London Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Business Management

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Course summary

Why study this course? One university course. Global career options. Our International Business Management degree trains you in intelligent leadership, ethical thought and offers the chance for accredited work experience via our specialist Placement and Employability Unit to give you the skills and knowledge for a job in the world of international management. In addition to your degree you will gain the highly sought after and widely recognised CMI Level 6 Diploma in Management and Leadership. This course received a 93% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2020. More about this course Designed in conjunction with leading industry professionals, you’ll gain insight into current business practice and the latest international ideas. Psychology, IT analysis, strategy and leadership training enable you use academic theory to solve real-world business problems. Our lecturers have professional consulting experience in improving company competitiveness, productivity and bi-lingual business psychology, an ideal combination to help you sharpen business relations over international borders. Taking you through the entire business management process from conceptualisation to final evaluation, you’ll be well grounded in the day-to-day running of the organisations you want to work for. Course highlights include short-term and long-term accredited work placements as well the opportunity to study abroad. Our specialised Employability and Placements Unit will help you apply for roles in a variety of organisations, while leading universities invite you to study with them in France, Sweden and the Netherlands where everything will be taught in English. Through personal development planning, international experience and growing business contacts, your CV will demonstrate an important professional edge before you’ve even graduated. Strategic thought, practical work experience and the chance to study abroad. Learn international business management with London Metropolitan University, and launch your career from the world’s global city to international markets and beyond. What our students say “London Met has helped and supported me even when I was busy running two companies. Without the help of my Personal Academic Advisor, Etienne Bresch and others I would not have been able to complete the course, so I would like to thank everybody for never-ending support throughout my studies.” Graduate Ondrej Mrklas, now Company Director at Czech Industry Company “The location of the university for this course is amazing. The business management staff are friendly, warm and helpful. They always find a way to encourage and motivate me. I have greatly enjoyed my time and would do it again in a heartbeat.” National Student Survey

Course details


Example Year 1 modules include: Digital Business Management and Emerging Technology (core, 15 credits); Financial Accounting (core, 15 credits); Learning Through Organisations (core, 15 credits); Managing People in Organisations (core, 15 credits); Principles of Management (core, 15 credits); Principles of Marketing (core, 15 credits); Understanding and Managing Data (core, 15 credits); Understanding the Business and Economic Environment (core, 15 credits). Example Year 2 modules include: Business Research Methods (core, 30 credits); International Business (core, 15 credits); Transnational Business Management (core, 30 credits); Creating a Winning Business 1 (alternative core, 15 credits); Learning through Work (alternative core, 15 credits); Digital Marketing (option, 15 credits); People Management and Performance in Contemporary Organisations (option, 15 credits); Politics of the Middle East (option, 15 credits); The Politics of the European Union (option, 15 credits). Example Year 3 modules include: Business without Frontiers (core, 15 credits); Management Dissertation (core, 30 credits); Organising and Managing Across Cultures (core, 15 credits); Strategy: Choices and Change (core, 30 credits); Achieve Your Potential (alternative core, 15 credits); Business Writing and Communication (option, 15 credits); Economics of Multinational Business (option, 15 credits); International Trade and Finance (option, 15 credits); Managing Corporate Reputation (option, 15 credits); Professional Experience Year Placement (option, 30 credits); Project Management (option, 15 credits); Quantitative Data Analysis (option, 15 credits).

Assessment method

You’ll develop your learning through a variety of activities including interactive group sessions, workshops and assessments. The focus will be on industry projects, case studies, executive summary reports, computer-based projects, group presentations, scenario simulations and seen/unseen examinations. This variety enables you to demonstrate all your strengths and abilities for international business management.

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:

  • Year 1

International applicants

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English Language and Maths GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent). We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13200 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 £13200 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are for the 2021/22 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
International Business Management at London Metropolitan University - UCAS