Why you should choose International Management at Warwick
The New Year is almost hereeeee and those new year’s resolutions must be creeping up on you. Back in the day, I would set myself new year’s resolutions but over the years, with me not keeping to them, I don’t see their point.
I am currently in Goa, a town on the west coast of India. The weather is just perfect, warm in the afternoon and pleasant in the evenings, a stark contrast to that in UK, and so I am taking advantage of every minute in my holiday home, before I head back to the freezing cold.
While I’ll be spending my new year’s, on a beach, I know a lot of you freshers, will be frantically finishing your UCAS applications. I feel you. I was in a similar position two years back, but in hindsight, if I had to make the decision to apply to Warwick for my course, I would.
Although the first year modules, like with most other courses are compulsory, they are there to get everyone, from all different study backgrounds, on the same level. The first year degree primarily introduces all the main aspects of business and management, such as accounting, marketing, finance, operations, economics for business and entrepreneurship. To gain a detailed insight on the first year of the degree, please visit my blog (http://studentblogs.warwick.ac.uk/intlmanagement/entry/a_taste_of/). In short, though, speaking as a second year, I can tell you the first year should be enjoyed to the fullest and all opportunities should be ceased to the maximum—from societies, sports clubs, field trips and even night outs. At the same time, do bear in mind, that don’t be swayed by the other first years who say that the first year doesn’t count. Our first year counts due to our study placement in the third year. Our marks in the first year alone determine where we will be placed in the third year.
As far as the second year goes, we can choose six electives, that count towards our degree, apart from the four already chosen for us. There is an array of choices to choose from. Each module goes one step further to specialize in the field. For instance, if you want to learn about marketing in general, you have a 24 CATS Marketing module, which covers two but if you want to further specialise, you can choose a module known as “Service Marketing", or else even "Marketing Management". This is just one instance out of many where you can either study in detail about a specefic aspect of a subject that interests you or else gain a fairly in-depth insight on all aspects of a subject.
I couldn’t agree more to those who say, that the second year is more difficult, as far as coursework and content goes, than the first year. There is more weekly reading and assessed coursework, but as long as you are on top of your game every week, and ensure to regularly follow the content, you will be fine.
The best part about this degree is that the third year is the study abroad/work placement year and so you get an excellent opportunity to work/study wherever in the world you wish to. It is extremely flexible, in that you can either study for half the year, and work the other half, or you could invest your time in working the full year or studying the whole year. Moreover, you could even choose to do two study placements–study in one university, for instance, in Hong Kong for half the year and the other half in Australia. Thus, your year is entirely upto you, you can bend it whatever way you like! There is a wide array of choices again to choose from, ranging from Europe, to North America, to Canada, to Australia and South East Asia. Every year the list of universities differ, so I can’t really give you a definite choice as of now, but generally the countries listed, remain the same. In case you are interested in getting a general idea of the universities offered, you are welcome to get in touch with me, via email or facebook.
What’s more? According to UniStats, 85% agreed that the staff are good at explaining things, 80% were at a professional/managerial job at six months, after finishing their degree and 90% of the students were overall satisfied.
I really love what I’m doing, especially now, in the second year, since I got to choose my modules. I would really recommend choosing this degree if you are interested in working in the corporate world in the future. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Happy new year and hope you have a wonderful year ahead!
Thanks for reading!