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Aston University, Birmingham

International Business and Management

UCAS Code: NNC2

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

5 GCSE grades A*- C to include: GCSE Maths – grade C/4 GCSE English – grade C/4

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

5 GCSE grades A*- C to include: GCSE Maths – grade C/4 GCSE English – grade C/4

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

6,5,5 at Higher Level

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

5 GCSE grades A*- C to include: GCSE Maths – grade C/4 GCSE English – grade C/4

UCAS Tariff

120-128

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79%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

International business

**Course description**Our four-year BSc International Business and Management course, with an integrated placement year, offers a core strategic management focus within an international business context and has been developed in response to demand by graduates and our own advisory panel of international employers. The study of international business is more important than ever. Technological, political and economic developments mean that daily business transactions can be conducted on a global scale which gives international managers an added advantage in the employment market.You will gain a solid understanding of strategic management in international business. Youll discover how differences in culture influences the way we conduct business and understand how to operate in challenging international environments. We recognise that a number of applicants have not studied languages to an advanced level, but may desire the skills to operate in an international business arena. This degree enables you to study International Business and Management purely in English, with the third year spent studying and /or working in an overseas, English-speaking environment.Our recent graduates have been successful in securing roles at well-known companies such as House of Fraser, Mller, WHSmiths Europe Travel Retail and Ernst & Young in roles such as Employee Relations, Assistant Brand Manager, Training and Communications Manager and Graduate Recruitment.**Key course benefits** As part of your degree youll undertake a professional placement, gaining valuable practical experience in the field of your chosen subject area BSc International Business and Management at Aston achieved 97% Overall Student Satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey The opportunity to incorporate language studies as part of your degree Aston Business School graduates earn 9,300 (35%) more than the UK average, five years after graduating (source: The Longitudinal Education Outcomes data set, 2017).**Course details**- Year 1 - Your first year will include studies in International Perspectives which will give you a strong foundation. Although this degree does not include any language modules in your first year, youll have the option to include a language from scratch, or at an advanced level as an extra-curricular option free of charge. Languages can be included from scratch or at an advanced level in your second and final year.- Year 2 - From the second year onwards, this degree offers a great deal of flexibility for you to begin tailoring your degree. The core modules will allow you to specialise in the economics of international business, and gain vital skills in communicating effectively across cultures. You will learn about the relationship between business, government and society, and put your knowledge into practice in a virtual business simulation. The remaining modules are chosen from broad subject streams, including Accounting and Finance, Economics, Marketing and Languages.- Year 3 This is when you will undertake a professional placement or choose an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions. This year is compulsory for all UK and EU students.- Year 4 - During your final year youll continue to study your specialist area(s), developing your knowledge and skills in international strategies, management decisions and solving business problems. The remaining modules are chosen from broad subject streams, including Accounting and Finance, Economics, Marketing and Languages.

Modules

In the First Year, you will study a wide range of management related subjects, designed to ensure you have a broad foundation and knowledge of management. You will consider the economic, financial, human and legal issues managers deal with, and the tools and techniques they use. You will be introduced to the key areas of business as well as carrying out project work which will help draw together the subjects you have studied. During the Second and Final Years you can choose to specialise in one or both streams of: International Management and International Communications for Business. The Third Year, or Placement Year, allows you to choose to work overseas or undertake a study exchange to further your knowledge of your specialist areas. Please note that this year is optional for International Students (students from outside Europe).

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Aston University, Birmingham

Department:

Aston Business School

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.

78%
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

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

87%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
14%
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.

£23k

£23k

£31k

£31k

£35k

£35k

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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