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International Business Management, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Worcester, United Kingdom
With its focus on innovation, creativity and contemporary issues (such as globalisation, emerging markets, protectionism, demographic changes, more rapid global communications and environmental sustainability), this flexible degree will signal that you are a well-networked, culturally-aware and commercially-focussed graduate.
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Overview

What makes International Business Management at Worcester special?

Begin an exciting journey towards a fulfilling career in international business management.

You will spend six months studying abroad at one of our partner universities in Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand or the USA.  You can opt to study foreign languages and take a one-year paid placement (in the UK or overseas).  Our network of academic staff, business coaches, worldwide partner Universities and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), will support you as you launch your international career.

Our range of fun extra-curricular activities, such as sport clubs, societies, cultural visits and the student social scene further add to your university experience and personal development.

Key features
  • Experience international cultures, learn a language and develop a global mind-set through a period of study abroad
  • Gain an insight into international business management and explore the latest thinking in accountancy, advertising, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, law, leadership, marketing, project management, public relations and sustainability
  • Enhance your employability through internships, a one-year paid placement (potentially overseas) and integrated coaching from experienced business leaders
  • Work with academics who have extensive experience of international business management, consultancy or running their own business
  • Gain Associate Membership of the Chartered Management Institute
You will learn how to:

Explore the real-life application of learning via tutors with business experience, via work placement, and via contact with local, national and international businesses – in the past these have included Shell, Barclays Bank and the BBC.

There will be opportunities to take part in projects for clients, visits to businesses, live and computerised simulations, case studies and exhibitions alongside the usual lectures, workshops and seminars. You will develop a range of skills, which you can evidence on your CV and talk about at job interviews

Where could it take you?
  • Benefit from integrated career coaching throughout your course, where we will support you with preparation of your CV and interview technique
  • Develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities needed to make an immediate impact in your chosen organisation
  • Develop strategic insight in your chosen specialism so that you can deliver long term value for your chosen organisation
  • Gain professional body accreditation, exemptions and recognition
  • Create a portfolio of direct business experience through a one-year paid placement, internships, consultancy projects and company visits
  • Work on live client projects through the Business School’s Media Lab
  • Build your own business network
  • Learn a foreign language and experience international cultures through opportunities to work and study abroad
  • Develop your own business through the Business School’s Incubator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Unlocking Individual Potential
  • Customer Insight & Marketing
  • Generation Digital
  • Financial Management
  • Data Driven Decisions OR Language

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Unlocking Organisational Potential

Optional

  • Financial Markets & Investment
  • Creating a High Performance Workforce
  • The Global Economy: Institutions, Trade and FDI
  • SME Management
  • Project Management
  • Interactive Marketing Communications
  • Life-style Marketing
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Market Insight

Optional placement year

Year 3

Mandatory

  • International Business Strategy
  • Intercultural Business Perspectives

Optional

  • Internship II
  • Strategic Challenges for HRM
  • International Banking & Finance
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Economics of Business Strategy
  • Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • Brand Management
  • Corporate Reputation Management
  • Advertising & Digital Communications
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • International Marketing

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

112 UCAS tariff points.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11700 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

Living costs for Worcester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Students at Worcester are fully eligible for the UK Government's student loan support package if they fulfil the appropriate criteria.

Our growing scholarship programme offers eligible students the opportunity to earn scholarships and prizes for every year of their studies.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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