on the degree can also achieve                                                            t: +44 (0)28 9097 4817
                                                                                                                                                          exemptions from the initial technical                                                                w: qub.ac.uk/mgt

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BUSINESS ECONOMICS                                                                                                                         Prizes and Awards
                                                                                                                                           • Shaw Memorial Prize for best-performing
                                                                                                                                             second-year student in BSc Economics
                                                                                                                                                                                              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                            • Foundation Scholarships for best student                                                          • Accountancy
                                                                                                                                                                                              financial and business-specific information
                                                                                                                                             in Economics Level 1 and Level 2                                                                  • Managers and Administrators in
Economic techniques whilst also learning about the principles of                                    Business Economics 3 yrs (L110)
                                                                                                                                           • KPMG Prize is awarded to the best
                                                                                                                                                                                              and work productively as part of a team.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 areas such as market research,
Business Management. Students in Business Economics should have                                                                              graduate in the BSc Economics degree             Students graduating with a degree in Business      advertising, sales and personnel
an interest in using economic theory and thinking in applied business                               Entrance Requirements
                                                                                                                                           • McKane Medal is awarded to the best              Economics from Queen’s are well placed to        • Education, health or government departments
                                                                                                                                             final honours student in Economics               secure a range of employment opportunities
settings. This degree has less of an emphasis on using mathematics                                                                                                                                                                             Employment Links
                                                                                                    A-level:                                                                                  in economics and management in the public
compared to a traditional economics degree and the programme fosters                                                                       CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY                              and private sectors. In recent years, students   Graduate employers include PwC, EY,
                                                                                                    ABB + GCSE Mathematics grade B/6
numerical skills through the use of up-to-date business applications.                                                                      This degree prepares students for a                have secured positions in economic analysis      KPMG, Deloitte, BDO, Ulster Bank,
                                                                                                    For students whose first               variety of careers in the public and private       and appraisal with a range of government         Bank of Ireland, First Trust, Northern
                                                                                                    language is not English                                                                   and other public sector organisations,           Ireland Civil Service, Northern Ireland
COURSE CONTENT                                   Year 3                                                                                    sectors. Graduates have been employed as
                                                                                                    An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum   professional economists or as managers or          careers in banking, as well as more generalist   Statistics & Research Agency, JP Morgan,
The emphasis of this degree is on those          Students will study:                               of 5.5 in each test component or an    administrators. Depending on the choice            positions in business and management.            Morgan Stanley, BBC, National Trust.
aspects of economics that are of most            • Economics of Corporate Strategy                  equivalent acceptable qualification,   of modules, this degree also prepares
importance in a business setting. Students       • Quantitative Business Economics                  details of which are available at:     students for postgraduate studies in
study a year-long module on The Economy,                                                            go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs       Economics and related disciplines.
along with Accounting, Finance and               Students will be able to choose four additional
Business Management modules. This is             modules from a range which may include:                                                   Those pursuing a career in Business Economics
followed in Years 2 and 3 by modules in                                                                                                    should be effective communicators and work
                                                 •   Labour Economics                                                                      well with people, as they will have to analyse
economics and modules related to business        •   Economic History
economics. With the flexibility in this                                                                                                    and interpret a range of information to
                                                 •   Public Economics                                                                      meet the needs of different users, including
degree, students should not only develop         •   International Trade
good numeracy skills, but also specialisation                                                                                              managers and investors. Business Economists
                                                 •   Business Start-up                                                                     must be prepared to take on challenges and
in qualitative aspects of the subject.           •   Business Ethics                                                                       be able to adapt to a constantly changing
Students will cover a range of                   •   Supply Chain Management                                                               and dynamic business environment.
topics and modules including:                    •   Innovation Management
                                                 •   Consumer Behaviour                                                                    Many of the skills that students will acquire
Year 1                                                                                                                                     during their studies at Queen’s will be of great
                                                 WHY QUEEN’S?
•   The Economy (full year module)
•   Quantitative Methods                         Student Satisfaction
•   Accounting
                                                 90% of Economics students were
•   Organisational Behaviour                                                                                                               “Business Economics allows you to
                                                 satisfied with their course according to
•   Financial Institutions and Markets
                                                 the National Student Survey in 2018.                                                      gather a vast array of skills through
Year 2                                                                                                                                     the various different methods of
                                                 Placements
•   Macroeconomic Policy and Performance
                                                 Business Economics students may take an                                                   assessments offered – assignments,
•   Managerial Economics                                                                                                                   group projects, presentations and
                                                 optional placement year after their second year.
