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International Business and Management

BSc (Hons)
Entry 2017: Call us now – 0800 073 1225
Entry 2018: ABB / 128 UCAS points
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
UCAS code: NN12
Placement: Placement year not available
Suitable for international students
Faculty of Management & Law
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Overview

Develop the skills you need to manage business operations in the global economy.

You will explore key international corporate and economic issues, and get the tools and commercial insight you need to launch a managerial career anywhere in the world, or pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.

The programme examines topics such as:

  • how multinationals operate in emerging economies
  • implications of Brexit for European business and management
  • challenges of managing across cultures
  • fundamentals of strategic management
  • business law and ethics

You can tailor your studies to emerging areas of interest or career aspirations through a range of optional modules in areas such as marketing, finance and human resource management.

You will build a broad foundation of knowledge on all aspects of business and management, ensuring you graduate as a well-rounded professional with excellent commercial awareness and an invaluable global perspective.

We also offer a four-year version of the programme, which includes a professional sandwich placement year.

Professional Accreditation/Recognition

We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools (less than 1% in the world) to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown".

A number of professional accountancy bodies give exemptions for examinations taken at different stages of their professional qualification, including ICAEW, ACCA, AIA and CIMA, and CPA Australia. Depending on specific accounting modules taken, this programme may entitle students to be eligible for exemptions.

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accredit this programme. This means that, by successfully completing your degree, you are eligible for exemptions from some ACCA fundamental level examinations.

ACCA

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BSc International Business and Management

Why Bradford?

This programme sets the broad management disciplines in an international context, in contrast to many other international business degrees that focus mainly on economics.

With businesses trading across borders to an extent not previously seen, an understanding of the problems encountered, together with possible solutions, will help you to develop a deep understanding of how businesses operate and make you highly employable as a graduate – anywhere in the world.

Our undergraduate programmes in International Business and Management, Marketing, Business and Management Studies, and Accounting and Finance share a common first year, so you may transfer to another degree at the end of your first year if you’d like to specialise in a different area of business.

We offer excellent facilities, a highly experienced teaching faculty, and comprehensive support services. You will be taught by staff who are pushing the boundaries of subject knowledge and application through research and professional innovation. This means that the teaching you receive reflects the latest thinking in the subject.

Our programmes are shaped by our strong business links, and focus strongly on relating academic study to the real world of employment.

They are continually updated on the basis of our discussions with leading employers locally and nationally, and our visiting lecturers include directors from well-known companies who provide first-hand experience of decision-making at a strategic level.

Business and Management at Bradford was given 93% overall satisfaction by students in the National Student Survey 2016.

Entry requirements

Call us now: 0800 073 1225

A levels:

There are no specific subject requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma:

There are no specific subject requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes:

There are no specific subject requirements.

Plus minimum of:

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

Additional entry requirements:

If you do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Foundation Year in Social Sciences and Management or our International Certificate of Foundation Studies.

English language requirements:

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.

Typical offer: ABB / 128 UCAS points

A levels:

There are no specific subject requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma:

DDM — there are no specific subject requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes:

Meet UCAS Tariff of 122 — there are no specific subject requirements.

Plus minimum of:

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

Additional entry requirements:

If you do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Foundation Year in Social Sciences and Management or our International Certificate of Foundation Studies.

English language requirements:

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.

 

Modules

Find more information on our module descriptors page.

