International Business

BSc (Hons) International Business Management 

Award BSc (Hons)
UCAS Code N1N1 - 3 Year Course

N11N - 4 Year Course
Locations London Bloomsbury or Leeds (with international work experience in Year 3)
Duration 3 Years (full-time) / 4 Years (full-time with foundation year)
Next Start September 2020
Course Fees £9,250 (UK/EU) / £13,750 per annum (International)

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This course is designed for students looking to pursue a career in international business, with an interest in developing a knowledge and understanding of key aspects of business management. 

After covering the essential areas of business management during your first year, you’ll then be able to study a management discipline in greater depth in year 2.

In your final year, you’ll be able to put into practice what you’ve learnt in year 2 where you’ll work internationally at one of our partner institutions.

After graduating you’ll have a variety of career options available to you within international business management.  As a result of your international work experience, you’ll be able to demonstrate both your knowledge and experience.

You may also consider furthering your studies with one of the following postgraduate options: Masters of Business Administration (MBA), MSc in Strategic Business Management or Chartered Management Institute’s postgraduate qualifications.

We have successfully accredited this programme with a professionally-recognised Chartered Management Institute qualification. Upon graduation, you will also receive the CMI Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership.  You’ll automatically become a member of the CMI for the duration of your course and one year after providing you with access to a wealth of resources and employability events

With Foundation Year (four years)

This four year courses incorporates a Foundation Year to prepare you for undergraduate study, by developing your business knowledge and study skills. You will also develop skills in: research, presentation, critical analysis, problem solving, team building and entrepreneurship.

Course Dates

Business School Open Days

Come and meet us at one of our open days or at a number of our business experience events where you can take advantage of our excellent connections with the business world.

Free Masters Offer

We are delighted to offer our existing and future Business School students the opportunity to undertake a business Masters course on successful completion of their undergradute degree at no additional cost. This is truly unique, we are the first and only university in the UK to offer a free masters course based on your progression. It is our commitment to ensuring that we equip our students to take on the challenges of an increasingly competitive business world. For more information, please visit our Free Masters Offer page.


COURSE CONTENT

All modules carry 20 credits, apart from the Sector Internship / Sector Project which each carry 60 credits.

The programmes have a mix of common and specialist modules, with all first year modules being common across all programmes.

 FOUNDATION MODULES 

- Introduction to Finance

- Introduction to Marketing

- Introduction to Human Resource Management

- Introduction to Management

- Numeracy Skills for Business

- Academic and Report Writing

 

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Foundation Year Modules

Introduction to Finance

The module gives you a basic understanding of a wide range of important financial accounting, financial management, and management accounting techniques that are relevant to businesses in today's competitive financial environment.

You will examine fundamental finance concepts and learn how to analyse and use published financial statements, giving you a basis for the Year 1 accounting and finance module.

Introduction to Marketing

You will explore the importance of marketing and its key concepts with this module, learning about how the practice of marketing influences competitiveness through the use of marketing principles and techniques. You will also learn how to analyse situations to meet organisational and marketing objectives.

The module explores the influence of the customer, the importance of market research, and the need for an integrated marketing mix to achieve marketing objectives.

More technical topics such as segmentation, targeting and positioning, strategic planning, and the application of marketing tools will also be explored along with the importance of a strong brand and a unique product offering. 

Introduction to Human Resource Management

The module gives you a good grounding in human resource management and its role in organisations. It introduces key practices and policies used in the management of people, including staff selection, performance management, and rewards and compensation.

The module will explore the main theories and concepts of human resource management, as well as examining how it can affect issues such as performance, leadership, and motivation. You will also learn about organisational structures and organisational change.

Introduction to Management

With this module, you will gain a foundation in management and will understand the issues faced by contemporary business organisations. It addresses important theories of management, the management process, and how it is affected by different contexts, cultures, and settings.

The module sets the scene for later modules in the management subject area; providing a strong foundation while covering the complexities and risks involved in management practice.

Numeracy Skills for Business

This module focuses on basic numeracy skills to develop your business mathematical knowledge, encouraging your confidence and appreciation of the subject. It will help you acquire a range of mathematical skills, particularly those that can be applied in the context of business environments.

It also enables you to analyse problems logically, recognise when and how a situation may be represented mathematically, and select an appropriate method to solve the problem. This module provides you with the mathematical knowledge necessary for business studies at undergraduate level.

Academic and Report Writing

This is a basic literacy skills module, designed to prepare you for academic study as well as enabling you to develop the skills that employers value in graduates.

