BSc (Hons) International Management


Program Description

First-hand knowledge of another culture can be crucial in business. The distinctive feature of these degree courses is a year abroad at a top global business school or university. Study a broad range of topics to suit your interests and career ambitions, and gain invaluable experience of living and studying in another country.

The following courses are available:

Degree title


UCAS code

BSc (Hons) International Management

4 years


BSc (Hons) International Management with American Business Studies

4 years


Our international management students have also secured summer internships in the UK and abroad to further enhance their employability. So, you could study at two world-class institutions, benefit from extensive travel opportunities and gain added work experience. There’ll be no stopping you after graduation.

Course highlights

  • Students who go abroad are 9% more likely to gain a 1st or 2:1 degree and 24% less likely to be unemployed (UUKi 2017).
  • At Alliance MBS, 96% of international management students have graduated with 1st or 2:1 degrees over the past three years.
  • We have 44 exchange partners across 16 countries – many features in the Financial Times top 100 global rankings.
  • All classes are taught in English – there are no other language requirements.
  • You will receive a significant tuition fee discount for the year abroad. UK/EU students currently pay £1,350 and international students pay 20% of the standard international fee. You will not pay academic fees to your chosen exchange partner.

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What will I study?

Your first year of study will give you a good grounding in accounting, finance, management, work psychology, marketing, sociology and economics. This will help you to make informed choices about optional course units in later years.

In your second year, you will study a core 20-credit course unit according to your chosen degree programme and select 100 credits of optional course units. BSc (Hons) International Management students will take International Business whilst BSc (Hons) International Management with American Business Studies students will take American Society and Economy. You can select optional units from our University Language Centre and/or University College including the Manchester Leadership Programme.

You will spend your third year on an international academic exchange, selecting course units from the selection available within the partner institution. For a full list of partner universities, please visit our website.

You will return to Manchester for your final year, using the knowledge and experience gained on exchange in a range of optional course units across all key disciplines. You will develop an appreciation of economic, social and cultural differences between nations and the implications of this for management systems and practices. You will choose 120 credits from across the management portfolio.

What do our students say?

“I studied at ESADE in Barcelona and interned at a local PR agency in the summer. Working in an international office and interacting with clients on a global scale definitely increased my cultural awareness.”

Christina Rud, BSc (Hons) International Management

“The year in the US absolutely shaped my career. After graduation, I joined Ogilvy in London and transferred to New York.”

Jamie Bryan, BSc (Hons) International Management with American Business Studies

Graduate career opportunities

Our graduates are highly sought after, with many going on to global blue-chip companies, investment banks and leading graduate management training schemes. Our courses offer great scope for you to shape your studies in line with your career aspirations.

Recent international management graduates work for Bombardier (Sweden), Crown Worldwide (San Francisco), Deloitte (Luxembourg), Google, HSBC (Beverly Hills) and Tevere (Switzerland).

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Alliance Manchester Business School is one of the UK’s first two business schools, set up in 1965), and is now the largest campus-based business and management school in the UK.

Alliance Manchester Business School is one of the UK’s first two business schools, set up in 1965), and is now the largest campus-based business and management school in the UK. Read less