The International Business BSc is a highly relevant course in today’s commercial climate. It covers the fundamentals of national and international market economies and looks at the many forces that shape the operating environments of organisations worldwide. The emphasis of this degree is on the challenges created by globalisation, challenges which are particularly relevant to multinational enterprises (MNEs) as they account for over fifty percent of global output. A deeper understanding of the commercial power of MNEs is key to understanding how and why companies expand in an increasingly competitive market. The International Business BSc is designed for those seeking to operate within an international business setting or within companies and jobs where an understanding of international business is an asset. We’ll explore the impact of internationalisation on factors such as human resource management (HRM), entrepreneurship, and emerging markets. There will also be the opportunity to study modules on marketing, environmental sustainability, and global investment. As well as the focus on international business, this degree will equip you with the broad business and management background and the analytical and interpersonal skills required to understand, analyse and address issues faced by today's companies. You’ll broaden your knowledge of business concepts as you work on real business issues and live case studies to develop your managerial skills. Valuable technical skills will be developed in numerical methods, quantitative methods, and by using statistical software such as SPSS and EXCEL. This part of the course does not require A level maths or the overseas equivalent. The course includes a module on Management Enquiry to help you adapt to university study through active learning sessions on topics such as working in groups, report writing and time management. Our International Business BSc is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), which means you will gain exemptions from some of their professional papers if you wish to undertake further study towards being a chartered management accountant after you graduate. You’ll also have the opportunity to take a year's paid professional work experience and be part of the team at an international company or organisation. Previous employers have included Adidas, Microsoft, British Airways, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Nissan. Occasionally students are invited back to a full-time graduate position by their placement employers so as well as offering experience, a placement can open doors. Find out more on our work placement year page
Year 1 Introduction to Management Enquiry Managing Information with Technology Organisational Behaviour and Analysis Introduction to Accounting and Financial Management International Business Environment Principles and Practice of Marketing Year 2 Economics for Business and Management Entrepreneurship and Marketing in Business International Business in Emerging Markets Human Resource Management and its International Dimensions International Relations Quantitative Methods for Business and Management Year 3 is an optional placement year Year 4 Core Modules Entrepreneurship and Small Business Ventures International Business Strategy Issues and Controversies in International Business Studies Optional Modules International Marketing Business Ethics, Environmental Sustainability and Governance International Strategic Innovation Management Globalisation, Trade and Investment
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||with no less than 5.5 in each subsection|
|Institution's Own Test||with no less than 55% in each subsection|
|TOEFL (iBT)||90||with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17|
|PTE Academic||59||with a minimum of 59 in all subscores|
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.