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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


GCSE/National 4/National 5

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

UCAS Tariff

96

from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent)

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

International business

Subject to validation.

You know that the global world of business is connected, fast-paced and innovative; that industry needs forward-thinkers and new ideas. And you want to graduate with knowledge that’s fresh, relevant and influential. Our full-time International Business Management degree will ensure you do just that. Study in Cambridge – a truly international city – spend a semester abroad, and take a placement year in a company of your choice. Design your future.

Employers are looking for graduates who will not only survive, but thrive and develop in this environment. Our role is to help you become that person.

We realise you’re focused, independent and ready to step onto the right path. But what’s right for everyone else might not be right for you. At ARU, you choose your own way.

We know that you may want to do things differently to other people. You need a course that can be tailored to your ambitions, a course that will prepare you for the fast-paced world of global business. And that’s why we have designed a course that is flexible and adaptable to your needs, giving you the power to choose from among modern modules dedicated to innovation, sustainability, EU economy, digital marketing and employability. Your choices will ensure you graduate with a skill-set that’s tailored to the career direction you want to take, equipping you with the right skills and knowledge to step straight into a management role.

Our dedicated employability and placements teams will be there to support and guide you – whether you’ll be getting ready for an internship, placement or a graduate position. You will benefit from their expertise and industry contacts, giving you the competitive edge that will get you hired in the right place.

You already have the potential; we want to make sure you progress to where you want to go with confidence and abilities that exceed the current market.

Are you dedicated and focused on what you want and eager to get there even sooner? Alongside the standard three programme, there is also the option to do an accelerated two year course. Want to get more? We offer an alternative version of the course, which includes an exciting semester spent studying in Europe.

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
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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

84%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Business, research and administrative 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.

International business

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

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

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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