University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Business Management (Top-up)

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Course summary

Course Overview Knowing how to deal with and appreciate the daily challenges impacting on businesses globally is crucial to corporate success. So, we've designed our BA (Hons) in International Business Management (Top-up) so that you gain a firm grasp of global challenges and opportunities in the world of international business while developing the appropriate cross-cultural communications skills you'll need to succeed in the international landscape. During the year, you will learn to critically evaluate the relationships between international business strategy and operational needs, providing creative and innovative solutions through the key essential attributes of management and leadership. You will also learn to contextualise business management and practice across a range of public, private and third sector organisations in local, regional, national, international and global contexts. Why Choose University of Cumbria You'll learn about the dynamics and issues facing international business and intercultural communications, which will enable you to offer realistic solutions for the successful growth of international businesses. But you won't just learn theoretically about business - you'll be doing it. Our innovative teaching can bolster your international business practice - and especially cross-cultural boundaries - because you'll find yourself leading a lecture, or turning the classroom into a boardroom, giving you every opportunity to build your business confidence and give you an authentic insight into the scenarios and challenges that you will face in your future career.

  • Opportunity to study at our collaborative partner FAME in Malaysia
  • Graduate with a solid portfolio of work to present to a future employer
  • Our strong links with regional, national and international businesses boost your placement and employment prospects
  • Use the latest technology and packages of that in the real business world
  • We get to know you due to small class sizes and provide a personal tutor system
  • Taught by academic tutors who are current industry consultants and published experts
  • Tutors conduct international research giving you dynamic and research-informed teaching
  • Study in a professional and interactive environment of our dedicated and award-winning Business School
  • Access to new and modern social and study spaces, technology and facilities
  • Be the best that you can be because we'll push you to your academic limit
  • You'll live on our campus in the vibrant student city of Lancaster by the spectacular north west coastline and within an hour of the Lake District National Park and the big cities of Manchester and Liverpool. So, whether you want lively or leisurely in your free time, youÂ’re within reach of both.
Our campus is also home to the Centre For Regional Economic Development , where our academics work with local authorities together with large and small organisations to research and analyse contemporary issues affecting local and regional economies in the north of England. So, your studies will benefit from the latest research and best practices. Our graduates have been snapped up by major companies for graduate schemes. If you're looking to top-up your business degree with a focus on international business, then our course is just what you need to give you an edge in business and springboard your career. Many of our full-time programmes can be studied over a longer period on a part-time basis. Please contact the course enquiries team for further details.

Course details


Year one: UCBS6001 - The Independent Project - The module aim is for you to be able to initiate, plan, research, sustain and evaluate an extended piece of independent intellectual work based on individual initiative and pathway of study. UCBS6002 - Strategic Leadership, Innovation and Change Management - The aim of this module is to develop a critical and synthetic understanding of a broad range of contemporary strategic leadership, management and organisational knowledge, and apply them to develop consistently competitive organisational strategies for an organisation operating in a globalised business environment. UCBS6003 - The Consultancy Project - This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop and apply the skills of problem solving and project management, including financial, time, resource and relationship management through a 'real' consultancy project with an external organisation. It also aims to allow you to experience a substantial and sustained piece of work set by, and for, employers. Therefore it contributes to employability by focusing on the importance that employers place upon knowledge, creativity, skills and attributes. UCBS6004 - Global Business Perspectives - This module seeks to critically analyse how global business perspectives and globalisation impacts on the way companies have developed and how they are organised and operate. In addition it seeks to critically evaluate how contemporary issues impact on globalised businesses to ensure that you, as leaders and managers of the future, are equipped with the ability to consider the new, the exciting, the challenging and the contemporary as opportunities for growth and to build competitor advantage. UCBS6005 - International Strategic Human Resource Management - The aim of this module is to critically evaluate human resources in domestic and international contexts. This will enable you to become more effective managers and leaders in an increasingly globalised society. The module develops your critical evaluation of the HRM framework, its links to strategy and organisational performance. This will lead to a critical analysis of the contribution of specific HR policies and practices to the achievement of organisational goals. UCBS6006 - International Strategic Marketing - This module aims to explore key marketing strategies for companies in a global environment and how differences in culture affect their development. The module explores business strategic marketing development at a strategic level;you will therefore consider how they grow, expand and adapt to changing stakeholder demands, environmental/social expectations and United Nations/government regulations. Differences in standardised and customised marking strategies are considered across a range of geographical locations and a critical evaluation of how this affects globalised organisations' marketing strategies.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Foundation Degree or HND or Diploma in Higher Education in a relevant subject

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

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International Business Management (Top-up) at University of Cumbria - UCAS