International Business Management  

(2018 Entry)

BA (Hons)

Keele’s multi-disciplinary approach to International Business Management opens a gateway into the exciting and fast-paced world of global management. With a flexible course structure and options to study abroad, you will graduate with the skills and knowledge that provide a truly international outlook on business.

Single Honours
Study abroad
Learn a language
International year
Placement year
3 years/ 4 years with international or placement year

UCAS code: N120

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Course Overview

On this course, you will gain a realistic perspective on what happens in organisations, explore the ‘nuts and bolts’ of essential business skills and knowledge and access the concepts and debates in management and organisations.

You will learn about the difficulties and benefits of managing across cultures and languages. Under the supervision of our internationally-recognised tutors, this research-informed course will encourage you to reflect critically on your learning, to challenge received wisdom and to think for yourself about the theories you encounter. You have the option to take a placement year as part of this programme, building your skills and experience further to prepare you for working life after graduation.

What will this mean for my future?

You will graduate with a wide range of skills to bring to the global employment market with a solid understanding of both business and the global context. This will prepare you for a wide range of careers in the public, private and third sectors. You might choose to work in management consultancy, IT, banking, import/export, sales, marketing or logistics, or to use your transferable skills to an indirectly related career of your choice. Equally you might choose to go on to study for a postgraduate qualification.

Module Summary

Course structure

 

Our degree courses are organised into modules. Each module is usually a self-contained unit of study and each is usually assessed separately with the award of credits on the basis of 1 credit = 10 hours of student effort. An outline of the structure of the programme is provided in the tables below.


There are three types of module delivered as part of your programme. They are:


• Compulsory modules – a module that you are required to study on this course;
• Optional modules – these allow you some limited choice of what to study from a list of modules;
• Elective modules – a free choice of modules that count towards the overall credit requirement but not the number of subject-related credits.


A summary of the credit requirements per year is as follows, with a minimum of 90 subject credits (compulsory plus optional) required for each year.

 

Year Compulsory  Optional Min  
Optional Max Electives Min Electives Max
1 45 45 75 0 30
2 60 30 60 0 30
3 75 15 45 0
30

Modules - Year One

Year 1 (Level 4)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Semester one

 

Semester one 

 
   

Choose a minimum of one from the following:

 

Management in Context MAN-10018

15

Introductory Microeconomics ECO-10028

15

Global Business Environments MAN-10022

15 

Quantitative Methods 1 ECO-100261

15

   

Marketing Principles MAN-10019

15

   

The British and Global Economy ECO-10025

15

   

Business Law LAW-10027

15

   

Accounting Principles MAN-100152

15

 

 

Academic English for Business Students (Part 1) ENL-900033

15 

Semester two


 

Semester two

 

   

Choose a minimum of TWO from the following:

 
Introduction to International Business MAN-10023 15 

Introductory Macroeconomics ECO-10029

15

   

Quantitative Methods 2 ECO-100274

15

 

 

Financial Accounting MAN-100245

15

 

 

Foundations of Human Resource Management HRM-10007

15

 

 

Multinational Enterprise Business Perspectives MAN-100266

15

 

 

Managing in a Changing Society MAN-10030

15

 

 

 

 

Notes
(1) Students who have Grade C at A Level Maths (or equivalent) not eligible to take this module
(2) Need to study this if you wish to study Financial Accounting (MAN-10024) (3) Open only to non-native speakers of English and successful completion of ENL-10031 (EAP 1) with a score of over 60%, or ENL-90006 (EAP 2), or equivalent or by recommendation of the Language Centre. Cannot be taken with other ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year.
(4) Prerequisite of either A Level Maths (or equivalent) OR Quantitative Methods 1 (ECO-10026)
(5) Prerequisite Accounting Principles (MAN-10015)
(6) Live company project, recommended for those wishing to take a Placement Year. 

Modules - Year Two

Year 2 (Level 5)

Compulsory modules

Credits

Optional modules

Credits

Semester one

 

Semester one 

 
   

Choose a minimum of one from the following:

 

Managing in the Multinational Corporation MAN-20084

15

Organisational Behaviour MAN-200551

15

Business Ethics MAN-20091

15

Professional Development MAN-20090

15

   

Academic English for Business Students (Part 1) ENL-900032

15

   

Academic English for Business Students (Part 2) ENL-900043

15

 Semester two  

Semester two

 

   

Choose a minimum of one from the following:

 

Operations and Quality Management MAN-20053

15 

Researching Business Management MAN-20096

15 

International Supply Chain Management MAN-20083

15

 

Social Enterprise and Alternative Organising MAN-20093

15

Notes

(1) Need to take this if you wish to take either Identity, Culture & Organisation (MAN-30040) OR What’s wrong with entrepreneurship? (MAN-30073) OR Contemporary Issues in Management (MAN-30047) at level 6 (2) Open only to non-native speakers of English and successful completion of ENL-10031 (EAP 1) with a score of over 60%, or ENL-90006 (EAP 2), or equivalent or by recommendation of the Language Centre. Cannot be taken with other ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year. (3) Open only to NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH after successful completion of AEB1 (Academic English for Business 1) with a score of under 60% or equivalent. Cannot be taken with other ENL- module (English Language module) in the same academic year. 

Academic English for Business Students (Part 2) ENL-900043







Thomas Trillo

Thomas Trillo

"The support available from tutors and staff and the relaxed campus setting make the transition to university life much easier."

Accounting and Business Management, 2017