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School of Management MSc Welcome Week and beyond 2020

What you need to know and do during your first few weeks of your School of Management MSc course.

Welcome week: Wednesday 23 September to Friday 25 September 2020

Congratulations on receiving an offer to study on one of our MSc courses. Whether you are joining us in Bath, or initially studying online, we have a programme of events to welcome you to the School of Management and Bath. This programme will help you learn more about your course and to make friends. We will confirm details in September 2020.

Welcome Week checklist:

Find out more about preparing for your MSc.

Your Welcome Week timetable

Details confirmed for September 2020.

Welcome events

Take part in Welcome Week events for all MSc students.

Welcome to the School

Wednesday 23 September

All MSc students should attend this virtual session. This welcome talk by the Dean of the School of Management and other key staff will look at expectations and cover key messages for the year ahead. We will provide details on how to join the event.

MSc QR code course check in

You will need to scan a QR code to check in to your MSc course. All School of Management MSc students need to QR code check in before Monday 12 October. We will confirm details of the QR code in September 2020.

You must QR code check in to officially check in for your MSc course.

Director of Studies Course Welcome

A session to meet your Director of Studies, your Student Experience Officer, MSc Team Programme Support and your new coursemates.

Practice Track or Dissertation?

A session comparing the two summer options available to those on certain courses.

Other events

The week will include other interactive and live sessions including:

  • Getting started on your MSc
  • Unit choices talks
  • Careers: how to get your ideal job

Useful links

Opportunities to get involved during your course

Find out about the extracurricular activities and opportunities available to you throughout your MSc course.

There are lots of opportunities available to you during your MSc. Getting involved in extracurricular activities enhances your CV and helps you get the most out of your degree. Some activities may vary depending on availability and health and safety risk assessment.

These opportunities include:

  • The Big Team Challenge
  • Academic Representatives
  • Conversation Club
  • Global Skills Award

Personal tutoring

Find out about our personal tutoring system.

A diagram with the word 'you' in the middle. There are three branches coming off: 'Director of Studies', 'Programme Officer' and 'Student Experience Officer'

Your Director of Studies is your Personal Tutor and your first point of contact for academic advice.

Your Student Experience Officer is available for welfare support and advice.

The MSc Team provide course support and can be contacted for anything to do with your MSc. You will meet them all during Welcome activities.

All members of the Personal Tutoring Team provide guidance and support your personal development, academic progress and welfare.

Your career

We want to get you ready for the working world. Find out about the different opportunities you'll have to prepare yourself for your career throughout your course.

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Graduate recruiters often target Bath students. As part of your course you'll take part in lots of career activities – both timetabled and optional.

It's important to start thinking about your job search as soon as possible, as some graduate opportunities will have deadlines soon after you start your course.

The Big 4 Boot Camp 14-16 September

We will run a Big 4 Boot Camp 14-16 September (remote delivery) with optional activities 17-18 September

The Big 4 professional services companies (PwC, KPMG, EY and Deloitte) are the major graduate recruiters who sponsor work permits in the UK. Many of our international students also work for them in their home country after graduation.

Graduate opportunities usually open in September and the Big 4 recruit on a rolling basis. This means they start the selection process as soon as you apply, rather than waiting for a deadline. Applying early in the semester can increase your chances of success. Their main graduate opportunities are in Finance, Consulting, Technology and HR.

Places are limited so please apply by 6 September if you would like to be considered.

Careers timeline

Semester One

Your timetabled careers workshops start in week 1. These sessions are practical and give tips on:

  • CVs
  • cover letters
  • interviews
  • psychometric tests
  • assessment centres

Throughout these workshops we will discuss ways you can enhance and demonstrate your employability.

There will be many activities you can sign up for including:

  • Industry Insights, where our graduates return to give advice on working in different sectors
  • meetings with a careers advisor to discuss your career goals and applications
  • support to pass psychometric tests
  • mock interviews and assessment centres
  • company presentations and workshops
  • Careers Fair (15-16 October)

Inter-semester break (25-29 January)

80 students will be selected to take part in our Future Business Challenge. During the week you will hear from guest speakers, companies and work in teams to analyse what makes a company resilient and sustainable.

Semester Two

In Semester Two we focus on internship applications and applying for jobs outside the UK. Students on most of our courses will engage with companies. You’ll be able to hear how what you are learning in the classroom is put into practice.

If you have any queries, please contact MSc Careers Team.

MSc team

Meet the team who will support you during your MSc.

Plan your arrival


Share your experiences

We love to see what our students get up to, so don't forget to tag us on social media.

Tag the relevant account and use the hashtags #bathmsc and #bathsofm