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International Business Management BA (Hons)

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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 UCAS tariff points, BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or a Merit in your T-Level..

      If you are using a combination of qualifications to achieve the required UCAS tariff points, they must either include at least 2 A levels, a BTEC or an equivalent qualification.

      If you are unsure whether we could make you an offer or you have any questions, just get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to advise you.

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

    • This course is available with an integrated foundation year to help you prepare. A degree with an integrated foundation year starts your studies with a year spent learning the skills required to progress onto a full honours degree. You will develop valuable study skills, communication, team work and problem-solving techniques which help to build your confidence and prepare you for the rest of your course.

      Typical offers
      48 UCAS tariff points, DD at A levels, PPP at BTEC or a Pass in your T Level.

      GCSEs
      Grade C/4 in English Language/Literature and Mathematics, or equivalent (e.g. Level 2 Functional Skills).

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. Also please note – some courses require several years of relevant work experience.

Course modules

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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
Jan 2022 Oxstalls, Gloucester NN12 £9,250 £14,700
Sep 2022 Oxstalls, Gloucester NN12 £9,250 £15,000
Jan 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester NN12 £9,250 £15,000
Sep 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester NN12 TBC TBC
Jan 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester NN12 TBC TBC

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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ThreeSixty student consultancy

Students on this course will have the chance to get involved with our new student consultancy, ThreeSixty. Based at our state-of-the-art School of Business, you’ll get the opportunity to develop your graduate competencies and attributes by working with business, third sector and individuals on a consultancy basis, solving their challenges.

The Business School at Oxstalls campus

Placements

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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