 YEAR 1 MODULES 

- Essentials of Management

- Academic and Professional Studies

- Principles of Marketing

- Accounting and Finance

- International Business Environment

- Managing and Leading People

 

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Year One Modules

Essentials of Management

This module provides students with a foundation in the nature of management and key management issues in contemporary business organisations. It brings together important aspects of management and organisation theory, as well as giving students an understanding of process and how it is affected by the dynamic nature of the modern world.

Topics include planning, decision-making, organising, control, and innovation. Different contexts, cultures, and settings of management are also explored.

Academic and Professional Studies

This module prepares students for academic life, establishing an ethos of continuous personal and professional development to help them with their studies and career prospects. The module establishes the foundations for the skills required for successful university study and develops employability skills.

The principle focus is on identifying each student’s strengths and weaknesses by early diagnostic testing and helping them improve.

Principles of Marketing

Principles of Marketing gives an introduction to key marketing concepts, including segmentation, targeting and positioning, marketing research, and the application of marketing to the service and non-profit sectors.

At the heart of this module is the view that the customer is central to all marketing activities and the key to retaining customer loyalty is to add value to the product, brand or service offering.

After taking this module, students will understand why relationship marketing is crucial to the success of the organisation and see the relevance of the internal market in ensuring service quality. They will also learn how other stakeholders in the business environment can contribute to the success of the organisation.

Accounting and Finance

This module takes a critical stance in examining accounting and finance, giving students a broad understanding of the most important techniques and concepts relating to financial accounting and management.

The module examines fundamental accounting concepts and shows students how to analyse financial statements of companies, as well as key areas such as capital budgeting (investment), financing (capital structure), and pay out (shareholder compensation). 

International Business Environment

This module builds on the earlier concepts covered in Essentials of Management. It examines the key factors of international business, focusing on the most important areas for strategic choices in order to move forward.

Students consider three levels: the internal environment, the external environment, and the global context of business and organisational life. It also covers some basic economics important for managers.

Managing and Leading People

In this module, students are given a sound introduction to people management across the employment cycle. Students are encouraged to consider how managers can become effective leaders through motivation and shared vision, rather than control and rules.

The module focuses on leadership, analysing how international awareness, cultural factors, ethics, and some elements of human resource management can be applied.

 YEAR 2 MODULES 

Compulsory

  • Economics and Global Trade
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Corporate Responsibility in a Global Context
  • Leading Change

Additional (choose two from):

  • International Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Communication in a Digital World
  • Personal Finance

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Year Two Modules

Economics and Global Trade

This module provides an introduction to the key concepts of economics including supply and demand, market structures, policies, banking and interest rates. Students will learn about trade theories and will be able to apply these to relevant examples.

After completing this module students will be able to explain the key economic concepts, apply these theories in context, describe the impact of a range of government decisions on the economy, and discuss the phenomena of global interdependence and international trade, along with their impact on organisations. You will be able to identify trends in the economy and how they affect business planning and decision making. In addition, you will be able to describe the impacts of a range of government decisions on the economy.

 YEAR 3 MODULES 

Compulsory

- International Work Internship

 

 

 

Additional (Choose One)

- Sector Specific Project

- Dissertation

 

 

 

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International Work Internship

The international internship gives students the opportunity to work in a business environment at an organisation in  Berlin, supported by a nominated member of staff from the internship organisation and by a tutor from the University. Students will be further supported by the University’s extensive online resources that are specifically devoted to work experience.  Students will also produce a business report and a reflective journal as part of this module.

 


How Will You Learn?

All of our undergraduate degree programmes are full time and available at our London Bloomsbury campus. In addition, many of our courses are now also offered at Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester.

 

ON CAMPUS STUDY
This course is delivered in an interactive way, with learning taking place both in and outside the classroom environment.

In the Years 1 and 2, four contact hours per module per week are split between two 2 hour small workshops, so as to promote group interaction and facilitate personal support.

In the final year, three contact hours per module per week are split between an hour lecture and a 2 hour small workshop.

This means students should expect 12 hours of overall contact time per week in the Year 1 and Year 2, and 9 hours of overall contact time per week in Year 3.

Face-to-face learning is supported by online resources, including the Financial Times, case studies, simulations, learning videos, reading materials, online testing, and feedback. Students will receive their core textbooks free of charge.

In addition, all the University of Law Business School's programmes are supported by our Virtual Learning Environment: Elite. This is the first point of call for academic information, such as details of assessments, lecture sequences and online copies of all study materials.

Students also have access to our online library facilities and learning resources from the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Financial Times. These resources provide a range of professional and business based materials that represent the latest market trends, with sector-based articles and analysis reports.

The programme involves a considerable amount of group work and group assessment, and up to 25% of the assessment takes this form. The assessments are designed to meet the learning outcomes both academically and professionally. This involves seminars, workshops, tests, presentations, assignments, and exams.

 

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