BSc (Hons) International Business Management
The BSc (Hons) in International Business Management provides you with a thorough grounding in general business management and the opportunity to study particular themes in greater depth.
LocationRoyal Agricultural University Campus
DurationCourse duration 3 Years (Full time / Part time)
Academic Year30 September 2019 - 5 June 2020
Do you have your sights set on a career in the world of corporate finance, event management or consultancy on the international stage? Whatever your ambitions, our BSc in International Business Management, which is accredited by the Chartered Association of Business Schools, will help you get there.
The increasingly fast-paced corporate climate has created a wealth of opportunities for business management graduates with strong analytical expertise and problem-solving business acumen. Our course leaders will also help you improve your communication and presentation skills, ensuring that you graduate with the know-how that today’s employers are looking for.
For the duration of the International Business Management course, you will have associate membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Upon graduation, you will also be awarded a Diploma in Management and Leadership from the CMI, which comes highly regarded by employers across the UK.
This degree is also accredited by the Chartered Association of Business Schools.
Accreditations and partnerships
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A 20-week work placement during your second year will further enhance your experience and your ability to compete in the global market, whether you choose to specialise in human resources, marketing, retail or any number of areas in this dynamic environment.
You can opt to complete a full year in employment between your second and third year, tailoring your experience to your future aspirations, which might even lead you to establish your own business with assistance from our Enterprise Centre.
International Study Tour
As part of the 'Entrepreneur in Action' module which is taken in the first year, the entire course of students are taken on a free study tour to a foreign country. In the last three years, we have visited Spain, Bulgaria and Germany. During these study tours we visit entrepreneurs and their businesses with a view to learn the character traits of successful entrepreneurs and how this can be applied to your own personal development. All travel, accommodation and breakfasts are paid for by the University and it provides you with an amazing experience to meet agri-entrepreneurs.
- A Level: CCC – min.96 UCAS Tariff points (to include at least two A Level passes)
- BTEC: MMM
- GCSE: (Minimum five GCSEs) - English and Mathematics (or Maths Numeracy for Welsh applicants) at Grade C / 4 or higher are required.
- International Baccalaureate: 26 points.
- Access to HE: 45 credits at level 3, of which 15 must be awarded at Distinction (Pass at Literacy & Numeracy skills at level 2 are accepted in lieu of GCSE English & Mathematics)
Alternative entry routes are available for a range of other qualifications. Prior experience is also considered, subject to approval by the programme manager and admissions staff.
Read more general information about our entry requirements.
If you don't meet the entry requirements of this course, you may be eligible for one of our Foundation degree courses or another related degree course.
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The RAU’s extensive network of industry associates means that you will have the advantage of learning from visiting speakers in key areas of business management. These will complement your lectures, tutorials, visiting lecturers, student and tutor-led seminars, directed reading, problem-based and experiential learning, and case studies.
Particular attention is paid to developing your teamwork skills and written and oral presentations will be developed, especially during the final year.
Modules are assessed through a range of coursework, including essays, reports, presentations, tests and group work. There are timed, unseen examinations at the end of each year.
The Research Project is an integral part of the course, giving you the opportunity to study in-depth a subject of specific interest or of direct relevance to your employment aspirations.
Timetables are normally available one month before registration. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and societies activities.
Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Each credit equates to 10 hours of total study time. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity.
Full-time students normally take modules worth 60 credits per 15 week semester but this can vary depending on your elective choice. Part-time students taking proportionally fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for your degree is based on marks obtained for modules taken at level 5 and level 6 (weighted 30:70 accordingly)
The modules available for this course are as follows:
In the first year, you will focus on the fundamentals of business management, marketing and finance.
- 1003 The Business Environment
- 1004 Communication and Information
- 1012 The Business of Food
- 1013 Human Resources in Context
- 1033 Business Finance
- 1213 Fundamentals of Marketing and Retailing
- 1218 Personal and Professional Development Planning
- 1219 Principles of Business and Company Law in the UK
- 1236 Entrepreneur in Action
- 2023 Financial Management
- 2027 International Business
- 2032 Marketing Management
- 2036 Work Placement incorporating Personal & Professional Development
- 2067 People Management and Organisation
- 2232 Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship and Enterprise Development
- 2235 Researching Business, Management and Entrepreneurship
- 2241 Omni channel Business
In the final year, you will have the opportunity to select elective modules and specialise in subjects of particular interest and relevance to your future career aspirations.
- 3029 Business Strategy
- 3066 Honours Research Project and Dissertation
- 3081 Consumer Behaviour
- 3082 International Business Issues
- 3214 Management, Ethics and Professional Development Skills
Plus a choice of TWO electives selected from:
Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. This usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees (not repeat or trailing modules, re-sit fees or coursework resubmission) and registration costs for the Chartered Management institute. Any costs associated with work placements will be the students responsibility.
For the academic year 2019-20 the tuition fees for this course are:
|Full-time||£9,250 per year||£10,000 per year|
Tuition fees may be subject to an inflationary increase each year as set out in our Access and Participation Plan 2019/20.
For full details, please visit the fees and funding webpage.
The University offers a wide range of generous fee waivers and bursaries. To find out more about the scholarships, awards and bursaries available, please visit the scholarships webpage.
Our graduates have gone on to work for some of the world’s leading corporate brands, nationally and internationally, finding roles in marketing, finance, human resources and general management for companies including:
- Old Mill Group
- Millar Cameron
- Mitsubishi Motors UK
- Chesterfield Group
- Fastnet Brands Ltd
- G’s Fresh
- Pipers Crisps
- St James’s Place
You too could find yourself working in:
- Business consultancy
- Commodity trader or analyst
- Market and insurance brokerage
- Project management
- Consultancy and advisory positions with government and international private agencies
- Public administration
- Professional, trade or labour organisations
- Communications, media and event management
93%* of our graduates are in employment or further study six months after leaving the RAU.
*2016/17 UK-based leavers studying a first degree, full time. Source: HESA
Theodore Wasserberg BSc (Hons) International Business Management graduate, 2016 - The RAU is unique in its ability to equip you with the tools and the confidence to be successful in business, not just in the agricultural sphere but also in the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds. Thanks to the support of the Enterprise Programme, I was able to launch my own clothing business in my third year. I now work in London providing international strategy support to large global
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