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International Business and Management

BSc (Hons)
Entry 2017: BBB / 120 UCAS points
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Award: BSc (Hons)
UCAS code: NN12
Placement: Placement year not available
Suitable for international students
Faculty of Management & Law
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Our International Business and Management course will provide you with a broad, critical and yet integrative study of the business processes, activities and challenges involved in managing business operations in an international and global context.

There is now a strong demand for graduates who have the aspirations, skills and knowledge to function effectively in international business management, and this course will prepare you well, equipping you with the latest business techniques and tools.

Professional Accreditation/Recognition

A number of professional accountancy bodies give exemptions for examinations taken at different stages of their professional qualification, including ICAEW, ACCA, AIA and CIMA, and CPA Australia. Depending on specific accounting modules taken, this programme may entitle students to be eligible for exemptions.


"I heard about the School of Management and that it's one of the best in Europe, and thought yes this is where I want to come - it's a castle, why not! I probably wouldn't have chosen Bradford if I hadn't come here to see it for myself beforehand. The teachers are really good. If you have any questions - no matter how silly they are - they will always help you."

BSc International Business and Management

Why Bradford?

This degree sets the broad management disciplines in an international context, in contrast to many other international business degrees that focus mainly on
economics. With businesses trading across borders to an extent not previously seen, an understanding of some of the problems encountered, together with possible solutions, will help you to develop a deep understanding of how businesses operate.

As International Business and Management shares a common first year with the School of Management's other undergraduate courses, you may transfer to another degree such as Business and Management Studies, Accounting and Finance or Marketing at the end of your first year, if you feel that your interests lie in another area of business.

You can also choose to take the course over three continuous years or over four years with a year of practical work experience.

You can also combine your passion for learning and travelling by studying abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Canada, Australia, North America or Hong Kong.

Business and Management at Bradford was given 93% overall satisfaction by students in the National Student Survey 2016.

Entry requirements

Typical offer: BBB / 120 UCAS points

New UCAS tariff

We use the UCAS tariff system to help us compare different qualifications. For courses starting from September 2017 onwards, the way points are calculated is changing.

The number of points you get for each qualification and grade will be lower, for example, an A* grade at A level will be worth 56 points from 2017 onwards, instead of 140 in 2016. Despite the lower points, you will still need to achieve the same grades. The only exception to this is that AS Levels will now be worth 40% of an A Level, instead of 50%.

All qualifications that are currently on the UCAS Tariff will continue to attract points under the new system. More qualifications are also being brought into the UCAS tariff system for the first time, including Access to Higher Education courses.

Work out your UCAS tariff points using the UCAS Tariff Calculator (link opens in a new tab).

A levels:

There are no specific subject requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma:

DDM — there are no specific subject requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes:

Meet UCAS Tariff of 120 — there are no specific subject requirements.

Plus minimum of:

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

Additional entry requirements:

If you do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Foundation Year in Social Sciences and Management or our International Certificate of Foundation Studies.

English language requirements:

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.



Module name Type
Year 1
Business Economicscore
Foundations of Marketingcore
Introduction to Accountingcore
Operations and Information Systems Managementcore
People, Work and Organisationscore
Quantitative Methods in Information Managementcore
Student Self-Developmentcore
Year 2
Business Lawcore
Economics of Industrycore
Employability and Enterprise Skillscore
Financial Managementcore
Integrated Marketing Communicationscore
Management of Service Operationscore
Marketing Management and Strategycore
Resource Planning for Operationscore
Capital Markets, Investment and Finance option
Company Law and Administrationoption
Econometrics and Business Forecastingoption
Employee Relationsoption
Fundamentals of Decision Support option
Marketing Research option
Organisational Analysisoption
Principles of Personal Financeoption
The Transformation of Work option
Year 3
Global Business Environmentcore
International and Comparative Employment Relationscore
International Business Strategycore
International Financecore
International Marketingcore
World Class Operations core
Applied Strategic Management option
Brand Managementoption
Corporate Marketing option
Creativity and Innovation option
Decision Support Aoption
Decision Support Boption
Electronic Commerceoption
Enterprise and Innovation in Practiceoption
Ethics in Business and Societyoption
Human Resource Developmentoption
Human Resource Managementoption
Managing Business in Europeoption
Marketing and Entrepreneurship option
Organisational Changeoption
Personal Financial Planningoption
Portfolio Investment Management option
Services Marketingoption
Strategic Information Systemsoption
Sustainable Operations Management option
The Financial Services Sector and its Environmentoption
Understanding Strategic Managementoption

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

Study Abroad

There are opportunities for School of Management undergraduate students to study abroad. This could either be for one semester in year 2 or if you opt for the 4 year course, you can study abroad for your sandwich year.

Career support and prospects

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Additionally, the School of Management has its own dedicated careers team based on the Emm Lane Campus, with support including:

  • One-to-one support
  • Careers workshops
  • Opportunities to meet employers and recruiters
  • Online resources
  • Job opportunities

Employment statistics

100% of our 2015 graduates in International Business and Management found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.

Career prospects

There is a growing demand for managers who have a global perspective, and this course equips you with a number of skills that make you attractive to a range of employers, particularly multinational enterprises.

Among the organisations to have recently employed our graduates are multinational companies such as Provident Financial, Santander, Cummins and National Australia Group.

Salary expectations

The average starting salary for our 2015 International Business and Management graduates was £18,000.

Study Support

The Effective Learning Service (ELS) is a dedicated facility within the School of Management, established to support our students to maximise their academic learning (eg assignments and examinations) as well as help overseas students adapt quickly to UK academic requirements. The ELS is run by Martin Sedgley, supported by Amy Allhouse, and provides a huge range of services, including various workshops run during term time, 1-1 consultations and vast printed and online resources to cater for every possible development area.

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees


  • Home/EU: £9,250*
  • International: £14,250

* Home/EU fees will be subject to an annual increase, set in line with government policy. A percentage of any additional higher fee income will be used to support student opportunity through increased expenditure on access, student success and progression activities.

See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

Financial support

See our Fees and Financial Support website.

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