Why study this course
Spend a semester abroad
Adventure into a new culture; open your mind to new ideas and experiences.
Learn from the best
Benefit from expertise and support of research-active staff in a school with the highest possible score for research environment.
Open up a world of possibilities
Tackle unique, globally relevant business challenges setting you up to work around the world.
The globalisation of economies across the world means businesses operate on an international level to meet the growing demand for goods and services. As organisations find ways to respond to these demands, employees with responsible international management expertise are in high demand.
Our BSc Business Management (International Management) is designed to equip you with practical skills and professional confidence for a successful career in a multinational corporation.
You’ll develop international management expertise from our team of researchers and business practitioners. They’ll introduce you to the principles of multiculturalism, ethics and morality and practices like cultural marketing, international business logistics and human resource management.
With their support, you’ll build a skill set to respond to current developments and challenges in business and society, as you learn to consider the social, economic and ethical implications of managerial decision making.
We accept a combination of A-levels and other qualifications, as well as equivalent international qualifications subject to entry requirements. Typical offers are as follows:
Extended/International Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ/IPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.
This grade range reflects our typical standard and contextual offers. We carefully consider your contextual data (the circumstances in which you've been studying) upon application. Eligible students applying for this course will be given an offer at the lower end of the advertised grade range.
34-32 overall or 666-665 in 3 HL subjects.
From September 2023, there will be a new qualification called the Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales (level 3). This qualification will replace the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (Welsh Baccalaureate). The qualification will continue to be accepted in lieu of one A-Level (at the grades listed above), excluding any specified subjects.
Other qualifications from inside the UK
DDD-DDM in a BTEC Extended Diploma in Business.
D in T Level Accounting or Finance.
Additional entry requirements
Please see our admissions policies for more information about the application process.
Tuition fees for 2023 entry
Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on your fee status. Your fee status could be home, island or overseas.
Fees for home status
We are currently awaiting confirmation on tuition fees for the 2023/24 academic year. Fees for the previous year were £9,000.
Students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland
We are currently awaiting confirmation on tuition fees for the 2023/24 academic year.
Fees for island status
Learn more about the undergraduate fees for students from the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.
Fees for overseas status
We are currently awaiting confirmation on tuition fees for the 2023/24 academic year.
There are no additional costs
We have a range of residences to suit your needs and budget. Find out more on our accommodation pages.
We're based in one of the UK's most affordable cities. Find out more about living costs in Cardiff.
This is a three-year full-time programme, consisting 120 credits a year. All Students, regardless of route, take a common Year 1, which does not count towards the final degree classification. At the end of Year 1, you have the option to either stay with the BSc Business Management (International Management) degree or to move to one of the other Business Management programmes if you have developed an interest in another area.
In Years 2 and 3, compulsory modules are determined by the choice of route but you also choose optional modules from an approved list enabling you to further tailor the degree to your interests.
The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2023/2024 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2023.
Get to grips with the fundamentals on our universal business management first year.
We’ll introduce you to disciplines including accounting, technology and economics alongside classmates from our marketing, human resources and logistics and operations pathways.
|Module title||Module code||Credits|
|Society and Economy||BS1001||20 credits|
|Operations Management||BS1002||10 credits|
|Introduction to Accounting||BS1503||20 credits|
|Management: Theory and Evidence||BS1511||20 credits|
|People in Organisations||BS1529||20 credits|
|Technology and the Digital Age||BS1532||10 credits|
Combine theory and practice as your understanding of the basics grow.
You’ll discover how the practices of multiculturalism and human resource management intersect with organisational behaviour, marketing and strategy while building a comprehensive understanding of the international business landscape.
Complement your specialist knowledge with optional modules in purchasing and supply, finance and buyer behaviour.
|Module title||Module code||Credits|
|Purchasing and Supply Management||BS2001||20 credits|
|Excellence in Managing Operations||BS2003||20 credits|
|Logistics Networks||BS2004||10 credits|
|Project Management||BS2005||10 credits|
|Inferential Statistics, Statistical Modelling and Survey Methods||BS2506||20 credits|
|Performance and Financial Management||BS2517||20 credits|
|Business, Government and Society||BS2518||20 credits|
|Employment Relations||BS2534||20 credits|
|Buyer Behaviour||BS2535||20 credits|
|Marketing Research||BS2539||20 credits|
Put your knowledge to the test as you encounter current and emerging issues in international business.
Modules in strategy and international human resource management will preface opportunities to tailor your degree to your career ambitions.
The University is committed to providing a wide range of module options where possible, but please be aware that whilst every effort is made to offer choice this may be limited in certain circumstances. This is due to the fact that some modules have limited numbers of places available, which are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, while others have minimum student numbers required before they will run, to ensure that an appropriate quality of education can be delivered; some modules require students to have already taken particular subjects, and others are core or required on the programme you are taking. Modules may also be limited due to timetable clashes, and although the University works to minimise disruption to choice, we advise you to seek advice from the relevant School on the module choices available.
