School - Salford Business School
Subject area - Business and Management
UCAS Code: N120, N121 with placement year
Start Dates(s): September
Three years Full-time
Four years with work placement
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £13,320 per year
- Equips you with the expertise to excel in a global business landscape
- This course will provide you with a strong business education in preparation for a wide range of managerial careers
- Programme embeds international experience through an intensive project delivered in conjunction with a European partner university
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
International Business is a programme that aims to prepare graduates for successful careers in today’s global marketplace. With technology enabling people from all over the globe to connect and collaborate like never before, professionals who understand how different cultural and economic influences impact business are highly sought after by organisations around the world.
At Salford Business School, we put industry relevance at the core of all of our programmes, and International Business is no exception. The professional experience year, which takes place on completion of your second year, gives you the chance to gain real-world experience and put the cross-cultural management skills you have developed into practice.
A further opportunity for International Business students comes through our partnership with TAMK University in Finland. Through the dual award option, you have the chance to apply to study part of your course at Tampere University of Applied Sciences and graduate with two degrees.
This degree is also offered with a Foundation Year, visit www.salford.ac.uk/ug-courses/business-foundation-year for details.
I spent my international exchange semester in Finland, Tampere (TAMK University). There was so much I hoped to get from the exchange. I hoped to increase my knowledge within my study field, to explore a different culture and experience living life away from home, family and friends. I also, wanted to learn how to be independent while abroad. It’s fair to say, I managed to achieve what I had hoped for and many other things.Goodwill Ndlovu, BSc International Business
The curriculum delivered on the International Business programme is designed around the current needs of employers to prepare you for work at international organisations. From the outset, you’ll build an understanding of key international business concepts. As the course progresses, you’ll specialise through modules that meet your interests. There is the opportunity to gain international experience through the International Project module option in your second year of study.
With an advanced appreciation of different business cultures, working practices and strategies, you’ll graduate with cross-cultural management skills and the ability to engage critically with different social and economic environments.
This innovative module has been nominated for the Course and Curriculum Design award in the 2018 Guardian University Awards. One participant commented “It was thanks to this module that I gained a much better understanding of what employers are looking for and where I stand in comparison to that from the marks and feedback received… This proves to me I do have the experience and competencies sought after by employers. Realising this has really boosted my confidence.”
All of our BSc students can apply for a one year professional placement, which takes place between your second and last years of study.
This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of and over the last five years, 90% of Salford Business School undergraduates taking a one year placement secured a 2:1 or 1st class Honours degree.
We will help you find out about vacancies and make the right connections with high profile employers through regular events and presentations.
Here is just a small selection of the international companies our students have enjoyed placements with: UAB Global Business Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania, Texas Instruments in Munich, Germany, United Bulgarian Bank in Sofia, Bulgaria and Marriott Hotels in Brussels, Belgium.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.