•   Data Analysis and Optimisation
                                                 Recent placements from students studying                                                  research projects. As the course
•   International Business
                                                 economics and business economics include PwC,
                                                                                                                                           allows you to choose some modules
Students will be able to choose two additional   KPMG, Citi, Oxford Economics, Belfast City
modules from a range which may include:          Council, First Derivatives, and Tayto Group Ltd.                                          in second year, you are able to focus
                                                                                                                                           more on the topics you’re interested
•   Financial Decision Making                    Student Experience
•   Human Resource Management                                                                                                              in and tailor the degree to suit                                                                       Entrance requirements
•   Operations Management
                                                 Students can join the Economics Society,
                                                                                                                                           your preference. During the first
                                                                                                                                                                                                  90% of Economics                                e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
                                                 a student-run organisation which aims to
•   The Digital Business                                                                                                                   semester of my second year, I was                      students were satisfied                         t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
                                                 educate its members on the use of economics
•   Leading for Change
                                                 in practice through guest speakers, field                                                 able to secure a placement with the                    with their course                               Course information
                                                 trips abroad and educational seminars.                                                    successful drinks company Diageo.”                     according to the National                       Dr Heather Dickey,
                                                 Students will also have access to specialist                                              Rhianna Donaldson                                      Student Survey in 2018                          Programme Director, BSc Economics
                                                 mathematical and statistical software, giving                                                                                                                                                    Queen’s Management School
                                                                                                                                           BSc Business Economics
                                                 them the skills, experience and knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  e: h.dickey@qub.ac.uk
                                                 necessary to prepare them for careers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  t: +44 (0)28 9097 4466
                                                 in economics and business analytics.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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,
and working in teams. There is an integrated placement year which                               Entrance Requirements
allows students to get practical experience of working in a business.                           A-level:
                                                                                                ABB + GCSE Mathematics B/6
COURSE CONTENT                                  WHY QUEEN’S?                                    Note: there are no specific subjects
Stage 1                                         Placement                                       required and it is not necessary to have
                                                                                                previously studied Business Studies or
Students take six compulsory introductory       During the third year of the degree, students   Management.
modules, which set the context and foundation   complete a 9 to 12 month placement
for the remainder of the degree. The focus      in a business. This provides excellent          For students whose first
                                                                                                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
environment within which they operate.                                                          of 5.5 in each test component or an
                                                Industry Links
                                                                                                equivalent acceptable qualification,
Modules will cover accounting, economics,                                                       details of which are available at:
                                                The Management School invites guest
the history and philosophy of management,                                                       go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs
                                                speakers from industry to talk to students
marketing, organisational behaviour and how
                                                about latest trends and to apply theory to                                                 CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY                           Employment Links                               “Within the first semester of my final
business, government and society interact.
                                                practice. Students also get the opportunity
                                                                                                                                           This degree provides graduates with the         Graduate employers include PwC,                year I was able to secure a marketing
Stage 2                                         to work on consulting type projects
                                                preparing them for employment.                                                             knowledge and skills to secure employment       Randox, Deloitte, BDO, Bombardier,             graduate job with Diageo in Dublin.
Students take six compulsory modules                                                                                                       in a wide range of occupations in the public,   Google, Microsoft, Unilever, Mercer,           I strongly believe that the range
covering issues such as, leadership,            Internationally Renowned Experts                                                           private and voluntary sectors. Those pursuing   Accenture, KPMG, Diageo, M&S, Tesco,
decision-making through effective data                                                                                                     a career in business management should enjoy    Local Government including Councils,           of modules and skills the Business
                                                Many of our staff are leading international
analysis and interpretation, international
                                                experts in their fields of research.                                                       working with people and should be effective     Health Trusts, College and Universities,       Management course had to offer
business, digital business, human resource                                                                                                 communicators, able to engage with a range      Invest Northern Ireland, Bank of Ireland.      enhanced my CV and experiences
management and operations management.           Student Experience                                                                         of stakeholders including senior management,    Further Study                                  that helped secure the job. The course
Stage 3 (Placement Year)                        Students can join the Student Managed                                                      consumers and consumer groups, government
                                                                                                                                           representatives and policy makers.              Students are also well equipped to undertake   uses a range of different assessments
                                                Fund, a student-run organisation which
The four-year degree includes a compulsory                                                                                                                                                 further study in management or other related   between assignments, presentations,
                                                aims to educate its members on trading                                                     Typical career destinations
placement year between Stages 2 and 3.                                                                                                                                                     disciplines, and can choose from a wide
                                                and investing through guest speakers,                                                      of graduates include:                                                                          group work and research projects
Stage 4                                         competitions and educational seminars.                                                                                                     range of Master’s programmes as well as a
                                                                                                                                                                                           comprehensive list of research topics; see
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          which allow students to develop a
                                                                                                                                           •   Consultancy
The final year of the programme will see        Study Abroad                                                                               •   New venture creation                        the School website for further information.    range of experiences and challenges
students taking modules that cover business                                                                                                •   Operations Management                                                                      that are great to apply in interviews.”
