Business & Sociology

Aston University
En Birmingham (Inglaterra)

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  • Postgraduate
  • Birmingham (Inglaterra)
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Why choose this course?  A robust, relevant business curriculum which is rooted in the real world. Strong focus on key contemporary social issues and international comparisons of social structures and policies. Opportunity to specialise in the areas of particular interest and relevance to your career.  Sociology at Aston is currently ranked Top 20 in the UK in the 2015 Guardian University Guide. Sociology is currently ranked Top 15 in the UK for Employability in the 2015 Complete University Guide.  Sociology achieved 97% Overall Satisfaction in the 2014 National Student Survey.

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Requisitos: 4 years full-time with integrated placement year UCAS Code: LN31 Typical offers: A Levels: ABB-BBB from three subjects. If your predicted grades are close to those stated in Aston's typical offers and if you are interested in Aston University and the courses we offer we encourage you to apply to us as one of your 5 UCAS choices. In addition to your predicted grades, when making offers we also consider your previous academic performance (eg AS grades, GCSEs), your school/college reference and the commitment and motivation you demonstrate for your chosen course via the...


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IT Management


This course is designed to develop your sociological analysis and research skills and a comprehensive understanding of the various functions of management. 

You will develop an informed understanding of the major debates shaping today’s society, and cultivate a wider ‘sociological imagination’ of the contemporary world. You will establish foundations in sociological approaches to gender, ‘race’, class and sexuality. This will feed into higher level courses that deal with more complex issues including the relationship between science and ‘race’, reproductive politics, corporate power, climate change, ageing, relition and media power.

You’ll study the theories, principles and underlying concepts of the main functions of management and develop a strong understanding of business models and processes. You’ll examine how strategic decision-making within organisations takes place, and develop the ability to recognise and analyse the economic, technical, financial, social and organisational parameters within which modern managers make decisions.

Your placement year will give you the opportunity to apply your key skills and competencies within a real work-based situation.

Sample module options: The modules below are indicative only. When an offer is made, students will receive a detailed programme specification which forms part of our terms and conditions.

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Year 1

Core modules:
Social Theory 1     LK1007 
Becoming a Social Scientist     LK1011

Foundations of Business Analytics     BN1115
People and Organisations     BH1107
Principles of Financial Accounting     BF1101
Economic Environment of Business     BS1102
IT for Business     BN1160
Introduction to Marketing Management     BM1134

Year 2

Core modules:
Research Methods 2     LK2002 
Social Theory 2     LK2001 

Management Accounting     BF2262
Operations Management     BN2216
Business Policy     BS2232
Business Game     BN2225
Business Economics     BS2240
Business, Government and Society     BS2246

And a choice of options to total 20 credits:
Global Society     LK2004
Embodiment and Feminist Theory     LK2005
The Social Life of Stuff    LK2018
Government and Globalisation   LK2010
Welfare States and Welfare Change   LK2015
Environmental Policy    LK2014
Comparing and Evaluating Public Policies    LK2016
Government and Management    LK2011
Kith and Kin: Family in a Social Context    LK2017

Year 3

Compulsory placement year.

Final Year


Final Year Project     LK3001

Finance     BF3351
Value Based Strategy     BS3352

Choose 30 credits from the following optional modules:
Modern British Governance     LK3002
Ageing, Society, Policy    LK3006
Work, Organisations and Society     LK3008
Racism, Class and Gender     LK3010
Contemporary Social Movements     LK3011
Corporate Power in a Globalised World     LK3004
Sport and Society     LK3012
Pregnancy and Politics: Cultural Norms and Family Policy     LK3013
Learning to Labour? Education and Society     LK3007
Religion and Society     LK3014
International Migration and Policy     LK3018
Popular Music and Society     LK3016 
Health Policy LK3019
Challenges to Climate Change LK3031
Kith and Kin: Family in a Social Context    LK3020

Choice of business options totalling 40 credits:
Theories and Practice of Leadership     BH3319 
Psychology & Work     BH3328
International Marketing     BM3309 
International Operations     BN3322
Effective Project Delivery     BN3385
Entrepreneurial Management     BS3357 
Learning, Training and Development in Organisations     BH3392 
Business Ethics     BL3307 
Consumer Research and the Customer Experience    BM3345