Develop the insight, confidence, management skills and international perspective to succeed in the modern global marketplace or set up your own business on this professionally-focused degree, accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Ranked in the UK top 25% for business, management and marketing (Guardian UK University Guide 2021), Solent Business School offers the skills and confidence you’ll need to progress a successful career in business and international management – or even to start up your own business. This engaging course will prepare you for the ever-changing international business environment, teaching you to analyse future trends, identify the local and broader impacts, and recommend sustainable, ethical solutions to contemporary business challenge. Through interactive learning sessions and a variety of practically-focused assessments you will hone your skills, ensuring you have not just the essential knowledge of business and management in the international arena, but the understanding to apply that knowledge in real-world contexts. Our talented teaching team offer a wealth of experience in varied national and international business environments and cultures, giving you an exceptional range of expertise to call upon. 85% of our students say our courses are intellectually stimulating and 95% highlight our staff are good at explaining things (NSS DiscoverUni 2020), while accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) means you can graduate with an additional professional leadership and management award (level 5). If you apply for this course with a placement year, you have the opportunity to undertake a year in industry between your second and third years. Dual accredited with Chartered Management Institute on successful completion you are also awarded a professional diploma in Leadership and Management (level 5). What does this course lead to? When you graduate from this innovative and engaging course you will have a broad range of transferable skills, allowing you to pursue careers in any of the following areas: International business Business administration Marketing manager Event and project management International sales International marketing Responsible business management Non-profit organisations Who is this course for? International business management is ideally suited to students who want to lead, manage and make a difference in the world – taking commercial and social responsibility very seriously. You may not be sure exactly which area of international business will suit you, but all avenues are open to you - social enterprise, charity, government, big local, global business or smaller entrepreneurial firm or start-up. Whatever your aspiration, international business management at Solent will provide you with the tools and the knowledge to help you find your place in this exciting sector – preparing you for a future that’s bright with international opportunities.
YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Positive Psychology for Success Data Analysis, Tools and Application Contemporary Management Theory Marketing, Sales and Negotiation Skills Business Finance for Managers Creative Enterprise and Innovation YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Project Management in Business Operations Management Values Driven Leadership Community Enterprise Global Challenges Study Abroad / Placement YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Sustainable Strategic Management Developing the Professional Manager Research Methods Final Major Project Ecological Economics Intercultural Competence for 21st Century Managers
The course is assessed through a range of assessment types such as: simulation, reports, plans, presentations, evaluation and analysis, podcasts, blogs, reflective logs, papers and coursework assessments informed by real-world practice.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Chartered Management Institute
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/help-for-international-students
• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with 5.5 in each individual component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.|
All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£13800||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries
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