BSc Management Studies
Develop the insight to handle management and organizational issues in a complex global environment. Learners 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 learners are equipped with practical skills in a range of management disciplines, including Human Resource Management and Human Resource Development, Accounting and Financial Management.
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?
Our 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.
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 complete a total of 90 credits normally equivalent to 30 courses. Learners explore general education and core courses in a number of areas including:
• English for Academic Purposes
• Human Resource Management and Human Resource Development
• Quantitative Methods
• Management Information Systems
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?
Students may start this programme in August or January of the 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
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)
The following are eligible for lower level matriculation for admission to degree programmes:
1. Holders of five (5) CXC-CSEC 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 over the age of 21, who have been out of school for at least five years, on the basis
of their overall academic and professional attainments.
3. Holders of one of the approved certificates from the School of Continuing Studies 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.
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
|BSc MANAGEMENT STUDIES|
|COURSE CODE||COURSE NAME|
|ACCT1002||Introduction to Financial Accounting|
|ACCT1003||Cost and Management Accounting I|
|ECON1001||Introduction to Microeconomics|
|ECON1002||Introduction to Macroeconomics|
|ECON1003||Mathematics for the Social Sciences I|
|ECON1005||Introduction to Statistics|
|SOCI1002||Introduction to Sociology|
|FOUN1001||English for Academic Purposes|
|FOUN1210||Science, Medicine and Technology in Society|
|MGMT2006||Management Information Systems I|
|MGMT2011||Caribbean Business Environment|
|MGMT2012||Introduction to Quantitative Methods|
|MGMT2023||Financial Management I|
|MKTG2001||Principles of Marketing|
|ECON3051||Topics in Economic Development|
|MGMT2026||Production and Operations Management|
|MGMT3011||Management Information Systems II|
|MGMT3017||Human Resource Management|
|MGMT3031||Business Strategy and Policy|
|MGMT3037||International Business Management|
|MGMT3060||Operations Planning and Control|
|GOVT2031||Public Sector Management|
|SOCI2007||Survey Design and Analysis|