University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Business Management (with integrated foundation year)

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Course summary

All businesses need to be aware of the wider international environment in which they and their diverse stakeholders operate. The business environment is increasingly impacted by global issues, whether businesses operate globally or not. This programme explores this international business context and how it impacts and shapes the way business is conducted and how organisations develop and thrive. Course Overview Our foundation course will provide you with a solid foundation of essential university skills and business acumen needed to progress to our degree level programme. On our course you'll learn to critically evaluate the relationships between international business strategy and operational needs, how to provide creative and innovative solutions through the essential attributes of management and leadership. We will teach you to contextualise business management and practice across a range of public, private, and third stream organisations in local, regional, national, international, and global contexts. In addition to studying at our Lancaster campus, you can also choose to study at our collaborative partner FAME based in Malaysia. On this course you will...

  • Gain awareness of the broader contexts and sphere of influence within which international business operates.
  • Study and practice international business management drawing on a range of perspectives in the fields of international marketing, strategic management, entrepreneurship and international human resources.
  • Develop your critical thinking, conceptual thinking and reasoning skills relating to international business and management.
  • Enhance your employability, career potential and personal effectiveness.
  • Develop your ability to carry out independent research in the field of business and management.
What you will learn You'll get a firm grasp of the fundamentals of international business and communication in small, medium, and large organisations with sound knowledge. 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. Year one
  • Essential University Skills One
  • Contemporary Issues and the Media
  • Business Innovation
  • Essential University Skills Two
  • Leading and Managing Individuals and Organisations
  • Individual Case Study
Year two
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • The Business Environment
  • Introduction to Business Finance
  • Fundamentals of Business
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Management Accounting
Year three
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainability in Practice
  • Global Systems Business and Culture
  • Services Marketing
  • Managing Operations
  • International Economics
Year four
  • Strategic Analysis
  • International Marketing
  • Applied Business Research and Analysis (optional)
  • Independent Project (optional)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (optional)
  • Global Business
  • International Human Resource Management

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B778
Institution code:
C99
Campus name:
Lancaster
Campus code:
L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are over 21 and returning to study after being in relevant employment for a minimum of 3 years and do not meet the published entry requirements for Year 1 of our degree courses, please do not assume you are not qualified to join us. Our experienced Admissions and Academic staff will review your prior qualifications and professional experience to support your application. The Integrated Foundation Year programmes support your return to education and are specifically designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree but may not have all the necessary qualifications, skills or experience to join the degree in Year 1. Contact our Course Enquiries Team for more information.


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13575 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are for the first year only. For years 2 - 4, the BA or BSc fee will apply. Visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/studentfinance for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.
International Business Management (with integrated foundation year) at University of Cumbria - UCAS