Course: BSc (Hons) International Business Management (Foundation Year)

Course details

  • UCAS Code

    N201
  • Location

    Royal Agricultural University Campus
  • Duration

    4 years (Full time)
  • Academic Year

    20 September 2021 - 20 May 2022

Businesses around the world are experiencing a period of rapid global economic change which they must react to in order to grow. The BSc (Hons) in International Business Management will support you to develop a range of intellectual, analytical, and critical thinking skills that will position you to help these businesses address the challenges they face.

Course overview

This degree course with a foundation year incorporates an extra year of study at the start of your course, so that you can progress with confidence. It will develop the skills you need for your later studies. It is particularly suitable if:

  • You don’t have the grades for immediate entry onto a three-year course
  • You have non-traditional qualifications or experience
  • You’re starting university after some time away from education
  • You’re looking for more support during the transition into university study

The BSc (Hons) in International Business Management immerses you in the world of international business. During the degree you will study a wide range of modules covering key business disciplines with a focus on strategy and internationalisation.

To support your personal development the degree includes a free international study tour to explore how businesses around the world are approaching the changing global economy.

In addition to this trip you will attend networking events, gain contacts through our alumni network, and have the opportunity to take part in a range of additional trips and activities to broaden your perspective on businesses and their operations.

Upon successful completion of the degree you may also receive the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 6 Diploma in Management and Leadership and the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) Professional Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. Also, annual membership to CMI is free for one year after graduation.

Work placement

In the second year of the degree programme, you will apply and develop your expertise during a 15-week work placement. Not only could you find yourself working for prestigious companies in the UK or across the world, you will also develop your confidence and make a range of industry contacts.

International study tour

As part of the first year, 'Entrepreneur in Action' you will be taken on a free international study tour. In the last three years students have visited Spain, Bulgaria and Germany. During these study tours you will visit agri-entrepreneurs and their businesses to learn about how they operate and explore their differing approach to business.

Accreditations and partnerships

We are delighted to work with a wider range of businesses, partners and accreditation organisations, some of which are shown below:

CMI He Partner logoCFE logoEnterprise Educations UK logo
nacue logoIOEE logoPRME logo

Please note that a foundation year is not the same as a foundation degree (FdSc). A foundation year will usually lead onto a three-year degree course, whereas a foundation degree is a standalone qualification generally studied for two years.

Ready to take the plunge? Apply now

Applications to study at the Royal Agricultural University must be made through the UCAS system. This applies to all undergraduate courses.

Applications should be made by the UCAS deadline to ensure we are able to offer you a place on your first choice course. However, if you have missed the deadline please contact [email protected] as there are usually places available.

If you would like to apply during UCAS Extra or Clearing, please check that we have places available.

Applicants wishing to study on a course on a part-time basis will need to apply directly to the RAU.

Please contact [email protected] to discuss your requirements and obtain an application form.