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Management (International Business Economics) with Industrial/Professional Experience

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Typical Contextual Offer: AAB Native language A-Levels are accepted. General Studies is normally accepted if one of four A-Levels passed in the same sitting. In most circumstances we will expect candidates to complete three A-Levels in one sitting to demonstrate the ability to manage a high level and volume of study. Preferred A-Level subjects We are reviewing our preferred A-Level subject requirements for September 2022 entry and our website will be updated shortly. We will consider the subjects you have taken in addition to your individual grades. Due to the popularity of our courses, preference may be given to candidates studying at least one of our preferred subjects. We may also take into consideration the combination of subjects taken. Please use the list below to check our preferred subjects for BSc (Hons) Management / BSc (Hons) Management (Specialism) / BSc (Hons) International Management / BSc (Hons) International Management with American Business Studies: Accounting, Business Studies, Economics, English Language/Literature, Geography, Government and Politics, Law, Mathematics/Further Mathematics, Politics, Psychology, Quantitative Methods, Sociology and Statistics.

AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

We require a QAA-recognised Access to HE Diploma. The subject of your Access to HE qualification will be taken into consideration when making a decision on your application. Please note, we only accept the Access to HE qualification when studied at a centre in the UK. 60 credits are required with 45 credits at Level 3 at Distinction.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken. We consider the below combinations. D3 D3 D3 over 3 Principal subjects D3 D3 over 2 Principal subjects plus grade A at A-Level D3 in a Principal subject plus grades AA at A-Level Please contact us at [email protected] if you wish to check your eligibility.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including acceptable levels of Literacy and Numeracy, equivalent to at least Grade B or 6 in GCSE/iGCSE English Language and Mathematics. GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language. Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall. 6,6,6 in Higher Level subjects. Students without GCSE/iGCSE Maths at grade B (or 6) will need to achieve 5 in any one of the following SL subjects; Maths, Maths Studies, Maths: Analysis and Approaches or Maths: Applications and Interpretation. Alternatively we can accept grade 5 in Middle Years Programme Maths. Students without GCSE/iGCSE English Language at B (or 6) will need to achieve 5 in SL Language A: English Language and Literature or Language A: Literature. If Language B: English is offered at SL we would need you to achieve a 6. Applicants studying the International Baccalaureate Career Related Programme (IBCP) should contact the academic School prior to applying so that their academic profile can be considered.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Grades D*D* plus Grade A at A Level. We consider the following Cambridge Technical qualifications from the 2016 suite for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course and studied alongside A-Levels. Please contact us at [email protected] if you wish to check your eligibility. Please note, we do not accept the Cambridge Technical Certificate or Cambridge Technical qualifications from the 2012 suite.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D*

Grades D* plus Grades AA at A level. We consider the following Cambridge Technical qualifications from the 2016 suite for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course and studied alongside A-Levels. Please contact us at [email protected] if you wish to check your eligibility. Please note, we do not accept the Cambridge Technical Certificate or Cambridge Technical qualifications from the 2012 suite.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM

DDM plus Grade A at A Level. We consider the following Cambridge Technical qualifications from the 2016 suite for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course and studied alongside A-Levels. Please contact us at [email protected] if you wish to check your eligibility. Please note, we do not accept the Cambridge Technical Certificate or Cambridge Technical qualifications from the 2012 suite.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

DM

Grades DM plus Grades AA at A level. We consider the following Cambridge Technical qualifications from the 2016 suite for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course and studied alongside A-Levels. Please contact us at [email protected] if you wish to check your eligibility. Please note, we do not accept the Cambridge Technical Certificate or Cambridge Technical qualifications from the 2012 suite.

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

D*D*

We consider the following BTEC Nationals for entry provided you have studied a subject relevant to the chosen course. Please contact us at [email protected] if you wish to check your eligibility. Please note, we do not accept General Studies as an A-Level option and we do not accept A-Level subjects which are the same as your BTEC qualification. Please note, the National Diploma and the National Extended Certificate must be studied alongside A-Levels. We are unable to accept combinations of the BTEC qualification.

