Bachelor of Science

BSc International Business Management

Want to do business on an international scale?

Understanding how to succeed and thrive in global business has never been more important. Learn the ways that international corporations are shaping the future from business professionals with real world experience and expertise. Through a combination of international work placements and projects in addition to class-based learning, get an undergraduate degree designed to boost your employability.

 Practical courses delivered by experienced teachers and specialists with industry expertise
 Focused learning - smaller class sizes mean friendly, personalised teaching, greater interaction and that your views will be heard
 Study at a truly international Business School with sites across the UK, in Germany and Hong Kong plus with CampuSwitch you can move between our campuses globally and online to suit your situation
 Free Master's offer - qualify for a Master's worth up to £17,000 upon course completion
 Check out how we can support your fees through scholarships and bursaries


Optional Placement Year

New from September 2021 – our Placement Year provides the opportunity to spend an academic year working for an employer to gain vital experience to boost your employability. With the supervision and support of our academics, a Placement Year gives you the chance to gain real world experience, develop leadership skills, and take a significant first step into the highly competitive business world.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

A Level grades BBC

GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English, or equivalent

Requirements for the Foundation Year differ from those listed.

Full requirements


Leeds and London Bloomsbury

Next start date

September 2021

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UCAS code

N1N1 (Full-time 3 year)

N11N (Foundation 4 year)


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On successful completion of an undergraduate degree our Business School students can progress onto a business Master's with us for free. T&C's apply.

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

Commercially experienced tutors teach the latest business skills in workshop style sessions, more aligned to working in business than a crowded lecture hall.

Course Details

BSc (Hons) International Business Management

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.

We’ve developed this course so that you spend your first year covering the essential areas of business management. You’ll then study a management discipline in your second year that you’ve developed an interest in during your first year in greater depth. As you move into your third year you’ll be able to put into practice what you’ve learnt while you work internationally at one of our partner institutions. Our mission is to ensure that you’ll have a variety of career options available to you within international business management when you finish the course. As a result of your international work experience, you’ll be able to demonstrate both your knowledge and experience – a great addition to your CV and applications.

Placement Year

Our degrees are built around preparing you for the workplace and with that in mind, we encourage students to select the option to undertake a placement year.

Taking place in the 3rd year of a 4-year degree, you’ll have the opportunity to find paid work, putting the learning of your first 2 years into practice to develop and enhance real world skills to launch your career.

So how does it work?
Whilst you will be responsible for finding your own placement, our dedicated Business Employability Team will be on hand to support you through the process. The hours per week that you work will be determined by your placement organisation, however, expect it to be between 18 hours and 35 hours per week for a minimum of 30 weeks. If you’re not successful in securing a placement then not to worry - you’ll simply transfer to a non-placement version of your course. There is no assessment connected to the placement year, though you will be required to deliver a presentation summarising your learning and experience.

Our placement year courses are open to everyone including international students, who can contact our International office for specific advice and guidance.

Foundation Year

You can choose to take an additional Foundation Year before you start this course. This introductory year focuses on developing the key skills required to study at degree level and covers the same modules across all business and law courses. The modules covered will initially enhance your communications skills, digital and information literacy, and ability to think critically. In addition, modules covering the Foundations of Business Management, Law, and Social Sciences will not only support your progression onto your business degree, but also give you an introduction to other disciplines. You then have the added flexibility of switching your degree programme if another discipline captures your interest, subject to availability and entry requirements.

Entry requirements for the Foundation Year are different than for our three year degrees. For full details, check our Entry Requirements page.

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Whether it’s face to face or online, our law and business programmes will always be available to you whatever you choose. That’s our guarantee.

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Course Structure

  • Citizenship
  • Academic and Report Writing
  • Numeracy Skills in Context
  • Foundations of Business Management
  • Foundations of Law
  • Foundations of Social Sciences
  • Essentials of Management
  • Academic and Professional Skills
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Accounting and Finance
  • International Business Environment
  • Managing and Leading People

Compulsory modules

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

Elective modules (choose two)

  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Communications in a Digital World
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Personal Finance
  • International Work Internship
  • Sector Project
  • Dissertation
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Get a free Master’s

Our Business School students have the chance to take a free business Master’s course on successful completion of their undergraduate degree.

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Course Start Dates

  • BSc (Hons) International Business Management
    • Full-time: Leeds and London Bloomsbury
  • BSc (Hons) International Business Management with Foundation Year
    • Full-time: Leeds and London Bloomsbury
  • BSc (Hons) International Business Management
    • Full-time: London Bloomsbury
  • BSc (Hons) International Business Management
    • Full-time: Leeds and London Bloomsbury
  • BSc (Hons) International Business Management with Foundation Year
    • Full-time: Leeds

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Course Information


To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdowns.



Assessments may consist of individual in-class tests, individual reports, in-class group presentations, group projects and exams.


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This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

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Employability We Set You Up For Success

We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying


Applications for all our undergraduate Business courses are now open.

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Jan 2021 fees:

London Bloomsbury on-campus
UK/EU students per year: £9,250
International students per year: £13,750

Berlin on-campus
€12,000 (UK/EU/International)

If you need to fund your studies with a student loan you can apply via Student Finance.

September 2021 fees:

UK on-campus
UK/EU students per year: £9,250
International students per year: £14,150

Berlin on-campus
€12,000 (UK/EU/International)

If you need to fund your studies with a student loan you can apply via Student Finance.



We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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