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International Business Management Top-up BA (Hons)

Overview

The International Business Management Top-up to BA (Hons) is for students who have the equivalent of the first two years of a degree, such as an HND or other equivalent qualification, and who wish to top-up to a full degree.

4 reasons to study here

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.
Digital skills: Access to the software widely used in industry: Bloomberg, Thomson One Banker, SAGE, Blueprint, FAME, Nvivo and SPSS.
Study abroad: Opportunity to study in Europe during the first semester of the second year. There are also semester abroad opportunities in the USA or Australia.

This degree course covers...

With a strong emphasis on enterprise, this top-up course provides you with an international programme which focuses on business and management, preparing you to operate and compete in an ever-changing business world. This course covers:

  • strategic management
  • global markets
  • small and medium-sized enterprises
  • decision making
  • finance
  • business creativity
  • analytics
  • research methods

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

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

This course will prepare you for a career in business and management through the development of knowledge and skills across several business disciplines. Throughout the course, employability skills are promoted with guest speakers from industry, business insights, graduate start-up and entrepreneur's schemes.

The employment record of our business graduates is excellent. Recent graduates and roles our students have gone into include:

  • 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

LSBU Employability Service

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

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search.

As an LSBU student you have access to the Employability Service and its resources during your time here and for two years after you graduate.

Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or a placement/internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the career you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

  • Direct engagement from employers who come in to network with students
  • Job Shop – daily drop in service to help with, tailoring CVs, cover letters and applications, sourcing online resource, mock interviews and general job searching. One to one appointments for further support also available
  • Mentoring and work shadowing schemes
  • Higher education achievement report - The HEAR is designed to encourage a more sophisticated approach to recording student achievement, which acknowledges fully the range of opportunities that LSBU offers to our students.
    It pulls into one certificate: Module grades, Course descriptions, Placements, LSBU verified extra-curricular activities
  • Employability workshops - delivered free to students all year round on a variety of related topics
  • Careers fairs throughout the year to really focus your thoughts on a career after university

Find out about any of these services by visiting our student employability page

Placements

Facilities

Teaching and learning

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.

Read more about our student services.

Number 2 London university for satisfaction in teaching in Business Studies 

National Student Survey 2015

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.

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

All full-time undergraduate students apply to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using the University's Institution Code L75. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply webpage for undergraduate students.

All part-time students should apply directly to London South Bank University and full details of how to do this are given on our undergraduate How to apply webpage.

Accommodation

Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – 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 Bursary Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Full-time
Part-time
The fee shown is for 2017/18 and is given as a guide. The fee for 2018/19 will be published shortly. Please visit again soon for the updated fee.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £12500
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 2017/18 and is given as a guide. The fee for 2018/19 will be published shortly. Please visit again soon for the updated fee.
UK/EU fee: £4625International fee: £6250
AOS/LSBU code: 4696Session code: 1PS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £9250
International £12500

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

Possible fee changes

Current regulatory proposals suggest that institutions will be permitted to increase fee levels in line with inflation up to a specified fee cap. Specifically, LSBU may be permitted to increase its fees for new and existing Home and EU undergraduate students from 2017/18 onwards. 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 per cent.

Scholarships

We offer students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. Many of our scholarships are given as direct tuition fee discounts and we encourage all eligible students to apply for our Access Bursary. New home full-time undergraduate students meeting eligibility criteria could receive a £1,000 cash bursary by joining us in the 2017/18 academic year. Find out more about all our scholarships and fee discounts for undergraduate students.

International students

As well as being potentially eligible for our undergraduate scholarships, International students can also benefit from a range of specialist scholarships. Find out more about International scholarships.

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.

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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Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6100

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6189

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