To help you feel prepared for your BSc (Hons) Business & Management with Accounting and Finance studies, we’ve gathered together some course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now. Read on to find out more.
You’ll be given far more information about which textbooks to read and introduced to the University Library, as well as the many ebooks we have for you to access when you begin your studies. And we don’t recommend rushing out to buy texts before you arrive. But if you can pick up a second hand copy, borrow from a library, or access online, just one textbook is recommended to help you to prepare for your Year 1 modules:
- Boddy, D. 2020, Management: using practice and theory to develop skill, 8th edn, Pearson, Harlow, England.
During your studies, detailed and updated reading lists are issued in the module handbooks, which are provided in the first session of each module.
You may also want to get a head start by reading up on general business and management subjects and ensuring that you are aware of the current local, regional, national and world developments taking place. Good quality daily newspapers business/management supplements, and magazines are an ideal starting ground for this knowledge.
Suggested tasks for summer
There are lots of opportunities to take advantage of live and current research, especially in the field of business and management. Through research, you can expand your knowledge which will prove crucial throughout your degree, and maybe even at points within your future career. Below are some quick activities that will help you feel more prepared for your course.
Whilst you are reading consider the following questions:
- How did the Government’s furlough scheme, that was used during the Covid pandemic, impact the national economy?
- What does a recession mean for a national economy?