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School of Management MSc Welcome Week and beyond 2023

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

Welcome Week

Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September 2023

Congratulations on receiving an offer to study on one of our MSc courses. 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 look forward to meeting you. We will confirm details in September 2023.

Welcome Week checklist (September onwards):

Welcome events

Take part in Welcome Week events for all MSc students.

Welcome to the School Networking Reception

Starting Tuesday 26 September

All MSc students should attend a networking reception. This welcome reception 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 which session to attend in September.

MSc course check in

At this session you will meet your classmates and check in to your MSc course.

You will need to scan a QR code to check in to your MSc course. You will need to do this before Monday 16 October 2023. We will confirm details of the QR code in September 2023.

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 course mates.

Summer Options Talk

A session comparing the summer options available on selected MSc courses. Not all courses will have an option.

The table shows you the summer options available on our MSc courses. You will be required to choose one 30 credit unit for your MSc as your summer option. We will provide more information on how to select your unit options in September.

MSc course Dissertation Practice Track or equivalent project Internship Entrepreneurial Project Entrepreneurial Retail Start-up
30 credits 30 credits 30 credits 30 credits 30 credits
Individual Group Individual Group Individual or group
MSc in Business Analytics Dissertation
MSc in Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Dissertation
MSc in Management Dissertation Practice Track
MSc in Human Resource Management Dissertation Practice Track
MSc in Marketing Dissertation Practice Track Entrepreneurial Project
MSc in Innovation Technology Management Dissertation Consultancy Project
MSc in Sustainability and Management Dissertation Practice Track Internship
MSc in International Management Dissertation Practice Track Internship
MSc in Finance Suite Dissertation Internship
MSc in Entrepreneurship and Management Dissertation Internship Entrepreneurial Project
MSc in Strategic Retailing Dissertation Internship Entrepreneurial retail start-up

Other events

The week will include other interactive and live sessions including:

  • Getting started on your MSc
  • Careers: how to get your ideal job
  • Meet your classmates
  • Be the Change

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 experiences, enriches 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
  • Global Networking
  • Getting Involved
  • Climate Literacy Training
  • MSc Consulting Project
  • Community Challenge

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 Office 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.

A young woman standing in front of a wood-clad wall smiling while looking upwards into the middle distance.

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.

Careers Boot Camp 12 and 13 September 2023 (online)

All School of Management MSc students have timetabled careers workshops which start in week 1 (October 2023). These prepare you for job search and applications in the UK and globally. We have a range of online resources, and you will also discuss your career goals and applications with your careers advisor.

As well as this support, we also offer a two day Careers Boot Camp before your course starts. This is because some graduate opportunities open in Autumn 2023, to select candidates for graduate programmes that start in September 2024. These companies recruit on a rolling basis, which means they process applications immediately, rather than wait for a deadline.

Applying early in the semester can therefore increase your chances of success. It is particularly important to apply early for opportunities in finance, banking, consulting, technology and with the Big 4 Professional Services companies (PwC, KPMG, EY and Deloitte).

Please contact careers for more information Email

Careers timeline

Semester one

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

  • Internship and job search in the UK and internationally
  • 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 (week commencing 16 October)

Inter-semester break (29 January 2024 - 2 February 2024)

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 (starts 5 February 2024)

Support with applications continues for roles in the UK and globally. In Semester two students on most courses will engage with companies. You’ll be able to hear how what you are learning in the classroom is put into practice in the world of work. We also run some optional, team consulting projects with start ups and local organisations.

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

Plan your arrival

Share your experiences

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

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