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BSc in Management Studies (Major)
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.
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:
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.
Applicants should meet normal or lower matriculation AND have an acceptable pass in CXC-CSEC (General Proficiency) Mathematics or its equivalent.
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
Scheme A: They possess FIVE (5) subjects of which at least TWO (2) must be GCE
Scheme B: They possess passes in FOUR (4) subjects of which at least THREE must
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
1. Holders of five (5) CXC or GCE ‘O’ Level passes or equivalent, not necessarily obtained at the same sitting, as follows:
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
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.
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