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    I want to study Management with specializing in Accounting and Finance and I read this statement about the Management courses at MBS:

    The Management/Management (Specialism) degree programmes have a common first year, which provides a grounding in the disciplines underlying management. There are courses (compulsory) in accounting and finance, economics, psychology, sociology, quantitative methods, business law and an introduction to the study of management. Since the Management and Management (Specialism) degrees are identical in the first year, transfer between them is straightforward, so you should apply for only one of them.

    Does this mean that I can only apply for management in general and that I will have the possibility to choose my specialization in the second year anyway?
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    No, this means that by the sound of it you apply for one (you want to do the one with the specialism) and then if you decide you don't like it you can transfer off it. Conversely, if you apply for straight Management you can transfer on to the specialism course fairly easily. This isn't to say it won't require paperwork and going to see people and perhaps explaining your reasons for changing.
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    thx for your reply
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    You can apply for either but as they say only apply for one. What happens is that at the beginning of the 2nd year you have to chose your module options and if you want to do a Specialism you have to tell them (they send an email telling you to make sure you fill in a form) and make sure that you choose enough modules related to your specialism in both your 2nd and 3rd year (I think you have to do 80 credits in subjects related to your specialism in the final year, I can't remember the 2nd year).
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    Thx, so there is still engough time to chose my specialization... And did you finish your management degree? How was your experience about your course. Would be interesting if you could tell me something :rolleyes:
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    Yeah I just finished last week, I started on the International Management with French course but swapped to just Management in my final year. I think they've changed the course structure slightly since I started though. I've just been looking online and if you choose to start the course without a specialism but think you might want to swap later on you need to make sure you take the accounting option in the first year rather than the economics one when you have the choice.

    I really liked the course overall - i liked the fact that there was a lot of choice over modules which I didn't find so much at other unis. Most of the courses were taught well although there are a few lecturers who should not be lecturing! I found that the course got better each year though, probably because I had choice over the modules. I hated economics and accounting in the first year but never had to do them again. My main criticism would be the seminars though as I found that lots of the seminar leaders are just awful. Is there anything specific you want to know? I can try and help although I think there is at least one person on here in there first/second year who might be able to help more
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    Thank you, that's very kind. I think now I got all the information I needed. I'm really looking forward to go to Manchester. I also had the chance to go to Warwick, but then I decided for MBS. Overall the University of Warwick has better rankings then the University of Manchester, but MBS and WBS are both quite in the same league I think (so I hope I didn't make the wrong choice) and I want to go and live in a city and not at the countryside where Warwick is situated. What do you think about MBS's repuation for undergrads? I actually don't live right now in the UK (currently I live in Vienna)... That's why it was a little bit hard for me to know which business schools are good. But Manchester attracted me very much.
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    Well I'm actually from Coventry (where Warwick is) and I definitely prefer Manchester as a University and a City. I think the reputation for undergrads is good at MBS, the career prospects seem good and employers seem to generally positive about Manchester. Most people do seem to enjoy the course overall although people obviously complain about certain things (sometimes the course administration is fairly poor although it seems better than a lot of departments!). I definitely think you made the right choice
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    Thanks for the info, I also think I made the right choice. I'm really looking forward to study there on September!
 
 
 
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