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.

Indicative modules

First year

  • Management in Context
  • Global Business Environment
  • Introduction to International Business
  • Accounting Principles
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Business Law
  • The British and Global Economy
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Foundations of HRM
  • Marketing Principles

Second year

  • Business Strategy
  • Comparative Business Cultures
  • International Business Strategies
  • Managing International Projects
  • Contemporary Issues in Management
  • Leading, Change and Entrepreneurship
  • Identity, Culture and Organisation

Third year

  • Business Strategy
  • Comparative Business Cultures
  • International Business Strategies
  • Managing International Projects


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