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Aston University

Business and Mathematics

UCAS Code: GN11
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

87%

Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Business studies
Student score
76% LOW
82% HIGH
% employed or in further study
92% MED
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£22k MED
£25k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

ABB Mathematics at grade B.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AABBB

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

Mathematics at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
32

6 points from Mathematics at higher level

UCAS tariff points
128

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

87%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

As a manager you will be a problem solver, planner and leader, challenged with meeting your organisationâ??s objectives by deploying key resources such as time, people and money efficiently and effectively. This course aims to prepare you for this challenge and for a successful career in management.

Modules

Year 1 business modules include: Economic environment of business; introduction to organisational behaviour; information technology in business; introduction to marketing management; introduction to business analytics. Year 1 mathematics modules include: Transition maths; calculus and ordinary differential equations; principles of financial accounting; vector algebra and geometry. Year 2: business modules include: Business economics; management accounting; operations management; business game; business policy; business government. Year 2 mathematics modules include: Introduction to analysis; statistics and probability; introduction to numerical methods; linear mathematics; multivariate calculus; mathematical methods. Year 3: Optional placement year. Final year business modules include: Making managerial decisions using accounting information; contemporary issues in human resource management; employee relations and legal issues in human resource management; psychology; learning, training and development in organisations; global working; business ethics; marketing psychology; international marketing; worldwide management of information technology; international operations; simulation; advanced business computing; effective management consultancy; effective project delivery; knowledge at work; international business economics; innovation; entrepreneurial strategy. Final year mathematics modules include: Statistical pattern analysis; real analysis; stochastic processes; approximation theory and methods; chaos and dynamical systems; financial mathematics; game theory; classical mechanics; mathematics report; option theory; partial differential equations; probabilistic modelling; portfolio analysis; modern time series.

Aston University

Lakeside residences

At Aston we are dedicated to developing people and ideas that will shape the businesses and communities of tomorrow. Aston is ranked as the top UK University outside London for graduate employability, and is in the top 10 UK universities for producing millionaires. The Aston Student Village is transforming accommodation and the redeveloped Woodcock Sports Centre offers top sports facilities.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
28%
72%

Year 1

30%
70%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

36%
64%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
77%
20%
3%

Year 1

81%
18%
1%

Year 2

10%
90%

Year 3

73%
27%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 76% LOW
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

73%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

80%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

88%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
36% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
333 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 92% MED
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

22%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK still doesn’t have as many maths teachers as we’d like, so anyone wanting to take maths and then go into teaching will be welcome. In fact, there’s felt to be a general lack of maths skills in the population at large, so this is one subject where there's demand for graduate skills. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. But for research jobs, you'll want a doctorate – and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance – and might secure salaries to match.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 82% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
30% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
43% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
13% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
365 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £25k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

22%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

15%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Over 13,500 degrees in business studies were awarded in 2012, and for a long time this was the most popular degree subject of all - one in 23 grads study a business studies degree. Numbers are still growing, but it dropped down to number three in the table this year. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. They are most likely to go into jobs in finance, management or marketing, so the stats have been hit slightly because the finance industry hasn’t been in the best of health in the economic downturn. But thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are very slightly above the average for all subjects. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.
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