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International Management (BSc) (Full-Time, 2020 Entry)

International Management (BSc)

International Management (BSc)



  • UCAS Code
  • N290
  • Qualification
  • BSc
  • Duration
  • 4 years full-time
  • Entry Requirements
  • A level: AAA
  • IB: 38
  • (See full entry
  • requirements below)


Studying International Management (BSc) encourages a wide range of relevant, highly transferable and sought-after skills. These help to prepare you for the challenges you will face after university; everything from a career in a multinational corporation to starting and running your own business.


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. 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.

You will spend a year learning abroad, with a 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. You will also attend a workshop in Term Two at an appropriate location near to where you are studying/working.

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 One) 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.

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

Additional requirements: 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 One
  • CORE: Foundations, Skills and Debates
  • Accounting for Business
  • Foundations of Financial Management
  • Management, Organisations and Society
  • Principles of Marketing and Strategy
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Analytics, Digital Ventures or Governance, Politics and Corporate Accountability
Year Two
  • CORE: Global Environment of Business
  • CORE: Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Operations Management
  • Elective modules x5
Year Three

Year abroad

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

Graduates from Warwick Business School have gone on to work for employers including: Amazon, Capgemini Consulting, Deutsche Bank, EON, GE, Google, Microsoft, Paypal, Santander UK and Volkswagen Group.

They have pursued careers such as: business sales executives; information technology and telecommunications professionals and management consultants and business analysts.

Helping you find the right career

WBS has its own dedicated careers team called WBS CareersPlus. We work solely for WBS students to support them in understanding themselves and their strengths, identifying possible career paths, setting and achieving their career ambitions. We help to boost your employability and prepare for a career. We offer personalised 1 to 1 careers coaching and advice, as well as group workshops and employer events throughout the year. Previous examples include:

  • Writing an effective CV
  • How to network with employers skills workshop
  • Internships and Placements opportunities employer event
  • Careers Fairs and informal networking opportunities with employers
  • Sector events with industry speakers, for students who want to pursue a career in a specific sector such as Marketing, Finance and Banking

Find out more about our Careers & Skills Services here.

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

Additional requirements: You will also need to meet our English Language requirements.

UCAS code
N290

Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Department
Warwick Business School

Duration
4 years full-time

Start date
28 September 2020

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Additional course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. Students who choose to complete a work placement will pay reduced tuition fees for their third year.

This information is applicable for 2020 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.

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