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

D*

D* plus Grades AA at A level. We consider the following BTEC Nationals for entry provided you have studied a subject relevant to the chosen course. Please contact us at [email protected] if you wish to check your eligibility. Please note, we do not accept General Studies as an A-Level option and we do not accept A-Level subjects which are the same as your BTEC qualification. Please note, the National Diploma and the National Extended Certificate must be studied alongside A-Levels. We are unable to accept combinations of the BTEC qualification.

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

D*D*D*

We consider the following BTEC Nationals for entry provided you have studied a subject relevant to the chosen course. Please contact us at [email protected] if you wish to check your eligibility. Please note, we do not accept General Studies as an A-Level option and we do not accept A-Level subjects which are the same as your BTEC qualification. Please note, the National Diploma and the National Extended Certificate must be studied alongside A-Levels. We are unable to accept combinations of the BTEC qualification.

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

D*

D* plus Grade A at A level. We consider the following BTEC Nationals for entry provided you have studied a subject relevant to the chosen course. Please contact us at [email protected] if you wish to check your eligibility. Please note, we do not accept General Studies as an A-Level option and we do not accept A-Level subjects which are the same as your BTEC qualification. Please note, the National Diploma and the National Extended Certificate must be studied alongside A-Levels. We are unable to accept combinations of the BTEC qualification.

Scottish Advanced Highers are normally required in one of the following combinations: Three Advanced Highers at grades AAA Two Advanced Highers at grades AA and two additional Highers at grades AA Students without Maths and English language as one of their Higher or Advanced level subjects in the above requirements will need either; National 5 at grade B, Intermediate 2 at grade B or Standard Grade General at grade 3.

Scottish Advanced Highers are normally required in one of the following combinations: Three Advanced Highers at grades AAA Two Advanced Highers at grades AA and two additional Highers at grades AA Students without Maths and English language as one of their Higher or Advanced level subjects in the above requirements will need either; National 5 at grade B, Intermediate 2 at grade B or Standard Grade General at grade 3.

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A-Levels or equivalent to be included within this. We require minimum grade A from the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus grades AA at A-Level. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

UCAS Tariff

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

International business

Economics

Management studies

Our flexible Management degrees share a common first year before allowing you to focus on your chosen specialism to enhance your career prospects. With over 90 course units to choose from, you really can shape your own degree.

BSc (Hons) Management (International Business Economics) with Industrial/Professional Experience will suit you if you are interested in the international dimension of organisations' operations - particularly the economic, financial and investment aspects - and want to complete a work placement in your penultimate year.

To graduate with BSc (Hons) Management (International Business Economics), you need to have studied at least 40 credits of second-year options (one third of your studies) and at least 60 credits of final-year options (half of your studies) from the International Business Economics subject area.

Since the Management and Management (Specialism) degrees are identical in the first year, transfer between them is straightforward, so you should apply for only one of them.

Extra funding

The Manchester Bursary is available to UK students registered on an undergraduate degree course at Alliance MBS who have had a full financial assessment carried out by Student Finance England.
In addition, Alliance MBS will award a range of Social Responsibility Scholarships to UK/EU and international students. These awards are worth £2,000 per year across three years of study. You must achieve AAA at A-level (or equivalent) and be able to demonstrate a significant contribution and commitment to social responsibility. The School will also award a number of International Stellar Scholarships to international students achieving AAA at A-level (or equivalent). Additional eligibility criteria apply - please see our scholarship pages for full details.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

Alliance Manchester Business School

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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
79%
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Economics
80%
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Management studies

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

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
66%
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
91%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
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?

47%
UK students
53%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

Economics

Teaching and learning

70%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
59%
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

83%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
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?

51%
UK students
49%
International students
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

Management studies

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

81%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
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?

34%
UK students
66%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

£23,000
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Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
76%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
19%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
16%
Business, research and administrative 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.

Economics

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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
17%
Business, research and administrative professionals
13%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.

Management 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
96%
med
Employed or in further education
69%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Business, research and administrative professionals

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.

£23k

£23k

£30k

£30k

£36k

£36k

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.

Economics

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

£25k

£25k

£33k

£33k

£40k

£40k

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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