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Brunel University London

International Business

UCAS Code: N120

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

in Business or Business-related subject. Applicants must also have 2 years of work experience.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

M2,M2,M2

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

in Business and an A level at grade B

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

in Business with A levels grade BB

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

in Business

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

DD

in Business and an A level at grade B

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

D

in Business with A levels grade BB

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

in Business

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

120-144

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

International business

This degree focuses on the fundamentals of national and international market economies and the forces that shape organisations locally and globally. The emphasis is on globalisation issues generated by multinational enterprises that currently account for over 50 per cent of global output. A deeper understanding of their commercial power will help you to position yourself strategically in a competitive job market. You’ll also enjoy our exclusive Business Life programme and develop core skills, knowledge and graduate attributes in preparation for the world of work. Business and Management at Brunel is ranked 9th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2018).

Modules

Level 1
Compulsory:
Introduction to Management Enquiry;
Managing Information with Technology;
Organisational Behaviour and Analysis;
Introduction to Accounting;
International Business Environment;
Principles and Practice of Marketing.
Level 2
Compulsory:
Economics for Business and Management;
Entrepreneurship and Marketing in Business;
International Business in Emerging Markets;
Human Resource Management and its International Dimensions;
International Relations;
Quantitative Methods for Business and Management.
Level 3
Compulsory:
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Ventures;
International Business Strategy;
Issues and Controversies in Management:
Optional:
International Marketing;
Business Ethics, Environmental Sustainability and Governance;
International Technology Management;
Globalisation, Trade and Investment.

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
£16,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Brunel 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.

74%
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

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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
90%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
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?

54%
UK students
46%
International students
59%
Male students
41%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C
351

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
high
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
5%
Other administrative occupations
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.

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

£29k

£29k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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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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