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University of Manchester

Management (International Business Economics)

UCAS Code: N246

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Grades AAB. General Studies is normally accepted if one of four A-levels passed in the same sitting. Critical Thinking and Use of Maths are not accepted. Three AS-Levels accepted in place of one A-Level if all taken in Year 13. Typical contextual offer: Grades ABB. General Studies is normally accepted if one of four A-levels passed in the same sitting. Critical Thinking and Use of Maths are not accepted. Three AS-Levels accepted in place of one A-Level if all taken in Year 13. For further information on contextual offers, please visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applications/after-you-apply/contextual-data/contextual-data-2019/

3 AS-levels accepted in place of 1 A-Level if all taken in Year 13.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

60 credits overall in the Access to Higher Education Diploma, with 45 credits at level 3. Of those 45 credits at level 3, 30 credits must be passed with distinction plus 15 credits at Merit. In addition, applicants should have GCSE Mathematics at Grade B (or 6 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England) and English Language at Grade B (or Grade 6 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England) or IELTS 6.5 with no component below 6, or equivalent. Where GCSE Mathematics/English Language is not at Grade B (or 6) then 6 credits of Mathematics/English must be taken at level 3 and passed with Merit.

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken. We require you to achieve D3, D3, M1, over 3 Principal Subjects.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

To meet our Maths subject requirements we require GCSE Maths at Grade B (you will require a Grade 6 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England) or we can accept GCSE Applications of Maths and Methods in Maths at Grades BB if studied together in the same sitting. Please note we do not accept Applied Maths e.g. WJEC Mathematics - Numeracy. To meet our English language subject requirements we require GCSE English Language at Grade B (you will require a Grade 6 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 points overall with 6,6,5 in Higher Level subjects. Students without GCSE/IGCSE Maths and English Language at Grade B (or 6) will need 5 in SL Maths (or Maths Studies*) and SL English (Language A: English Language and Literature or Language A: Literature). If Language B: English is offered at SL we would need you to achieve 6. *We do not currently accept Maths Studies for BSc (Hons) International Business, Finance and Economics applicants for the purposes of meeting our Maths subject requirements.

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

H1,H1,H1,H2,H2

H1, H1, H1, H2, H2 with Maths and English at O2 level or higher.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

We consider the Technical Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course (a full list of our accepted courses are listed on our website). Entry requirements are based on the Cambridge Level 3 Technical Diploma with D*D* plus Grade B at A Level. The subject of your CTEC and A Levels will be taken into consideration when making a decision on your offer.  Alternative requirements will apply depending on your predicted grades for the CTEC and A Levels.  We will not accept General Studies as an A Level option.  We will not accept A Level subjects which are the same as your CTEC.

We consider the Technical Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course (a full list of our accepted courses are listed on our website).  Entry requirements are based on achievement of the D* plus Grades AB at A Level. The subject of your CTEC and A Levels will be taken into consideration when making a decision on your offer.  Alternative requirements will apply depending on your predicted grades for the CTEC and A Levels.  We will not accept General Studies as an A Level option.  We will not accept A Level subjects which are the same as your CTEC.

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

D*D

We consider the National Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full BTEC National Diploma at D*D plus Grade B at A-level. The subject of your BTEC qualification will be taken into consideration when making a decision on your offer. Please note that we do not accept General Studies as an A-level option and we do not accept A-level subjects which are the same as your BTEC qualification.

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

D*

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course.  Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full BTEC National Extended Certificate at D* plus Grades AB at A-level.  The subject of your BTEC qualification will be taken into consideration when making a decision on your offer. Please note that we do not accept General Studies as an A-level option and we do not accept A-level subjects which are the same as your BTEC qualification.

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

D*D*D

We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full BTEC National Extended Diploma at D*D*D. The subject of your BTEC qualification will be taken into consideration when making a decision on your offer. Please note that we do not accept General Studies as an A-level option and we do not accept A-level subjects which are the same as your BTEC qualification.

We normally require three Advanced Highers at Grades AAB or two Advanced Highers at Grades AB plus two Highers at Grades AA (plus Maths at Higher Level at Grade B). English Language and Maths not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (National 5 Grade B / Intermediate 2 Grade B / Standard Grade General level Grade 3).

We normally require three Advanced Highers at Grades AAB or two Advanced Highers at Grades AB plus two Highers at Grades AA (plus Maths at Higher Level at Grade B). English Language and Maths not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (National 5 Grade B / Intermediate 2 Grade B / Standard Grade General level Grade 3).

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate and usually requires two A-levels or equivalent to be included within this. The minimum grade required will normally be the same as the lowest grade listed in the A-level entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff

136

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

79%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Retail management

91% of students on our BSc Management (International Business Economics) are satisfied with their course (National Student Survey 2016). Our flexible Management degrees share a common first year before allowing you to focus on your chosen specialism to enhance your career prospects. With over 90 course units to choose from, you really can shape your own degree. BSc (Hons) Management (International Business Economics) will suit you if you are interested in the international dimension of organisations' operations, particularly the economic, financial and investment aspects. To graduate with BSc (Hons) Management (International Business Economics), you need to have studied at least 40 credits of second-year options (one third of your studies) and at least 60 credits of final-year options (half of your studies) from the International Business Economics subject area.Since the Management and Management (Specialism) degrees are identical in the first year, transfer between them is straightforward, so you should apply for only one of them. **Aims**This course aims to promote critical awareness of the merits and complexities of management and to instill an appreciation of the association between theory and practice. It aims to introduce you to important new developments in the field of management and to enable you to develop appropriate practical and transferable skills.**Special Features**- Study a broad-based management degree whilst specialising in international business economics.- Your chosen specialism will be reflected in your final degree title - BSc (Hons) Management (International Business Economics). - Don't want to specialise? Graduate with BSc (Hons) Management.- Selected course units grant exemptions from professional accountancy exams e.g. 6 ACCA & 8 CIMA papers.

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2018/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

Alliance Manchester 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.

73%
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Retail management

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.

Management studies

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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
89%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

47%
UK students
53%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
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.

Management 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.

£21,000
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Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
66%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Retail 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.

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£28k

£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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