BA (Hons) Business Management (International Business)

Intakes: October and February

Duration: 3 years full-time

Awarding Body: University of Bolton

UCAS code: 6104


This pathway combines business and management with a focus on the international, globalized working environment. Students of this pathway will build knowledge and skills related to the international dimension of the modern working world. The programme is designed for students working (or looking to work) for multinational companies dealing with a variety of cultures and countries.

The programme includes Global Economy which provides analysis of the global economy and the relationship between international business and other global business factors, International Business which examines the complex international business environment and Cross-Cultural Management which examines the impact of culture on management and performance. The 40-credit dissertation module will also be related to international business.

Entry requirements

104 UCAS tariff points.

GCSE English and mathematics at Grade C/4.

We welcome applications from international students and from those with non-traditional educational or professional qualifications, who shall be considered on their own merits.

International applicants whose first language is not English require an Academic IELTS score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each unit

Learning and assessment

The course emphasises active learning and facilitative teaching methods, through which students are expected to construct their own knowledge and understanding by engaging in supported processes of enquiry – often carried out in small groups – giving the opportunity for frequent and informal feedback. The course also encourages a participative approach to learning, including collaborative learning and peer review. Students explore business and management issues that are set in realistic contexts, allowing theory to be explored through interesting and challenging situations, thereby marrying critical enquiry with practical insights. Students are at the centre of the learning process, making their own connections between ideas and synthesis is encouraged, with the integration of knowledge from multiple subject areas.

Assessment is carried out at key points during teaching. Formative assessment with either verbal and/or written feedback is offered during each module. Written feedback is provided following summative assessment. Assessment tasks are linked to the objectives of each module and are normally completed by the end of each module. Types of assessment evidence can include assignments, projects, in-class tests and presentations.



These figures give an indication of how students learn and are assessed across the whole course. The weighting may vary from module to module.


First year

Academic and professional studies

The module aims to support students in developing cognitive, metacognitive, interpersonal, professional and academic skills to enable them to successfully engage with their study at undergraduate level. It is designed to assist students in adapting to the environment by developing appropriate study skills and linguistic competence in a subject specific context.

Economics for business

The module provides an insight into the economic theory and methodology of corporate business and facilitates the application of economic reasoning in analyzing contemporary businesses.

The module enforces the importance of continuously analyzing the economic environment, develops student’s ability to describe the explain contemporary economic issues and consider the potential impact of changes in the economic environment on individuals and organisations.

Introduction to business

The module introduces key principles and concepts on which business, management and finance practice are based. It also covers the role of corporate governance in organisations and the ethical issues faced by organisations and the individuals in them.

Introduction to finance

The aim of this module is to introduce students to fundamental concepts in finance, financial markets and financial accounting. The module explores the key areas of financial markets and financial decision making. It also promotes the understanding of how financial statements are constructed and ensures students have an appreciation of the usefulness and weaknesses of accounting information.

Legal aspects of business

This module aims to develop understanding of the general legal framework, and of specific legal areas relating to business. The module will cover knowledge related to some aspects of Business Law, for example: Employment Law, Law of Agency, Company Law and Intellectual Property Law.

Marketing principles

This module is designed to introduce the key concepts of marketing in organisations across the private, public and voluntary sectors. This module seeks to equip the students with the knowledge and understanding of the factors affecting the marketing environment and the role of marketing in any sector.


Second year

Business research

To provide the students with the ability to identify and apply appropriate research strategies and techniques for individual research on a project-based investigation that is relevant to professional development and practice.

Global economy

The module aims to provide an analysis of the global economy concept and relationships between international business and other factors in the global economy. The module will explore the evolving structure of the global economy and its economic underpinning.

Human resource management

The module aims to develop a critical appreciation of the relationship between organisational systems, processes and structures and the people who must manage in an organisational context. It helps students to understand how human resource management systems and policies enable managers to work effectively and efficiently in a range of different business environments. The module enables students to acquire knowledge needed to managing people and appreciate the importance of human resources to achieve organisational goals.

International business

The internationalisation of commerce and the world’s capital markets have spurred a growing interest in the impact and success of foreign businesses. Many business decisions are influenced by global events and constrained by international institutions and naive thinking about international politics, economics, cultures, exchange rates and foreign competitors can quickly have an adverse effect on a firm.

The module aims to provide an understanding of the complex environment in which international business takes place, the importance of adapting business operations and product/service differentiation and the ways companies deal with these challenges.

Marketing research

Modern day businesses depend upon good marketing research to inform decision making in many areas from product design and innovation to customer attitudes and satisfaction levels. This module will examine the principles of good marketing research looking at the disciplines necessary to construct and carry out detailed research that will tackle complex business and social issues. The module will present, describe, and critically evaluate research processes relevant for modern day businesses. The module will demonstrate the use of several qualitative and quantitative research methods popularly used by marketing research professionals.

Operations management

Conceptual frameworks and practical examples of how operations can be analysed in different environments.
This module is designed to enhance student involvement in the learning process using active learning techniques including group work, case studies and individual reflective journals.

Third year

Business analysis project

The Business Analysis module gives students the opportunity to combine investigation into an authentic business challenge with a more in-depth research report. The module integrates business knowledge accumulated during the course and gives an understanding of the application of business.

Cross-cultural management

The module provides students with a critical awareness of the complexity of the management of cultural diversity in the international business environment.

Students will develop an understanding of how culture impacts work-based relationships and organizational performance and will compare diverse cultural behavior and belief systems

Major project

The module provides an opportunity for an in-depth study at Level 6 of a topic within an area appropriate to the student. Overall the programme will culminate in the submission of a final written report which adheres to the normal academic conventions for dissertations.

Managing projects

This module considers the strategic nature of business projects from organizational and managerial perspectives. It equips students with the contemporary theory related to the practice of managing projects; the tools and processes used to evaluate and select projects and highlight successful approaches used by senior managers to deliver value and impact.

Strategic management

The module provides students with an understanding of the strategic management. It enables students to gain an appreciation of the internal and external environments which impact on organizations. operate, to identify resources and competences in the organisations and to evaluate different levels of strategic and managerial options.

Career opportunities

Our careers and employability services run sessions to help you to identify and improve your skills, follow your intrests and present yourself at your best to launch your career.

Our business and management graduates have gone on to work in diverse areas such as accounting, banking, education, HR, law, marketing and consultancy. Many also progress to postgraduate study, both at Amity and other universities in the UK and abroad.

Additional costs

Beyond the tuition fee there are no compulsory additional costs, though students ought to expect to bear the cost of standard consumables such as stationery and any personal printing or photocopying.

Students may access all necessray course texts through the physical and digital library provision. Computers are available to use at the library for e-mail, research and the writing and submitting of assessments.

Queries and enquiries

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