International Business Management (Placement Year) at University of Worcester - UCAS

Course summary

Why this course? Start your successful career in business with us. In your first year, you will gain knowledge and skills in marketing, digital business, data-driven decision-making, and finance, as well as gaining insights into your own personal effectiveness and emotional intelligence. In your second and third years, you will learn about international business strategy and intercultural perspectives, and the opportunity to choose from a range of specialist business modules to make your course your own. You will spend a year abroad in either study or work placement. You have the option to study at one of our partner universities in Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand or the USA. Our diverse mix of specialist modules enables us to offer a choice in assessment methods including presentations, digital artefacts, portfolios and business reports ensuring a real-world insight into being in the workplace. Throughout your time with us, you will work with our close-knit community of experienced and enthusiastic academics and practitioners to help you thrive. You will also have your own Personal Academic Tutor who will stay with you throughout your journey to support your progression, development, and student experience. Sustainability promise We are proud to ensure sustainability is at the heart of what we teach - all our modules are mapped against the Sustainable Development Goals. We are in the Top 10 for embedding sustainability into our teaching (SDG Teach In Leaderboard, SOS-UK, 2023). Future employment Your business career is supported by our dedicated colleagues who will work closely with you to ensure your success. You can optimise your employability through various types/lengths of paid placements and other opportunities to work with the vast range of local SMEs or large national enterprises. We have excellent employment prospects, being 2nd in the country (excluding specialist institutions) for sustained employment, further study or both, 5 years after graduation (Longitudinal Educational Outcomes Survey, 2023). Added benefits:

  • Opportunities to compete for funding to start your own business through our renowned BOSS Competition
  • Experience international cultures and develop a global mind-set through options to work and study abroad.
Why University of Worcester? Worcester is a safe, historic, and vibrant city. Ideally located near Birmingham, Coventry, Cheltenham and the beautiful Malvern Hills, and less than an hour away from the historic Cotswolds towns and villages, Worcester provides easy access to employment opportunities and enriching student experiences. The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level. The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all:
  • Shortlisted for Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2019 and 2020
  • Top 5 in the UK for Quality Education in Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • Winner of Achieving Equality Through Diversity and Inclusion (Purpose Coalition Breaking Down Barriers Award) in 2024
Come and see us at an Open Day, and explore the campus, meet our lecturers and talk to current students. Book your place at Modules and assessment methods To find out more about the modules you'll study and our approach to assessment, teaching and contact time, please scroll down and select 'Visit our course page'.


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Assessment method

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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 4

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Qualification requirements

The University of Worcester accepts all qualifications within the Tariff, and normally looks for the equivalent of 3 A levels. More information can be found at

Fees and funding

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International Business Management (Placement Year) at University of Worcester - UCAS