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Why study international strategic business management?

If you’re interested in working for an organisation which operates around the world then studying international strategic business management might just be the perfect launch pad for your career. But what precisely is international strategic business management? What does a degree in this area cover? What are the benefits of the course? Read on to find out.

By Grant Longstaff. Published 22 August 2023.

What is international strategic business management?

It may sound like a mouthful, but the reality is much simpler. Essentially, international strategic business management encompasses the comprehensive theory and practice of business operation and applies it on a global scale. A degree in this area provides you with knowledge and expertise in a wide range of business areas. Upon completion of the course, you’ll have developed a range of skills to help you either work overseas or for a company conducting business around the world.

What are the advantages of studying international strategic business management?

A better understanding of global markets

Global trade and international business operations are growing faster than ever. Consequently, there is more demand for employees to have the right knowledge and skillset to navigate the various challenges which come with operating across more than one country. You’ll discover the importance of foreign policy and how this can affect business operations.

Furthermore, the landscape of international business is constantly changing. By studying how international companies conduct business you’ll be in a better position to interpret these developments and make the changes necessary to succeed. You’ll also develop a keen eye for recognising marketing trends which may keep your company ahead of the curve. These skills are desired more and more by employers operating internationally.

Countless career options

As a result of worldwide trade being such an extensive and ever-growing field, the job opportunities open to international strategic business management graduates are huge. If you choose to study such a degree you may work within finance, accounting, advertising, marketing, sales, supply chain management, recruitment, or HR, to name a few. Take a look at our Career Finder pages to explore potential roles in international business.

It's not only the job roles that are diverse. The industries you would work in are wide ranging too. You could work in banking, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, law, tech, global fashion, game design, and many more. Also, if you’re open to the possibility of relocating and like the idea of working in another country, you could explore business roles anywhere in the world.

Develop key skills

As with any business degree, you’ll acquire many essential workplace skills. You’ll enhance your written and communication skills, develop skills in leadership and project management, and hone your decision making and critical analysis abilities. However, those modules which scrutinise the international aspects of conducting business will help you stand out from other candidates. You’ll have the chance to develop knowledge of global trade, international HR management and digital marketing – essential business skills for successful global operations.

What’s more, if you choose to study our BSc in International Strategic Business Management, you have the option to study modules on law, such as Contract Law and International Commercial Law. These could provide another unique talent to brag about to potential employers.

Should I study for a master’s after my degree?

After completing your undergraduate degree, you will have gained the necessary skills and knowledge to find employment within the business sector, so there may not be any need to complete further study. Our Business Employability Service is there to help you find the perfect role. However, some people choose to continue their studies and take a master’s degree. Often, a master’s course provides learners the chance to further develop a key component of their learning. Look at our range of postgraduate business courses to explore your future options.   

If you want a diverse business career, then studying international strategic business development could be perfect for you. Ultimately, if you can name an international company, chances are there’s a business role within it for you. From Amazon to Zoom, Australia to Zurich. The world is your oyster.


Find out more about our BSc in International Strategic Business Management and enrol today.