Northumbria University Newcastle - International Business Management BSc (Hons)

Northumbria University Newcastle

International Business Management BSc (Hons)

Every future business leader needs a good understanding of global business issues and dynamics. Our BSc (Hons) in International Business Management will provide you with the theory and practice to make management decisions in rapidly changing environments. 

This fascinating International Business Management course provides specialist business and management education that is deeply international in focus. You’ll gain skills and knowledge across a range of business functions, all with a global orientation, to develop an understanding of real-world business decisions and actions that transcend borders. You’ll also have the chance to study or work for a year in a different country. Your one-year studying abroad or work placement could see you living in Asia, the USA, Australia or Europe – a life-changing experience that builds both self-confidence and cultural awareness. It’s a winning combination that will set you apart from others when embarking on your future career.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

128 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

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Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or equivalents.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

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English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

Employability is at the heart of our Business courses – with every module building the transferable skills you’ll need to move into graduate employment. In your first and second year, you’ll study modules in ‘Professional career development’ and ‘Managing people across borders’. Both will develop your employability and leadership potential, as well as help you plan for your career. 

What’s more, our international work placement scheme will help boost your job prospects – with graduates going on to work for global brands such as Samsung, KPMG and Disney. Further examples of recent graduate progression from this course include a selling partner at John Lewis, a graduate management trainee at Taylor Wimpey Homes, a personal banker at global financial organisation Citibank and a digital marketing specialist at international communications agency Ogilvy. 

Alternatively, a study year abroad will not only give you international awareness and enhance your CV but also increase your confidence and personal development. We have well-developed links with highly-respected institutions in Europe, North America, Mexico, Hong Kong and many other countries, opening a world of opportunities. 

Course Details

Your studies begin with an introduction to the global business environment, key marketing principles and financial decision-making, before diving deeper into diverse topics including creativity and innovation, the digital economy, emerging economies and strategic management and internationalisation. 

You’ll learn through techniques that include problem-based learning in the experiential based modules. These address challenges from the real world of business, giving you the opportunity to develop your own approach and come up with viable solutions. 

Year 1

Financial Decision Making (Core,20 Credits)
Business Analysis for Decision Making (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Newcastle Business School (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Preparing for Professional Practice (Core,20 Credits)
Global Marketing and Communications (Core,20 Credits)
Unilang - Languages for All - Level 4 Placeholder (Core,20 Credits)
Global Business Environment (Core,20 Credits)

Year 2

International Operations Management (Optional,20 Credits)
Newcastle Business School Study Abroad Semester (Optional,60 Credits)
Strategic Frameworks and Cultural Contexts in International Management (Core,20 Credits)
International Business: Growth Strategies and Resourcing (Core,20 Credits)
Creativity and Innovation (Optional,20 Credits)
Born Global Enterprise (Optional,20 Credits)
Business Research and Analysis (Core,20 Credits)
International Digital Economy (Optional,20 Credits)
Managing People Across Borders (Core,20 Credits)
Finance and International Business (Optional,20 Credits)

Year 3

Year in International Multidisciplinary Innovation (4 modules studied in Amsterdam (Semester 1) & Newcastle (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)Placement Abroad (assistantship) (Optional,120 Credits)
Newcastle Business School Work Placement Year (Optional,120 Credits)
Newcastle Business School Study Abroad Year (Optional,120 Credits)
Newcastle Business School Blended Placement Year: Work Placement Semester (Optional,60 Credits)
Newcastle Business School Blended Placement Year: Study Abroad Semester (Optional,60 Credits)

Year 4

Contemporary Issues in International Business (Core,20 Credits)
International Business and Innovation (Core,20 Credits)
Strategic Management for Sustainable Leadership (Core,20 Credits)
Dissertation (Optional,40 Credits)
Management Enquiry (Optional,40 Credits)
Undergraduate Consultancy Project (Optional,40 Credits)
Emerging Economies (Optional,20 Credits)
Business Ethics for International Management (Optional,20 Credits)

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