Response to Covid-19: Our focus is on providing a safe and welcoming learning environment and ensuring continued access to learning.

As a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and resulting social distancing requirements, we are intending to teach this course using a mix of on-campus and online learning activities. We continue to be guided by the Government to ensure our campus is Covid-secure. More information about our response to Covid-19 and FAQs are available here.

All information is accurate at the time of sharing. Courses starting in 2022 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future. Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

Overview

Most Fortune 500 companies have operations all around the world – all of them have international customers. Recent research by Auxadi (2021), which explored the expansion plans of 100 global businesses already operating in more than one jurisdiction, found that 97% of respondents were planning on expanding into new markets by the end of 2023.

The BSc (Hons) Global Business Management (Top-up) programme will develop your knowledge, understanding, application and critical evaluation of key subjects related to global business management. The internationalised curriculum will boost your awareness of the globally diverse environment in which modern businesses and management operate, preparing you for a career in the UK or around the world.

Key facts

  • Learn the theory and practice of responsible business and management in an international context
  • Learn how to effectively communicate to diverse audiences through a range of formats and media
  • Boost your personal and career progression with employability and academic-focused modules
  • Top up your existing qualification to a UK honours degree with direct entry onto Level 5 or 6
  • The Newcastle Business School is part of a select group of business schools worldwide, following accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting – the first in Europe to gain double accreditation

 

What will I study?

The BSc (Hons) Global Business Management programme has been designed specifically to provide you with a broad foundation of business and management knowledge while developing your understanding, application and critical evaluation of a broad range of subjects related to global business management.

The programme makes use of appropriate technologies to support and enhance your learning experience. These technologies include an online learning platform that provides access and supporting learning materials, where appropriate lecture capture is used to support and review your learning. Additional materials include an online reading list and guidance and direction for your independent learning.

How will I be taught and assessed?

  • Teaching is delivered through a mix of lectures, interactive seminars, computer-based workshops, and self-directed and group activities, totalling 9 hours per week.
  • You’re expected to engage in independent study, around 40 hours per week.
  • Assessments take place through coursework only.
  • Taught by experienced lecturers and academics who use their industry experience to demonstrate how theories translate into real-life situations.
  • Technology-enhanced learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course to guide your preparation for seminars and independent research
  • Benefit from weekly academic support sessions designed to build your ability and confidence as an academic learner
  • You will be assigned a guidance tutor at induction who you will meet regularly during your studies

Careers and further study

Graduates of this programme are well placed to progress into successful business and management roles, with typical jobs including:

  • International Operations Manager
  • International Project Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Global Business Analyst
  • International Business Developer

This programme will boost your employability outcomes by providing you with a key set of sought-after skills. At Northumbria, you will develop critical reflection, self-learning, collaboration, curiosity, and the ability to apply your knowledge to solve problems in sustainable and ethical ways.

Graduates of this programme will also be ready to specialise further through postgraduate studies in Business and Management related Master’s programmes in UK or abroad.

  • Start in 2022/23
  • Start in 2023/24

Academic & English requirements

  Academic entry criteria English language requirements
Year Two (Level 5) Level 4 qualification with a pass grade in a business and management-related field IELTS 6.0 with no element less than 5.5 (or approved equivalent)
Year Three (Level 6) BTEC HND/Foundation Degree or equivalent in a related subject *

 

*If you have taken a BTEC HND programme, we will usually expect you to have performed to an average of Merit standard. If you have taken a Foundation Degree, we will be looking for performance to Commendation level, or 60% average. Applicants holding a relevant business and management qualification in addition to one of the following will also be considered: DipHE, any Level 5 award such as Certificate, Diploma or NVQ.

Level 4 (Year One) entry: If you have good High School Grades or equivalent and IELTS 5.5 with no element less than 5.5, you can apply to study the International Year One.

Please note Level 4 Entry (International Year One) Business will be available from July 2022. Please speak with your representative or get in touch via the enquiry form for more details.

Non-standard entry: Please note that applicants without formal qualifications yet with appropriate work experience are also encouraged to apply. Non-standard qualifications/work experience will need to be considered on an individual basis.

International entry equivalencies

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Please visit our entry requirements page for country-specific qualifications.

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  • Year One
  • Year Two
  • Year Three

International Year One (Level 4)

Students with good high school grades (or equivalent),  joining on Level 4 will study our International Year One.

Please note Level 4 Entry (International Year One) Business will be available from July 2022. Please speak with your representative or get in touch via the enquiry form for more details.

Year Two (Level 5)

Students holding a Level 4 qualification in a business and management-related field, can directly join the programme on the Year Two (Level 5).

This module will support your transition into UK higher education by developing your specific skills and attributes to both manage your studies and communicate your ideas effectively within the academic community.

In this module, you will learn how to effectively manage your studies; how to find appropriate information, develop your academic voice across different communication styles and grow your critical and ethical skills.

You will examine the process of recruitment and selection, and be supported in the production of CVs, cover letters and the use of psychometric tests to ensure that you make an impactful application to any employer.

This module introduces research methods and analysis, including topics such as study design, participant selection, data collection, data handling and storage and presentation of research findings.

You will learn how to apply quantitative and qualitative methods, covering key techniques including focus groups to collect data, supported by analysis methods including content analysis and thematic analysis. You will also learn to use a range of appropriate software tools, including Excel and SPSS.

