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Business and Management

Business and Management

A Business & Management Studies degree is concerned with the way in which a company or organisation operates and functions

This can include the financial, administrative and marketing sides of a business.

You should study a Business & Management Studies degree if you want to gain a deep understanding of how organisations function as one unified force of business.

Digging deeper into subject interests can help you in a number of ways:

  • Confirm whether this is (or isn't) something you would be interested in enough to want to study it at university either as the focus of your degree or a minor/elective

  • Give you some inspiration to use when creating your questions and topics for IA's (coursework) and your Extended Essay

  • Provide you with content for your university application writing in the future, enabling you to reflect on the things you've been doing to explore your interests in a way that is academically relevant to the course or institution you are applying for.

Useful Resources

EDHEC Vox
Blog | Podcast
The blog from EDHEC business school where articles are published from their faculty on a variety of current topics. You can also access their podcast series and magazine here.
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How do I apply for a Business degree?
Blog | Website
This blog provides you with some useful information on applying for a Business degree. Some of the topics discussed include: reasons to studying business, reasons to study in the UK, required grades, top UK universities for business, top international universities for business, and other useful experience.
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Institute of Data & Marketing Blogs
Blog | Website
The Blogs from the IDM are free to access and focus on what is trending in digital, direct and data marketing by leaders in the industry.
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Made to Stick: why some ideas take hold and others come unstuck, by Chip Heath & Dan Heath
Book
What is it that makes urban myths so persistent but many everyday truths so eminently forgettable? How do newspapers set about ensuring that their headlines make you want to read on? Any why do we remember complicated stories but not complicated facts? In the course of over ten years of study, Chip and Dan Heath have established what it is that determines whether particular ideas or stories stick in our minds or not, and this book is the fascinating outsome of their painstaking research. Packed full of case histories and thought-provoking anecdotes, it shows, among other things, how one Australian scientist convinced the world he'd discovered the cause of stomach ulcers by drinking a glass filled with bacteria, how a gifted sports reporter got people to watch a football match by showing them the outside of the stadium, and how high-concept pitches such as "'Jaws' on a spaceship" ('Alien') and "'Die Hard' on a bus" ('Speed') convince movie executives to invest vast sums of money in a project on the basis of almost no information. Entertaining and informative by turns, this is a fascinating and multi-faceted account of a key area of human behaviour. At the same time, by showing how we can all use such cleverly devised strategies as the 'Velcro Theory of Memor' and 'curiosity gaps', it offers superbly practical insights, setting out principles we can all adopt to make sure that we get our ideas across effectively.
St. Clares Library L25 158.2 HEA
Organizational Behaviour: concepts, controversies, applications, Robbins S.P
Book
For introductory courses in Organizational Behaviour, Organizational Psychology, Industrial Psychology, and Human Relations in departments of management, public administration, psychology, social work, political science, and education.
St. Clares Library L25 339.6 ROB
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions, by Dan Ariely
Book
Why do smart people make irrational decisions every day? The answers will surprise you. Predictably Irrational is an intriguing, witty and utterly original look at why we all make illogical decisions. Why can a 50p aspirin do what a 5p aspirin can't? If an item is "free" it must be a bargain, right? Why is everything relative, even when it shouldn't be? How do our expectations influence our actual opinions and decisions? In this astounding book, behavioural economist Dan Ariely cuts to the heart of our strange behaviour, demonstrating how irrationality often supplants rational thought and that the reason for this is embedded in the very structure of our minds. Predicatably Irrational brilliantly blends everyday experiences with a series of illuminating and often surprising experiments, that will change your understanding of human behaviour. And, by recognising these patterns, Ariely shows that we can make better decisions in business, in matters of collective welfare, and in our everyday lives from drinking coffee to losing weight, buying a car to choosing a romantic partner.
St. Clares Library L25 153.4 ARI
Bloomberg Businessweek
E-Magazine
One of the leading Business and Finance online magazines in the USA with a global reputation.
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Business 2 Community
E-Magazine
An online community focused on sharing the latest news surrounding Social Media, Marketing, Branding, Public Relations & much more.
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Business Insider
E-Magazine
A well respected resource for Business news stories. The UK version will come up from this link. You can select other geographical areas at the very bottom of the page. Using the menu, you can narrow down to specific areas within Business.
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Business of Fashion
E-Magazine
