BSc in International Business (Brunel Business School)

Brunel University London, United Kingdom

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 24,489

Course Accredited By

CIMA

  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
The International Business BSc is a highly relevant course in today’s commercial climate. It covers the fundamentals of national and international market economies and looks at the many forces that shape the operating environments of organisations worldwide.
  • The emphasis of this degree is on the challenges created by globalisation, challenges which are particularly relevant to multinational enterprises (MNEs) as they account for over fifty percent of global output. A deeper understanding of the commercial power of MNEs is key to understanding how and why companies expand in an increasingly competitive market.
  • The International Business BSc is designed for those seeking to operate within an international business setting or within companies and jobs where an understanding of international business is an asset. We’ll explore the impact of internationalisation on factors such as human resource management (HRM), entrepreneurship, and emerging markets. There will also be the opportunity to study modules on marketing, environmental sustainability, and global investment.
  • As well as the focus on international business, this degree will equip you with the broad business and management background and the analytical and interpersonal skills required to understand, analyse and address issues faced by today's companies. You’ll broaden your knowledge of business concepts as you work on real business issues and live case studies to develop your managerial skills.
  • Valuable technical skills will be developed in numerical methods, quantitative methods, and by using statistical software such as SPSS and EXCEL. This part of the course does not require A level maths or the overseas equivalent.
  • The course includes a module on Management Enquiry to help you adapt to university study through active learning sessions on topics such as working in groups, report writing and time management.
  • Our International Business BSc is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), which means you will gain exemptions from some of their professional papers if you wish to undertake further study towards being a chartered management accountant after you graduate.
  • You’ll also have the opportunity to take a year's paid professional work experience and be part of the team at an international company or organisation. Previous employers have included Adidas, Microsoft, British Airways, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Nissan. Occasionally students are invited back to a full-time graduate position by their placement employers so as well as offering experience, a placement can open doors.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

UK entry requirements

  • GCE A-level BBB.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in Business or Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in Business, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship or Personal and Business Finance with an A-level at grade B. (Other combinations may be considered on a case-by-case basis).
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D with A-levels grade BC.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 30 points. GCSE English equivalent SL 5 or HL 4 and Mathematics SL 4 or HL 4.
  • Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma in Business, Business and Management or Business and Law with 45 credits at Level 3.
  • A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including GCSE Mathematics grade C or grade 4 and GCSE English Language grade C or grade 4 or GCSE English Literature grade B or grade 5.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
  • Compulsory modules in your first and second year will cover the fundamentals on conducting business in a global market. Optional modules in your final year twinned with your dissertation, will give you the opportunity to branch out and specialise in an area which particularly interests you.
  • This course can be studied 3 year full-time or 4 year full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 1
Compulsory

  • MG1011 - Introduction to Management Enquiry
  • MG1016 - Managing Information with Technology
  • MG1051 - Organisational Behaviour and Analysis
  • MG1600 - Introduction to Accounting and Financial Management
  • MG1054 - International Business Environment
  • MG1062 - Principles and Practice of Marketing

Year 2
Compulsory

  • MG2012 - Economics for Business and Management
  • MG2049 - Entrepreneurship and Marketing in Business
  • MG2128 - International Business in Emerging Markets
  • MG2133 - Human Resource Management and its International Dimensions
  • MG2137 - International Relations
  • MG2602 - Quantitative Methods for Business and Management

Year 3
Compulsory

  • MG3009 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Ventures
  • MG3110 - International Business Strategy
  • MG3604 - Issues and Controversies in International Business Studies

Optional

  • MG3038 - International Marketing
  • MG3113 - Business Ethics, Environmental Sustainability and Governance
  • MG3603 - International Strategic Innovation Management
  • MG3602 - Globalisation, Trade and Investment
  • UK
  • £9,250 full-time
  • £1,385 placement year
  • Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy. 
  • Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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