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Undergraduate study
International Business Management (Top-up)

International Business Management (Top-up)
BA (Hons)

 

Course overview

This international business management top-up course allows students with a Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree in business to study for one year to achieve a business honours degree.

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If you want to take on some of the biggest challenges in the world, such as international trade, foreign investment, environmental policy and anti-corruption, then this course is for you.

Join a community of learners from over 100 different countries to develop your management knowledge in a cross-cultural context. The emphasis is on you taking control of your own learning, advancing you as a business thinker and decision maker through workshop-based, interactive and developmental activities.

Top five reasons to study international business management top-up with us:

  1. Real-world experience: our students work on live projects offering tailored real-world consultancy services to small businesses, social enterprises, sole traders and start-ups in the Tees Valley area through our business clinics.
  2. Industry input: we work with brands including Coca-Cola, Apple, Virgin Money, Volvo, and Microsoft, to give you experience of working with global organisations.
  3. Entrepreneurial opportunities: our students have created 500 new business start-ups through Launchpad and Microbiz – a start-up community who provide support and advice for students looking to start a new business venture.
  4. United Nations’ PRME initiative – we’re a proud signatory of the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, which aims to globally raise the profile of sustainability and responsible leadership to equip current and future leaders with the skills to deliver positive change for business and society.
  5. International community – benefit from Teesside University Business School’s great international community to develop your management knowledge in a cross-cultural context.

 

Course details

This one year course builds upon the knowledge you have already gained in your previous studies. You explore more advanced topics within the areas of business and management. There is a greater emphasis upon critical thinking and your ability to plan and manage your own learning as an individual and as part of a group. Upon completion of this year, you will be able to undertake work independently. You undertake a range of substantial, self-directed projects, as well as a research project. This course starts in September and January.

Course structure

Core modules

Contemporary Issues in Business Management

You develop an understanding of the challenges faced by organisations and explores the controversies and dilemmas of contemporary management thinking and practice. You study three key interrelated contemporary issues facing businesses - internationalisation; technological innovation and sustainability.

Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise

You gain an insight into developing and implementing emerging technologies in relation to information management and the technological aspects of business enterprise. You learn how these technologies affect all organisations in a wider business and technology context.

Global Economics and Business Operations

This module examines business operations in the context of the global economy. One part investigates the operation of the global economy, looking particularly at international trade, the importance of multinational enterprises and foreign investment, and the growth and development of economics, especially the emerging economies of the BRIC group, among others. Other internationally important global economic issues are also examined, such as globalisation and environmental policy. In the business operations part of the module, the emphasis is on the management methods used to aid resource allocation and decision making in organisations. The nature of the operational process is examined and techniques are developed and applied in practical settings.

Undergraduate Business Project

Leading on from the research methods module, the business research project is intended to develop your capacity to undertake a very individual and independent piece of research, albeit with arms length support from a supervisor.

This is an opportunity for you to demonstrate a systematic approach to research, analysis and evaluation within a structured project framework, including project outcome evaluation and reflection on your personal development.

Undergraduate Business Research Methods Top-up

This module seeks to develop your skills in research methods applicable to business and related areas. It focuses on qualitative and quantitative research methods, and will prepare you for the Undergraduate Business Project module.

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Modules offered may vary.

 

How you learn

Modules are taught via lectures, seminars, practical workshops and group work. Teaching staff also adopt a range of web-based technologies to deliver module and programme content, assess, provide feedback and communicate with students.

How you are assessed

The programme is assessed via a variety of methods including assignments, examinations, group work, presentations and live practical projects.


Our Disability Services team provide an inclusive and empowering learning environment and have specialist staff to support disabled students access any additional tailored resources needed. If you have a specific learning difficulty, mental health condition, autism, sensory impairment, chronic health condition or any other disability please contact a Disability Services as early as possible.
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Successful completion of a foundation degree or higher national diploma (or equivalent) in a business-related subject. When applying through UCAS, make sure that you indicate your point of entry as Year 3.

For additional information please see our entry requirements

International applicants can find out what qualifications they need by visiting Your Country


You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
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Employability

Career opportunities

Graduates from this programme are well placed to find employment in a wide range of business, management and administrative jobs, both in the UK and overseas.

We provide an environment that allows you to build on and further develop the ‘extra’ practical employability characteristics that will make you more interesting to employers in the job market once you graduate.

Our staff utilise their extensive business connections to provide many and varied opportunities to engage with potential employers through fairs, guest lecture sessions, live projects, and site visits. In addition we offer a series of workshops and events that ensure all students are equipped with both degree level subject knowledge, plus the practical skills that employers are looking for in new graduate recruits.

Our award-winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni.

 

Information for international applicants

Qualifications

International applicants - find out what qualifications you need by selecting your country below.

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Useful information

Visit our international pages for useful information for non-UK students and applicants.

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Full-time

Entry to 2021/22 academic year

Fee for UK applicants
£9,250 a year

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Fee for international applicants
£13,000 a year

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What is included in your tuition fee?

  • Length: 1 year; Top-up Award
  • UCAS code: N122 BA/IBM
  • Start date: September or January
  • Semester dates
  • Typical offer: Successful completion of a foundation degree or HND (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject

Apply online (full-time) through UCAS

 

Part-time

  • Not available part-time