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International Business (with term abroad)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and native language subjects. Please note GCSE Maths grade 6/grade B is also required if not taking A Level Maths. Additionally GCSE English Language grade 5/grade C or other English language proficiency qualification required (For more information on English qualifications please refer to http://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying-to-city/tier-4-english-language-requirements).

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Please note GCSE Maths grade 6/grade B is also required. Additionally GCSE English Language grade 5/grade C or other English language proficiency qualification required (For more information on English qualifications please refer to http://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying-to-city/tier-4-english-language-requirements).

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and native language subjects. Please note GCSE Maths grade 6/grade B is also required if not taking Pre-U Maths. Additionally GCSE English Language grade 5/grade C or other English language proficiency qualification required (For more information on English qualifications please refer to http://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying-to-city/tier-4-english-language-requirements).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

Must include 18 points across three Higher Level subjects, including either grade 4 in Higher Level or grade 5 in Standard Level English, or other English language proficiency qualification required (For more information on English qualifications please refer to http://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying-to-city/tier-4-english-language-requirements).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

Please note GCSE Maths grade 7/grade A is also required. Additionally GCSE English Language grade 5/grade C or other English language proficiency qualification required (For more information on English qualifications please refer to http://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying-to-city/tier-4-english-language-requirements).

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

Please note this should include a minimum three subjects at Advanced Higher (grades AAA) and a minimum two other subjects at Higher (grades AA). This must include Maths at either level. Additionally English at either level or other English language proficiency qualification required (For more information on English qualifications please refer to http://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying-to-city/tier-4-english-language-requirements).

UCAS Tariff

144-165

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

International business

The BSc (Hons) International Business pathway is delivered by Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), one of Europe’s leading business schools. Part of City, University of London, Bayes is ranked amongst the top 6 business schools in the UK*.

The International Business BSc (Hons) pathway enables students to gain an understanding of the various elements of running a business and managing an organisation on an international level.

This degree should appeal particularly to you if you expect to work in multinational businesses or in other areas where contemporary issues affect the way business takes place globally. You should be prepared to consider the different impact of management concepts in different parts of the world and to apply these to practical examples.

You will develop a broad understanding of business within an international context. As part of this degree you must spend some time at one of our overseas partners and use this experience to contribute to your understanding of management concepts. You can choose between the following two study abroad options:

- Spend the first term of your second year studying equivalent modules at a partner university abroad. This option allows you to complete your degree in three years. (You must meet a certain grade criterion during your first year to be able to take part in the replacement term abroad programme).

- Spend a sandwich year abroad at one of our partner universities abroad in between your second and final year of study. This option extends the degree to four years.

- You will be able to reflect on this international experience within your final-year project. You will discuss issues related to the global economy, and will be encouraged to consider the particular impact of management concepts in different parts of the world.

The International Business pathway will equip you with the skills and knowledge that are essential for every well-equipped executive, but the core focus is on the area of international business. It will prepare you to work for a multinational organisation, interacting with clients from across the globe.

As the only business school in London to be assigned Champion status of the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, we are best placed to train the next generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex demands faced by business and society in the 21st century. Our entire suite of undergraduate business management programmes have been created to ensure ethical, social, environmental, cultural, and economic considerations are central to your preparation as future leaders in business.

During your time on the International Business pathway, we support your professional and personal growth in a number of ways. As well as hosting a series of business networking events at our state-of-the art building, 2nd year students have the opportunity to mentor 1st year Business Management students and GCSE Mathematics pupils across London, ensuring you develop your communication and leadership skills throughout.

There are six BSc Business Management degree pathways taught at Bayes: BSc Business Management, BSc Business with Finance, BSc Business with Marketing, BSc Business Management with Social Purpose, BSc Business Management, Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship and BSc International Business. At any time during the first-one-and-a-half years of the degree, students can switch to a different pathway, subject to the availability of places. Some restrictions may apply if the student is spending part of the second year on a study abroad scheme.

*Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2020

Modules

Year one

Core modules:
— Introduction to management
— Business economics
— Critical analysis for business
— Quantitative methods and analytics
— Operations and supply chain management
— Finance and management accounting 1
— Fundamentals of marketing
— Management lab and business skills.

Year two
Core modules:
— Technology and innovation management
— Introduction to entrepreneurship
— Introduction to finance
— Human resources management
— Business strategy analysis. Core modules (second term of year two):
— International business environment
— International marketing.

Year three
Core modules:
— Final-year project
— Research methods and data analysis
— Business in society
— International business strategy.

Assessment methods

Most modules are assessed by a combination of exams and coursework.

The balance of assessment by coursework (assessed essays and assignments) unseen examinations and a final year project will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose.

The first year of your programme contributes 10% to your final degree classification, the second year 30% and the final year 60%.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework
The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2019/20 entry is as follows:

Year 1
49% written, 0% practical, 51% coursework

Year 2
60% written, 2% practical, 38% coursework

Year 3
53% written, 0% practical, 47% coursework.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£19,500
per year
International
£19,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

Bayes Business School (formerly Cass)

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
International business

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

66%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
47%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
60%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

75%
Library resources
75%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
47%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

14%
UK students
86%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£29,000
high
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
74%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Business, research and administrative professionals
12%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£29k

£29k

£39k

£39k

£47k

£47k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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