BA (Hons) International Business Management

Undergraduate, Full-time

International Business Management BA (Hons)



This degree helps you to stand out from others with business degrees, as it teaches you to apply an international perspective.

Overview

Whilst studying, you'll gain a strong foundation in a wide range of business and management disciplines, together with skills and experience that will enable you to meet the challenges of a career in the fast changing international business environment.

You'll become competent in the analysis of the impact of cultural differences on a wide variety of business decisions and consumer behaviour.

Your study of the international business environment and its particular needs will be reinforced by a compulsory year abroad of study or a combination of study abroad and work-based learning abroad.

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Mode of Study:

Full-time

Duration:

4 years

Start date:

Sep

UCAS code:

N1R2

Placement:

Yes

Study Abroad:

Yes


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Course details

You'll study the theories and techniques of accounting, economics, marketing and business strategy, and learn to apply them in a global context, enabling you to develop employability skills specific to companies with international economic activities and immerse yourself in the culture of the country of your choice. 

You'll learn a number of business-related skills, including professional presentation, team working, leadership, communication and problem solving and your study of the international business environment will be reinforced by a compulsory year abroad of study, or a combination of study abroad and work-based learning abroad. You'll become competent in the analysis of the impact of cultural differences on a wide variety of business decisions and consumer behaviour.

You’ll also have the possibility to obtain a double degree at one of our partner universities in Germany, France or Spain.




  • calendar How you’ll be taught You'll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and through independent study.
  • study abroad Study abroad

    Our International Business Management programmes offer you the option to study abroad for a year. It’s an exciting opportunity to live in another country and gain further insight into what it takes to do business across borders.

    Placement and Study Abroad opportunities are subject to UK and Scottish Government health and travel advice.

Popular modules

Year 1

  • Behavioural Studies
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Accounting for Business
  • Principles of Economics
  • Marketing
  • Intercultural Organisation Management

Year 2

  • Management Science and Statistics
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Creativity, Innovation and Enterprise
  • Exploring Culture
  • Business and Management Challenges
  • World Economy

Year 3

  • Compulsory year abroad of study or a combination of study abroad and work-based learning abroad

Year 4

  • Business Strategy and Sustainable Development
  • Communication in International Management
  • Dissertation

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Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Placement and study abroad opportunities are subject to UK and Scottish Government health and travel advice.

Full information is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements indicate both Standard and Minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

Minimum year 1

SQA Higher

Standard Entry Requirement

BBBB

National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

Minimum Offer Entry Requirement

BCCC

National 5 grade C in English.

National 5 Maths recommended.

You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet our specified minimum entry requirements within our widening participation criteria, and outlined in our Contextual Admissions Policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies.

A Level

BCC

GCSE grade C/4 in English.

GCSE Maths is recommended.

Irish Leaving Certificate

H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level and grade O4 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit).

GCSE grade C/4 in English.

GCSE Maths recommended.

BTEC (QCF) National Diploma Level 3 plus A Level

Minimum grades DM (Distinction, Merit).

A Level grade C

GCSE grade C/4 in English.

GCSE Maths recommended.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4.

Grade 4 in SL Maths and English.

European Baccalaureate

Pass at 70% or above with grade 7 in three subjects.

Grade 6 in Maths and English.

Scottish HNC

Other HNC subjects may be considered for year 1 entry where a B in the graded unit is achieved.

Minimum year 2

HNC

Pass HNC in Administration and IT, Business, Human Resource Management, Management (not Retail), Marketing or Marketing Communication with grade B at SCQF Level 7 in the graded unit.

SQA Advanced Higher

BBC

A Level

BBB

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.


International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MSc Nursing (Pre-registration) (Adult or Mental Health)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2021/22 2022/23
Scotland £1,820 tba
England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland £9,250 tba
Overseas and EU £13,770 tba

Students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland will be invoiced the tuition fees for 3 years of their 4 years of study. Please note that the tuition fees liable to be paid by mainland EU nationals commencing their studies from 1 August 2021 will be the Overseas fee rate. The University offers a range of attractive Tuition Fee bursaries to students resident in specific countries. More information on these can be found here. For EU students who commenced their studies prior to 1 August 2021 or hold pre or settled status in the UK, fees will remain the same as Scottish Students.

Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next.
For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees

Click this link for Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

If additional compulsory costs other than the tuition fees are applicable, these will be detailed in the course details.


Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Careers

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Studying business in an international context presents a world of opportunities upon graduation with a number of sectors offering potential employment.

Possible areas include:

  • Graduate Training Schemes
  • Financial Services
  • Marketing
  • Human resource management
  • Tourism
  • Exporting
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