This course is delivered by the AACSB accredited Business School, an accreditation which places us within the top institutions globally for business degrees. Less than 5% of business schools worldwide have attained this hallmark of excellence which recognises a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching and student learning.
This course offers you the opportunity to successfully achieve an Honours degree in International Management and the prospect of entering a business-related Master’s degree or employment.
It’s an innovative, one-year course leading to a degree, aimed at those wishing to pursue a career in business and management. After completing this course, you’ll be critically informed, adaptable and resourceful, with the capability to make an effective contribution to business.
This course requires a Foundation Degree with 60% or above in a required subject or HND with Merit or above in a required subject.
Required subjects: Business Studies, International Business, Business & Management, Business Administration, Management, Tourism, Events Management.
GCSEs: This course requires GCSE English and Mathematics grade C (or grade 4 in the reformed GCSE grading) or equivalent qualifications.
Numeracy and literacy: We need to be sure that you can express yourself in written English and have basic numeracy skills. We look at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework, which includes GCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills Level 2. If you do not have formal qualifications to this level or have alternatives, we may still be able to consider your application, please contact the Future Students Enquiry Team to find out more.
Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if it’s included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.
International entry requirements
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.
Strategic Management: Develop intellectual and professional skills needed for performing strategic analysis, choosing strategies and executing these strategies with desired results.
International Marketing Management: The activities involved in international marketing management. You´ll explore the theory used for analysing international marketing environments and the development of marketing programmes in them. This will help you to explore the issues raised by different international market situations and offer recommendations in response to them.
International Management: Develop critical awareness of international management policy, practice and processes as used by multinational or transnational organisations in a dynamically globalised world. You´ll increase your international awareness and competence.
Organisational Leadership: You´ll consider leadership, leadership versus management, power, politics and conflict and traditional and contemporary perspectives of leadership. Contextual issues are discussed, such as the impact of the global business context, gender, ethics, diversity and international and cross-cultural aspects of leadership.
Optional units (choose two)
Strategic Marketing Management: You´ll gain skills in managing key elements in marketing and the ability to think critically about marketing scenarios and use market and other information to make informed decisions.
People Management & Development: Gain an understanding of the main issues and themes in people resourcing and development. You´ll explore the relationship between resourcing and development and wider HR functions and the contribution this makes to organisation strategy and performance.
Entrepreneurship & Business Ventures: How individuals and teams can create new businesses and transform existing ones through innovative entrepreneurial activities. There´s a focus on the needs of the small enterprise and the small business owner.
Managing Innovation: An opportunity to develop skills in managing innovation in the organisational environment. Innovation comes in four major contexts: operational innovation, product innovation, strategy innovation and management innovation. Understanding how to manage these is an important step in becoming an effective manager or entrepreneur in today’s business world.
Strategic Human Resource Management: An evaluation of the strategic role of human resource management in organisations. You´ll examine strategic HRM models, the relationship between HRM and organisational performance and consider a range of HRM practices.
Research Project with Optional Work Experience: The research project provides Master’s level students with an opportunity to undertake a significant piece of self-managed research in a relevant area of particular interest. You will have the opportunity to undertake work experience as part of the research project unit, subject to you finding appropriate experience.
This course will give you the chance to develop and hone your business management skills, while helping you understand the subject in the international context of today´s corporate environment.
Our International Management graduates perform well once they enter the world of work, thanks to the focus on practical skills as well as business theory. They work for various organisations, including EISM and Gale Wine and Spirits.
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