Whether you progress to be a manager or into any role dealing with people, this module will provide both the theory and practice of HR functions. It will equip you with a practical overview of core HR areas, including recruitment and selection, performance management, total reward, managing absence and well-being.

Managers are likely to play a crucial part in several core HR processes, such as ensuring they have the right people on their teams who can perform effectively.

This module allows you to learn about business decisions in the context of contemporary digital business examples. You will consider strategies, such as the subscription models used by Spotify, and online marketing tools used throughout the customer journey.

You will develop an appreciation of core metrics that allow businesses to assess their marketing success in real-time. You will also have the chance to explore how supply chain systems are designed to meet the challenges of today’s digital business.

The internal business and management contexts are likely to be extremely relevant in any organisation you join.

This module will allow you to understand and explore key strategic decision-making aspects and their interface with cultural contexts, including:

  • International market entry and growth
  • Communicating across cultures
  • International business protocol
  • Ethics and responsible business
  • Managing the value chain in international business

This module addresses a crucial complementary issue: how to retain and develop customers over time to build customer loyalty. Once an organisation has a new customer, they have opportunities to deliver a positive customer

experience, increase their knowledge of the customer over time and ultimately build customer loyalty. This requires organisations to consider appropriate ways of delivering customer satisfaction in a cost-effective manner, building insightful customer databases, rewarding loyal customers and collating and responding to customer feedback. Should these things be done successfully, organisations can benefit from satisfied customers who spread positive word of mouth and ignore the approaches of competitors.

In this module, you’ll apply the above ideas relating to customer satisfaction, databases and responding to customer feedback to real organisations. You will develop practical knowledge for how companies can deliver a high-quality customer experience across both online and offline business models.

Year Three (Level 6)

Students with HND merit standard or Foundation Degree in a related field can join the programme directly on Level 6 and top-up their qualification to an honours degree in one year.

This programme is not available to join at Level 6 in this academic year. Please refer to our existing Level 6 Top-Ups to explore your options.

All modules on this course are core and 20 credits unless otherwise stated.

 

Tuition fee 2022/23

  • UK/Home students: £9,250 per annum
  • International students: £16,500 per annum

This course is eligible for student finance through Student Finance England (for eligible home students). For more information, please visit our dates & fees page.

Please note that your tuition fees do not include the cost of course books that you may choose to purchase, stationery, printing and photocopying, accommodation, living expenses, travel or any other extracurricular activities. As a Northumbria University London Campus student, you will have full access to our online digital library with over 400,000 e-books and 50,000 electronic journals.

The modules you will study do not require you to purchase additional textbooks although we recommend you allow an additional £250 for the duration of your studies should you choose to purchase any additional reading materials.

Your tuition fees cover far more than your time in class with our expert academics, it covers the cost of providing you with excellent services and student experience.

  • Contact time in class – typically in lectures, seminars and tutorials
  • Access to facilities, including computers, on-campus Wi-Fi, printers, vending machines, quiet study spaces
  • The support of our Careers & Employment Service who help you to become more employable, secure placements and run workshops
  • Academic support – our ACE Team run multiple sessions on academic writing, presenting, exam techniques throughout the semester, as well as 1-2-1 appointments and drop-in sessions
  • Student support services such as our Ask4Help Service. Find out more about the services available to you on our Student Support page
  • Access to online resources, including a 24/ 7 Library with over 400,000 e-books and 50,000 electronic journals.

 

Scholarships and bursaries for international students

Depending on the country you are from, you may be eligible for a country bursary and/or scholarship when studying this undergraduate programme.

All of our scholarships and bursaries are automatically applied when we process your application and one of our team will be able to confirm your eligibility.

Scholarships and bursaries

Payment plans for self-funded students

If you need support to spread the cost of your tuition, you may be eligible for our payment plan.

Payment plans

How to find out more

Enquire now to find more information about the course, studying with us, the application process, and to ask any other questions you may have.

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How to apply

Direct applications – international students

We strongly recommend that you submit your application as early as possible to allow you to complete all of the preparations needed to study in the UK. After receiving an offer it can take time to arrange your finances and apply for your visa and it is important that you arrive in good time to enrol on your course. Please refer to the Dates and Fees page.

You can apply online to study the BSc (Hons) Global Business Management. This method allows you to upload your supporting documents at the time of application and automatically receive your student application number.

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Supporting documents

For us to assess your application in a timely manner, it is important that you provide us with the following documents:

  • Fully completed application form
  • Personal email address must be included on the application form
  • Transcripts and/or certificates (including a certified translation if not English)
  • Passport – copy of personal details page
  • Proof of financial sponsorship if applicable
  • Reference
  • Confirmation of immigration history including copies of previous and current visas if applicable

You can check more information on how to apply here, including guidelines for the application forms.

Course Information

Level of study:

Undergraduate degrees

2022/23 Tuition fee:

UK/Home Fee: £9,250 per annum
International Fee: £16,500 per annum

Entry requirements:

Entry points directly onto Year 2 and 3 available

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent

Mode of study:

Full-time classroom

Duration:

1-2 years (depending on entry point)

Assessment methods:

Coursework

Scholarship or bursaries:

Available

Student finance:

Available

Payment plan:

Available

Starts:

September 2023, January 2024

Next application deadline

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