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Anglia Ruskin University

International Business Management (with Placement Year)

UCAS Code: N103

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


96-112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

Access to HE Diplomas are accepted, 15 Level 3 credits at Merit grade are required.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

96-112 UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted.

UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted. UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted.

UCAS Tariff

96-112

from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

89%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

International business

In today’s international market, businesses need employees who understand globalisation, sustainability and intercultural communication. It’s a recipe for success. Learn more about these complex issues and how you can manage them in a modern, global organisation.

In a progressively globalised world, organisations can only successfully operate and compete when they develop and enhance their strategies on issues such as globalisation, intercultural awareness, sustainability, and ethics.

You can choose to study our course over three or four years. The four-year course includes a placement year in Year 3, giving you the opportunity to work in an international organisation, greatly improving your hands-on experience of business management and your employability. There’s also an accelerated course that allows you to complete your degree in just two years.

Here at Anglia Ruskin, sustainability is really important to us. And it’s important to businesses, too. Building on employer feedback, successful student-led initiatives, and green audits in businesses – and in partnership with our Global Sustainability Institute – we’ve developed a course that has sustainability at its heart. We’re committed to making sure that our students not only know about sustainability, but know how to apply their knowledge and make a real difference to business practices and communities.

Our Global Business Environment module has been specially designed for this course and introduces sustainability as a contemporary issue for international business.

As you’d expect from an innovative international business degree, you’ll have the option to study a foreign language. You’ll learn to operate in a multi-cultural context, studying alongside and from students and academics from around the world. We also encourage our students to include a semester of study at one of our partner universities in Europe (including France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, and Switzerland), North America or Malaysia during Year 2. (Teaching is in English.)

Modules

Year one, core modules

Principles of Marketing
Economics for Managers
Academic Skills
Introduction to Accounting and Finance
Business Analytics
Introduction to Organisations and Management
Global Business Environment

Year two, core modules

Strategic Management
International Business
Business Research Methods

Year two, optional modules

Project Management
Responsible Business
Business Law
E-Business Management

Placement year (Optional)

Work Placement - Accounting Finance and Operations Management

Year three, core modules

Advanced Strategic Management
Employment Law
Undergraduate Major Project
International Intercultural Management
International Supply Chain Management

Year three, optional modules

Career Management and Employability
EU Economy: Policy and Issues
Digital Marketing
Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
International and Comparative HRM

Optional modules available in years two and three

French
Spanish

Assessment methods

You can expect an interesting mix of coursework, essays, exams and activity-based assignments. Your coursework could include problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations and group or individual reports. You'll also be able to access support materials supported by materials accessed through our virtual learning environment (VLE).

All assessment is designed to allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learned, and to make sure you’re developing the knowledge and skills you need to successfully complete the course.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cambridge Campus

Department:

Economics, Strategy, Marketing and Enterprise

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
International business

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
D
220

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

6%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
6%
Managers and proprietors in other services
4%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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