Why study Business at Warwick?
- At Warwick Business School, creativity runs through our teaching and learning. Our top ten ranked* undergraduate programme contains a module called CORE Practice that enables you to develop your academic, personal and employability skills through a range of innovative teaching methods including our virtual WbsLive classroom.
- We attract students with talent and ambition: the socially responsible leaders of tomorrow. Our 35,000+ graduates provide an active alumni network which offers valuable career and networking opportunities. The WBS LinkedIn Group is the largest online business school community in Europe, a place for all alumni, staff and students to share ideas and interact. Our extended business school building brings all of our undergraduate and postgraduate students together in one vibrant, integrated hub.
- We are popular with leading employers including UBS, Deloitte and IBM. Some of our students undertake integrated work placements and we have dedicated careers professionals to help you make successful applications for graduate opportunities.
* The Guardian 2016 league table, The Times and The Sundays Times Good University Guide 2016 and Complete University Guide 2016
BSc International Business
Warwick Business School
Why study at Warwick
A view from our academics
What will I learn?
This four-year course enables you to develop your language skills in a business context and to use them during a year abroad. We guarantee and organise a study placement for you in your third year at one of our leading international partner business schools in Europe, Canada and Latin America. Alternatively you can choose to find your own work placement abroad with our support. The course is designed to help you develop advanced language capabilities and a strong self-awareness, as well as skills in communication, teamwork, problem-solving, numeracy, IT and business management.
In your first year you study eight core business modules, plus two core language & culture modules in German. In your second and final year you will continue your language tuition and will also be able to choose from more than 70 subjects within WBS, including marketing, HR, law, finance and behavioural science, and subjects from other departments such as Economics or foreign languages.
How will I learn?
Teaching is delivered via lectures and seminars. Lectures will be in larger groups of 200-450 in your first year, and seminars (also known as tutorials) are taught in smaller groups of around 20-25. As you progress to your second and final years you will find that some of the lectures are smaller as you all follow different optional modules.
You will have around 15 hours of lecture and seminar contact time with WBS academics and will be expected to complete around 20 hours of private study per week. This may include preparing for seminars and lectures by reading set texts, working through problem sets, participating in group work, writing essays and reports, and revising for tests and examinations.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a combination of examinations and on-going assessments, which may include essays, research assignments, projects, case study analysis, class tests, presentations and group work.
What opportunities are there to study abroad?
Your course includes a compulsory study placement, normally in your third year, at one of our leading international partner business schools in Europe. Alternatively you can choose to find your own work placement abroad with our support.
A Level AAA, including German or at least CEFR B2 in German in all four language skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking. You must also have a GCSE grade A in Mathematics and GCSE grade A in at least one humanities or social science subject.
International Baccalaureate 38 points overall, including Higher Level 5 in German or at least CEFR B2 in German in all four language skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking. You must also have a GCSE grade A (or equivalent) in Mathematics and GCSE grade A (or equivalent) in at least one humanities or social science subject.
Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
Warwick International Foundation Programe 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 page.
General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking at A or AS level.
A level or IB Higher Level 5 in German or at least CEFR B2 in German in all four language skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking. You must also have a GCSE grade A in Mathematics and GCSE grade A in at least one humanities or social science subject.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry are welcomed.
Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.
Open Days Departmental Open Days are held for offer-holders at least twice in the spring term. Bookable information sessions are held throughout the year for anyone wanting to find out more about our courses. Visit www.warwick.ac.uk/wbsinfosessions for more information. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.
What modules can I study?
In your first year modules could include Introduction to Financial Accounting; Quantitative Analysis for Management; Language; Foundations of Financial Management; Management Organisations and Society; Operations Management; CORE Practice; Markets, Marketing and Strategy and Integrative Project.
Second year modules could include Economics for Business; Language; Global Environment of Business; Economics of Strategy; Global Integrative Project; Governance and Social Environment of Business, as well as a selection of elective modules.
Your third will be spent abroad and you will return to WBS for your fourth your, in which you could study Business and Society in Europe; Critical Issues in Management; Business and Society in Europe and a selection of elective modules.
*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
Some of our recent graduate destinations include:
Trading Analyst, Goldman Sachs; Finance Analyst, Amazon; Logistics Analyst, Jaguar Landrover; Assistant Auditor, KPMG Audit LLP; Merchandising Executive, Abercrombie & Fitch. Some graduates have chosen to start their own businesses or work with other start-ups.
A level: AAA, including German or at least CEFR B2 in German in all four language skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking.
IB: 38 points overall, including Higher Level 5 in German or at least CEFR B2 in German in all four language skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking.
You must also have a GCSE grade A (or equivalent) in Mathematics and GCSE grade A (or equivalent) in at least one humanities or social science subject.
Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)
4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)
Warwick Business School
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
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Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. For further information on the typical additional costs you should contact the department administering the course.
This information is applicable for 2017 entry.