Start date: October 2021
BSc (Hons) UCAS: N120 3 years
BSc (Hons) UCAS: N121 4 years with professional training
BSc (Hons) UCAS: N122 4 years with foundation year
BSc (Hons) UCAS: N123 5 years with foundation year and professional training
Why choose this course
At Surrey Business School we inspire positive change in business and society, individuals and organisations, locally and globally by delivering impactful research and courses which promote a global and digital mindset for the future of business.
Our BSc (Hons) International Business Management course offers a large choice of elective modules. This allows you to explore our globalised economy and how organisations of all sizes start, run and thrive in international markets.
As a Surrey Business School student, you’ll also get hands-on experience with real businesses. The entrepreneurial and life skills you’ll gain will enable you to accelerate your innovative thinking into practice, opening up a wide range of career opportunities.
You’ll have excellent opportunities to experience international business in action through our exchange programme, as well as the chance to do a placement or study abroad on your placement year.
We are ranked in the top 10 for business and economics in the United Kingdom by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 by subject.
What you will study
We will provide you with a comprehensive business management education with an international perspective – ideal if you have international aspirations.
Our course is accredited by the Institute of Export and International Trade and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. You’ll gain in-depth business knowledge and an understanding of the core theories, practises and techniques of managing international business.
You’ll get an overview of important topics in international business, including emerging markets, globalisation, the role of trust, and comparing markets and business environments in different countries. On our course, you’ll also explore how ‘local’ companies compete against global players.
As well as a professional management practice, you’ll be brought face-to-face with the challenges of managing people, finances, operations and customers.
"Surrey has changed me in several positive ways, I am now more driven in pursuit of my career goals." Osaze Obazuaye, student
BSc (Hons) - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) - Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
BSc (Hons) - Institute of Export and International Trade (IOEIT) - This programme is accredited by the Institute of Export and International Trade.
You have the option to complete a Professional Training placement as part of this course. This will give you the opportunity to develop your professional, academic and personal potential, helping to prepare you for your future career.
A significant proportion of placement students at Surrey are offered graduate-level jobs or go onto postgraduate study.
International Business Management placements
At Surrey Business School, our close links with national and international businesses of all sizes and across all sectors are reflected in the companies with which our students have been placed, including:
Allianz Management Services
Admiral Group plc
UTC Aerospace Systems
Your Professional Training placement, if selected, would be taken within your chosen pathway.
Study and work abroad
We give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their studies by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities or by completing a Professional Training placement abroad.
Want to study at an overseas institution as part of your degree or work abroad during your Professional Training year? Perhaps you would like to volunteer in India or learn about Brazilian business and culture in São Paulo during your summer holidays? With more than 200 partnerships, from 50 different countries worldwide, there is something for everyone.
Not only is the opportunity to go abroad a hugely enjoyable experience, but you will also develop key skills and knowledge that will strengthen your CV and increase your employability.
Please note: the status of the Erasmus+ scheme is dependent on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.
We encourage you to add an international experience to your degree by studying overseas for one semester during your second year (typically the autumn semester).
Surrey Business School currently has exchange agreements spanning four continents.
Our international partners include:
Singapore Management University
University of Hong Kong
University of Queensland
University of Sydney
University of Wollongong
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Our partners complement our commitment to excellence in teaching and research and enable you to enhance your international outlook.
You can also choose to spend your Professional Training placement abroad. Students have worked in many places, both in Europe and beyond.