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Southampton Solent University

International Business Management

UCAS Code: N120
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

90%

Subjects
  • Business studies
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

BTEC Certificate
DD

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
D*D*

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
25

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

90%

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

£9,250

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

Real industry insight is at the heart of Southampton Solent Universityâ??s international business management programme. The course team maintain strong relationships with industry professionals, which have previously lead to unique guest lectures, live assessment briefs, and work experience placements for business students. Students are also guided as they write a dissertation, carrying out in-depth research into a relevant business area. Students use the analytics skills learnt throughout the course to inform this research, and are encouraged to focus on an area that they think they might like to work in after graduation.

Modules

Year 1: 5 core units and 1 option unit: Business and Academic Skills; International Business Management; Business Information; Essentials of Management; Marketing Principles; option: Language Study: one from Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish as a foreign language, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language as part of the Solent International Language Programme (SILP). Year 2: International Research Skills; Study Placement abroad (all academic year, 5 units); or International Research Skills; European Business Contexts; Operations Management; Study Placement abroad (half academic year, 3 units); or Work Placement (half academic year, 3 units); or Project Management; Marketing Management; Contemporary International Issues. Year 3: 4 core units and 2 option units: Business Project Skills; Cross-Cultural Management; Strategy for Business; Business Project Report; options: Integrated Marketing Communications and Strategy; International Financial Reporting and Analysis; Contemporary Business Issues; International Marketing; Management Development; Small Business Enterprise; students can select 1 of the following Curriculum Plus units: Solent International Language Programme (SILP); Sports Coaching in the Community; Community Volunteering; Work-based Learning; CV and Career Building; (CSI) Capability for Innovation; (P2S) Plan to Succeed.

Southampton Solent University

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We're a dynamic new university dedicated to academic excellence, social justice and the integration of theory and practice. Real world experience is built into innovative courses in business, technology, art and design, media production, maritime, the creative industries and sport. We have strong roots in Southampton and the region, working closely with the community and employers.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
30%
70%

Year 1

10%
90%

Year 2

20%
80%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
7%
75%
18%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

79%
21%

Year 3

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 87%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

78%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

73%

Feedback on work has been prompt

74%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

76%

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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
31% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
27% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
274 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% 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 93% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

17%

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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