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International Business Management (Top-Up) - BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

If you’ve already undertaken two years of a business management university degree or hold an equivalent qualification such as a Higher National Diploma (HND), then study this top up course to gain a bachelors degree. Experienced business consultants will teach you the key qualities of international business management. This includes successful organisation across cultures, strategic choices in times of change and the operation of business unrestricted by national boarders. Our dedicated work placement unit can also help you find experience in a role of your choice.

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.

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This course is specially designed to help you top-up your foundation degree, Higher National Diploma (HND) or business subject equivalent. Over this one year period, you'll develop skills that will prepare you for a role in international business management.

The key areas you'll focus on includes organisation, strategy, international business and management. Depending on your preference, you could specialise in project management, international finance and trade, or even learn a new language – an incredibly useful skill when working as a manager in a multinational company.

You’ll be specially trained to manage business across cultures. As consultants the teaching staff on this course have improved competitiveness and productivity as well as bilingual business psychology. By combining business strategy with cross-cultural fluency, we've created a unique course that will help to give you an advantage against other graduates.

The Placements and Employability Unit is our dedicated work placement office that can help you get work experience in the roles you want. You'll build upon the academic skills you already know, and future employers will be impressed to see this experience on your CV.

Assessment

You are assessed through a variety of methods including coursework, portfolio work, problem-solving case studies and individual and group research projects, as well as a final dissertation or project. This range of assessment methods ensures you have a ready supply of thinking strategies to apply to any international business management issue.

The course has been designed as a progression route for students who hold a Higher National Diploma (HND), foundation degree or equivalent in a business subject. You should have:

  • 240 CATS (120 ECTS) equivalent for advanced entry to level 6
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent)

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.

If you're studying full-time, each year (level) is worth 120 credits.

Year 1 modules include:

  • Organising and Managing Across Cultures
  • Strategy: Choices and Change
  • Management Investigation and Dissertation
  • Business without Frontiers

Option modules include:

  • Project Management
  • Economics of Multinational Business
  • International Finance and Trade
  • Services Marketing
  • Managing Corporate Reputation
  • Learning Through Work
  • Open Language Programme

Find out more about the modules from our course specification.

“I was anxious about the whole journey, but it proved to be a great decision that changed my life entirely. Soon after I started my first set of modules, I knew the styles and methods of teaching practiced by the lecturers suited my personal style - very practical and everything explained with real life examples. I made tons of great friends on London Met, and three of them later become my business partners.”
Ondrej Mrklas, Company Director of Czech Industry Company, 2015

“The course I’m doing has been extremely rewarding and greatly helped me to achieve my potential. The international aspects of the courses have been especially interesting.”
National Student Survey

This course can help you on your way to beginning your management career in multinational organisations, preparing you for entry onto a graduate training scheme. Many of our graduates now work in managerial roles for multinationals such as Zara and Thomson Reuters, and have even become directors of their own companies. For example, Ondrej Mrklas is in charge of the Czech Industry Company and heads up two more companies in China and Singapore with other London Met graduates.

This course is also excellent preparation for further study or research in both universities and specialist institutions.

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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