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International Business Management Top-up BA (Hons)

Overview

The world awaits

Do you have equivalent of the first two years of a degree - such as an HND or another qualification – but you’d like to top up to a full degree? Would you like to be prepared for a career in international business and management? Then this International Business Management Top-up to BA (Hons) is for you.

Why International Business Management at LSBU?

We’re No. 1 London Modern University for business, management and marketing (Guardian League Table 2016).
Professional accreditation - The School has Centre of Excellence status with the IOEE, in recognition of our entrepreneurial culture and leading-edge practice.
Outstanding facilities and access to the software widely used in industry: Bloomberg, Thomson One Banker, SAGE, Blueprint, FAME, Nvivo and SPSS.
You could study in Europe during the first semester of the second year, with semester abroad opportunities in the USA or Australia too.

Accreditations

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
1 year
Start Date
January; September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Part-time
Duration
2 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

Case studies

Modules

You’ll find this course has a strong focus on enterprise. It’s an international programme which focuses on business and management, preparing you to operate and compete in an ever-changing business world. The course covers strategic management, global markets, small and medium-sized enterprises, decision making, finance, business creativity, analytics and research methods.

Core modules:

  • Strategic management and leadership
  • Leading and managing SMEs
  • Entry strategies for global markets

Optional modules:

  • Management accounting for decision making
  • Practical analytics
  • Mobile applications – from idea to mass adoption
  • Labour and capital in an age of globalisation
  • MS – managing successful programmes (certification)
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Individual and organisational learning and development
  • Legal protection of business creativity
  • Brand management
  • PRINCE2® foundation – training (certification)
  • Retail boutique and shopper behaviour
  • Social impacts of systems in contemporary society
  • Business research methods
  • A foreign language and applied research report

Employability

You’ll be prepared when you graduate for a career in business and management. All the way through the course, employability skills are promoted – with guest speakers from industry, business insights, graduate start-up and entrepreneur schemes. Our graduates have gone onto jobs such as:

  • Local Business Development Manager at Audi
  • Consultant at JCW
  • Administration Assistant  at NHS
  • Talent Intelligence Manager at Talent Intelligence
  • Account Assistant at ABC Accountancy
  • Operations Manager at Patisserie Chocolat Limited
  • Financial Market Trader
  • HR Advisor at UK National Audit Office
  • Finance Intern at Eversholt Rail Group
  • Operations and Administration at The Rose Theatre
  • Assistant Events Officer at Birkbeck, University of London
  • Freelance Web Developer
  • Customer Service at Santander UK Corporate & Commercial
  • Administration Assistant at Mars Capital
  • National Manager at Elevation Networks
  • Sales & partnership manager at HomeRez
  • Business Controller at L'Oréal Luxe Travel Retail Monde

Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Placements

Facilities

Teaching and learning

Your learning materials are available on the Virtual Learning Environment so you can access them any time. Seminars make use of group-work and discussions, workshops and computer lab work.

Extracurricular activities

Business students benefit from a number of facilities and software available within the School of Business, but are also host to a whole number of extracurricular activities that help prepare students for the world of work.

Below is a list of extracurricular activities which students can get involved in, utilising the facilities which we have available, to make the learning process at LSBU much more practical and hands-on.

  • MyMathLabGlobal – a global online learning tool that enables students to learn online, undertake tutorials and assessments, ultimately encouraging student success.
  • The BE Programme – our BE programme provides a whole range of activities
  • Institute of Directors (IoD) – our close relationship with the IoD results in regular networking events with senior IoD members, entry into the Young Director of the Year award, membership with the IoD, and access to all of their great resources.
  • Business Solutions Centre - Students of LSBU’s School of Business offer a free drop-in service to local businesses.
  • Live Projects – students benefit from live projects with real businesses who present problems and students have to suggest solutions. In 2017, they worked with London Met, and this year they worked on a English heritage clothing company, just to name two.
  • Hackathons – an event, which brings students together to solve a business problem over a short period, you will need to think fast and work as a team to come up with an innovative solution!
  • ILX courses – We provide a number of accredited courses, which prepare students for project management, a crucial skill respected within the business sector.
  • Learn a language – students will have the opportunity to learn another language, an invaluable skill in a global city. Another language is just another skill we can support you with, supporting you for future career success.

