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The University of Law Business School Undergraduate BSc (Hons) International Strategic Business Management with Foundation and Placement Years
The University of Law Business School Undergraduate

BSc (Hons) International Strategic Business Management with Foundation and Placement Years

5 Years

English

Full time

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Sep 2024

GBP 9,250 / per year *

On-Campus

* 2023/2024: UK - £9,250 per annum; International - £16,700 per annum London, £15,900 non-London

Introduction

The BSc (Hons) International Strategic Business Management with Foundation and Placement Years is aimed at students who have an interest in developing knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of international business management and in particular, who are looking to pursue an international career in business management. It seeks to give students a learning experience that allows them to develop proficiencies that create effective managerial behavior in different organizations in today’s changing business environment.

The curriculum and learning and teaching strategy are complemented by guest lectures and ‘live’ workshops to promote independent learning and increase their employability skills for the future. This knowledge and skills will be further developed and expanded in the years following the successful completion of the Foundation Year. This introductory year focuses on developing the key skills required to study at the degree level. You will study six modules and on successful completion progress onto any of our three-year degrees.

The modules covered will initially enhance your communication skills, digital and information literacy, and ability to think critically. You then have the added flexibility of switching your degree program if another discipline captures your interest, subject to availability and entry requirements. Year 1 provides you with a good understanding of the foundations of business. Years 2 and 3 give you a thorough grounding in the more specialist concepts and applications of strategic management.

The program provides the intellectual underpinnings required for a career in a rapidly changing work environment, a rigorous approach to self-awareness and personal development, and significant exposure to the world of work and its current demands through work experience opportunities. Students will also have an opportunity to qualify for the CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership, dependent on the successful completion of relevant modules.

BSc International Strategic Business Management with Foundation and Placement Years

Want to do business on an international scale?

Understanding how to succeed and thrive in global business has never been more important. Learn the ways that international corporations are shaping the future from business professionals with real-world experience and expertise.

Starting with the solid foundations of business management, this course looks at specialist concepts and real-world applications of international management and strategy through critical analysis, problem-solving, team building, and entrepreneurship to deliver a degree focused entirely on improving your career prospects.

Students will also have an opportunity to qualify for the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership (5D1V2) or the Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management (5C1V2) dependent on the successful completion of relevant modules.

Optional Placement Year

New from September 2021 – our Placement Year provides the opportunity to spend an academic year working for an employer to gain vital experience to boost your employability. With the supervision and support of our academics, a Placement Year gives you the chance to gain real-world experience, develop leadership skills, and take a significant first step into the highly competitive business world.

Free Master's

On successful completion of an undergraduate degree, our Business School students can progress onto a business Master's with us for free. T&Cs apply.

Leadership Summer School

Students can choose to attend our International Leadership Summer School in Berlin at the end of the second year to boost their leadership skills and sample Berlin.

1st for Overall Student Satisfaction

We have been ranked first amongst universities for overall student satisfaction in England in the 2020 National Student Survey.

Course Requirements

  • 32 UCAS points from the equivalent of one A Level or 40 UCAS points from the equivalent of two A Levels.
  • Students should also possess GCSE English Language at A-C (9-4), and Grade D/4 or above in GCSE Maths or equivalent qualifications.
  • An English language level equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or above, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Non-standard applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Course Details

BSc (Hons) International Strategic Business Management

The BSc (Hons) International Strategic Business Management degree course is aimed at students who have an interest in developing knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of international business management and in particular, who are looking to pursue an international career in business management or strategy.

Year One of the course will provide students with a clear understanding of the foundations of business. In Years Two and Three we explore the more specialist concepts and applications of strategic business management in today’s complex international business environment. Throughout the course, you’ll get to develop key employability skills such as research, presentation, critical analysis, problem-solving, teamwork, and entrepreneurship.

Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and professional skills required to add immediate value to any business organization. Alternatively, if you are interested in continuing your studies in this area further, we provide the following postgraduate courses:

  • MSc Strategic Business Management
  • MSc Project Management

Placement Year

Our degrees are built around preparing you for the workplace and with that in mind, we encourage students to select the option to undertake a placement year.

Taking place in the 3rd year of a 4-year degree, you’ll have the opportunity to find paid work, putting the learning of your first 2 years into practice to develop and enhance real-world skills to launch your career.

So how does it work?

Whilst you will be responsible for finding your placement, our dedicated Business Employability Team will be on hand to support you through the process. The hours per week that you work will be determined by your placement organisation, however, expect it to be between 18 hours and 35 hours per week for a minimum of 30 weeks. If you’re not successful in securing a placement then do not worry - you’ll simply transfer to a non-placement version of your course. There is no assessment connected to the placement year, though you will be required to deliver a presentation summarising your learning and experience.

Our placement year courses are open to everyone including international students, who can contact our International Office for specific advice and guidance.

Foundation Year

You can choose to take an additional Foundation Year before you start this course. This introductory year focuses on developing the key skills required to study at the degree level and covers the same modules across all business and law courses. The modules covered will initially enhance your communication skills, digital and information literacy, and ability to think critically. In addition, modules covering the Foundations of Business Management, Law, and Social Sciences will not only support your progression onto your business degree but also give you an introduction to other disciplines. You then have the added flexibility of switching your degree program if another discipline captures your interest, subject to availability and entry requirements.

Course Structure

Foundation Year: Optional

  • Citizenship
  • Academic and Report Writing
  • Numeracy Skills in Context
  • Foundations of Business Management
  • Foundations of Law
  • Foundations of Social Sciences

Year 1: 31 study weeks

  • Essentials of Management
  • Academic and Employability Skills
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Managing and Leading People

Year 2: 30 study weeks

  • Ethics and Law in the Gig Economy
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  • Economics for Business
  • Strategic Brand Management and Social Media
  • International Human Resources Management
  • Marketing and Sales in a Digital World

Placement Year: Optional

  • Students have the option to undertake a paid Placement Year with a business employer.

Year 4: 30 study weeks

  • Global Leadership and Change Management
  • International Strategic Management
  • Creativity Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Commercial Law
  • Cases in International Strategy
  • International Business and Global Trade

Course Information

Assessment

Assessments may consist of individual in-class tests, individual reports, in-class group presentations, group projects, and exams.

Structure

This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

How to Apply

Applications for all our undergraduate Business courses are now open.

Fees

2023/24

  • UK - £9,250 per annum INT - £16,700 per annum (London), £15,900 per annum (non-London)
  • Please note the fee for the Placement Year is 20% of the usual tuition fee i.e. £1,850 (Home) and £3,350 (INT - London), £3,200 (INT - non-London).

2024/25

  • UK - £9,250 per annum INT - £17,550 per annum (London), £16,700 per annum (non-London)
  • Please note the fee for the Placement Year is 20% of the usual tuition fee i.e. £1,850 (Home) and £3,500 (INT - London), £3,350 (INT - non-London).

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