Wolverhampton Business School

International Business Management with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Part-time 8 years, Full-time 4 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) 23 September 2019, 21 September 2020, 20 January 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (8 years), Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

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?

Semester 1 Starters:

UNDERGRADUATE

Year 1 (Foundation)

3GK003 Academic Skills (20 Credits)

3GK006 Extended Project (20 Credits)

3MG001 Introduction to Management (20 Credits)

3GK004 The World at Work: Careers and Personal Development (20 Credits)

3GK003 Academic Skills (20 Credits)

3IM001 Business Decision Making (20 Credits)

Year 2

4MK002 Marketing Principles (20 Credits)

4IB004 Business in a Global Context (20 Credits)

4HR002 Introduction to People at Work (20 Credits)

4AC012 Finance and Accounting for Managers (20 Credits)

4MK006 Introduction to Brand Communication (20 Credits)

4HR017 Diversity Management in a Global Context or 4WL003 Elementary Language (20 Credits)

Year 3

5FC003 International Financial Institutions and Markets (20 Credits)

5BU010 Digital Business & Innovation (20 Credits)

5IB005 Contemporary Issues in IBM (20 Credits)

5BU012 Operations and Supply Management (20 Credits)

5HR006 International Human Resources: The Key Issues (20 Credits)

5IB004 Economics of Managerial Decision-making or 5WL002 Elementary Language (20 Credits)

Year 4

6IB003 Dynamics of Multinational Companies (20 Credits)

6IB008 Business Research Methods (lnternational Business) (20 Credits)

6BE003 Strategic Management (20 Credits)

6BU013 Independent Project (20 Credits)

6MK001 International Marketing or 6FC003 Global Financial Management (20 Credits)

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/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

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

2019 Entry

  • DD from A level
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade MP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

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.

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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