                                                The Study USA programme provides                                                                                                           Queen’s Management School is committed
ethics and strategic management. Students                                                                                                  •   Supply chain and quality
                                                students with the funded opportunity                                                                                                       to the continuous improvement and              Hannah Todd
will also choose one out of two optional                                                                                                   •   Advertising
                                                to study for a year in a US university.                                                                                                    enhancement of all of its degree               BSc Business Management Graduate
modules per Semester. In Semester 1 they will                                                                                              •   Business development
choose either Supply Chain Management or        Prizes and Awards                                                                                                                          programmes. New modules may be
                                                                                                                                           •   Marketing                                   developed and included to replace or
Public Sector Management. In Semester 2 they    A number of prizes and awards are made                                                     •   Market research
will choose between Innovation Management                                                                                                                                                  enhance those which are mentioned here.          Entrance requirements
                                                on an annual basis from local employers                                                    •   Export marketing
or Consumer Behaviour. In addition to this,                                                                                                                                                                                                 e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
                                                including CIMA Ireland, PwC, Bombardier                                                    •   Human resources
they will choose one other optional module,                                                                                                                                                                                                 t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
                                                Aerospace, and Allen & Overy, plus the                                                     •   Recruitment
either Business Start-Up or Consultancy         Sir William Crawford Prize. Foundation                                                     •   Training and development                                                                     Course information
Project, which will run across both Semesters   Scholarships are also available.                                                           •   New product development                                                                      Dr Stephanie Graham
and be counted as two final year modules                                                                                                   •   Accounting                                                                                   Programme Director
for degree classification purposes.                                                                                                        •   Finance                                                                                      Queen’s Management School
                                                                                                                                           •   Inward investment
                                                                                                                                           •   Exporting                                                                                    e: stephanie.graham@qub.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            t: +44 (0)28 9097 4794
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            w: qub.ac.uk/mgt

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ECONOMICS
A BSc Economics degree allows students to analyse in-depth how                                   BSc Single Honours
economies function (macroeconomics) and how individuals make                                     Economics 3 yrs (L100)
decisions (microeconomics). The models used by economists                                        BSc Major Honours                                                                                                                                “The Economics course at Queen’s
combine qualitative and quantitative techniques, and you will have the                           Economics with Finance 3 yrs (L1N3)                                                                                                              is well-structured, interesting
opportunity to gain analytical, computing, presentation, and writing                             Economics with French 4 yrs (L1R1)                                                                                                               and covers current topics. You
skills. These transferable skills are highly sought after across industry,                       Economics with Spanish 4 yrs (L1R4)                                                                                                              develop a wide variety of skills
and also provide an excellent platform for future entrepreneurs.                                 BSc Joint Honours                                                                                                                                through various group projects,
                                                                                                 Economics and Accounting 3 yrs (LN14)                                                                                                            assignments, presentations and
COURSE CONTENT                                    Students will also have access to specialist                                                                                                                                                    research projects, which truly
                                                  mathematical and statistical training and                                                                                                                                                       enhances your employability and
Year 1                                                                                           Entrance Requirements
                                                  software, giving them the skills, experience                                                                                                                                                    attractiveness in the job market.”
•    The Economy (full year module)               and knowledge necessary to prepare them for    Single Honours
•    Communicating Economics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Aoife Kealey
                                                  careers in economics and business analytics.   A-level:
•    Mathematics for Economists
                                                  Internationally Renowned Experts               ABB + GCSE Mathematics grade A/7
•    Statistical Methods
•    Financial Institutions and Markets           Many of our staff are leading international    Major Honours with a Minor
                                                  experts in their fields of research.           in a Modern Language
Year 2
                                                  Student Experience                             A-level:
•    Economic Growth
•    Game Theory                                  Students can join the Economics Society,       ABB + GCSE Mathematics grade B/6
•    Microeconomics                               a student-run organisation which aims to
                                                                                                 • For French option: normally A-level
•    Industrial Organisation                      educate its members on the use of Economics      French grade B or AS-level French grade
•    Introduction to Econometrics                 in practice through guest speakers, field                                                    CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY                              Typical career destinations
                                                                                                   B or GCSE French grade B/6 or evidence                                                         of graduates include:
•    Macroeconomics                               trips abroad and educational seminars.           of linguistic ability in another language   Those pursuing a career in Economics should                                                           90% of Economics students
                                                                                                                                               enjoy working with numbers and dealing with        • Economic Consulting
Year 3                                            Study Abroad                                   • For Spanish option: normally                                                                                                                      were satisfied with their
                                                                                                                                               ambiguous and incomplete information as they       • Accountancy
• Applied Econometrics                            The Study USA programme provides                 A-level Spanish grade B or AS-level
                                                                                                                                               attempt to understand and provide solutions        • Managers and Administrators in                   course according to
                                                                                                   Spanish grade B or GCSE Spanish
Students will be able to choose five additional
                                                  students with the funded opportunity
                                                                                                   grade B/6 or evidence of linguistic         to problems. They should also be effective           areas such as market research,                   the National Student
                                                  to study for a year in a US university.                                                                                                           advertising, sales and personnel
modules from a range which may include:                                                            ability in another language                 communicators and work well with people.                                                              Survey in 2018
                                                  Prizes and Awards                                                                            Economists must be prepared to take on             • Education, health or government departments
•    Labour Economics                                                                            Note: if the language is studied at a         challenges and be able to adapt to a constantly
•    Economic History                             Top performing students are regularly          higher level then the grade required                                                             Employment Links
                                                                                                                                               changing and dynamic business environment.
