International Business Management BSc (Hons) – 2019 entry
Why choose this course
At Surrey Business School, we are renowned for our world-class research, dynamic learning environment and strong industry links.
Our BSc International Business Management course offers a large choice of elective modules and gives you the opportunity to explore our globalised economy and how organisations of all sizes start, run and thrive in international markets.
As a student of Surrey Business School, you will also get hands-on experience with real businesses and gain entrepreneurial and life skills that will allow you to accelerate your innovative thinking into practice, opening up a wide range of career opportunities.
What you will study
You will study organisations, their management and the global environment in which they operate, giving you a comprehensive business management education with an international perspective, ideal if you have a global outlook and international aspirations.
You’ll get 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 global players. You will also build 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.
|Qualification||Course length||Foundation year||Professional Training||UCAS||KIS code|
|BSc (Hons)||36 months||N120||View KIS data set|
|BSc (Hons)||48 months||N121||View KIS data set|
|BSc (Hons)||48 months||N122||View KIS data set|
|BSc (Hons)||60 months||N123||View KIS data set|
Professional Training placements
As part of this course you have the option to complete a Professional Training placement. These will give you the opportunity to develop your professional, academic and personal potential, equipping you to be adaptable, resilient, globally minded, confident, entrepreneurial and digitally savvy in the workplace. These qualities are widely recognised by employers and a significant proportion of placement students at Surrey are offered graduate-level jobs or go onto postgraduate study.
Find out more about Professional Training placements and discover how these have transformed our students’ lives and career choices.
International Business Management 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:
- MCI Group (Brussels)
- Bank of England
- Discovery Networks International
- The Walt Disney Company.
Applying for placements
Professional Training placements are usually applied for and secured via an open and free-to-all process, within which students can select and apply for numerous opportunities. Placement providers use their own recruitment and selection procedures and the majority of students will secure their placement in this way. However, support is also provided to students wishing to source their own placement, subject to university requirements being met.
Students are generally not placed by the University, however they are given thorough support and guidance alongside access to a vacancy portal representing thousands of placement opportunities each year. Please be aware there may be travel costs incurred when attending interviews and assessment centres at the placement provider’s premises.
BSc (Hons) - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
BSc (Hons) - Institute of Export and International Trade (IOEIT)
This programme is accredited by the Institute of Export and International Trade.
Careers and graduate prospects
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.
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. Graduates over the last few years have secured roles such as:
- Operations Director, LV Caspian Ltd
- Public Relations Manager, Dusit Thani Bangkok
- Financial Planner, China Securities Co
- Change Manager, IBM
- Management Consultant, PwC
- Account Manager, Capgemini
- Marketing Executive, Microsoft.
Study and work abroad
We give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities or by completing a Professional Training placement abroad. In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV. Visit our global exchanges pages to check where you can go.
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), to enrich your international experiences and cross-cultural awareness.
We also offer the opportunity to learn a new language for free with our Global Graduate Award.
The University has exchange agreements with many universities worldwide, some of which are specific to the Surrey Business School. Our international partners for international business include:
- University of Sydney
- Ryerson University, Canada
- Nanyang Technological University
- University of Victoria, Wellington
- University of Hong Kong
- Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands
- Linkoping University
- University of Cincinnati
- University of Queensland.
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 may 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.
Terms and conditions
When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations, and our terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are provided in two stages: first when we make an offer and second when students who have accepted their offers register to study at the University. View our offer terms and conditions and our generic registration terms and conditions as a guide as to what to expect.
Please note: our offer terms and conditions will be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course.
This online prospectus has been prepared and published in advance of the academic year to which it applies. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content or additional costs) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a course with us. Read more.
Campus locationStag Hill
Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught.
As part of this course you have the option to complete a Professional Training placement which would require attendance off campus, depending on where you secure your placement.