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 the ways that international corporations are shaping the future from business professionals with real world experience and expertise.

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.

Students will also have an opportunity to qualify for the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership (5D1V2) or the Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management (5C1V2) dependent on successful completion of relevant modules.

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

Next start date

September 2022

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UCAS

UCAS code:

N13N - Foundation Year (4 year)

N12N - Foundation Year and Placement Year (5 year)

NN12 - Full-time, September 2022 intake (3 year)

NN21 - Placement Year, September 2022 intake (4 year)

 

Institution code: L17

Short name: LAW

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.

Students can choose to attend our International Leadership Summer School in Berlin at the end of the second year to boost leadership skills and sample Berlin.

We have been ranked first amongst universities for overall student satisfaction in England in the 2020 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, team work 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:

  • MSc Strategic Business Management
  • MSc Project Management

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.

See Placement Year FAQs for further 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 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 Employability Skills
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Managing and Leading People
  • Ethics and Law in the Gig Economy
  • 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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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 Strategic Business Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Nottingham
  • BSc (Hons) International Strategic Business Management with Foundation Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury, Manchester and Nottingham

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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.

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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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2021 Fees:

UK students: £9,250
International students: £14,150

 

2022/2023 Fees:

UK students: £9,250 per annum
International students: £14,750 per annum (London), £13,750 per annum (non-London)

 

Please note the fee for the Placement Year is 20% of the usual tuition fee i.e. £1,850 (Home) and £2,950 (INT - London), £2,750 (INT - non London).

Fees are locked for future study years.

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

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

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