Accredited by: EPAS CIPD
Year 3 Entry only
One of our flagship programmes, the BA (Hons) International Business and Human Resource Management (HRM) will prepare you to compete for a wide range of job opportunities in the UK and internationally. While gaining a broad understanding of business and the society in which it operates, you'll also develop essential leadership, management and communication skills and the global perspective you need to excel in a career in business and HRM.
By choosing joint honours in International Business and HRM, you'll gain a solid foundation in business and management a develop a distinct specialism with 50% of your modules related to HRM - topics such as management issues, employment rights and responsibilities, managing people and diversity and managing and developing talent.
With a degree accredited by both EPAS and CIPD, you can demonstrate to employers that your degree is world-class. The university was commended by EPAS for its exceptional commitment to the ethics, responsibility, and sustainability (ERS) agenda. Our graduates contribute to a society which is concerned about sustainable and ethical business.
If you wish to join BA (Hons) International Business and Human Resource Management in Year 3, you need to choose this route when you apply to GCU via UCAS.
What you will study
Introduction to International Business modules including Workplace Culture and Behaviour, The Business of Social Science, International Economic Issues and Challenges, Fundamentals in Financial Management, Foundations of Marketing, Law in Business or a Language module
Society, Employability and Business, Essentials of Managing Human Resource, Contemporary Cultural Challenges in International Business, Financial Management for Decision Makers, International Institutions and Environments ora language module and an option module
The Enterprise Value Challenge, Business Research Methods and Skills, International Business Strategy, Ethical Trade and International Market Entry Operations Management and an option, exchange opportunity available through application, direct entry students are offered the opportunity for exchange in Trimester B
Honours Dissertation and modules in Contemporary Issues in World Economy, Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility and Ethics in International Business and two other specialist modules (dependent on specialism selected)
All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
If you are looking for an entry to Year 1, please see our BA(Hons) International Business programme.
HND Business or Human Resource Management with AB/ABB in the Graded Units.
Other business-related HND qualifications may be considered. Priority will be given to applicants with at least two optional units in HRM, particularly those in HRM: Core Activities Unit. Other applicants will be considered on a case by case basis.
Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.
Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.
Other academic and vocational qualifications
Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognized professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.
If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.
Fees and Funding
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Tuition fees 2018/19
*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four-year degree are capped at £27,750. Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.
If you commence your studies in September 2018 or January 2019, these are the annual or module fees that apply to the duration of your course; however, fees are subject to change. For full details on how fees may change read our fees and refund policy.
In addition to course tuition fees, you may encounter additional costs during your time at University.
We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.
If you have any questions or inquiries regarding scholarships available for 2018/19, please feel free to contact the student inquiries team.
International Student Start Dates
For new international students, orientation events start on 14 September 2018. This extra time is specifically designed to assist new international students in settling into the UK and GCU prior to the start of general student induction and teaching.
There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus and city tours, as well as welcome events where you can meet other international students.
The Business Programme Suite, BA/BA(Hons) International Business (including joint awards) and BA/BA(Hons) Business Management, is accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development Programme Accreditation Scheme (EPAS).
Benchmarked against international standards, GCU is one of just 69 institutions worldwide to achieve EPAS accreditation. The university was commended by EPAS for its exceptional commitment to the ethics, responsibility, and sustainability (ERS) agenda. This endorsement provides our graduates with an assurance that their qualification is among the best in the world.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is a leading HR professional body in the world and is 'increasingly recognized by large employers outside the UK as a standard for human resource practice' (CIPD, 2010).
Our BA(Hons) International Business and Human Resource Management is fully accredited by the CIPD as a Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management.
Five Star award
This course has been awarded five QS Stars as part of the prestigious QS Stars Business Schools rating system which covers over 30 areas of assessment.?
In response to increasing demands from employers for cultural awareness, we encourage our students to develop a level of linguistic competence in a foreign language. You’ll have the option to?study modern languages?including French, Spanish, German and Italian from beginners to professional level depending on your previous knowledge.
This programme has a strong emphasis on connecting students directly with businesses. We regularly invite guest speakers into the classroom to give you an up-to-date employer and industry perspective. You will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience through 'live' case study challenges and projects giving you a unique insight into the workings of some of the biggest companies in the UK.
At a digital level, you'll be collaborating with real business leaders and CEOs using social media, wikis, and blogs, providing you with practical skills, networking opportunities, key insights and a competitive edge at graduation.
Our approach to learning, teaching, and assessment is tailored to the needs of international businesses. We adopt a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that not only will you gain the necessary knowledge and understanding of the international business world, but also develop your intellectual and personal skills.
Assessment strategies involve traditional approaches such as exams and essays but also include more contemporary forms of assessment which are work related to preparing you for the workplace's style of reporting (e.g. presentations/reports) or use digital technologies and mobile devices.
The learning and teaching methods we use ensure that the programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centered, practical and relevant to the needs of the student and employers. We've moved the focus to a more independent learning approach, where you will be encouraged to generate and critically evaluate theory and practice.
As well as the traditional lecture, seminar and workshop formats, we adopt a multi-platform approach to learning that includes a wide range of supporting material, including podcasts, webinars (internet-based seminars), discussion boards and independent (including web-based) study. In tutorials, we encourage students to participate and contribute to the learning environment through discussion and group work.
Throughout our programme, you will also engage in 'real world' scenarios through live industry projects, case studies, and investigations and be encouraged to maximize industry links and work experience to put into practice the theoretical concepts and frameworks you're learning.
The range of modules from theoretical to practical and business-orientated is designed to equip you with a critical awareness of the role of business in society. You will develop the wide range of knowledge and skills necessary to excel as a leader in the industry or to launch your career as a (social) entrepreneur.