Personal Tutoring

As an undergraduate Business student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU.  The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.

Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University. They should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.  

You will have appointments with your personal tutor at least once a semester for 30 minutes throughout your course.  You can contact your tutor for additional meetings or support by email.

Coaching

Students in their first year of an undergraduate degree will also benefit from our coaching programme.  This programme is a proactive approach to student development that draws out our students' potential through a process of self-analysis, reflection, planning and action, enabling students to discover and decide upon their required needs.

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • Successful record of relevant, recent study to a level broadly equivalent to years one and two of undergraduate study including first two years of a degree or a completed foundation degree with a minimum merit profile on Level 5 modules or:
  • Recent HND in a relevant subject. with a minimum merit profile on Level 5 modules or:
  • Other recent relevant qualification that is equivalent to the first two years of a degree. 

We welcome equivalent qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

Visit UCAS for guidance on the 2018 tariff.

How to apply

International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Full-time
Duration
1 year
Start date
January; September
Application code
N202
Application method
Mode
Part-time
Duration
2 years
Start date
September
Application code
4696
Application method

For full-time courses, please send your applications through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using our code L75. UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK.

For part-time courses, you can apply directly to the University.

For more details on how to apply (full-time and part-time) see our how to apply page.

International students can either apply through UCAS or directly to LSBU. See the international how to apply page for details.

Accommodation

Once we have made you an offer, you can apply for accommodation. You can rent from LSBU and you’ll deal directly with the university, not third party providers. That means we can guarantee you options to suit all budgets, with clear tenancy agreements and all-inclusive rents that include insurance for your personal belongings, internet access in each bedroom and on-site laundry facilities.

Or, if you’d rather rent privately, we can give you a list of landlords – just ask our Accommodation Service.

Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

You don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Full-time
Part-time
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £13125
AOS/LSBU code: 4694Session code: 1FS01
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £13125
AOS/LSBU code: 4694Session code: 1FS00
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £4625International fee: £6562.5
AOS/LSBU code: 4696Session code: 1PS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £9250
International £13125

Fee prices

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a home, EU or international student for fee-paying purposes by reading the UKCISA regulations.

Possible fee changes

The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any governmental guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually, and additionally the University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in line with inflation up to 4%.

Scholarships

We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on our scholarships page.

Case studies

Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Applicant Open Days

To help you and your family feel confident about your university choice we run Applicant Open Days. These are held at subject level so students start getting to know each other and the academic staff who will be teaching them. These events are for applicants only and as an applicant you would receive an email invitation to attend the relevant event for your subject.

Enrolment and Induction

Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. Enrolment consists of two stages: online, and your face-to-face enrolment meeting. The online process is an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself, then you will be invited to your face-to-face enrolment meeting.

In September, applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study at LSBU will be sent details of induction, which is when they are welcomed to the University and their School. Induction helps you get the best out of your university experience, and makes sure you have all the tools to succeed in your studies.

Read more about Enrolment and Induction.

Suggested reading list:

  • Carter and Jones-Evans (2012) Enterprise and Small Business, Principles, practice and Policy, Pearson, London
  • Hull (2012) Risk Management and Financial Institutions (third edition), Prentice Hall, Harlow
  • Johnson, Whittington et. al. (2013) Exploring Corporate Strategy (1oth edition), Prentice Hall, Harlow
  • Sharpe (2012) Foreign Exchange the Complete Deal, Harriman's
 
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Course Enquiries - UK/EU

Tel: 0800 923 8888

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6100

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Course Enquiries - International

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6189

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