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Mode: Sandwich year

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

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

Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.

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.

Professional links

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.

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 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

testHome, EU and International students should apply for our full-time and part-time postgraduate research courses in the UK using the online system provided by the UK Postgraduate Application and Statistical Service (UKPASS) via UCAS Postgraduate. You can apply for up to 10 courses – create your application in your own time and complete unfinished sections when you're ready. Use their Track service to follow your applications as they progress through the system and receive any offer replies online. All application enquiries can be put to our Course Enquiries Team by phoning 0800 923 88 88, or emailing course.enquiry@lsbu.ac.uk.

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.

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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.

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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

Year 1 FT Southwark JAN

The fee shown is for 2018/19 and is given as a guide. The fee for 2019/20 will be published shortly. Please visit again soon for the updated fee.
UK/EU fee: £9250.00International fee: £13780.00
AOS/LSBU code: 4694Session code: 1FS01

Year 1 FT Southwark SEPT

The fee shown is for 2018/19 and is given as a guide. The fee for 2019/20 will be published shortly. Please visit again soon for the updated fee.
UK/EU fee: £9250.00International fee: £13780.00
AOS/LSBU code: 4694Session code: 1FS00

Year 1 PT Southwark SEPT

The fee shown is for 2018/19 and is given as a guide. The fee for 2019/20 will be published shortly. Please visit again soon for the updated fee.
UK/EU fee: £4625.00International fee: £6890.00
AOS/LSBU code: 4696Session code: 1PS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £9250.00
International £13780.00

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 136 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 102 KB).

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

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Contact information

Course Enquiries - UK

Tel: 0800 923 8888

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Course Enquiries - International

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6189

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