International Business Management (BA Hons)

Abbi Newson on work place in New York

Study mode

Full-Time or Placement

Length

3 Years (Full-Time)
4 Years (Placement)

Campus

Oxstalls, Gloucester

Follow our 'Make it' programme to become a skilled business manager with expertise in practices and growth strategies across cultures.

Become a business leader in the global market. In your first year you will gain solid grounding in all aspects of business management including business law, marketing principles and understanding financial information. Throughout the degree you will also study business on an international scale, covering areas such as how to manage operations globally and cultural issues in management, perfectly preparing you for an international career.

The University of Gloucestershire School of Business and Technology is situated in a brand-new, state-of-the-art centre at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. The £16 million development is home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses. Find out more about this and other new developments with our virtual fly-through video and see where you could be taking the first steps towards your career in business.

As well as this, our Make It business experiences are designed to ensure that you stand out from the crowd when you graduate.

Make It international: you'll get the opportunity to go on an unforgettable free international trip and work with businesses abroad. You will study the principles of modern enterprise from an international perspective while engaging and working with businesses in the thriving capitals of either New York or Hong Kong- the choice is yours. New York offers the opportunity to see Wall Street, the iconic NASDAQ building and the world’s largest stock exchange. Hong Kong is ranked the third leading financial centre in the world and home to the International Commerce Centre. Having global exposure will help you stand out in the jobs market, no matter whether you plan on having an international career or not.

Make It real: learn from people who have been there and done it. Leading international brands and business figures give you real insight into how to succeed in global business. Real-world application is embedded throughout your learning and you will analyse actual case studies, take part in work simulations and pitch your ideas to business experts. In your final year you will be able to take part in an exciting business challenge with an international or UK brand.

Make It happen: grow into a career-ready graduate. Work placement opportunities give you for confidence to put your learning into practice and gain essential contacts. Students have worked for companies such as Warner Bros, BMW and British Heart Foundation. You will also shadow an entrepreneur, work with a corporate firm and gain experience as a shadow consultant at the Growth Hub, our business centre at Oxstalls Campus. All of this is designed to give you the skills and the CV to pursue your chosen career. Graduates have gone on to work all across the business spectrum; from starting their own businesses to working internationally for companies such as IBM.

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Study style

Develop skills in managing people, projects, finance, HR, marketing and logistics across different cultures and environments. Understand the global economy and explore global sustainability issues and ethics. You'll learn through lectures, workshops, reflective practice and business simulations. Learn with 'real-world' business challenges and industry experts. You'll explore global business in China and benefit from business links with the university’s Growth Hub. You will have opportunities to work with leading businesses abroad as part of your international trip and be able to complete a work placement as part of your degree. This will prepare you to graduate career-ready.

Course modules

Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2018 entry

120 tariff points

Typical offers

BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2018 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country. If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Business, Hospitality and Tourism, International Year One Business and Management and Integrated Programme.

Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

Fees

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BA (Hons) - 3 years full-timeNN12
BA (Hons) - 4 years placementNN1F

Careers

  • Project manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Management consultant
  • Operational researcher
  • Retail manager
  • Sales manager

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Student Focus

Tom Parling

My digital marketing business, Ocere, has exceeded £2,500,000 in sales. I started it from my lounge four years ago.

Ocere now has clients in 35 countries including Europe, Australia and the US. I recently won Gloucestershire Echo’s Young Person of the Year Award. My degree enabled me to create a sound business structure. I really enjoyed studying stock markets. They change so rapidly which is what I love about global business. I opened an e-commerce console accessories shop in my placement year. It made me realise I want to build something big!

Placement information

Andrew Shelton, Graduate.

"The vast number of placements was simply outstanding." Andrew Shelton, Graduate

Placement type:

12-Month, Optional

Duration:

12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours per week)

Location:

Placements can be carried out in the UK or overseas; popular overseas placement destinations include the USA, China and Europe. You may even wish to source your own placement in other countries.

Visa requirements:

If carrying out a placement abroad, there may be a visa requirement.

Financial arrangements:

On your placement year you will pay a reduced tuition fee and are still eligible to apply for a maintenance loan. Financial support is also available from the Student Finance Team by contacting moneyadvice@glos.ac.uk.

Placement support:

You will have access to guidance from the Placements Team throughout your placement search, and for the duration of your placement year. You can contact the Placements Team on placements@glos.ac.uk.

Industry links

Access expert mentors, work experience and networking opportunities through our Growth Hub. The Growth Hub brings together leading business services in Gloucestershire.

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Staff Profile

Dr. Jun Zhang

"I’ve many years of experience in lecturing. My teaching expertise is in international business management with special research interests focused on China and the UK. Besides University teaching and research, I’ve worked with high-level British expatriate managers, supporting them to make cross-cultural transitions into commercial China successfully. Prior to all the above experience, I worked in Shanghai for many years as a senior executive managing key accounts for one of the largest Chinese companies. I use my industry experience in my teaching. In my own time, I love global cuisine. I believe it’s at the heart of understanding culture.”

Dan Germain Head of Creative at Innocent Drinks

Learn from experts and ‘live’ business challenges

Get expert insight in lectures from global business leaders including Luke Johnson, famous for his expansion of Pizza Express, and owner and chair of a range of businesses including Metro Bank PLC, Capital Risk Partners and Neilson Holidays. Work on exciting live business challenges with international brands. Enter the Universities Business Challenge Worldwide. It recognises business-savvy undergraduates around the world.

Guangzhaou city

Visit Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong in China

Prepare for an international business career - you'll get the opportunity to visit the fast-growing country, China. You'll learn about the economic, cultural, social, political and technological factors propelling China's development.

Terms and conditions apply

Night view of Hong Kong cityscape

Our community

Our School of Business and Technology is a thriving and dynamic place to study. Providing undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees from our beautiful Park Campus in Cheltenham our goal is to produce graduates who are ready and prepared for their careers. It’s a philosophy that sets us apart and drives excellence in everything we do. Thanks to this, the professional credentials of our academic staff and the impactive work of our researchers, our reputation is growing quickly and we are emerging as a leading School of Business and Technology for students looking for a more well-rounded education rooted in vocational insight and experience.

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