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International Business and Management (with placement year)

BSc (Hons)
Entry 2016: BBB / 300 UCAS points
Entry 2017: BBB / 120 UCAS points
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Award: BSc (Hons)
UCAS code: NNC2
Placement: Placement year available
Suitable for international students
Start date: September
Faculty of Management & Law
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Overview

Our International Business and Management course will provide you with a broad, critical and yet integrative study of the business processes, activities and challenges involved in managing business operations in an international and global context.

There is now a strong demand for graduates who have the aspirations, skills and knowledge to function effectively in international business management, and this course will prepare you well, equipping you with the latest business techniques and tools.

Professional Accreditation/Recognition

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.

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"I heard about the School of Management and that it's one of the best in Europe, and thought yes this is where I want to come - it's a castle, why not! I probably wouldn't have chosen Bradford if I hadn't come here to see it for myself beforehand. The teachers are really good. If you I've any questions - no matter how silly they are - they will always help you."

BSc International Business and Management

Why Bradford?

This degree 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 some of the problems encountered, together with possible solutions, will help you to develop a deep understanding of how businesses operate.

As International Business and Management shares a common first year with the School of Management's other undergraduate courses, you may transfer to another degree such as Business and Management Studies, Accounting and Finance or Marketing at the end of your first year, if you feel that your interests lie in another area of business.

This course includes a year of practical work experience.

You can also combine your passion for learning and travelling by studying abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Canada, Australia, North America or Hong Kong.

Rankings

Financial Times rankings for the School of Management:

  • University of Bradford School of Management is ranked No.1 in Yorkshire, 11th in the UK and 42nd in Europe in the European Business School rankings 2015
  • Our Full-time MBA is ranked 31st in Europe in the European MBA rankings
  • Our Full-time MBA is also ranked 9th in Europe for % Salary Increase
  • Our Executive MBA is ranked in the Global Top 100, No.1 in Yorkshire and No.5 in the United Arab Emirates in Executive MBA rankings
  • Our Distance Learning MBA ranked 11th in the world, 3rd in the UK in Online MBA rankings
  • Our Distance Learning MBA is also ranked 1st in the world for salary increase (percentage) and 2nd in the world for value for money
  • We are ranked 7th in the UK and 61st in the world for Masters in Management

Entry requirements

2016

Typical offer: BBB / 300 UCAS points

A levels:

There are no specific subject requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma:

DDM — there are no specific subject requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes:

Access to Higher Education Diploma, to include 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 30 Level 3 credits at Merit.

Plus minimum of:

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or equivalent.

Additional entry requirements:

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

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.

2017

Typical offer: BBB / 120 UCAS points

New UCAS tariff

We use the UCAS tariff system to help us compare different qualifications. For courses starting from September 2017 onwards, the way points are calculated is changing.

The number of points you get for each qualification and grade will be lower, for example, an A* grade at A level will be worth 56 points from 2017 onwards, instead of 140 in 2016. Despite the lower points, you will still need to achieve the same grades. The only exception to this is that AS Levels will now be worth 40% of an A Level, instead of 50%.

All qualifications that are currently on the UCAS Tariff will continue to attract points under the new system. More qualifications are also being brought into the UCAS tariff system for the first time, including Access to Higher Education courses.

Work out your UCAS tariff points using the UCAS Tariff Calculator (link opens in a new window/tab).

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 120 — 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 Social Sciences and Management with Foundation Year course or our Social Sciences and Management with International Foundation Year.

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

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 4
Global Business Environmentcore
International and Comparative Employment Relationscore
International Business Strategycore
International Financecore
International Marketingcore
World-Class Operationscore
You in the Workplacecore
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.

Placement

All our four year programmes offer you the opportunity to take a year's work placement in industry, which is assessed in a 20-credit module (You in the Workplace) during the final year.

Placements are real, paid jobs in a wide variety of organisations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and offer you a valuable opportunity to experience firsthand how business and management concepts are applied in practice and to give you direct exposure to real issues in the workplace.

The placement year is a vital part of your learning and will add significantly to your personal development, self confidence, planning, communication and business acumen skills. Statistics show that students who have undertaken a placement year benefit from a better graduate job, higher graduate starting salary and a better degree outcome.

In a competitive graduate market, valuable experience and employability skills gained from a year’s work placement will differentiate you from the thousands of other graduates seeking work. We find that students return from their placement year with their confidence and personal skills enhanced and ready to implement their focused plan for the future.

The School of Management has an excellent network of organisations that offer placements including IBM, Vauxhall, NHS, GE Money, Pace, Enterprise Rent A Car, Cummins and Peugeot.

Together we ensure your placement is appropriately challenging and that you can make a real and positive impact on the business.

Your experience will be monitored and assessed through a credit bearing work based learning module that will count towards your final degree.

This module is portfolio based and will develop your ability to reflect on professional work related experiences and recognise the impact on your career development planning.

Placements are not guaranteed, and students will have to invest considerable time and effort in their 2nd year in securing one, with the support of the dedicated Careers team.

Study Abroad

There are opportunities for School of Management undergraduate students to study abroad. This could either be for one semester in year 2 or you can study abroad for your sandwich year.

Career support and prospects

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 Development 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.

Additionally, the School of Management has its own dedicated careers team based on the Emm Lane Campus, with support including:

  • One-to-one support
  • Careers workshops
  • Opportunities to meet employers and recruiters
  • Online resources
  • Job opportunities

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 2014 International Business and Management graduates was £22,000.

Study Support

The Effective Learning Service (ELS) is a dedicated facility within the School of Management, established to support our students to maximise their academic learning (eg assignments and examinations) as well as help overseas students adapt quickly to UK academic requirements. The ELS is run by Martin Sedgley, supported by Amy Allhouse, and 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.

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees

2016/17:

  • Home/EU: £9,000 per year
  • Home/EU: Sandwich Placement Year Fee: £900
  • International: £12,950 per year
  • International: Sandwich Placement Year Fee: £1,300

Tuition fees are subject to government review (Home/EU) and University review (International) for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

Financial support

See our Fees and Financial Support website.

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