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What are your thoughts about the degree is it easy and what are your revision tips I want to get a first I will be doing it this year and what career are you looking for after thanks you any help would be appreciated
Original post by Smart282
What are your thoughts about the degree is it easy and what are your revision tips I want to get a first I will be doing it this year and what career are you looking for after thanks you any help would be appreciated

I have done a joint degree in management if that counts. If so, let me know.
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Original post by MindMax2000
I have done a joint degree in management if that counts. If so, let me know.


I guess if it has some similarities
Original post by Smart282
I guess if it has some similarities

A joint degree in management is essentially half of a business and management degree, but focuses on the core topics.

What are your thoughts about the degree
Essentially a regurgitation of business studies A Level but in an academic context. If you have done business studies before, you in the most parts aren't learning anything particularly new.
However, it does cover bits that you might not have come across before e.g. business analytics (applied business stats), accounting (if you didn't do it at A Level; it also helps with professional accounting qualifications that the A Level wouldn't), business economics (if you didn't do economics at A Level).

is it easy
It's easy if you like writing essays. Most of the modules available to you are essentially essay based. If you have a hard time writing essays and waffling your way through your answer, then you might have a few problems.
For maths and science people, it's not exactly the best degree to pick.

what are your revision tips
Use your lecture notes a lot more than your further reading. The further reading is incredibly helpful for your assignments, but it's a lot more difficult to find the key reading for your topics (unless it's highlighted in your lecture notes or unit outline). The lecture notes on the other hand would cover all the key topics.

I want to get a first
Do a lot of analysis and use a lot of critical thinking. Evidence of further reading using journal articles would be of help. However, if your analysis or basis of your answer is either incorrect or doesn't address the question the way the lecturer intends (some are terrible communicators by the way), then chances are you won't get higher than a 2:2.
The first year is the easiest. The second year is a bit harder. The third is where things get a lot more difficult.

what career are you looking for
I did a joint degree at the time, and my joint subject was in accounting, with intention of going into accounting. I am now going for something else.

Management degrees in general are not degrees required by any specific profession outside of academia, so it's just as good as a degree in any other subject i.e. if the job you are applying for is asking for a degree in any subject, management is just as good as any other; if you the job doesn't ask for a degree, then the degree won't affect your prospects (unless you have a very funny line manager who feels threatened by graduates with a brain).
Does it help with being a manager? The knowledge is good theory for the role, but having the degree won't help you in getting promoted to a managerial position. Employers value and look for relevant experience more than qualifications, and I would argue you can't typically "read" your way to be a manager in practice - it needs to be learned in practice to be useful effectively (it doesn't mean that you shouldn't read from business books to reinforce your skills or learning though).

To be fair though, a degree in management would provide you with the foundational knowledge to start your own business should you wish to do this. However, I would argue that you would get the same working knowledge (if not better) through other sources outside of academia e.g. A Level Business, CIMA's BA certificate, good business courses.
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Original post by MindMax2000
A joint degree in management is essentially half of a business and management degree, but focuses on the core topics.
What are your thoughts about the degree
Essentially a regurgitation of business studies A Level but in an academic context. If you have done business studies before, you in the most parts aren't learning anything particularly new.
However, it does cover bits that you might not have come across before e.g. business analytics (applied business stats), accounting (if you didn't do it at A Level; it also helps with professional accounting qualifications that the A Level wouldn't), business economics (if you didn't do economics at A Level).
is it easy
It's easy if you like writing essays. Most of the modules available to you are essentially essay based. If you have a hard time writing essays and waffling your way through your answer, then you might have a few problems.
For maths and science people, it's not exactly the best degree to pick.
what are your revision tips
Use your lecture notes a lot more than your further reading. The further reading is incredibly helpful for your assignments, but it's a lot more difficult to find the key reading for your topics (unless it's highlighted in your lecture notes or unit outline). The lecture notes on the other hand would cover all the key topics.
I want to get a first
Do a lot of analysis and use a lot of critical thinking. Evidence of further reading using journal articles would be of help. However, if your analysis or basis of your answer is either incorrect or doesn't address the question the way the lecturer intends (some are terrible communicators by the way), then chances are you won't get higher than a 2:2.
The first year is the easiest. The second year is a bit harder. The third is where things get a lot more difficult.
what career are you looking for
I did a joint degree at the time, and my joint subject was in accounting, with intention of going into accounting. I am now going for something else.
Management degrees in general are not degrees required by any specific profession outside of academia, so it's just as good as a degree in any other subject i.e. if the job you are applying for is asking for a degree in any subject, management is just as good as any other; if you the job doesn't ask for a degree, then the degree won't affect your prospects (unless you have a very funny line manager who feels threatened by graduates with a brain).
Does it help with being a manager? The knowledge is good theory for the role, but having the degree won't help you in getting promoted to a managerial position. Employers value and look for relevant experience more than qualifications, and I would argue you can't typically "read" your way to be a manager in practice - it needs to be learned in practice to be useful effectively (it doesn't mean that you shouldn't read from business books to reinforce your skills or learning though).
To be fair though, a degree in management would provide you with the foundational knowledge to start your own business should you wish to do this. However, I would argue that you would get the same working knowledge (if not better) through other sources outside of academia e.g. A Level Business, CIMA's BA certificate, good business courses.


Thanks you so much for your detailed answer much appreciated!!

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