Develop the skills you need to manage business operations in the global economy.
You’ll 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.
A sandwich placement year, taken in year three of the programme, enables you to develop your skills and professional confidence - and boosts your employability on graduation.
You’ll 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.
The University of Bradford is ranked 301-400 in the world for Business and Economics in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
112 UCAS tariff points.
A-Levels: There are no specific subject requirements.
BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM - there are no specific subject requirements.
Applicants on Access Programmes: There are no specific subject requirements.
International Baccalaureate requirements: 112 points to include at least 2 HL subjects plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths.
Plus a minimum of GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).
English language requirements
Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course.
What you will study
Please note that for 2020 entry, the module information is subject to change.
Business Economics (AFE4001-B)
Foundations of Marketing (MAR4002-B)
Introduction to Accounting (AFE4005-B)
Principles of Management (OIM4006-B)
Principles and Practices of International Business (SIB4001-B)
People, Work and Organisations/Work in Context (HRM4009-B)
Operations and Information Systems Management (OIM4002-B)
Introduction to Finance (AFE4004-B)
Employability and Enterprise Skills (HRM5004-B)
International Business Strategy (SIB5001-B)
Business Law and Ethics (LAW4004-B)
Strategic Management (SIB5003-B)
European Business and Management (SIB5006-B)
Human Resource Management (HRM5008-B)
Financial Management (AFE5011-B)
Marketing Management and Strategy (MAR5008-B)
Understanding Consumers (MAR5010-B)
Elective (Semester 1 only)
Current issues in International Business (SIB6007-B)
Multinationals in Emerging Economies (SIB6011-B)
Cross-Cultural Management (SIB6009-B)
Risk Management and Derivatives (AFE6013-B)
Leading and Managing People (HRM6014-B)
Product and Corporate Brand Management (MAR6013-B)
Innovation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (OIM6013-B)</p>
Financial Management (AFE5011-B)
Elective (Semester 1 only)
This 4-year programme offers you the opportunity to take up a placement year working in business in your third year.
Placements are real, paid jobs in a wide variety of organisations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and offer you an invaluable opportunity to experience first-hand how business and management concepts are applied in practice, and to give you direct exposure to real issues in the workplace. It can also be done abroad.
The placement year is a vital part of your learning and will add significantly to your personal development, self-confidence, planning, communication and business acumen skills. Evidence suggests that students participating in work placements attain higher degree classifications and improved graduate employment prospects. You will be responsible for finding a placement opportunity; you will be fully supported by our dedicated work placements team who will advertise potential work placements, help you with applications, CV writing, interview techniques and in preparing for your time at work
In a competitive graduate market, valuable experience and employability skills gained from a year’s work placement will differentiate you from the thousands of other graduates seeking work.
We find that students return from their placement year with their confidence and personal skills enhanced and ready to implement their focused plan for the future.
The School of Management has an excellent network of organisations that offer placements including:
Arris (formerly PACE)
Enterprise Rent A Car
Together we ensure your placement is appropriately challenging and that you can make a real and positive impact on the business.
Learning and assessment
For all taught modules your learning will be directed, supported and reinforced through a combination of lectures, tutorials, small group seminars, virtual learning environment activities and guided private studies. Generally, for each module, you will attend one lecture and one tutorial each week during which you will be in direct contact with teaching staff. Methods of assessment vary according to the learning outcomes of particular modules and the stage of the study. Accordingly, a mixture of examinations, essays, group work and presentations will be used in the assessment of your work. The School of Management is committed to demonstrating the relevance of taught material to real business problems; you can expect to see guest industry lectures and the use of real industry-sponsored business problems for assessment purposes.
Fees, finance and scholarships
Home: £9,250 (sandwich year: £925)
International: £16,090 (Management/Social Sciences) (sandwich year: £1,609)
Every year we award numerous non-repayable scholarships to UK, EU and international students on the basis of academic excellence, personal circumstances or economic hardship. For full details, visit our scholarships website.
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.
During your time studying at the Faculty of Management and Law, 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 (PDF, 2.8 MB) 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.
As a student at the University of Bradford School of Management, you'll have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions around the world. This gives you international experience, exposure to a different culture and opportunities to network with students and academics at other leading business schools.
Students have an opportunity to broaden their international experience by taking part in study tours embedded alongside our programmes throughout the year. These tours are provided by the Faculty where all expenses are covered. Previous tours have included trips to Bahrain (Ahlia University) and Qatar (Qatar University).
These tours help our students to gain knowledge about international business and entrepreneurship, as well as providing opportunities to practice and develop communication and interpersonal skills. Students are given a hands-on opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained in class, all whilst becoming more aware of diverse cultures and strengthening international relationships.
Students take part in a dynamic mix of both theory and practice-related activities including interactive problem-solving workshops, company visits, talks by guest speakers (from the public and private sector), cultural visits, and social activities.