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Bachelor of Science

BSc International Strategic 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 how international corporations are shaping the future from business professionals with real world experience and expertise with our BSc International Strategic Business Management.

Starting with the solid foundations of business management, this course looks at specialist concepts and real world applications of international management and strategy through critical analysis, problem solving, team building and entrepreneurship to deliver a degree focused entirely on improving your career prospects.

By choosing the BSc International Strategic Business and Management degree, you will gain a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of strategic business management with an international context. This opens up opportunities for employment in a variety of career destinations.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

A Level: BBC
UCAS Tariff Points*: 112

*From three A Levels or equivalent

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

Requirements for the Foundation Year differ from those listed.

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Entry requirements

Next start date

September 2024

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UCAS code:

N13N - Foundation Year (4 year)

N12N - Foundation Year and Placement Year (5 year)

NN12 - Full-time (3 year)

NN21 - Placement Year (4 year)


Institution code: L17

Short name: LAW

We've been awarded an overall Silver rating, with a Gold rating for Student Experience and Silver rating for the Student Outcomes in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for 2023.

We have an overall 5 Star rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness.

Ranked Top 20 amongst English universities in the 2023 National Student Survey.

Course Details

BSc (Hons) International Strategic Business Management

The BSc (Hons) International Strategic Business Management degree course is aimed at students who have an interest in developing knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of international business management and in particular, who are looking to pursue an international career in business management or strategy.

Year One of the course will provide students with a clear understanding of the foundations of business. In Years Two and Three we explore the more specialist concepts and applications of strategic business management in today’s complex international business environment. Throughout the course you’ll get to develop key employability skills such as research, presentation, critical analysis, problem solving, teamwork and entrepreneurship.

Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and professional skills required to add immediate value to any business organisation. Alternatively, if you are interested in continuing your studies in this area further, we provide the followings postgraduate courses:

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.

Visit our Undergraduate Placement Year page for more details. 

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 from our three year degrees. For full details, check our Entry Requirements page.

David Reilly, Business School faculty

Meet Your Faculty

David is a strategy trainer, lecturer, and entrepreneur. His passion is bringing together diverse people, new thinking and technology to inspire students and business leaders. He is Tech Innovation columnist in Pharma and Healthcare Tech and is an adviser to startups in the NHS Clinical Entrepreneurs Program.

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Course Structure

Semester 1

  • Communication Skills
  • Digital and Research Skills
  • Sustainability and Society

Semester 2

  • Foundation Year Project
  • Core Concepts of Business

Choose one*:

  • Core Concepts of Computer Science
  • Core Concepts of Criminology and Policing
  • Core Concepts of Law
  • Core Concepts of Psychology

*Options available are indicative and available subject to numbers and the campus chosen. Students will also complete the Shaping Skills for Success programme.

  • Essentials of Management
  • Academic and Employability Skills
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Managing and Leading People
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  • Economics for Business
  • Strategic Brand Management and Social Media
  • International Human Resources Management
  • Marketing and Sales in a Digital World

Students have the option to undertake a paid Placement Year with a business employer

  • Global Leadership and Change Management
  • International Strategic Management
  • Creativity Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Commercial Law
  • Cases in International Strategy
  • International Business and Global Trade
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Placement Year

Our optional placement year for undergraduate students is a great opportunity to apply your knowledge in a real-world context.

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Course Start Dates

  • BSc (Hons) International Strategic Business Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, London Bloomsbury and Manchester
  • BSc (Hons) International Strategic Business Management with Foundation Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, London Bloomsbury and Manchester

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Course requirements

The course demands show you the requirements, prior knowledge and commitments our course will involve.

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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 reports, in-class group presentations, group projects and exams.


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


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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UK - £9,250 per year

International (London) - £17,550 per year

International (non-London) - £16,700 per year

Fees are locked for future study years i.e. the student will pay the same price each year.

Please note the fee for the Placement Year is 20% of the usual tuition fee i.e. £1,850 (UK Students), £3,510 (International Students – London), and £3,340 (International Students – non-London).


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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