BSc International Business & Management

Aston University
En Birmingham (Inglaterra)

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Tipología Bachelor's degree
Lugar Birmingham (Inglaterra)
Inicio Septiembre 2018
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Birmingham (Inglaterra)
  • Inicio:
    Septiembre 2018

Get a solid understanding of strategic management in international business. Discover how differences in culture influences the way we do business and understand how to operate in challenging environments abroad. Our graduates go on to work at companies including Ernst and Young and House of Fraser.

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Requisitos: Entry requirements A Level Entry: AAB/ABB BTEC Extended Diploma: DDD


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West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, Inglaterra
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comienzo Sep-2018
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

IT Law
Strategic Management
Business and Management
International Management
Business Economics
International Business
International Business Management
Communication Training
Financial Training
IT Management
IT Management


Entry requirements 

4 year with integrated placement year / 3 year course without integrated placement year option only available for non-EU students


Typical offers:
A Levels: AAB - ABB 
IB: 32 points overall in the IB diploma with 6,6,5 - 6,5,5 at HL. Minimum scores of 5 in English and Maths at Standard level
BTEC, Access & other: BTEC Extended Diploma DDD. Access to HE students are eligible to apply for this course.

Further requirements:
5 GCSE grades A*- C including:
GCSE Maths – grade C/4
GCSE English – grade C/4
Please note that General Studies does not contribute towards the UCAS points requirement but is welcomed as an additional qualification.

Tuition fees: £9,250 (£1,250 during placement year) for UK/EU students. £14,630 (£2,500 during placement year) for International students (2017). More on fees.

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

  • Course outline

The study of international business is more important than ever. Technological, political and economic developments mean that daily business transactions can be conducted on a global scale, where international managers have added advantages in the employment market.

This degree offers a core strategic management focus within an international business context and has been developed in response to demand by alumni and our own advisory panel of international employers.

You will study a range of topics, designed to give you a solid foundation for your business degree. For the second and final years you are asked to select two subject areas on which to concentrate your study. At least one of these must be International Management or International Communications for Business.

Year 1

Your first year will include studies in International Perspectives to provide a strong foundation for your second and final years.  Although this degree does not include any language modules in your first year, you have the option to include a language from scratch or at an advanced level within this year as an extra-curricular option free of charge. Languages can be included from scratch or at an advanced level in your second and final year.  If you wish languages to be a more significant part of your degree, you should apply for the BSc (Hons) International Business and French/German/Spanish - IBML programme. 

The modules are:
  • Introductory Accounting for Business
  • Introduction to Organisational Behaviour
  • International Perspectives in Organisations
  • Law for Business  
  • Introduction to Marketing Management 
  • Principles of Operation Management
  • Foundations of Business Analytics
  • Principles of Financial Accounting 
  • Introduction to Business Economics

Year 2

From the second year onwards, this degree offers a great deal of flexibility for you to begin tailoring your degree.  In the second and final year you will specialise in two areas of management, these are:

  • Business Policy
  • Business Game
  • Business, Government & Society
  • International Business Environment
  • Intercultural Communication

Students must also select one of the following modules:

  • Strategic Finance
  • Financial Management
Students must select the International Management stream and/or the International Communications for Business stream.

International Management modules:
  • International Business Environment
  • International Business Economics
  • Emerging and Transitional Economies
  • Effective Teamwork
International Communication for Business modules:
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Language at Work

Plus a language module:

  • French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Portuguese all at Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced Level
  • Japanese at Beginners and Intermediate Level.
If only one of these streams is chosen then students can select their remaining credits from the following specialist areas:
  • Making Managerial Decisions using Accounting Information
  • Financial  A ccounting

  • Company Reporting and Audit

  • Business Analytics & Data Mining

  • Business Analytics in Practice

  • Operational Research Techniques

  • Dashboards and  Spreadsheets

  • Global Society

  • Environmental Policy

  • Government and Management

  • Welfare States and Welfare Change

  • Theories and Practice of HRM

  • Psychology and Work

  • Developing Creativity at Work

  • Strategy for Future Leaders

  • Principles of Macro Economics

  • Principles of Micro Economics

  • Introduction to Econometrics 1

  • Regional and Urban Economics

  • Systems Analysis

  • IT and Web Development

  • Databases

  • Principles of Intellectual Property Law

  • Principles of Corporate Law

  • Introduction to Market Research

  • Digital Marketing

  • Principles of Services Marketing

  • Consumer Behaviour

  • Advanced Consumer Behaviour

  • Marketing Communications

  • Total Quality Management

  • Doing e-Business

  • Enterprise Resource Planning

Year 3

You will spend this year in professional placement or you may choose to take up an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions. This year is compulsory for all UK and EU students. For International Business and Management students work placements must normally take place outside of the UK.

See placement year section or find out more about the Aston placement year.

Final Year

During your final year you will continue to study your specialist area(s) in addition to the core module below:
  • Strategic Management

International Management modules:
  • Derivatives
  • International Finance
  • International Marketing
  • International Operations
International Communication for Business modules:
  • Leadership and Management Communication I 
  • Leadership and Management Communication II
  • A language – either the same as chosen in the second year or a new language.

If you are taking just one of the above, you can select your remaining credits from the following specialist areas:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Analytics
  • Business and Government
  • Business Psychology
  • Business Economics
  • Information Systems
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • International Communications for Business