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I've chosen Business, Economics and IT for my A levels. Can I still do either of Business Management MBA or CS Masters at the University of Manchester without Maths? even if I get good results such as B/A/a* in all three of these subjects
Original post by Anas007
I've chosen Business, Economics and IT for my A levels. Can I still do either of Business Management MBA or CS Masters at the University of Manchester without Maths? even if I get good results such as B/A/a* in all three of these subjects


The following are entry requirements for management courses at master's level (I don't know which one you're referring to):
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/12805/msc-international-business-and-management/entry-requirements/#course-profile
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/08633/msc-management/entry-requirements/#course-profile

The entry requirements are 2:1 in your undergrad. It does not mention anything about A Levels, since they won't care about A Levels at postgrad level,

Just for the record, business degrees generally won't be asking for Maths A Level because the level of maths involve rarely go beyond GCSE, unless you're doing business stats (in which case AS Level stats). The degrees that do ask for A Level maths tend to have a lot of financial mathematics and financial engineering in it, and unless you look through the modules of the degree and the entry requirements with a fine toothcomb, it can be difficult to tell.

The following is the entry requirements for Advanced Computer Science at master's level (I couldn't find a master's in just computer science):
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/02069/msc-advanced-computer-science/
Again, your A Level results won't matter. Howvever, getting a computer science degree (or a degree where at least half of the modules is computer science) and scoring a 2:1 with a 65% average is important.

By the time you do a master's in computer science, they won't care if you didn't do an A Level in maths. However, a number of top end computer science degrees at bachelor's level will ask for A Level maths as part of their entry requirements.

If these postgrads are important to you, I would be more worried about what your results are for your undergrad and whether it's in an appropriate subject.
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Original post by MindMax2000
The following are entry requirements for management courses at master's level (I don't know which one you're referring to):
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/12805/msc-international-business-and-management/entry-requirements/#course-profile
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/08633/msc-management/entry-requirements/#course-profile

The entry requirements are 2:1 in your undergrad. It does not mention anything about A Levels, since they won't care about A Levels at postgrad level,

Just for the record, business degrees generally won't be asking for Maths A Level because the level of maths involve rarely go beyond GCSE, unless you're doing business stats (in which case AS Level stats). The degrees that do ask for A Level maths tend to have a lot of financial mathematics and financial engineering in it, and unless you look through the modules of the degree and the entry requirements with a fine toothcomb, it can be difficult to tell.

The following is the entry requirements for Advanced Computer Science at master's level (I couldn't find a master's in just computer science):
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/02069/msc-advanced-computer-science/
Again, your A Level results won't matter. Howvever, getting a computer science degree (or a degree where at least half of the modules is computer science) and scoring a 2:1 with a 65% average is important.

By the time you do a master's in computer science, they won't care if you didn't do an A Level in maths. However, a number of top end computer science degrees at bachelor's level will ask for A Level maths as part of their entry requirements.

If these postgrads are important to you, I would be more worried about what your results are for your undergrad and whether it's in an appropriate subject.

Thank you man, appreciate the effort
An MBA is a masters degree. You can't enter it with just A-levels.

CS at Manchester (and most universities) requires A-level Maths. This is because it's a necessarily mathematical field.

Finally, I would note some universities (such as LSE) do not like the combination of business studies and economics due to overlapping content, and may not consider them as two separate A-levels towards meeting a 3 A-level offer.

I would recommend you think about your choices carefully, and also about what you are thinking of doing after your A-levels - there's no point pursuing CS and imagining that it will be a great and rich career if you hate and do badly at maths, because chances are you will never get to that point if so. If that is the case, you should focus on other career options.

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