Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Global Business Management (online, full-time)

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Course summary

This course is delivered by the AACSB-accredited Business School, an accreditation attained by fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide. It recognises our focus on excellence in all areas. This is one of the longest-running online business courses in the UK. It is dual-accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The business world is increasingly globally focused. This full-time online degree will equip you with a wide range of skills to begin a successful career in global business management, or help you to progress your existing career. You will have the opportunity to gain a strong understanding of organisations, their management, the economy and the business environment from a global perspective. You will develop new skills in marketing, management, finance, project management, operations management and human resources, so that when you graduate you have a wide set of globally relevant skills, applicable to many different areas of business. This course is delivered entirely online so is ideal for those who live or work some distance from Bournemouth and international students who are unable to attend the university in person. It also appeals to Armed Forces personnel stationed overseas or considering their resettlement options. The course has been developed in conjunction with the MOD. It is approved by ELCAS, enabling Armed Forces personnel to offset the majority of the course fees through the ELC scheme. There are flexible entry and exit points so if you’re not interested in a full Honours degree, you can still gain a nationally recognised qualification such as a Certificate of Higher Education in Global Business Management or a Diploma of Higher Education in Global Business Management. According to Unistats, 90% of our final year students said that our library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well. In your third year (between Level 5 and 6), it is possible to undertake a 30-week placement, giving you the opportunity to enhance your CV and graduate employability and put into practice what you have learned about areas such as marketing, management, finance, project management, operations management and human resources. All statistics shown are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Course details

Modules

Modules include: Level 4: Skills for Academic Success ,Principles of Accounting, Developing Management Competencies, Business Economics, Organisational Behaviour: A Global Perspective, Marketing Foundations. Level 5: Business & Financial Analysis, Buyer Behaviour in the Global Market, Global Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability, Global Production & Operations Management, Contemporary Project Development & Control, Principles of Human Resource Management. Level 6: Global Strategy, The Global Manager, Global Marketing, Business Leadership


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Final year/ Level 6 to 'top-up' to a full Honours degree: Foundation degree or subject-related HND or equivalent in Business Management, Accounting, Project Management, Global Management or International Management.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

AccessBU: AccessBU provides you with the opportunity to tell us about your circumstances that are not always evident in your UCAS application. This widening access initiative also considers relevant criteria such as being in care or if you live in an area with a low participation rate in Higher Education - if you are eligible, your offer could be up to 16 UCAS tariff points below the published tariff. Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Deferred entry: We are happy to consider eligible applicants for deferred entry. If you have already submitted your application, you can request a deferral by contacting our Admissions Team. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 (Academic), with minimum 5.5 in each component

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
50%
Student satisfaction
74%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
89%
Go onto work and study

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. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6000 Year 1
International £6000 Year 1
England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1
Channel Islands £6000 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year.
Global Business Management (online, full-time) at Bournemouth University - UCAS