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Glasgow Caledonian University

International Business

UCAS Code: N120
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Business studies
Student score
71% LOW
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

A Level: BCC PLUS GCSE Maths and English at C/4

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£1,820

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Modules

Year 1: Core modules; introduction to the global business environment; economies, markets and enterprise; data analysis skills; principles of marketing; managerial finance; the business environment or language. Year 2: Core modules; people and work; business law; qm for business or language; international business: challenges and choices; plus 2 further options. Year 3: Core modules; international trade and finance; international market entry and development; cultural challenges in international business; plus 3 further options or a study abroad period. Year 4: Core modules; project/dissertation; international business strategy; issues in the world economy; plus 2 further options.

Glasgow Caledonian University

City campus

As an innovative and international institution we thrive on our diverse and inclusive values, which provide our students with an outstanding experience, in a city centre location, providing you with everything on your doorstep to be a forward thinking, engaging student. We have a 100% overall student satisfaction for Optometry according to the 2011 National Student Survey.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

19%
81%

Year 3

14%
86%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
25%
54%
21%

Year 1

37%
48%
15%

Year 2

17%
74%
9%

Year 3

8%
83%
9%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 79%
Student score 71% LOW
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

70%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

53%

Feedback on work has been prompt

39%

Staff are good at explaining things

83%

Received sufficient advice and support

68%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
59% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
427 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
53% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

16%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

12%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Over 13,500 degrees in business studies were awarded in 2012, and for a long time this was the most popular degree subject of all - one in 23 grads study a business studies degree. Numbers are still growing, but it dropped down to number three in the table this year. 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. They are most likely to go into jobs in finance, management or marketing, so the stats have been hit slightly because the finance industry hasn’t been in the best of health in the economic downturn. But thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are very slightly above the average for all subjects. 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.
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