The course

UCAS code
N2N1
Duration
4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

In Year 1 students on all International Business Management degrees follow a common course which provides a strong grounding in the principles of modern business management. Year 2 introduces the more functional areas of business and management including Marketing, HRM, Operations Management and Enterprise. In Years 3 and 4 students choose from a range of specialist Enterprise courses which allow them to tailor their degree to meet their particular career needs.

Detailed course information

Course content

Detailed course guide

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Management in a Global Context
  • Introductory Economics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Elective

Semester 2

  • Enterprise and its Business Environment
  • Business Skills - Professional Development Track
  • The Economy
  • Introduction to Finance

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Commercial Law
  • Intercultural Issues in Business Management

Semester 2

  • Operations Management
  • Management Theories in Practice - Professional Development Track
  • Enterprise: Concepts and Issues
  • Option or elective

Optional courses available include Business Entities, Organisational Behaviour, Marketing Perspectives.

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Business Research Methods
  • Business Venturing
  • Option
  • Option or elective

Semester 2

  • Strategic Management
  • Business Analysis and Consultancy - Professional Development Track
  • Innovation Management
  • Option or elective

Optional courses available include Project Management, Employment Law, Employment Relations, Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Communications.

Year 4

Semester 1

  • International Business
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Option
  • Management Dissertation 1 or Business Project 1

Semester 2

  • Approved Enterprise Option
  • Global Trends and Ethics - Professional Development Track
  • Marketing and Management in SMES or Social Enterprise
  • Management Dissertation 2 or Business Project 2

 

Approved Enterprise options include Business Ethics; High Growth Companies; Marketing & Management in SMEs; Social Enterprise; Changing Trends in Employment.

Optional courses available include Logistics; International Business Law; Diversity Management; Management Science; Digital Marketing; and Company Law.

Entry requirements

Year 1

Standard entry requirements
  • Highers AAAB (over two sittings)
  • A-Levels BBB
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points
  • BTEC DDM (Business preferred)
  • HNC B in graded unit (Business preferred)
  • HND B in graded unit (Business preferred)

Minimum entry requirements*

  • Highers BBBC
  • A-Levels BCC

* Minimum: under our Fair Access Policy, we will relax our standard entry requirements for Scottish students depending on their circumstances. Our minimum requirements will apply if you:

  • live in an area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20), or
  • are care experienced.

We can also make exceptions for some Scottish students with grades above minimum but below standard. Read more about our Minimum and standard entry requirements

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers BB including one of Accounting, Business, Economics or Maths, plus AAAB at Higher
  • A-Levels ABB including one of Accountancy, Business, Economics or Maths
  • Int. Baccalaureate 34 points (with Higher Level Business at 5)
  • HNC A in graded unit (Business)
  • HND BB in graded units (Business)
  • BTEC DDD (Business-related subjects preferred)

Year 3

  • HND AA in graded units (Business)

Additional information

English language requirements

  • If English is not your first language, you have to demonstrate that your English language ability is strong enough to succeed on your course. Please refer to our English language requirements.

Fees

Tuition fees for 2020 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales*** International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £15,080

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries (not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales).

*** 'Rest of the UK' (RUK) students entering at Level 1 receive a fee waiver of one year's tuition fee. Normally this will be the final year, or a year during which students study abroad (either at a partnership institution, or at one of Heriot-Watt's overseas campuses).

Additional costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your studies at Heriot-Watt over and above tuition fees in an academic year. Depending on your programme of study, these may include: protective equipment, field trips, professional memberships, studio fees, required course texts or other study resources.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2020

In addition to government loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.