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BSc in Management Studies (Major)

Field of Study: Management
Degree Level: Undergraduate
Institution: University of the West Indies Open Campus
Island: Caribbean

The BSc Management Studies (Major) is designed to develop insight to handle management and organisational issues in a complex global environment.


The BSc Management Studies (Major) is designed to develop insight to handle management and organisational issues in a complex global environment. Students examine the main theories and underpinning principles of modern management and relate these theories and principles to current practices in the commercial and public sectors. A wide range of management tools are discussed and practiced to ensure that students are equipped with practical skills in a range of management disciplines.

Currently, to take this programme the candidate must be located in one of the Caribbean countries serviced by the UWI since the programme includes traditional assessment. The UWI Open Campus Country Site (OCCS) facilitates examinations for courses assessed through a traditional face-to-face examination


Who is this programme for?

The BSc Management Studies programme is suitable for managers at all levels in the organizational structure, administrative personnel, scientists, engineers and anyone who would benefit from honing their management skills for the effective delivery of services and projects in the commercial and public sectors.


Programme Structure

The Major comprises 60 credits across Levels II and III. It includes ten (10) core courses and ten (10) electives. Students are free to configure the electives so that they form Minors, or in ways that do not necessarily yield concentrations in any particular area.

Courses are delivered using the blended learning approach and students must have access to a computer and the Internet. Online orientation is conducted before the start of the programme.

Learners will be expected to complete a total of 90 credits normally equivalent to 30 courses of which:
(i) A minimum of 30 credits are from ten (10) Level I courses, and
(ii) A minimum of 60 credits are from twenty (20) courses across Levels II and III of the programme

Award of the Degree

To be awarded an undergraduate degree you must achieve a minimum GPA of 1.0. This means that it is possible to pass all the courses in your programme and not receive your certificate because your GPA is under 1.0.


When will the programme start?

August and January of each academic year.


Entry Requirements

Applicants should meet normal or lower matriculation AND have an acceptable pass in CXC-CSEC (General Proficiency) Mathematics or its equivalent.

Normal Level

An acceptable pass in English A in an examination of the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC-CSEC), or an acceptable equivalent AND one of the following minimum qualifications:

1. Holders of CXC-CSEC Certificates, General Certificates of Education (GCE) (or the approved
equivalents) who satisfy either Scheme A or Scheme B as stated below:

Scheme A: They possess FIVE (5) subjects of which at least TWO (2) must be GCE
Advanced Level (A’ Level)* passes, while the remainder may be acceptable passes
in the CXC-CSEC or GCE O’ Level examinations.

Scheme B: They possess passes in FOUR (4) subjects of which at least THREE must
be GCE A’ Level** passes, while the fourth may be an acceptable pass in the
CXC-CSEC or GCE O’ Level examinations.

2. Holders of Certificates and Diplomas awarded by this University

3. Holders of an Associate Degree from the UWI, or from approved Caribbean tertiary level
institutions with a minimum GPA of 2.5
* Candidates who have passed two two-unit courses in a particular subject area fall
within the two A’ Level matriculation standard (Reference Scheme A).
** Six CAPE units, including the two single-unit courses – Caribbean Studies and
Communication Studies will be accepted under normal matriculation
(Reference Scheme B)

Lower Level
Applicants should meet lower level matriculation requirements for admission to degree programmes:

1. Holders of five (5) CXC or GCE ‘O’ Level passes or equivalent, not necessarily obtained at the same sitting, as follows:
(i) English (A), and
(ii) Mathematics or a foreign language, or an approved science (not Health Science), or additional Mathematics or Geography
(iii) Three (3) other approved subjects not already counted above.

2. Persons of the age of 21 and over on the basis of their overall academic and professional attainments.

3. Holders of the approved certificates from the School of Continuing Studies, UWI with an acceptable pass in English Language

NOTE: The same subject cannot be counted at both CXC-CSEC General Proficiency and GCE O’ Level.


English Language Proficiency Examination

The English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) is used to assess whether persons applying to pursue

undergraduate degree programmes at the UWI Open Campus possess a satisfactory level of writing

and reading proficiency in English for university academic purposes. For detailed information on the

ELPT, see English Language Proficiency Test.


Academic Preparation

OOL1001     Orientation to Online

IYRS1001    Improving your Reading Skills

IYSS1001    Improving your Study Skills

IYMS1001    Improving your Math Skills (if applicable)

ECON0001  Remedial Mathematics (if applicable)


Course of Study

ACCT1002Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACCT1003Cost and Management Accounting I
ECON1001Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON1003Mathematics for the Social Sciences I
SOCI1002Introduction to Sociology
ECON1002Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON1005Introduction to Statistics
FOUN1001English for Academic Purposes
FOUN1101Caribbean Civilisation
FOUN1210Science, Medicine and Technology in Society
ACCT2017Management Accounting
ECON3051Economic Development 1
MGMT2006Management Information Systems 1
MGMT2008Organisational Behaviour
MGMT2011Caribbean Business Environment
MGMT2012Introduction to Quantitative Methods
MGMT2021Business Law
MGMT2023Financial Management
MGMT2020Managerial Economics
MKTG2001Principles of Marketing
MGMT3017Human Resource Management
MGMT3031Business Strategy and Policy
GOVT2031Public Sector Management
MKTG3000Marketing Management
MGMT3037International Business Management
SOCI2007Survey Design and Analysis
MGMT3011Management Information Systems 11
MGMT2026Production & Operations Management
MGMT3060Operations Planning and Control
MGMT3062Compensation Management

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