Students from departments across UCL may select one or more management modules to complement their primary field of study. These modules are useful for students intending to go into a career in management or who wish to learn about a specific management function—they are suitable for students from all disciplines and, for the majority of modules, no previous knowledge of management studies is required.
Some departments may include a specific requirement for students to take management modules. Others encourage their students to take management electives. Intercollegiate students may also apply.
Students should be interested in:
- Learning about basic management functions and their practical application
- Developing interpersonal and communication skills
- Improving critical and analytical thinking
- Practising presentation skills
- Engaging in teamwork
- Contributing to case study work and class discussions
Electives can often provide a good way of showing particular interest in a subject area(s) when building a selection of modules that complement each other and the overall degree programme.
Elective Module Portfolio
All students are recommended to refer to the online timetable for details of module timings and locations. Note that this information is subject to change so students are advised to check regularly.
For modules which have weekly seminars, students will ordinarily be allocated by the automated system based on individual timetables or asked to sign up to a seminar group on Moodle. Module organisers will explain seminar allocations at the start of the module.
All elective students who failed one or more Management modules in the previous academic session and who intend to resit or repeat those modules should notify the Elective and Affiliate Administrator, Nicola Cockerton (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the end of the first week of Term 1.
Guidelines for correct registration on Management modules.
Students are advised to register as early as possible on Portico for any management module they wish to take as an option or elective. For the most part we will accept students on our optional/elective modules on a first come first served basis according to the date of selection on Portico. Priority is given to students registered in the School of Management and students on certain programmes are prioritised for some modules. Places may be limited on some modules depending on room constraints.
The UCL School of Management Student Administration team is always available to meet students to discuss their selections. The UCL School of Management Student Office is located on the 1st floor of the Engineering Front Building on Malet Place. Students are also advised to discuss any doubts regarding timetabling or permitted module combinations with their parent departments.
Detailed information for all modules can be found on the module catalogue.
To register for individual modules students are advised to submit selections as early as possible once they have completed enrolment at UCL so as to guarantee a space on the module.
Module selections usually open to students in the middle of August and students must submit their choices by October 2020.
Why choose us
The UCL School of Management offers students the benefit of broadening their knowledge with a variety of subject areas from Finance & Accounting & Economics, Marketing & Analytics, Operations & Technology, Organisations & Innovation, and Strategy & Entrepreneurship. Courses provided by award-winning lecturers and an exposure to an international educational environment provide the knowledge and tools you need to excel in and lead the industries of the future.
Benefits of studying management modules:
- Students gain basic management training to complement their primary studies
- Students gain transferable skills such as problem-solving, logical thinking, creative and analytical thinking and practical analysis and application
- Opportunity to study alongside students from many different degree programmes
- Courses offered by UCL School of Management are delivered by a faculty with external experience from the private, public and charitable sectors
- Experience of different teaching styles and delivery
- Access to weekly guest entrepreneurship lectures
- Training in skills valued by employers including teamwork and presentation skills
- Many graduates can build their management knowledge and experience by following a further management qualification, such as an MBA (Masters in Business Administration)
- Graduates with management studies have obtained jobs in companies such as Ernst and Young, JP Morgan, Deloitte, KPMG; the financial sector, consulting, IT, journalism, advertising, education