In the first academic year of study, you explore the principles underlying business management, examining the dynamic interrelationships between different aspects of business and interactions with the external environment. The second academic year includes both compulsory and optional modules focusing on operational management. You engage in critical analysis and interpretation of data, and critical appraisal of international organisations and their operations. Before moving on to the final year, you may choose to spend a year on a work placement in a business organisation. The final academic year also includes both compulsory and optional modules and is strategic in nature. This enables you to consider the complexities and ethical implications of business strategies, and the emerging issues confronting organisations in an era of increasing globalisation and ethical, social and environmental concern. The programme is closely linked to industry and the flexibility of the programme enables you to pursue personal learning goals and career aspirations by selecting your own journey through your studies from a range of business disciplines.