Can you change your uni degree title?

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For example, I would like to study management at warwick and it says the last 2 years are flexible and you can specialise in any discpline. If i specialise in finance it says this would be reflected in the graduation transcript.

Does this mean I can tell employers i studied management with finance ?
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It means that you can tell employers you studied management, with a focus on finance. You shouldn't change the title of your degree on your CV, it should reflect exactly what your degree says. But when you put your degree on to a CV you should talk a little bit about that degree and it's then that you can mention you focused on finance.

But it depends on the way your course is laid out really. You'll have to wait until you get your degree to find out. If the degree says 'Management & Finance' then that's what you put on your CV. If it only says 'Management' then you explain that you focused on Finance.

For example, I'm starting an MA in Creative Writing, where I'll be focusing on Novels. That doesn't mean my degree title will be 'MA of Creative Writing and Novels' it'll still be 'MA of Creative Writing' and then I'll explain in my CV that I focused primarily on novels.

Studying Management & Finance, and studying Management, with a focus on Finance are two different things.

Hope this helps somewhat.
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(Original post by LucyED93)
It means that you can tell employers you studied management, with a focus on finance. You shouldn't change the title of your degree on your CV, it should reflect exactly what your degree says. But when you put your degree on to a CV you should talk a little bit about that degree and it's then that you can mention you focused on finance.

But it depends on the way your course is laid out really. You'll have to wait until you get your degree to find out. If the degree says 'Management & Finance' then that's what you put on your CV. If it only says 'Management' then you explain that you focused on Finance.

For example, I'm starting an MA in Creative Writing, where I'll be focusing on Novels. That doesn't mean my degree title will be 'MA of Creative Writing and Novels' it'll still be 'MA of Creative Writing' and then I'll explain in my CV that I focused primarily on novels.

Studying Management & Finance, and studying Management, with a focus on Finance are two different things.

Hope this helps somewhat.
Lucy is correct insofar as you changing your title on your own, but I've known people who have amended their actual degree titles at universities by through negotiation with their tutors.
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(Original post by LucyED93)
It means that you can tell employers you studied management, with a focus on finance. You shouldn't change the title of your degree on your CV, it should reflect exactly what your degree says. But when you put your degree on to a CV you should talk a little bit about that degree and it's then that you can mention you focused on finance.

But it depends on the way your course is laid out really. You'll have to wait until you get your degree to find out. If the degree says 'Management & Finance' then that's what you put on your CV. If it only says 'Management' then you explain that you focused on Finance.

For example, I'm starting an MA in Creative Writing, where I'll be focusing on Novels. That doesn't mean my degree title will be 'MA of Creative Writing and Novels' it'll still be 'MA of Creative Writing' and then I'll explain in my CV that I focused primarily on novels.

Studying Management & Finance, and studying Management, with a focus on Finance are two different things.

Hope this helps somewhat.
This is what it says on the their website:

''Your final two years on this course are highly flexible as you can choose modules to tailor your experience to meet your interests, development needs and career aspirations. This means you can follow a generalist route in business and management to keep your career options open or choose to specialise in a particular discipline, such as Finance or Marketing, to improve your employability in that area. Your transcript on graduation will reflect this, adding even more value to your degree when applying for work in either sector.''

So surely if I choose to specialise in finance for the final two years, the 'transcript' or title will be changed to [Management with Finance]
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This is what it says on the their website:

''Your final two years on this course are highly flexible as you can choose modules to tailor your experience to meet your interests, development needs and career aspirations. This means you can follow a generalist route in business and management to keep your career options open or choose to specialise in a particular discipline, such as Finance or Marketing, to improve your employability in that area. Your transcript on graduation will reflect this, adding even more value to your degree when applying for work in either sector.''

So surely if I choose to specialise in finance for the final two years, the 'transcript' or title will be changed to [Management with Finance]
The title on the transcript won't be changed, it'll just say which modules you did which if you choose Finance, will mainly be modules in that area. This is what they mean by 'your transcript will reflect this' If the title of the degree changed, it would state so in that text from their website. As your transcript is just a piece of paper that says which modules you took and what grades you got for them.

But it's really best to just contact the university and ask. Email them or phone them and find out.
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The title on the transcript won't be changed, it'll just say which modules you did which if you choose Finance, will mainly be modules in that area. This is what they mean by 'your transcript will reflect this' If the title of the degree changed, it would state so in that text from their website. As your transcript is just a piece of paper that says which modules you took and what grades you got for them.

But it's really best to just contact the university and ask. Email them or phone them and find out.
Ahh, thank you very much for your help. Really appreciate this
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