Wolverhampton Business School

International Business Management with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Full-time 4 years, Part-time 8 years

One of the phenomena of the 21st century has been that of globalisation.

One of the phenomena of the 21st century has been that of globalisation.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code N121
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  • Start Date(s) 18 September 2023, 17 January 2022
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (4 years), Part-time (8 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus, Biratnagar International College Pvt Ltd
  • School Wolverhampton Business School
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Why choose this course?

One of the phenomena of the 21st century has been that of globalisation. This course equips students with the knowledge and expertise to manage within this global framework. As globalisation increases, more organisations have to work beyond their regional boundaries, compete in diverse global environments and find that their traditional domestic markets are open to global challenges. These organisations need experts who can work across multicultural barriers, develop effective international strategies and source products internationally. This course will train students in these business key areas.

The course will provide an interdisciplinary approach to global citizenship and will help students develop their own understanding of complex notions in the international business environment. Additionally, the course will help students develop Digital Literacy skills through the use of applications software employed by contemporary organisations. The development of student knowledge and understanding of a range of international business and management practices and the ability to apply them effectively in an entrepreneurial and innovative manner will also be emphasised, as it is recognised that entrepreneurship is a key force for successful economic growth.

The foundation year of this course is designed to offer applicants who do not have the required qualifications, a programme which will equip them with a robust toolkit of academic, digital and personal skills required for successful study in higher education. It also provides an understanding of, and insight into, a range of disciplines that underpin their chosen programme of study. In the foundation year students will develop their ability to gain the most out of structured in-class study, and also to manage and evaluate their own independent learning. This wide range of transferable skills is of immense value in both undergraduate study and graduate employment. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of their subject area to degree level.

 

 

What happens on the course?

 

Teaching

You will required to locate and evaluate appropriate digital information sources related to the modules on this course via Canvas, the virtual learning environment (VLE) used for teaching, and expected to participate in class and online forums and activities using this platform.

Student participation in a range of in-class and online discussions and activities is expected in order to consider theory and practice related to various topics in the modules taught on the course.

The international nature of this course means that you will be researching and discussing from a range of perspectives the theory and evidence in the context of global business and management. This will enable you to develop personal and professional values to help you play a substantial role in a global business environment.

Yearly content

The first year of the course is designed to provide you with a practical understanding of responsible business practices, facilitating business activities in a sustainable way that does not ad.versely impact the environment, and the need for digital transformation to support innovation and to continue to have a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

The second year of the course aims to introduce you to the complexity of the contemporary global business environment. You will be equipped with relevant skills to thrive within this environment. The knowledge and skills gained this year are in the areas of human resource management, accounting and bookkeeping, operations, supply chain, and project management. These skills are highly sorted after by employers. In this year, we begin to build your employability.

The third year of the course will be used to complete your training in becoming a versatile business manager with a high level of critical reasoning. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills of strategic business planning and decision making, using globalisation and international marketing to facilitate business success in an international context. You will also be required to put all the skill you have learned on the international business management course through the years into a practical business project to graduate.

Employability in the curriculum

This course will equip you with the knowledge and expertise to manage businesses within the global framework through up-to-date industrial database across countries; digital literacy skills through the use of applications software employed by contemporary organisations; the ability to apply management practices effectively in an entrepreneurial and innovative manner. This course provides access to a range of career opportunities, such as business analyst, operations and supply manager, relationship manager, project managers, and so on under multi-culture and multinational operational settings.

Our new, purpose-built Business School, the Lord Swraj Paul Building, sits at the heart of the University's City Campus - Molineux, right next to Wolverhampton Wanderers' Molineux Stadium. The six storey centre is home to an executive education suite, innovative teaching and learning spaces, an IT suite, consulting rooms and a central social space and café. Find out more.

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge and expertise of managing in organisations and in different national cultures.
  2. Evaluate the nature of multinationals' activities in a global business environment.
  3. Discuss and appreciate the issues surrounding developing effective international strategies and sourcing products internationally.
  4. Critically evaluate international business theories related to managing international operations, international strategy and risk analysis, and the principles of international business.
  5. Utilise a range of contemporary and appropriate technologies in developing solutions for a global context
  6. Demonstrate skills of independent learning, analysis, synthesis and critical thinking through the application of business and management concepts and principles and the related underpinning theories

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Key Entry Requirements   48+ UCAS points

Either

  • A-levels: Grade profile of DD
  • Access to HE: 48 UCAS Tariff points
  • BTEC: Grade profile of PPP
  • T-Level: Pass grade with a core component profile less than C.
  • Tariff: Other Level 3 qualifications are accepted for entry. A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points will be required.
  • Other: Equivalent experience. We can consider applicants with other qualifications or relevant experience so if you do not have 48 UCAS points, please make sure you outline this experience within your personal statement. This can also be assessed through an alternative assessment route such as an academic essay.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

 Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Over 90% of our students are happy studying with us. Students found that our lecturers are stimulating and are good at explaining taught content. Our students find our lecturers approachable and have benefited from the opportunity to get help on career progression.

Many of our students gain employment in their dream jobs due to the learning gained from our taught modules and the support provided by our lecturers on the course.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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