International Business Management - BSc (Hons)
Why study this course?
One university course. Global career options. Our International Business Management degree trains you in intelligent leadership, ethical thought and offers the chance for accredited work experience via our specialist Placement and Employability Unit to give you the skills and knowledge for a job in the world of international management.
In the most recent (2015-16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.
Designed in conjunction with leading industry professionals, you’ll gain insight into current business practice and the latest international ideas. Psychology, IT analysis, strategy and leadership training enable you use academic theory to solve real-world business problems.
Our lecturers have professional consulting experience in improving company competitiveness, productivity and bi-lingual business psychology, an ideal combination to help you sharpen business relations over international borders. Taking you through the entire business management process from conceptualisation to final evaluation, you’ll be well grounded in the day-to-day running of the organisations you want to work for.
Course highlights include short-term and long-term accredited work placements as well the opportunity to study abroad. Our specialised Employability and Placements Unit will help you apply for roles in a variety of organisations, while leading universities invite you to study with them in France, Sweden and the Netherlands where everything will be taught in English. Through personal development planning, international experience and growing business contacts, your CV will demonstrate an important professional edge before you’ve even graduated.
Strategic thought, practical work experience and the chance to study abroad. Learn international business management with London Metropolitan University, and launch your career from the world’s global city to international markets and beyond.
You’ll develop your learning through a variety of activities including interactive group sessions, workshops and assessments. The focus will be on industry projects, case studies, executive summary reports, computer-based projects, group presentations, scenario simulations and seen/unseen examinations. This variety enables you to demonstrate all your strengths and abilities for international business management.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
- a minimum of grades CCC in three A levels (or a minimum of 96 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification)
- English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent) are also required
These requirements may be varied in individual cases.
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
Applicants who do not fully meet the entry requirements may be eligible to start a BA Business Management extended degree. Apply for year 0 entry.
If you have relevant qualifications or credit from a similar course it may be possible to enter this course at an advanced stage rather than beginning in the first year. Please note, advanced entry is only available for September start. See our information for students applying for advanced entry.
If you're studying full-time, each year (level) is worth 120 credits.
Year 1 (Level 4) modules include:
- Understanding Business Information
- Principles and Practice in Marketing
- The Corporate Environment
- Fundamentals of Management
Year 2 (Level 5) modules include:
- Business research and decision making
- International business and world markets
- Transnational business management
- Economics and ethics (optional)
- The European economy (optional)
- Organisation design and management (optional)
- People management and performance in contemporary organisations (optional)
- Brand management (optional)
- Leading innovation and entrepreneurship (optional)
- Serving customers in global markets (optional)
- Essential psychology for managers (optional)
- Learning through work (optional)
- Work related development 1 (optional)
- Professional experience year placement (optional)
- Multilingual solutions for international business (optional)
- Open language programme module (optional)
Year 3 (Level 6) six core modules include:
- Organising and Managing Across Cultures
- Strategy: Choices and Change
- Management Investigation and Dissertation
- Business Without Frontiers
- Project Management (optional)
- Economics of Multinational Business (optional)
- International Finance and Trade (optional)
- Services Marketing (optional)
- Managing Corporate Reputation (optional)
- Learning Through Work 2 (optional)
- Work Related Development 2 (optional)
- Open Language Programme (optional)
You can see all of modules on offer in the course catalogue.
“London Met has helped and supported me even when I was busy running two companies. Without the help of my Personal Academic Advisor, Etienne Bresch and others I would not have been able to complete the course, so I would like to thank everybody for never-ending support throughout my studies.”
Graduate Ondrej Mrklas, now Company Director at Czech Industry Company
“The location of the university for this course is amazing. The business management staff are friendly, warm and helpful. They always find a way to encourage and motivate me. I have greatly enjoyed my time and would do it again in a heartbeat.”
National Student Survey
This course can open up globe-hopping career opportunities in international corporations, management, government, consultancy and business research. It also provides excellent preparation for postgraduate study.
Roles landed by our high flying graduates include Financial Operations Manager at Thomson Reuters, Retail Manager at Zara and Delegate Events Manager at Closer Still. One particularly noteworthy example is Ondrej Mrklas, Company Director of Czech Industry Company and two more companies in China and Singapore.
We're investing in an exciting, multimillion pound transformation of the London Metropolitan University campus, between 2016 and 2020. We’re moving all of our activity to one place, our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching locations of some courses will change over time.
Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.
All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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How to apply
If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.
UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.
Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.
When to apply
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.
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News and success stories
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