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International Business Management

BA (Hons)

What is International Business Management BA (Hons)?

Become a business leader in the global market. You’ll 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.

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.

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Study style

You’ll learn through lectures, workshops, reflective practice and business simulations. In your first year you’ll cover all aspects of business management including business law, marketing principles and understanding financial information. Learning from people who have been there and done it.

International brands and business figures will give you insight into how to succeed in global business. Real-world application is embedded throughout your learning and you’ll analyse actual case studies, take part in work simulations and pitch your ideas to business experts.

In your final year you’ll take part in an exciting business challenge with an international or UK brand.

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Entry requirements

    • 112 tariff points (calculate your points at

      Your points must include at least 2 A Levels, BTEC or equivalent qualifications, for example:
      BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of qualifications to achieve the required tariff.

      If your course has a fast-track option that you’re applying to, you’ll also need to pass an entry interview.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants though the entry requirements still apply.

      Some courses require several years of working experiences in the relevant industry.

    • English and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

Course modules


Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
Sep 2021 Oxstalls, Gloucester NN13 £9,250 £14,700
Sep 2022 Oxstalls, Gloucester NN13

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work as:

  • Project Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Operational Researcher
  • Retail Manager
  • Sales Manager.

Industry links

You’ll have access to expert mentors, work experience placements and networking opportunities through our Growth Hub.

The Growth Hub brings together leading business services in Gloucestershire.

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.

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Be a part of 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. 

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As part of your course you can gain valuable experience on an optional placement year.

  • Duration – 12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours a week)
  • Location – popular destinations include the UK, USA, China and Europe
  • Visa – you may need a visa if you’re on placement abroad
  • Finance – your tuition fee is reduced for your placement year – and you can still apply for a maintenance loan and get money advice
  • Placement support – we’ll help you find a great placement and get the most out of the experience

"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!”

Tom Parling, International Business Management student

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"We are here to open people’s minds"

“We are a really personal university – our tutors are very flexible and will support the student to help address their individual issues whenever they’re needed. We are here to open people’s minds, give them confidence and help them understand not only the challenges but also the potential of working across different cultures.”

Dr. Jun Zhang, Senior Lecturer in International Management and Trade

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