•    Public Economics                             awarded prizes, scholarships and internships   at that level must be achieved.                                                                  Graduate employers include PwC, EY,
•    Economics Dissertation                       from leading companies, including:                                                           Many of the skills that students will acquire      KPMG, Deloitte, BDO, Ulster Bank,
                                                                                                 For students whose first
•    Economics of Networks and Institutions                                                      language is not English                       during their studies at Queen’s will be of great   Bank of Ireland, First Trust, Northern
                                                  • Shaw Memorial Prize for best-performing
•    International Economics                                                                                                                   value in a range of different career and life      Ireland Civil Service, Northern Ireland
                                                    second-year student in BSc Economics         An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum          situations. Core transferable skills include the   Statistics & Research Agency, JP Morgan,
WHY QUEEN’S?                                      • Foundation Scholarships for best student     of 5.5 in each test component or an           ability to learn independently, problem solve,     Morgan Stanley, BBC, National Trust.
                                                    in Economics Level 1 and Level 2             equivalent acceptable qualification,
Student Satisfaction                                                                                                                           understand and interpret very sophisticated
                                                  • KPMG Prize is awarded to the best            details of which are available at:                                                               Further Study
                                                                                                                                               economic and financial information, and
90% of Economics students were                      graduate in the BSc Economics degree         go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs
                                                                                                                                               work productively as part of a team.               Students can choose from a wide
satisfied with their course according to          • McKane Medal is awarded to the best
                                                    final honours student in Economics                                                         Graduate Careers and Achievements                  range of Master’s programmes as well              Entrance requirements
the National Student Survey in 2018.
                                                  • Economics Group Prize is awarded                                                                                                              as a comprehensive list of research               e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
World-Class Facilities                                                                                                                         The skillset of an Economics graduate              topics, as shown on the Queen’s                   t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
                                                    to the best presentation in the                                                            is highly sought after by employers, in
You will have access to Bloomberg                   Level 3 Dissertation module                                                                                                                   Management School website.
                                                                                                                                               the public and private sectors. In recent                                                            Course information
terminals in the FinTrU Trading Room,                                                                                                          years, students have secured positions in          Queen’s Management School is committed            Dr Chris Colvin
giving students the skills, experience and                                                                                                     economic analysis and appraisal with a range       to the continuous improvement and                 BSc Economics
knowledge necessary to prepare them for                                                                                                        of government and other public sector              enhancement of all of its degree programmes.      Queen’s Management School
a career in the financial services sector.                                                                                                     organisations, specialist careers in banking       New modules may be developed and
                                                                                                                                               and investment appraisal, as well as more          included to replace or enhance those              e: chris.colvin@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                                        Entrance Requirements                          graduate in the BSc Economics degree          writing. The broad range of subjects
                                                                                                                                               • McKane Medal is awarded to the best
graduate students to enter into the accounting industry.                                          A-level:
                                                                                                                                                 final honours student in Economics.
                                                                                                                                                                                               means that I can experience the
                                                                                                  ABB + GCSE Mathematics grade B/6                                                             various areas before deciding on which
COURSE CONTENT                                   WHY QUEEN’S?                                                                                  CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY
                                                                                                  For students whose first                                                                     area I want to specialise in.”
                                                                                                  language is not English                      Graduate Careers and Achievements
Year 1                                           Student Satisfaction                                                                                                                          Amy Gamble
                                                                                                  An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum         Students graduating with a degree               BSc Economics and Accounting
• The Economy (full year module)                 90% of Economics students were satisfied with
                                                                                                  of 5.5 in each test component or an          in Economics from Queen’s are well
• Introductory Financial Accounting              their course according to the National Student
                                                                                                  equivalent acceptable qualification,         placed to secure a range of employment
• Introductory Management Accounting             Survey in 2018.                                  details of which are available at: go.qub.
• Introduction to Legal Study                                                                                                                  opportunities in economics and related areas
                                                 Placements                                       ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs                    in the public and private sectors. In recent
  and Basic Contract Law
• Quantitative Methods                           Economics and Accounting students may                                                         years, students have secured positions in
                                                 take an optional placement year after their                                                   economic analysis and appraisal with a range
Year 2                                                                                                                                         of government and other public sector
                                                 second year. Recent placements from
•    Managerial Economics                        students studying economics and business                                                      organisations, specialist careers in banking
•    Financial Decision Making                   economics include: PwC, KPMG, Citi,                                                           and investment appraisal, as well as more
•    Financial Accounting                        Oxford Economics, Belfast City Council,                                                       generalist positions in economic consulting.
