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International Business and Economics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #442 (QS) ,
In the drive for globalisation, companies are seeking out graduates who thrive in international settings. This course combines rigorous economics with real-world relevance and focus on international business. Our graduates go on to work at companies such as the Royal Bank of Scotland and Grant Thornton.

About

  • With the increasing globalisation of business and revolution in communications, no company can afford to ignore the international dimension.
  • The international business component of this course aims to develop the knowledge and skills required for assessing and developing international strategies and operations of businesses. The economics component develops the skills required to make an assessment of the economic environment of companies and their strategies within the context of national and international environments. 
  • The combination of international business and applied economics on this programme provides a strong introduction to the world of business and a solid foundation for a career in international commerce, or as an applied/business economist.
  • You will experience a range of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, group-working, case studies and both individual and group presentations. Traditional teaching is supported by a virtual learning environment that is used to host a range of electronic supporting materials.
  • For example all business students undertake the Business Game module and compete in teams in a computer simulation exercise that culminates in a presentation to a panel of internal employers.

Accreditation

Graduates can claim exemptions from the examinations of a number of professional bodies. 

At present exemptions are available from:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Association of International Accountants (AIA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    360 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Accounting for Business
  • Introduction to Organisation Behaviour
  • Introduction to Marketing Management
  • Law for Business
  • Principles of Operations Management
  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • Introduction to Micro Economics
  • Introduction to Macro Economics
  • International Business Environment
  • International Business Economics
  • Strategic Finance
  • Business Policy
  • Business Game
  • Business, Government & Society
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Econometrics I
  • Introduction to Econometrics II
  • Emerging and Transitional Economies
  • Regional and Urban Economics 

                                          English Language Requirements

                                          You need the following IELTS score:

                                          • Minimum required score:

                                            6.5

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                                          Academic Requirements

                                          General Requirements

                                          Typical offers: 

                                          • A Levels: AAB - ABB 
                                          • IB: 32 points overall in the IB diploma with 6,6,5 - 6,5,5 at HL. Minimum scores of 5 in English and Maths at Standard level.
                                          • BTEC, Access & other: BTEC Extended Diploma DDD. Access to HE students are eligible to apply for this course.

                                          Tuition Fee

                                          • International

                                            15250 GBP/year
                                            Tuition Fee
                                            Based on the original amount of 15250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                          • EU/EEA

                                            9250 GBP/year
                                            Tuition Fee
                                            Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                                          • UK/EU students - £1,250 during placement year
                                          • International students - £2,500 during placement year

                                          Living costs for Birmingham

                                          • 765 - 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

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