International Business Management BA (Hons)
COURSE INFORMATION (2013 ENTRY)
3 years full-time or 4 years sandwichBusiness and Law
Law and NBS Building, City Campus East
The BA (Hons) International Business Management degree provides students with a truly international experience. The programme has been created in order to equip students with essential knowledge on the international business environment.
This highly flexible course allows students to learn about business in an international context with a range of choices including the option to learn a language without previous language qualifications. Students spend the third year abroad in either Asia, America or Europe - either studying in a university in the host country or working for a company. Students who do not normally reside in the UK may omit the year abroad from the programme and complete the degree in three years. This course commences in September except for direct entrants to the final year who have the option to start in January.
Students study with international students from over 30 different countries (including Britain!); you will learn an additional language (or possibly build on existing skills) and spend time working or studying in a foreign environment. The combination of these skills will set you apart from other graduates when embarking on your future career.
All UK students are expected to undertake an overseas placement. On the three year degree this will be a study placement in the second semester of the second year. The four year degree students will undertake one of the following in their third year:
- Study business at an overseas institution
- Working overseas
- A combination of both study and working abroad
Students who do not study foreign languages normally spend their year in an English speaking country. Newcastle Business School has well developed links with highly respected institutions in France-Lyon, Grenoble and Nice; Germany – Stuttgart and Dusseldorf: Spain; Madrid, Grenada and Cadiz: North America – Atlanta; Mexico – Mexico City, Netherlands, Hong Kong and many more. Some institutions also provide the opportunity to obtain a nationally recognised qualification. In addition to studying or working outside the UK, the programme is delivered and managed by experienced international managers to cohorts of international students.
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, open learning material via our e-Learning platform, and visiting speakers and includes directed and independent learning to acquire deeper or broader knowledge of the subject area.
You will take a placement which can be for work, study or a combination of both. Those on a work placement can develop their skills in an industrial environment, while those on a study placement can experience learning environments abroad. The learning and teaching methods applied will be dependent on those of the institution you are based at.
You'll be assessed in a variety of ways including coursework, written examinations and practical exercises. Many assessments are based on real-life case studies and business scenarios, ensuring they are an authentic and relevant representation of how businesses work. In the final year, you will undertake a major in-depth piece of work investigating a topic of your choice relevant to international business.
Graduates can expect to gain employment in fields such as finance, marketing, tourism or human resource management, in both national and internationalisation organisations in the UK or abroad. Our graduates are working at organisations including British Airways, Santander, Deloitte, KPMG, and The Bank of East Asia and are based in the UK, mainland Europe, Asia and the United States.
CITY AND GUILDS
Successful completion of the placement year to City and Guild standards allows the University to award the Licentiateship of City and Guilds (LCGI), a national qualification recognised by employers such as Lloyds TSB.
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