Learning and assessment
Our teaching is heavily informed by research and combines academic rigour with practical relevance. Internationally recognised faculty, who are at the forefront of knowledge within their field, bring the lessons learned from their most recent research into the classroom, giving you access to critical business thinking and contemporary real life examples and scenarios.
We will provide your teaching and learning resources, and will be responsive to your needs and views. For your part, you will need to put in the necessary amount of work both during and outside formal teaching sessions, and make good use of the facilities provided.
Most modules involve a mixture of lectures and small group teaching (called classes, seminars, workshops or tutorials).
Lectures provide an overview of the key concepts and frameworks for a topic, equipping you to carry out independent research for the seminars and to develop your own ideas. Seminars provide an opportunity for you to explore the ideas outlined in the lectures. Seminars may take various formats, including plenary group discussion, small-group work and student-led presentations.
How will I be supported?
You will be allocated a personal tutor at the beginning of your studies. Normally, your personal tutor will teach on your own degree course and you will keep the same personal tutor throughout your course.
Your personal tutor will be able to give you advice on academic issues, including module choice and assessment. If you encounter any problems which affect your studies, your personal tutor should always be your first point of contact; they will be able to put you in touch with the wide range of expert student support services provided by the University and the Students' Union as appropriate. You are required to meet with your personal tutor three points during each academic year but you are also encouraged to get in touch with them at any other point if you need help or advice.
For day-to-day information, the staff of our Undergraduate Student Hub are available, in person, by telephone or by email, from 8am to 6pm each weekday during term time to answer your questions.
You will have access through the Learning Central website to relevant multimedia material, presentations, lecture handouts, bibliographies, further links, electronic exercises and discussion circles.
The University offers a range of services including the Careers Service, the Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Service, the Student Support Service, and excellent libraries and resource centres.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment methods vary from module to module but, across your degree scheme as a whole, you can expect a mixture of exams, coursework, essays, practical work, presentations, and individual and group projects.
We will provide you with regular feedback on your work. This comes in a variety of formats including oral feedback, personalised feedback on written work, and generic written feedback.
You will be given general feedback following each examination period and will be able to discuss your overall performance with your personal tutor.
Careers and placements
We are committed to helping you achieve your professional ambitions, providing you with the skills, curiosity and confidence to make your mark in a competitive job market. Whether you have a clear idea of what you’d like to do after university, or no idea at all, we have the tools and support to guide you.
Our graduates go on to a range of industries and professions including banking and finance management, logistics and supply chain management, UK Government and Civil Service, and data analysis.
Within the Business School we have a dedicated Careers Centre offering bespoke business-specific support, including industry placements, internships, work experience and insights.
You’ll benefit from career consultations, interview and CV writing workshops, industry-specific events and specialist psychometric assessment and broad skills training.
- Business Analyst
- HR Manager
- Marketing Executive
- Production Manager
We recognise the importance of gaining work experience during your studies. Our dedicated Placements Manager offers advice on available work placements, internships, work experience and opportunities to enhance your CV and broaden your horizons. Support with job applications and interview techniques is also available from our in-house Careers Consultant.
As a student on one of our Business Management programmes, and if you achieve a 60% average in your first year (with no fails), you will be invited to apply for our BSc Business Management with Integrated Work Placement.
This unique and innovative programme provides a combination of theoretical ideas and practical techniques providing a thorough grounding for a variety of careers in a range of management functions, such as marketing and human resource management, as well as in general management.
The programme offers:
- 20 week work placement in the second semester of year two (affording you the opportunity to explore and evidence the core business management disciplines in a real life work setting)
- Local business experience in organisations such as Admiral, Transport for Wales, Deloitte, HSBC, Barclays, Wales and West Utilities, NHS Wales, and the DVLA.
- Credit-bearing experience
- Paid placement (£250/ week on average)
- Practical work-based experience
- A contract that can be extended by mutual consent
If you decide that you would like to undertake a year-long placement, you can either apply to one of our ‘with Professional Placement Year’ programmes or transfer into one at any time up until the end of your second year of study. The placement is undertaken in the third year of a four-year degree programme.
To give students the opportunity to gain a global perspective, we offer four year degree programmes “with a Year Abroad”. You may apply during your second year for a place on these programmes and if you are successful you will transfer to the four year degree scheme. The Year Abroad will then become an integral part of the degree.
We have exchange agreements with high ranking Business Schools and universities worldwide where you will study modules that are taught and assessed in English. A list of partner institutions, all of which offer modules taught in English, can be found on our website.
Our Exchange team and the University Global Opportunity Centre work closely with students in preparation for and during their studies abroad.
HESA Data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2021. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data. Data is from the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20, published by HESA in June 2022.