BSc (Hons) International Business Management

General

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Program Description

Key information

  • Degree: International Business Management BSc (Hons)
  • Types of study: Full-time
  • Duration: Three or four years depending on entry qualifications
  • Start date: September 2020

For this programme, you will spend your entire degree programmes in Ningbo China with ‘study abroad’ opportunities.

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Course overview

The course focuses on the concept of the organisation and its operating environment. It provides an understanding of the way in which organisations might be able to operate more effectively in the modern world.

The degree’s core subjects include organisational behaviour, strategic management, marketing, finance and accounting, economics, and international business. Around these compulsory modules, you will assemble a suite of optional modules from the business school or other academic divisions to match your own academic and career interests. 

This course will equip you with a range of skills and knowledge that can be of practical use in your future career. Your international experience will also improve your employability among global corporations.

Special features

  • Ideal for students who wish to acquire invaluable business/organisation-perspective and macro-environment analytical skills required for understanding and responding strategically to business opportunities and challenges in a globalized world.
  • Students have the option of broadening their international outlook by exchanging out for one or two semesters to a number of partner universities located in the UK, mainland Europe, Asia-Pacific (Australia and New Zealand) as well as North America (the US and Canada).
  • IBM students have historically been very successful in getting accepted to top postgraduate study destinations in the US, the UK, Australia and elsewhere. Top postgraduate majors have for example been in Strategic Marketing, Business Analytics as well as Management and Finance and Accounting.

Course structure

The degree is offered as a three or four-year programme depending on your entry qualification.

For domestic students, the course structure follows the Chinese higher education system and is based on a four-year program. For international students, with relevant qualifications, the course structure follows the UK higher education system and is based on a three-year program.

Preliminary year

The preliminary year is designed to help you develop your English language skills so that you can make the most of your degree programme. 

This special English language programme designed by the English for Academic Purposes experts at the University's Centre for English Language Education is carefully integrated with academic content modules so that you are prepared fully for years two to four of your degree programme.   

*Note: This year is not compulsory for students with appropriate qualifications for year two entry.

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
CELEN048 Undergraduate Reading and Writing in Academic Contexts 20 Autumn
CELEN069 Oral Communication Skills A  10 Autumn
CELEN042 Introduction to Business Economics 15 Autumn
CELEN045 Introduction to Analytical Thought 15 Autumn
CELEN082 Oral Communication Skills B  10 Spring
CELEN051 Undergraduate English in Specific Academic Contexts A: Arts & Social Sciences 20 Spring
CELEF002 Introduction to Information Technology 15 Spring
CELEN041 Introduction to Business & Management 15 Spring

Qualifying year

The qualifying year provides a foundation for Parts I and II of the degree.

All credits of language modules selected must be within the same language. Students may only choose a language in which they have no prior experience. 

The following is a sample of the typical compulsory modules. There are also optional modules, from which you can choose to develop a combination that fits your career interests. Please refer to the module catalogue for more information.

Compulsory

Students must take all modules in this group

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI1113 Fundamentals of Financial and Management Accounting 20 Full Year
BUSI1116 Entrepreneurship:  Theory and practice 20 Full Year
BUSI1114 Business Economics 20 Full Year
BUSI1086  Organisational Behaviour 10 Spring
BUSI1088 Work and Society 10 Autumn
BUSI1090 Consumers and Markets 10 Spring
BUSI1085  Managing Operations in the Digital Enterprise 10 Autumn

Restricted

Group:1

Students must take 10 credits from this group

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI1087 Quantitative Analysis for Business 10 Autumn
BUSI1074  Quantitative Methods 1b 10 Autumn

Group:2

Students must take 10 credits from this group

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI1070 Business Finance 10 Spring
BUSI1073 The Digital Economy 10 Spring
BUSI1091  Humanistic Philosophy in Modern Business 10 Spring

Year 3

Compulsory

Students must take all modules in this group

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI2178 Marketing Management 20 Autumn
BUSI2179 Human Resource Management with International Perspectives 20 Autumn
BUSI2181 Technology and Organization 20 Spring
BUSI2131 Marketing analytics 10 Spring

Restricted

Group:1

Students must take a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 30 from this group.

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI2157 Management Accounting 20 Autumn
BUSI2180 Industrial Economics 1: Economics of Organisation and Innovation 20 Autumn
BUSI2105 Quantitative Methods 2A 10 Autumn
BUSI2120 Corporate Entrepreneurship 10 Autumn
BUSI2128 Analysing Organisations 10 Autumn
BUSI2124 Introduction to Management Science for Business Decisions 10 Autumn

Group:2

And students must take a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 40 from this group.

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI2156 Corporate Finance 20 Spring
BUSI2158 Intermediate Corporate Reporting 20 Spring
BUSI2182 Industrial Economics II: Pricing and Decision Making 20 Spring
BUSI2183 Firm Strategy and Internationalisation 20 Spring
BUSI2107  Introductory  Econometrics  10 Spring
BUSI2109 Introduction to Business Operations 10 Spring
BUSI2140 Principles of Taxation 10 Spring
BUSI2132 The Consumer Psychology of Brands 10 Spring
BUSI2129 Managing Across Cultures 10 Spring
BUSI2184 Trends in HRM and Organisational Development 10 Spring

Group:3

And students must take a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 from this group.

