International Business Management BSc (Hons) or MBus (Hons) – 2017 entry

What you'll study

This programme provides an overview of the most important topics in international business, including emerging markets, globalisation, the role of trust, and comparing markets and business environments in different countries.

As well as building an understanding of multinational companies and their strategies, you will explore how ‘local’ companies compete against such global players.

Programme overview

In our globalised economy, organisations large and small fight to compete in international markets. This programme studies organisations, their management and the global environment in which they operate, giving you a comprehensive business management education with an international perspective.

Our International Business Management programmes are ideal for those with a global outlook and international aspirations, offering modules that develop both your core business management knowledge and a more specialist, specific understanding of the international aspects of the subject.

You will also enjoy a comprehensive business management education on the programmes, building a fundamental skills base and an understanding of how businesses operate.

As well as professional management practice – from accounting and economics to marketing, operations and organisational behaviour – you will be brought face-to-face with the challenges of managing people, finances, operations and customers.

Our MBus programme offers highly academic students a direct route to a Masters qualification by extending your BSc for a further year.

Graduates of the programme will be able to meld theory and its application in the real world and are therefore likely to be highly attractive to employers as future strategic leaders and senior managers.

Programme structure

Year 1 (FHEQ Level 4)

The programme starts with a common first year with students taking a range of modules consistent with Business Management. This will allow you to make an informed decision regarding optional modules later on.

Compulsory modules:

Year 2 (FHEQ Level 5)

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Professional Training placements

At Surrey Business School, we encourage our students to be entrepreneurial and innovative, providing opportunities to engage with real-world business problems both in our programmes and in our renowned Professional Training placements.

Our close links with national and international businesses of all sizes and across all sectors are reflected in the companies for which our students have worked on their placements, including:

  • 3M
  • Ernst & Young
  • HP
  • L’Oréal
  • LK Bennett
  • Microsoft
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Sony
  • Xerox

Year 3 (FHEQ Level 6)

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Year 4 (FHEQ Level 7)

The graduate employment market increasingly demands the highest qualifications and the ability to hit the ground running when taking up a new position. At Surrey, we have responded to this demand by creating our new MBus qualification.

Working under the personal supervision of top Surrey Business School staff, the MBus offers you a stimulating intellectual challenge alongside exposure to real business issues.

Thanks to Surrey Business School’s location in the vibrant economy of the South East and its commitment to business engagement, there are abundant opportunities to be involved in a variety of diverse real-life projects in the local area and beyond.

During the MBus year you will, in addition to taking advanced classes, undertake a substantial piece of applied research, demonstrating your ability to put theory into practice and providing you with a showcase project to impress future employers.

A further advantage of the MBus is that you graduate in June, giving you a head start in the postgraduate job market where graduation is normally in October. It also makes you more experienced and better qualified than Bachelors students graduating in June.

You can apply directly for the full MBus programme or transfer into it during your BSc studies providing you achieve high grades in your key modules. Either way, the MBus is covered by the student loan scheme – potentially saving you thousands of pounds that you might have to spend upfront on a separate Masters degree.

As with our Bachelors degrees, the MBus also offers you the chance to study abroad in your second year and undertake a Professional Training placement in your third year.

Compulsory modules:

  • Research Methods
  • Networking and Knowledge Transfer
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Applied Research Project

Optional modules:

Professional recognition

Surrey Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA). The School is also a member of the Academy of Marketing.

Teaching and assessment

Each 15-credit module is designed to involve 150 hours of student work. This time will be spent in lectures, computer labs and tutorials, and includes your own study time, both individual or in small groups.

You will also write essays, assignments and projects, individually and in groups, that draw on your understanding of a particular area.

Our staff members are innovative in delivering engaging learning sessions that bring together theory and practice for your intellectual and professional development.

Contact hours

The following represents an indicative estimate of how you can expect your time to be split on these programmes, based on the information available at the time of publication (February 2016):

  • 5.37 per cent personal tutorial/small group teaching
  • 1.78 per cent medium group teaching
  • 13.85 per cent large group teaching
  • 79 per cent studying and revising in your own time

Career opportunities

The ability to select the modules most relevant to your chosen career means you will graduate well equipped to take advantage of all the career opportunities open to you. Surrey Business School has an excellent track record of graduate employment.

Graduate prospects

Recent graduates from Surrey Business School have entered employment with organisations such as:

  • Accenture
  • Aldi
  • Fujitsu
  • JP Morgan
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Samsung
  • L’Oreal
  • Sony
  • LK Bennett

Global opportunities

We encourage you to add an international experience to your degree by studying overseas for one semester during your second year (typically the autumn semester).

Surrey Business School currently has 23 exchange agreements spanning four continents. Our international partners include:

  • University of Sydney
  • Seoul National University
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • University of Victoria, Wellington
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Mannheim
  • Linkoping University

Our partners complement our commitment to excellence in teaching and research and enable students to enhance their international outlook. If you choose to study at one of the European partners, you will be eligible for an Erasmus grant.

Taking part in the exchange programme is an invaluable experience that will expand your knowledge of the global business world, broaden your horizons, enhance your CV and enrich your life on a personal and professional level.

Learn more about the Erasmus programme or discover where our global opportunities can take you.

2017 Entry requirements

What qualifications do you need?

A-level

BSc: AAA-AAB

MBus: AAA

We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers.

BTEC (QCF Level 3) Extended Diploma

BSc: D*DD-DDD

MBus: D*DD

European Baccalaureate

BSc: 76 per cent-75 per cent

MBus: 76 per cent

International Baccalaureate

BSc: 36-35 points

MBus: 36 points

Other international qualifications

If you are an international student and you don’t meet the entry requirements to this degree, we offer the International Foundation Year.

Select your country:

Required subjects

GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above and GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above (or international equivalent – see relevant country page).

Selection process

Offers are normally made in terms of grades.

Suitable candidates will be invited to an Applicant Day. During the visit to the University the candidate can find out more about the programme and meet staff and students.

English language requirements

6.5 IELTS minimum overall

6.0 IELTS minimum in each sub-skill

If you are an international student and you are concerned that your English is not to the required standard, you may benefit from the International Foundation Year, run by the Surrey International Study Centre.

Please note that the University of Surrey offers English language programmes and is also an IELTS Test Centre.

See 2016 entry information

Course Options

Qualification Course Length Professional Training UCAS code KIS code
BSc (Hons) 3 Years N120 View KIS data set
BSc (Hons) 4 Years N121 View KIS data set
MBus (Hons) 4 Years N125 View KIS data set
MBus (Hons) 5 Years N129 View KIS data set

Tuition fees

View a complete listing of all ongoing fees for our undergraduate programmes.

Fees for UK/EU students

Tuition fees are currently set at £9,000 per year for UK/EU undergraduates starting in 2017.

Fees for overseas students

Fees for 2017/2018 entry for students classed as overseas (for fees purposes) are being reviewed and will be available shortly.

Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.

The University will assess your fee status. If you are unsure whether you are likely to be considered a home, EU or overseas student for fees purposes, the UKCISA website offers more information.

Professional Training placement fees

Programmes marked with a tick in the table above include a Professional Training placement.

A reduced fee is charged for Professional Training placements.

Fees will not have to be paid up front for those eligible students who decide to take up the Government's loan for higher education fees. The Professional Training placement is a key factor in the high employability rates achieved by students with Surrey degrees.

Bursaries and scholarships

We're committed to making sure that we offer support for students who might need it.

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International students

Experienced staff in our International Student Office are available to help from the moment you consider studying at the University. We offer professional advice on immigration, visa issues, entry qualifications, pre-departure information, employment regulations and international student welfare.

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