University of Northampton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Northampton

International Business Management (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

The Integrated Foundation Year offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance. If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for International Business Management we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year International Business Management programme which includes a Integrated Foundation Year. The Integrated Foundation Year will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award. Featuring a reduced tuition fee in the first year, our four-year courses will enable you to successfully follow the degree pathway of your choice while gaining essential study skills. The foundation year of your chosen degree will be studied on a full-time basis and is aimed at supporting the transition to higher education. Years two, three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:

  • You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).
  • Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.
  • Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
  • We invest more money into your education than 90% of Universities in the UK**
  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
The Northampton Employment Promise
  • In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
✱ eligibility criteria and terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information ✱✱ source: Guardian University League Table 2020

Course details

Modules

INTEGRATED FOUNDATION YEAR: Stage One A • Transition to University – Learning to Learn (Compulsory) • Investigating Your Subject (Compulsory) • Foundation in Business, Marketing and Management (Compulsory) • Negotiated Learning Project (Compulsory) Stage One B • Social Impact of International Organisations (Compulsory) • International Business in Practice (Compulsory) • International Trade and Commerce (Compulsory) • Working Across Cultures (Compulsory) • Intercultural Management (Compulsory) • Competences for International Employability (compulsory) Stage Two • International Strategy (Compulsory) • Data for Decision Making (Compulsory) • FDI and MNEs (compulsory) • Organisational Challenges to International Business (Compulsory) • Reflections on International Business (Compulsory) Stage Three • International Business Project (Compulsory) • Social Responsibility in Practice (Compulsory) • Contemporary Issues in International Business (Compulsory) • Trade and Trade Blocs (Compulsory) • Negotiated Across Cultures (Compulsory) Module information is quoted for 20/21 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment method

A variety of assessment methods will be used – from business reports, individual and team projects and student-led seminars, essays, case study analyses and examinations. Many modules also use multi-choice tests and portfolio style assessments.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N122
Institution code:
N38
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
80%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
75%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

The information for 2018 has not yet been announced
International Business Management (with Foundation Year) at University of Northampton - UCAS