Module name Type
Year 1
Business Economicscore
Foundations of Marketingcore
Introduction to Accountingcore
Operations and Information Systems Managementcore
People, Work and Organisationscore
Quantitative Methods in Information Managementcore
Student Self-Developmentcore
Year 2
Business Lawcore
Economics of Industrycore
Employability and Enterprise Skillscore
Financial Managementcore
Integrated Marketing Communicationscore
Management of Service Operationscore
Marketing Management and Strategycore
Resource Planning for Operationscore
Capital Markets, Investment and Finance option
Company Law and Administrationoption
Econometrics and Business Forecastingoption
Employee Relationsoption
Fundamentals of Decision Support option
Marketing Research option
Organisational Analysisoption
Principles of Personal Financeoption
The Transformation of Work option
Year 3
Global Business Environmentcore
International and Comparative Employment Relationscore
International Business Strategycore
International Financecore
International Marketingcore
World Class Operations core
Applied Strategic Management option
Auditingoption
Brand Managementoption
Corporate Marketing option
Creativity and Innovation option
Decision Support Aoption
Decision Support Boption
Electronic Commerceoption
Enterprise and Innovation in Practiceoption
Ethics in Business and Societyoption
Human Resource Developmentoption
Human Resource Managementoption
Managing Business in Europeoption
Marketing and Entrepreneurship option
Organisational Changeoption
Personal Financial Planningoption
Portfolio Investment Management option
Services Marketingoption
Strategic Information Systemsoption
Sustainable Operations Management option
Taxationoption
The Financial Services Sector and its Environmentoption
Understanding Strategic Managementoption

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

Learning activities and assessment

For all taught modules your learning will be directed, supported and reinforced through a combination of lectures, tutorials, small group seminars, virtual learning environment activities and guided private studies. Generally, for each module, you will attend one lecture and one tutorial each week during which you will be in direct contact with teaching staff. Methods of assessment vary according to the learning outcomes of particular modules and the stage of study. Accordingly, a mixture of examinations, essays, group work and presentations will be used in assessment of your work. The School of Management is committed to demonstrating the relevance of taught material to real business problems; you can expect to see guest industry lectures and the use of real industry sponsored business problems for assessment purposes.

Study Abroad

As a student at University of Bradford School of Management you'll have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions around the world. This gives you international experience, exposure to a different culture and opportunities to network with students and academics at other leading business schools.

Career support and prospects

During your time studying at the Faculty of Management and Law you will have the opportunity to take part in our distinctive career booster programme throughout the duration of your course. The programme is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and graduate attributes to be job-ready when seeking employment with leading innovative organisations. The Career Booster Programme offers you the opportunity to gain certificates in:

  • The European Computer Driving License (EDCL) - the benchmark for digital literacy
  • Sage 50 Accounting and Sage 50 Payroll - training that will allow you to develop leading accounting and payroll software skills
  • Project Manager Professional certificates - giving you the edge when seeking to become a Certified Project Manager
  • Big Data analysis and reporting skills - using Software and Services (SAS) that will lead to certification.

In addition, the programme will also include activities to promote teamwork, confidence, communication and many other skills sought by employers.

Developing a portfolio of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificates will demonstrate to employers that you are not only ambitious but also take responsibility for your own professional development.

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Employment statistics

100% of our 2015 graduates in International Business and Management found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.

Career prospects

There is a growing demand for managers who have a global perspective, and this course equips you with a number of skills that make you attractive to a range of employers, particularly multinational enterprises.

Among the organisations to have recently employed our graduates are multinational companies such as Provident Financial, Santander, Cummins and National Australia Group.

Salary expectations

The average starting salary for our 2015 International Business and Management graduates was £18,000.

Study Support

You will be allocated a Personal Academic Tutor, who will provide you with personal guidance and support. Module leaders and tutors are accessible, providing office hours and appointments in order to support your learning beyond class contact. The use of a virtual learning environment as part of the programme further enhances the accessibility of your teaching team, enabling you to interact when you are off-campus. The Effective Learning Service (ELS) is a dedicated facility within the Faculty of Management and Law, established to support our students to maximise their academic learning (e.g assignments and examinations) as well as help overseas students adapt quickly to UK academic requirements. The ELS provides a huge range of services, including various workshops run during term time, 1-1 consultations and vast printed and online resources to cater for every possible development area These are in addition to the wide range of students support that are offered by the University of Bradford at the City Campus.

Facilities

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees

2017/18:

  • Home/EU: £9,250*
  • International: £14,250

* Home/EU fees will be subject to an annual increase, set in line with government policy. A percentage of any additional higher fee income will be used to support student opportunity through increased expenditure on access, student success and progression activities.

See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

Financial support

See our Fees and Financial Support website.

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This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.