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Course summary

Birkbeck's BSc International Business brings you up to date with the rapidly changing environments in which multinational enterprises operate and in which local businesses achieve international reach.  Designed to meet the buoyant demand for more international business graduates, this degree provides you with a solid foundation for a career in a multinational company or in a company engaged in international business. You will deepen your knowledge of a broad range of management issues in key areas, including:

  • international strategic management
  • marketing
  • finance and operations management
  • human resource management
  • accounting
  • managerial economics.
This international business degree attracts students from both the public and private sectors, including administrators and managers, as well as entrepreneurs and the self-employed. Because it is taught entirely in the evening, you can combine your academic studies with other daytime commitments, including work, volunteering and interning, and other personal commitments. Evening study lets you use your days to gain invaluable practical experience in the workplace, so you can get a head start in a competitive job market, secure a promotion, or launch or expand your own business or social enterprise.  Our students come from diverse backgrounds and career stages, so you will be learning alongside people with a wide range of experiences. This creates a stimulating, supportive learning environment and gives you unparalleled opportunities for networking and making contacts with other professionals. Our tutorial/seminar sessions also let you interact closely with your peers and develop insights into analysing and interpreting wide and varied topics in international business. If you opt for the Foundation Year route, this will fully prepare you for undergraduate study. It is ideal if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied the relevant subjects, or if you didn't achieve the grades you need for a place on your chosen undergraduate degree. Highlights
  • Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management.
  • Our academic staff are active researchers, as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.
  • We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting.
  • We engage in significant collaborative research and have excellent contacts with many public and private sector organisations, professional bodies and researchers at other academic institutions.
Careers and employability This degree will prepare you for a career in the corporate world, or to set up your own business, but the range of transferable skills you will gain are also greatly valued by a wide range of employers in diverse sectors. Graduates can pursue careers in business or management in a domestic or international context or in any functional area (accounting, finance, marketing or human resources management) in the public or private sector. Possible professions include:
  • management consultant
  • accounting or finance executive
  • corporate investment banker
  • human resource officer
  • marketing executive
  • logistics and distribution officer
  • systems analyst.
We offer a comprehensive Careers Service - Birkbeck Futures - your career partner during your time at Birkbeck and beyond. At every stage of your career journey, we empower you to take ownership of your future, helping you to make the connection between your experience, education and future ambitions.

Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment method

Mid-term tests and end-of-term examinations, individual or group presentations, written essays and a research project/dissertation.


How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. We also accept other English language tests.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential. FOUNDATION YEAR DEGREES If you need extra support before starting an undergraduate degree, we offer a BSc International Business with Foundation Year degree, which provides an extra year of supported study. This is an ideal route if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied this subject, or if you did not achieve the grades you need for a place on this degree. Once you successfully complete the Foundation Year, you will automatically advance onto the main degree.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Applicants who do not hold the desired qualification may be required to carry out a skills audit at a selection evening, which comprises English and mathematics.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6935 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6935 Year 1
Scotland £6935 Year 1
Wales £6935 Year 1
International £12015 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are charged a tuition fee in each year of their programme. Tuition fees for students continuing on their programme in following years may be subject to annual inflationary increases.
International Business at Birkbeck, University of London - UCAS