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University of East Anglia UEA

International Business Management with a Year Abroad

UCAS Code: N12A

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

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

DDM

Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

UCAS Tariff

128-153

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with time abroad | 2021

Subject

International business

**About This Course**

Explore and understand the challenging and interesting world of managing business in the current dynamic and highly competitive global environment. Discover the constantly evolving nature of international business, and how it shapes the management and operations of business across cultures, geographies and institutions.

This degree, offered by Norwich Business School (NBS) in the Social Sciences Faculty at UEA, will prepare you for a range of careers that involve analysing, managing and shaping global strategies of firms. These include roles pertaining to international market development and operations, global supply chains, cross-cultural management, global consulting, and general management. This course also prepares you for starting and/or expanding your own business outside the home market.

You don’t need to have studied business or economics, you just need to have a flair for business, an inquisitive mind, a global outlook, and be willing to go the extra mile to pursue your goals.

**Overview**

On this course you will gain a vital understanding of the inherent complexities involved with managing business in an international context. This course will primarily enable you to compare and contrast business environments across the globe, encompassing both developed and emerging markets. You will develop a good understanding of the challenges and opportunities that exist in different regions of the world, and will become adept at critiquing the global strategies of firms.

You will learn to assess market potential and risks in different markets, recommend market entry strategies for firms willing to explore new international markets, manage a culturally diverse work force, and manage globally dispersed supply chains and operations. You will also be able to better appreciate the role of international trade, trading blocs, trade agreements and industrial clusters on global operations of firms. This course will also help you develop a range of analytical, critical and other employability skills that employers value and seek.

As part of this course, you will take core modules that help establish a strong foundation in the theories and concepts underpinning international business and management. You will also have a lot of freedom to tailor your own course, choosing from a range of optional modules on HR management, operations management, information systems management and marketing.

NBS is a friendly and supportive school, with a lively and international cohort. We are in a region that is safe and welcoming, with a thriving business innovation and enterprise community. All our teaching is informed by our world-leading research and real-world business experience. That’s means you’ll gain knowledge of the latest issues and debates facing industry and employers.

In the Guardian University Guide 2020, we were ranked in the top 10 for Accounting and Finance and top 15 for Business, Management and Marketing. We were ranked top 15 for Marketing in The Complete University Guide 2020 and were 9th for the quality of our research and 17th overall in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) which looked at 101 institutions across the UK. UEA has been awarded a Gold for teaching excellence (TEF, 2017).

Our current research interests include finance, accounting, employment systems and institutions, responsible business regulation, marketing, entrepreneurship and international business strategy, and innovation, technology and operations management.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£15,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

Norwich Business School

TEF rating:
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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

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

88%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

8%
UK students
92%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
1%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
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.

International business

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
79%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Business, research and administrative professionals
20%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
14%
Sales, marketing 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.

International business

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

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

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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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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