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BSc (Hons) International Business Management

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Award: BSc (Hons)
Mode of Study: Full-time
Duration: 3 years or 4 Years with Foundation Year 
Location: University of Bolton Manchester 
UCAS Points: 104 Points for 3 Year Degree, 48 points for Foundation Degree
Start Date: September, January, May


The BSc (Hons) in International Business Management offered by UoBM provides a strong foundation in business management with an international perspective on contemporary strategic concerns. You can develop your understanding of global business and management while experiencing life in the multicultural heart of Manchester. 

You'll develop a thorough understanding of key topics in international business management, such as market analysis, the role of emerging markets in today's economy, and intercultural business environments and competition. We'll coach you in building confidence in navigating people, finances and projects in a cross-cultural context and developing sought-after skills such as communication, data analysis, time management, teamwork and problem-solving. We'll also emphasise the global need for responsible and sustainable entrepreneurship.

Modules cover areas of communications, marketing, finance, HR and project management to ensure you graduate with the knowledge required to thrive in international businesses. The degree is expertly structured to combine both academic and practical areas of business management, giving you the tools to navigate global companies and international markets successfully. We also aim to help you develop lifelong learning skills so that you can take ownership of your professional development for the future, maximising your potential for success.

The final year dissertation allows you to combine your new skills with academic research. We'll guide you as you learn to apply your knowledge and prove your critical understanding of international businesses. By studying our BSc (Hons) in International Business Management you'll build essential knowledge and experience a range of opportunities that support you in developing the attitudes, abilities and competencies needed to launch your careers in the field of business in a global context. 

Throughout the duration of this degree, the programme aims are: 

  • Utilize UoBM's highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic international business management lecturers who offer face-to-face sessions, online classes and one-to-one support, ensuring you can access help and advice when needed.
  • To explore key concepts in areas such as people management, business law, marketing, operational and strategic management, information systems and big data, project management, finance, and economics.
  • Take the opportunity to undertake a major project in your final year that allows you to explore an area of professional interest in greater depth.
  • Learn from highly experienced and enthusiastic lecturers who have worked in a wide range of businesses ranging from multinational organisations to SMEs and offer face-to-face, online and one-to-one support.
  • A sound foundation in business and management. This understanding of the business world will enable them to choose from a range of career options and professions.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry Requirements 

104 Points for a 3 Year Degree

Any subjects are acceptable at Level 3.

You should also have five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent), including English and Mathematics.

Foundation Year Entry Requirements

48 points for a Foundation Degree

English Language Requirements

All students applying with International or EU qualifications must meet the minimum English language requirements of ELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at the undergraduate level. For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our English Language Requirements. 


This BSc (Hons) in International Business Management provides a broad understanding of business functions in the business and commercial world. The course offers a route into general management and specialist areas, such as business accounting and finance, enterprise, human resource management, business law, marketing, retail or supply chain management. 

In addition to nurturing academic knowledge, the programme supports your development of key employability skills, such as critical thinking, problem-solving and data analysis. Overall, the course aims to give you an essential appreciation of the skills needed to thrive and adapt to the changing world of work.

Graduates with a broad understanding of how businesses and managers operate have a competitive advantage when entering employment or self-employment. As a graduate of this degree, you'll be attractive to employers from the public, private and voluntary sectors for a wide range of business and management roles. Some typical employment opportunities include retail management, human resources, marketing, customer service management, advertising, merchandising, logistics and supply chain management, accountancy and law. 

After graduation, you may pursue further study in marketing, finance, human resources, data analysis, logistics or supply chain management to develop your expertise in a particular area of business. Studying for an MBA is also another option.

Graduate employment opportunities that might be available to graduates with this degree include:

  • Arbitrator
  • Business development manager
  • Data scientist
  • External auditor
  • Financial trader
  • Human resources officer
  • Marketing Executive
  • Sales Executive
  • Supply chain manager
  • Digital marketer
  • Financial manager
  • Management consultant
  • Public affairs consultant

Structure and Content

Foundation Level

  • Communication Skills
  • Data Skills
  • Professional Development Skills
  • Research Skills

Year One

  • Academic and Professional Skills
  • Business Finance
  • Economics for Business
  • Business Environment

Year Two

  • Managing Human Resources
  • Principles and Practice of Marketing
  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Business Information Systems

Year Three

  • Business Strategy
  • Managing International Business
  • Undergraduate Major Project
  • Operational and Project Management

Teaching and Assessment

We understand that our students' learning needs and preferred learning styles vary, so we use a range of learning and teaching methods. Lectures introduce the core course content, while seminars allow you to explore subjects in greater detail. Tutorials offer space to ask questions, ensuring you understand the topics covered in the lectures and seminars. We use case studies and practical scenarios to help you learn to apply academic theory to real-life practical scenarios, allowing you to gain insights into contemporary practice in a working business environment.

We'll also expect you to undertake considerable guided independent study, for instance, library research and background reading, preparing for seminar and tutorial activities, and working on assignments. Guest lectures and presentations by visiting speakers from relevant employment areas will allow you to further develop your knowledge and understanding.

You can expect time-constrained exams, essays, reports, presentations, portfolios, and others in terms of assessment. These contribute to your final module mark and demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes.

We also use other assessment forms to help you learn, provide feedback, and inform your development. These do not, however, count towards your final module mark.

Learning Activities 

Assessment Strategy

Assessment tasks are linked to the learning outcomes of each module and are completed before and after the end of the module. Module assessments are typically either coursework or examination or a combination of both. Other types of assessment may include in-class tests, coursework, assignments, major project, presentation or projects.

Assessment Methods

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Course Fees

EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on for information. 

For 2023-2024 entry, the maximum government approved undergraduate tuition fee for UK students is £9,250 per year. The University is able to charge this fee subject to an approved Access and Participation Plan for 2023-2024 and its current rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Fees for this Course:

2023/24: £9,250
2024/25: £9,250
2025/26: £9,250
Total Fee: £27,750

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