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International Business Management (with integrated foundation year)

Entry requirements


A level

B-D,E

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Must pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3

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

PPP

Scottish Higher

D,D,D,D

UCAS Tariff

40

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

International business

**Course Overview**

If you aspire to work in the global business world and with multi-national companies, our course is the springboard for your career. We've designed you a foundation course, so you learn the core academic skills to progress onto the full BA (Hons) degree.

You'll critically evaluate the relationships between international business strategy and operational needs, and learn how to provide creative and innovative solutions through the essential attributes of management and leadership.

You will be taught to critically evaluate the relationships between international business strategy and operational needs, and learn how to provide creative and innovative solutions through the essential attributes of management and leadership.

We will teach you to contextualise business management and practice across a range of public, private and third stream organisations in local, regional, national, international and global contexts.

**Why Choose University of Cumbria**

You'll get a firm grasp of the fundamentals of international business and communication in small, medium and large organisations with a sound knowledge. But you won't just learn theoretically about business - you'll be doing it.

Our innovative teaching can bolster your international business practice - and especially cross-cultural boundaries - because you'll find yourself leading a lecture, or turning the classroom into a boardroom, giving you every opportunity to build your business confidence.

- 9/10 of our business graduates are employed or in further study with 6 months of graduating (DLHE 2017)

- Opportunity to study at our collaborative partner FAME in Malaysia

- Graduate with a solid portfolio of work to present to a future employer

- Our strong links with regional, national and international businesses boost your placement and employment prospects

- You'll get the opportunity to work with real businesses on project-based assignments

- You'll use the latest technology and packages of that in the real business world

- We get to know you due to small class sizes and provide a personal tutor system

- Taught by academic tutors who are current industry consultants and published experts

- Tutors conduct international research giving you dynamic and research-informed teaching

- Study in a professional and interactive environment of our dedicated Business School

- We'll push you to your academic limit, so you graduate being the best you can be

- We'll help build your confidence and prepare you for the real nature of the business world because your career post-graduation is important to us.

With the skills you develop on this course, you will be equipped with a significant understanding of advanced intercultural communication skills that will serve you well in a wide range of businesses. Your course will equip you with a wide variety of transferable skills which are valued by employers such as:

- An understanding of organisational behaviour and structure

- Analytical and critical thinking

- A creative approach to problem solving

- Keen decision-making

- Persuasive written and oral communication

- Numeracy and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data

- Self-reliance, initiative and the ability to manage time, projects and resources

- Appreciation of the causes and effects of economic and other external changes

- Research skills

So, get set on the right path by studying a business and management degree, specialising in international business, that'll kick-start your exciting future.

Modules

Foundation year - Compulsory modules:

Essential University Skills 1,
Contemporary Issues and the Media,
Business Innovation,
Essential University Skills 2,
Leading and Managing Individuals and Organisations,
Individual Case Study.
Year one - Compulsory modules:

Managing People and Organisations,
The Business Environment,
Introduction to Business Finance,
Fundamentals of Business,
Principles of Marketing,
Management Accounting.
Year two - Compulsory modules:

Organisational Behaviour,
Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainability in Practice,
Global Systems Business and Culture,
Sandwich Placement,
Services Marketing,
Managing Operations,
International Economics.
Year three - Compulsory modules:

Strategic Analysis,
International Marketing,
Applied Business Research and Analysis,
Independent Project,
Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
Global Business,
International Human Resource Management.

Tuition fees

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

England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
International
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Lancaster

Department:

Business, Law, Policing and Social Sciences

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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.

89%
high
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

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

86%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
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?

65%
UK students
35%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
47%
2:1 or above
34%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
C
D

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.

96%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
21%
Other administrative occupations
9%
Information technology and telecommunications 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.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£21k

£21k

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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