•    Management Accounting                       First Derivatives, and Tayto Group Ltd.                                                       Typical career destinations                       90% of Economics students
•    Data Analysis and Optimisation
                                                 Exemptions                                                                                    of graduates include:                             were satisfied with their
•    Macroeconomic Policy and Performance
                                                 Joint Economics and Accounting students                                                       • Economic Consulting                             course according to
Year 3
                                                 are eligible for exemptions from some                                                         • Accountancy                                     the National Student
•    Advanced Financial Accounting               professional accounting examinations.                                                         • Financial Consulting
                                                                                                                                               • Managers and Administrators in                  Survey in 2018
•    Law of Business Organisations
                                                 Student Experience                                                                              areas such as market research,
•    Advanced Management Accounting
•    Taxation                                    Students can join the Economics Society,                                                        advertising, sales and personnel
                                                 a student-run organisation which aims to                                                      • Education, health or government departments
Students will be able to choose two additional
                                                 educate its members on the use of economics                                                   Further Study
modules from a range which may include:
                                                 in practice through guest speakers, field
•    Quantitative Business Economics             trips abroad and educational seminars.                                                        Further study is also an option open to
•    Labour Economics                                                                                                                          Economics and Accounting graduates.
                                                 World-Class Facilities                                                                        Students can choose from a wide
•    Economic History
•    Public Economics                            You will have access to Bloomberg terminals                                                   range of Master’s programmes as well
•    International Economics                     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 4466
                                                                                                                                                                                                 w: qub.ac.uk/mgt

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ECONOMICS                                                                                                                                 CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY
                                                                                                                                          Graduate Careers and Achievements
                                                                                                                                                                                         Typical career destinations
                                                                                                                                                                                         of graduates include:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Graduate Employers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         PwC, KPMG, Capita, Ulster Bank,

WITH FINANCE
                                                                                                                                                                                         • Professional Economists                       Citi, Northern Ireland Civil Service,
                                                                                                                                          Students graduating with a degree
                                                                                                                                                                                         • Accountancy                                   The Treasury, Dow Chemical, BT.
                                                                                                                                          in Economics from Queen’s are well
                                                                                                                                                                                         • Financial Consultants
                                                                                                                                          placed to secure a range of employment                                                         Further Study
                                                                                                                                                                                         • Teachers
This degree allows students to understand how the economy and                                BSc Major Honours                            opportunities in economics and related areas                                                   Further study is also an option open to
                                                                                                                                                                                         • Managers and Administrators in
                                                                                                                                          in the public and private sectors. In recent
the financial system interact. The major in Economics includes an                            Economics with Finance 3 yrs (L1N3)
                                                                                                                                          years, students have secured positions in
                                                                                                                                                                                           areas such as market research,                Economics with Finance graduates. Students
                                                                                                                                                                                           advertising, sales and personnel              can choose from a wide range of Master’s
analysis of macro and micro-economic principles, whilst the minor                                                                         economic analysis and appraisal with a range                                                   programmes as well as a comprehensive
                                                                                                                                                                                         • Education, health or government departments
in Finance provides insights into financial institutions and markets.                        Entrance Requirements                        of government and other public sector                                                          list of research topics, as shown on the
                                                                                                                                          organisations, specialist careers in banking
This combination provides an excellent platform for graduates to                             A-level:                                                                                                                                    Queen’s Management School website.
                                                                                                                                          and investment appraisal, as well as more
pursue a career in economics, finance and related industries.                                ABB + GCSE Mathematics grade A/7             generalist positions in economic consulting.
