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ASc in Business Management

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Enhance your knowledge base and required skills to pursue a career in business and management with the Associate of Science Degree in Business Management (ASc BUMA). Students pursue a mix of courses in a broad range of areas designed to provide them with a foundation in management principles and functional skills to enhance efficiency and advance organizational goals.

Graduates who meet minimum GPA requirements will be eligible for entry to Level 2 of the relevant BSc programme at UWI.


Who is this programme for?

The ASc BUMA programme is specifically designed for middle managers, office professionals and persons interested in formalizing their skills in management.


Programme Structure

The associate degree programmes are delivered using a mixed-mode format. Courses are delivered  using online or blended approaches. Students must have access to a computer and Internet access. Online orientation is conducted before the start of the programme.

Students complete a total of 60 credits normally equivalent to 20 courses. Students explore general education and core courses in a number of areas including:

  • Statistics
  • Management
  • Business Law
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Introductory Foreign Language


When will the programme start?

The programme starts in August of the academic year


Entry Requirements

Applicants should meet lower level matriculation requirements which include:

1.    Holders of five (5) CXC 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 on the basis of their overall academic and professional attainments.
3.    Holders of the approved certificates from the School of Continuing Studies, UWI with an acceptable pass in English Language


Academic Preparation

Prior to the start of the programme all new participants must take part in an orientation programme held in August of an academic year.  This orientation introduces learners to online study and prepares them for the demands of a UWI Open Campus Associate Degree programme.

OOL1001 Orientation to Online Learning  
IYMS1001 Improving your Math Skills

Dear Students,

Kindly note that MGMT1914 Industrial Relations Management will no longer be offered in semester 2, January 2019, but will now be offered in summer, May 2019.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused as a result of this change.

Ms. Kathyann Lashley
Programme Manager
BSc Political Science, BSc Political Science with Minor in Economics and BSc Economics programmes
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Course of Study
Level 1 
Introductory Spanish
Foundations of Caribbean Environment
Introduction to Computers
Caribbean Civilisation
Introductory Statistics
Mathematics for Social Sciences I
English for Academic Purposes
Level 1 Electives 
Elements of Banking and Finance
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Microeconomics
Level 2 
Foundations of Financial Management
Small Business Management
Fundamentals of Marketing
Foundations of Caribbean Environment
Human Resource Management
Fundamentals of Organizational Behaviour
Business & Commercial Law
Business Ethics
Principles of Management
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Cost and Management Accounting
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Level 2 Electives 
Project Cycle Management
Industrial Relations Management
Fundamentals of Management Informations Systems