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Newcastle University

International Business Management

UCAS Code: N121

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Excluding General Studies. Achievement of a minimum of five GCSE grades A*-C or 8-4, or equivalent, is normally required. GCSE Mathematics and English and a Modern Language (e.g. French, German, Spanish) at grade B or 6 required if not offered at AS or A Level.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45,M:0,P:0

To include at least 6 credits in maths or quantitative methods. Achievement of a minimum of five GCSE grades A*-C or 8-4, or equivalent, is normally required. GCSE Mathematics and English and a Modern Language (e.g. French, German, Spanish) at grade B or 6 required.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2

Achievement of a minimum of five GCSE grades A*-C or 8-4, or equivalent, is normally required. GCSE Mathematics and English and a Modern Language (e.g. French, German, Spanish) at grade B or 6 required if not offered at a Higher level.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

5 points required from Mathematics or Mathematical Studies at standard level if not offered at higher level. Standard level 5 or grade B in GCSE English and in a Modern Language (e.g. French, German, Spanish) also required if not offered at Higher Level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H1,H2,H3

Normally to include Mathematics, English and a Modern Language. Please see the Additional Information section on this page about further GCSE (or equivalent) requirements.

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

DDD

Business-related subjects preferred. Achievement of a minimum of five GCSE grades A*-C or 8-4, or equivalent, is normally required. GCSE Mathematics and English and a Modern Language (e.g. French, German, Spanish) at grade B or 6 required.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

Mathematics and English and a Modern Language (eg French) required at National 5, minimum grade B (or grade 2 Standard Grade or Intermediate 2 equivalent) if not offered at Higher Grade. Where a candidate bypasses the assessment for National 5 qualifications, a minimum of grade C in the Higher in Maths, English and a Modern Foreign Language is required. Combinations of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted. Please see the Additional Information section on this page about further GCSE (or equivalent) requirements. Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.

UCAS Tariff

136-153

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

56%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Business and management

International business

This degree is designed for students who want a management career in international, multinational or global organisations. You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to operate and manage businesses across borders, including proficiency in a modern language. There are several pathways through the degree, depending on your language level and needs, including modules in French, German, Spanish (beginners or advanced), Chinese (beginners only), and business English (for non-native speakers). You may choose to spend a year on work placement or studying abroad.

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
£17,175
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Newcastle)

Department:

Newcastle University 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.

85%
high
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 and management

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

48%
UK students
52%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

Business studies

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

95%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
91%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

20%
UK students
80%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

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 and management

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
96%
med
Employed or in further education
71%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
29%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
20%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

As only a small number of students take courses in this subject area, there isn't much information on what graduates do when they finish, so bear that in mind when you review any stats. Management, finance and business roles are common, but it's a good idea to ask tutors what previous graduates taking specific courses went on to do when you're at an open day.

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
98%
high
Employed or in further education
57%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
29%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
20%
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.

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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.

£24k

£24k

£31k

£31k

£33k

£33k

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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This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

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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