                                                                                             For students whose first
COURSE CONTENT                                Placements                                     language is not English
Year 1                                        Economics with Finance students may            An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum
                                              take an optional placement year after their    of 5.5 in each test component or an
•    The Economy (full year module)
                                              second year. Recent placements from            equivalent acceptable qualification,                                                                                                           90% of Economics students
•    Mathematics for Economists
                                              students studying economics and business       details of which are available at: go.qub.                                                                                                     were satisfied with their
•    Accounting                                                                              ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs
•    Statistical Methods
                                              economics include: PwC, KPMG, Citi,                                                                                                                                                           course according to
                                              Oxford Economics, Belfast City Council;
•    Financial Institutions and Markets
                                              First Derivatives, and Tayto Group Ltd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the National Student
Year 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Survey in 2018
                                              Student Experience
•    Economic Growth
                                              Students can join the Economics Society,
•    Financial Market Theory
                                              a student-run organisation which aims to
•    Microeconomics
                                              educate its members on the use of economics
•    Macroeconomics
•    Introduction to Econometrics
                                              in practice through guest speakers, field                                                                                                                                                  “The course provides a balanced and
                                              trips abroad and educational seminars.                                                                                                                                                     comprehensive understanding of
•    Financial Decision Making
Year 3
                                              Trading Room                                                                                                                                                                               economics and finance. Final year
                                              Students have access to Bloomberg                                                                                                                                                          provides the flexibility to choose
• Capital Markets
                                              software, a market leader in financial                                                                                                                                                     modules that reflect my interests
• Corporate Finance and Derivatives
                                              news, data and analytics, which is used
• Applied Econometrics                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and career aspirations. Since year
                                              by many financial institutions. The FinTrU
Students will be able to choose three         Trading Room allows for an interactive                                                                                                                                                     one at Queen’s I have developed
additional modules from a range which may     and exciting learning environment                                                                                                                                                          a strong skill set due to rigorous
include:                                      which brings textbook theory to life.                                                                                                                                                      academic assessment combined with
•    Economic History                         Prizes and Awards                                                                                                                                                                          constant exposure to high quality
•    Labour Economics
                                              Top-performing students are regularly                                                                                                                                                      academic staff and students.”
•    Public Economics
                                              awarded prizes, scholarships and internships                                                                                                                                               Mark Carvill
•    International Economics
                                              from leading companies including:                                                                                                                                                          BSc Economics with Finance
•    Economics Dissertation
•    Economics of Networks and Institutions
                                              • Shaw Memorial Prize for best-performing
WHY QUEEN’S?                                    second-year student in BSc Economics                                                                                                                                                        Entrance requirements
Student Satisfaction                          • Foundation Scholarships for best student                                                                                                                                                    e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
                                                in Economics Level 1 and Level 2                                                                                                                                                            t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
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
the National Student Survey in 2018.                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dr Chris Colvin
                                              • McKane Medal is awarded to the best
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Programme Director, BSc Economics
                                                final honours student in Economics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Queen’s Management School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            e: chris.colvin@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
                                                                                                                                                                                              Typical career destinations
                                                                                                                                                                                              of graduates include:
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Financial Analysts (in bonds, equities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             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            and derivative products)                     comprehensive list of research topics; see
                                                                                                                                              skills that employers look for.                 • Fund Managers                                the School website for further information.
in the stock market, trading in currencies and derivatives, or making                            Finance 4-yr SW (N300)
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Treasurers
                                                                                                                                              We regularly consult and develop links with a                                                  Queen’s Management School is committed
lending decisions in banks. Students who study the BSc Finance with                                                                                                                           • Financial Planners
                                                                                                                                              large number of employers including all the                                                    to the continuous improvement and
a Year in Industry degree at Queen’s will gain the skills and knowledge                          Entrance Requirements
                                                                                                                                              major finance employers in Northern Ireland,
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Wealth Managers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             enhancement of all of its degree programmes.
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Accountants
that are needed to succeed in the financial industry. A placement                                A-level:                                     Republic of Ireland and Great Britain. We                                                      New modules may be developed and
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Financial Economists
year with a financial institution is integrated into this degree. A                              ABB including Mathematics                    host annual employer liaison meetings for
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Forecasters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             included to replace or enhance those
                                                                                                                                              the course as well as annual finance careers                                                   which are mentioned in this brochure.
dedicated placement team supports students through the application                               For students whose first                                                                     • Corporate Lenders
                                                                                                                                              fairs at which students can engage with a
process, and helps them to find high quality opportunities.                                      language is not English                      range of employers on a one-to-one basis.       Recent graduate employers have included:       “I think it’s great that Finance
                                                                                                 An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum                                                         Allstate; Bank of Ireland; Citi Group; Delta   students have access to Bloomberg
                                                                                                                                              Students are also offered exposure to experts
COURSE CONTENT                                  WHY QUEEN’S?                                     of 5.5 in each test component or an                                                          Index; Energia; Ernst & Young; FinTRU; First
                                                                                                 equivalent acceptable qualification,
                                                                                                                                              from the London financial markets, who
                                                                                                                                                                                              Derivatives; Goldman Sachs; HSBC; Kerr         terminals from first year: it is a
Six modules are taken in each of Years 1,       Professional Recognition                                                                      share their industry knowledge and advice.                                                     big advantage over other finance
                                                                                                 details of which are available at: go.qub.                                                   Henderson; KPMG; Mercer Plc; Morgan
2 and 4. In Year 3, students undertake a                                                         ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs                    Graduate Careers and Achievements
                                                The BSc Finance at Queen’s has been                                                                                                           Stanley; Nationwide Building Society;          degrees. The placement year is also
salaried placement in a financial environment                                                                                                                                                 Nomura Bank; Oxford Economics; PIMCO;
                                                accepted into the Chartered Financial                                                         Our graduates find employment in                                                               an invaluable opportunity to develop
for a minimum of nine months.                                                                                                                                                                 PwC; Setanta Asset Management.
