International Business Management builds on modern management skills to give you everything needed to succeed at an organisation operating across globally.
Why study International Business Management?
Business today is truly international; digital developments allow businesses of all sizes to access customers and suppliers from around the world. Apps developed on one side of the world can transform markets on the other.
Governments sometimes find it hard to cope with this new world order, and the role of geopolitics is now a key function in the way international organisations operate across national boundaries. Consequently, countries revise and develop trading arrangements on frequently, making it difficult for international companies to develop their business strategies.
Success in international business management involves an understanding of global, social, economic, financial and business developments. Intercultural management and the ability to establish and maintain profitable, effective and ethical relationships with other business and customers all over the world is also critical.
International businesses require managers with these skill-sets to strengthen their domestic and international workforce. They are needed not solely within the field of general management, but also for a wide range of jobs in business, such as accountancy and finance, supply chain management, information technology, marketing, and human resources.
This degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the challenges facing international organisations, large and small, operating in the private and charitable sectors. The course builds on contemporary international business management skills and approaches, giving you everything you need to succeed in a job at an organisation operating across national boundaries.
Why St Mary's?
Our beautiful London campus, with it’s friendly and professional is located near several large international companies, many of which supply, run and use Heathrow Airport. The area is also home to lots of successful small international businesses who require management expertise and welcome student placements.
This International Business Management course has been developed by an experienced team of academics, many of whom have worked with or within international organisations spanning a variety of industry sectors. The degree focuses on what employers and industry experts expect from new management graduates.
Our International Business Management programme combines coverage of the key business areas from finance and marketing, through to strategy and human resources, with the opportunity to study more specialist subject areas, including business law, management consultancy and digital business.
There are numerous opportunities to undertake a work placement as an integral part of your degree and to experience the benefits of combining academic theory with the practicality of the working environment.
Highly interactive lectures and presentations from leading researchers and top management professionals and practitioners are coupled with seminars that deepen your understanding of the skills you’ll need to be an effective manager within an international organisation.
Individual tutorials provide one-to-one support from your lecturers.
These methods are supplemented by an online virtual learning environment where you can find additional learning materials.
Assessments are designed to test knowledge, understanding and skills development throughout your degree.
The programme uses a broad range of assessments including international business reports, essays, practical exercises, presentations, case studies, examinations, assessed blogs, seminar and simulation exercises as well as traditional exam-based assessments.
When possible, you will be assessed using digital methods and online feedback.
- Successful completion of the degree leads to dual accreditation: Bachelor's degree and Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership, awarded by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
- Work placement opportunities integrated into the second and third year of the programme
- Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus