From left to right: Zhe Liang (Chinese) - PHD in Business, Tarek Jammali (British) - Postgraduate

International Management BSc

Jubilee Campus, Nottingham, UK

Course overview

Do you want a career in the ever-changing world of business? Do you want to understand the complexities of specialist international management areas such as marketing, human resources and business ethics?


On our BSc International Management, you will learn about key principles including innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability that underpin business and management across the globe. You’ll study real organisations to gain a deep knowledge of management processes.


You can follow your interests and career aspirations by selecting from a wide range of optional modules alongside your core subjects. You will also enhance your CV by spending your second year studying abroad at our campuses in China or Malaysia or at a partner institution in countries including Australia, Sweden and the USA.

Indicative modules

Mandatory

Year 1

Business Economics

Mandatory

Year 1

Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice

Mandatory

Year 1

Environment Society and Governance

Mandatory

Year 1

Fundamentals of Financial and Management Accounting

Mandatory

Year 1

Managing Operations in the Digital Enterprise

Mandatory

Year 1

Organisational Behaviour

Mandatory

Year 1

Work and Society

Optional

Year 1

Professional and Academic Development

Optional

Year 1

Quantitative Methods 1A

Optional

Year 1

Quantitative Analysis for Business

Optional

Year 1

Quantitative Methods 1B

Mandatory

Year 2

Human Resource Management with International Perspectives

Mandatory

Year 2

International Business

Mandatory

Year 2

Marketing Management

Mandatory

Year 2

Technology and Organisation

Mandatory

Year 3

Business Ethics and Sustainability

Mandatory

Year 3

New Venture Creation

Mandatory

Year 3

Strategic Management

Optional

Year 3

Advanced Management Accounting

Optional

Year 3

Applied Econometrics

Optional

Year 3

Behavioural Economics and Finance

Optional

Year 3

Business School Dissertation

Optional

Year 3

Business, Government and Public Policy

Optional

Year 3

Consumer Behaviour

Optional

Year 3

Contemporary Developments in Human Resource Management and Organisations

Optional

Year 3

Corporate Restructuring and Governance

Optional

Year 3

Entrepreneurship for Social Change

Optional

Year 3

Financial Economics

Optional

Year 3

Law and Economics

Optional

Year 3

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Optional

Year 3

Management of Quality

Optional

Year 3

Managing Business Compliance

Optional

Year 3

Managing Diversity

Optional

Year 3

Managing Information Technologies and Systems

Optional

Year 3

Marketing and Society

Optional

Year 3

New Product/Service Development Management

Optional

Year 3

Organisational Theory and Practice

Optional

Year 3

Plant Location and Design

Optional

Year 3

Purchasing Strategies and Techniques

Optional

Year 3

Risk Management Processes

Optional

Year 3

Risk, Information and Insurance

Optional

Year 3

Strategic Innovation Management

Optional

Year 3

Technology Entrepreneurship in Practice

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About modules

The above is a sample of the typical modules we offer, but is not intended to be construed or relied on as a definitive list of what might be available in any given year. This content was last updated on Tuesday 3 October 2023.

We offer a variety of teaching opportunities which can include asynchronous and synchronous teaching, lecture engagement sessions, small group teaching, project teams, and one-to-one tutorials.

Our teaching is underpinned by internationally recognised research and benefits from contributions by leading practitioners from industry.

As one of the first business schools to sign up to the UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), our commitment to sustainable business practice is evident and integrated into all our programmes.

You will have many opportunities to broaden your skills and experience by attending talks and workshops, gaining new networks and by taking part in community projects, programmes and competitions while studying at Nottingham University Business School.

Visit our open days on demand to watch pre-recorded lectures and general talks and see some of our lecturers in action.

 

Digital professional skills certifications

We offer the opportunity for you to take industry-recognised Microsoft and SAP certifications alongside your degree programme at significant discounts from the open market rate. This will enhance your digital capability, differentiate your CV and help you stand out to future employers. Find out more on our digital professional skills website.

 

Teaching methods

  • Lecture engagement sessions
  • Small group teaching lessons

Methods of assessment vary, with some modules assessed by formal exam, some by coursework and some by a combination of both. The nature of coursework also varies and includes individual essays, group and individual projects, case studies and assessed presentations.

Assessment methods

  • Coursework
  • Examinations

Each academic year, you are required to complete a number of compulsory and optional modules, totalling 120 credits. A typical 10 credit module requires a total of 100 hours of study.

This includes teaching hours comprising lecturers and small group teaching. It is typical for students to have at least 8 to 12 teaching hours per week, as well as student (office) hours.

Throughout your program, you will also be expected to carry out independent study, which is likely to increase as you progress.

We actively seek to develop your practical business, leadership and management skills through a range of professional development programmes.

Increasingly, graduates are required to be cloud and data-ready for the workplace with 66% of employers wanting to see graduates achieve professional qualifications as well as their main degree (CMI 21st Century leaders report). The school works with some of the world’s leading business software providers including SAP and Microsoft, offering the option to take their globally recognised professional digital qualifications alongside your course. Our Digital Centre of Excellence will support you so that you can develop the digital skills necessary to pursue your chosen career and stand out to future employers.

Our employer programme enables you to network with top employers throughout your degree, with many of these companies choosing to sponsor prizes for high-performing students.

Graduate destinations

Graduates from the Business School are highly sought after in the job market, going on to work in accountancy, banking and other financial services. Many others develop careers in management consultancy, marketing and human resource management.

Recent graduates have gone on to work at organisations such as Accenture, Amazon, Apple, Barclays, Deloitte, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Morgan Stanley, PwC, RBS, Samsung, and Santander.

Average starting salary and career progression

87.80% of undergraduates from  Nottingham University Business School secured graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual starting salary for these graduates was £30,195.

HESA Graduate Outcomes (2017- 2021 cohorts). The Graduate Outcomes % is calculated using The Guardian University Guide methodology. The average annual salary is based on graduates working full-time within the UK.

Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.

Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.

Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate Market in 2013-2020, High Fliers Research).

University undergraduate students studying in the Monica Partridge Building Digital Hub. Friday November 5th 2021.Megan Mahoney (blue top); Cole Pearce; Jane Israel (denim jacket) and Sara Bintey Kabir (yellow top); Francis (black and white hoodie); Adam and Lucy Woodward and Zoe Markham-Lee (ponytail)

"Every day at the University of Nottingham is a special one. I am constantly inspired by fantastic campuses, engaging professors and friendly students. "

Kristina Evsikova

BSc International Management

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Open Day June 2022