This new integrated foundation programme offers a pre-degree access year before progression onto the BSc (Hons) in International Business and Management.
It is designed to help international students develop the advanced English language, academic literacy, study and critical thinking skills required at a higher level of study at university. It will also offer the necessary broader subject related knowledge and skills and enable you to communicate and study effectively at undergraduate level.
You will study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, tailored specifically to supporting student progression onto the BSc (Hons) in International Business and Management.
Our BSc (Hons) in International Business and Management develops 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 are proud to be in an elite group of business schools 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.
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. The teachers are really good. If you have any questions - no matter how silly they are - they will always help you. Miruna-Cristina Galea, BSc (Hons) International Business and Management
Typical offer - 72 UCAS tariff points.
DDD, along with GCSE Mathematics grade B/grade 6 and GCSE English grade D/grade 3 or equivalent.
BTEC Extended Diploma
Level 3 National Extended Diploma (from 2016) MMP, along with GCSE Mathematics grade B/grade 6
BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Any Engineering subject to include Mathematics for Engineering Technicians (Unit 4) Pass
BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Construction and Built Environment to include Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment (Unit 3) Pass
BTEC Extended Diploma (2010-2016) Applied Science to inc. Mathematical Calculations for Science (Unit 7) and Using Statistics in Science (Unit 8)
BTEC Nationals Level 3 (from 2016). Any Engineering subject to include Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Unit 7) Pass AND GCSE English grade D/grade 3 or equivalent.
Applicants on Access Programmes
International Baccalaureate Requirements
72 UCAS tariff points, with Maths Standard Level grade 5 plus Higher Level grade 3 or Standard Level grade 4 in English.
English language requirements
For international students
A GCSE Grade D or 5.5 IELTS (or equivalent, e.g. TOEFL) across all components.
For UK students
GCSE Maths grade B/grade 6 and GCSE English grade D/grade 3 (equivalents accepted).
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. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.
What you will study
All module information is for 2020 entry, and is subject to change.
Plus one option module from:
Plus one option module from:
Introduction to Accounting
Foundations of Marketing
Principles of Responsible Management and Practice
Principles and Practices of International Business
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) – Management
Introduction to Finance
People, Work and Organisations/Work in Context
Operations and Technology Management
Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics
Entrepreneurship and Employability
Business Law and Ethics
International Business Strategy
European Business and Management
Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation
Human Resource Management
Marketing Management and Strategy in a Digital Age
Consumer Behaviour and Digital Insights
Big Data Analytics for Business
Final Year Business Project
Current Issues in International Business
Multinationals in Emerging Economies
Risk Management and Derivatives
Reward Development and Talent Management
Leading and Managing People
Product and Corporate Brand Management
Fees, finance and scholarships
Tuition fee 2020
International: Foundation Year £13,440, Additional Years £16,895
There may be additional costs that you may incur as a student. Though these are not essential to your programme of study you need to be aware of them as a student of the University. A list of the sort of costs you might expect can be found on our fees and finance section.
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.
AWS Academy program from Amazon Web Services (AWS)
The School of Management has joined the prestigious worldwide AWS Academy program from Amazon Web Services (AWS). All students will be given an opportunity to enhance their employability skills, helping to make them ready for the world of work.
AWS Academy is a global program that provides educational institutions with access to cloud computing content to support student learning in a competitive digital workplace. As a member of the AWS Academy, the University of Bradford will help students become proficient and certified in the use of AWS technologies and ready to join the dynamic cloud IT workforce.
All learners will have the opportunity to seek professional certification with the skills gained through AWS Academy content, delivered by University staff that are AWS Academy accredited.
During your time studying at the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences 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 (ECDL) - 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.
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.