                                                Analysts (CFA) University Affiliation Program.                                                investment banks, corporate banks, building                                                    professional skills, work out your
Stage 1                                                                                                                                       societies, insurance houses, stockbrokers,
                                                Placements                                                                                                                                                                                   career path, and secure graduate
•    Financial Reporting and Analysis                                                                                                         investment banks, accountancy and actuarial
•    Instruments, Markets and Institutions
                                                During the third year of the degree, students                                                 firms, specialist financial and private                                                        job offers going into final year.”
                                                complete a 9 to 12 month placement within                                                     equity companies as well as in the finance
•    Mathematics for Finance                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kerri Cassidy, BSc Finance
                                                a financial institution. These placements are                                                 functions of more general companies.
•    Economy, Society and Public Policy 1
                                                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
•    Behavioural Finance
                                                and 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
                                                Student Experience                                                                                                                                                                                       AND FINANCE
Stage 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (Complete University Guide 2020)
                                                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
Plus four modules from:                         the risk of their portfolios. Students rate
•    Capital Markets                            the course very highly, giving satisfaction
                                                rates averaging 93% over the last five                                                                                                                                                          Entrance requirements
•    Fixed Income Instruments                                                                                                                                                                                                                   e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
•    Financial Bubbles and Crises               years in the National Student Survey.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
•    Financial Engineering                      Prizes and Awards
•    International Finance                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Course information
                                                Top-performing students are regularly
•    Python for Finance                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Áine Gallagher
                                                awarded prizes and scholarships from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Programme Director
                                                leading financial companies, eg Morgan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Queen’s Management School
                                                Stanley, KPMG, Ulster Bank and Citi.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                e: Aine.Gallagher@qub.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                t: +44 (0)28 9097 4537
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS                                                                                                                               International Placement – Where in the world
                                                                                                                                                     On this program, you will have the unique

WITH A LANGUAGE
                                                                                                                                                     opportunity to undertake a compulsory
                                                                                                                                                     international work placement. This
                                                                                                                                                     placement is undertaken in a country which
                                                                                                                                                     predominantly speaks your chosen language.
This degree seeks to develop graduates with a global mind-set that have                                BSc Honours                                   This is an integral part of the degree, providing
the necessary business and cultural skills to work in a global marketplace.                            International Business with                   students with the fluency and confidence
                                                                                                       French 4 yrs (N1R1)                           to communicate and work effectively in an
All organisations are now operating in a competitive global arena,
                                                                                                       International Business with                   international business environment. You may
seeking to expand and develop beyond their national borders. Success                                   German 4 yrs (N2R2)                           also have the opportunity to supplement this
in foreign markets requires knowledge of how to adapt to local cultures,                               International Business with                   work placement with a period of study abroad.
languages and customers as well as an understanding of fundamental                                     Mandarin Chinese 4 yrs (N1R9)                 Students must complete a minimum of at
business theories and practices. Global leaders ultimately cultivate                                   International Business with                   least 9 months on placement abroad, or 6
cultural intelligence by travelling to and working in different cultures,                              Portuguese 4 yrs (N2R5)                       months on placement abroad and 3 months
                                                                                                                                                     study abroad in a university, in a country
developing and applying both their business and language skills. The                                   International Business with
                                                                                                                                                     which speaks your chosen language. You
                                                                                                       Spanish 4 yrs (N1R4)
International Business with a Language degree at Queen’s Management                                                                                  will be required to work for a minimum
School provides a platform for developing the required knowledge and                                   Entrance Requirements
                                                                                                                                                     of 9 months in a salaried position(s), and
skills to pursue a career in our globally connected business world.                                                                                  have an option to do this across multiple
                                                                                                       A-level:                                      placements. You will work in a business related
                                                                                                       ABB + GCSE Mathematics grade B/6              role which may span multiple industries,
COURSE CONTENT                                     Year 2 – Specialisation and Preparation                                                           organisations and functions. Students have
                                                                                                       • For French option: normally A-level         worked in a broad variety of business roles
This four-year BSc Honours degree in               • The second year provides you with the
                                                                                                         French grade B or AS-level French grade     across Marketing, HRM, Supply Chain,
International Business with a Language               option to specialise in areas of interest.
                                                                                                         B or GCSE French grade B/6 or evidence
is delivered by Queen’s Management                   You can choose from Leadership &                                                                Operations and Strategy functions.
