BA (Hons) International Business Management (Top-up) 2023/24

Southwark Campus

Mode: Full-time

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Overview

Next start date: September 2023

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 our International Business Management Top-up to BA (Hons) is the course for you.

Why Business Management at LSBU?

We are ranked 5th among Modern London competitors for Business Management (Complete University Guide, 2022)
We are an esteemed member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), sister brand to the AMBA
We hold Centre of Excellence status with the IOEE, recognising our entrepreneurial culture and practice
We offer outstanding facilities and access to the software widely used in industry: Bloomberg, SAGE, FAME, Nvivo and SPSS
You could study in Europe during the second 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

Modules

Modules Studied:  Core

  • Leadership, Strategy and Change In today’s rapidly changing business environment, leadership and the ability to formulate, develop, and implement effective strategy is critical to the delivery of commercial performance that results in competitive advantage. This module enables students to critically explore and apply theoretical models and frameworks via live projects and case studies. Students will be encouraged to explore and critically evaluate the key elements of strategic management in a safe environment, in order to develop a range of leadership styles that they can draw upon in their future business career.
  • Succeeding in International Business The module focuses on the rapidly changing business environment. It is imperative that students are able to think creatively, problem solve and create advantage for themselves (be entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial) in order to be able to operate effectively and thrive, and contribute within a variety of roles within an international business. The module encourages students to apply critical thinking in order to question what they see and experience around them both internally and externally, and at a macro and micro level with the aim of enhancing their innovation, creativity, commercial performance, problem solving and employability.
  • Small Business Management  Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent a large share of our economies and a leading force in economic development. This module focuses on such enterprises and explores the distinctive features of management in the SME environment. The module covers the fundamentals of managing SMEs and family owned small businesses in relation to leadership, strategy implementation, product development, innovation management, domestic growth and internationalisation strategies. Students will develop an understanding of the theoretical foundations of entrepreneurship, and will also look at the roles and contributions of entrepreneurs and SMEs to economies, and will consider debates around the provision of hard and soft government support for entrepreneurship and SMEs.  In additional you will examine the application of entrepreneurship across different domains, including the role of women, family businesses, ethnic minority businesses, and corporate ventures.
  • Research Project or Entrepreneurial Project

  • Research Project This final year module allows students to consolidate their learning over the whole of their degree by undertaking an independent small-scale research project, with a business or management focus. The module may also serve as a preparation for academic study at post-graduate level.  Students on our degrees with specialism are required to undertake a project in the subject area of their degree. Students studying our BA (Hons) Business Management degree can choose a topic from any theoretical area of business and management. 
  • Entrepreneurial Project  This final year module allows students to consolidate their learning over the whole of their degree by undertaking a project that develops an entrepreneurial idea into a detailed business case. This project offers the student the opportunity to develop a business idea, to conduct research on the viability of the plan through to the development of a professional Business Plan. The project may be pursued by students who are considering starting their own business or any student who wants to develop entrepreneurial skills, which are highly valued in companies and organisations.  In all cases, students are encouraged to focus their project on a specific business issue or problem and to avoid general or descriptive studies that lack the rigour of a more analytical piece of work.

In all cases, students are encouraged to focus their project on a specific business issue or problem and to avoid general or descriptive studies that lack the rigour of a more analytical piece of work.

Options

Business Intelligence

New Technology Innovations

Global Finance and Technology

Contemporary Issues in HR

Strategic Market Channels

PRINCE2 ‐ Methodologies for Project Management

Retail Boutiques and Shopper Behaviour

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

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.

The School has Centre of Excellence status with the IOEE, in recognition of our entrepreneurial culture and leading-edge practice.


IoEE Centre of Excellence logo
Centre of Excellence status is the IoEE’s (Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs) flagship organisational accreditation for organisations that promote and deliver enterprise skills development – and is in recognition of the School’s entrepreneurial culture and leading-edge practice.

Memberships

Business graduates association member

LSBU Business School is an esteemed member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), an international membership and quality assurance body of world-leading and high-potential Business Schools who share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning, and are looking to provide positive impact on their students, communities, and the economy as a whole. BGA is the sister brand to the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the world's impartial authority on postgraduate management education.

As a BGA member institution, students of LSBU Business School are able to access BGA's individual membership, which offers a range of tools and resources designed to support the professional and personal development of business students and graduates, free of charge. This includes CV building services, a job search function, skill assessments, thought-leadership, partner discounts and much more.

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.

Entry requirements

  • 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.

Advanced entry

If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.

How to apply

International students

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

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

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.

Home/EU postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system.

Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

International applicants should use our international application system. Full details can be found on our How to apply section for international students.

See our admissions policy (PDF File 1,043 KB) and complaints policy (PDF File 127 KB).

Considering your application

Your application will be circulated to a number of potential supervisors who will look at your academic qualifications, experience and the research proposal to decide whether your research interest is something that could be supervised at LSBU.

There will also be an interview either by telephone or at the University. If you are successful you will be offered a place on a course and informed of the next enrolment date. The whole process normally takes between six to eight weeks, from receipt of your application to a decision being made about your application at the School.

Prepare to start

Applicant events

After you’ve received your offer we’ll send you emails about events we run to help you prepare for your course.

Welcome Week

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Welcome Week pages.

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

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.

Enrolment

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Enrolment pages.

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

BA (Hons) International Business Management (top up) - Year 1 FT Southwark JAN

The fee shown is for entry 2021/22
UK fee: £9250International fee: £14900
AOS/LSBU code: 4694Session code: 1FS01

BA (Hons) International Business Management (top up) - Year 1 FT Southwark SEPT

The fee shown is for entry 2021/22
UK fee: £9250International fee: £14900
AOS/LSBU code: 4694Session code: 1FS00

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 and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 201 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

Possible fee changes

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

The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.

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.

The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 201 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations; read notices of PhD studentships.

Register your interest in International Business Management (Top-up) 2023/24

Contact information

Course Enquiries - UK

Tel: 0207 815 7500

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Course Enquiries - International

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6189

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