"I feel that a major advantage of studying business management at Heriot-Watt is that courses have a strong practical focus and are tailored to ensure that teaching is relevant to current business conditions rather than outdated theory.
"Additionally, having to study a broad range of business subjects in first year gives students a strong core understanding of each aspect of business and enables a sound basis from which to tailor their degree to particular interests, something which I found very simple to do when I came back for my 4th year. Furthermore, I find the lecturers at Heriot-Watt very approachable and unlike at some universities they actually take the time to get to know students as individuals. During my final year in particular I got a lot of support from my marketing lecturer, dissertation supervisor and mentor who really took the time to explore with me the options available to me after I finished.
"Now my first job after graduation is as a Marketing Executive at 4Social Work, a social care recruitment agency based in London. My workload is varied and exciting, I am currently organising a client event, creating a candidate loyalty scheme and coordinating social media marketing. Our company is expanding to Australia this year and I very much look forward to the challenge of developing an internationalisation strategy for the company’s further expansion into Canada next year."
"I've worked in recruitment since graduating. Originally I worked for a niche search firm sourcing front office personnel for the world's leading investment banks. From our London base, this involved covering the UK, Parisian, Hong Kong and New York financial markets. I then joined TMP Hudson in Sydney, specialising in property finance and accounting.
"In 2004 I was asked to join Judd Farris to assist in the launch of their Australian practice. Due to its success I've been made responsible for opening our Hong Kong office, which will be used as a platform for expansion throughout Asia, and I'm now a Director of our Australian and Asian businesses."
The University offers as its normal entry routes:
There is nevertheless considerable flexibility, depending on the level of qualifications, for entrants with A-levels to opt to enter at Level 1 and for Scottish students to enter at Level 2. Direct entry into Level 3 is also possible for students who already have certain HE qualifications.
|Status*||Scotland / EU**||England / Northern Ireland / Wales||International|
|Fee||Paid by SAAS||£9,000||£13,020|
* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the 3 years before the start of your programme. Find out more about tuition fees.
** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.