                                                                                                         of linguistic ability in another language
School (Major) and the School of Arts,               Change, Data & Statistics, Operations                                                           Current and past placement companies
                                                                                                       • For German option: normally                                                                     CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY                            “Studying International Business
English and Languages (Minor).                       Management, HRM and Digital Enterprise,                                                         include PwC in Madrid, KPMG in France, Inbani
                                                     while also covering International Business          A-level German grade B or AS-level                                                              The first cohort of graduates from this          with French has been one of my best
Currently five language options are offered:                                                             German grade B or GCSE German               in Alicante and Degusto in Barcelona, Ernst &
                                                     and Cross Cultural Management.                                                                  Young (EY) in Luxembourg, L’Oreal in Paris and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         programme completed their studies in July        decisions so far. During my placement
• French (Intermediate and Advanced)               • Your language abilities are further                 grade B/6 or evidence of linguistic                                                             2012 and have secured a range of positions
                                                                                                         ability in another language                 Architrave in Berlin, Hugo Boss in Germany.                                                          year, I was working in Luxembourg for
• German (Beginners, Intermediate                    developed with a focus on developing                                                                                                                in local, national, regional and multinational
  and Advanced)                                                                                        • For Mandarin option: evidence                                                                   organisations. Students that have completed      EY and I had the opportunity to put my
                                                     skills necessary for working abroad,
• Mandarin Chinese (Beginners)                       linguistically, professionally and personally.      of linguistic ability                                                                           this course have developed careers in areas      theoretical knowledge into practice
• Portuguese (Beginners)                                                                                                                                                                                 such as global marketing, corporate finance,     and strengthen my business acumen -
                                                   Year 3 – International Placement –                  • For Portuguese option: normally
• Spanish (Beginners, Intermediate                                                                                                                                                                       consulting, global brand management and
                                                   Developing Cultural Intelligence                      A-level Portuguese grade B or AS-                                                                                                                all done in a foreign language. It was a
  and Advanced)                                                                                          level Portuguese grade B or GCSE                                                                risk investment in companies such as:
                                                   • You will undertake a compulsory                                                                    Graduates from this course                                                                        life-changing experience that opened
What is it all about?                                                                                    Portuguese grade B/6 or evidence of                                                             Google, Louis Vuitton-Moet Hennessy in
                                                     international work placement in a country           linguistic ability in another language         have gone on to work for                                                                          global opportunities.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                         New York, L’Oréal in London, Amazon in
The four years of the degree are outlined below.     which speaks your chosen language.                                                                                                                                                                   Ema-Iordache Platis
                                                   • The aim is for you to develop your
                                                                                                       • For Spanish option: normally                   Google, Louis Vuitton-                           Madrid, HBO in Arizona, Swiss Airlines
Year 1 – Providing a Platform                                                                            A-level Spanish grade B or AS-level                                                             in Switzerland, HBO in New York, PwC,            BSc International Business with French
                                                     professional, cultural and language
                                                                                                         Spanish grade B or GCSE Spanish
                                                                                                                                                        Moet Hennessy in New                             KPMG, EY, Citi and Coca-Cola.                    Graduate 2019.
• The first year covers the fundamentals             skills while working in a dynamic
  of business in a global environment.
                                                                                                         grade B/6 or evidence of linguistic            York, L’Oréal in London,                         This course also provides an ideal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Currently Business Development Associate
                                                     international organisation.
  Modules in Global Business Environment,
                                                                                                         ability in another language                    Amazon in Madrid, HBO in                         foundation for graduates to progress on
                                                   Year 4 – Enhancing your Global Mind-set
  Marketing, Economics, Accounting and                                                                 Note: if the language is studied at a            New York, Swiss Airlines in                      to Master’s degree courses in variety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Entrance requirements
  Organisational Behaviour provide a platform      • You will undertake compulsory modules in          higher level then the grade required                                                              of interdisciplinary subject areas, with
                                                                                                       at that level must be achieved.                  Switzerland, PwC, KPMG,                                                                             e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
  for developing knowledge across a variety          Global Strategy as well as Consultancy or                                                                                                           some of our graduates progressing to
  of international business functions.               Business Start-up. Other options include          For students whose first
                                                                                                                                                        EY, Citi and Coca-Cola. and                      undertake PhDs and become Professors.              t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
• You will also develop your language skills         Innovation, Consumer Behaviour and more.          language is not English                          many more well recognised                        Career options are extremely varied                Course information
  with a focus on professional language skills,    • An applied focus is incorporated through                                                           international organisations.                                                                        Dr Kieran Conroy
                                                                                                       An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum                                                              and the employment opportunities
  improving grammar and increasing your              company tours, live case studies with guest                                                                                                                                                            Programme Director
                                                                                                       of 5.5 in each test component or an                                                               for our International Business with a
  understanding of broader cultural issues.          lecturers from industry and a variety of                                                                                                                                                               Queen’s Management School
                                                                                                       equivalent acceptable qualification,                                                              Language graduates remain strong.
• You can undertake summer internships and           assessment and learning approaches. You will      details of which are available at:
  international study tours in your first year.      have tailored business language classes and                                                                                                                                                            e: k.conroy@qub.ac.uk
                                                                                                       go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs
                                                     continue to refine grammatical and oral skills.                                                                                                                                                        t: +44 (0)28 9097 5458
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