Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Open University Validating Partnership

Global Management and International Business

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Course summary

BA Hons Global Management and International Business A distinctive feature of this Programme is its global approach mixed with an Italian perspective, both in terms of local case study analysis and market excellences taken into account. With a clear and specific attitude towards knowledge that evaluates the importance of the human factor in every single aspect of management (from HR to strategy, from organisational behaviour to marketing), the BA Hons Global Management and International Business offers future professionals for competitive global markets, that know how to embrace change and uncertainty in order to innovate. Its particular links with globalisation as well as the Italian context, and a problem-based approach through the use of innovative real life scenarios as teaching and learning method, gives the programme a strong identity that differs it from other UK and international programmes. The key objectives are to: *bring together management and leadership theories, practices and values, so that you fully understand business in a global perspective. *provide you with essential transferable skills such as independent critical, creative and strategic thinking, confident decision-making and analytical skills, while developing your abilities to apply knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex global issues to improve management and leadership practices. *prepare you and your peers to become effective global managers and leaders who are successful learners, confident individuals and responsible global citizens. Why study BA Hons International Business with us? The Programme’s philosophy is to bring together management and leadership theories, practices and values, in order to fully understand business in a global perspective. We aim to prepare individuals to become effective global managers and leaders who are successful lifelong learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. The programme of study involves: 1. The progressive study of managerial organisation and its global environment. 2. Preparing students for a career in global business, with a clear understanding of the systemic links between different managerial, economics and financial subjects that interrelate in the global context. 3. Development of the abilities to apply knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex global issues to improve management and leadership practices. 4. Enhancing student’s reflection and critical learning on the practice of holistic leadership and management. 5. Engagement of students and staff in innovative learning and teaching strategies, that positively evaluate critical analysis of real work-based cases, PBL approaches, student-led activities, in order to enhance students’ personal and employability skills.

Course details


Level 1 Compulsory: Global Perspectives & Entrepreneurship; Quantitative Business Analysis; Economics for Global Business; Principles of Business Law; Personal Development Planning I; Global Management; Financial Accounting; Principles of Marketing. Level 2 Compulsory: Quantitative Research Methods; Organisational Business & Creativity; Applied Buyer Behaviour in the Global Context; Principles of Financial Management; Global Business Planning; Corporate Responsibility & Ethics; International Tax Law; Strategic Management. Optional: Management of Global Trade Distribution; Personal Development Planning II; Contemporary Global Management; Quantitative Analysis for Finance; History of Economic Thought. Level 3 Compulsory: Knowledge Management in a Global Perspective; Sustainability Leadership; Market and Institutions; Strategic Marketing Management; Strategic Analysis; Managing the Global Challenge; Dissertation.

Assessment method

During your studies, you will get the chance to use a variety of assessment methods, designed to maximise your understanding of a topic and its practical uses. At the Faculty of Business and Management, we believe that the learning experience should be personalised, and facilitated by personal tutoring and support. So, you will benefit from our Personal Tutoring Scheme, which assigns you a Personal Tutor at the beginning of your studies, to help you in adjusting to your new academic life, or with any difficulties you may encounter in your learning journey. Assessment is designed to facilitate and support learning in practice, not simply mere knowledge. This means you should be asked to submit an essay, or give an oral presentation, or work in teams to present in a student-led seminar your solutions to a real business problem.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Open University Validation Services

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 85 points
A level CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 20 credits P: 15 credits
Scottish Higher CCCCCC
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSE/IGCSE at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6

or equivalent

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8500 Year 1
International £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Every year NCIUL releases a number of Funding and Bursaries that are intended to reward highly motivated students as well as support those who might face any financial hardship. Visit for more detailed information.
Global Management and International Business at NCIUL - UCAS