International Business Management BA (Hons)

Course detail & modules

This course has been developed in partnership with local business organisations in both the public and private sectors. It is designed to help you meet the current challenges you will face in the complex and dynamic world of international business management.

You will combine academic learning with practical experience. Our staff have decades of combined business, industry and academic knowledge. Their main expertise is in functional areas of business such as:

  • human resource management (HRM)
  • business operations
  • accounting and finance
  • marketing
  • strategic management
  • business ethics
  • enterprise

This diversity of teaching expertise will help you to develop your own skills and to understand how to apply those skills effectively across business disciplines.

We use a range of teaching methods so that you can get the most benefit from your learning experience. During lectures you will be introduced to new concepts, models and theories, while practical sessions will help you understand how theory works in reality. You will learn through a mix of:

  • task-based learning to develop problem-solving skills
  • group work to encourage communication and experience sharing
  • discussion and reflection to encourage inquiry, application and analysis, and experimentation
  • group and individual tutorials by appointment, to support your learning in seminar
  • online platforms

Our decades of experience have also helped us to build links with professional bodies including the:

  • Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • Institute of Direct Marketing
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel
  • Chartered Management Institute

Entry requirements

These can include:

  • A Levels at grade B, B and C, or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • Access to HE Diploma

You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* – C) or Level 2 equivalents.


Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the qualifications listed but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area.

Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.

Compulsory modules

Level 4

  • Principles of Management
  • Professional Skills
  • Management in Practice
  • Introduction to Business Finance
  • Employability Skills
  • Analysis of Real World Issues


Level 5

  • International Trade
  • Advanced Presentation and Communication Skills
  • Business Negotiations in Practice
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Leadership and Teams
  • Group Business Development Applied Project


Level 6

  • Strategic Management
  • Career Strategy and Planning
  • Business Sustainability and Social Responsibility in Practice
  • International Business
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Current Issues Analysis


Study & career progression

International business management jobs and careers can be found in a broad range of interesting areas, in the UK and abroad, including:

  • personnel management
  • marketing
  • business research
  • finance
  • sales
  • sales promotion
  • retail management.