BSc International Business Management (N120)

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Course summary

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.


Our International Business Management BSc is approved by major professional bodies in the UK (ICAEW, CIMA) so as a a graduate you can gain exemptions from a number of their examinations or credits for prior learning.

Course structure

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

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.

DDD in any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma

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36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level

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85% overall
Advanced Higher: AA, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
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.

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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.
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