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BSc International Business Management (N120)
A-level standard offer: AAA
A-level contextual offer: ABB
See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.
We live and work in a world of rapid technological and societal change. To work in the international business environment you will need to understand the economic, political and social contexts of organisations. BSc International Business Management will help you develop the analytical, critical and employability skills you will need to succeed as a manager and leader.
Your first year will introduce basic concepts and tools – both qualitative and quantitative – for the study of management. You will also explore the global business environment and learn about marketing and finance. For your final unit you can choose to study management research skills or a language.
During your second year we will help you to deepen your understanding of research design, data collection and data analysis. This includes statistical analysis of survey data, interviews and observation in organisations.
All this will prepare you for the third year dissertation: a piece of individual research on a topic of your choosing. You will take other core units in management and business, plus optional units, during your second and final years.
The knowledge you will gain on this course will equip you for careers across all sectors in the global jobs market. Find out what you can do with a BSc International Business Management degree in our latest video.
This course is accredited by the following organisations
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (CAEW) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations. The University is recognised as an ICAEW Partner in Learning, working with ICAEW in the professional development of students.
Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.Go to programme catalogue
We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.
A-level standard offer
AAA or A*AB
A-level contextual offer
ABBFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
DDD in any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended DiplomaFind out more about our BTEC entry requirements
International Baccalaureate Diploma
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma contextual offer
32 points overall with 16 at Higher LevelFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
Scottish Qualifications Authority
Advanced Higher: AA, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Access to HE Diploma
Access to HE Diploma in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology, Law or History (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above.
Requirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and we accept a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study.Search international qualifications
Applicants must also meet these requirements
GCSE profile requirements
Higher numeracy requirement (6 or B in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent)
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in reading and listening,and no score below 6.0
- GCSE English Language grade C or 4
- An alternative English Language Profile G qualification
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels
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