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International Management (BSc) (Course full)


Please note: this course is full for 2019 entry.


Full-time 2019 entry, AAA, IB 38

This course provides the opportunity for you to study or work abroad as part of your degree, while gaining a broad knowledge of business and management.

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Run by Warwick Business School, this four year course is designed to equip you with a broad knowledge of business and management and the knowledge and employability skills for a successful career in global business. Your third year will be spent abroad, in either a partner institution and/or working on an approved work placement. This boosts your academic, personal and professional development, and enables you to build your global network.

The international element will help develop your ability to operate across cultural boundaries and embrace different perspectives. You’ll also have flexibility to either generalise or specialise in your chosen field.

We have partnered with over 50 institutions in over 20 countries around the world for your year abroad. Current partnerships are offered in Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, North America, Russia, Singapore, South Korea and various countries across Europe.

In your fourth year you will return to WBS to complete your studies, confident and empowered by your overseas experience.

You can tailor your degree towards your career aspirations by selecting elective modules from WBS and other University of Warwick departments. This provides the opportunity to specialise in a particular area or to take a broader approach to your studies.

You will learn in a variety of ways – primarily through a mixture of lectures, seminars, workshops and online learning.

Contact hours

This varies by year but you will have approximately 15 hours per week of class time, plus student support and feedback hours.

Class size

Class sizes vary by module: there can be up to 500 students in lectures (mainly year 1) and then around 25 in seminars. Some electives are much smaller.

You will be assessed through a combination of end of year examinations and on-going assessments, which may include essays, research assignments, projects, case study analysis, class tests, presentations and group work. The final degree classification is determined by your second and final year marks and each contributes 50%.

You will spend a year learning abroad, with a guaranteed study placement at one of our partner institutions in countries such as China, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, USA, Russia, Australia, France, Italy and Spain. Alternatively, you may choose to work overseas. Previously our students have completed work placements with companies such as IBM, Clarins, Peugeot, L’Oreal and Colgate-Palmolive.

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manya"I love what I'm doing, especially since I got to choose my modules. I'd really recommend this degree [International Management] if you're interested in working in the corporate world."

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A level AAA - you will also need a GCSE grade A/ grade 7 in Mathematics and GCSE grade A/grade 7 in at least one humanities or social science subject.

IB 38

You will also need to meet our English Language requirements.

Contextual data and differential offers: Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

  • Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP website.
  • We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
  • Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.

    Open Days All students who have been offered a place are invited to visit. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

Year 1
  • CORE: Foundation Skills and Debates

  • Accounting for Business

  • Foundations of Financial Management

  • Economics for Business

  • Management, Organisations and Society

  • Principles of Marketing and Strategy

  • Business Statistics

  • Business Analytics, Digital Ventures or Governance, Politics and Corporate Accountability

Descriptions of these modules are available here.

Year 2
  • CORE: Global Environment of Business
  • CORE: Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • CORE: Critical Issues in Management
  • Operations Management
  • Elective modules x5

Descriptions of these modules are available here.

Year 3

Year abroad

Year 4
  • CORE: Critical Issues in Management (double module)
  • International Perspectives in Business and Managemen
  • Elective modules x5

Descriptions of these modules are available here.

Selection of optional modules that current students are studying:

International Marketing; Auditing, Governance and Accountability; Behavioural Economics; Supply Chain Management; Law for Entrepreneurs; Operations Excellence; Banks and Financial Systems; Derivatives and Risk Management; Styles of Coaching and Team Leadership.

Our dedicated WBS CareersPlus team provides specialised careers services solely for WBS students including:

  • 1-2-1 careers coaching
  • Career planning and preparation workshops
  • Employer events
  • Work placements and internships.

Our workshops cover all aspects of the job application process, from creating your CV to preparing for interviews and assessment centres. Tailored sessions, such as ‘What job is right for you?’ can help you to plan your future career and actions. If you have a question about writing applications, wish to explore your career options, or need to prepare for interviews and assessment centres, our 1-2-1 careers appointments with dedicated careers staff can help you, right here in WBS.

We organise and facilitate employer events on summer internships, year-in-industry placements and graduate opportunities. We also host employer-led skills workshops and run informal networking sessions. Bespoke employer events organised specifically for our students have seen the likes of EY, L’Oréal, Aldi, Johnson & Johnson, Royal Bank of Scotland, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Accenture and Aston Martin visit WBS, providing students with great networking opportunities and links to top local, national and international brands.

Here are some examples of the companies our students have worked at while on their placement:

  • EY
  • ESSO
  • PwC
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • MGH Technology solutions
  • RSM.

What do our graduates do?

  • Audit Associate
  • ACA Graduate Trainee
  • Accountant
  • Accounts Associate
  • Acturial Associate
  • Analyst
  • Assurance Associate
  • Auditor
  • Equity Research Analyst
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Trainee Chartered Accountant.

Where do our graduates work?

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • FTI Consulting
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • JP Morgan
  • KPMG
  • PwC
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • RSA Associates
  • The National Audit Office.

A level AAA - you will also need a GCSE grade A/ grade 7 in Mathematics and GCSE grade A/grade 7 in at least one humanities or social science subject.

IB 38


Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)

4 years full time

Start Date
24 September 2019

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry and a year abroad

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Additional costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.

This information is applicable for 2019 entry.

Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply. Please read our terms and conditions to find out more.