A well-respected e-publication covering the intersection of business, fashion and technology.
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Financial Times
E-Magazine
The UK Financial Times is a very well respected publication, there is some free content on their online platform, you can also subscribe.
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Harvard Business Review
E-Magazine | Podcast | Video | Blog
The well respected Harvard Business Review has a blog, online magazine, podcasts, videos and a search by topics to find the thoughts of industry leaders on current issues within the business world.
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Summer Schools in Europe
Events
The most complete directory of summer courses in Europe. It includes courses for high school, undergraduate and graduate students, so ensure you read the descriptions to find options right for you.
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Young Entrepreneur Programmes
Events | Conference
Gain an immersive experience of Entrepreneurship alongside top entrepreneurs. Choose below either our Young Entrepreneur Weekend or our Young Entrepreneur Summer Experience.
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Young Management Consultant Programmes
Events | Conference
Gain an immersive experience of Management Consultancy alongside top professionals. Choose below either our Young Management Consultant Weekend or our Young Management Consultant Summer Experience.
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Association for Project Management Events
Events | Webinar
APM Events happen regularly and include their award-winning project management conferences, project management awards, community events and free webinars
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Michigan Journal of Business
Journal
The MJB is an undergraduate run academic business journal at the Stephen M.Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. The catalogue of previous issues is available for free online.
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Research from the University of Bristol
Journal Articles | Website
Explore cutting edge research from the different faculties and departments from the University of Bristol, including free access to their published journal articles.
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Coursera
Online Course
Coursera is an online platform for distance learning. They have a range of free courses delivered by universities. Search in this section to find courses of interest to you, often these are courses you can follow at your own pace.
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EdX
Online Course
The X Series courses on the EdX platform are free online courses delivered by universities and aimed at helping you explore areas of interest.
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FutureLearn
Online Course
FutureLearn is a free online platform where universities from around the globe host FREE online courses you can undertake in your areas of interest. Browse courses by categories or use the search bar to find courses relevant to your interests
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Online Skill Development and Networking programme from Globe Business College Munich
Online Course
Globe Business College Munich runs an invitational programme for students in the final two years of school. It is designed to show you how you can prepare yourself for your business career, build your own network, and identify the areas of personal growth where you would like to focus your energy.
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On-line on-demand Work Experience Courses
Online Course | Work Experience
Scroll down on the weblink to find a range of internship courses across a range of subjects but all with a link to Operation Wallacea's key missions around biodiversity and conservation.
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Bloomberg
Podcast
Bloomberg have a range of podcasts on a variety of topics from coverage of the stock markets to the pay gap and the reason for mistrust in vaccines. On most the latest episode is free to listen to, but there is also a subscription option.
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PWC: The A - Z of tech podcast series
Podcast
Welcome to the A to Z of Tech podcast series. A is for Artificial Intelligence, B is for Blockchain, C is for Cyber Security. Follow our journey through an alphabet of technology trends with PwC's technologists and special guests.
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The APM Podcast
Podcast
The APM Podcast covers discussions and insights on the latest project management topics
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ExeTalks
Video | Recorded Lecture
ExeTalks are a chance to discover some of the fascinating research undertaken at the University of Exeter.
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APM You Tube
Videos
The Association for Project Management's You Tube Channel has some great content to help you understand the field of Project Management
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Investopedia
Website
Investopedia is a financial education website. They offer a stock market similar, news and views on a range of investment topics. They also offer an academy with online courses but there is a fee for these.
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Project: You
Website
Discover more about what Project Management is as both a subject and a career area with this resource from the Association for Project Management
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Springpod Virtual Work Experience
Work Experience
Virtual work experience Opportunities across a range of companies and sectors. Most of them are free.
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