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
LANG1062 Inter-Faculty French 1a 10 Autumn
LANG1064 Inter-Faculty German 1a 10 Autumn
LANG1066 Inter-Faculty Japanese 1a 10 Autumn
LANG1068 Inter-Faculty Spanish 1a 10 Autumn
LANG1084 Mandarin Listening and Speaking 1A 10 Autumn
LANG1070 Inter-Faculty Korean 1A 10 Autumn
LANG1063 Inter-Faculty French 1b 10 Spring
LANG1065 Inter-Faculty German 1b 10 Spring
LANG1067 Inter-Faculty Japanese 1b 10 Spring
LANG1069 Inter-Faculty Spanish 1b 10 Spring
LANG1085 Mandarin Listening and Speaking 1B 10 Spring
LANG1071 Inter-Faculty Korean 1B 10 Spring

Year 4

Compulsory

Students must take all modules in this group.

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI3188 Strategic Management: Perspective, Process and Practice 20 Full Year
BUSI3189 Business Ethics and Sustainability 20 Full Year
BUSI3194 International Business Environment and Strategy 20 Autumn
BUSI3198 International Alliances 10 Spring

Restricted

Group:1

Students must take a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 50 credits from this group

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI3191 Advanced Corporate Reporting and Analysis 20 Full Year 
BUSI3192 Advanced Management Accounting 20 Full Year
BUSI3190 Financial Markets:  Theory and Computation 20 Full Year 
BUSI3087 International Finance 10 Autumn
BUSI3101 Corporate Restructuring and Governance 10 Autumn
BUSI3115  Logistics and Supply Chain Management 10 Autumn
BUSI3118 Marketing Services 10 Autumn
BUSI3119 Advanced Calculus for Business, Economics and Finance 10 Autumn
BUSI3122  Introduction to Data Science: Big Data Analytics in Business 10 Autumn
BUSI3123 Derivatives 10 Autumn
BUSI3195 Globalization and innovation in China 10 Autumn

Group:2

And students must take a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 40 credits from this group

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI3196 Economics of Regulation and Public Choice 20 Spring
BUSI3116 Management of Quality 10 Spring
BUSI3145 Digital Marketing 10 Spring
BUSI3124 Stochastic Calculus and Numerical Analysis 10 Spring
BUSI3120  Strategic Innovation Management 10 Spring
BUSI3146 Brand Management 10 Spring
BUSI3199 Managing Headquarters – Subsidiary Relationships 10 Spring
BUSI3144 Issues in Contemporary Leadership 10 Spring

Group:3

And students must take a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 credits from this group

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
LANG2055 Inter-Faculty French 2a 10 Autumn
LANG2057 Inter-Faculty German 2a 10 Autumn
LANG2059 Inter-Faculty Japanese 2a 10 Autumn
LANG2061 Inter-Faculty Spanish 2a 10 Autumn
LANG2077 Mandarin Listening and Speaking 2A 10 Autumn
LANG2063 Inter-Faculty Korean 2A 10 Autumn
LANG2056 Inter-Faculty French 2b 10 Spring
LANG2058 Inter-Faculty German 2b 10 Spring
LANG2060 Inter-Faculty Japanese 2b 10 Spring
LANG2062 Inter-Faculty Spanish 2b 10 Spring
LANG2078 Mandarin Listening and Speaking 2B 10 Spring
LANG2064 Inter-Faculty Korean 2B 10 Spring

Group:4

And students must take a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 20 credits from this group

Module Code Module Title Credits Taught
BUSI3088 Business School Dissertation 20 Full Year

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Careers and further study

The majority of our graduates were employed by leading global companies such as Citi Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of China, PwC, KPMG, Deloitte & Touche, L’Oreal, Wrigley, Siemens, Mars, Ogilvy & Mather, Nestle, Neilsen, McKinsey.

For those who pursue further study in the class of 2018, 40.7% were admitted by World Top 50 universities according to QS Ranking. Examples of further study destinations include Imperial College London, University of London, Columbia University and the University of Edinburgh.

Scholarships, sponsorships and bursaries

To encourage academic excellence, we offer a comprehensive and expanding range of full and partial scholarships. 

Historically nearly 30% of our undergraduate students were awarded scholarships for their entry. Once enrolled, current students are eligible for additional merit and/or performance-based scholarships and awards, which covers approximately 32.5% of our whole student body.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for our programmes vary depending on your school qualifications, which determine your entry into either the preliminary year (Year 1) or qualifying year (Year 2). Please visit our website for more detailed information.

*Entry for Mainland Chinese students is through the National Higher Education Entrance Examination, commonly known as Gaokao.

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we ... Read More

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we are run by the University of Nottingham in partnership with Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China. Read less