The University of Law

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Business Management with Foundation Year

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Course summary

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The BSc International Business is aimed at students who have an interest in developing knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of business and management, and in particular, who are looking to pursue a career internationally in business management. The degree programme is designed so that the Foundation Year provides an underpinning year, incorporating both academic and work/professional related learning, for applicants needing to improve their knowledge and understanding of business and its related skills. The year provides students with knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of business management along with the necessary skills needed to participate in the undergraduate business programmes at levels 4, 5 and 6. The Foundation Year seeks to develop numeracy skills with the aim to develop students’ business mathematical knowledge and skills in a way which encourages confidence and appreciation of mathematics as a subject and provides students with the mathematical background necessary for business studies at undergraduate level. The Foundation Year also offers a literacy skills module that is designed to support students entering Higher Education at Level 3 wishing to progress to a bachelors in business. The programme provides the intellectual underpinnings required for a career in a rapidly changing work environment, a rigorous approach to self-awareness and personal development and a significant exposure to the world of work and its current demands through work experience opportunities. Through the learning experiences offered, and the skills and competences gained, students will understand effective managerial behaviour developed in today’s complex organizations and turbulent business environments. Students will have an opportunity to qualify for the CMI Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership. This is a good opportunity to develop the skills that are required to become ready for the workplace, while gaining a formal qualification and building a skills portfolio that you can show future employers. The emphasis in the course design has been to provide this strong business degree with a focus on employability. The course offers an excellent grounding in knowledge of the key aspects of business management that are covered by a range of modules from the Management subject area. In turn, the degree seeks to inculcate in students many of the skills and competences in research, presentation, critical analysis, problem solving, team building and entrepreneurship, which all together should be helpful for future employment opportunities.

Course details

Modules

Students will study for four years with two semesters in each year. In the Foundation Year, students will take 3 modules in each semester, giving a total of 120 credits per year. In Years 1 and 2, students will study three modules in each semester, making a total of 120 credits per year. In Year 3 students will study one 40 credit module over 2 semesters and another 2 modules in each semester. Students may take an internship in the summer break before they enter their final year.

Assessment method

Assessment is designed to meet the programme and module learning outcomes both academically and professionally in formative form including the preparation and feedback from seminars, workshops, tests and presentations, as well as in summative assessment that contributes to the grade, including assignment, group work/studies, project and exam. In particular, as is usual in the sector, this programme involve a considerable amount of group work and group assessment, i.e., as much as 25% of the assessment takes this form.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition we require applicants to hold 5 GCSEs at A-C including English, and Grade D or above in Maths or equivalent qualifications.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
PTE Academic54Pearsons (academic) score of 54 with no one component below 51

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £13750* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Our course fees also include all textbooks and materials. Please see the following link for further information - https://www.law.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course-fees-and-funding/
International Business Management with Foundation Year at The University of Law - UCAS