International Business Management (Including Foundation Year) – BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

The four-year International Business Management (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree has a built-in foundation year (Year 0) that provides you with an alternative route into higher education if you don’t have traditional qualifications, or can’t meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree in business.

During the foundation year, you’ll be introduced to a number of  areas of business and learn more about what it’s like to study in a university environment. This will give you the confidence to progress on to the following three years of study on our International Business Management BSc course.

More about this course

This International Business Management (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree will prepare you for an exciting career in business management.

You’ll gain insight into business practices from across the globe and benefit from lecturers with professional consulting experience in a range of specialisms, including bilingual business psychology, productivity and improving business competitiveness.

In your foundation year, you’ll learn alongside other business-related degree students. This gives you the flexibility to change on to another business degree if you’d like to change courses following your foundation year.

The foundation year will help develop your academic skills and build your confidence in the study of business. Once you successfully complete your foundation year, you’ll progress to study the same content and modules as the International Business Management BSc (Hons) course. You’ll graduate with the same title and award as people who studied on the traditional three-year programme.

Professional accreditation

By completing this four-year course, you’ll also gain the Chartered Management Institute Level 6 Diploma in Management and Leadership.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 0 modules include:

Development for Success in Business (core, 30 credits)

Orientation for Success in Higher Education (core, 30 credits)

The Context of Business (core, 30 credits)

Using and Managing Data and Information (core, 30 credits)

Year 1 modules include:

Digital Business Management and Emerging Technology (core, 15 credits)

Financial Accounting (core, 15 credits)

Learning Through Organisations (core, 15 credits)

Managing People in Organisations (core, 15 credits)

Principles of Management (core, 15 credits)

Principles of Marketing (core, 15 credits)

Understanding and Managing Data (core, 15 credits)

Understanding the Business and Economic Environment (core, 15 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

International Business (core, 15 credits)

International Selling and Negotiation (core, 15 credits)

Leadership in Practice (core, 15 credits)

Organisation Design and Management (core, 15 credits)

Creating a Winning Business 1 (alternative core, 15 credits)

Learning through Work (alternative core, 15 credits)

Problem Solving: Methods and Analysis (alternative core, 15 credits)

The Practice of Consultancy (alternative core, 15 credits)

Developing Inclusive Organisations (option, 15 credits)

Field Trip (option, 15 credits)

Language Module (Arabic, French, Spanish or English) (option, 15 credits)

Language Module (Arabic, French, Spanish or English) (option, 15 credits)

Politics of the Middle East (option, 15 credits)

Principles of Finance (option, 15 credits)

Risk and Crisis Management (option, 15 credits)

Sustainability, Business and Responsibility (option, 15 credits)

The Politics of the European Union (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Consultancy Project (core, 30 credits)

International Trade and Finance (core, 15 credits)

Leading Innovation (core, 15 credits)

Organising and Managing Across Cultures (core, 15 credits)

Practising Business Strategy (with simulation) (core, 15 credits)

The Practice of International Business (core, 15 credits)

The Practice of Management (core, 15 credits)

Dissertation (alternative core, 30 credits)

Communication Theory (option, 15 credits)

Development Economics (option, 15 credits)

Global Marketing and Sales in the Digital Age (option, 15 credits)

International Banking (option, 15 credits)

Language Module (Arabic, French, Spanish or English) (option, 15 credits)

Language Module (Arabic, French, Spanish or English) (option, 15 credits)

Personal Finance (option, 15 credits)

Where this course can take you

This course can open up career opportunities in international corporations, management, government, consultancy and business research, all around the world.

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