International Business Management builds on modern management skills to give you everything needed to succeed at an organisation operating globally.
- The degree focuses on what employers and industry experts expect from new management graduates.
- Dual accreditation by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students who successfully pass all mapped modules will be eligible to be awarded a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership (subject to CMI moderation)
- Work placement opportunities integrated into the second and third year of the programme.
Why study International Business Management (with a Foundation Year)?
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 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. You will organise your placement with the help of the Workplace Learning Team and can choose to do it in a location that suits you.
About the Foundation Year
Our four-year degree programmes (including a foundation year) provide an alternative route to undergraduate study at university if you do not have the grades to access higher education in the traditional way.
On successful completion of the Business Foundation Year pathway you will progress on to the three-year undergraduate degree in International Business Management.
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