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International Business Management

Entry requirements


From a minimum of 2 A Levels

Accepted when studied alongside other Level 3 qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Pass in Access course with 60 credits overall including 45 Level 3 credits passed with a minimum of Merit.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

HNC (BTEC)

P-D

HND (BTEC)

P-M

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-31

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

D*D

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DMM

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

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

D*D

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

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

DMM

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

From a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Extended Diploma or OCR Extended Diploma. For detailed information on accepted qualifications, please view our Course Entry Statement (https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/documents/course-entry-requirement-statement.pdf) Solent University is a proud champion of widening participation. For further information about our contextual offer, please visit our website (https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/what-next/contextual-offers)

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Business and management

International business

Develop the insight, confidence, management skills and international perspective to succeed in the modern global marketplace or set up your own business on this professionally-focused degree, accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Ranked in the UK top 25% for business, management and marketing (Guardian UK University Guide 2021), Solent Business School offers the skills and confidence you’ll need to progress a successful career in business and international management – or even to start up your own business.

This engaging course will prepare you for the ever-changing international business environment, teaching you to analyse future trends, identify the local and broader impacts, and recommend sustainable, ethical solutions to contemporary business challenge.

Through interactive learning sessions and a variety of practically-focused assessments you will hone your skills, ensuring you have not just the essential knowledge of business and management in the international arena, but the understanding to apply that knowledge in real-world contexts.

Our talented teaching team offer a wealth of experience in varied national and international business environments and cultures, giving you an exceptional range of expertise to call upon. 85% of our students say our courses are intellectually stimulating and 95% highlight our staff are good at explaining things (NSS DiscoverUni 2020), while accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) means you can graduate with an additional professional leadership and management award (level 5).

If you apply for this course with a placement year, you have the opportunity to undertake a year in industry between your second and third years.

Dual accredited with Chartered Management Institute on successful completion you are also awarded a professional diploma in Leadership and Management (level 5).

**What does this course lead to?**
When you graduate from this innovative and engaging course you will have a broad range of transferable skills, allowing you to pursue careers in any of the following areas:

International business
Business administration
Marketing manager
Event and project management
International sales
International marketing
Responsible business management
Non-profit organisations

**Who is this course for?**
International business management is ideally suited to students who want to lead, manage and make a difference in the world – taking commercial and social responsibility very seriously. You may not be sure exactly which area of international business will suit you, but all avenues are open to you - social enterprise, charity, government, big local, global business or smaller entrepreneurial firm or start-up.

Whatever your aspiration, international business management at Solent will provide you with the tools and the knowledge to help you find your place in this exciting sector – preparing you for a future that’s bright with international opportunities.

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES
Positive Psychology for Success
Data Analysis, Tools and Application
Contemporary Management Theory
Marketing, Sales and Negotiation Skills
Business Finance for Managers
Creative Enterprise and Innovation

YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES
Project Management in Business
Operations Management
Values Driven Leadership
Community Enterprise
Global Challenges
Study Abroad / Placement

YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES
Sustainable Strategic Management
Developing the Professional Manager
Research Methods
Final Major Project
Ecological Economics
Intercultural Competence for 21st Century Managers

Assessment methods

The course is assessed through a range of assessment types such as: simulation, reports, plans, presentations, evaluation and analysis, podcasts, blogs, reflective logs, papers and coursework assessments informed by real-world practice.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries

The Uni


Course location:

Solent University (Southampton)

Department:

Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies

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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.

82%
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 and management

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

Business studies

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

89%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
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?

30%
UK students
70%
International students
69%
Male students
31%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
C
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 and management

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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
79%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Sports and fitness occupations

As only a small number of students take courses in this subject area, there isn't much information on what graduates do when they finish, so bear that in mind when you review any stats. Management, finance and business roles are common, but it's a good idea to ask tutors what previous graduates taking specific courses went on to do when you're at an open day.

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
83%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
22%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

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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